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=”” 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 ( which is also available on

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 ( which is also available on

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

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

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

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 3

Like, You Know

This episode discusses the Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. We also talk about some news items of interest and reveal yet another way to contact the Book Hoarders.

Shannon’s Reading List

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Devices and Desires: The Engineer Trilogy by K.J. Parker
The Last Testament by David Javerbaum

Erin’s Reading List

The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Pandora Principle by Carolyn Clowes
Angry Young Man by Chris Lynch
Trickster’s Girl by Hillari Bell

In The News

Tor Books to release only DRM-free e-books
1.5 million pages of ancient texts to be made accessible online
Japan man discovers woman living in his closet

The Sugar Queen

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
visit the Author’s Website

Next Month’s Homework

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

Other Books Mentioned

Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

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.

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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


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

Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 1

“Joyous Copulations”

Play Episode 1

Miscellaneous Books Discussed

Cynster Series (Stephanie Lorens)

Black Dagger Brotherhood (J.R. Ward)

Fifty Shades of Gray (E.L. James)

Time Enough for Love (Robert A. Heinlein)

The Cat Who Walks through Walls (Robert A. Heinlein)

The Stand (Stephen King)

A Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin)

The Belgariad (David Eddings)

A Stolen Life (Jaycee Dugard)

Room (Emma Donnaghue)

Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope (Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly)

Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)

The Time-Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)

Erin’s Current Reads

To Sale Beyond the Sunset (Robert A. Heinlein)

Wizard and Glass (Stephen King)

Shannon’s Current Reads

the Sholan worlds Series (Lisanne Norman)

Women of the Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica (Cecilia Tan)

The Virtues of our Vices: A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad Habits (Emrys Westacott)

Main Topic

Harry Potter: The Series


The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)


Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store

J.K. Rowling teases with news of a post-Potter novel for grown-ups

Sci-fi author reveals series plot for cancer-ridden fan

Introducing Q-Reads, an Accessible E-Reader

Triple-X trilogy of novels has women talking (quietly)

Hunger Games Author Praises Upcoming Film

The Concept of “Mary Sue” in Modern LIterary Criticism