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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com

So Many Damn Books Christopher Hermelin + Drew Broussard

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Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com

    153: George Saunders (A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN) & Leo Tolstoy's MASTER AND MAN

    153: George Saunders (A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN) & Leo Tolstoy's MASTER AND MAN

    Guess who zooms in this time? It's George Saunders himself, certified MacArthur Genius, launching his new book about writing and Russian short story masters, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life. Christopher and Drew ask him about what teaching taught him about writing, how he keeps the world fresh, and what he'd like to do if he weren't a writer, along with what a master Tolstoy was. Na Zdorovie!
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    music: Disaster Magic
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    152: Top 9**‡ of 2020

    152: Top 9**‡ of 2020

    Christopher and Drew hash out their agreed upon top 5 of the year, and then throw out two additional titles each. Lists are weird.
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    music: Disaster Magic
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    • 33 min
    Minisode: Opening Presents and The Week Between

    Minisode: Opening Presents and The Week Between

    Christopher and Drew hang out and talk what they got up to for the holiday, open their annual presents to one another, and talk about why Goodreads is probably fine, amongst other bookish subjects.
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    • 29 min
    Minisode: Stocking Stuffers from the Public Domain

    Minisode: Stocking Stuffers from the Public Domain

    Instead of doing a big holiday episode and taking a break, the guys decide to celebrate by putting out some little tidbits to keep everyone company through these darkest, shortest days! First up: Stocking Stuffers from the Public Domain! Drew reads A.A. Milne's request for a standardization of Christmas gifts and Christopher dives into a mini history of Christmas tree innovations.
    It's a hoot and a half.
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    • 25 min
    151: Emily Temple (THE LIGHTNESS) & Kōbō Abe's THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES

    151: Emily Temple (THE LIGHTNESS) & Kōbō Abe's THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES

    Emily Temple drops into the Damn Library via webcam, and we all chat about calendars, and the dreams of being a writer as well as the dream of online book recommendation, and knowing you'll rewrite your first draft. Of course we also discuss her novel The Lightness, and how summer camps are kind of proto-cults, and how you end up putting everything into your debut, because of course there will be more. Plus, she brought us the anti-beach read Kōbō Abe's The Woman in the Dunes, and we can still taste the sand.
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    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
    (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic) 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    150: Book Recommendation Extravaganza

    150: Book Recommendation Extravaganza

    It’s the big 1-5-0 and since it also happens to be the holiday season, we opened the phone-lines to some of our Patreon supporters to help recommend some books for their wishlists or to pick up for their loved ones! Imagine Christopher and Drew in a big ol’ telethon studio, with phones ringing off the hook and the number flashing across the bottom of the screen… except they’re in their respective homes, doing this on Zoom.
    Feat. appearances by Patrons Moti, Jacob, Bonnie, Erin, Chris, Lee, Charlie, Veronika and Michael! Our thanks to them for joining and to all of our listeners.
    We are glad we made 150 of these, and we are excited to make more!
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    • 1 hr 29 min

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