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Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of reading and books.

Tea or Books? Simon and Rachel

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    • 4.9, 31 Ratings

Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of reading and books.

    Tea or Books? #86: Empathy vs Sympathy and The Child That Books Built vs When I Was A Child I Read Books

    Tea or Books? #86: Empathy vs Sympathy and The Child That Books Built vs When I Was A Child I Read Books

    Marilynne Robinson, Francis Spufford, empathy and sympathy! Welcome to episode 86, in which we talk about characters we feel empathetic towards and those we feel sympathetic towards. And if you aren’t sure of the distinction, don’t worry, we’ve got that

    Tea or Books? #85: One House or Many Houses, and A Thatched Roof vs Fresh From The Country

    Tea or Books? #85: One House or Many Houses, and A Thatched Roof vs Fresh From The Country

    Houses, Miss Read, Beverley Nichols! In the first half of today’s episode, we look at whether we prefer novels that stay in one house or those that go all over the place. In the second half, we explore two novels

    Tea or Books? #84: Sea vs Mountains and Her Son’s Wife vs Auntie Mame

    Tea or Books? #84: Sea vs Mountains and Her Son’s Wife vs Auntie Mame

    Dorothy Canfield [Fisher], Patrick Dennis, sea, and mountains – episode 84!   In the first half of this episode, we talk about novels set in the mountains vs those set by the sea. The classic dichotomy. In the second half,

    Tea or Books? #83: Comfort Zones (Yes or No?) and Two Willa Cather Novels

    Tea or Books? #83: Comfort Zones (Yes or No?) and Two Willa Cather Novels

    Comfort zones, comfort novels, and two novels by Willa Cather – welcome to episode 83! In the first half of this episode, Rachel and I talk about whether or not we have comfort zones when it comes to reading –

    Tea or Books? #82: Australia vs New Zealand and two Adrian Bell books

    Tea or Books? #82: Australia vs New Zealand and two Adrian Bell books

    Australia, New Zealand, and Adrian Bell – welcome to episode 82! In the first half, we do a topic suggested by Lindsay – books by Australians and books by people from New Zealand. And my GOODNESS we don’t know anywhere

    Tea or Books? #81: Style vs Plot and Living vs Loving by Henry Green

    Tea or Books? #81: Style vs Plot and Living vs Loving by Henry Green

    Henry Green, style over substance, and some listener questions – here’s episode 81! In the first half of this episode, we discuss style vs substance – or, to put it another way, writing style vs the plot of the novel.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

BookerTalk ,

BookerTalk

It's a delight to find a podcast that features an intelligent discussion about books.Too many others just have the presenters squealing with excitement about new releases. Simon and Rachel invest time and energy in bringing us insight about the books they discuss

JCGShaston ,

Almost five stars

I found this podcast about a month ago and it immediately became one of my favourites.I have been catching up with all the previous episodes and would give it five stars if Simon could be persuaded not to laugh at every remark he makes.

sloutro ,

A bookish delight

This is my absolute favourite podcast - the perfect comfort listen for anyone who enjoys reading. As a bonus, I’ve added numerous items mentioned throughout the series to my TBR pile - currently halfway through “The L-Shaped Room” based on Simon’s recommendation and enjoying it very much. Thank you so much Simon and Rachel for your work. And PS - Yorkshire Tea is the way forward, always!

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