We’re back! We know that you’re expecting a discussion of This Is How You Lose the Time War but you’re going to be sad. We read the book but we decided not to discuss it. We hope you will survive the disappointment. If you read the book and have lots to say about it, let us know and we’ll address your comments in our next podcast. We’ll also let you know what book we’ll be discussing for that podcast very, very soon.
To recognize the decade that has passed, the year that has passed, the year to come, and the Lunar New Year that will be happening this coming weekend, we are presenting our Top 10 Canadian Books of the 2010s and Kirt’s Top 5 of 2019. We hope that you’ll enjoy listening to our picks and that you will share your picks with us.
If you don’t want to listen to our blather, here are the lists:
It’s Write Reading In Bed Month! We’re joined by one of our favourite guest hosts, Laura Frey (Reading-In-Bed), for her bi-annual visit. We had lots of good stuff to say about this critically acclaimed novel. Listen!
Today also marks the 7th anniversary of our little podcast. Happy anniversary to us!
Here’s our chat with Nat! We had fun talking about this excellent Biblioasis publication for our Indie Publisher Month. You should buy it, read it, and listen to the podcast. Then you should tell us what you thought about this gem of Canadian Literature and what you thought about all the stuff we say about it. You’ll never believe this podcast’s surprise (and very “meta” ending).
Our Graphic Novel Month pick is Hostage by Guy Delisle. Look at us keeping on track [pats own backs]. So far, it’s just Kirt and Tania talking about this one, but if anybody gets a hankering to do a casting of pods, give us a holler.
Hey, Gentle Listeners! We have a book pick for our Indie Month: Madame Victoria by Catherine Leroux, published by one of this podcast’s favourite independent publishers, Biblioasis! This is Leroux’s second time on the podcast. Check out all the awesome things we had to say about The Party Wall.
We’re going to be joined for this episode by our very dear friend and very special guest host, Natalie Hamilton (@bookishwanderer). Nat teaches literature, she has worked with publishers of literature, she blogs and tweets about literature, and she has sold literature with two particular book lovers at Greenwoods’ Bookshoppe. Get ready for a good one, gang!
Look for this podcast to fill your ears some time after Aug 4th.
We are so delighted to have Naomi from Consumed by Ink joining us to discuss the 2019 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Boy Wonders by Cathal Kelly. We delve into lots of stuff in this one. We look forward to the emails and comments that will surely ensue. What’s your take on the Leacock Award? How do you feel about memoirs? Do you remember the television show called V? Are The Littlest Hobo and The Beachcombers not absolute classics of television history? Tell us.
We will be announcing our pick for Indie Month very soon (and maybe a guest host!). Keep your eyes open for that.
This may be unprecedented in our history of podcasting but we do not have an episode for you for this book. The recording went screwy and it couldn’t be saved without a great deal of work (in spite of two test recordings beforehand). It is sad because it was a pretty good conversation. If you’re super disappointed, leave a comment saying so. If we get five comments, we’ll post just Tania’s side of the conversation and you can try to reconstruct Kirt’s side of the conversation. If we get more than ten comments, Kirt will re-record his side of the conversation as best he can and post the Frankenstein monster of a podcast. If Bill Shatner, or anybody from the Star Trek universe, comments we will re-record the entire thing with the Star Trek celebrity as a guest host. It’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure. maybe?
In the podcast we announced that for our humour pick in early July we’ll be joined by our friend Naomi from Consumed by Ink. The book we’ll be reading is Boy Wonders by Cathal Kelly. This memoir is the winner of the 2019 Leacock Medal Award for humour. We’re very excited to finally have Naomi on the pocast and we hope that you’ll run out, buy the book, read it, and join us in July. Hopefully, laughing all the way.
We also gave a hearty 你好朋友！to our listeners in Hong Kong. Write Reads has more traffic from Hong Kong than anywhere other than Canada. If we have become minor celebrities in China, please let us know. We’re also curious about what brings you to our podcast. At any rate, we’re happy you’re stopping by.
Sorry, once again, for letting you down with podcast #61. We’ll strive to do better in the future, and please vote with your comments for a salvage operation if you really want one.