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Reading Envy 180: Readalong Announcement

2/13/2020
We have read some great books together over the last few years. For the first Reading Envy Readalong of 2020, we will be reading The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson. I talk about it oh so briefly on this micro episode, and there are links and more information below. We commence February 16th! I will be doing a combo of reading the hardcover and listening to the audio. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 180: Readalong Announcement. Subscribe to the podcast via...

Duration:00:05:35

Reading Envy 179: Think of the Bees

2/11/2020
Courtney is a listener who contacted me to chat books on an episode (you can do this too!) She talks about herself as a reader, including a unique book club, and then we talk about books we've read and liked recently - three are fantastical and two are far more realistic. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 179: Think of the Bees with Courtney. Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through...

Duration:01:04:50

Reading Envy 178: Precarious Pile with Ruthiella

1/28/2020
Ruth joins Jenny bright and early in January, which gives us the chance to discuss reading goals for last year and this year a little, reading classics, and what happened when a friend dared Ruth to read a book! This is the first episode of a new strategy where Jenny is bringing two books to discuss to the guest's three, so feel free to let me know what you think. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 178: Precarious Pile with Ruthiella. Subscribe to the podcast via this link:...

Duration:00:45:02

Reading Envy 177: An Unnamed Middle Eastern Country (Goals 2020)

1/14/2020
Jenny starts off the year by discussing reading goals - how did her reading goals end up for 2019, what additional goals did she end up adding, and what goals has she set for 2020? As always I love to hear about your goals for the year. As the Reading Envy Podcast rolls over into its sixth year, there are many more reading adventures to explore. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 177: An Unnamed Middle Eastern Country (Goals 2020). Subscribe to the podcast via this link:...

Duration:00:23:12

Reading Envy 176: Best of 2019

12/31/2019
Jenny divulges her top reads of 2019 and shares the top reads of sixteen other readers. All of us focus on books we read in 2019; they may or may not have been published in 2019. That's how regular readers work! If you listen past that section, there will also be some discussion of the Best of the Decade in reads and reading experiences. Thanks to all of you who participate, interact, and listen to the podcast! You have made this a marvelous year and decade. Best wishes in the new year....

Duration:00:59:29

Reading Envy 175: Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill

12/17/2019
The last regular episode of the year brings back someone who contributed to the best reads of 2018 - author and reader Marion Hill. We talk about the books that work for us and some great reads we've had recently. Jenny also asks Marion to talk about his recent trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 175: Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill. Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking:...

Duration:00:43:03

Reading Envy 174: Cozy Holiday and TBR Explode 4

12/10/2019
Jenny decided to do a bonus episode recommending some cozy holiday reading and finishing up the 2019 TBR Explode project. If you listen prior to December 14, you still have time to contribute your best book of 2019 to be included in the last episode of the year. Read more about it! Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 174: Cozy Holiday Reading and TBR Explode 4. Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen...

Duration:00:28:38

Reading Envy 173: Expecting a Lot from a Book

12/3/2019
Jenny was happy to welcome Sarah Tittle in person to chat books we have read and liked recently. Sarah's past in publishing, her own writing, and her book club experiences all come together to form the reader she is today. We found our way to a few unintentional themes of female empowerment and radicalism, with a little reader's memory lane of one Nicholson Baker. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 173: Expecting a Lot from a Book with Sarah Tittle Subscribe to the podcast...

Duration:01:02:21

Reading Envy 172: The It Book of NYC

11/19/2019
Jenny welcomes Jon Laubinger of the Film Baby Film Podcast back to the Reading Envy Pub for a chat on books, the multimedia versions they connect to, and more. We spend some time chatting about recent book awards, including more on the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. If you're not that interested in award chatter, jump ahead to 15:15. And make sure to listen to the end for information on one Reading Envy guest who had a movie made from his work! Download or listen via...

Duration:01:04:32

Reading Envy 171: Foodie Recommendations with Jen Nathan Orris

11/12/2019
Jenny reached out to the host of her favorite foodie podcast to see if she would be interested in collaborating on a recommendations episode - just in time for the holidays! We cover a range of types of books - cookbooks, essays, memoir - and have a few titles from the backlist to recommend as well. The second season of the Skillet podcast goes live the same day this episode, so I hope you'll give both a listen! Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 171: Foodie Recommendations...

Reading Envy 170: Permission to Read with Joshua Greer

11/5/2019
Joshua Greer has known Jenny since he worked for her in the music library as a new college student, and since then has gone on to become a librarian. We have been talking about having him on the podcast for a while, so I'm glad it finally worked out! Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 170: Permission to Read with Joshua Greer Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on...

Duration:00:58:46

Reading Envy 169: Simulacrum with Jon Sealy

10/22/2019
Jenny sits down in the Reading Envy Pub with author and publisher Jon Sealy. After we talk about the state of publishing and Jon's current projects, we also discuss books we've read and liked recently. Some books are just better in audio, some are necessarily dark, while others clear away the gloom. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 169: Simulacrum with Jon Sealy Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or...

Duration:01:01:58

Reading Envy 168: TBR Explode 3

10/16/2019
Jenny uses part of her Fall Break to record a bonus episode that has some end of the year stuff but is almost all the third part of her 2019 TBR Explode Project. Jenny mocks herself for thinking she'd ever want to read philosophy, and tries to use less harsh language to talk about an author she doesn't care for. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 168: TBR Explode 3. Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or...

Duration:00:23:21

Reading Envy 167: Book Pendulum with Reggie

10/8/2019
Reggie is a reading friend Jenny made in Litsy. Together we discuss coming back to reading, international postal book groups, plant blindness, and Reggie tries to talk Jenny into giving a book a second try. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 167: Book Pendulum with Reggie Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Listen via Stitcher Listen through...

Duration:01:14:09

Reading Envy 166: On Brand with Karen

9/24/2019
Karen and Jenny discuss books they've read and liked recently, although Jenny was reading up to the minute we started recording because she wanted to talk about one of these books with Karen specifically. We talk about graphic novels in other languages, romance representation, and obscure science. And, as usual, we laugh a lot. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 166: On Brand with Karen Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by...

Duration:00:47:45

Reading Envy 165: Delightful Reads with Claire Handscombe

9/10/2019
Claire Handscombe joins Jenny to discuss recent reads, bookish podcasts, and Claire talks about what brought her to DC, her writing project, and the bookseller's life. Be sure to check out Claire's podcast, blog, and books, all linked at the end of the shownotes. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 165: Delightful Reads with Claire Handscombe Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or...

Duration:00:52:02

Reading Envy 164: Character Driven with Carol Ann

8/27/2019
Carol Ann is back to talk books with more reading in her rearview. We each talk about books we've liked lately but also end up talking about cheese at the end. Jenny did feel she'd spoiled too much for one book so that discussion has been removed! Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 164: Character Driven with Carol Ann Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google...

Duration:01:08:02

Reading Envy 163: Fainting Goats with Lauren

8/13/2019
If you're a fan of the show, you have already heard the episode with Lauren and Jenny recommending books for Women in Translation month. We recorded this episode earlier in the summer but still talk quite a bit about regional book goals, translated works, and the wonder of lingering in a place through our reading. This is the first posting of this episode, Jenny was just rearranging the furniture a bit behind the scenes, so when Lauren says "last month" she means June and not July. Don't...

Duration:01:08:13

Reading Envy 162: Heat Rating with Sara DeSantis

8/9/2019
Sara used to only read self-help books but now has shifted to being a major romance reader, especially in audio. Jenny has reformed from her early skepticism (it might have been a certain royal wedding) and decided to talk about some of the romance she's read and liked lately. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 162: Heat Rating with Sara Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or...

Duration:00:47:10

Reading Envy 161: Women in Translation Month Recommendations

7/30/2019
August is Women in Translation month (#WITMonth,) so Lauren and Jenny have recommendations for you. Some of our recommendations are linked to our reading goals for the year (Jenny's of Asia; Lauren's of Argentina and beyond) but not all. We also take a break in the middle to share recommendations from the founder of WITMonth, Meytal Radzinski. In the show notes, Jenny has linked to episodes where any of the books mentioned are discussed in greater depth, and at the end, the full list of all...

Duration:01:08:41