MARCH 2012

  • THE NEXT BOOK: HALF A LIFE BY DARIN STRAUSS

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    By now you’ve all listened to and enjoyed our first on-air game, “Bookshelf Revisit.” Well, guess what? We have at least three more bookish games to share with you. You’ll have to keep listening to find out what they are.

    Our next episode will feature more book games as well as a discussion of Darin Strauss’ devestating memoir, Half a Life. Even if you don’t have time to read the whole thing (although, trust us, it’s a one-nighter), the discussion will still be interesting to you. We’ll talk about the nature of memoir and Strauss’ perceptions of the book’s major event, which occurs in the very first paragraph.

    Give it a read and tune in in a couple of weeks to hear what we thought!

  • YOU WANT MORE?

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  • EPISODE 1: BOOKSHELF REVISIT & BRIGHT’S PASSAGE

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    The long-awaited first episode of Literary Disco has arrived!

    We begin by revisiting our bookshelves and recommending some of our favorites (or, in Rider’s case, weird books from the teen years) to each other.

    Then we get to the meat and potatoes of the episode: Bright’s Passage. We react, we question, we banter, we express enthusiasm for talking horses.

    If you haven’t finished the book yet, don’t fret– you can revisit the episode any time. And there are no major spoilers. We mostly speak about style and character in this episode, not plot.

    Feel free to leave your reaction to the book in our comments, or tweet us @LiteraryDisco.

    Happy listening,

    Literary Disco

  • THE FIRST BOOK TO READ

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    In the post below you’ll find our Episode 0, in which we talk about the podcast and books in general.

    But very soon, we’ll be posting our first discussion of an actual book. If you want to read along, it’s going to be the novel Bright’s Passage by Josh Ritter. (The image below will take you to the book on Amazon, but feel free to support your local bookstore!)

    It’s not a very long book, so we’ll post our talk in only a week or so. In the meantime, drop by our Facebook page and let us know what you think.

  • EPISODE 0: INTRODUCTION

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    Subscribe and listen! This is our introductory podcast, in which Rider, Tod, and Julia discuss the books they loved, standing up to librarians, and meaningful professors.