233 episodes

A blessing, a curse, a podcast, since 2014. Christopher (@cdhermelin) invites folks to the Damn Library to talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through the never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in hand. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, follow @somanydamnbooks and visit somanydamnbooks.com
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So Many Damn Books Christopher Hermelin

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 254 Ratings

A blessing, a curse, a podcast, since 2014. Christopher (@cdhermelin) invites folks to the Damn Library to talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through the never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in hand. Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, follow @somanydamnbooks and visit somanydamnbooks.com
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    223: Fiona Warnick (THE SKUNKS) and Sheila Heti's ALPHABETICAL DIARIES

    223: Fiona Warnick (THE SKUNKS) and Sheila Heti's ALPHABETICAL DIARIES

    Fiona Warnick, author of the charming novel The Skunks, drops by to talk animals and metaphor, how her creative writing program helped her with this book, writing smooth, and more than that, because we also get into Sheila Heti’s Alphabetical Diaries, which inspires a deeper dive into the work of Heti and her influence.
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    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    222: Bookshelf May 2024

    222: Bookshelf May 2024

    Christopher goes through some stuff he read and some stuff he wants to read. Got any modern pirate book recommendations?
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    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
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    • 14 min
    221: Alexandra Tanner (WORRY) and Kathryn Scanlan's AUG 9 - FOG

    221: Alexandra Tanner (WORRY) and Kathryn Scanlan's AUG 9 - FOG

    Alexandra Tanner shares the Damn Library physical space, sitting in the chair across from me and everything. She discusses her sibling’s influence on Worry, writing for an audience of one, money, moms, and more. Plus, she brings Kathryn Scanlan’s Aug 9 - Fog for book club. Listen closely and you’ll hear books mentioned now and again.
    contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb
    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
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    • 57 min
    220: Bookish Pet Peeves with Sarah

    220: Bookish Pet Peeves with Sarah

    Damn Library co-owner Sarah sits to chat about all the things that makes one pick up a book only to put it back down again. A list of reading pet peeves that touches on everything from subject matter, to stylizations, tropes, design choices, and more.
    contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb
    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
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    • 42 min
    219: Rachel Lyon (FRUIT OF THE DEAD) & Tessa Hadley's THE PAST

    219: Rachel Lyon (FRUIT OF THE DEAD) & Tessa Hadley's THE PAST

    Rachel Lyon returns to talk about her new novel, Fruit of the Dead, and how it wasn’t always a Persephone myth retelling, she found that along the way. Plus, we get into the “generative fill” of reading, and I pontificate on dust mote fiction, inspired by the fetid summer heat within the pages of Tessa Hadley’s The Past. Read along!
    contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb
    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
    (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic)

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    • 52 min
    218: GennaRose Nethercott (FIFTY BEASTS TO BREAK YOUR HEART) & Sabrina Orah Marks' HAPPILY

    218: GennaRose Nethercott (FIFTY BEASTS TO BREAK YOUR HEART) & Sabrina Orah Marks' HAPPILY

    GennaRose Nethercott returns to talk about her brand new story collection Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart, stealing details from her friends, telling stories from the periphery, and how each tale in the book is about yearning. Also, thanks to Sabrina Orah Marks’ Happily, we discuss all form of fairy tales, and how they can tubocharge your selling power, you just have to ask us how. Real good listenin’!
    contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb
    for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com
    music: Disaster Magic
    (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic)

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

Cleighb ,

One of the best!

I love listen to interviews with authors I’ve never heard of and discovering new work! I will listen to every episode! Highly recommend!

Plum_Crab ,

Excellent!

One of my favorite podcasts! I loved this show with two hosts and just as much with one.

ReadingMidwife ,

Fun!

This podcast has some solid bookish content and yet manages not to take itself too seriously. I have discovered some of my favorite reads through SMDB. The cocktail creations are intriguing, too. Thanks!

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