Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of reading and books.
Tea or Books? #93 Do We Care What Characters Are Called? and Two Tove Jansson Novels
Summer, Winter, names – welcome to episode 93. In the first half, we ask: ‘Do we care what characters are called?’, looking at the strange and ordinary names that characters are given. In the second half, we compare Tove Jansson’s
Tea or Books? #92: Do We Care What Characters Wear? and Girl, Woman, Other vs Life After Life
Bernadine Evaristo, Kate Atkinson, and clothes – welcome to episode 92. In the first half of the episode, Rachel and I discuss clothes in books – do we care what characters wear? I forgot to mention, but do check out
Tea or Books? #91: Familiar or Unfamiliar Settings? and Two Elizabeth von Arnim novels
Elizabeth von Arnim and settings of novels – welcome to episode 91! In the first half of the novel, we look at the settings of novels, and ask whether we prefer familiar or unfamiliar settings. In the second half, we
Tea or Books? #90: Good or Bad Reading Year? and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn vs O, The Brave Music
Betty Smith, Dorothy Evelyn Smith, and a review of our reading years… In the first half, we look back over a very unusual year and ask – was it a good reading year or a bad reading year? We’ve not
Tea or Books? #89: Do we care about gardens?, and Gilead vs Home
Marilynne Robinson and gardens – welcome to episode 89! We are scraping the barrel a little in our first half, and arguably repeating ourselves, but please enjoy our musings on gardens. In the second half, after answering a question from
Tea or Books? #88: Blurbs or No Blurbs, and The Remains of the Day vs Never Let Me Go
Blurbs and Kazuo Ishiguro – welcome to episode 88! In the first half of this episode, Rachel and I talk about whether we want blurbs – i.e. do we do research on what we’re reading before we pick it up.