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Tea or Books?

By Simon and Rachel

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Simon (Stuck in a Book) and Rachel (Book Snob) debate the difficult decisions of reading and books.

Customer Reviews

Very enjoyable!

Like listening in on two intelligent literary/bookish friends chatting honestly about favorite novels and everything book related.
The "friends" in question, who are by the way British, sound like wonderful people and they have some great insight into most novels, since they really do read a lot.
I have only listened to a few episodes/podcasts, but it's been very enjoyable.

Stimulating - and expensive!

Such interesting and entertaining discussions - but I realize by the end of each podcast that I've listed a couple of books to purchase. That in itself is fine, because I love books & have an extensive library, but two to three books (or four!) from each podcast means I will never ever catch up on my reading & I will always, always be in debt as I chase after books no longer in print. Simon and Rachel are so smart, so witty, so challenging (in a very good way) that I want to read what they've read - BUT I also enjoy disagreeing with them (for example, the Brontes are indefensible, especially Wuthering Heights). Also, I hope there are future discussions of Angela Thirkell, whom I love! To summarize: if you like books and intelligent discourse on them, this is the podcast for you.

Early fan

I've followed Simon Thomas on his blog and various social media for several years. He actually turned me on to my first book podcast - The Readers. When Simon started his own podcast a few years later, I was thrilled.

As a lover of Persephone, Virago, the 1930s, and reprints, Tea or Books is perfectly up my alley. Simon is very responsive to suggestions for podcast topics as well!

Long live this podcast.

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