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Latest episode: July 07, 2016 | 10:58 am - BOTNS #390: Hello… Oops!

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BOTNS #390: Hello… Oops! (12:16) July 07, 2016 | 10:58 am
Sadly, we have come to the true end of Books on the Nightstand. Happily, this final episode is filled with bloopers! -   -   - Information on our special Two Dozen Books We Can't Wait For You to Read Sweepstakes is available here.
BOTNS #389: All Good Things… Part Two (59:29) June 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm
A preview of fiction titles we're looking forward to in the next nine months. - _______________________________________________ - Don't Forget! Although this is the final "regular" episode of Books on the Nightstand,
BOTNS #388: All Good Things… Part One (40:29) June 21, 2016 | 11:24 am
A preview of non-fiction titles coming in the next eight months. -   - Information on our special Two Dozen Books We Can't Wait For You to Read Sweepstakes is available here. Be sure to enter now! - If you'd like to join the mailing list for possibl...
BOTNS #387: Podcasts to Keep Your Nightstand Full (50:37) June 14, 2016 | 3:10 pm
We recommend tons of podcasts, then rave about Anatomy of a Solder by Harry Parker, and The Girls by Emma Cline. -   - The Summer reading packet came home from Ann's daughters' school. In addition to reading David Copperfield,
BOTNS #386: The Final Interrogation (1:02:28) June 07, 2016 | 5:00 pm
We answer your burning questions, and then recommend The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha, and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. -   - Thank you to everyone who sent us messages, tweets, comments, etc. about the ending of Books on the Nightstand.
BOTNS #385: Our final Booktopia Petoskey author talks (26:34) May 31, 2016 | 3:48 pm
Author talks from Booktopia Petoskey, including W. Bruce Cameron, Janis Cooke Newman, and Luis Alberto Urrea. -   - This week we have an amazing lineup of author talks from our final Booktopia event. These talks were recorded in September 2015 at the...
BOTNS #384: The End and the Beginning (40:30) May 24, 2016 | 11:00 am
A big announcement. The start of BOTNS Book Bingo. We recommend Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner, and Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler.  -   - Listen to the podcast for a big announcement about Books on the Nightstand! -  
BOTNS #383: Women in books and bookstores (29:48) May 18, 2016 | 2:31 pm
Sad author news, a roundup of book news featuring girls and women, and two books we can't wait for you to read. -   - Booklovers, especially Michael,  are mourning the passing of two authors that have touched many with their work. - Katherine Dunn,
BOTNS #382: No Women Allowed? (31:05) May 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Misconstruing the Man Book Club, and we recommend Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, and Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo. -   - Booktopia was this past weekend, and it was the first Booktopia not organized by us.
BOTNS #381: One-sit wonders (33:17) May 03, 2016 | 6:05 pm
So many books, in praise of novellas, and we recommend a new novella by Graham Swift and a novel that is the first in a new science-fiction trilogy. Audiobook of the week (03:12) Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, performed by Santino Fontana,
BOTNS #380: A New Batch of Book Awards (26:31) April 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Litsy, Book Awards,  plus, don't you forget about 84, Charing Cross Road and Nobody's Fool. - Ann and I are both on Litsy, a new photo-focused book-based social media app (usernames AnnKingman and mkindness).
BOTNS #379: Booktopia Petoskey presents Lauren Fox, Jim Ottaviani, and Jennifer McMahon (23:26) April 19, 2016 | 2:12 pm
This week, we bring you three authors from Booktopia Petoskey (September 2015), each of whom gives a short talk about their work (or other things). Lauren Fox, author of Days of Awe Jim Ottaviani, author of Primates Jennifer McMahon,
BOTNS #378: Showered with Questions (40:41) April 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm
"April Showered" with listener questions. Plus, we recommend Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh, and Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu. - Thanks to all of you who commented on episode 375 with suggestions for adult books that can be r...
BOTNS #377: When a friend discovers the joy of reading (31:18) April 05, 2016 | 4:50 pm
We're thinking about summer, trying not to be book snobs, and raving about The Caped Crusade and Lab Girl. -   - It's time to start thinking about summer (even though there is snow out my window right now). Specifically,
BOTNS #376: Ten Books, a Whale, and a Library Farm (38:20) March 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Three mini topics. Plus, don't you forget about Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and Plenty by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon. - In addition to candy, my kids got books for Easter. Later that day, Friends came over and we gave their daughter a late birthday ...
BOTNS #375: Another episode of “Stump Ann and Michael” (40:31) March 22, 2016 | 1:53 am
A new podcast; an audiobook narrated by the creator of Hamilton, and questions from the mailbag. -   - This week Michael tells us about a new podcast, This is the Author, published by the audiobooks division of Penguin Random House.
BOTNS #374: Commercial vs. Literary Fiction (37:19) March 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Defining literary and commercial fiction. We recommend Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg and All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. -   - I've just gotten over a reading slump. For a few weeks, I couldn't get into any books or audios.
BOTNS #373: Steve Himmer and Mary Doria Russell (19:01) March 08, 2016 | 6:13 pm
Authors Steve Himmer and Mary Doria Russell, speaking at Booktopia Vermont 2015. -     - Michael and I are at Sales Conference this week, learning about books that Penguin Random House will publish in the fall of 2016. In place of our usual episode,
BOTNS #372: We Need Diverse Books (40:56) March 01, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Diverse books for a diverse reading population. We recommend What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell, and Evicted by Matthew Desmond. -   - I recently discovered The Setup Wizard, a Tumblr-based fan fiction about a Muggle who is the first ever IT pers...
BOTNS #371a – Oops (33:30) February 23, 2016 | 7:02 pm
Hi all, Ann here. - Episode 371 was accidentally published with the incorrect audio file (episode 317 -- you can see how it happened). - I've fixed the file so that if you received it via email or find it through the website,

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