Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 25

“From Sci-Fi to Westerns”

This month’s homework was This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind by Ivan Doig.

Erin’s Reading List
Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

Shannon’s Reading List
No Proper Lady by Isabelle Cooper
Grabbed by Vicious by Lolita Lopez
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Sharp Love by Ava March
House of Zeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg

In the News
Sex education book featuring bondage shelved after outcry from US parents
Orwell Estate Hits Back At Amazon’s Corporate Doublespeak
George RR Martin reveals why there’s no gay sex in Game of Thrones
Amazon ebook pricing battle intensifies after ‘Authors United’ ad | Technology
Publisher Hachette’s 3-way deal to acquire Perseus Fails
Letterman Named 2013 Thurber Finalist

Other Items Mentioned
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Outlyers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon K. Penman
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Short Stories of Jack London: Authorized One-Volume Edition by Jack London

Next Month’s Homework
Our homework for next month is Being Invisible by Thomas Berger (Amazon), and also available on iBooks via iTunes and Google Play.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 23

“Sniffling, Sneezing, Slapping, and Motorcycles”

The Book Hoarders attempt to record a podcast despite Erin Sniffling her way through a cold and motorcycles whizzing by Shannon’s window.

This month’s homework was We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Shannon read the following books last month:
Dies The Fire: A Novel of the Change, Emberverse No. 1 by S.M. Stirling
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth
Adulting: How to Become a Grownup in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Erin’s Reading List
So Enchanting by Connie Brockway
The Great Starship Race by Diane Carey
Promises to Keep by Charles De Lint
Proxy by Alex London
Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide by William Sinkford

In the News
NASA has free e-book on decoding extra-terrestrial messages
As publishers fight Amazon, books vanish
Ray Bradbury’s House of Fantastical Stories is Yours for $1.5Mhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/05/28/us/maya-angelou-obit/” target=new>
Legendary Author Maia Angelou Dies At Age 86

Other Items Mentioned
Last Light by Terri Blackstock
The Little Country by Charles De Lint
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maia Angelou
The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass

Next Month’s Homework
This month we will be reading the book Adulation by Elisa Lorello (Amazon), and also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 22

Gender Stereotypes All Over

Last month’s homework was Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi.

Shannon’s Reading List
Double Indemnity by James Cain
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Bloom
Deanie by Judy Bloom
Tiger Eyes by Judy Bloom
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Erin’s Reading List
Magic bites by Ilona Andrews
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Pilate’s Wife by Antoinette May
Starbright by Rachel Higginson
Stone Cold by Cheryl Douglas
The Zombie, The Cat, and Barak Obama: Featuring Appearances by The Illuminati, Osama Bin Ladin, Larry the Downing Street Cat, Queen Elizabeth II, The Cheshire Cat, and A Host of Characters by Christopher Antony Meade

In the News
George R.R. Martin says King’s Landing in Game Of Thrones is based on Staten Island
Rihchard H. Hoggart, Lady Chatterley’s Savior, Dies At 95
Women Writers Dominate Children’s Books, Right? Wrong. : The Two-Way : NPR
‘Mobile reading revolution’ takes off in developing world | Books | theguardian.com
2014 Pulitzer Prize winners announced | Shelf Life | EW.com

Other Items Mentioned
Mary, called Magdalene
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rande
The Goldfinch by Donna Tarte
War and Peace by Leo Toldstoy
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Next Month’s Homework
Next month, we will be reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Amazon.com) and is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 21

“Heart, Humor, and Slap Fights”

This month’s homework was A Lady Awakened by Cecelia Grant.

Shannon’s Reading List
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Erin’s Reading List
Object Lessons by Anna Quindlin
The World of teh End by Ofir Gafla
People of the Lightning by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
Honeysuckle Summer by Cheryl Woods

In the News
Voice Dream Reader Updated to Version 3.0
See The Trailer For Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sheri Fink Win Book Awards
Joe McGinnis, age 71, Dies, Chronicled Politics And Sensational Crime

Other Items Mentioned
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris and Lisa Desimini
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Next Month’s Homework
Next month we will be reading Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry (Amazon.com) and it is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 20

“HaHa, Just Kidding”

This week we discuss Hogfather: DiscWorld, Book 20 by Terry Pratchett.

Erin’s Reading LIst
V by A.C. Crispin
She Who Remembers by Linda Lay Shuler
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

Shannon’s Reading List
The Steerswoman’s Road by Rosemary Kirstein
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan
Dreams of Dark and Light by Tanith Lee

In the News
J.K. Rowling Says She Regrets Matching Ron and Hermione
Be Careful at the Book Club, the Author Might Be There – NYTimes.com
Famous Authors Help You Find New Writers To Read
Charlie Chaplin’s Only Known Novel is Unveiled
Portsmouth Erects Britain’s First Full-sized Statue of Charles Dickens
Fragment of Jane Austen’s Handwriting Found

Other Items Mentioned
The Sword and Laser Podcast
The First North Americans series by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
The Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny

Next Month’s Homework:
Next month we will be discussing A Lady Awakened: Blackshear Family Series #1 by Cecelia Grant (Amazon), and the book is available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 19

“Looking For Eyeballs”

Last month’s homework was Hog Father by Terry Pratchett

Shannon’s Reading List
Archangel by Sharon Shinh
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline L’Engle
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
The Steerswoman’s Road by Rosemary Kirstein
Plain Kate by Erin Bow and Cassandra Campbell

Erin’s Reading List
Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meir
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley
A Case of Conscience by James Blish

In The News
16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year
Sue Monk Kidd Tackles Race in the Invention of Wings
Mein Kampf Becomes an Epic Best Seller
Literature Glue Mirrors Economic Misery, Study Finds
Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson crowdsources new book on digital innovators
Isaac Asimov’s Predictions From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate
Sir Terry Pratchett: Hallucinating Gently for
Other Items Mentioned

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
The “Cat Who” mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Stand by Stephen King
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk kidd

Next Month’s Homework
The homework for next month is The J. Alfred Prufrock Murders by Corinne Holt Sawyer, available on Amazon.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 18

“Hey, Cow Kid!”

This month’s homework was Under The Dome by Stephen King. The book was also made into a television series broadcast on the CBS Network in the U.S.

The following sites may be useful when comparing the book and the television series. Visit this site to find out the Differences Between Under the Dome Book and TV Show Visit this site for Stephen King’s thoughts on the matter.

Shannon’s Reading List
The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Whipping Girl: A Trans-sexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
The Shifting Plains by Jean Johnson

Erin’s Reading List
The Soprano Sorceress by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Changing Lanes by Kathlene Long
The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
The Third Kingdom by Terry Goodkind
Ladyfingers and Nun’s Tummies: A Light-Hearted Look At How Foods Got Their Names by Martha Barnette

In the News
An Elegy For Mandela Looks Back In Mourning, Forward In Hope – NPR
Unraveling Huge Thefts From LIbrary in Naples – NY Times
Christmas Library Challenge Encourages Kids To Snuggle Down With Books – The Guardian
The 10 best books of 2013 – NY Times
Arnon Grunberg Is Writing While Connected to Electrodes

Other Books Mentioned
Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline L’Engle
Christine by Stephen King
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Joyland by Stephen King
The Shining by Stephen King

Next Month’s Homework
The homework for next month is Hogfather: DiscWorld, Book 20 by Terry Pratchett (Amazon.com), also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 17

“Self-Published Dinosaur Erotica”

This episode’s homework was The Arkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce.

Shannon’s Reading List
Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan
Frat Boy and Toppy: Theta Alpha Gamma No. 1 by Anne Tenino
Sweet Young Thang: Theta Alpha Gamma No. 3 by Anne Tenino
The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry by John Ronson
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Erin’s Reading List
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Martian Child by David Gerrold
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Other Books Mentioned
Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The shining by Stephen King
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Gone by Michael Grant

In the News
Alice Monroe Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Tom Clancy, Author of ‘Hunt for Red October’ and ‘Patriot Games’, Dead at 66
Queen Voices Concern That Children May Desert Books For Technology
Neil Gaiman Novel Banned by New Mexico School After Mother Objects
Self-Publishing Boom Sees 59% Increase In DIY Titles
Lessons from Rereading Little House On The Prairie
15 Classic Children’s Books That Have Been Banned In America

Next Month’s Homework
The homework for the next podcast is Under the Dome by Stephen King (Amazon.com) and it is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 16

“The BoreCast”

This month’s homework was The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.

Shannon’s Reading List
Elanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Erin’s Reading List
Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero by Dan Abnet
The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
The Dollmaker by Amanda Stevens
Forest of the Forsaken by Joanne Brothwell

In the News
With Kindle Matchbook, Amazon Finally Bundles Print and Ebooks
National Book Foundation to Honor Doctorow and Angelou
Seamus Heaney Dead: Poets 1995 Nobel Lecture Features Books
Frederik Pohl, Science Fiction Master Who Vaporized Utopias, Dies at 93
The Update for the Victor Reader Stream New Generation
A Recent Update to the Plextalk Pocket

Other Books Mentioned
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
The Restorer: The Graveyard Queen, Book 1 by Amanda Stevens

Next Month’s Homework
Our next reading selection is The Darkangel: The Darkangel Trilogy, Book 1 by Meredith Ann Pierce. Sorry, this book is not currently available on Audible.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 15

“Dragonriders of Porn”

This month’s homework was The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Shannon’s Reading List
Maiden Flight (Dragon Knights, Book 1) by Bianca D’arc
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florend
Transformation by Carol Berg
Little House, Long Shadow: Laura INgals Wilder’s Impact on American Culture by Anita Clair Fellman

Erin’s Reading List
General James Longstreet: the Confederacy’s Most Controversial Soadier by Jeffry D. Wert
Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley
Joyland by Stephen King

Other Items Mentioned
TWiT.tv: Triangulation, Episode 13: John “Capn Crunch” Draper, Part 1
TWiT.tv: Triangulation, Episode 25: John “Capn Crunch” Draper, Part 2

In The News
Handwritten Edgar Allen Poe Poem Sells For $300,000 At South Shore Auction
Leading Ereader Companies Ask For Exemption From Certain Federal Accessibility Laws
Jane Austen Bank Note Earns Huzzahs and Nitpicking
JK Rowling Wins Substantial Donation To Charity From Law Firm Behind Robert Galbraith Confidentiality Leak

Next Month’s Homework
Next month’s homework is The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (Amazon), also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 14

“Sudsy Fun”

This month’s homework was The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick If you want to check out the movie tie-in edition, which we did not read in preparation for this podcast, go here. For a list of awards garnered by cast and crew of the film, go here.

In the News

Publisher drops book deal with Paula Dean
Penguin and Random House Merge, Saying Change Will Come Slowly
Founding Fathers Go Electric
Iain Banks, Novelist of Crime and Science fiction, dies at 59
Author Richard Matheson dies at Age 87

Erin’s Reading List

The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
A Cousin’s Challenge by Wanda E. Brunsdetter
My Life As A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Shannon’s Reading List

Rose Madder by Stephen King
1776 by David McCullough
His at Night by Sherry Thomas
A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grand
Untamed by Anna Cowan
Never Seduce a Scott by Maya Banks

Other Books Mentioned

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels (1953-1956) edited by Gary K. Wolf
Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Next Month’s Homework

Next month the Book Hoarders will be reading The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara on Amazon which is also available at <a href=”http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B002V01BPU&qid=1374082952&sr=1-1″ target=new>Audible.com</a>.

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 Anonmymous, Episode 12

“Good Old Samantha”

Erin’s Reading List

In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan
Mansions of DArkness by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King,/a>

Shannon’s Reading List

North River by Pete Hamill
Atill Life by Louise Penny
The Kissed by an Angel Trilogy by Elizabeth Chandler
The Rough Riders series by Lorelei James

Other Books Mentioned

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Roots: The Sgag of An American Family by Alex Haley
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Parable of teh Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Next Month’s Homework

The homework for next month will be The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Amazon) and also available on Audible.com.

Other Tidbits From This Episode

Shannon recently purchased the Voice Dream Reader for the iPhone
As a reward after starting her new job, she also bought herself Humware’s all-new Victor Reader Stream
After almost a year of inner debate, Erin finally took the plunge–and a big dip into her coffers–to purchase her first braille display, the The Braille Edge 40 from HIMS Inc.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 11

“Order Up”

This month’s homework was Mama by Terry McMillan

Shannon’s Reading List

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bugold
Oh, Pioneers by Willa Cather
Plague: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant

Erin’s Reading List

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels by J.R. Ward
Blood Test: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

Other Books Mentioned

The Brotherhood of Mutilation by Brian Evenson
Survivor Type by Stephen King
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Push by Sapphire
Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
Lover At Last by J.R. Ward

In the News

CSUN: It Won’t Be Hard To Access BARD With the Upcoming iOS App from NLS
Humanware Releases the New Victor Reader Stream

Next Month’s Homework

The homework for next month is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Amazon) which is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 10

“Down With Diatribes”

The homework for this episode was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Shannon’s Reading List

Readyplayer One by Ernest Klein
One Night For Love by Mary Ballough
The Gift of Fear by Gavin D. Becker

Erin’s Reading List

The Cove by Ron Rash
Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton
Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Other Books Mentioned

Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Sorry, Right Number by Stephen King
If You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker

In the News

National Book Awards To Add More Nominees
Library Turns to Pole Dancing to Entice New Readers
McDonald’s To Give Away 15M Children’s Books With Its Food

Next Month’s Homework

The homework for the next episode is Mama by Terry McMillan.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 9

“Here’s Johnny”

This month’s homework was 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Shannon’s Reading List

Different Seasons by Stephen King
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, And the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
Archangel by Sharon Shinn

Erin’s Reading List

Revelation by C.J. Sansom
Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Nightwalkers by P.T. Deutermann
Dolores Clayborne by Stephen King

In the News

Barnes and Noble’s Nook App Gets Voiceover and Zoom
New Updates to the NLS BARD website
The 10 Best Books of 2012 According to the New York Times

Other Books Mentioned

Rose Madder by Stephen King
Insomnia by Stephen King
“a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Geralds-Game-Signet-Stephen-King/dp/0451176464″ target=new> Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
It by Stephen King
From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
The Bachman Books by Richard Bachman
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw

Next Month’s Homework

The next episode will focus on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Happy holidays from Erin and Shannon, The Book Hoarders. We look forward to having more fun with reading in 2013! Thank you so much for listening and please continue to spread the word about our show.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 8

“Random Wandering Penguins”

This month’s episode focused on the book We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Shannon’s Reading List

Beauty by Nancy Butcher
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitch’s Guide to Romance Novels by Sarah and Wendell and Candy Tan

Erin’s Reading List

Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
Natural Law by Joey Hill
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

In the News

Audible and Amazon Introduce Programs To Sync Kindle and Audiobooks
Penguin and Random House in Major Publishing Merger
JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy Wins Mixed Response

Other Books Mentioned

Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell
Snow Glass Apples by Neal Gaiman
The Stand by Stephen King
Misery by Stephen King
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Alternities by Michael P. Qube-McDowell
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Keeper by Sarah Langan
The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons

Next Month’s Book

Episode 9 will record in early December and next month’s homework is 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Amazon.com) which is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 7

“Where Do Whore’s Go?”

This episode focused on the book The Company We Keep: A Husband and Wife True-Life Spy Story by Robert and Dana Baer (non-fiction).

In the News

Apple Says It Will Stop Ebook Price-fixing in Europe
Create Ebooks From Wikipedia Articles For On-the-go REading Anywhere
J.K. Rowling, author of ‘Harry Potter’ books, makes no apology for sex, drugs & grownup language in first book for adults
Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon – October 13, 2012

Shannon’s Reading List

One Small Thing by Piper Vaughan and M.J. O’Shay
Masters of the Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair
A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan
A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
The Mommy Myth by Susan Douglas and Merredith Michaels

Erin’s Reading List

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Through The Narrow Gate by Karen ARmstrong
The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong

Next Month’s Book

The book up for discussion during the next episode is We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson (Amazon.com) which is also available on Audible.com.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 6


Look At My Glamorous Apartment!

This month’s episode focused on Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs. We also discussed the accessibility issues surrounding the latest update of Amazon’s Kindle for PC app as well as features of the latest Goodreads app update for iOS.

Shannon’s Reading LIst

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros
Silen in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Kiss Me, Annabel by Eloisa James

Erin’s Reading List

Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reidman
The Navajo Code Talkers by Doris A. Paul
Bannack by Richard S. Wheeler
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward

In the News

News Related to the Amazon Kindle for PC app with Accessibility Plugin
Various accessibility features of the Goodreads app for iOS

Next Month’s Homework

Next month’s homework is The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-life Spy Story by Robert and Dana Baer (also available on Audible.com).

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 5

No Sparkly Sexy Vampires

This episode focused on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. We also ponder the reasons why the movie version of this month’s homework is enjoying limited success. Additionally, we discuss the latest version of the iOS Goodreads app, Harvard’s creation of a digital classical library, and Shannon’s not-quite-new (but hopefully very shiny) book blog.

Shannon’s Reading List

The Brook Street Trilogy by Ava March
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein
To Sale Beyond the Sunset by Robert Heinlein
he Passage by Justin Cronin
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Erin’s Reading List

Zone One by Colson WhiteheadThe Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, The Original Deaf-blind Girl by Elizabeth Gitter
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
The Runelords by David Farland
The Knights Templar by Stephen Howarth
The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’amour
The Restorer: The Graveyard Queen, Book 1 by Amanda Stevens

In the News

Movie Review: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Features Ridiculous Premise (ABC)
Next Up: Harriet Tubman: Werewolf?
Goodreads 2.0 Features New Navigation, Better Barcode Scanner Accessibility And More
Loeb Digital Classical Library coming in 2013 to Harvard University
Flight Into Fantasy (Shannon Curry’s Revitalized Book Blog)

Next month’s homework

Summer At Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

Other Books Mentioned

The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozois
The Stand by Stephen King
The Shining by Stephen King
The Dark Half by Stephen King
Cujo by Stephen King
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Child of the Silent Night by Edith FisherComfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 4

“Mr. Darcy’s Balls”

This episode focused on The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth’s Children, Book 1 by Jean M. Auel. We also discuss other items of interest such as the death of Ray Bradbury, Stephen King’s newest book venture, and Shannon’s appearance on another podcast.

Shannon’s Reading List

The Stand by Stephen King
Evil for Evil: The Engineer Trilogy, Book 2 by K.J. Parker
11/22/63 by Stephen King
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Erin’s Reading List

The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire (1936-1945) by John Toland
Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
Dead Reckoning: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Gone: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant
Hunger: A gone Novel by Michael Grant
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
The Integral Trees by Larry Niven

In the News

Ray Bradbury, Science Fiction Master, Dies At Age of 91
Tor/Forge Books Announces DRM-Free E-book Store”
Stephen King Eschewing Ebooks for Upcoming Novel

Next Month’s Homework

Because people in the United States will be celebrating a very patriotic holiday in July, next month’s homework assignment is Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Graham-Smith. This book is also available on Audible.com.

Other Books Mentioned

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1 by Robert J. Sawyer
West of Eden by Harry Harrison
The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Seth Graham-Smith
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara