Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 29

“The Sky Is Not Falling!”

In this episode, Shannon and Erin discuss last month’s homework, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci. They also discussed various news items of interest and debated the wisdom and/or folly of setting reading challenges and goals for the upcoming year.

Shannon’s Reading List
Heartshaped Box by Joe Hill
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Erin’s Reading List
Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase
Extinction Point by Paul Antony Jones
The Quality of Mercy by Fay Kellerman
Flight by Neil Hetzner

In The News
For A Deeper Sleep, Forgo The E-Reader Before Bed : The Two-Way : NPR
Sharp decline in children reading for pleasure, survey finds | Books | The Guardian
What the Numbers Reveal About the 2014 Bestsellers
2015 Reading Challenge Round-up – BookRiot
Mark Zuckerberg Starts A FAcebook Book Club
J.K. Rowling Goes After Rupert Murdoch on Twitter
The 22 Most Exciting Literary Debuts Of 2014
The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014
The 19 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2014
The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014

In The Book Bag
A listener, Karin M, has very kindly furnished us with a list of Smartphone apps so that we can keep track of our reading habits as book hoarders. As of this date, we only have iTunes links for them. is a site that allows you to keep track of the books you are currently reading and the books that you plan to read next, plus it has an app for iOS Devices in iTunes.
FictionDB is a site where you can look up authors and find out the order of their series or their latest book, plus it has an app for iOS devices in iTunes.
Tell me When is an iOS app that will keep track of your favorite authors and will notify you when they have a new book. You can also see some of your favorite authors’ older releases.

Other Items Mentioned
Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
The Darkangel by Merredith Ann Pierce

Next Month’s Homeword
The episode would not be complete without mentioning next month’s homework which is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Amazon), and available on with reader/actor Tim Robbins which is highly recommended by other Audible subscribers.

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