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Most people have books on their shelves they’ve been meaning to read. Bailey has 125. With the help of her husband, brother, and friend, she sets out to finish her To Read List.

Most people have books on their shelves they’ve been meaning to read. Bailey has 125. With the help of her husband, brother, and friend, she sets out to finish her To Read List.
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United States

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Most people have books on their shelves they’ve been meaning to read. Bailey has 125. With the help of her husband, brother, and friend, she sets out to finish her To Read List.

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English


Episodes

Wicked Night Lights

5/15/2019
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We talk about the source material behind two of our favorite shows: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and WICKED! Both books are… different from what we expected. We also play a new kind of Fantasy Football, and Toby adds three romance novels to his To Read List.

Duration:00:42:40

Do Androids Dream of Electric Blindness?

5/1/2019
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In episode nine, the hosts guess the plot of OUTLANDER, debate the feasibility of stealthily reading a book on the subway, and discover what other sci-fi author went to high school with Philip K. Dick. Oh, and they review DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and the Nobel Prize-winning BLINDNESS.

Duration:01:22:57

Giovanni's Room Is Also A Star

4/17/2019
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While reviewing GIOVANNI’S ROOM and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, we discuss the books we loved as teens, our opinions on including foreign words in novels, and the best bald Jameses. Plus, we share the incredible titles we were gifted as an April Fool’s Prank.

Duration:00:49:21

1984 with Talia Bolnick

4/3/2019
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In this special guest episode, we discuss 1984 with Talia Bolnick of the Hatchery Press! Talia tells us all about the best workspace for writers in Los Angeles. Plus, she shares inventive uses for plates and what makes her dog “hawt.” As a bonus, there’s talk of sexy sashes and epistemological triggering! It would be a thoughtcrime not to tune in.

Duration:00:51:53

The Hunchback of Notre-Blonde

3/20/2019
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In episode six, we tackle two big books that had big impacts on us: BLONDE and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME. Bailey lists some surprising tidbits that Disney’s HUNCHBACK got right, Toby explains why it’s best to read Joyce Carol Oates at the end of the day, and Andrew clarifies why Victor Hugo wrote in the nude.

Duration:01:31:28

We Have Always Let the Great World Spin

3/6/2019
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Bailey, Toby, and Andrew talk about interconnected stories, the characters we love but would never want to meet, and what we do with our dust jackets. Oh yeah, and we break down LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN and WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE!

Duration:01:50:01

Jonathan Bones & Mr Writing Down

2/20/2019
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While breaking down Natalie Goldberg’s WRITING DOWN THE BONES, we discuss the best writing advice books and how candles create magic. Then we review our first five star novel, JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, and share which books grabbed us on the first page.

Duration:01:45:41

Catch 22 Wolves

2/6/2019
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After confessing the new books we’ve added to our shelves, we discuss CATCH-22, HISTORY OF WOLVES, and what makes a great coming of age novel. We also learn the extent of Andrew’s wokeness, why Bailey never wins, and how Toby is the renegade of the podcast.

Duration:00:25:49

A Moveable Tree Grows in Brooklyn

1/23/2019
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Bailey attempts a Hemingway impression, Andrew reminisces about the wonder of Animorphs, and Toby learns that “Heroes Just Happen.” Plus, we discuss A Moveable Feast, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and how fictional settings have influenced our real travels.

Duration:01:29:59

Welcome to The To Read List

1/1/2019
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Bailey, Toby, and Andrew discuss the inspiration for the podcast. Then they go through their To Read Lists, pointing out the books they're most excited about and most terrified of. Finally, they choose the first books they'll discuss on the next episode.

Duration:01:28:38