Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, this week Thomas and Simon have so much to talk about that it is a bit of a grab bag of an episode as they discuss all sorts of bookish bits and bobs, from female authors to reading slumps, Books on the Nightstand Bingo to what they are reading right now…
Catching Up () Whilst this is in essence a catch up show full stop Simon and Thomas discuss what they have been upto, including the fact Simon will be on Resonance FM this Sunday on the proper radio and everything, as well as Thomas and jury duty. Random catch up indeed. They also discuss all the shenanigans that have been going on with the agenda of female authors in the last week since Ali Smith won the Bailey’s Prize with How to be both which they also discuss… Blimey.
Books on the Nightstand Bingo () The first chunkier topic of the show this week is where Simon and Thomas decide to take part in their favourite book podcast Books on the Nightstand (if you don’t listen to it you must) second BOTNS Bingo, this is where you can choose a card at random (if you press on the link on this page) and be given a variety of catagories to fit your summer reading in. Listen to Simon and Thomas discovering what reads await them and who is going to try and get a full house.
Reading Slumps () Since Simon has finished reading for Fiction Uncovered he has gone into a slight reading slump, even though he is reading two brilliant books that are very him, so Thomas gives him some advice and support and they talk it out. Have you any recommendations for how Simon can beat the slump?
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be back in two weeks with more book based banter and some exciting news… Next week Simon returns with You Wrote The Book where his special guest is Kate Grenville.