Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 49

“Prequels Before Sequels”

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Shannon’s Reading List
The Long Way to a small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Ingathering by Zenna Henderson
The Great Movies by Roger Ebert
Psy Changeling series by Nalini Singh

Erin’s Reading List
The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon
London by Edward Rutherford
The Windfall by Diksha Basu
IN the days of rain by Rebecca Stott

In the News
Game of Thrones: HBO Clarifies Prequels; final season’s plan
Yiannopoulos to Self-Publish Book Dropped by S&S
The Bookish Magic Of Black Women Is Getting A Literary Festival | HuffPost
target=new>9-Year-Old Girl Sells Lemonade to Stop Her Local Library From Closing
Audible Launches $5 Million Fund to Pay Emerging Playwrights to Write Audio Dramas | The Digital Reader
Women’s Prize for Fiction reveals new sponsorship model

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month in reading Canyon of Remembering by Lesley Polling-Kempes which is available on Amazon.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 48

“Satanic Panic”

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In this episode, Shannon and Erin will discuss last month’s reading assignment, On Silver Wings: The Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II by Marianne Verges, plus provide their recent readings and some items in the news.

Erin’s Reading List
Welcome to Night Vale by Josep Fink and Jeffrey Craynor
Elijah by William H. Stephens
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

Shannon’s Reading List
Mystics and Messiahs by Philip Jenkins
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
Guardian by Sierra Riley

In the News
The Festival of Books is Here
The Collapse of Marvel Comics
Readers are Leaders: Book Week Belise 2017
30 Ways To Celebrate National Poetry Month

Next Month’s Homework
Join the Book Hoarders next month in reading The City, Not long After by Pat Murphy (Amazon), and the title is currently not available on Audible.

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 47

“Something More Uplifting”

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In this episode, we consider reader’s responses to the question of setting reading goals. There is not a question this month, as Erin and Shannon were uninspired in the question department. However, we do discuss the homewoork which was lA Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.

Shannon’s Reading List
Life of Pi by Yann Martell
Station Eleven by Emily St. John-Mandel
Offensive Behavior by Ainslie Paton

Erin’s Reading List
A long and happy life by Renolds Price
How To Be A Normal Person by TJ Klune
It’s Already Tomorrow Here by Lucetta Zaytoun

In the News
The Poky Little Puppy’ And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75
Milo Yiannopoulos book publication odds are higher than you think
‘Bad Feminist’ author Roxane Gay pulls book deal over Milo Yiannopoulos
Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen are Starting a Book Club and If You Have Spare Phone Storage You Can Join Them!
Hillary Clinton Is Writing a Book of Personal Essays

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month in reading On Silver Wings: The Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II by Marianne Verges (Amazon).

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 46

“Bad Dreams and Squeaky Toys”

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The homework for the last episode was All Through the Night by Susanne Brockmann.

Erin’s Reading List
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
The River Knows by Amanda Quick
Trojan Tales, Voices from Afar by Edward J. Nield
The jungle Book I and II (Audible Audio Edition) by Rudyard Kipling
The Chedcklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Shannon’s Reading List
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
The Sacred Hunt by Michelle West
Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert

In the News
20 years in the planning, Aviano library lends its 1st book
Dreamworks’ Movie ‘Captain Underpants’ Comes Out In 2017
Carrie Fisher, The Novelist
Trade Publishers Focused on Strategic Deals In 2016
NBF Launches the Book Rich Environment Initiative
Independent Booksellers End Year on High Note
Virginia teachers may have to warn parents of any ‘sexually explicit’ reading
Florida librarians accused of creating fake borrowers to save stock

Other Items Mentioned
We also discussed sites that feature book recommendations. These include Book Riot and The Goodreads New Releases Page.

Episode Listener Question
Do you plan to set reading goals in 2017? Listen to this episode to catch Erin’s and Shannon’s answer to this question. Contact us with your answers by emailing or sending us a a tweet @BookHoarders.

Next Month’s Homework
Join us in reading A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines (Amazon), and you can find an abridged version on

Book Hoarders Anonymous: Episode 43

And… So… Then… I Mean…

Last month’s homework was Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos.

The question of the month was: “How many books can you read in a row by a single author?”

Shannon’s Reading List
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Jhereg by Stephen Brust
Hidden Talents by Emma Holly
Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon
You can read Shannon’s review of this book HERE.

Erin’s Reading List
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser
The acolyte by Nick Cutter

In the News
Ex-Navy SEAL to pay feds $6.6 million to settle suit over book on bin Laden raid
J.K. Rowling Announces E-Book Series, ‘Pottermore Presents’ – The New York Times
Interview: Bill Broun, Author Of ‘Night Of The Animals’ : NPR
Musical version of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to open in Moscow | Books | The Guardian
Rare letter by Mary Wortley Montagu, pioneering travel writer, up for sale | Books | The Guardian
Publisher delays YA novel amid row over invented black ‘street dialect’ | Books | The Guardian

Audience Question
Are you in a book club? Why or why not?

Next Month’s Homework
Please note the three options for reading. Join us next in reading Almyer’s Folly by Joseph Campbell (Amazon Paperback), free on Amazon Kindle and free on Project Gutenberg.