Barrelhouse Magazine & Pretty Things by Virginie Despentes, translated by Emma Ramadan

Two things. Thing #1 — I’ve been a listener to the Book Fight! podcast pretty much from the beginning. I own a tee-shirt. I frequently laugh out loud while listening to the two hosts, Tom & Mike, banter about NANOWRIMO, Kit-Kats, fan fiction and, occasionally, books. And it’s through them I learned about Barrelhouse, a magazine devoted to literature and pop culture (but not always … Continue reading Barrelhouse Magazine & Pretty Things by Virginie Despentes, translated by Emma Ramadan

The Sun King by Nancy Mitford (audio, narrated by Charlton Griffin)

Earlier this month I was invited by Trevor of the Mookse and the Gripes to be a guest on Episode 6 of his (and his brother Brian’s) monthly podcast.  The book under discussion:  The NYRB Classics edition of The Sun King by Nancy Mitford. To begin with – I am fascinated by the Mitfords.  Something you may have caught on to if you listened in … Continue reading The Sun King by Nancy Mitford (audio, narrated by Charlton Griffin)

You & me. Playground. Recess. It’s a BookFight!

This is a pop-in post, fellow lovers of all things bookish!  In my constant search for the next great literary podcast I recently discovered Book Fight! hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister – who I swear must be twins separated at birth. Take a look at the evidence: both men are from Philadelphia (a welcome change from the NYC-centric world of lit we’ve all … Continue reading You & me. Playground. Recess. It’s a BookFight!