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Judge a Book by its Cover Little City Library Podcast

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    #6 Lavender Hill Mob

    #6 Lavender Hill Mob

    Judge a Book By it's Cover - a Little City Library Podcast, is briefly moving away from Novellas to reviewing/judging films by their posters!

    This month, we're talking about Lavender Hill Mob, a 1951 Ealing Comedy directed by Charles Crichton and staring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway. It is available to checkout via Kanopy- our libraries streaming service. Join us as Billette and Pete discuss this dry, clever film that won an academy award for best screenplay, and see who gets closer to guessing the plot correctly based on the cover (not to mention who gets our first ever point awarded for proper color identification!)

    • 11 min
    #5 Ganja and Hess

    #5 Ganja and Hess

    Judge a Book By it's Cover - a Little City Library Podcast is briefly moving away from Novellas to reviewing/judging films by their posters!

    This month, we're talking about Ganja and Hess, a 1973 experimental Horror Film directed by Bill Gunn and available via Kanopy- our libraries streaming service. Bizarre is the name of the game as we talk ancient cursed daggers, vampires that aren't vampires, and purposefully disjointed storytelling. Below are a few articles we reference or mention in the podcast for those who are interested.

    http://www.notcoming.com/reviews/ganjaandhess/

    https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/05/29/bill-gunns-revolutionary-ganja-hess-gets-the-restoration-it-deserves/

    https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/comment/bradlands/bodies-off-ganja-hess-under-skin-flick

    • 14 min
    #4 Playtime Edit

    #4 Playtime Edit

    Judge a Book By it's Cover - a Little City Library Podcast is briefly moving away from Novellas to reviewing/judging films by their posters since it turns out Novellas are pretty depressing on the whole! Good and well written, but depressing and nobody wants to listen to us talk about depressing novellas right now.
    So, this month, after a brief hiatus, we are picking up with the film Play Time a 1967 French comedy of errors directed by Jacques Tati- available via Kanopy- our libraries streaming service. Enjoy our own comedy of errors as we attempt to judge this film by its poster!

    • 15 min
    #3 The Kingdom Of This World

    #3 The Kingdom Of This World

    Episode 3 of Judge a Book by its Cover- A Little City Library Podcast-
    Welcome back! This month, Librarians, Billette and Pete are talking about 'Kingdom of this World' by Alejo Carpentier.

    This is a readers advisory podcast where we guess what a book is about based solely on our impressions of the cover, then we actually read the book, have a brief discussion about it, before we see whose 'judgement' was closer. We also have a special trivia question at the end of each episode for our patrons which can be used to waive all the library fines from a single patron account! Be the first to comment with the answer and win.

    • 9 min
    #2 You Should Have Left

    #2 You Should Have Left

    Episode 2 of Judge a Book by its Cover- A Little City Library Podcast-
    Welcome back! This month, Librarians, Billette and Pete are talking about 'You Should Have Left' by Daniel Kehlman.

    This is a readers advisory podcast where we guess what a book is about based solely on our impressions of the cover, then we actually read the book, have a brief discussion about it, before we see whose 'judgement' was closer. We also have a special trivia question at the end of each episode for our patrons which can be used to waive all the library fines from a single patron account! Be the first to comment with the answer and win.

    • 10 min
    #1 Haunting Of Tram Car 015

    #1 Haunting Of Tram Car 015

    Welcome to 'Judge a Book by its Cover!' AKA JABBIC- a Little City Library Podcast. We read novellas with interesting covers and review them, but before we dig into the book, we make a guess as to what it is about based on the cover image. Sometimes we are spot on, and some times we aren't, either way we'll let you know if the book is worth reading.

    This week we read 'The Haunting of Tram Car 015' by P. Djeli Clark- tune in to see if this bureaucratic procedural set in a future past and clocking in at just over 100 pages is the escape you need from daily life.

    • 8 min

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