Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Reading Envy 144: For the Fans with Thomas of Hogglestock

Thomas, who many know from his former stint on The Readers podcast, joins Jenny in the pub to chat books. The number of books both of us have read makes the discussion deep and well-considered, although Jenny never admits to reading the postman-haiku book. Jenny also shares a little about her experience on the ALA Over the Rainbow Booklist Committee. This episode is a little longer than many of the Reading Envy episodes, but as Thomas says, this is for the fans.

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Books discussed:

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
The Debut by Anita Brookner
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault
Outline by Rachel Cusk
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

Other mentions:

Anita Brookner's London (still in process)
What's Gaby Cooking by Gaby Dalkin
Smitten Kitchen
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Free Air by Sinclair Lewis
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac
Providence by Anita Brookner
Look at Me by Anita Brookner
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
E.M. Forster
Kudos by Rachel Cusk
The Tournament of Books
Andorra by James Cameron
The Infatuations by Javier Marias
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
ALA Over the Rainbow Booklist Committee
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (later known as Carol)
Paris is Burning (film)
Helen McGuinness
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
Anthony Trolloppe
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Jeff VanderMeer's review of Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Colm Toibin

Related Episodes:

Episode 085 - An Acquired Taste with Thomas Otto
Episode 139 - Stocking Stuffer (Best Reads of 2018)

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Thomas at his blog, hogglestock


  1. Perfect timing, Jenny! Episode 85 with Thomas is my 'comfort listen' and I downloaded it last night again as I knew I would have to get up to catch a plane after 3 hours sleep. So now I have a new one to listen to on the plane. PS I was on holiday, not work so no sympathy deserved.

    1. That's wonderful, I'm glad it worked out for your trip!


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