Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Reading Envy 137: Readalong - The Golden Notebook

Vinny and Jenny discuss the last Reading Envy Readalong for the year, and we picked a challenging one! This is Vinny's second read of the novel, while Jenny is still trying to make sense of her first reading experience. We touch on form, history, feminism, "women's literature," Instagram culture, and more.

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Books Discussed:



The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

Other Discussion:

Bio and facts from Nobel Prize website
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Briefing for a Descent Into Hell by Doris Lessing
Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian
The Golden Notebook joint read (with annotations, entire text online)
Survey about readalongs in 2019

Related episodes:

Episode 085 - An Acquired Taste with Thomas Otto
Episode 090 - Reading Envy Readalong: East of Eden with Ellie and Jeff
Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret History
Episode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Reading Envy 136: Six Pack with Elizabeth

I wanted to call this episode "Raised by Wolves" for obvious reasons, but Episode 114 already did that! Whoops. Both Elizabeth and I seemed to be in an animal reading mood lately, and that permeates our picks. Elizabeth talks about some YA book events she attended in Houston, and Jenny talks about her home library, and both of us talk about books we've read and enjoyed lately.

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Books Discussed:




Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd by Karsten Heuer
Foe by Iain Reid
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones


Other Discussion:

Tweens Read - Houston
Lumberjanes chapter books version (first one is Unicorn Power!)
Rick Riordan
Storm Runner series by J.C. Cervantes (first one is The Storm Runner) - this is the Mayan myth series Elizabeth mentions
Becky Albertelli
Adam Silvestri
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Ron Rash
George Singleton
Carmelo by Sandra Cisneros
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathy Appelt
The Underneath by Kathy Appelt
Maybe a Fox by Kathy Appelt
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean
Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North by Adam Weymouth
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
More Than This by Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Saturday by Ian McEwan


Related episodes:

Episode 010 - YA Literature: Death and Mayhem with guests Alex and Carissa
Episode 033 - An Undulating Thrum with guests Ruth and Elizabeth
Episode 061 - Never Do That to a Book with Elizabeth 
Episode 065 - Creeping through the Uncanny Valley with guest Bryan Alexander 
Episode 098 - Just a Bunch of Stuff that Happened with Bryan Bibb
Episode 114 - Raised by Wolves with Karen Acosta
Episode 128 - Poetry and Whale Guts (Bonus episode; Speed Dating 2018, round 3)

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