#18 – New Year New Books

Update on what's coming for 2021

New year, new books!

A quick episode to take a short look at the year that was (2020) and what I'm looking ahead to the year that is (2021).

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#17 – Heroin Diaries and Paper Towns

Reviewing two books and adding a new one to my to-read pile

In this episode I review The Heroin Diaries and Paper Towns. I also talk about starting to re-read Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban and Ready Player One (in advance of November 24 when Ready Player Two is released).

I highly recommend following along with the podcast 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back for both Ready Player One and Ready Player Two.

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#16 – The Ever-Growing Pile

Reviewing Red Rising and The Magicians

In The Ever-Growing Pile, I talk about the problem I have with my "to-read" shelf and how it keeps growing. I also review Red Rising by Pierce Brown and The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

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#15 – Jurassic Park Review

"In the information society, nobody thinks."

Welcome back to The Slow Reader! Quite an update this time around. New this episode are some time markers if you want to jump around and listen to specific parts. No intro music this time - didn't have anything I felt fit the episode.

00:42 - What have I read since March 31? 03:55 - What am I currently reading? 05:03 - Jurassic Park Review 07:08 - What's Next? 08:07 - Wrap-Up

Books mentioned in the podcast:

  • George Lucas Life Magazine Bio
  • Spock, Messiah!
  • One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love
  • Magic Time
  • For Your Eyes Only (James Bond short stories)
  • Shoe Dog
  • Jurassic Park
  • Gump & Co
  • The Heroin Diaries
  • Red Rising
  • The Name of the Wind
  • Ready Player One / Ready Player Two
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Tunnels
  • Devil in the White City
  • Paper Towns
  • Louis Riel (Graphic Novel)

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#14 – Catching Up

A Recap of books I've read and books I'm reading

Catching up on several books that I've read in the last two months, in addition to covering off what I'm reading now and what I'll be reading in the future. Stay safe, stay healthy!

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#13 – The MVP Machine

by Ben Lindburgh and Travis Sawchik

My review of The MVP Machine, a book that covers the latest evolution of player development in Major League Baseball; the book is written by Travis Sawchik and Ben Lindburgh.

Podcasts mentioned in the episode:

Music used in this episode:

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#12 – Warlight

by Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje's 2018 novel Warlight is the subject of this episode of The Slow Reader. It's a difficult novel to read, but is well worth the effort.

Music in this episode is Labile Polvere by Mattia Vlad Morleo, from https://www.jamendo.com.

The full review text will be online at https://www.noformatblog.ca in a few days.

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#11 – Heads!

by David Osborn

Enter the thrilling medical world of Heads! This 1985 book by David Osborn is...not great. Have a listen for my thoughts on the book (and be warned, there are spoilers in this episode!)

The full review in text form will be posted later this week on www.noformatblog.ca.

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#10 – Saturday Night Ghost Club chapters 4-7

Wrapping up another book!

The wrap-up episode for The Saturday Night Ghost Club! A bit of a tweak in the format, without any specific summaries of the book. I answer some questions that I asked last episode, and set up the next book!

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#9 – The Saturday Night Ghost Club - chapters 1-4

by Craig Davidson

I'm very excited to start a new book! This wasn't entirely intended (influenced only by when I received the book from the library), but The Saturday Night Ghost Club (by Craig Davidson) starts today with episodes 1-4, right when most other people are watching Stranger Things 3 (I've only seen the first season + the first episode of season 2 so far). This is a spooky book, and really good so far. So dive in with me!

The theme music in today's episode is titled "Hor Hor" by composer Alexander Nakarada, and is available under a public domain license.

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