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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast Art the Bookworm

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

    Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice... and Football? | Discussion with Jessica Thompason and J. R. Lancaster, Part 2

    Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice... and Football? | Discussion with Jessica Thompason and J. R. Lancaster, Part 2

    In today's episode, I play part 2 of my interview with authors Jessica Thompson and J. R. Lancaster. We talk about Jane Austen, our experiences reading her books, and favorite adaptations. I also share some of my favorite Jane Austen memes that came up out of the Super Bowl, we discuss other favorite mystery writers, and more! Thanks for joining us on this hilarious discussion about one of the greatest authors to put pen to paper! Pre-Order: The Luck of the Irish: Jessica Thompson: http...

    • 30 min
    The Luck of the Irish: A New Cozy Mystery Anthology! with guests J. R. Lancaster and Jessica Thompson, Part 1

    The Luck of the Irish: A New Cozy Mystery Anthology! with guests J. R. Lancaster and Jessica Thompson, Part 1

    Welcome to the first part of a two part conversation I have with mystery authors J. R. Lancaster and Jessica Thompson. Today, we're talking Murders, mysteries, and St. Patrick's Day... along with some "meet cute" stories!These authors are here to talk about their new St. Patrick's Day-Themed Cozy Mystery Anthology, edited by Jessica Thompson and Kate Darroch. We also talk about St. Patrick's Day traditions, and of course we will give you a big list of Irish themed mysteries to read! And then ...

    • 27 min
    Boo Trundle: The Healing Power of Writing Your Truth

    Boo Trundle: The Healing Power of Writing Your Truth

    My guest today is the author Boo Trundle, who has written one of the most interesting and captivating novels I've ever read. "The Daughter Ship", a very personal novel that tells of one woman's journey to find healing. The story focuses on Katherine, a wife and mother who is struggling on the brink of despair. Helping to tell her story are "Truitt, Star, and Smooshed Bug—her inner children, each with their particular strategy for coping with Katherine’s past at the hands of a hopeless mother ...

    • 44 min
    Puerto Rican Stories: A Conversation with Author Margarita Barresi

    Puerto Rican Stories: A Conversation with Author Margarita Barresi

    My guest today is Margarita Barresi, author of "A Delicate Marriage". Her novel is a personal one, a novel that "celebrates Puerto Rican culture while delving into themes of class, oppression, and the effects of colonialism through the lens of a marriage."In our conversation, Margarita tells stories of her family that inspired her story, we talk about the importance of knowing your people's history, and of course there will be plenty of book recommendations and some writing advice! I found "A...

    • 37 min
    In Which We Use Our Little Grey Cells: A Celebration of Agatha Christie, with author Jessica Thompson

    In Which We Use Our Little Grey Cells: A Celebration of Agatha Christie, with author Jessica Thompson

    In today's episode, I have author Jessica Thompson back on the podcast. We talk about her new book coming out just in time for Valentines Day: A Caterer's Guide to Valentines and Violence. Then we get down to discussing one of our favorite mystery writers: Agatha Christie, the Grand Master of detective fiction! We chat about our history with reading Christie, some of our favorite novels, movie version, actors, and more! Find Jessica Thompson Online here: https://jessicathompsonauthor.com/&nbs...

    • 41 min
    Bullet Through the Art: The Joyful Writing Journey of Author Anne Seidel

    Bullet Through the Art: The Joyful Writing Journey of Author Anne Seidel

    My guest today is cozy mystery author Anne Seidel. She has a new book in a new series out called "Bullet Through the Art: A Sam Gordon Cozy Mystery."In today's episode we talk about her writing journey from screenplays to mystery novels; We talk about her reading life and our mutual love for audio books; and she offers up a ton of writing tips that will be an inspiration to any writer - no matter where you are on your own journey. So take a listen today and find out more about Anne's journey ...

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Raquel Drosos ,

Awesome interviewer

Art is a great interviewer who is well prepared for each show and asks engaging questions. As a guest, I found our conversation flowed naturally and was interesting and enjoyable. As a listener I love that the podcast covers many different genres of books and I get to hear about what the guests are reading as well as the books they wrote. Highly recommended!

PamelaMT ,

For any book lover and/or author

Art is so genuine and down to earth. A real book lover! If you’re an avid reader, a “book worm” an author or wanna-be author - or just love books; you will love this podcast. He does different things, from hosting book clubs, reviewing the classics, newer books, hitting on some important (sometimes taboo) topics and interviewing indie authors as well fellow book lovers.

ShannonLawrence ,

Great Podcast for Book Lovers

If you’re a reader who wants to hear what writers have to say, this is the podcast for you! Art knows what he’s doing and asks creative questions.

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