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The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp
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"Not every book is for every child, but for every child there is a book." The Children’s Book Review, is a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. In the Growing Readers Podcast, we produce author and illustrator interviews focused on the best books for kids of all ages. We help parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians to grow readers. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thechildrensbookreview/support
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Welcome to the 2am Book Review Club! Do you stay up too late reading books? Do you love mysteries, thrillers, romance, historical fiction, fantasy, or literary fiction? Do you want weekly book recommendations and/or book breakdowns? Then you’ve found your new favorite book club! Join me each week as I discuss everything from the most-hyped new releases to books that nobody seems to have heard of as we explore the wide and wonderful world of books!
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"Teaching My Cat to Read" is a book podcast that adds a unique comedic twist to literary discussions - thinking what our cat would think of this book. Discover answers to questions like, "Who would emerge victorious in a fight between Lady Catherine and Mrs. Bennett?" or "Who funded the grant money for Victor Frankenstein's experiments?" And don't forget, we never fail to ask the important question: "What rating would our cat give this book?" Tune in every other week for brand new episodes t ...
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Find your book club picks and get your literary fix here. I lead bookish discussions with authors, friends and family minus the scheduling, wine, charcuterie board and the book you didn’t have time to finish. My tastes skew toward the literary but I can’t resist a good thriller or the must-read book of the season. If you like authors like Donna Tartt, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Marie Benedict and Rachel Hawkins this podcast is for you.
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After a long break Cameron is back with his new version of the podcast. He is still reviewing mostly indie fantasy novels but he’s now doing it in his tractor. Cameron spends way too much time in said tractor and figured that since he was listening to a lot of audiobooks but had almost zero time to record episodes with his wife and friends like he used to he would put some of that tractor time to use and record podcast episodes again.
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Chapter 1:Summary of Life Sucks Book "Life Sucks" by Michael I. Bennett is a humorous and practical self-help book that offers advice on how to deal with life's inevitable challenges and disappointments. The book explores the idea that life is often difficult and frustrating, but by accepting this reality and making small changes to our mindset and…
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I finally read the sequel to Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries, Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands! Was it everything I was hoping the sequel would be? How does it hold up to the first book? And what does a cozy fantasy sequel look like anyway? Find out in this week's episode! The 2am Book Review Club Youtube channel…
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Simon & Schuster is not growing old quietly. The venerable publishing house — one of the industry’s so-called Big 5 — is celebrating its 100th birthday this month after a period of tumult that saw it put up for sale by its previous owner, pursued by its rival Penguin Random House in an acquisition bid that fell apart after the Justice Department wo…
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In this insightful interview, acclaimed middle-grade author Dan Gemeinhart discusses his highly anticipated standalone companion novel Coyote Lost and Found, the follow-up to his beloved bestseller The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. Gemeinhart reflects on the evolution of the complex relationship between his resilient protagonist Coyote and …
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In this bonus episode, we discuss episodes 5 and 6 of Amazon Primes “The Wheel of Time” series 2, “Damane” and “Eyes Without Pity”. We talk about the episodes in relation to the books, this series is an adaptation of books 2+3 “The Great Hunt” and “The Dragon Reborn”, so we try to not spoil anything plot wise after those books. Episode 5, Damane: M…
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I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman (with The Child as the main character) is the post-apocalyptic-novel-featuring-a-protagonist-without-a-proper-name that Luke has been waiting for, following the double-disappointment of The Road (featuring The Man and The Boy) and The Bear (featuring The Man and The Girl). Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburr…
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Chapter 1:Summary of For The Culture Book "For the Culture" by Marcus Collins is a book that explores the role of culture in shaping our identities and behaviors. Collins argues that culture is not just a trend or superficial aspect of society, but rather a powerful force that influences how we think, act, and relate to others. Collins delves into …
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Chapter 1 What's Book The Strength In Our Scars The Strength In Our Scars is a collection of poetry and prose by writer Bianca Sparacino. In this book, Sparacino explores themes of resilience, healing, and self-empowerment. She delves into the ways in which our scars, both physical and emotional, can become sources of strength and beauty. Through h…
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Chapter 1 What's Book How To Be An Adult In Relationships "How to Be an Adult in Relationships" by David Richo is a self-help book that explores the complexities of adult relationships and offers practical advice for developing healthy and fulfilling connections with others. The book delves into various aspects of relationships, including communica…
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Chapter 1 What's A Book Verbal Judo Verbal Judo is a self-help book written by George J. Thompson, a former English professor and martial artist. The book focuses on the concept of using verbal communication techniques to defuse difficult situations and resolve conflicts effectively. Thompson breaks down the principles of "verbal judo" by teaching …
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Chapter 1 What's Happier Hour Free Book "Happier Hour" by Cassie Holmes is a self-help book that offers strategies and tips for finding happiness and fulfillment in your life. The book covers topics such as gratitude, mindfulness, self-care, and building positive relationships. It aims to help readers improve their mental well-being and increase th…
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Chapter 1 What's Zoobiquity Book "Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing" is a book by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. The book explores the connections between human and animal health, drawing on examples from the fields of veterinary medicine and evolutionary biology to provide insights into h…
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Chapter 1 What's A Book No Future Without Forgiveness "No Future Without Forgiveness" is a book written by Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and social rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. The book explores Tutu's experiences as the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Afr…
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Chapter 1:Summary of the book The Lost Art Of Listening The book "The Lost Art of Listening" by Michael P. Nichols explores the importance of effective communication in relationships. Nichols discusses how declining listening skills have a negative impact on communication and relationships, leading to misunderstandings, conflicts, and feelings of b…
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Chapter 1:Summary of The Art Of Dramatic Writing Book "The Art of Dramatic Writing" by Lajos Egri is a comprehensive guide to the principles and techniques of crafting compelling and effective drama. The book covers all aspects of dramatic writing, from character development to plot structure to dialogue, and provides practical advice and exercises…
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Chapter 1 What's Book Vermeer's Hat "Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World" by Timothy Brook is a historical book that explores the interconnectedness of the world in the seventeenth century through the analysis of the objects depicted in the paintings of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The book delves into the glob…
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Chapter 1 What's Bright Earth Free Book "Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color" is a book written by Philip Ball that explores the history and science of color in art. The book delves into the ways in which artists have used and manipulated color throughout history, as well as the technological advancements and cultural influences that have …
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Why We Buy The book "Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping" by Paco Underhill delves into the psychology behind consumer behavior and shopping habits. Underhill, a retail consultant, uses his observations and research to uncover the reasons behind why people make certain purchasing decisions and how retailers can take advant…
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Chapter 1 What's Why The West Rules—for Now Book "Why The West Rules—for Now" is a book written by Ian Morris, a historian and archaeologist. In this book, Morris explores the question of why Western civilizations have dominated the world for the past 500 years, and examines the factors that have contributed to this dominance. Morris argues that a …
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Chapter 1 What's A Book Small Data "Small Data" by Martin Lindstrom is a book that explores the idea that the most valuable insights often come from observing small details and behaviors in people's lives. Lindstrom argues that by studying these small data points, businesses can gain a deeper understanding of their customers and create more success…
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Chapter 1 What's The Wisdom Of Life Free Book "The Wisdom of Life" is a philosophical essay written by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. In this work, Schopenhauer explores the concept of wisdom and the keys to living a fulfilling and meaningful life. He argues that true wisdom is not found in accumulating knowledge or material possession…
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Chapter 1 What's Book The Undercover Economist "The Undercover Economist" by Tim Harford is a book that explores the principles of economics and how they can be applied to everyday situations. The author uses real-life examples and anecdotes to explain economic concepts in a way that is easy to understand for readers who may not have a background i…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Co-opetition Co-opetition is a business strategy that combines elements of cooperation and competition. In his book "Co-opetition: A Revolution Mindset that Combines Competition and Cooperation," Adam M. Brandenburger explores this concept and provides insights into how companies can achieve success by balancing the two st…
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I finally read The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow! Alternate history, fairytale-infused witchy fantasy, and sisters taking on the world: this book is everything that I love! ...Or is it? Find out in this week's episode! Apologies if it sounds like I have cold--pollen allergies are no joke. The 2am Book Review Club Youtube channel…
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Chapter 1 What's Book Start-up Nation "Start-up Nation" by Dan Senor and Saul Singer is a book that explores Israel's success as a global innovation powerhouse. The authors delve into the unique factors that have allowed Israel to become a leading center for technological innovation and entrepreneurship, such as its culture of risk-taking, military…
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Chapter 1:Summary of the book The Baby Book The Baby Book by William Sears is a comprehensive guide for new parents on raising a healthy and happy baby. The book covers topics such as breastfeeding, sleeping patterns, nutrition, development milestones, health issues, and creating a loving and nurturing bond with your baby. The book emphasizes the i…
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Chapter 1:Summary of the book Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are" by Frans de Waal explores the intelligence of animals and challenges the conventional ways in which we measure intelligence. De Waal argues that animals possess a level of intelligence that is often underappreciated an…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Zen In The Art Of Writing The book "Zen in the Art of Writing" by Ray Bradbury is a collection of essays by the famous science fiction author that offer insights and advice on the craft of writing. Bradbury shares his thoughts on creativity, inspiration, and the importance of passion in writing. The book is a treasure trov…
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Chapter 1:Summary of a book Lawrence In Arabia "Lawrence In Arabia" by Scott Anderson is a non-fiction book that follows the life and exploits of T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, during World War I. The book explores Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire, his influence on the Middle East, and his relationship…
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Chapter 1:Summary of Book The Family Crucible "The Family Crucible" is a book that discusses the concept of family therapy and the role it plays in helping families navigate through conflict and dysfunction. The book follows the story of a family who seeks the help of a therapist, Dr. Carl Whitaker, to address their issues. Through a series of ther…
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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s first novel, “Carrie.” In the decades since, King has experimented with length, genre and style, but has always maintained his position as one of America’s most famous writers. On this week’s episode, host Gilbert Cruz talks to the novelist Grady Hendrix, who read and re-rea…
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Chapter 1 What's A Book The Rise And Fall Of American Growth "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War" by Robert J. Gordon is a book that explores the complex factors that have shaped the economic growth of the United States over the past century and a half. Gordon argues that the rapid economic growth …
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Chapter 1 What's Triumph Of The City Book "Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier" is a book written by Edward L. Glaeser, an economist and professor at Harvard University. In this book, Glaeser explores the power and importance of cities in driving economic growth, innovation, and …
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Chapter 1:Summary of a book Sitting still like a frog " Sitting Still Like a Frog" by Eline Snel is a mindfulness meditation guide for children and their parents. The book provides practical exercises and techniques for helping children develop focus, calmness, and compassion. It teaches children how to pay attention to their bodies and thoughts, m…
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Chapter 1 What's The Consolations Of Philosophy Book The Consolations of Philosophy is a book by Alain de Botton that explores the teachings of six different philosophers – Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche– and how their ideas can help people navigate the complexities and challenges of life. The book examines vario…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book The Art Of Asking The Art of Asking is a memoir and self-help book written by musician and artist Amanda Palmer. In the book, Palmer shares her personal experiences and insights on the power of asking for help, connecting with others, and building a supportive community. She emphasizes the importance of vulnerability, auth…
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Chapter 1 What's Pour Your Heart Into It Free Book "Pour Your Heart Into It" is a book written by Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks. In the book, Schultz shares his personal and professional journey in building the iconic coffee company, and offers insights on entrepreneurship, leadership, and business success. The book is filled with ins…
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Chapter 1 The Free Book The Warren Buffett Way Summary "The Warren Buffett Way" by Robert G. Hagstrom is a comprehensive guide to the investing principles and strategies of legendary investor Warren Buffett. The book covers Buffett's approach to investing, including his focus on intrinsic value, margin of safety, and long-term thinking. Hagstrom br…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Confessions Of An Advertising Man "Confessions of an Advertising Man" is a book written by David Ogilvy, a highly influential figure in the advertising industry. In this book, Ogilvy shares his insights, experiences, and advice on advertising and marketing. He discusses the principles of effective advertising, the importan…
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Chapter 1:Summary of Book No Bad Kids "No Bad Kids" by Janet Lansbury is a parenting guide that aims to help parents understand and effectively respond to their children's challenging behavior. The book emphasizes the importance of viewing children's actions as a way to communicate their needs and feelings, rather than labeling them as "bad." Lansb…
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Chapter 1:Summary of Full Book The End of Average "The End of Average" by Todd Rose explores the flaws and limitations of the average measurement in various aspects of life, including education, psychology, and business. Rose argues that the concept of average fails to account for individual differences, leading to one-size-fits-all solutions that …
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Chapter 1:Summary of Full Book The Introverted Leader "The Introverted Leader" by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler is a practical guide for introverted individuals who find themselves in leadership positions. The book explores the unique strengths that introverts bring to leadership roles, such as their ability to listen, think deeply, and build meaningful r…
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Chapter 1:Summary of Full Book The Book of Forgiving The Book of Forgiving by Desmond M. Tutu is a powerful and thought-provoking guide to the process of forgiveness. Tutu, a renowned theologian and social rights activist, draws on his own experiences and the wisdom of his faith to offer practical advice on how to forgive others and oneself. Tutu e…
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Luke finally finished Moby-Dick by Herman Melville and wants to talk to Juliane about how it’s the best written worst novel. Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage Discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke writes his own novels, like “Mi…
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