This week on The Readers sees Simon finally admitting something about e-readers that Gavin has known for a while, they discuss Book Group Books, we have one of our listeners, Kristin’s, top 5 summer books and we ask the big question… are we literary enough?
An E-Reader Admission () As one of Simon’s favourite authors Tess Gerritsen has a new mini e-book coming out Gavin uses it to wind Simon up about what he could be missing out on, yes, could be. Listen on to hear quite an admission.
Do We Read Book Group Books Differently? () After reading The Readers Summer Book Club books and having had some time away to think about it. Simon and Gavin discuss how reading for a book group can make you read differently and more critically. You might love a book and yet still be rather critical of it. They also discuss the etiquette of book groups and how the different dynamics work.
Kristin’s Top Five Summer Reads () The Readers were thrilled to discover they had a Skype voicemail the other day from Kristin all the way in California! She has very kindly phoned in to share her top five books this summer. A big thanks to Kristin! We would welcome more, hint, hint!
Are We Literary Enough? () Not that he wants to make it too personal but the other day Simon missed out on a job in books because he was told, as he hadn’t read Charles Dickens, that he wasn’t literary enough. This has lead him to really thinking about what he reads, how literary it is or isn’t, what literature is and does it all matter. Get ready for a big discussion about this that almost gets a little bit heated!
Next week on The Readers () More book based banter, we might have the Carlos Ruiz Zafon interview, we might make you wait a little longer, either way there will be an episode brimming with bookish chatter.