Episode One Hundred Fifteen Show NotesKEY: CW = Chris Wolak and EF = Emily Fine– Currently Reading –Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi (translated by Marilyn Booth) (CW)(audio)Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America – Ijeoma Oluo (CW)Eat a Peach – David Chang (EF)(audio)My Brilliant Life – Ae-ran Kim (translated by Chi-Young Kim) (EF) release date 1/21/21 – Just Read –Everything is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes – Phyllis Grant (EF)The Boy in the Field – Margot Livesey (EF)Chris read three short stories:The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington – P. Djèlí Clark From SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire edited by Nicole Givens Kurtz: Desicant by Craig Laurance GidnyRoman Fever by Edith Wharton
– Biblio (Couch) Adventures – Emily attended a virtual event with Alice Hoffman in conversation with Ann Leary via Powell’s Books about her new book Magic Lessons. We attended the virtual Hachette Book Club Brunch. The fiction panel was moderated by Bill Goldstein and included:Emma Donoghue author of Pull of the StarsAttica Locke author of Heaven, My HomeNatasha Lester author of The Paris SecretThe nonfiction was moderated by Roxanne Coady panel included:Ijeoma Oluo author of So You Want to Talk About Race Jennifer Palmieri author of She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man’s WorldLeslie Gray Streeter author of Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like Journey in the TitleThe bookclub portion included Michael Farris Smith, author of Nick, in conversation with his editor Josh Kendall.
The Book Cougars were guests on the Reading Envy podcast envy-202-jacket-flap-with-chris.html">Episode 202– Upcoming Jaunts –Chris is planning to attend the virtual mystery event, CrimeConn Express, sponsored by Mystery Writers of America New York and Connecticut Chapters and Ferguson Library. You can sign up for the event here.
Emily has signed up for an event at prose.com/">Politics & Prose with Dan Rather on October 30 at 6pm EST in conversation with Jennifer Steinhauer about his book What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. You can sign up for the free event here. – Upcoming Reads –Leave the World Behind – Rumaan Alam (EF)(audio)Cardiff by the Sea: Four Novellas of Suspense – Joyce Carol Oates (CW)– 2020 Holiday Gift Ideas –· Libro.fm audiobook platform Follow this link for the 3, 6, or 12 month membership Follow this link for the monthly membership· Frame a favorite book cover(s)· Book themed masks. Check out Out of Print, McClean & Eakin, Etsy.· Painted House Brick with book theme · Shuly Cawood’s books on SALE· Leather Book Weight. Check one out book-weight-17488.aspx">here.· Donations and GoFundMe Campaigns. You can donate in someone else’s name. Examples: BINC Foundation and Emily Dickinson Museum.· Photo Travel Mug· Personalized Book Club Book with book covers from your time together as a group.· Apple Airpods· Bookplates. You can purchase them here.– Our Interview with Karen Gardner –Owner of Bookplate Ink– Author Spotlight with Hank Phillippi Ryan –Check out Hank’s website here.– 15th Readalong discussion – Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi (translated by Marilyn Booth)The discussion will drop on November 10th via Episode 116, please get questions/comments to us by November 5th. The Goodreads discussion thread can be found HERE.– Also Mentioned –Hotel on the Corner of Bittersweet – Jamie FordPhyllis Grant blogJulie & Julia movieRoom – Emily DonoghueThe Great Gatsby – F. Scott FitzgeraldA Promised Land – Barack ObamaNancy Drew – Carolyn KeeneSherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan DoyleAgatha ChristieNgaio MarshJosephine TeyDorothy L. SayersMargery AllinghamEdith WhartonHunter S. ThompsonBonfire of the Vanities – Tom WolfeShakespeareSisters in CrimeSara ParetskyWe are excited to announce that we are now an affiliate of Libro.fm audiobook platform: Listeners can receive two audiobooks for the price of one. Follow this link to learn more. (promo code: bookcougars)Purchase Book Cougars Swag on Zazzle! We are an affiliate of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookstore & Café. Please purchase books from them and support us at the same time. Click HERE to start shopping.If you’d like to help financially support the Book Cougars, please consider becoming a Patreon member. You can DONATE HERE. If you would prefer to donate directly to us, please email email@example.com for instructions.Join our Goodreads Group! We have a BookTube Channel – please check it out here, and be sure to subscribe!Please subscribe to our email newsletter here.
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