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A regular podcast about books and reading with Holly (@hollyjunesmith) and Nicola (@robotnic).

Latest Episodes

#51 | Best Books of 2016 & Reading Plans for 2017!

Welcome to the final episode of Bookish Blether for 2017! Today Holly and Nicola are sharing their favourite books of 2016 and some reading goals for 2017. After this episode, we’re taking a hiatus and we’ll be gone for a few months. Thank you SO MUCH for listening to Bookish Blether! We’ll be updating our Twitter with news about our return. In the meantime, please do keep us in your podcast feeds and we’ll be popping up sometime in 2017. Happy New Year and lots of bookish love from us both x –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Nicola Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | http://amzn.to/2huy1XG The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis | http://amzn.to/2hqIvtk Also mentioned: Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | http://amzn.to/2huvYCQ Holly See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (sent by Tinder Press for review) | http://amzn.to/2gNvJ8s Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner | http://amzn.to/2hO1VW8 –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Nicola Swimming...

47 MIN2016 DEC 29
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#51 | Best Books of 2016 & Reading Plans for 2017!

#50 | Books To Give You The Warm & Fuzzies & More! (Q&A)

Some BIG NEWS for the end of the year, and answers to your questions! –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Holly See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (sent by Tinder Press for review) | http://amzn.to/2gNvJ8s Nicola Night Waking by Sarah Moss | http://amzn.to/2huqhot The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | http://amzn.to/2huvYCQ Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | http://amzn.to/2huy1XG –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Holly There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie by Rebecca Colby | http://amzn.to/2gXNqyF Link to the original poem: http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/activities-games-and-crafts/there-was-an-old-lady Nicola The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis | http://amzn.to/2hqIvtk Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple | http://amzn.to/2hjyNJ1 –– As to your Qs! –– Our most anticipated reads Previous episode about anticipated reads | http://bookishblether.tumblr.com/post/152626085310/bookish-blether-episode-47-most-anticipated-book The Most Dangerous Place on Earth b...

40 MIN2016 DEC 14
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#50 | Books To Give You The Warm & Fuzzies & More! (Q&A)

#49 | Our Favourite Non-Fiction Books & TBRs

As we say goodbye to another Non-Fiction November, we decided to share some of our favourite non-fiction books, as well as many more that are still sitting atop our TBR piles. –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Nicola Bluets by Maggie Nelson | http://amzn.to/2fH0vhL Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys | http://amzn.to/2gxfcBw Night Waking by Sarah Moss | http://amzn.to/2fH5Sx5 Holly Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple | http://amzn.to/2fUK0fA See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (sent by Tinder Press for review) | http://amzn.to/2gNvJ8s –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Nicola The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson | http://amzn.to/2gAAbV9 Also mentioned her novels, Gilead & Housekeeping Essays of E.B. White | http://amzn.to/2gxfzMt A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women by Siri Hustvedt (sent by Simon & Schuster for review) | http://amzn.to/2gxdWhx Holly The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | http://amzn.to/2gxe14P Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Sea...

34 MIN2016 NOV 30
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#49 | Our Favourite Non-Fiction Books & TBRs

#48 | Nice Books for Dark Days

Election season has been stressful. It’s getting darker earlier, too. We thought up some nice books to read when the world is feeling dark – literally or figuratively. –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Nicola The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang Swing Time by Zadie Smith Holly Nothing :( –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Nicola East of Eden by John Steinbeck State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Brain on Fire: My Month of by Susannah Cahalan The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros And a few others –check out her library book sale haul here | Holly Nothing :( –– Our Recommended Books for Dark Days –– All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple The Harry Potter series Roald Dahl books A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley The Princess Bride by William Goldman Winter, an anthology curated by Melissa Harrison Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders Dear Fatty by Da...

35 MIN2016 NOV 16
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#48 | Nice Books for Dark Days
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Latest Episodes

#51 | Best Books of 2016 & Reading Plans for 2017!

Welcome to the final episode of Bookish Blether for 2017! Today Holly and Nicola are sharing their favourite books of 2016 and some reading goals for 2017. After this episode, we’re taking a hiatus and we’ll be gone for a few months. Thank you SO MUCH for listening to Bookish Blether! We’ll be updating our Twitter with news about our return. In the meantime, please do keep us in your podcast feeds and we’ll be popping up sometime in 2017. Happy New Year and lots of bookish love from us both x –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Nicola Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | http://amzn.to/2huy1XG The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis | http://amzn.to/2hqIvtk Also mentioned: Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | http://amzn.to/2huvYCQ Holly See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (sent by Tinder Press for review) | http://amzn.to/2gNvJ8s Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner | http://amzn.to/2hO1VW8 –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Nicola Swimming...

47 MIN2016 DEC 29
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#51 | Best Books of 2016 & Reading Plans for 2017!

#50 | Books To Give You The Warm & Fuzzies & More! (Q&A)

Some BIG NEWS for the end of the year, and answers to your questions! –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Holly See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (sent by Tinder Press for review) | http://amzn.to/2gNvJ8s Nicola Night Waking by Sarah Moss | http://amzn.to/2huqhot The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | http://amzn.to/2huvYCQ Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | http://amzn.to/2huy1XG –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Holly There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie by Rebecca Colby | http://amzn.to/2gXNqyF Link to the original poem: http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/activities-games-and-crafts/there-was-an-old-lady Nicola The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis | http://amzn.to/2hqIvtk Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple | http://amzn.to/2hjyNJ1 –– As to your Qs! –– Our most anticipated reads Previous episode about anticipated reads | http://bookishblether.tumblr.com/post/152626085310/bookish-blether-episode-47-most-anticipated-book The Most Dangerous Place on Earth b...

40 MIN2016 DEC 14
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#50 | Books To Give You The Warm & Fuzzies & More! (Q&A)

#49 | Our Favourite Non-Fiction Books & TBRs

As we say goodbye to another Non-Fiction November, we decided to share some of our favourite non-fiction books, as well as many more that are still sitting atop our TBR piles. –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Nicola Bluets by Maggie Nelson | http://amzn.to/2fH0vhL Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys | http://amzn.to/2gxfcBw Night Waking by Sarah Moss | http://amzn.to/2fH5Sx5 Holly Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple | http://amzn.to/2fUK0fA See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (sent by Tinder Press for review) | http://amzn.to/2gNvJ8s –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Nicola The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson | http://amzn.to/2gAAbV9 Also mentioned her novels, Gilead & Housekeeping Essays of E.B. White | http://amzn.to/2gxfzMt A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women by Siri Hustvedt (sent by Simon & Schuster for review) | http://amzn.to/2gxdWhx Holly The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante | http://amzn.to/2gxe14P Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Sea...

34 MIN2016 NOV 30
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#49 | Our Favourite Non-Fiction Books & TBRs

#48 | Nice Books for Dark Days

Election season has been stressful. It’s getting darker earlier, too. We thought up some nice books to read when the world is feeling dark – literally or figuratively. –– What We’re Currently Reading –– Nicola The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang Swing Time by Zadie Smith Holly Nothing :( –– Books We Recently Acquired –– Nicola East of Eden by John Steinbeck State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Brain on Fire: My Month of by Susannah Cahalan The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros And a few others –check out her library book sale haul here | Holly Nothing :( –– Our Recommended Books for Dark Days –– All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple The Harry Potter series Roald Dahl books A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley The Princess Bride by William Goldman Winter, an anthology curated by Melissa Harrison Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders Dear Fatty by Da...

35 MIN2016 NOV 16
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#48 | Nice Books for Dark Days
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