Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 45

“Doogie Howser Becomes Count Olaf”


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Last month’s homework was The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King.

Shannon’s Reading List
Draw by Cora Brent
Someplace To Be Flying by Charles DeLint
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Sacked by Jen Frederick

Erin’s Reading List
When She Said I Do by Celeste Bradley
The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Devil’s Brood by Sharon K. Penman
The Complete Stories by Edgar Allen Poe

In the News
Dr. Seuss: Oh, The Lawsuits You’ll See
Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer Join Charles Dickens Film THE MAN WhO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)
Fox is bringing Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy to TV
If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should “Get Bored”
HBO still talking to George R.R. Martin about ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel
Professor Stephen Hawking: Humanity will not survive another 1,000 years if we don’t escape our planet
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer review – no pain, no gain
Neil Patrick Harris stars in the great trailer for Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”‘
New WFU residence hall named for Maya Angelou
Ruth Gruber, trailblazing journalist and author, dies in N.Y. at 105

**Special Announcement**
Shannon has co-written a book which may be found at “Hell Followed Him”, available on Amazon.com.

Question of the Month
Last month, we asked our fellow Book Hoarders what your comfort reads were. This month, the question is: Do you use social networking to track and broadcast your reading?

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month by reading All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockman (Amazon.com), and also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 44

“No Good Segue”

The homework for the last episode was Almyer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad.

Shannon’s Reading List
The Compass Rose by Gail Daton
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Nightwhispers by Alicia Rai

Erin’s Reading List
Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
The Singing Bone by Beth Han
The Vail by Cloe Neill

In the News
SpaceX’s Elon Musk turns to science fiction for Mars ship
Older women enjoy reading racy novels because they are ‘not getting enough’, Prue Leith suggests
Newswire: Game Of Thrones books are getting digitally-enhanced special editions
Dan Brown’s next thriller, ‘Origin,’ coming next fall
Penguin Random House Launches Unbound Worlds Website
How Stephen King Made Pop Culture Weird
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia Now In Library of America

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month as we read The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Amazon), and also available on Audible.com.

Question of the Month
 “What are your comfort reads and why?”
Answer: Shannon prefers The Mitford Series by Jan Karon while Erin is quite concent curling up to reread The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Please send us your thoughts or comments by emailing bhapodcast@gmail.com or tweeting @BookHoarders!

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 42

“Life, The Universe, And Everything”

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This month’s homework was The Flower Drum Song by C.Y. Lee.

Shannon’s Reading LIst
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Run of his Life: The People v. OJ Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
TheGhostBird Series by C.L. Stone

Erin’s Reading List
House Immortal by Devon Monk
The Bus People By Rachel Anderson
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes

In the News
Ghostbusters Reboot Toys Already On Clearance; Called Man-Hater Movie
A Rookie Film Director Takes on Salinger – The New York Times
Scholastic Partners with American Girl
Europa Creates Indie Bookseller Scholarship
At Bankruptcy Hearing, Hastings Finds Some Hope
Indian judge rules novelist silenced by nationalist pressure ‘be resurrected’ | Books | The
Guardian

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month when we read and discuss Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (Amazon.com) and also available on Audible.com

Listener Question of the Month
How many books can you read in a row by the same author before having to stop? You can email us responses by sending them to <mailto:bhapodcast@gmail.com> or or posting on our blog.

Book Hoarders Anonymous 41: More Than Enough

More Than Enough

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Hosts: Erin @ErinEdgar and Shannon @BardSong

This month’s homework was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
A Little LIfe coverShannon’s Reading List
Playing the Game by M Q Barber
The Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
To Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

Erin’s Reading List
How to fly a horse: the secret history of creation, Invention, and Discovery by Kevin Ashton
Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
The Secret Cord by Geraldine Brooks

Erin’s Reading List
Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon
New Report Shows Importance of Digital to Canadian Pubs
New Harry Potter book from J.K. Rowling coming out in July

Other Items Mentioned
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Certain Women by Madeline L’Engle
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

Next Month’s Homework
Join us in reading The Flower Drum Song by C.Y. Lee (Amazon). Sorry this title is not on Audible but it is available on BARD.

Flower Drum Song coverQuestion of the Month
“If you were restricted to reading only one genre of book, what genre would you want it be?”

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 40

“Over the Hill and Beyond!”

Website: BHAPodcast.com
Twitter: @BookHoarders
Hosts: Erin @ErinEdgar and Shannon @BardSong


In this podcast, the Book Hoarders introduce the Hoarders’ Query. This month, the query is: “What books are you hoarding in the hope that you may read them one day?” Send responses to us by e-mailing bhapodcast@gmail.com or tweeting @BookHoarders.

We encourage all listeners to sign up for and participate in the 24-hour Read-A-Thon which will be held on April 23, 2016, beginning at 8:00 Eastern time. More information and links to sign up can be found at 24HourReadAThon.com and follow @ReadAThon. If you want to get encouraged and read one reader’s top 10 reasons to sign up, visit @Shainareads on Twitter.

Last month’s homework was American Housewife by Helen Ellis.

Erin’s Reading List
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
The Luck of Huemac by Daniel Peters
Voices in the Evening by Natalia Ginsberg
Alice by Christina Henry

Shannon’s Reading List
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Dead Ringer by Sam Schooler and Heidi Belleau

In the News
Beverly Cleary Is Turning 100, But She Has Always Thought Like A Kid
Angola: Writer Wants Inclusion, Study of Child Literature in Schools
People Are Furious Over a New Yorker Poem About Chinese Food
MSU honors National Poetry Month with Spring Poetry Festival
How To Read Poetry And Actually Enjoy It For National Poetry Month

Other Items Mentioned
Shannon also mentioned The Overdue podcast, which is all about books you should have read but haven’t.

Mists of Avalon
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly ClearyBlood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, A Mystery, And A Masquerade by Walter Kirn

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month when we read and review A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara (Amazon), also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 38

“Mostly Shiny And Happy”

Last month’s homework was Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Erin’s Reading List
The Anchoriess by Robyn cadwallider
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The Gods Are Thirsty

Shannon’s Reading List
The Scourge by A.H. Henley
A Widow in Waiting by Anne B. Walsh
Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Special Appearance
Shannon appeared on The Geekology Show, Episode 12; to talk about her impressions of this book.

In the News
DC Comics Rumored to Re-launch Again
Dover Publications Looks Beyond Public Domain
McMillan’s Imprint Acquires Digital Tween Property Space Pop
Religion Publishing Preview 2016
Free Speech Groups Criticize Recent Pulling of Slavery Book
Defending the Indefensible: On Phil Gigante and Karen Marie Moning

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month in reading The Rosie Project by Graham Simsion (Amazon), and also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 37

“Singing Randomly”

Last month’s homework was Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth.

Erin’s Reading List
The Social Conquest of Earth by E.O. Wilson
Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music by Glen Kurtz
A Scientific Romance by Ronald Wright
The Red Wyverne by Katharine Kerr

Shannon’s Reading List
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Narcissicist next door by Jeffrey Kluger
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
What Makes This Book so Great? by Jo Walton

In the News
Great New Books to give this Holiday Season
Survey Says Books ARe Getting Longer
Obama’s Favorite Book of the Year
Newly Discovered Whale Species Named for Moby Dick

Other Items Mentioned
The Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burrows
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell and Susan Crowley

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month in reading “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham (on Amazon), and also available on Audible.com.

 

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 36

“Hornless Unicorns”

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This month’s homework was The HOuse Next Door by Ann Rivers Siddons.

Shannon’s Reading List
Emily of New Moon by L.M. MOntgomery
Shine by Lauren Miracle
The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

Erin’s Reading List
Lydia, Queen of Pallestine by Yuri Orleth
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
Half Magic by Edward Eager
Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy

In the News
‘Best Bits from Donald Trump’s New Book Crippled America
Prolific romantic fiction writer exposed as a plagiarist
Laura Bush and daughter Jenna co-writing children’s book
Random House Acquires First Book by Pope Francis
PW’s Best Books of 2015

Next Month’s Homework
We’ll next be reading Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (Barnes and Noble), available on Amazon, and also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 35

Episode 35: Stop the Sermon!

This month’s homework was The Best of Sisters in Crime edited by Marilyn Wallace.

Shannon’s Reading List
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
The Stars for a Light by Lynn Morris
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Erin’s Reading List
Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Athena’s Son by Gerald Schoenbeck

In the News
Some September 2015 New Book Releases

The Ten best book covers for September 2015
Student Accused of Being a Terrorist After Reading Book on Terrorism
Oyster Ebook Subscription Service Goes Out of Business

Other Items Mentioned
The Secret History by Donna Tart
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Next Month’s Homework
Our next reading selection will be The House Next Door by Ann Rivers Siddons (Amazon).

 

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 34

“Make Some More Muffins!”

This month’s homework was Laddie by Jean Stratton Porter.

Shannon’s Reading List
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Season for Temptation by Theresa Romain
Death Without Company by Craig Johnson

Erin’s Reading List
Leap of Faith by Danielle Steel
Noah by Ellen Gunderson Traylor
The Letters: The Inn At Eagle Hill by Suzanne Woods Fisher

In the News
Wall Street’s Most Read Books of the Summer
Publishers Hopeful After Family Christian Sale
Book Selling Round-Up, August 14, 2015
John Green Says He Feels Like A Fraud
President Obama’s Summer Reading List
Holocaust Romance Novel Prompts Antisemitism Charges

Other Items Mentioned
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Sarah by Orson Scott Card
Mary, Called Magdelene by Margaret George
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A Girl of the Limberlost by Jean Stratton Porter

Next Month’s Homework
For next month’s episode we’ll be reading The Best of Sisters in Crime edited by Marilyn Wallace (Amazon).

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 33

Dumpster Diving

This month’s homework was Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayde.

Erin’s Reading List
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons

Shannon’s Reading List
Shannon says she is going through a reading slump at the moment, so the only book she read was Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayde She’d love any book recommendations you’d like to give her.

In the News
Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died
James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies
‘Fifty Shades’ Fan Fiction Assumes a Life of Its Own
Review: E. L. James’s “Grey” goes inside his brain, and, yes, his pants

Other Items Mentioned
The Steerswoman’s Road by Rosemary Kerstein
Tiny Beautiful Things by cheryl Strayde
A Girl of the LImberlost by Jean Stratton Porter
Dreams of Dark and Light by Tanith Lee
Grey by E.L. James

Next Month’s Homework
For next time, we’ll be reading Laddie: A True Blue Story by Jean Stratton-Porter. You can also download this book for free at Project Gutenberg (Amazon), and also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 32

“Humor and Armageddon”

Last month’s homework was Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Erin’s Reading List
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Bring up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel
The Sound of Language by Amulya Muladi
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

Shannon’s Reading List
The shining girls by Lauren Bewkes
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen

Other Items Mentioned
Does Post-Apocalyptic Literature Have A Distopian Future?
Obama To Announce Free ebooks for Low Income Kids
Star Wars to Release 20 Books in “Journey to the Force Awakens”
Ben Parson Issues Apology For Plagiarism In His New Book
Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of ‘Wexford’ Books, Dies At 85

Next Month’s Homework
For next month, we’ll be reading “Wild: From Lost to Found On The Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayde (Amazon.com), also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 31

“American Pie and the Apocalypse”

In this episode, Shannon and Erin discuss two homework assignments. First, they discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury followed later by To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harper Lee.

Shannon’s Reading List
Hearts In Atlantis by Stephen King
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Little Women and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Storyteller: The Aughorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donal Sturrock

Erin’s Reading List
Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer and Stephen J. Gould
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
The Butter Did It by Phyllis Richman
All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen

In The News
Sir Terry Pratchett, Renowned Fantasy Author, Dies Age 66
Petition Asks Death To Bring Sir Terry Pratchett Back
Various interviews with Terry Pratchett RN:
There’s No Wrong Place To Start Reading Pratchett
Apple Opens Up To Praise New Book on Steve Jobs, and Criticize An Old One
DC’s Batgirl Triggers Unlikely Furor Over Sexism
Harper Lee’s Condition Debated by Friends, Family, and now State of Alabama
Alabama Closes Harper Lee Elder Abuse Investigation

Other Items Mentioned
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
The Machineries of Joy by Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
Dramas by The Mind’s Eye Radio Company

Next Month’s Homework
Next month we’ll be reading Good Omens by Neil Giman and Terry Pratchett (Amazon)  which is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 30

“The Dust Jacket Edition”

In this episode, Shannon and Erin make a confession–neither of them did the homework and their dog ate it. Thus, the discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury will be put off until next month.

Nonetheless, Erin and Shannon talk about one book that they read this month.

Shannon Read
“It” by Stephen King

Erin Read
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

In The News
Harper Lee will release her first book since To Kill a Mockingbird this summer

We also mention that Blind Bargains is beginning a new weekly technology podcast. Visit the Blind Bargains web site or your favorite podcasting app of choice to subscribe.

Other Items Mentioned
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexii
Dr. Sleep by Stephen King

Next Month’s Homework
In light of this development, our homework for next month is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Amazon) and also available on Audible.com. We will discuss it in addition to the homework from this month.

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.
iReadItNow.net 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 Audible.com with reader/actor Tim Robbins which is highly recommended by other Audible subscribers.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 24

“Wuv me, I’m Awesome!”

This month, we include an in-depth interview with Elisa Lorello, the author of our homework for this month, the novel Adulation. You can follow @ElisaLorello on Twitter and visit Facebook.com.

Shannon’s Reading List
Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
Gulp: Adventures On The Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Erin’s Reading List
Smart Cookies Don’t Crumble by Sonya Friedman
What Is Visible by Kimberly Elkins
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr

Next month, we are reading This House of Sky by Ivan Doig (Amazon), and also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 13

“The Magic Eggshells”

Our homework for this month was The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.

In the News

New Accessibility Features to Free Kindle Reading iOS Apps
HBO May Reveal Game of Thrones Ending Before the Books Can
HumanWare announces that its popular New Victor Reader Stream now plays content from Audible
Amazon Ventures Into Fanfic. But Can It Make Money?

Shannon’s Reading List

Claus: Legend of the Fat Man by Tony Bertausky
Cut To the Quick by Kate Ross
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley

Erin’s Reading List

Living Amish: The Wedding Season by Rachel Stoltzfus
The Young Demon Keeper by Bob Simms
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Bloodletter by K. W. Jeter

Other Books Mentioned

Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
the “Father Tim” books by Jan Karon
Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers

Next Month’s Homework

Next month the Book Hoarders will be reading The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (Amazon) which is also available on Audible.com.

Get in Touch with the Book Hoarders Anonymous Team

Follow Erin Edgar on Twitter @ErinEdgar, follow Shannon Curry on Twitter @Bardsong, and drop them an e-mail at BHAPodcast@gmail.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 2

“I’m Sorry Wilson!”

This episode focused on The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. We also discussed the movie, which was released in theaters on March 23, 2012. Erin went to see the movie and gives her thoughts on the experience.

Play Episode 2

Shannon’s Reading List

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Cinderella Ate my Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

Spinning Straw into Gold by Joan Gould

Rabble Starkey by Lois Lowry,/a>

Erin’s Reading List

It by Stephen King

Stranger with my face by Lois Duncan

Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah

Romulan Way by Diane Duane

The Hunger Games: News & Notes

The Hunger Games (Available on Amazon)

The Hunger Games Official Website

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Hunger Games in theaters now, here’s the game, book, wallpapers, and more for iPhone and iPad!

The Hunger Games’ soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Charts

The Hunger Games Unofficial Cookbook

Race Controversy Over The Hunger Games

Other Topics Mentioned

Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lowis Lowry

The Q-Continuum Trilogy by Greg Cox

Homework

This month’s homework assignment is The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen