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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 180: Readalong Announcement

    Reading Envy 180: Readalong Announcement

    We have read some great books together over the last few years. For the first Reading Envy Readalong of 2020, we will be reading The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson. I talk about it oh so briefly on this micro episode, and there are links and more information below. We commence February 16th! I will be doing a combo of reading the hardcover and listening to the audio. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 180: Readalong Announcement. 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 Listen via Stitcher Listen through Spotify Book links: The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson (Hardcover) The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson (Paperback) The Odyssey by Homer, as translated by Emily Wilson, narrated by Claire Danes (Audible) Readalong links: Reading Envy Readers (Goodreads Group) Please use #readingenvyreadalong when you post about it in social media so I will catch it! Readalong Schedule: It looks like the (Emily Wilson translation at least) has 24 books plus a lengthy introduction. I'm a weirdo who saves intros for last so my schedule will reflect that. February 9-15: Acquire book February 16-22: Books 1-6 February 23-29: Books 7-12 March 1-7: Books 13-18 March 8-14: Books 19-24 March 15-21: Intro, maps, catch up March 22-28: Readalong discussion (recorded for podcast episode, specific date TBD) This looks like a lot of pages every week but what I've learned in previous readalongs is that momentum tends to be better with larger chunks for most readers. I have allowed for a catch-up week before our final discussion. Last year we had no group discussions and I really missed it, so we will definitely do that this time. It's not required but the more the merrier! Related episodes: Episode 090 - Reading Envy Readalong: East of Eden with Ellie and Jeff Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret History Episode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World Episode 137 - Reading Envy Readalong: The Golden Notebook Episode 157 - Joint Readalong of Gone with the Wind with Book Cougars Book Cougars - Joint Readalong of Sapphira and the Slave Girl Stalk me online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

    Reading Envy 179: Think of the Bees

    Reading Envy 179: Think of the Bees

    Courtney is a listener who contacted me to chat books on an episode (you can do this too!) She talks about herself as a reader, including a unique book club, and then we talk about books we've read and liked recently - three are fantastical and two are far more realistic. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 179: Think of the Bees with Courtney. 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 Listen via Stitcher Listen through Spotify Books discussed: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern The Islanders by Christopher Priest If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 edited by Sam Kean Other mentions: The Missing by Sarah Langan The Hunger by Alma Katsu The Deep by Alma Katsu Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation (film) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Let Her Fly: A Father's Memoir by Ziauddin Yousafzai Fashion is Freedom by Tala Raassi Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant The Deep by Rivers Solomon et al Pet Sematary by Stephen King An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Kingkiller Chronicles The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 edited by Sy Montgomery Caitlin Doughty The People of the Mist by Kathleen and Michael Gear Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente Flags in the Dust by William Faulkner Related episodes: Episode 115 - Quote, Unquote with Scott Eaton Episode 167 - Book Pendulum with Reggie Episode 172 - The It Book of NYC with Jon Laubinger  Stalk us online: Courtney at Goodreads Courtney is @conservio on Litsy Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

    Reading Envy 178: Precarious Pile with Ruthiella

    Reading Envy 178: Precarious Pile with Ruthiella

    Ruth joins Jenny bright and early in January, which gives us the chance to discuss reading goals for last year and this year a little, reading classics, and what happened when a friend dared Ruth to read a book! This is the first episode of a new strategy where Jenny is bringing two books to discuss to the guest's three, so feel free to let me know what you think. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 178: Precarious Pile with Ruthiella. 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 Listen via Stitcher Listen through Spotify Books discussed: Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddney Ratner Inland by Téa Obreht Other mentions: Ruth's Booked for LIfe blog and her 2019 Back to the Classics roundup Ruth's Booked for LIfe blog and her pile of 21 books  Books and Chocolate Blog - Back to the Classics 2020 challenge Man Booker Prize 1999 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout The Topeka School by Ben Lerner The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht How to Feed a Dictator by Witold Szablowski  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Testaments by Margaret Atwood The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum Related episodes: Episode 033 - An Undulating Thrum with guests Ruth and Elizabeth Episode 053 - The Pool I Rarely Swim In with Luke Christie Episode 086 - The Queen of Bailing with Shawn Mooney  Episode 067 - Rain and Readability with Ruth(iella) Episode 134 - A Pastiche Romp with Ruth(iella) Episode 167 - Book Pendulum with Reggie Episode 172 - The It Book of NYC with Jon Laubinger  Stalk us online: Ruth at Goodreads Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

    Reading Envy 177: An Unnamed Middle Eastern Country (Goals 2020)

    Reading Envy 177: An Unnamed Middle Eastern Country (Goals 2020)

    Jenny starts off the year by discussing reading goals - how did her reading goals end up for 2019, what additional goals did she end up adding, and what goals has she set for 2020? As always I love to hear about your goals for the year. As the Reading Envy Podcast rolls over into its sixth year, there are many more reading adventures to explore. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 177: An Unnamed Middle Eastern Country (Goals 2020). 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 Listen via Stitcher Listen through Spotify Episode 140 - Woman Greets Bear (Reading Goals 2019) Back to the Classics wrap-up post Reading in Asia 2019 wrap-up post Episode 157 - Joint Readalong of Gone with the Wind with Book Cougars Book Cougars - Joint Readalong of Sapphira and the Slave Girl Recommended Reads in Memoir (April 2019) Recommended Reads in Poetry (April 2019) Recommended Reads in Music (May 2019 Recommended Reads for Women in Translation Month (July 2019) Recommended Foodie Reads (November 2019) Episode 174 - Cozy Holiday Reads and TBR Explode 4 Middle East TBR 2020 Books under consideration for readalongs: The Odyssey as translated by Emily Wilson (592) Possession by A.S. Byatt (576) Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann (1040) Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko (786) Stalk me online:   Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

    Reading Envy 176: Best of 2019

    Reading Envy 176: Best of 2019

    Jenny divulges her top reads of 2019 and shares the top reads of sixteen other readers. All of us focus on books we read in 2019; they may or may not have been published in 2019. That's how regular readers work! If you listen past that section, there will also be some discussion of the Best of the Decade in reads and reading experiences. Thanks to all of you who participate, interact, and listen to the podcast! You have made this a marvelous year and decade.  Best wishes in the new year. The next episode will be all about reading goals, so feel free to share your 2020 reading goals with me and I might mention them. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 176: Best of 2019 with Jenny and Menagerie. 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 Listen via Stitcher Listen through Spotify  Books Mentioned: Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman Castle of Water by Dane Kuckelbridge Lent by Jo Walton Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson Against Memoir by Michelle Tea Brute: Poems by Emily Skaja The Library of Small Catastrophes by Alison C. Rollins Halal if You Hear Me edited by Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trolloppe The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett The Way to the Sea by Caroline Crampton The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells Foundation by Isaac Asimov Tu by Patricia Grace The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison East West Street by Philippe Sands The Great Believers by Rebekah Makkai Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vasquez Birdie by Tracey Lindberg They Will Drown in Their Mother's Tears by Johannes Anyuru The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose Cantoras by Caroline de Robertis The Deeper the Water, the Uglier the Fish by Katya Apekina Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell The Very Marrow of Our Bones by Christine Higdon The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky In the Distance by Hernan Diaz Mortality by Christopher Hitchens Train Dreams by Denis Johnson Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Normal People by Sally Rooney Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk Nobber by Oisin Fagan Women Talking by Miriam Toews When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost by Joan Morgan Our Women on the Ground edited by Zahra Hankir The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal Sefira and Other Betrayals by John Langan Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami The Book of Night Women by Marlon James Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Fired Up by Andrew Johnston The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy This Tilting World by Colette Bellous Other Mentions: Jenny's Full Best of 2019 List Jenny's Best of the Decade List Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar reading at The Strand Shedunnit Podcast Related Episodes: Episode 142 - Borders and Bails with Shawn Mooney Episode 150 - Rife with Storytelling with Sara  Episode 154 - Is If If with Paula Episode 157 - Joint Readalong of Gone with the Wind with Book Cougars Episode 159 - Reading Doorways with Lindy Episode 160 - Reading Plays with Elizabeth Episode 163 - Fainting Goats with Lauren Episode 166 - On Brand with Karen Episode 167 - Book Pendulum with Reggie Episode 173 - Expecting a Lot from a Book with Sarah Tittle  Episode 174 - Cozy Holiday Reads and TBR Explode 4 Episode 175 - Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill Stalk me online: Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

    Reading Envy 175: Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill

    Reading Envy 175: Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill

    The last regular episode of the year brings back someone who contributed to the best reads of 2018 - author and reader Marion Hill. We talk about the books that work for us and some great reads we've had recently. Jenny also asks Marion to talk about his recent trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 175: Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill. 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 Listen via Stitcher Listen through Spotify Books discussed: Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg Memory & Dream by Charles de Lint The Tilting World by Colette Fellous, translated by Sophie Lewis The Chef's Secret by Crystal King Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington Other mentions: Diondray's Discovery (Kammbia Book 1) by Marion Hill Marion's 25 by Marion Hill Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Kim Stanley Robinson Frankfurt Book Fair Independent Booksellers Consortium Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck Bojack Horseman (tv show) Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King Ascending by Meg Pechenick The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Related episodes: Episode 096 - Not Without Hope with Yanira Ramirez Episode 139 - Stocking Stuffer (Best Reads of 2018)  Episode 148 - Multiple Lives with Jeff Episode 152 - Kill 'em and Leave with Nadine  Stalk us online:   Marion Hill's website Marion on Goodreads Marion on Instagram Jenny at Goodreads Jenny on Twitter Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

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