Ep 153; Endings (and a Bit of Bingo!)

This episode Simon and Thomas talk about endings… And the possibility of playing bingo over this summer.

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logo3_728-x-90111Catching Up () Thomas and Simon start the show with a catch up and see who can one up the other for who has been the most sick.

Bye Bye Books on the Nightstand () We couldn’t let this episode of The Readers go by without talking about the sad news that Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness have finished Books on the Nightstand. Simon talks about how BOTNS have been a brilliant both for listening to, inspiring the birth of The Readers and then went onto Booktopia and has lead to some wonderful listeners and some wonderful friends.

BOTNS Bingo () In honour of Ann and Michael and Books on the Nightstand, Thomas and Simon have decided that they will take part in Books on the Nightstand Bingo, now if you haven’t played before you can go to the emotional episode of BOTNS where they explain it. Briefly though you use a bingo card to help you choose what you are reading for the year ahead. Simon is sure that Thomas has cheated with his…

tumblr_static_literature-books-584Books Mentioned in the Show () It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie, The Dinner by Herman Koch, War of the Worlds by H.G Wells, The Time Machine by H.G Wells, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Beside The Sea by Veronique Olmi, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James, Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, Black Water by Louise Doughty, Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.

Next time on the Readers () The Readers will be back in two weeks when they will be back with more book based banter. If you missed the latest episode of You Wrote The Book do go and listen, Simon’s is joined by Charlotte Wood to discuss her incredible new novel The Natural Way of Things which is INCREDIBLE, the book – though the interview is a hoot too.

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One thought on “Ep 153; Endings (and a Bit of Bingo!)

  1. Do you know how much it hurt me that neither of you guys knew what manga was?! Just Kidding (not really… 😉 ). But I understand why since neither of you read comics and most manga translated and released here is aimed at a young adult audience.

    MANGA means “comics” in Japanese; outside of Japan, “manga” refers to comics made in Japan.

    Actually, one manga that is totally up Thomas’ alley is Emma by Kaoru Mori. It’s a sweet Victorian romance between a gentleman and a maid and all the obstacles to it like class and decorum, etc. It’s a finished series unlike many other manga series, at a nice tidy 5 volumes (released by Yen Press). Kaoru Mori is a total anglophile too which I’m sure Thomas would appreciate. Kaoru Mori’s works appeals to older people and her art is beautiful and detailed. I would also recommend her new series, A Bride’s Story as well.

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