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Mini Episode - La Belle Sauvage

As long time listeners will know, BWT Producer Josie is a HUGE Philip Pullman fan, so she's been absolutely itching to talk about his new release, and the long awaited prequel / sequel / equal to the His Dark Materials trilogy, La Belle Sauvage. Josie and fellow BWT family member Jez will tell you why you should read this book, and how it compares to that other famous prequel, The Phantom Menace (spoilers: VERY WELL).

Duration: 00:18:11

What to Read January - My Sister Rosa

A new year of book reading is upon us, and Laura is here to tell you what you should read first - My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier. This book is tense, and exciting, and we can't wait to talk to you about it. Get it read in time for our next main episode, out at the end of January. Happy Reading!

Duration: 00:00:48

12. Lincoln in the Bard-WHOA!

Everyone's talking about it, Bookworms, so we're ending this year with the Man Booker Prize winner, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. We give our honest opinions on this critically acclaimed best-seller, discuss all of the celebrity cameos in the audiobook (including our delight in hearing Nick Offerman say "poop"), and most importantly... we talk muppets. Come and help us end this year with a bang (or a matter light blooming phenomenon)! ----- Tell us what you think about the book!...

Duration: 00:50:58

Mini Episode - Alias Grace: As Seen On TV

Thank the Netflix (and CBC) Gods, bookworms, because the Alias Grace TV series is here, and your friends at Book Who's Talking have binge-watched and formed OPINIONS. Join us as we discuss the good, the bad, and the surprise we all felt on learning that "energetic dancing" was actually just energetic dancing. SPOILERS AHEAD.

Duration: 00:36:44

What to Read in December - Lincoln in the Bardo

Fiona is ready and raring to tell you what we're reading this month - Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. Two main points: 1) This book recently won the Man Booker Prize, and 2) OMG READ THIS BOOK. Get it read in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of December. And honestly, the best Christmas present we can give you is a reason to read this book. Read this book.

Duration: 00:00:54

11. Lexicon? Lex-We-Can!

This month we're talking about Lexicon, the 2013 thriller by Australian author Max Barry. We've got it all, including questionable Australian accents, tooth sucking, and the sound of kangaroo lips (gross, Laura). Come and join us! ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or about the podcast! Or about whether you think John Farnham missed his true calling! We're @bookwhostalking on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Goodreads. And you can email us at...

Duration: 00:50:28

What to Read in November - Lexicon

Laura is here, and she wants to tell you all about the book that we're reading this month. (Spoilers: Lexicon by Max Barry, an Aussie thriller about words and persuasion, and also Broken Hill for some reason.) Read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of November.

Duration: 00:00:36

10. So Alias Grace-ful

We’re diving into Alias Grace, the Margaret Atwood novel behind the about-to-be-released Netflix series (and Fiona's actual favourite book). Join us as we discuss potentially-guilty-murderess Grace Marks, as well as patchwork quilts, memory-triggering potatoes and the soon-to-be nuptials of Laura and Canadian actor/singer/superstar Drake. ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or about the podcast! Or about whether you've ever been aroused by a table leg! We're @bookwhostalking on...

Duration: 01:09:31

Mini Episode - Pitch Perfect

We welcome special guest Kate, a YA and children's book editor who tells us all the best bits about working in the publishing industry, and reveals why you should definitely hire a singing telegram. Then we play a super fun game where we make Kate listen to all our best (worst) book pitches, and make her choose the best (worst) ones. Find out why Fiona is starting a protest movement, why Ben loves Twilight, and why Laura has a single dropping in iTunes this week. Find Kate on twitter here:...

Duration: 00:53:31

What To Read In October - Alias Grace

Josie tells you what we're reading this month, and why you should read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of October. (Spoilers: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, and because you want to be all high-brow and say "It's not as good as the book" when the Netflix series drops on November 3rd.)

Duration: 00:00:35

9. More The Power To Ya

This month we're giving power to The Power, Naomi Alderman’s award winning 2016 novel. This book gave us ALL OF THE FEELINGS, and was also a great excuse to talk about Kesha starting her own religion. Settle in and enjoy (we sure did). Come and tell us what you thought of the book (and/or the episode), we're on facebook/ twitter/ instagram/ goodreads/ reddit @bookwhostalking.

Duration: 01:00:30

Mini Episode - Roald Dahl-ings

This September would have been Roald Dahl's 101st birthday, so to celebrate the author of some of our most beloved books, we're doing a quiz! Find out if we know our Buckets from our BFGs, and see who wins a golden ticket, and who gets a one-way trip to the chokey. (If you would like to submit a complaint about that half-point Laura thinks she deserved, please have a good, hard look at yourself, and then come and talk to us on Facebook or Twitter - @bookwhostalking.)

Duration: 00:30:46

8. A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Can you really ever know someone? Does tragedy plus time always equal comedy? What's the name of that Mandy Moore movie where she plays the President's daughter? All of these questions and more will be answered (or at the very least asked) as we delve into the 2017 Man Booker International Prize winner, A Horse Walks Into A Bar, by David Grossman. ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or about the podcast! Or about whether you think it's a bad idea for Ben to sing karaoke the night...

Duration: 00:51:58

Tell Us What You're Reading

We want to know what you're reading! Whether you're up to date, starting from the beginning, or being a maverick and doing your own thing, we want to hear about it. Email / Twitter / @bookwhostalking Instagram / @bookwhostalking Facebook / @bookwhostalking Reddit / @bookwhostalking Thanks for being in our book club, book worms

Duration: 00:00:59

Mini Episode - The Handmaid's Tale

We know you’ve watched it, we hope you’ve read it, and now we invite you to listen to us chat about how weird it is that they decided to make The Commander and Serena Joy crazy young and hot (but mostly crazy). Fiona, Laura and special guest Damian discuss the book-to-screen Hulu adaptation, with all its highs, lows and Supré dresses.

Duration: 00:48:13

Mini Episode - The Underground Railroad

Join Laura and Ben as they get super highbrow, reviewing Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winner 'The Underground Railroad'. They'll answer all the tough questions, including whether it's really a railroad, whether it's really underground, and whether they can even do one of these things without Fiona.

Duration: 00:13:04

What To Read In August - A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Laura tells you what we're reading this month, and why you should read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of August. (Spoilers: A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman, and because she really liked it.)

Duration: 00:00:58

Mini Episode - Fear

You’d die for your family, but would you kill for them? In this mini-episode, family members Fiona and Laura have a bite-size, spoiler-free discussion about Dirk Kurbjuweit’s “Fear”. Dubbed one of 2017's most promising thrillers, it's about a man and his family who are stalked by the creepy neighbour downstairs. So if you’ve seen this in your local bookstore and you want to know a little more before making that ~big purchase~, then give us a listen.

Duration: 00:10:19

6. Oh Lawd of the Flies

Sucks to your ass-mar, Bookworms, because we’re stepping back to a classic: Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The BWT gang discuss the Beast, Jonah Hill, and who they would kill first should they ever get shipwrecked (Ben). So if you’ve read this classic - give us a listen! And if you haven’t, you finally have an excuse to do so. It’s a win-win. Especially for all you high school kids out there who haven’t read it but need to participate in class discussion come Monday.

Duration: 00:51:52

Mini Episode - Harry Heads

We solemnly swear we are up to no good... Bookworms, this month marks 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published! That’s 20 years of bouncing ferrets, McGonagall’s addiction to all things tartan and the feeling of general soul-crushing heartbreak that your Hogwarts letter never arrived. To celebrate, we gathered our purest pumpkin juice, our crumbliest Cauldron Cakes and more Fizzing Whizbees that you could poke a bowtruckle at, and decided to get the whole gang together...

Duration: 00:26:45

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