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Join Alameda County Library for the latest book news and reviews. We introduce new arrivals and give you a reason to hunt for classics in the stacks.

    Read On Episode 15 (Creepy Reads Edition)

    Read On Episode 15 (Creepy Reads Edition)

    Be afraid, be very afraid...you're about to hear a very special Creepy Reads edition of the Read On podcast! Recorded in our very own Bookmobile of Terror, this episodes features Trevor in conversation with bookmobile librarian Christina. After talking about what to do while waiting impatiently for the latest Walking Dead season, they move on to discuss similar chillers like Locke & Key by Joe Hill, Revival by Tim Seeley, Handling the Undead by John Lindqvist, and The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.

    • 12 min
    Read On Episode 14

    Read On Episode 14

    In this episode Natalie tries Anthony Trollope on Kate's recommendation, and likes it! But Can You Forgive Her for saying he writes old fat books about ladies in dresses? You decide. Next, Trevor discusses some new books he hasn't read yet, but wants to, including A Field Guide To Lies by Daniel Levitin, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel, and The Young Bride by Allesandro Baricco. Finally, Natalie is intrigued by the premise of but ultimately bored by the excessive literariness of The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan.

    • 11 min
    Read On Episode 13

    Read On Episode 13

    In this episode Chris takes a heartbreaking historical journey through Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel Homegoing, Trevor and Alice get excited about Siracusa by Delia Ephron and Underground Airlines by Ben Winters, and Alice and Natalie try finding joy by color coding socks with Marie Kondo.

    • 12 min
    Read On Episode 12

    Read On Episode 12

    In this episode, Kate explores Justin Cronin's City of Mirrors, Trevor and Alice get to know Sergio Y by Alexandro Vidal Porto, and Chris expresses her appreciation for the depth and complexity of Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.

    • 11 min
    Read On Episode 11

    Read On Episode 11

    In Episode 11, Kate and Natalie discuss Gwyneth Paltrow and debate the merits of homemade granola in mason jars, we get an up-close auditory look at the creepy world of Preacher, and Trevor explores the beautiful but disquieting pages of Brecht Evens' Panther.

    • 12 min
    Read On Episode 10

    Read On Episode 10

    In our latest episode of Read On, our bookbuyer Trevor discusses more books he hasn't read, and Kate and Natalie discuss some books that everyone should read. Also: What's it like to be a Squirrel Girl?

    • 13 min

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