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The Book Owl Podcast delights your inner book nerd and feeds your reading addiction with everything you didn't know you wanted to know about books. Delivered with plenty of light humor, each episode spins tales from tantalizing tomes to luscious libraries, and literary lore to quirky bookstores. So, if you've ever wondered what book will kill you, whether dogs read, or why a bookstore has a train running through it, it's time to get caught in The Book Owl's beak. The Book Owl Podcast, we give a hoot for book nerds. Who am I? I'm Tammie Painter, a writer and proud book nerd. In the podcast I'm telling book- and reading-related tales that I find fascinating and know you will too.

The Book Owl Podcast delights your inner book nerd and feeds your reading addiction with everything you didn't know you wanted to know about books. Delivered with plenty of light humor, each episode spins tales from tantalizing tomes to luscious libraries, and literary lore to quirky bookstores. So, if you've ever wondered what book will kill you, whether dogs read, or why a bookstore has a train running through it, it's time to get caught in The Book Owl's beak. The Book Owl Podcast, we give a hoot for book nerds. Who am I? I'm Tammie Painter, a writer and proud book nerd. In the podcast I'm telling book- and reading-related tales that I find fascinating and know you will too.

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The Book Owl Podcast delights your inner book nerd and feeds your reading addiction with everything you didn't know you wanted to know about books. Delivered with plenty of light humor, each episode spins tales from tantalizing tomes to luscious libraries, and literary lore to quirky bookstores. So, if you've ever wondered what book will kill you, whether dogs read, or why a bookstore has a train running through it, it's time to get caught in The Book Owl's beak. The Book Owl Podcast, we give a hoot for book nerds. Who am I? I'm Tammie Painter, a writer and proud book nerd. In the podcast I'm telling book- and reading-related tales that I find fascinating and know you will too.

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English


Episodes

27. Comic Fun with Les Bandes Dessinées

5/20/2021
It's time to get your nerd on with this one because we're talking comic books. Specifically, comic books from France and Belgium. That sounds really specific, but these books -- known as les bandes dessinées -- gained popularity in the 1930s and have only gotten more popular over the decades...even though there was a little kerfuffle during the post-World War II period. Enjoy! LINKS FOR YOU.... * Episode page (with transcript): https://wp.me/pbLfAe-l6 * "Watch" the episode on YouTube at...

Duration:00:22:30

The Book Owl is (Almost) Back!

5/13/2021
The Book Owl has finally flown back from her extended spring break! Episode link: https://wp.me/pbLfAe-kW

Duration:00:00:38

Mini-Episode: The Uncanny Raven Winston Book Launch

4/15/2021
It's just another quick message during The Book Owl's April break to tell you all about the latest book in the Cassie Black Trilogy, The Uncanny Raven Winston. Where to find the trilogy... * The Undead Mr Tenpenny https://books2read.com/CassieBlack1 * The Uncanny Raven Winston https://books2read.com/CassieBlack2 * The Untangled Cassie Black https://books2read.com/CassieBlack3 * Celebrate the launch, see some reader reviews, and get a sample chapter at my blog post over on TammiePainter.com:...

Duration:00:02:43

A Quick Announcement

4/1/2021
The Book Owl is taking a short spring break to do a bit of nest fluffing. Find out when the show will be back and what's happening in the meantime in this quick announcement. LINKS FOR YOU... * My video book review experiment can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/c/TammiePainter * See what's going on over at my writing blog at https://tammiepainter.com/blog * Shop for my new release The Undead Mr Tenpenny by selecting your preferred retailer at https://books2read.com/CassieBlack1...

Duration:00:01:30

25. Going to Bookish Extremes

3/25/2021
The Book Owl Podcast is (almost) a year old! And like many people will do during milestone birthdays, The Book Owl has decided to take things to the extreme. Sorry, it doesn't involve bungie jumping. In this episode we explore some bookish extremes from the biggest book to the biggest library, the oldest tome to the oldest bookstore, and much more. Fair warning...there is singing involved. Mentioned in This Episode.... * Join my Review Team at https://tinyurl.com/TammieReview * See show...

Duration:00:18:21

24. The Lucky Book of Kells

3/11/2021
It's a few days early for St. Patrick's Day, but The Book Owl just couldn't wait to share with you the luck of the Irish...or rather, the luck of one of Ireland's most famous books and how its story weaves together with the history of Trinity College's Old Library (aka "The Long Room"). Mentioned in This Episode.... * Check out my 31 Days of Ireland over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tammiepainter/ * Take a peek at the Old Library, the Book of Kells, and a few virtual exhibits at...

Duration:00:17:32

23. Super Sappy Letters of Love

2/25/2021
The Book Owl is a little belated, but this episode is all about the lovey-dovey, super-gushy story of love letters. From that very first Valentine (which may not actually exist) to the oldest (and sappiest) love letter in English, it's time to use words to bare our souls! Mentioned in This Episode.... * Shop for my new release The Undead Mr Tenpenny by selecting your preferred retailer at https://books2read.com/CassieBlack1 * Purchase the book directly through me at https://payhip.com/b/w7H6...

Duration:00:18:27

22. The Devil’s in the Details

2/11/2021
Back in the day, even printing a Bible required getting in league with the devil...printer devils, that is. Discover the legends and lores in this re-released and re-mastered version of a Book Owl classic...you know, back when I was beyond nervous when facing the microphone! (This is a re-release of Episode 2 - Making a Deal with the Devil). There's a new intro and the audio has been re-processed.) Like what you hear? * Discover several inexpensive ways to keep the show running at...

Duration:00:14:11

21. Getting a Feel for Braille

1/28/2021
Happy Braille Literacy Month, everyone! In this episode discover what workshop accidents and Napoleon have to do with the creation of one of the most intriguing forms of reading and writing. Links Mentioned in This Episode * The Louis Braille Museum (worth checking out just for the photos!) https://www.louisbrailleonlineresource.org/louis-braille-museum.html * Last days to get The Osteria Chronicles Box Set (Books 1 - 3) for 99c at https://books2read.com/OsteriaBoxSet or directly through me...

Duration:00:22:10

20. That Time a Fire Built a Library

1/14/2021
We here at The Book Owl Podcast do NOT approve of book burning. However, there was a time in recent history when a fire was actually good for books, libraries, and for the book lovers of Chicago. Links Mentioned in This Episode * Many thanks to Jonny Pongratz of the Jaunts & Haunts blog. https://jonathanpongratz.com * Discover several inexpensive ways to keep the show running at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support * "They Want Your Books" (book donation tips): https://wp.me/pbLfAe-h3 *...

Duration:00:16:17

19. The Tiptop Books of 2020

12/24/2020
One of the taglines for The Book Owl Podcast is, "Everything Books, Minus the Reviews," but as this wacky year is winding down, I thought I'd make an exception and share with you my absolute top book picks I found during the extra reading time 2020 has provided. Links Mentioned in This Episode * Thanks to Jonny Pongratz of the Jaunts & Haunts blog for some super kind words about the most recent episodes and for supporting the show by purchasing several of my short stories....

Duration:00:20:40

18. Have Book, Will Time Travel

12/10/2020
Tuesday, the 8th of December, was Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day. Don’t ask me what in the world that is supposed to mean or what kind of presents it involves, but so far, science has let us down with its inability to come up with a time machine. Which means the best we can do is to open the pages of a book and journey along through time with the author’s imagination. Please note: There is a little jumble in the info at the start. I talk about several stories that send the hero into the...

Duration:00:17:14

17. Cooking Up Something Good

11/26/2020
Because Thanksgiving is THE holiday where food takes center stage, I bet there's more than a few of you out there reaching for a cookbook this week. Which is why The Book Owl went into research mode to discover the history of cookbooks. From rotting meat to imaginary friends, it's a recipe for concocting a great episode. And, there's even a special guest who tried to take over the show. Links Mentioned in this Episode.... * Support the show by shopping at Amazon using the Amazon Affiliate...

Duration:00:17:58

16. Biting Into Bram Stoker

11/12/2020
The Book Owl is still in the Halloween spirit, and that means from the huge number of authors who are having a birthday this month (or would have been if they were still alive), I've chosen Bram Stoker as the Book Owl birthday boy. In this episode we dive into his trouble personal life and the reality behind his most famous tale. Links Mentioned in this Episode.... * Pick up The Drive-Thru Window for 99c at https://payhip.com/b/I0S4 * Thanks to Tierney of TierneyCreates:...

Duration:00:15:43

15. Ten Spooky and Kooky Libraries

10/29/2020
It's a listener-inspired episode in which, just like in the movie Ghostbusters, the Book Owl discovers ghosts love spending their time browsing, and sometimes wreaking havoc, in the stacks of their local libraries. Links Mentioned in this Episode.... * Crawcrafts Beasties (for all your monster needs): https://crawcraftsbeasties.com Like what you hear? * Episode Page with links mentioned in the episode, transcript, and more at https://wp.me/pbLfAe-et * Get more out of every episode by joining...

Duration:00:15:51

14. Will Authors Go Extinct?

10/15/2020
It's October and that means all things spooky...and I can't think of anything scarier than AI pushing authors to extinction. Find out how real the risks are, and what you as a writer or a reader can do to save the species Homo authoris. Links Mentioned in this Episode.... * The original post on TammiePainter.com: https://wp.me/p10s13-2Yk * The Career Author Podcast Episode that started it all: https://thecareerauthor.com/technology-and-publishing/ * Super duper inexpensive ways to keep the...

Duration:00:17:18

13. Around the World with Nellie Bly

10/1/2020
It's a mash-up episode this time around! After reading 80 Days Around the World, I was reminded of Nellie Bly's race around the world in 1889. Who was Nellie Bly? How did she change the writing world for women? And was Jules Verne's novel nothing more than a product placement ad? Find out in Episode (Lucky Number) 13. Links Mentioned in this episode... * Matthew Goodman's book Eighty Days: Nellie Bly's and Elizabeth's Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World (Amazon affiliate link):...

Duration:00:17:23

12. Hanging Ten with Agatha Christie

9/17/2020
Agatha Christie: Mistress of Mystery, Duchess of Death, Queen of....Surfing? That's right. Discover the events that turned Christie not only into one of the world's most popular mystery writers, but also one who knew how to hang ten on the waves of Hawaii. OOPS!!! (Update) - Just in case anyone thinks I'm a complete idiot....I misspoke and said World War II broke out in 1914, instead of saying World War I. Insert self-deprecating eye roll. Links Mentioned in this episode... * The official...

11. Chester Beatty’s Marvelous Manuscripts

9/3/2020
A rich guy goes around buying up a bunch of stuff. That's not exactly news, is it? Well, when the guy is Chester Beatty and his shopping expeditions ended up creating and preserving the most extensive collection of ancient papyrus, Middle Eastern illuminated manuscripts, and many other book-related treasure, it draws attention. In this episode of the Book Owl Podcast we explore how Chester got bit by the collecting bug, how he earned his wealth, and how he thumbed his nose at the British...

Duration:00:14:11

10. Ten Ways to Tell If You’re A Book Nerd

8/20/2020
We're having some anniversary fun this time with a quick quiz to test how big of a book nerd you really are, and a top ten list that might be utter blasphemy to die hard book nerds...Ten Movies That Are Better Than the Books They Were Based On. Plus...I've got a special announcement! You don't want to miss this silly and emotionally-charged episode. Links mentioned in this episode... * Contact the Book Owl with your Book Nerd Test results, story ideas, or comments:...

Duration:00:13:45