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A podcast by people who love to read, for people who love to read.

Reading Envy Jenny Colvin

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A podcast by people who love to read, for people who love to read.

    Reading Envy 246: Unsettling Endings with Yanira

    Reading Envy 246: Unsettling Endings with Yanira

    Yanira shares why she deleted Goodreads and how it's improved her reading life, and we talk about rereading books before we dig into books we've read and liked lately. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 246: Unsettling Endings Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via Stitcher Or listen through Spotify  Or listen through Google Podcasts Books discussed:   Very Cold People by Sarah Manguso End of the World House by Adrienne Celt A Very Nice Girl by Imogen Crimp The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe, Yohanca Delgado, Eve L. Ewing, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Danny Lore, and Sheree Renee Thomas Joan is Okay by Weike Wang Other mentions:  A House of My Own: Stories from My Life by Sandra Cisneros The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Hating Game by Sally Thorne The Hating Game (film) Normal People by Sally Rooney Conversations with Friends (tv adaptation) Bridgerton (Netflix) Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson Dirty Computer (album) Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture] Chemistry by Weike Wang Either/Or by Elif Batuman The Idiot by Elif Batuman The Possessed by Elif Batuman Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, read by Miranda Raison Related episodes: Episode 070 - Words Like Weapons with Yanira Ramirez Episode 096 - Not Without Hope with Yanira Ramirez Episode 108 - Venn Diagram with Yanira Ramirez   Episode 141 - Profound and Tedious Work with Yanira Ramirez Episode 181 - An Awkward Woman with Yanira Ramirez Stalk us online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy All links to books are through Bookshop.org, where I am an affiliate. I wanted more money to go to the actual publishers and authors. I link to Amazon when a book is not listed with Bookshop.

    Reading Envy 245: Looking Back at the Russian Novel

    Reading Envy 245: Looking Back at the Russian Novel

    At the end of March, a handful of us gathered to discuss what we had read for the Russian novel quarter of Reading Envy Russia. We also discuss the works we abandoned, some dips into Ukrainian literature, and talked more about what makes a novel quintessentially Russian. Thanks to all who joined in during this chat, in Goodreads, and in social media! Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 245: Looking Back at the Russian Novel  Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via Stitcher Or listen through Spotify  Or listen through Google Podcasts Books discussed: The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People who Read Them by Elif Batuman The Anna Karenina Fix by Viv Groskop Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volkhonsky A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, translated by Paul Foote The Aviator by Eugene Vodolazkin, translated by Lisa C. Hayden Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes The Mountain and the Wall by Alisa Ganieva, translated by Carol Apollonio The Hall of the Singing Caryatids by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden I Will Die in a Foreign Land by Kalani Pickhart Brisbane by Eugene Vodolazkin, translated by Marian Schwarz The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan, translated by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler Lucky Breaks by Yevgenia Belorusets, translated by Eugene Ostahevsky Life Went on Anyway: Stories by Oleg Sentsov, translated by Uilleam Blacker Other mentions: Ted Chiang Ken Liu Hanya Yanagihara "Men Who Explain Lolita to Me" by Rebecca Solnit on LitHub "Dead Soul" by Masha Gessen in Vanity Fair St. Michael's bells ringing in 2013 Related episodes: Episode 237 - Reading Goals 2022 Episode 241 - Feral Pigeons with Laurie Episode 243 - Russian Novel Speed Date  Stalk us online: Reading Envy Readers on Goodreads (home of Reading Envy Russia) Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy All links to books are through Bookshop.org, where I am an affiliate. I wanted more money to go to the actual publishers and authors. You can see the full collection for Reading Envy Russia 2022 on Bookshop.org.

    Reading Envy 244: 2nd Quarter - Russian Non-Fiction

    Reading Envy 244: 2nd Quarter - Russian Non-Fiction

    Lauren W. will be co-hosting this non-fiction quarter of Reading Envy Russia. We share books we have already read and freely recommend, and also chat about the piles and shelves of books we are considering. Let us know your recommendations and where you hope to start in the comments, or join the conversation in Goodreads. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 244: 2nd Quarter - Russian Non-Fiction Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via Stitcher Or listen through Spotify  Or listen through Google Podcasts Books we can recommend: Memories from Moscow to the Black Sea by Teffi Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me: The Best of Teffi by Teffi Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Pevear & Volokhonsky Zinky Boysby Svetlana Alexievich Voices of Chernobyl (also titled Chernobyl Prayer) by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Keith Gessen Other Russias by Victoria Lomasko, translated by Thomas Campbell The Future is History by Masha Gessen Never Rememberby Masha Gessen, photography by Misha Friedman Where the Jews Aren’t by Masha Gessen Pushkin’s Children by Tatyana Tolstaya The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya Imperium by Ryszard Kapucinski, translated by Klara Glowczewska A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia’s Most Seductive Spy by Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield Putin Country by Anne Garrels Letters: Summer 1926 by Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Rainer Maria Rilke Sovietistan by Erika Fatland The Commissar Vanishes by David King Gulag by Anne Applebaum The Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum The Magical Chorus by Solomon Volkov, translated by Antonina Bouis  Shostaskovich and Stalin by Solomon Volkov The Tiger by John Vaillant Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan Slaght How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut Please to the Table by Anya von Bremzen Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen Books we are considering: All Lara’s Wars by Wojchiech Jagielski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated by Eric Ericson (there is a unabridged 1800+ pg, and an author approved abridged version, 400-some pages) Journey into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg, translated by Paul Stevenson, Max Hayward Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov, translated by John Glad Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov The Life Written by Himself by Avvakum Petrov My Childhood by Maxim Gorky Teffi: A Life of Letters and Laughter by Edythe Haber Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam, tr. Max Hayward The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin Putin's Russia: life in a failing democracy by Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Arch Tait. A Russian diary: a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia by Anna Politkovskaya Notes on Russian Literature by F.M. Dostoevsky The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece by Kevin Birmingham The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham Less than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky Tolstoy Together by Yiyun Li The Border by Erika Fatland Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson Red Plenty by Francis Spufford Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder The Last Empire: Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile

    Reading Envy 243: Russian Novel Speed Date

    Reading Envy 243: Russian Novel Speed Date

    It's been a while since I've done a speed dating bonus episode, and this one is all about Russian novels for the Reading Envy Russia novel quarter. I discuss books I tried, what I think of them, and books I read previously. We might be moving on to non-fiction officially, but that doesn't mean we have to leave Russian literature behind forever. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 243: Russian Novel Speed Date Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via Stitcher Or listen through Spotify  Or listen through Google Podcasts Books discussed: An Evening with Claire by Gaito Gazdanov, translated by Bryan Karetnyk The Sentence by Louise Erdrich First Love by Ivan Turgenev, translated by Richard Freeborn Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Leo Tolstoy Oblomov by Ivan Goncherov, translated by Stephen Pearl Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden The Time of Women by Elena Chizhova, translated by Simon Patterson and Nina Chordas Untraceable by Sergei Lebedev, translated by Antonina W. Bouis Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev, translated by Antonina W. Bouis Brisbane by Eugene Vodolazkin, translated by Marian Schwartz Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin, translated by Lisa C. Hayden Anna K.: A Love Story by Jenny Lee Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Constance Garrett The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by David McDuff The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra City of Thieves by David Benioff A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles The Bookworm by Mitch Silver A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen Fardwor, Russia! by Oleg Kashin, translated by Will Evans Related episodes:  Episode 228 - Full of Secrets with Audrey Episode 135 - Speed Dating 2018, Round 5 Episode 113 - Speed Dating 2018, round 1 Episode 117 - Speed Dating 2018, round 2 Episode 120 - Summer Reading; Speed Dating 2018, round 3    Episode 128 - Poetry and Whale Guts (Bonus episode; Speed Dating 2018, round 4) Episode 063 - Desolation Road (book speed dating and books on grief) Episode 059 - Are you Inspired Yet? bonus book speed dating Episode 047 - Sex with Elvis: Bonus Book Speed Dating Episode Episode 035 - Speed Dating Books    Stalk us online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy All links to books are through Bookshop.org, where I am an affiliate. I wanted more money to go to the actual publishers and authors. I link to Amazon when a book is not listed with Bookshop.

    Reading Envy 242: Dark and Gloomy with Claire

    Reading Envy 242: Dark and Gloomy with Claire

    I was happy to sit down and talk to Claire, a reader from the upcoming generation. She likes dark and gloomy books! Jenny also took the opportunity to read a few YA books she had not yet gotten to, and went dark and gloomy too. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 242: Dark and Gloomy Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via Stitcher Or listen through Spotify  Or listen through Google Podcasts Books discussed:   Took by Mary Downing Hahn Truly, Devious by Maureen Johnson Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Other mentions:  Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn Maus by Art Spiegelman The Hunger Games series Divergent series Maze Runner series Dangerous by Shannon Hale A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Related episodes:  Episode 010 - YA Literature: Death and Mayhem with guests Alex and Carissa Episode 022 - Gods and Cannibals with guest Chris Episode 173 - Expecting a Lot from a Book with Sarah Tittle   Stalk us online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy All links to books are through Bookshop.org, where I am an affiliate. I wanted more money to go to the actual publishers and authors. I link to Amazon when a book is not listed with Bookshop.

    Reading Envy 241: Feral Pigeons with Laurie

    Reading Envy 241: Feral Pigeons with Laurie

    Laurie is back and we talk about book challenges, even one in French! Since she is a biologist, science comes up as a theme in multiple ways. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 241: Feral Pigeons Subscribe to the podcast via this link: Feedburner Or subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: Subscribe Or listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via Stitcher Or listen through Spotify  Or listen through Google Podcasts Books discussed: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut The Trees by Percival Everett A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching by Rosemary Mosco Broken Halves of a Milky Sun: Poems by Aaiún Nin The Unwinding and Other Dreams by Jackie Morris Other mentions:  Think Again by Adam Grant The Hall of the Singing Caryatids by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield The Possessed by Elif Batuman Putin's Russia by Darryl Cunningham Lilly Library - Kurt Vonnegut collection Telephone by Percival Everett The American Pigeon Museum The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Pigeonetics Unbound Publisher The Silent Unwinding by Jackie Morris My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson Great Plains by Ian Frazier Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt   by Ali Hazelwood The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer Related episodes:  Episode 065 - Creeping through the Uncanny Valley with guest Bryan Alexander  Episode 069 - Evil Librarian/SFBRP Crossover Episode with Luke and Juliane  Episode 201 - Wrestling with Complexity with Elizabeth and Laurie Episode 216 - Eloquent and Elegant with Kala Episode 231 - Psychological Terrorism with Reggie Episode 233 - Get Into Trouble with Ruth   Stalk us online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy Laurie on TwitterLaurie is @dryapyapi on InstagramLaurie at Goodreads All links to books are through Bookshop.org, where I am an affiliate. I wanted more money to go to the actual publishers and authors. I link to Amazon when a book is not listed with Bookshop.

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