I discovered the world of podcasts about six months ago. I don't know what took me so long! While I listen to a variety of them, I've found that my favorites are the ones about books. I thought I'd share the three bookish podcasts I listen to, as well as some of the books I've recently added to my TBR because of them (that's the only problem with them - my TBR is certainly not shrinking!). And to compound that problem, I'd love if you would share some of the bookish podcasts you enjoy listening to so I can join in!
This podcast is hosted by Andrew and Craig. Each week, one of them reads a book that's been out for a while, and then they discuss it. They give some background of the work and the author. They discuss good parts, bad parts, confusing parts, funny parts, and everything in between. I've been picking and choosing which episodes I listen to in their archives because I only listen to ones about books I've already read (don't want any spoilers!). This podcast is informative and hilarious. (And Craig has the best laugh ever.)
This podcast is hosted by Anne Bogel, a.k.a. Modern Mrs. Darcy. Each week, she interviews someone and asks them for three books they love and one book they hate. She then recommends three books she thinks they would enjoy based on their tastes. I wasn't so sure about this podcast when I first started it - why would I care about book recommendations for someone else? But it quickly pulled me in, and I am devouring the archives. Three books I recently added to my TBR because of this podcast are: (Click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page.)
This podcast is hosted by Sarah Mackenzie. It's all about children's literature, both picture books and middle grade books. She interviews authors and illustrators and audiobook narrators. She discusses how to spread the love of reading to your own children. Of all the sections in a bookstore or library, children's literature is the most dangerous for me. I want to come home with ALL THE BOOKS. I don't know if that's because I was a teacher, or because I'm still an eleven-year-old at heart. Either way, this podcast is amazing and delightful. My TBR has grown substantially because of this podcast!
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.