Ep 15: Summer Reading. July 19, 2020.
Hello fellow bibliophiles, it has been a while! Hosts Yuli and Sam spend each episode chatting about books while hopefully adding to your always growing TBR list. Big Little Books is back to its regular programming, fuelled mostly by coffee… and sometimes wine. For Ottawa bookworms, in this episode, we chat about OPL updates, (check out https://bilbioottawalibrary.ca for the most recent updates), as well as virtual book options. We dig into our shared read of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls as well as our Cyber Movie Date. Do you remember how in our last episode we thought Books Spotted would be taking a break because of the ongoing pandemic? That is no longer the case. Tune in to see why! From books about urbanism and city-life, to classic sci-fi and the prequel to the Hunger Games, Yuli and Sam talk about summer reading recommendations to dive into this summer. We are happy to be back and hope to have more interviews and fresh updates for you soon. The next episode will be out at the end of August! Find us on Instagram @biglittlebookspod or email us at email@example.com EPISODE GUIDE: 00:01:10 – Quiz – What Summer Reading Book are you? Yuli: HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY by Roxanne Gay 00:02:05 – Quiz – What Summer Reading Book are you? Sam: A DUKE BY DEFAULT by Alyssa Cole (Reluctant Royals #2) 00:03:35 – OPL Updates ( https://bilbioottawalibrary.ca) 00:06:00 – How have you been doing your book shopping? 00:08:20 – Virtual Book Launches are a thing! 00:10:13 – The Glass Castle Discussion: THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeanette Walls 00:15:39 – Cyber Movie Date 00:19:10 – Short book review: H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald 00:22:06 – Short book review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde 00:27:08 – Short book review: BONE CRIER’S MOON by Kathryn Purdie (Bone Grace #1) 00:28:35 – Intermission 00:28:50 – Books Spotted: DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch 00:30:16 – Books Spotted: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins 00:31:17 – Books Spotted: THE FINAL EMPIRE by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #1) 00:32:50 – Currently Reading: THE FOURTH HORSEMAN: A SHORT HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS, PLAGUES, FAMINE, AND OTHER COURGES by Andrew Nikiforuk 00:34:31 – Currently Reading: NINE PINTS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE MONEY, MEDICINE, AND MYSTERIES OF BLOOD by Rose George 00:37:01 – Currently Reading: THEY EAT THEIR OWN by Amanda K. King and Michael R. Swanson (A Thung Toh Jig 2) 00:38:10 – Summer Reading Recommendation: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins 00:40:31 – Summer Reading Recommendation: DUNE by Frank Herbert 00:42:10 – Black Squirrel Recommended Books on Urbanism and City Life: WALKABLE CITY RULES: 101 STEPS TO MAKING BETTER PLACES by Jeff Speck, CITIES FOR PEOPLE by Jan Gehl, HAPPY CITY: TRANSFORMING OUR LIVES THROUGH URBAN DESIGN by Charles Montgomery 00:43:35 – HP on Audio 00:44:26 – Besides Books
Duration: 49 min