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The voices of a Canadian indie bookstore, cinema, bar, bistro, and live music venue.

The Village Podcast from The Bookshel‪f‬ The Bookshelf

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The voices of a Canadian indie bookstore, cinema, bar, bistro, and live music venue.

    All about reading for fun (or for a misguided project)

    All about reading for fun (or for a misguided project)

    From Grady Hendrix to habit forming to bananas? It's not as wild a ride as this description would have you believe.
    Candice and Steph check in on recent books and authors and how to be intentional with our time.
    Books The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
    My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
    Needful Things by Stephen King
    Hello Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life by Fumio Sasaki
    Links The Great Stephen King Reread by Grady Hendrix
    Timestamps 00:00 Intro and check in with Steph and Candice - what's new, what are you doing once businesses re-open a bit
    08:16 Steph talks about books she's read and whether or not she can recommend them
    09:45 Let's talk Grady Hendrix 
    21:00 What did women socially do before the book club became popular?
    23:25 Candice's Stephen King reread and how everyone is wrong about Pet Sematary
    30:30 Talking about habit forming
    37:30 What else are we doing to relax besides reading?
    41:00 Intentionally doing nothing or something - just be intentional
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    • 48 min
    The Year That Wasn't In Review

    The Year That Wasn't In Review

    Welcome to 2021! Steph and Candice do a mini year in review for 2020 and talk about the music and movies and restaurants they missed and the books and television and home cooking they didn't miss.
    Books Shining In The Dark: Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library edited by Hans-Ake Lilja
    The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands by Stephen King
    Movies Midsommar - and how we relate to it now https://twitter.com/alexem/status/1339389665590185985
    Links Spotify's business - https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dzje3/daniel-ek-spotify-artists-pay-interview
    Lilja's Library, a Stephen King fansite - https://www.liljas-library.com/
    Stephen King Ranked - https://screenrant.com/every-stephen-king-book-ranked-best-worst 
    Timestamps 01:45 We start with music
    11:30 Moving on to television and streaming services
    16:00 Home cooking
    18:00 Stephen King book club - Steph has a complementary read and we talk about rankings
    33:00 How social media and criticism may have changed Stephen King
    38:40 Movies - Midsommar and how it represents our collective experience
    42:15 What does the future hold?
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    • 46 min
    A letter written on a cold dreary day

    A letter written on a cold dreary day

    Why do we read? To get away, to learn, to watch other people without guilt. Why do we write?
    Let's be honest, Steph and Candice come to no conclusions about these existential questions, but they try.
    Books The Stand, The Green Mile, Needful Things, Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, Cell by Stephen King
    Links Stephen King's accidental blindness on race - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/28/stephen-king-says-oscars-are-rigged-in-favor-of-the-white-folks-washington-post
    Timestamps 02:15 - What's NaNoWriMo?
    07:00 - revisiting stories you already know
    10:00 - taking time to think about what you are reading and watching
    11:00 - The Stephen King Project
    15:00 - Stephen King and the myth of meritocracy
    22:00 - How our lifestyles have changed with Covid
    26:00 - Where everyone wonders "What does epistolary mean?"
    29:00 - The pain of group chats
    30:45 - The real reason why Steph doesn't journal
    34:00 - Students writing letters to elected officials and why you should too
    42:00 Back to The Stand
     
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    • 48 min
    Spooktober

    Spooktober

    Halloween time has come around again... Steph and Candice take full advantage by chatting about spooky books and spooky tv shows.
    We also discuss whether or not people should be reading stories about the downfall of humanity, whether it be from viruses or robots.
    Books, television and other links Unsolved Mysteries - the proto crime podcast, as a television show of the 80s and 90s
    The Stand by Stephen King - the study described by the sociologist in the book, Glenn Bateman, is entirely fiction. 
    I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
    Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the genre or rewriting classics with supernatural elements.
    End Credits Radio, CFRU's movie review program.
    Lindy West, columnist
    Genre bending novels and novelists
    The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Ted Chiang
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    • 42 min
    We're baaaaaaaack!

    We're baaaaaaaack!

    After an accidental summer off from recording Steph and Candice are back, much like school and in-store shopping at The Bookshelf!
    That's right the bookstore is open to the public 7 days a week from 11am - 6pm. But not to worry, they are still offering delivery, and if you know exactly what you want please consider ordering online for either delivery or pick-up and limiting the number of people browsing the stacks.
    We are all in this together and doing what we can to support each other!
    Books The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
    Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
    The Dark Half by Stephen King
    The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
    The Stand by Stephen King
    Well Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
    Also follow the online book club Well Read Black Girl
    Note - Candice is ashamed to have not been able to come up with the name of Maya Angelou on the spot while trying to remember who said "When you know better, you do better."
    In consideration - the return of the Non-Fiction Book Club with a focus on relearning Canadian History.
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    • 58 min
    Cli-fi is a genre now?

    Cli-fi is a genre now?

    Steph and Candice check in again on how life, work and entertainment is going during work from home times.
    Hint, it's a lot of television watching, way more than usual
    Listen along to hear what they've been watching, reading and maybe eating!
    Books The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie
    American War by Omar El Akkad
    Melmoth by Sarah Perry
    Misery by Stephen King
    Tommyknockers by Stephen King
    A Matter of Taste by Rebecca Tucker
    Links Movie commentary with friends from Candice's podcast, 100% Candice
    What is Cli-Fi? 
    Read what Stephen King thought of Annie Wilkes, villain of Misery. 
    Timestamps 00:33 Intro
    01:30 Missing movies with friends
    05:50 Choosing what movies to watch
    06:50 The Outer Limits reboot of the 90s
    09:10 The X-Files conspiracy theory
    10:16 Telling stories through years long series
    14:30 Role playing games and playing characters outside yourself
    19:03 How we communicate in audio without visual cues
    22:00 How our reality is different from the tropes of sci fi
    24:00 Giving people the nod while out for a walk
    26:17 Reading updates
    30:50 The Stephen King update
    39:10 Steph realizes keeping a journal might be a positive thing, again.
    43:45 Candice's accidental food industry book club 
    48:50 Plea to support local businesses
    49:46 What do live events and celebrations look like now?
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    Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village
    Please leave us a review on iTunes and subscribe using your podcatcher of choice.
    Follow the Bookshelf on Twitter and Facebook and now Tumblr!! Stay up to date on what's happening around the store at http://bookshelf.ca and join the weekly newsletter. 
    Send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca
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    • 52 min

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