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May 3, 2012  

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

[10:32] Better Book Titles: Write Shit Down


[11:00] Sorry Please Thank You, Charles Yu, July 24 2012

[13:22] Magic Hours, Tom Bissell

[15:16] The Gun, CJ Chivers


[17:25] The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller and Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin

[20:39] The Killing Moon, NK Jemisin (The Shadowed Sun, June 1 2012)

[21:20] The Likeness, Tana French

[22:04] Aurorarama, Jean-Christophe Valtat (Luminous Chaos, October 2 2012)


[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

Listener Questions

[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?

[35:10] Rebecca rereads: The Sparrow, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Sula

[35:52] Jenn is rereading: Jacqueline Carey

[36:49] Josh rereads: graphic novels & comics

[37:25] Paul Montgomery: Short & sweet books vs. epic flails?

[37:56] Episode 25: Great Big Not Very Short Huge Epic Big Big Books

[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?

[51:50] Episodes 1 (Just What the Hell is Bookrageous?) & 24 (One Year Anniversary!)

[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?


[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

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