Welcome to the Quarantine Edition of Write Reads! It’s very similar to our regular podcast but we do some talking about virus naming conventions, social distancing, self-isolating, and the like. But mainly we discuss this really excellent book about Chinese restaurants. WARNING: This podcast might make you crave Chinese food! Maybe have a snack before you listen. And, if you’re stuck at home and bored, go back and listen to our entire library of podcasts. That’ll keep you busy.
After careful deliberation and close consultation we have selected our nonfiction pick for March. Run out this instant and get a copy of Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui, then join us to hear what we have to say about this culinary cross country chronicle.
If you haven’t heard through the rumour mill or telepathy, Unless by Carol Shields is Tania’s birthday pick. We’ll be discussing it later this month. Sorry this wasn’t posted sooner but you still have time to grab it and read it and then listen to us talk about it. Here’s to also wishing the best Bestie and podcast co-host in the universe a very happy birthday!
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.