Three Books Podcast

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Three Books will also feature a wide variety of guests on the show to talk about their own favorite books and why.

Three Books Podcast can be found on iTunes or HERE

Contact us: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod

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Episode 19 - Just Us and the Ghost 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, it's just Christen and Becca . . . and possibly a ghost?


00:03:39                   The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by  Mackenzie Lee

00:07:31                   The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee

00:13:28                   Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

00:21:35                   The ILA YASF Tournament of Books

00:23:22                   Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

00:26:40                   The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

00:35:53                   C2E2

00:41:32                   What’s wrong with Jane Austen adaptations?

00:44:41                   Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

00:51:54                   Pride by Ibi Zoboi

00:54:32                   Every Day by David Levithan

00:59:57                   Good Riddance by Eleanor Lippman

01:05:11                   Recap of books

01:05:37                   The Tolkien Exhibit in New York

01:12:25                   Bookish Quote

 

 

Titles Discussed

 

Becca’s Three Books

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue / The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black / Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Every Day by David Levithan

 

Christen’s Three Books

Good Riddance by Eleanor Lippman

Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

 

Other Titles Discussed

Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation Book #2) 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black 

Doll Bones by Holly Black 

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin 

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Another Day by David Levithan

Someday by David Levithan

The Wicked King by Holly Black (The Folk of the Air Series #2)

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman

Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth by Catherine McIlwaine

Tolkien and the Great War by Garth John

 

Other Media Discussed

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee

Illinois Library Association 2019 Tournament of Books 

Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

Veronica Mars

Supernatural 

Pride and Prejudice (1940 Laurence Olivier version) 

You've Got Mail

When Harry Met Sally 

Tolkien (film)

 

Hoopla 

 

Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth exhibit at The Morgan Library and Museum 

 

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod

 

Episode 18 - Tres Libros 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Ela staff member Monica Perez talks about growing up in Spain, learning to make Illinois her home, and more.

 

0:00:27          Introducing Monica Perez

0:08:22          Stowaway on the Ulysses by Ana María Matute

0:12:09          About Ana María Matute

0:15:27          One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

0:27:34          The Time in Between by María Dueñas

0:38:36          The Time In Between on Netflix

0:42:35          Buying Books in Other Languages

0:44:28          America’s Multilingual culture

0:47:16          Growing up in Spain

0:56:41          Bookish Quote

 

Titles Discussed:

Stowaway on the Ulysses by Ana María Matute

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

The Time in Between by María Dueñas

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

 

Other Media:

Cinema Paradiso (film)

More Info About Book Desserts - https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/where-books-are-nonexistent/491282/

 

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod

 

 


Episode 17 - Amy Pine Writes Real Books - February 2019

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. AJ Pine aka Amy Pine talks about being a former English teacher, current librarian, and published author of REAL BOOKS.

 

0:00:46                        Meet Amy/AJ Pine

0:02:58                        Jandy Nelson – The Sky is Everywhere, I’ll Give You the Sun

0:09:13                        Landy Taylor- Daughter of Smoke and Bone

0:14:44                        Rainbow Rowell- Fangirl

0:25:13                        Book Clubs

0:29:23                        Reading as a writer

0:33:47                        Writing as AJ Pine

0:37:23                        Her first romance - If Only

0:41:05                        Getting Romance published

0:43:04                        So what’s up with those books covers (dem abz tho)

0:46:54                        Her third series (romantic cowboys!)

0:53:28                        Other writing interests

0:57:48                        Misconceptions about Romance

 

Titles Discussed:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Series)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Series)

Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Hating Game by Sally Thorne

 

Books/Series by AJ Pine:

http://ajpine.com

If Only (Series)

Only You (Series)

Kingston Ale House (Series)

Crossroads Ranch (Series)


Other Media:

Empire Records (Film)

YASF Tournament of Books - https://yasfnews.wordpress.com

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod

 

 
Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Becca, Christen, and staff involved with the new Book Buzz program chat about their selections for Book Buzz and the program fun!
 
01:00 What is Book Buzz?
08:27 Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik & Tin Man by Sarah Winman - Christen
10:44 February Preview
12:06 How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery - Anne
13:04 You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld - Ann
14:36 Sadie by Courtney Summers - Amanda
16:36 My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh - Amanda
18:02 The End of the World Running Club by Adrian C. Walker - Brenda
19:04 Best Bear Ever by Liz Climo - Brenda
19:32 All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells - Erica
20:52 Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T Lee - Erica
21:32 Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessia Bruder - Christy
23:13 Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan - Katie
24:35 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover - Gus
26:56 The Long Haul by Finn Murphy - Lorraine
29:09 Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley - Melissa
30:30 Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott - Midge
32:04 Ghosted by Rosie Walsh - Renee
33:17 Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney - Renee
34:49 Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - Becca
37:28 An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green - Becca
 
Titles Discussed:
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sadie by Courtney Summers
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Best Bear Ever by Liz Climo
Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
The Long Haul by Finn Murphy
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
 
Other items discussed:
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
John Green, author
 
Three Books Social Media:
Twitter - @threebookspod

Episode 15 - Becky with the Good Recs - December 2018

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Becky Spratford is back with her best books of 2018, books she’s looking forward to in 2019, and recommendations of how to buy books for gifts!

0:00:23 Welcome Back Becky

0:01:29  How Becky Chose her books

0:03:28  Becky's Best of 2018: Best Horror Book: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

0:05:57   Best Audio Book: There, There by Tommy Orange

0:08:37   Most Fun I Had Reading a Book All Year: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

0:13:05  Becky's Looking Forward to in 2019: Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken [Feb]

0:14:23  The Bird King by G Willow Wilson [March]

0:18:33  Josh Malerman's newest- Inspection [April]

0:20:32  How to gift books

0:34:20  Gifting Poetry

0:46:04  Nobody buys us books as gifts L

0:47:51  Books Becky is Giving Her Kids

0:50:39  Books for Becky’s SO

0:53:11  What Christen is excited to give

0:54:32  What Becca is excited to give

0:56:06  In defense of Graphic Novels

1:00:02  Board Books as Gifts

1:02:48  Plug for ELA Book Buzz

 

Becky’s Three Books:

Best of 2018

Best Horror Book: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Best Audio Book: There, There by Tommy Orange (narrated by Darrell Dennis)

Most Fun I Had Reading a Book All Year: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

 

Looking Forward to in 2019

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken - February 2019

The Bird King by G Willow Wilson - March 2019

Josh Malerman's newest- Inspection - April 2019

 

Other Titles Discussed:

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Dexter Series by Jeff Lindsay

American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken

Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Birdbox by Josh Malerman

Chet Gecko Series by Bruce Hale

Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay

The Apex Book of World SF edited by Cris Jurado and Lavie Tidhar

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton, and Joshua Foer

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco

A Christmas Carol (picture book edition) by Charles Dickens

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford

The Gulf:  The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis

1000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List by James Mustich

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Michael Lydon

1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die by Stephen Farthing

1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles (Guy Lockhard reads Jason Reynold’s audiobooks)

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry by Billy Collins

I’ll Be Gone In the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Shining by Stephen King

The Haunting of Hill House: Novel by Shirley Jackson

The Underground Railroad: a Novel by Colson Whitehead

The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Steven Levenson, and Val Emmich

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The 7 1⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales (Graphic Novels)
Hilo Series by Judd Winick

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story about Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

 

Additional Information:

#libfaves18 or #libfaves18hm on Twitter for library staff picks of the best books of the year

Stokercon 2019

Overdrive

Libby

Hoopla

Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2018

Ela Book Buzz 2019

RA for ALL

 

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod


Episode 14 - Booksgiving 2018! - November 2018

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. We have invited staff from all over the Library to share what they are giving this holiday season.

 

0:01:38 Thoughts on Last Year’s Books

0:04:48  Katie and Natalie Join Program

0:05:17  Meet Natalie

0:07:39  Meet Katie

0:09:05  Natalie Book One: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

0:12:32  Katie Book One: Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E. B. Goodale

0:17:18  Natalie Book Two: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith

0:22:44  Katie Book Two: Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

0:25:37  Natalie Book Three: Anne of Green Gables:  A Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Brenna Thummier

0:31:31  Katie Book Three: Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

0:38:23  Meet Amanda

0:39:04  Amanda Book One: A Princess in Theory

0:40:25  Christen Book One: My Lady’s Choosing: Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curan  (Quirk Books)

0:42:17  Becca Book One: Dumplin’ and Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

0:47:14  Amanda Book Two: Gmorning Gnight by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun

0:48:55  Christen Book Two: The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider (Quirk books)

0:52:47  Becca Book Two: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

0:55:46  Amanda Book Three: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

0:59:05  Christen Book Three: Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson (vol 3 of Sarah’s Scribbles)

1:03:05  Becca Book Three: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

1:10:32  Gus Book One: Educated by Tara Westover

1:13:32  Gus Book Two: I Will Find You by Joe Kenda

1:17:41  Gus Book Three: The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

1:22:29  Meet Anne

1:23:16 Anne Book One: Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

1:24:48  Anne Book Two: Made Out of Stars: A Journal for Self-Realization by Meera Lee Patel

1:28:17  Anne Book Three: From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen by Snoop Dogg

1:34:41 Closing Thoughts

 

All The Three Books:

Natalie:

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins

A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith

Anne of Green Gables:  A Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Brenna Thummier

 

Katie:

Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E. B. Goodale

Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (series)

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

 

Amanda:

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

 

Christen:

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curan (Quirk Books)

The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider (Quirk books)

Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson (vol 3 of Sarah’s Scribbles)

 

Becca:

Dumplin’ and Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

 

Gus:

Educated by Tara Westover (audiobook read by the Julia Whelan)

I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda (read by the author)

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

 

Anne

Leadership In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Made Out of Stars: A Journal for Self-Realization by Meera Lee Patel (Amazon)

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen by Snoop Dogg

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

Listen/See the show notes for Episodes 2 and 3 for last year’s Booksgiving suggestions that we mention throughout this episode.*

Lullaby of Summer Things by Natalie Ziarnik, illustrated by Madeline Valentine

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

Moo by Sharon Creech

I Lost My Tooth! By Mo Willems

Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace

Raina Telgemeier (graphic novel artist/author)

Victoria Jamieson (graphic novel artist/author)

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat

Quantum Leap (television series)

Homicide Hunter (Joe Kenda television series)

Sarah Andersen/Sarah’s Scribbles

MerryMakers Plush

Dumplin’ Netflix Trailer

Dolly Parton, Dumplin' Soundtrack

 

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod

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Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Erica Christianson, Assistant Director at Ela Area Public Library, and makes the case for listening to and enjoying audiobooks. You’re already listening to a podcast - give it a try!

 

01:03 Meet our guest Erica Christensen

02:07 The twist in this episode

03:33  Cool story about books

05:43  Opinions about Jim Dale

07:28  Audiobook One- Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

09:32  Christen mentions Strange Stars

13:35 Audiobook Two- Spoonbenders

17:04  Erica’s other favorite books of 2018

20:44  Audiobook Three- Marsh King’s Daughter

23:45 Erica’s favorite narrators

27:24  Christen’s top 3 audiobook performances

32:51  Christen’s audiobook narrator crush

34:34  Becca’s 3 Audiobooks

38:56  Becca’s Narrator crush

39:40  Speeding up audiobooks- pro or con?

47:46  Erica’s Quote

 

Erica’s Three Books:

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (read by the author)

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (read by Ari Fliakos)

Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (read by Emily Rankin)

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Harry Potter (read by Jim Dale)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read by Jim Dale)

Mr. Men & Little Miss Books by Roger Hargreaves (read by Jim Dale)

Discworld Series (and Tiffany Aching) by Terry Pratchett (read by Stephen Briggs)

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason Heller

Shrill by Lindy West (read by the author)

GuRu by RuPaul Charles (read by the author)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (read by the author)

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (read by the author)

You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson (read by the author)

Everything's Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson (read by the author)

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Savvy by Ingrid Law (read by Lily Blau)

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (read by Kate Mulgrew)

The Fireman by Joe Hill (read by Kate Mulgrew)

Christine by Stephen King

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (read by Colin Firth)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (read by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (read by Cathleen McCarron)

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (read by the author)

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (read by the author)

Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (read by the author)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (read by the author)

The Diviners by Libba Bray (read by January LaVoy)

Picture Books by Mo Willems (read by the author, family, and friends)

David Sedaris (read by the author)

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (read by Bahni Turpin)  

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (read by Bahni Turpin)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (read by Bahni Turpin)

BBC Full Cast Audio of The Golden Compass and all of the His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman

Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer (read by Ilyana Kadushin)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World (A Squirrel Girl Novel) by Shannon and Dean Hale (read by Abigail Revasch and Tara Sands)

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan  

 

Check out Hoopla for audiobooks (available through your public library!)

https://www.hoopladigital.com

 

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod

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Episode 12 - Three Books and Several Bookstores - September 2018

 

ThreeBooks is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Laura Dooley-Taylor, talks about growing up a school librarian’s daughter, and nerdy book experiences. Becca thinks everything is lovely. Come on an indie bookshop tour with us!

 

00:28 Meet Laura Dooley-Taylor

01:40 How she chose her books

02:12 Book One: Christina Katerina and The Box

07:34 Book Two:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

11:23 The Great American Reads List

13:30 Book Three:  A Man Called Ove

17:17 Other books by Frederik Backman

18:50 Laura’s first library experience

21:26 Christen’s Birthday Bookstore tour

24:30 Favorite Bookstores in Chicago

32:39 Cool Bookstores outside of IL

41:46 Bucket List Bookstores

45:02 Laura’s Book Quote

 

Laura’s Three Books:

Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Lee Gauch

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

Not A Box by Antoinette Portis

Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

PBS - "Great American Reads"

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Ramona Quimby Series by Beverly Cleary

Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw by Patricia Reilly Giff

 

Indie Bookstores:

Town House Books - St. Charles, IL

The Book Cellar - Chicago, IL (Lincoln Square)

Women & Children First - Chicago, IL (Andersonville)

Book Riot - Chicago Bookstore Day Challenge, and Map

"Independent Bookstore Day"

Anderson’s Bookshop - Various IL Locations

Read Between the Lynes - Woodstock, IL

InkLink Books - East Troy, WI

2894 On Main - East Troy, WI (restaurant)

East Troy Railroad Museum - East Troy, WI

The Elegant Farmer - Mukwonago, WI

Square Books - Oxford, MS

The Dial Bookshop - Chicago, IL (Downtown)

Russian Tea Time - Chicago, IL

Powell’s Books - Chicago, IL & Portland, OR

 

Best Indie Bookstores by State Lists (it turns out there are tons of these lists):

"The Best Bookstores in All 50 States + DC" - Book Riot

"50 of the Best Indie Bookstores in America" - Huffington Post

"The Best Bookstore in Every State" - Real Simple

Books & Brews - Indianapolis, IN

Books & Books - Miami, FL

Carmichael’s Bookstore - Louisville, KY

Chinatown - Chicago Public Library

Chinatown/Him Mark Lai - San Francisco Public Library

Mr. B’s Emporium - Bath, England, UK

 

And a yarn store for fun:

Wool & Co. Fine Yarn - St. Charles, IL

 

Three Books Social Media:

Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.com

Twitter - @threebookspod


Episode 11: Maggie Lehrman & The Last Best Story - August 2018

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our host (just Becca this time) chats about three popular/favorite books. Author Maggie Lehrman talks about her new book (The Last Best Story), high school memories, highway overpasses, stream of consciousness poems and more!

 

00:32 Maggie Lehrman Introduction

02:25 The Last Best Story

04:53 Local Inspirations in The Last Best Story

11:12 How His Girl Friday Inspired The Last Best Story

13:57 Word Association Game

17:34 Book One: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

21:30 Book Two: Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

25:42 Book Three: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

27:58 Experiences with Rita Williams Garcia

31:50 Why she chose her three books

32:38 Why Last Best Story was set aside for 10 years

36:20 Notable Books she has edited

40:07 The Editing Process

43:16 Maggie’s Library Story

52:37 Maggie’s Quote

 

Maggie’s Books:

The Last Best Story

The Cost of All Things

 

Maggies’s Three Books:

Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales (Lafayette! out 10/16)

Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale (out March 12, 2019)

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters (out April 16, 2019)

In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles by Thomas Lennon (out Feb. 26, 2019)

The Bachman Books: Rage / The Long Walk / Roadwork / The Running Man by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King)

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery

 

Watching:

His Girl Friday (Available on Hoopla!)

 

Find Maggie:

http://www.maggielehrman.com

‎@maggielehrman on Twitter

@maggielehrmanauthor on Facebook

 

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Episode 10 - Summertime and the Readin' is Easy (Unless You Work in a Public Library)- July 2018

 

Three Books is ELA Area Public Library's podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. They talk about what they're reading this summer and get three book recommendations from ELA Staff.

 

0:02:28 Staff Picks Part 1

0:05:27 Becca is STILL reading Children of Blood & Bone

0:06:49 Staff Picks Part 2

0:09:23 Christen Book One: The Tin Man by Sarah Winman

0:13:31 Christen Book Two: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

0:22:53 Christen Book Three: The Murderbot Diaries (Series) by Martha Wells

0:33:22 Books to TV news: Sanditon by Jane Austen

0:34:55 Staff Picks Part 3

0:36:51 Becca doesn’t do summer reading

0:37:52 Becca Book One: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

0:48:24 Becca Book Two: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

0:52:13 Becca Book Three: The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell with writing from ten other authors: Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Cole, Cloud Jacobs, and Barbara Perez Marquez

1:02:38 Staff Picks Part 4

1:05:16 Closing Notes

 

Additional books mentioned by Christen and Becca:

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

The Martian by Andy Weir

Raina Telgemeier graphic novels

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

 

Watching:

Mindhunter (on Netflix)

“An Origin Story” by Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye

 

Other Info:

Project Voice

The Cardboard Kingdom Projects and Info

 

STAFF PICKS

Staff Picks Part 1:

Renee

Nora Roberts

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

 

Amanda

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Whahong

The Poppy War by RF Quang

 

Lorraine

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson

The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

The Real Queen Elizabeth by Andrew Maher

 

Karen

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

 

Erica

Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

 

Michelle W.

The Fallen by David Baldacci

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska

 

Melissa

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Daves

Love and Other Words by Christina (Hobbs) Lauren

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

 

Staff Picks Part 2:

Natalie

A Lullaby of Summer Things by Natalie Reif Ziarnik

The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins

 

Staff Picks Part 3:

Michelle B.

Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Bennett

Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

 

Staff Picks Part 4:

Gretchen

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

 

Julie

Summer in Orcus by T Kingfisher

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

 

Kourtney

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Home of the Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

 

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Episode 9 - T-WAAP: Teen Writers and Artists Project - June 2018

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our host (just Becca this time) chats about three popular/favorite books. Our TWO guests this month, Adam Gottlieb and Corey Dillard, talk about Louder Than A Bomb, spirituality, Winnie the Pooh, chocolate cake and more!

 

0:00:28 Guest Introductions

0:04:32 About the Louder than a Bomb Festival

0:10:12 Adam Book One: The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu

0:13:49 Middle School Transformation through reading

0:16:30 Corey Book One: The Tao of Pooh

0:24:58 Pooh in China

0:26:36 Corey Book Two: The Thief of Always

0:35:27 Adam Book Two: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

0:45:21 Adam Book Three: Climbing Poetry

0:50:33 "Living" Poetry

0:51:41 Teaching poetry the right way

0:55:07 Corey Book Three: Hurdy Gurdy by Tim Seibels

1:10:13 What Corey is reading now

1:11:00 Up with Thoughts by W. Kamau Bell

1:14:04 American Gods by Neil Gaiman

1:15:22 What Adam is reading

1:23:53 Adam's Poem

1:26:18 Corey's Poem

1:29:50 Algonquin Word Play

1:31:13 Final Credits

 

Corey’s Three Books:

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

Hurdy-Gurdy by Tim Seibles

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

 

Adam’s Three books:

The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu by Laozi, translated by Brian Browne Walker

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Climbing PoeTree (self-titled poetry collection)

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (Pinhead)

Books of Blood by Clive Barker

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell

American Gods by Neil Gaiman [TV Tie-In] Narrated by George Guidall

Injustice 2 (Volume 1) by DC Comics

Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius by Kwame Dawes

World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts: A Project of the International Religious Foundation

The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions by Philip Novak

Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis

Chuang Tzu trans. Burton Watson

That One Black Kid by Corey Dillard

 

Watching:

Climbing PoeTree

Def Poetry Jam

Louder Than A Bomb (documentary)

 

Listening to:

Midnight, the Coyote, Down in the Mouth (poem) by Tim Seibles

Natasha In A Mellow Mood (poem) by Tim Seibles

Living Colour (Music Group)

Nursery Rhyme (poem) by Adam Gottlieb

Token (poem) by Corey Dillard

 

T-WAAP:

T-WAAP at Party in the Park: We are thrilled to participate in Party in the Park, a West Chicago festival featuring poetry, music, a Master Grill-Off, and more! We are still seeking participants who are willing to perform in a spoken word showcase with us at the festival. This would take place at The Shell, a beautiful new outdoor public stage at Reed Keppler Park. If you are a young person (ages 12-25) who would love to get on stage on August 11th and present your work (or know of any youth who would), click this link so we can contact you. (We may even have a special surprise for the first ten confirmed performers!)

T-WAAP Wordplay at Daily Projects: Every fourth friday of the month at Daily Projects Coffee Bar in Algonquin, IL, from 6:30-9:00pm, you can attend our regular Wordplay Open Mic program, a safer/braver space to speak your truth. The event begins with a writing workshop taught by one of our Teaching Artists, which is followed by the open mic (open to all forms of expression and all ages, with priority for youth), followed by a featured artist. Our feature on June 22 will be poet Lesley Casas.

Adam Gottlieb's band, Adam Gottlieb and One Love

 

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Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Jen Eberle, talks about the Babysitters Club, transitioning from teacher to school librarian, and her feelings on everything from Summer Reading to foxes.

 

0:00:25 Introducing Jen Eberle

0:01:15 Why Jen loves books

0:02:27 Jen's educational bacground

0:04:51 Book One - Life of Pi

0:10:56 Book Two - Option B

0:12:43 Why best sellers get a bad rap

0:19:46 Book Three - Eleanor and Park

0:27:03 Jen's first library experience

0:30:34 What Jen is reading now

0:34:51 Jen's teacup animal

0:42:46 I hate Holden Caulfield

0:47:57 The Outsiders is not great literature

0:52:49 The right kind of summer reading for kids

1:00:04 Getting kids to be "popcorn" readers

1:15:12 Closing Thoughts

 

Jen’s Three Books:

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (audiobook narrated by Elisa Donovan)

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Bible

Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

Holding Up The Universe Jennifer Niven

A Step From Heaven by An Na

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (stated as Lost In Translation)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Spliced by Jon McGoran

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Good Enough by Paula Yoo

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" a poem by Robert Frost

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Shoe Books Series by Noel Streatfeild

The Baby-Sitters Club Series by Ann M. Martin

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Saving Marty by Paul Griffin

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

V.C. Andrews (author)

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

Listening To:

Stay Gold by Stevie Wonder

 

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Episode 7 - April Is the Cruelest Month (Part 2) - April 2018

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, Becca and Christen talk about the books they are most excited about in the upcoming months. This episode will be broken into two parts for your listening ease.

00:00:35 Young Adult Book Buzz

00:00:49 Blood Water Paint Reader's Guide

00:02:26 Furyborn

00:10:19 The Belles

00:17:44 Dread Nation

00:21:57 Comic & Graphic Novels Book Buzz

00:23:27 Manfried the Man

00:28:32 Bingo Love

00:31:47 I Am Alphonso Jones

00:39:17 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Buzz

00:39:21 The Power

00:43:48 Spinning Silver

00:53:11 The Book of M

01:01:30 Closing Thoughts

 

 
Comics and Graphic Novels:
Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow - Available May 1, 2018
My Lady's Choosing by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran (Regency romance choose your own adventure)
 
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd - Available June, 2018
 
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Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, Becca and Christen talk about the books they are most excited about in the upcoming months. This episode will be broken into two parts for your listening ease.
 
00:03:26 The Book Buzz Categories
00:05:13 Lord of the Rings Debate
00:05:51 Children of Blood and Bone
00:06:26 Harry Potter Comparison
00:10:05 Why this book is important
00:12:18 Children of Blood and Bone plot discussion
00:21:47 Audiobook Information
00:24:12 Literary Fiction Book Buzz
00:24:50 Book One: The Fruit of the Drunken Tree
00:25:11 Why you should judge this book by its cover
00:35:11 Book Two: There, There
00:41:41 Book Three: The Female Persuasion
00:47:47 Better examples of intersectional feminist fiction
00:48:02 Street by Anne Petrie and Aya
00:50:45 Americanah
00:55:42 The Optimistic Decade
 
Pre-Buzz Buzzing:
 
Literary Fiction:
The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel - Available May 1, 2018 (Also the author of Gut Instincts: Dispatches from the Wide Open Spaces Between Sickness and Health)
 

Epiosode 6 - Yours In Library Love - March 2018

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Veronda Pitchford, talks about her love of food, reality tv, and (more than anything else) libraries.

 

00:00:00 Introduction

00:00:37 Guest Introduction

00:01:17 Veronda talks about Veronda

00:03:27 How she chose her three books and the theme

00:05:10 Book One

00:07:42 Book Two

00:13:41 Book Three

00:18:51 First Library Memory

00:23:47 The hosts recommend a book to Veronda

00:34:00 Using electronic resources in the library

00:38:33 The Goodreads Challenge/Indy Press books

00:38:50 How to get Biblioboard

00:44:55 ShoutMouse

00:50:02 Book recommendation - Rad Dad

00:54:21 Favorite Quotes

01:02:41 Recap of Veronda's Three Books

 

Veronda’s Three Books:

Love, Loss and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (Being made into a tv series – premiering May 6) (Stephanie Danler’s Twitter - for great books/New Yorker articles)

 

Other Titles/Information Discussed:

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (audiobook read by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin and Jenn St. Onge

Biblioboard Books

Super Sikh by Eileen Kaur Alden, Supreet Singh Manchanda, and Amit Tayal - “Loves Elvis. Hates bad guys."

The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler (illustrated by David Lee Csicsko)

Chicago Children’s Museum

Kids Only Collection (Including Shout Mouse Press)

One Lonely Camel by Rashaan Edwards, Sejal Mobley DaQuan Smith and Zorita Workman

Rad Dad - Contributors include: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cory Doctorow

 

Watching:

Top Chef

The Good Place

 

Eating:

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

 

Listening To:

Entry Of The Gladiators - Julius Fucik (on 40 Famous Marches by Decca)

 

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Episode 5 - Creating A Bridge - February 2018

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, Becca and Christen talk with Brenda Gornick about her three book choices.

 

00:09 Intro

00:21 Guest Intro

02:55 Three Books - tough to choose just 3

03:34 Book One

07:18 Book Two

10:05 Book Three

14:57 How all three books relate to each other

17:32 Sharing Books with her teens

28:45 Choosing appropriate books to share with your kids

32:39 Brenda talks about her writing

37:37 Choosing books for the “to read” pile

44:09 What she is reading now

46:14 First library memories

51:04 Quotes

 

Brenda’s Three Books:

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee

 

Additional Titles Discussed:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Death Note by Oba Tsugumi

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (Zabuza)

Monster by Naoki Urasawa

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett

The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger

Murder At The Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Euphoria by Lily King

 

Brenda Gornick's Writing:

New Girl In Town

 
Watching:
 

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Episode 4 - Three Stories January 2018

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, Becca and Christen talk with Catherine Knight about her three book choices.

00:00 Introduction

00:30 Guest Introduction

02:26 Hipster Chickens

03:36 Catherine's Three Books - Book One

08:14 Book Two

13:30 Book Three

18:24 Fun with Language

20:40 Reading and ADHD

30:33 The Impacts of reading

35:16 Connecting to the World

39:49 New Traditions and Poetry

48:55 Reading Out Loud

56:00 Quotes and Conclusions

    

Catherine’s Three:

Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon

 

Additional Sources:

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter: Tales of the Young Wizard Install Empathy A Study Finds

 

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Episode 3 - Roses Are Read - December 2017

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, Becca and Christen sit down with Ela Library's very own Business Librarian, Melissa Keegan, to discuss her three book choices and other cool projects she's working on.

 

00:00 Introduction

00:25 Guest Introduction

01:30 Melissa's Three Books: Book One

03:42 Book Two

05:40 Book Three

08:34 Why these three books?

09:11 Were there others on your list?

10:36 Melissa's Top 3 Books

10:49 The Beauty of Books

13:54 Roses are Read Bookstagram

19:40 Hygge

21:01 Word Wrap

24:36 Deciding What's Next

29:06 This Year's Challenge

30:20 Quotes and Conclusion

    

Melissa’s Three:

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Artemis by Andy Weir

 

Additional Sources:

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

Melissa Keegan’s Social Media:

Roses Are Read Instagram

The Word Wrap Etsy

 

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Episode 2 - Booksgiving! Part 2: Teen, Children, Babies, & Literary Themed Gifts - November 2017

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month is a two part special to celebrate Booksgiving! Part two features book recommendations and gift experiences for teen fiction and nonfiction, children's fiction and nonfiction, as well as bonus book themed gifts.

 

00:00 Introduction

00:25 What to Expect in Booksgiving Part 2

00:42 Teen Fiction

02:11 Teen Nonfiction Blurb

03:17 Back to Teen Fiction

07:18 Teen Nonfiction

08:25 3rd to 5th Grade Fiction

13:01 Children's Nonfiction

15:53 Middle School and Up Fiction

16:24 Chapter Books

18:13 Replacing Elephant and Piggie

26:12 Poetry

27:17 Picture Books

33:16 Book Themed Gift Ideas

40:35 Conclusion

 

Young Adult:

Diviners Series by Libba Bray 

The Reckoners Series (Steelheart is Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman 

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Words in Deep Blue by Catherine Crowley

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett 

Reactions by Theodore Gray

 

3-5 Grade Fiction and Comics:

HiLo by Judd Winick

Bone Series by Jeff Smith

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Pedro & Me by Judd Winick

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey 

Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey 

The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 by Dana Simpson

Science Comics published by MacMillan 

Science Comics: Rockets (Defying Gravity) by Anne Drozd and Jerzy Drozd 

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded by DK Books 

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Character Encyclopedia by DK Books

LEGO Batman: Visual Dictionary by DK Books 

Batman Character Encyclopedia by DK Books 

Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by David Wiesner

 

Beginning Chapter Books 1-2 Grade:

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz 

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch 

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

Junie B Jones by Barbara Park

Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary 

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker 

Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems 

Ballet Cat by Bob Shea 

Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob Shea 

Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton 

Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton

 

Picture Books:

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals 

First Stories: A Fairytale Board Book Series, Illustrated by Dan Taylor

Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle, Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander 

Cat on the Bus by Aram Kim

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano 

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis 

Leave Me Alone! By Vera Brosgol 

Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro 

Cate’s Magic Garden by Betsey Coffeen and Samantha Smith

 

Bookish Gift Ideas:

Ex Libris Board Game 

StoryCubes 

Paperback Board Game 

Out of Print - Website with delightful literary-themed goods

Ideal Bookshelf - pins, totes, mugs, and prints. Bookshelves include things like "Jane Austen" or "Harry Potter" (US and UK), cookbooks, design, kids, and more. Or, request a custom bookshelf for the book lover in your life!

Book Box Subscriptions! - Owl CrateBookish Box - Design your own!

 

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Episode 2 - Booksgiving! Part 1: Adult Fiction & Nonfiction - November 2017

 

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month is a two part special to celebrate Booksgiving! Part one features book recommendations and gift experiences for adult fiction and non-fiction.

 

00:00 Introduction
00:24 Booksgiving Explanation
03:30 Adult Fiction
15:54 Adult Non-fiction
49:18 Wrapping Up
49:59 Conclusion

 

Adult Fiction:

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

Amanda Wakes Up by Alyson Camerota

 

Adult Nonfiction:

Devotions by Mary Oliver (We mentoned the concept of Hygge - you can read more about it HERE)

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer

The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

Unique Eats and Eateries Chicago by Matt Kirouac

Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman

Craft Coffee: A Manual by Jessica Easto

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

Killlers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore by Jared Yates Sexton

Unbelievable by Katy Tur

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying-Up by Marie Kondo

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson 

National Geographic: The Photo Ark by Joel Sartore and Douglas H. Chadwick

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Playing with Super Power by Sebastian Haley and Megan Marie

 

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Episode 1 - The Horror! - October 2017

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. In episode one, the library world's horror maven, Becky Spratford, talks about why we need horror and her three horror book choices. 

 

00:00  Introduction 

00:36  Guest Introduction 

02:03  Learning About Horror and Why We Need It 

06:44  Approaching Horror 

10:39  Becky’s Three Books 

11:06  Book One 

16:56  Book Two

20:44  Book Three

25:29  What Becky is Reading Now 

33:10  A Gateway Book to Horror 

38:56  Library Origin Story 

43:52  Where to Find Becky 

45:48  Featured Books Review 

46:21  Conclusion 

 

Becky Spratford's Three Books:  

Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman 

 

Additional Books Discussed:  

 

Paperbacks from Hell: 

The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 

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Pilot - Why Are We Here? - October 2017

 

0:00  Introduction 

0:32  How did Three Books start? 

2:43  Type of guests to expect  

3:33  Timeline of the show  

4:23  Becca’s three books  

6:39  Christen's three books 

7:37  Re-reading books 

8:24  Featured books review  

9:05  Conclusion  

 

 

Christen's Three:  

 

Additional Books Discussed: 

 

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