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Episode Info: Episode Summary: Romance enthusiasts Carly Beveridge and Michelle Halber share their love for the characters, stories, and increasing diversity of romance books, movies, and TV series.   Recording Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Hosts: Julie Dina and David Payne Guests: Carly Beveridge, children’s librarian at Silver Spring library, and Michelle Halber, also a children's librarian at Silver Spring library.  Featured MCPL Resource: Celebrate Black History Month with MCPL's many inspiring and informative events, books, and other resources.  What Our Guests Are Reading: Carley Beveridge: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth and Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz.  Michelle Halber: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera and Endurance by Scott Kelly.  Authors Mentioned During this Episode:  Kristen Ashley Jane Austen - Books and movies  Beverly Jenkins Susanna Kearsley Sherrilyn Kenyon Lisa Kleypas Courtney Milan Julia Quinn Lynsay Sands Kerrelyn Sparks  J.R. Ward Books, Movies, and TV Shows Mentioned During this Episode: The Best Man by Kristan Higgins Bridget Jones Diary - The book by Helen Fielding, was made into a movie.  Downton Abbey An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole The Outlander - First book in a series by Diana Gabaldon. The book series has been made into a TV series.  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - The book, by Steve Hockensmith, was made into a movie.   Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - The book is the first of a series. Two movies were made based on the book series.  Stardust - The book, by Neil Gaiman, was made into a movie.   Waiting to Exhale - The book, by Terry McMillan, was made into a movie. Warm Bodies - The novel, by Isaac Marion, was, yep, made into a movie.  Other Items of Interest:  cloudLibrary - Collection of fiction and non-fiction ebooks available for MCPL customers to borrow.  The Harry Potter Rule - If a series has more than 7 books in it, guest Michelle Halber is not interested. Fabio - Ubiquitous model for romance novel covers during the 1980s and 1990s.  Overdrive - Collection of fiction and non-fiction e-books, as well as online audiobooks, available for MCPL customers to borrow.  Passionflix - Online collection of movies based on popular romance novels. Alas, not an MCPL resource.  Read the transcript...
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