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Living in the Stacks
73 minutes | May 3, 2020
Indie Author Showcase: Champagne Brunch of the Insectivores by Jim Hanson
A bit late due to *gestures at everything*, but this episode Jon ends the Indie Author Showcase with another spacefaring story in Jim Hanson's Champagne Brunch of the Insectivores. Stay tuned to the end to hear about the future plans for Living in the Stacks.
85 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Indie Author Showcase: A Twist of Wyrd by P.J. Friel
As we hunker down during the pandemic, Dexter leads the discussion on P.J. Friel’s urban fantasy romance set in Akron, A Twist of Wyrd.
62 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Indie Author Showcase: Dancing with Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie
This month, Max leads our discussion with one of their favorite novels, the galactic epic Dancing with Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie.
87 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Indie Author Showcase: Stelvei: The Lavender Project by A.D. Price
Note: This month’s book is not available for purchase at this time, but if anyone’s interested in being a beta reader, you can contact the author here: firstname.lastname@example.org.This month’s episode begins Jon’s theme, the Indie Author Showcase, where we read books from independent authors we know and have them on the show to discuss them. First up, Melody has us read A.D. Price’s Stelvei: The Lavender Project, and we interview her about the book and her writing process.
72 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
The End of the World As We Know It: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
CW: discussions of fascism and references to the current presidential administration It’s the end of the post-apocalyptic and dystopian novel theme as Jon leads a discussion on Sinclair Lewis’ sadly prophetic story of fascism’s rise in the United States It Can’t Happen Here.
77 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
The End of the World As We Know It: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Dexter returns to lead a discussion on Stephenie Meyer's followup to the Twilight Saga, the post-apocalyptic alien invasion story The Host.
50 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
The End of the World As We Know It: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Our dive into the post-apocalypse continues with Max leading a discussion on Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember.
56 minutes | Sep 21, 2019
The End of the World As We Know It: Blindness by José Saramago
Melody kicks off Dexter's theme of dystopia and post-apocalyptic books with José Saramago's story of ableism, human misery, and long form poop description Blindness.
71 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
We end the current cycle with Jon's pick, a classic story of existential dread and body horror. It's Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
64 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
On this very LGBTQIA+ centric episode, Dexter leads the discussion on Becky Albertalli's gay coming of age novel Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the book behind 2018's Love, Simon.
46 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
This month, Max does their best to lead a discussion on philosophy and travel while Melody and Jon struggled in reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig.
72 minutes | May 15, 2019
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
CW: This book features molestation, suicide ideation, and abortion, which the hosts discuss. Our next cycle starts with Melody picking Lauren Oliver’s Rooms, a ghost story unlike any we’ve read before.
57 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Blasts from the Past: The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Our first themed trip through history comes to an end as Jon takes us in a cross-continental and cross-historical story of a Chinese-American woman learning her mother’s life story in rural China in the 1970s.
88 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Blasts from the Past: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Dexter takes the wheels of our literary time machine to pre-colonial Nigeria and the arrival of Europeans in Chinua Achebe’s Thing’s Fall Apart.
49 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Blasts from the Past: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Continuing our journey to the past, Max takes us to post-Revolutionary War Philadelphia during a yellow fever outbreak in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Fever 1793.
51 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Blasts from the Past: When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
This episode starts Max's themed cycle, Historical Fiction. Starting us off, Melody takes us back to a Japanese-American family being held in an interment camp during World War II in Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor was Divine.
5 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
A Major Announcement
To end 2018, we here at Living in the Stacks wanted to let your Readers know some major changes to the podcast. Happy Holidays, and we'll see you in 2019.
74 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Jon ends this cycle by taking an irreverent trip to the stars in Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
68 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Diana takes us on a story of intrigue and betrayal that spans two World Wars in Kate Quinn's The Alice Network.
81 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
We go from fantasy to dystopia as Dex leads the discussion of Suzanne Collins' novel The Hunger Games.
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