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
I like to say that I was listening to podcasts before they were hip (check out this post from waaay back in 2009). Maybe I don’t really think that’s true, but I have been listening to them for a long time. Word on the street is that we’re currently in a golden age of podcasts, and there’s definitely a lot to choose from. Quality and content … Continue reading A Golden Age of Podcasts
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)
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!
I hope to have a review posted for Sergio Chejfec’s The Planets within the next day or so. In the meantime, here’s a round-up of the items that caught my eye last week. Levi Asher discusses Why Reading Is Always Social over on LitKicks. The NYRB Blog has this post by Tim Parks entitled Most Favored Nations, and this older post The Dull New Global … Continue reading The Review: Quick Link Round-Up