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The Book Owl Podcast delights your inner book nerd and feeds your reading addiction with everything you didn't know you wanted to know about books. Delivered with plenty of light humor, each episode spins tales from tantalizing tomes to luscious libraries, and literary lore to quirky bookstores.

So, if you've ever wondered what book will kill you, whether dogs read, or why a bookstore has a train running through it, it's time to get caught in The Book Owl's beak.

The Book Owl Podcast, we give a hoot for book nerds.

Who am I? I'm Tammie Painter, a writer and proud book nerd. In the podcast I'm telling book- and reading-related tales that I find fascinating and know you will too.

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The Book Owl Podcast delights your inner book nerd and feeds your reading addiction with everything you didn't know you wanted to know about books. Delivered with plenty of light humor, each episode spins tales from tantalizing tomes to luscious libraries, and literary lore to quirky bookstores.

So, if you've ever wondered what book will kill you, whether dogs read, or why a bookstore has a train running through it, it's time to get caught in The Book Owl's beak.

The Book Owl Podcast, we give a hoot for book nerds.

Who am I? I'm Tammie Painter, a writer and proud book nerd. In the podcast I'm telling book- and reading-related tales that I find fascinating and know you will too.

    8. The Story of Seeing (and Reading) Clearly

    8. The Story of Seeing (and Reading) Clearly

    It's Episode 8 and this time we're taking a peek at the amazing combination of historical events that turned eyeglasses from a luxury item used only by the wealthy to a household commodity. From imprisoned Venetians to curing syphilis, the history of eyeglasses is more intriguing than it might seem at first glance (sorry, I couldn't resist).

    Links mentioned in this episode...

    * Discover several inexpensive ways to help support the show: https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support
    * July's Fabulous Book Deals: https://wp.me/p10s13-2T8
    * Unite for Sight: https://www.uniteforsight.org
    * Eyes of Hope: https://vspglobal.com/cms/vspg...
    * Lions Club Eyewear Donation (with worldwide donation resources): https://www.lionsclubs.org/
    * Episode page with images and transcript: https://wp.me/pbLfAe-aJ

    7. The British Library

    7. The British Library

    It's Episode 7 and this time I'm taking you on a wander through the stacks of the world's largest library...and quite possibly the deepest one. So grab your library cards and your book bag and your passports if you're outside the UK because it's time to head to the British Library.

    Links mentioned in this episode...

    * The British Library: https://www.bl.uk
    * Online Exhibits at the British Library: https://www.bl.uk/discover-and-learn/online-exhibitions
    * The British Library's Digitized Manuscripts: https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/
    * Tierney Creates: https://tierneycreates.com
    * Crawcrafts Beasties: https://crawcraftsbeasties.com
    * Contact the Book Owl: https://thebookowlpodcast.com/contact
    * Episode page with images and transcript: https://wp.me/pbLfAe-a0

    6. The Great Moon Hoax

    6. The Great Moon Hoax

    Fake news is nothing new, but it did used to be a lot more fun. In this episode of the podcast, we launch ourselves into some out of this world reporting from 1835 when The New York Sun published six articles that captured the world's overactive imagination. The Great Moon Hoax is a story that combines Edgar Allan Poe, the astronomer John Herschel, tailless beavers, and even Batman.

    Links mentioned...
    * Support the show with your everyday Amazon shopping:  https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support
    * Get more out of every episode by joining the flock at https://www.subscribepage.com/bookowlpodcast
    * Contact the Book Owl with book topics you'd like to see covered at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/contact
    * You can now find The Book Owl on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/c/TammiePainter
    * Follow, review, and connect with The Book Owl Podcast on Podchaser at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-book-owl-podcast-1101096
    * Episode Page with transcript at https://wp.me/pbLfAe-92

    5. Anne Frank’s Diary

    5. Anne Frank’s Diary

    Seventy-eight years ago, a girl had her 13th birthday. And on that birthday she was given a book. The pages of that book were completely blank until she quickly jotted down a single sentence expressing her hope that the book would be a great support to her. 

    Her writing career was cut brutally short two years later.

    The girl was Anne Frank. The book in question would become her diary and a record of life trying to be normal under a very abnormal circumstances. Unfortunately, hate and utter cruelty would put an end to that life.

    And it's the story of how her diary turned into a book that would resonate and inspire hope in people across the world that I'm covering in this latest episode of The Book Owl Podcast.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    * CrawCrafts Beasties: https://CrawcraftsBeasties.com
    * Contact the Book Owl with quirky book topics you'd like to see covered at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/contact
    * Buy the Book Owl a cuppa at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support
    * Episode web page with Behind the Scenes peek and transcript https://wp.me/pbLfAe-8m

    To get more out of every episode (including bonus tidbits), please join the flock by signing up for The Book Owl Podcast newsletter at https://www.subscribepage.com/bookowlpodcast

    Find and review us on Podchaser at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-book-owl-podcast-1101096

    4. All Aboard the Book Store

    4. All Aboard the Book Store

    This time around we’re going to figure out why there’s a train running through a bookstore. Or is it a bookstore running through a train? Either way, I'll introduce you to Barter Books in Alnwick, England, where trains and books collide. Not literally...or at least I hope not. And if you "Keep Calm," you'll also discover why books and trains aren't the only claim to fame for Barter Books.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    * The Writer's Mural at Barter Books: https://www.barterbooks.co.uk/html/mural.php
    * New Book Release (Series Page): https://wp.me/P10s13-1Oi
    * Buy the Book Owl a cuppa at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support

    To get more out of every episode (including bonus tidbits), please join the flock by signing up for The Book Owl Podcast newsletter at https://www.subscribepage.com/bookowlpodcast

    Find us on Podchaser at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-book-owl-podcast-1101096

    3. What’s That Dog Doing in the Library?

    3. What’s That Dog Doing in the Library?

    The show has gone to the dogs! This time on The Book Owl Podcast we delve into that age-old question, the quandary that has stumped philosophers and scientists for centuries, the issue I'm sure has been keeping you up at night....Do dogs know how to read?

    Spoiler alert...no, they don't, but they can listen which is why our canine buddies are regularly invited into libraries to help build better readers. How does this work? Who came up with the idea? How can you get involved? Find out in this latest episode.

    Rounding out the episode is an unbelievable tale from a library in Newcastle.

    Full episode notes at https://wp.me/pbLfAe-7g

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tierneycreates ,

Well researched and delightful!

I am enjoying this new podcast so much so far 😀

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