Sunday, February 9, 2014

Reading Envy Podcast 002: Return of the Euthanized Book

On our second episode, we were joined by Bryan Alexander.  Bryan is a writer, researcher, and educational futurist, but we have always been intrigued by his reading knowledge. 

There were some surprising synergies between the three of us and the books we wanted to talk about - historical points of significant change, virtual reality and plugging into a system, and books about books!

Bryan brought three books along for discussion:


This episode, Scott talked about:

 

And Jenny focused on:



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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for letting me in your show, you guys.

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  2. I read High Fidelity a while back. It's not really much different from the movie other than having more music discussion scenes featuring UK artists and not being set in the US like the movie is. It's been a while since I read the book, but I don't remember much "Why did they remove this?" moments that I usually have in adaptions.

    Good podcast!

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    1. Thanks! I didn't even think about how they'd have to adapt Hornby for American audiences, huh.

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  3. I read About a Boy. Love the movie and it was a good representation of the book. The book went further with everyone's story than the movie did, for understandable reasons. I liked it well enough. But, like you Jenny, I LOVE his writing about books best.

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  4. Meant to say also that I love your description of Hornby as "soul mate." I might have to make that a new shelf at Goodreads. For me Hornby is like Nigel Slater, because both come off as regular guys who are just so likable and readable on their topics, books and food respectively.

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    1. It sounds like I'll need to read Nigel Slater! I once told my (former) boss that his wife was one of my reading soulmates and I'm not sure he took it the right way....

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  5. Really enjoyed this. When people talk about books, I get warm fuzzies.
    Casey

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