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Bookworm Banquet is a program that aims to Satisfy Your Literary Cravings by offering up book reviews and author interviews on all genres of books with one caveat; the books must be family friendly. Our goal is to offer wholesome reading to our listeners, whether they are fiction or biography, current releases or classics, children’s books or books for older readers, we will review and discuss them all! JD and Nicole are avid readers who love talking about literature and would love for you to join the conversation.
||CleanBB24: Bookworm Banquet Goes to the VNSA Book Sale [Bonus Episode]||In this special bonus episode, we invite you to come along with JD and Nicole to the VNSA Book Sale on February 9, 2019. We recorded on location audio on our way to the sale, while at the venue, and a recap after the event. The VNSA Used Book Sale is...||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB23: Enhance Your Reading, Trees Within Trees, & Quick Indie Spotlight - Sampler Platter #2||We bring you a mini sampler platter of appetizers and a quick indie spotlight in this episode. The spotlight is shined on Laura Guneot's short story titled Even in the Grey, we chat about ways to better your reading life and another unique library,...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB22: Review of A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson||It's Christmas time so let's talk about Christmas stories! We share some of our team members favorite Christmas books and we review a brand new Christmas novella by prolific author Melody Carlson. The charming and heartwarming Christmas tale is called..||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB21: Indie Author Spotlight Volume II: Naomi Jackson||Today we bring you another Indie Author Spotlight. We are happy to shine the spotlight on Naomi Jackson and her children's fantasy novel Otherworld: The Book of Things That Are. We also talk about our book nerd scores. And in this episode is Nicole's...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB20: Author Interviews from Just Read Local Author Fair 2018||In November 2018, the Phoenix Public Library hosted an event called the Just Read Local Author Fair. So JD decided to attend the event and see if he could find some books and authors to share with you. He met and interviewed four authors and learned...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB19: Micro Libraries, Reading Is Healthy, Story Dispensers, and more - Sampler Platter #1||We're bringing you something new today. We offer up a sampler platter of bookwormy articles that we found interesting. We talk about pop-up libraries, story dispensers, and why reading is healthy. We also are joined by Bookworm Banquet contributor and..||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB18: Review of A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano & Called to Protect by Lynette Eason||Once again we bring you two reviews in this episode. Nicole starts things off with a review of Lynette Eason's Called to Protect, a romantic thriller centered around a family of law enforcement officers. JD reviews A Rumored Fortune, a historical...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB17: Review of River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart & The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker||We've got a twofer for you today. Nicole reviews a novel titled River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart, a story set in pre-Civil War Kentucky. JD reviews the latest offering from Ted Dekker, his return to the Circle universe called The 49th Mystic....||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB16: Review of According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson||JD and Nicole feature the novel According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson in the review segment of this episode. This is a fantastic thriller/suspense novel with some great heartfelt moments written in a beautiful literary style. And since the main...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB15: Indie Spotlight Volume I: Victoria Lynn & Angie Thompson||Today we present our first Indie Spotlight episode. The spotlight is shined on Victoria Lynn and her novel, London in the Dark and Angie Thompson and her novel, Bridgers. We are excited to promote these two independently published books and we are...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB14: Interview with Author Bill Myers & Review of Invitation by Myers, Peretti, Hunt, and Gansky||The featured book in this episode is Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky which is the first book in the Harbingers series. But before JD and Nicole jump into the review, they are joined on the show by author and...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB13: Review of Risen by Angela Hunt||Risen by Angela Hunt is a novelization of the motion picture of the same name. We review this historical fiction book which presents the story of Christ's resurrection in a unique way. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about the importance of a...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB12: Review of the Dreamhouse Kings Series by Robert Liparulo||In this episode we review the Dreamhouse Kings series by Robert Liparulo. This Young Adult fiction series of six books is an engaging and spine-tingling read that we heartily recommend. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a writer who changes...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB11: Review of Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak||In this episode we review the nonfiction narrative book called Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak. This book chronicles the true story of an Iraqi woman who grew up in Baghdad and her first encounters with Americans during the early...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB10: Review of Dragon Slayer: Beginnings by Carey Green||Carey Green's debut novel, Dragon Slayer: Beginnings, is the topic of conversation in this episode. This book is the first in the Dragon Slayer Chronicles trilogy. This is a great introduction to the fantasy genre and while it is very much a coming of..||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB9: Review of The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews||This edition of the Bookworm Banquet podcast features a review of The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews. Neither JD, nor Nicole had ever read anything by Andrews, but after reading The Lost Choice it's safe to say it won't be their last. This book is a tale||3/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB8: Review of The Trial by Robert Whitlow||Today JD and Nicole review a Robert Whitlow novel entitled The Trial. This is a fast-paced legal thriller that both really enjoyed. The book tackles some very real issues, but does so in an interesting and entertaining manner. After the review Nico||11/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB7: Review of Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands & Scott Roche Interview||This episode of Bookworm Banquet features a review of the YA novel Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands by Scott Roche. This is an action packed science fiction story that is sure to keep your interest. JD and Nicole are also joined on the show by Scott Roche...||9/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB6: Discussing The Classics with Audiobook Narrator B.J. Harrison||Today JD and Nicole take a break from reviewing a book and instead are joined by award-winning audio book narrator and host of The Classic Tales Podcast, B.J. Harrison. We talk about B.J.'s narration work, his podcast, and just generally have fun...||5/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB5: Review of Sheep Tales by Ken Davis||Today JD and Nicole review a children's book by comedian and speaker Ken Davis. The book is called Sheep Tales: The Bible According to the Animals Who Were There. This is a fun book to read together as a family. Nicole also share a fascinating...||3/31/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB4: Review of Hope Rising & Kim Meeder Interview||In this episode of Bookworm Banquet podcast, JD and Nicole share a review of their first non-fiction book so far. They review Kim Meeder's book Hope Rising: Stories from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams. This is a book filled with stories of abused horses...||7/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB3: Ballad Of The Northland Review & Interview with Author Jason Barron||In this episode, JD and Nicole review Jason Barron's novel Ballad Of The Northland. This book is a very intriguing story of a boy who grows up in the Alaskan bush country. JD and Nicole also interview Jason Barron and speak with him about the book,...||6/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB2: An Eye For Glory Review & Karl Bacon Interview||In this episode, JD and Nicole review and discuss Karl Bacon's fantastic historical novel entitled An Eye for Glory: The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book that we highly recommend. JD also speaks with the...||3/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB1: Review of Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin||In this episode, JD and Nicole discuss Lynn Austin's historical novel Though Waters Roar. While there were a few things with this book that were slight annoyances, overall it was an enjoyable read. The story spans several generations and chronicles...||3/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB0: An Introduction To Your Hosts||In this introductory episode of the Bookworm Banquet podcast, we take a few moments to introduce ourselves and give you an overview of what we will cover on this show. Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. JD's...||2/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is interesting, informative, and entertaining! I learn something new after every episode and highly recommend this podcast!
Good job. I really enjoyed the podcast. Look forward to more.