Bookrageous Episode 37; Listener Questions
Intro Music; Summertime -- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
What We’re Reading
[1:15] Jazz, Toni Morrison
[3:01] Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, Florence Williams
[5:45] Wait, nutcases??
[6:27] House of Holes, Nicholson Baker
[7:00] Getting Things Done, David Allen
[11:00] Sorry Please Thank You, Charles Yu, July 24 2012
[13:22] Magic Hours, Tom Bissell
[15:16] The Gun, CJ Chivers
[21:20] The Likeness, Tana French
[23:00] The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall
[26:00] The Blind Giant, Nick Harkaway, May 15 2012
[27:09] Edie Investigates, Nick Harkaway
Intermission; Youth Without Youth -- Metric
[28:15] Jon Page: Book prizes? Too many, not enough, which ones, biases?
[30:31] We particularly heart The Morning News’ Tournament of Books
[33:20] The Orange Prize & gender in prizes
[34:18] Edmund: Revisiting books/rereadability?
[35:52] Jenn is rereading: Jacqueline Carey
[36:49] Josh rereads: graphic novels & comics
[37:25] Paul Montgomery: Short & sweet books vs. epic flails?
[38:05] We the Animals, Justin Torres
[39:06] Small Books with a Big Punch on Brews & Books
[39:27] How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu
[39:40] Clandestine in Chile, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
[40:50] Paul Montgomery: Favorite one-hit wonder authors? e.g., Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird; authors we wish would write another book?
[41:28] Toby Barlow (Sharp Teeth)
[41:53] Steve Toltz (A Fraction of the Whole)
[44:19] Philipp Meyer (American Rust)
[44:41] Joss Arden: What do we wish we had mentioned on a previous episode but didn’t?
[46:57] Joss Arden: What do you wish someone had told you when you started your blogs?
[47:15] Never look at the stats! (Or at least don’t get caught up in them)
[49:15] Anyone can find it.
[50:23] Schedule, schedule, schedule.
[51:36] Stacy: How did you come together to do the podcast?
[53:37] Twitter! And there was this calendar...
[53:55] And there was Books on the Nightstand...
[55:05] Kevin: What were the first galleys/free stuff you received because of your blog?
[55:20] Months and Seasons, Christopher Meeks
[56:09] Red, White, and Brew, Brian Yaeger; also, free beer!
[59:00] Rebecca: First book that a rep gave you?
[59:30] REPS ARE AWESOME.
[1:01:06] Anonymous: What are your thoughts on self-published books?
[1:01:10] We have many thoughts on this! (Not sum-up-able in show notes)
[1:04:27] Anonymous: DRM, agency pricing, lawsuits, etc.?
[1:04:44] Tor/Forge goes DRM free!
[1:06:40] $0.99 and up -- Amazon and agency pricing
[1:11:00] Better than cheap? Free! Libraries and ebooks
Outro; Summertime -- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Bookrageous Book Club Pick: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, Shehan Karunatilaka (out May 8 2012), 10% off from WORD for listeners! Just write BOOKRAGEOUS in the comments field.
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