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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE. Updated Thursdays.
||CleanAll About Books: Why "Fifty Shades of Grey" is in the PBS "Great American Read"||Of the 100 books chosen for the PBS series “The Great American Read”, everyone is surprised to see some of the included titles. This week’s "All About Books" looks at one such book: “Fifty Shades of Grey” -- why it became a huge hit and how it||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Different Worlds of Science Fiction||We’ll be traveling to faraway places on the next “All About Books.” Mike Page, a lecturer in UNL’s Department of English, will help us explore the topic of different worlds in literature. He’ll introduce Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and Isaac||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "The Simple Wild" by K.A.Tucker||Romance novels have changed from what you might have seen in the check-out aisle years ago. All About Books special guest Kiersten Hill will introduce this popular genre and review the novel, “The Simple Wild” by K.A. Tucker.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “The Soul of America" by John Meacham||A review of the New York Times bestseller, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” by author and historian John Meacham. It's a look back at critical times in our history to better understand our present moment||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Guest reviewer Prof. Scott Stanfield on Heroes in Literature||“All About Books” welcomes Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan, Scott Stanfield who will discuss heroes in novels including Ellison’s “The Invisible Man”||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack||The unexpected beauty of a regular life told in rich language and in an unusual way. The novel, “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders||The most unusual novel about Abraham Lincoln ever written might be this years’ Man Booker Prize winner, “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. It’s a moving father-son story with unforgettable characters both living and dead.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “A Gathering of Secrets” by Linda Castillo||When a historic barn burns in Amish country, what looks like an accident turns out to be murder. Guest reviewer Marlene Cupp looks at the newest Linda Castillo mystery “A Gathering of Secrets”||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Here in Berlin” by Cristina Garcia||A deep dive into the complexities of Berlin, told through a parade of characters who reveal the city’s past and present. The novel, “Here in Berlin” by Cristina Garcia||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Sabrina” by Nick Drnaso and “Rosalie Lightning” by Tom Hart.||A look at graphic novels that earned main stream critical acclaim and pack an emotional punch. UNL’s Richard Graham reviews, “Sabrina” by Nick Drnaso the first graphic novel nominated for a Man Booker Prize and the memoir, “Rosalie Lightning”||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “American War” by Omar El Akkad||A debut novel called, “American War” by Omar El Akkad, draws a bleak, dystopian vision of America entering a second civil war over fossil fuels. A young Louisiana girl is trained as an assassin to take revenge for her family and community.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Reviews for the Practical Reader
Otis and Charles are a delight! They offer a variety of books for our consideration, and 9 times out of 10 it is something I am interested to read. They aren't looking to offer deep analyzation of the books--it's a quick and easy review of books that are generally easy and entertaining reads. This is a must-have podcast for all book lovers!
A great show!
A great show about books. The hosts do an excellent job of describing the books and laying out what was good and bad in a brief review. I'm am enjoying going through all of the older podcasts.
A great loss
I am so sorry to hear about Otis Young's death. I feel like I know you both after listening to you for a couple of years. Your podcast has given me many wonderful books to read. I am sure that you and Otis' family have a heavy heart at this time. Know that he enriched lives with his book discussions.
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