27 episodes

Two Australian sisters chatting about books, reading and what’s bringing us joy right now

The Book Place Mercy and Salem

    • Books
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Two Australian sisters chatting about books, reading and what’s bringing us joy right now

    Ep 25: Comfort Reads for a Reading Slump

    Ep 25: Comfort Reads for a Reading Slump

    This episode we're chatting about being in a reading slump and what are the comfort reads we reach for when we have some book burnout. And Mercy gushes about a book that she wants to give to everyone she knows. As usual we share our current reads and have lots of things that are bringing us joy this week! Also announing the dates for our summer breaks. Happy Listening!



    Mercy's Current Reads

    The Gown - Jennifer Robson

    The Lazy Genius Way - Kendra Adachi

    Kitchens of the Great Midwest - J. Ryan Stradal (DNF)



    Salem's Current Reads

    The Home Edit Life - Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

    American Royals - Katherine McGee

    Louise Penny (DNF)



    What's Bringing Us Joy

    The Birth of a King - Tommee Profitt

    First-time Irish Dancing Competitions

    Victoria Park Golf Club - Christmas Themed Putt Putt

    Aldi Chocolate Licorice Logs

    Bam Bam Bakehouse 

    • 31 min
    Ep 24: The One Where We Touch On The JK Rowling Controversy + Giveaway Winner

    Ep 24: The One Where We Touch On The JK Rowling Controversy + Giveaway Winner

    So in our show’s new format (which it turns out feels very similar to the old format) this week we are talking about our current reads, a doorstop of a book, and a brief sidebar into the publicity surrounding JK Rowling’s tweeting and her latest book. And of course we talk about lots of our favourite things... plus the giveaway winner is announced!! Happy listening! Mercy’s Current Reads The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin Troubles Blood by Robert Galbraith Salem’s Current Reads Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ‘Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

    • 35 min
    Ep 23: Updates, Giveaways and Audiobooks That Take All Your Time

    Ep 23: Updates, Giveaways and Audiobooks That Take All Your Time

    This week we chat about some little changes we're making to The Bookplace Podcast! Most importantly, this will now be a fortnightly podcast, dropping new episodes each Thursday. You'll still be hearing all about our current reads as well as some bookish discussion and we'll be expanding our What's Bringing Us Joy section, bringing more of our favourite things! Let us know what you think!



    Salem's Current Reads

     - The Hidden Power of F***ing Up by The Try Guys

     - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi



    Mercy's Current Reads

     - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

     - Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin



    What's Bringing Us Joy

     - Finishing reading goals for the year!

     - New puppy, Lucy Buchanan

     - Derry Girls on Netflix

     - New Sheets from Amazon

    • 27 min
    Ep 22: Recording in a Car and Why We Decide to DNF a book

    Ep 22: Recording in a Car and Why We Decide to DNF a book

    Have you ever forced yourself to finish a book or gotten reader’s guilt over putting a book down and moving on to something else? This week, Salem and Mercy discuss the multiple reasons for not finishing books, how long they try before giving up and what is worth the push! Because life’s too short to read bad books! Happy listening!

    • 46 min
    Why we are M.I.A today...

    Why we are M.I.A today...

    Sadly, no new episode today folks. Thanks for sticking with us as we sort out a few scheduling issues. We’ll be back next week with a brand new episode in your earphones!

    • 40 sec
    Ep 21: Post Holiday Book Chats and Bookshelf Organisation

    Ep 21: Post Holiday Book Chats and Bookshelf Organisation

    Reunited and it feels so good! Mercy’s back from holidays and we have so much holiday reading chats to catch up on! Lots of 5 star reads on this week’s episode so check it out! We also discuss Salem’s recent bookshelf change and all the many ways we arrange and display our own shelves. This one’s jam packed and lots of fun! Mercy’s Current Reads - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - American Royals by Katharine McGee - Majesty by Katharine McGee Salem’s Current Reads - Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round by Myquillyn Smith - The Plea by Steve Cavanagh What’s Bringing Us Joy ‘Get Organised With the Home Edit’ on Netflix and Instagram. The beautiful warm spring weather Thanks for listening!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

kdona3 ,

So much joy

I love this podcast. It brings me so much joy. It’s so light and filled with new boom recommendations every time. The rapport between Salem and Mercy has you laughing along with them.

Tom Ando4526182625 ,

Joy-filled listening

I really enjoy listening to The Book Place. There are so many books out there, so it’s great to get some recommendations. And the summaries that the girls give, show me enough information to know if it is my style of book.
I also love hearing their love for books and just the joy in their voices as they laugh and chat together.

Staish ,

Brilliant reviews

I love The Book Place! Mercy and Salem cover an amazing variety of genres and breadth of titles. They’re such a delight to listen to! Their conversations are always uplifting and make me want to read more and more and more.

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