42 minutes | Mar 1, 2023
Meet the Author: Lea McInerney & Kara McEwen “The Wonder of Little Things"
Join author Lea McInerney as she discusses Vince Copley’s memoir ''The Wonder of Little Things'' with Vince’s daughter, Kara McEwen. The late Vince Copley, a First Nations elder, shares his extraordinary story of finding kindness in the midst of prejudice, and joy in living life to the full. Vince tells his story with humour, humility and wisdom. Written with his friend Lea McInerney over many cups of tea, it is an Australian classic in the making, a plain-speaking account of hardship, courage, and optimism. During the talk Lea refers to a book about Ngadjuri Country, which you can find here: https://hass-sa.asn.au/resources/ngadjuri-book/
51 minutes | Feb 1, 2023
Episode 53 - Grace Tame
For our first podcast of the year, Paula and Andrea read 'The Ninth Life of a Diamond Hunter', the first memoir by Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year. TW: The beginning of this podcast mentions child sex abuse. If this is a difficult subject for you, you can skip to 36:31 mins. Books they mention: My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell Desire - Jessie Cole The Trees - Perceival Everett To Know You're Alive - Dakota McFaden The Search - Geoff Dyer Wellmania - Bridget Delaney Hungry Ghosts - Kevin Jared Hosein Shirley - Ronnie Scott Old God's Time - Sebastian Barry Tv Series the mention: Get Out
49 minutes | Dec 15, 2022
Episode 52 - End of Year Wrap Up 2022
It's that time! Paula and Andrea Wrap Up 2022 with their favourite books for the year, reveal what our borrowers have loved reading and what they're looking forward to in 2023! Books they mention: Winter in Sokcho - Elisa Shua Dusapin Good Morning Monster - Catherine Gildner Vladimir - Julia May Jones Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing - Jessie Tu Desire - Jessie Cole Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner Meshi - Katherine Tamiko Arguile Yiayia Next Door - Daniel Mancuso, Luke Mancuso Our Wives Under the Sea - Julia Armfield The Coffin Confessor - William Edgar Provocations - Jeff Sparrow The Space Between the Stars - Indira Naidoo Our Missing Hearts - Celeste Ng Here Goes Nothing - Steve Toltz Again, Rachel - Marian Keyes Reminder's of Him - Colleen Hoover The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath So You Think You Know What's Good For You - Norman Swan Where the River Bends: recipes and stories from the table of Jane & Jimmy Barnes 10:10 Diet - Sarah Di Lorenzo The Storyteller - Dave Grohl Together - Jamie Oliver Windswept & Interesting - Billy Connolly The Boy from Boomerang Crescent- Eddie Betts The Fast 800 Keto Love Stories - Trent Dalton Atomic Habits - James Clear Natural Causes: An epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying and killing ourselves to live longer - Barbara Ehrenreich Take Your Breath Away - Linwood Barclay Game On - Janet Evanovich The Mother - Jane Caro Devotion - Hannah Kent The Match - Harlen Coban The Spy's Wife - Fiona McIntosh Where the Crawdad's Sing - Delia Owens The Dark Hours - Michael Connelly These Women - Ivy Pochoda Before You Knew My Name - Jacqueline Bublitz Apples Never Fall - Liane Moriarty Better Off Dead - Andrew Grant & Lee Child See/Saw - Geoff Dyer About Looking - John Berger The Bookbinder of Jericho - Pip Williams Small Pleasures - Clare Chambers The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner - Grace Tame Movies/TV Shows they mention: Fleabag The Duke of Burgundy Websites they mention: Humans of New York
38 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
Episode 51 - Escape
For this month’s podcast, Paula and Jasmine tackle their first James Patterson novel, which honestly has left them a little bit confused! Tune in to hear this plus, what other books they’ve enjoyed recently and an exciting new summer reading challenge which you can join in with at the library. Books they mention: Along Came A Spider – James Patterson Run Rose Run – James Patterson & Dolly Parton The Woman Beyond the Attic: The VC Andrews Story – Andrew Neiderman Back to the Prairie – Melissa Gilbert Everyone in my Family Has Killed Someone – Benjamin Stevenson Book Lovers – Emily Henry Being Lolita: A Memoir – Alisson Wood My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell Devotion – Hannah Kent The Midnight Library – Matt Haig Larrimah - Caroline Graham & Kylie Stevenson A Slow Fire Burning – Paula Hawkins The Promise – Damon Galgut Movies/TV Shows they mention: Along Came A Spider Little House on the Prairie Horrible Bosses Articles they mention: The James Patterson Book Farm Must Be Stopped https://bit.ly/3up6htI
76 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Episode 50 - Our Missing Hearts
This month on the pod, over the rain and hail (in November!?) Andrea and Paula discuss Celeste Ng’s latest title – which they agree is definitely Dystopian fiction! Tune in and hear this plus, what other books they’ve enjoyed recently and what's hot off the press for November! Books they mention: The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood The City and the City - China Miéville Olga Dies Dreaming - Xochitl Gonzalez The Younger Wife – Sally Hepworth The Town - Shaun Prescott She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey This Devastating Fever – Sophie Cunningham Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid Once There Were Wolves – Charlotte Mcconaghy Ulysses – James Joyce In Search Of Lost Time - Marcel Proust Cloud Street – Tim Winton Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert Gary Disher – Day’s End The Road – Cormac McCarthy The Passenger - Cormac McCarthy Stella Maris - Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy Child of God - Cormac McCarthy My Dream Time - Ash Barty Surrender - Bono Time of my Life - Myf Warhurst I Am NOT Fine, Thanks - Will Anderson Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing - Matthew Perry Escape – James Patterson Podcasts they mention: Celebrity Memoir Book Club Article’s they mention: We’ve forgotten how to read long novels – and we’ll pay the price https://bit.ly/3NtCvNh Our book for next month is Escape by James Patterson, happy reading!
54 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Meet the Author - Emma Carey
Emma Carey author of 'The Girl Who Fell From the Sky' in conversation with Alexis Teasdale. Emma is an artist, speaker and aspiring writer from Canberra. After following her love for travel and adventure around the world, she found herself in Switzerland where an unexpected near-death experience completely altered her life. Following the turbulence and transformation of her accident, she has been on a mission to share her unique story in hopes to inspire and enhance the lives of those around her. From her early days in the hospital, to learning how to regain the use of her legs, the six-year long court case and now being finally free to make the most of her life, Emma teaches us the importance of courage and resilience.
32 minutes | Oct 7, 2022
Episode 49 - Reminders of Him
Paula and Jasmine are determined to find out what all the TikTok fuss is about The Queen of #booktok, Colleen Hoover, this month! They also decide they will try not to laugh as much as last time...and fail. Tune in and hear this plus what's hot off the press for October! Books they mention: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters Fifty Shades by Grey by E.L. James Verity by Colleen Hoover I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Sehee A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Vladamir by Julia May Jonas Fairy Tale by Stephen King It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Films they mention: Dead Poet's Society Our book for next month is Verity by Celeste Ng. Happy reading!
59 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Episode 48 - Here Goes Nothing
After having a little book slump, Andrea and Paula dive back into reading with a review of Steve Toltz's latest, a vision of the afterlife that - mini spoiler - leaves the ladies using the word "frustrating" more than once. Plus, find out some exciting news about recorded author events that will be available on the podcast soon and what's new and hotly anticipated in the literary world. Books they mention: Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz Quicksand by Steve Toltz Divine Comedy by Dante Alghieri Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Tenth of December by George Saunders Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Aknor Case Study Graeme Macrae Burnet Vladimir by Julia May Jonas This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Book Lovers by Emily Henry DI Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves Fairy Tale by Stephen King Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe The Drowner by Robert Drewe Nimblefoot by Robert Drewe TV Series they mention: The Good Place (Netflix) Podcasts they mention: Chat 10 Looks 3 Movies they mention: 13 Going on 30 Back to the Future In October we will welcome back Jasmine onto the pod and our book for the month is Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover. Happy reading!
43 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Episode 47 - When you experience a book slump
We're doing something a bit different this month! Do you ever have trouble getting into reading? Have you found yourself in a book slump? When you're stressed, distracted, overwhelmed with life, does it affect your reading habits? It happens to even the most bookish book worms too! Join Paula and Andrea as they chat about when life gets in the way of reading, how it makes you feel and what to do about it, if anything! Books they mention: Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz Ice by Anna Kavan Intimacies by Katie Kitamura Trust by Hernan Diaz Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Babel by R.F. Kuang The Poppy Wars Series by R.F. Kuang Everything Feels Like the End of the World by Else Fitzgerald Marlo by Jay Carmichael TV shows they mention: Succession Links: The Guardian Long Read https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read Mental Illness and Reading https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-illness-and-reading Book Prize Longlist https://thebookerprizes.com/the-booker-library/prize-years/2022 Our book for next month (still!) is Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz. Happy reading!
40 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Episode 46 - Book Lovers
Paula welcomes Jasmine to the podcast this month to discuss a TikTok fave! It's a romcom and fittingly, there are lots of laughs in this ep! Books they mention: Book Lovers by Emily Henry Beach Read by Emily Henry You & Me On Vacation by Emily Henry Normal People by Sally Rooney Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovski The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins-Read Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins-Reid The Mother by Jane Caro See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill The Other Half of You by Michael Mohammed Ahmed Scary Monsters by Michelle de Krester Questions of Travel by Michelle de Krester Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down One Hundred Days by Alice Pung Grimmish by Michael Winkler The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Blue Hour by Sarah Schmidt Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh The Whispering by Veronica Lando TV shows they mention: Schitt's Creek Conversations With Friends Normal People Everything I Know About Love Our book for August is Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz. Happy reading!
35 minutes | May 31, 2022
Episode 45 - The Space Between the Stars
The era of Jayne and Paula on the pod has come to an end! They discuss a fittingly heart breaking but uplifting book for this episode in Indira Naidoo's The Space Between the Stars. Listen to a teary Paula and a heartfelt message from Jayne as they discuss books on the pod for a final time. Books they mention: The Space Between the Stars by Indira Naidoo The Edible Balcony by Indira Naidoo The Edible City by Indira Naidoo Phosphorescence by Julia Baird This One Wild and Precious Life by Sarah Wilson I Didn't Do the Thing Today by Madeleine Dore Meshi by Katherine Tamiko Arguile Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss Horse by Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks Someone Else's Child by Kylie Orr Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander Our book for next month is Book Lovers by Emily Henry. Happy reading!
38 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Episode 44 - Larrimah
If you are a true crime fan, this is the episode for you! Have you heard of the missing man in Larrimah? Jayne and Paula tackle this quirky book that's like nothing else they've read. Plus what's coming out this month and also a special announcement from Jayne. In the episode they talk about Lucinda Riley's new book coming out posthumously. Here is a link to an article about that: https://tinyurl.com/ypnn44pp Books they mention: Larrimah by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson Writing Feature Stories by Caroline Graham and Matthew Ricketson The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Willliams This House of Grief by Helen Garner We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Family of Liars by E. Lockhart Losing Face by George Haddad Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor The Murders at Fleat House by Lucinda Riley The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley Podcasts they mention: Lost in Larrimah S-Town TV series they mention: Bridgerton (Netflix) Find Pip Williams on our YouTube channel here: https://tinyurl.com/ywtue742 Our book for next month is The Space Between the Stars by Indira Naidoo. Happy reading!
64 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Library Through the Lens - Anna Downes
Sydney-based author Ashley Kalagian Blunt chats with bestselling thriller UK author Anna Downes about Anna's much-anticipated second novel in this recorded webinar. The Shadow House is a gripping, twisty thriller full of accumulated tension, which follows single mum Alex, who flees a toxic relationship to an idyllic eco-village in rural NSW. Her arrival disturbs barely submerged secrets and she's shaken by a series of eerily familiar events that seem to be connected to the abandoned farmhouse on the hill. Alex realises that, in escaping her own shadowy past, she may have stumbled into someone else's. And this time, there may be nowhere to run.
35 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Episode 43 - Black Cake
COVID iso hits the pod but it can't stop Jayne and Paula! The show must go on so thanks to technology and a clever staff member, they record with Paula at home in isolation. Books they mention: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill Old Seems To Be Other People by Lily Brett The Coffin Confessor by William Edgar Dissolve by Nikki Gemmell After by Nikki Gemmell Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down Drop Bear by Evelyn Araluen My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams Metronome by Tom Watson Little Nothings by Julie Mayhew Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew The Cove by Alice Clark-Platts Article about the Black Cake series: https://deadline.com/2021/09/black-cake-series-marissa-jo-cerar-oprah-winfrey-aaron-kaplan-hulu-1234842071/ TV series/shows they mention: Pretend It's A City Insight Inventing Anna Podcasts they mention: Adelaide Writers' Week The book for next month is Larrimah by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson. Happy reading!
44 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Episode 42 - Again, Rachel
It's the sequel we've been waiting 25 years for and Jayne and Paula are here for it! Listen in as the ladies rejoice over Marian Keyes's follow up to fan favourite, Rachel's Holiday. Plus Adelaide Writers' Week at the library and as always, what's new for March! **Content warning for infant loss, addiction, depression** Books they mention: Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes Watermelon by Marian Keyes Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes Sushi For Beginners by Marian Keyes The Push by Ashley Audrain Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Netflix Series: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (starring Kristen BELL!) Illustrator/Cartoonist: Gemma Correll (@gemmacorrell) Our book for next month is Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. Happy reading!
41 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 41 - The Bell Jar
Jayne and Paula tackle their first classic read this month with Sylvia Plath's iconic, The Bell Jar. Plus they answer a listener question! As usual, Jayne gives us a rundown of what new books we can look forward to this month. **Trigger warning for talk of mental illness and suicide.** Books they mention: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (originally published under the pseudonym, Victoria Lucas) The Colossus and other Poems by Sylvia Plath The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides Normal People by Sally Rooney We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver The Road by Cormac McCarthy Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner The Keepers by Al Campbell The Maid by Nita Prose Love and Other Puzzles by Kimberley Allsopp To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes Short stories they mention: The Jaunt by Stephen King Movies they mention: Edward Scissorhands The Stepford Wives 10 Things I Hate About You Heathers TV shows they mention: The Gilmore Girls The Simpsons Our book for March is Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes. Happy reading!
39 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Episode 40 - Lemon
Happy New Year! Our first book of 2022 is a challenge. Jayne and Paula struggle to discuss Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Have you read it? If so, you should definitely tune in to the pod as the ladies parse out this book and make some revelations. Books they mention: Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun Niche of Green by Kwon Yeo-Sun Maiden's Skirt by Kwon Yeo-Sun Well Hello by Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales Good Morning Monster by Catherine Gildiner In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down The Maidens by Alex Michaeledes The Silent Patient by Alex Michaeledes Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown She and I by Hannah King Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zavner The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile Short story they mention: You Do Not Know by Kwon Yeo-Sun Our book for next month is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Happy reading!
31 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Episode 39 - 2021 End of Year Wrap Up
That's a wrap! 2021 is almost over and that means it's time for Jayne and Paula's favourite episode: when they discuss what they've loved in literature for the year. Ever wonder what other people are reading? Paula counts down Marion Libraries most borrowed books of 2021. Can Jayne guess what they are? As always, find out the goss plus what to look out for in 2022. Lots of laughs in this episode! Books they mention: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason Phosphorescence by Julia Baird Le Consentement by Vanessa Springora The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell After Story by Larissa Behrendt Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty So You Think You Know What's Good for You by Norman Swan Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi The Tap-Dancing Knife Thrower by Paul Hogan A Promised Land by Barack Obama 7 Ways by Jamie Oliver Untamed by Glennon Doyle The Fast 800 Easy by Michael Mosley The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku Becoming by Michelle Obama My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams Stranger Country by Monica Tan Blue Moon by Lee Child The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Fair Warning by Michael Connelly The Godmothers by Monica McInerney The Survivors by Jane Harper The Sentinel by Lee Child Rachel, Again by Marian Keyes Meshi by Katherine Tamiko Arguile The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley Movies: Persuasion (Netflix) Where the Crawdads Sing (Hello Sunshine) TV series: Inventing Anna (Netflix) Only Murders in the Building (Hulu / Disney+) Remember our book for January is Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Happy reading!
71 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Library Through the Lens - Charlotte Wood
Charlotte Wood discusses her new book, The Luminous Solution, with Ailsa Piper. In this essential, illuminating book, Charlotte shares the insights she has gained over a career paying close attention to her own creativity, to the world around her, and to the way she and others work, drawing on research, decades of observant conversation and immersive reading. She shares what artists can teach the rest of us about inspiration and hard work, how to pursue truth in art and life, and how to find courage during the difficult times: facing down what we fear and persevering when things seem hopeless.
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Episode 38 - Devotion
Jayne and Paula discuss the book they've been anticipating for most of the latter half of this year, Hannah Kent's latest! It was full of surprises which they parse out in detail so definitely don't listen yet if you haven't read the book and plan to. Then Paula has a huge reaction to what else Jayne has read this month, one of her favourites. Books they mention: Devotion by Hannah Kent Burial Rites by Hannah Kent The Good People by Hannah Kent Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Books by Isabel Allende Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Dark Tides by Phillipa Gregory Tidelands by Phillipa Gregory A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Rebel Homemaker by Drew Barrymore The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes by Zoe Playden Link to the online magazine, Kill Your Darlings: https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/ Movies: Ghost Highlander TV series: Inventing Anna (Netflix) Our book for next month is Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun. Happy reading!