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We are welcoming Mr. Bradley Allen, director of Lawrence Public Library, on this episode of the podcast. Brad's here to help discuss this year's Read Across Lawrence pick, Sourdough. Learn about the power of reading and fermentation aaaand about making milk pickles. Can three Scorpios share one podcast? Oh jeez, tune in to find out... (also, vote for us for Best of Lawrence! #shamelessplug) Show notes: https://lplks.org/blogs/post/037-that-time-i-almost-did-something-the-read-across-lawrence-edition/ Two Book Minimum: The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani Boom Town by Sam Anderson  She Said / She Said / He Said: Sourdough by Robin Sloan We could share the regular blurb on the book jacket, but that's boring and THIS is not a boring book. Instead, we'll quote an NPR article because we fancy: "Think of it like Candide without the pirates. And set in San Francisco. Wait, that's not quite right. It's like Fight Club meets The Great British Bake Off. It's like Fight Club if no one got punched. It's like Fight Club if Fight Club was written by someone concerned with a different, quieter kind of revolution, and if Fight Club was all about bread." As always, we have some epic events going on for Read Across Lawrence. Here are just a few to whet your appetite:  Feb 16: CSA Meet & Greet @ LPL Feb 26: Conversation with Sandor Katz: Fermentation Revivalist @ LPL! Mar 2: LPL After Hours Fundraiser, check out the details on this amazing fundraising event ("overalls and drinking in the library!") where Robin Sloan will be present! Tickets are $50 for this fundraiser, OR 10 tickets for $450 so grab your book club/your neighborhood/some strangers! Mar 3: An Afternoon with Robin Sloan at Liberty Hall IN ADDITION TO READ ACROSS LAWRENCE, another amazing thing happened to us. Huge shout-out to Kate in Edinburgh, Scotland for the incredible letter, postcards, and handmade bookmarks. Thank you thank you thank you forever.  We are compiling a return package for you!  -------------------------------------------------- 2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019 Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond. This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate

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