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The Bookshelf is a program for dedicated readers and those who wished they read more. What are we reading, loving, being surprised or challenged by? What’s new and what have you missed?

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    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

The Bookshelf is a program for dedicated readers and those who wished they read more. What are we reading, loving, being surprised or challenged by? What’s new and what have you missed?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

incognito82 ,

Really great book podcast

I am so glad to stumble upon this podcast. I read tons of podcasts and many of them are intolerable. This is so good.

JustEmilyC ,

Best of the best

Perhaps up their with the Good Read podcast by the BBC this may be the best book-related podcast in all of book-related podcasts. And I listen to a ton of book-related podcasts.

Lord Montdore ,

Insightful and entertaining

I only stumbled across this show a few weeks ago but it is now a must-listen podcast for me, along with the NY Times Book Review (mostly new fiction and non-fiction) and BBC’s A Good Read (Books and Authors, mostly fiction). The episodes I have heard so far discuss books from around the world rather than being unduly parochial. I like the guest reviewers and especially that Kate and Cassie do not shy away from (polite) negative reviews.

One of the most valuable aspects of a book review for me is an indication that I should probably not spend my time on a particular book. There is enough over-praising of books already; this show strikes me as very impartial. Oh, and Kate has one of the most mellifluous voices you could hope to hear.

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