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Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/

The Bookmark Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas

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Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/

    Episode 103: Readings Slumps, Part 2

    Episode 103: Readings Slumps, Part 2

    We're picking up where we left off last week in our discussion about reading slumps.
    Autumn has more nonfiction that helped her through her slump. The appropriately titled Burnout is just one of the books she read about the fight or flight response our bodies go through when dealing with stress, which includes flashbacks and PTSD. Miranda couldn't bring herself to read anything light and/or fluffy during this time, and has even dived into some Booker Books, which are serious books and usually Chris' territory.

    • 38 min
    Reading Slump, Pt. 1

    Reading Slump, Pt. 1

    When nothing is quite right for you right now and you stare off into space when you want to be reading, you know you're in a slump. We've all been there. Nothing sounds remotely good or holds your interest beyond the opening pages. Let's talk about it because you are NOT alone. Here's our hosts' ways out of a reading slump. 
    The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

    • 34 min
    Fall Book Preview

    Fall Book Preview

    The Bookmark is back!  We've got a new studio, new equipment, and a fresh list of new fall reads!  Autumn procured a list of new books from http://shereads.com and our hosts discuss cover art and synopses.  How many of these books are being added to your To Be Read list?

    The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

    • 36 min
    Bookish Balderdash

    Bookish Balderdash

    This week we are playing a game called Bookish Balderdash with guest star Debbie Stanton. The rules of the game are as follows:
    -One person (the "Dasher") reads the synopsis of a book.
    -The other players make up what they think is the first line of the book.
    -After all players have submitted their first line to the Dasher, the Dasher mixes them up and adds the slip of paper with the real first line.
    -The Dasher reads the first lines out loud to the other players.
    -Each player picks which first line they think is the real one.
    -The Dasher reveals the real first line of the book.

    The points are given as follows:
    -1 point for every vote their answer earned.
    -2 points for correctly guessing the REAL answer.
    -3 points to the DASHER if no players guess the real answer.
    -3 points to any player who writes an answer very similar to the real answer.
    -As a bluff, you can vote for your own book but you will not earn a point for this vote.

    • 35 min
    Books for your Summer Reading List

    Books for your Summer Reading List

    Start your summer off right with these sizzling new reads!
    The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

    • 31 min
    Julie's Reading Recommendations

    Julie's Reading Recommendations

    This episode Chris and Miranda are joined by TSCPL star, Julie Nelson. Julie's taking us on a trip to Maine, and whether it's living off the grid or visiting a summer camp, we're enjoying our visit. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Katrina.V. ,

I live nowhere near Topeka.

I work in a small bookstore in New York state and just discovered your podcast. I love it. It's already given me many ideas for new books to order in and older titles to recommend.

CG Christi ,

Fun podcast about books

Great!

Big Scaus ,

Good Intentions

While this podcast does have interesting guests, the moderators need some work. On many podcasts Thad (sp.?) introduces the podcast topic and then disappears for the rest of the time. He, however, is competent. "Lissa", or whatever her name is, adds NOTHING to the podcasts other than giggling, interrupting guests, or making inane comments. Whoever hired her apparently interviewed no one else.

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