Hoorray! We finally did it, and it was worth the wait (in our humble opinion). Alexis Kienlen proved to be yet another excellent guest host, and we, again, thank her for joining us. We had a lot to say about Laurence’s fantastic novel, and about our base of operations, Edmonton, Alberta. Have a listen and let us know if you have anything to contribute to the discussion (or if there is anything with which you take issue).
We have also taken your feedback from the poll for the next book we’ll be reading for our speculative fiction month, and we have almost completely ignored it. Well, not exactly. Due to Tania’s illness, and our shorter reading time between books, we decided to go with the second place winner, Half World by Hiromi Goto. For all of you who voted for Widdershins, we promise that we will do it for a later podcast.
Books written by our guest host:
Books discussed in this podcast:
- Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady
- Boundless by Kathleen Winter
- The Answer to Everything by Elyse Friedman
- Hellgoing by Lynn Coady
- The Woman Lit By Fireflies by Jim Harrison
- The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
- The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
- The Alley Cat by Yves Beauchemin
- Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
- Dodger by Terry Pratchett
- Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
- The Garneau Block by Todd Babiak
- The Miracles of Ordinary Men by Amanda Leduc
Bloggers, websites, and publishers mentioned in this podcast:
- Laura at Reading in Bed
- Rick at Another Book Blog
- Daughters Day
- NeWest Press
Finally!! Guess I have to go to the gym soon (that’s the only time I have the wifi and alone-ness to listen to podcasts)
I just hope you don’t end up thinking I’m gross 🙂 -Tania
I don’t see how that’s possible. I’m so glad you’re feeling better.
Oh man, Tania, I don’t think you’re gross. Far from it. Listening to your conversation made me realize, I think a lot of my strong reactions were because the character hit home, more than I want to admit!
I wish you guys had talked about the ending. I still don’t really know what to make of it!
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