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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.

Latest Episodes

BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison

Nicole and JD are joined by audiobook narrator, BJ Harrison, for the whole episode to talk about reading the classics, his approach to narrating audiobooks, and they also discuss what is the best novel in the world. BJ also shares about his invention, the hybrid audiobook, and more. Nicole's Fact is about famous writings from isolation and JD's Tip is another tool to inspire expanding your reading horizons.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/33Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

63 minAPR 15
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BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison

BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee

JD is joined by guest host, Stephanie, who fills in for Nicole in this episode. We review the debut novel from Sandy Brownlee titled The Mirror Lies. This is a quick, enjoyable, light mystery novel that we really enjoyed reading. Also in this episode, Stephanie takes on the task of Nicole's Fact and she brings a coffee-related one (which is always a great idea) and JD's Tip is a tool to help get you into classic literature.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/32Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770http://ratethispodcast.com/bookworm

32 minJAN 29
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BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee

BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James

Today we're bringing you a review of the latest novel from award-winning and bestselling author, Steven James, called Synapse. This is a near-future thriller that explores the question of where the boundaries should be when dealing with Artificial Intelligence. We kick things off with a chat about literacy in prisons and also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about A Study in “Medicine” and JD's Tip is about a “journalistic” approach to reading.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/31Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

49 min2019 OCT 4
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BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James

BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer & The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

JD and Nicole each bring a review in this episode. Nicole reviews the speculative fiction book, Broken Angel, by Sigmund Brouwer and JD reviews the first novel in The Blackthorn Key series by Kevin Sands. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about chickens and the Yellow Brick Road and JD's Tip about a very illuminating book. We kick things off with an interesting appetizer and in the latter half of the episode, we taste-test two new bookworm-y custom tea blends from Adagio Teas. NOTE: This segment is about 8 1/2 minutes long so if this isn't your "cup o' tea" just skip ahead. :)Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/30Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

51 min2019 SEP 8
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BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer & The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick & All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

We're bringing you two book reviews today. Nicole is reviewing the spy comedy novella Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick and JD reviews the literary fiction book All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner. These are two very different types of books but each is a great read in its category. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about author Agatha Christie and JD's Tip about how to get tens of thousands of ebooks for free. And we chat for a bit about cool bookshops and the lost art of letter-writing.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/29Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

47 min2019 JUN 27
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BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick & All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

We review the book that was our first introduction to author Charles Martin in today's episode. Send Down the Rain is the latest novel by Charles Martin and it just released in paperback in the past few months. This novel tells a heartwrenching tale of brokenness, deceit, and ultimately, redemption. We also ask about which five books you would choose if you could only save five books on the planet, Nicole has a Bookworm Fact about the top bestsellers of all time, and JD's Bookworm Tip is a resource for the book nerd.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/28Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

46 min2019 MAY 29
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BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage

We break the mold a bit with this episode and rather than reviewing a book, we chat about adapting literature for the stage and we review the touring stage show of The Screwtape Letters presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts. This is an extremely well-done adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that we encourage you to check out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact which covers a few things you may not have known about C.S. Lewis and JD's Tip is something he's never done before: a reading challenge to the listener.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/27Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

49 min2019 MAY 16
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BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage

BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright & Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn, as Nicole is still out on assignment. Victoria reviews the latest release from Jaime Jo Wright and JD reviews a suspense thriller by an author he discovered via an ebook newsletter. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about accessing the world's largest library and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes again and brings a Bookworm Fact about a book that you read out of order.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/26Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

47 min2019 MAR 27
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BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright & Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight & The Chair by James L. Rubart

Nicole is out on assignment so JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn. Victoria brings a review of one of her favorite fantasy novels and JD reviews a spiritual thriller by a new-to-him author. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about an online tool to help you discover your next great book and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes and brings a Bookworm Fact about a great bookish family tradition.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/25Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

35 min2019 FEB 27
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BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight & The Chair by James L. Rubart

BB24: 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 an annual event at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and we thought it would be fun to share our bookworm adventures with our podcast family.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/24Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

25 min2019 FEB 21
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BB24: Bookworm Banquet Goes to the VNSA Book Sale [Bonus Episode]

Latest Episodes

BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison

Nicole and JD are joined by audiobook narrator, BJ Harrison, for the whole episode to talk about reading the classics, his approach to narrating audiobooks, and they also discuss what is the best novel in the world. BJ also shares about his invention, the hybrid audiobook, and more. Nicole's Fact is about famous writings from isolation and JD's Tip is another tool to inspire expanding your reading horizons.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/33Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

63 minAPR 15
Comments
BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison

BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee

JD is joined by guest host, Stephanie, who fills in for Nicole in this episode. We review the debut novel from Sandy Brownlee titled The Mirror Lies. This is a quick, enjoyable, light mystery novel that we really enjoyed reading. Also in this episode, Stephanie takes on the task of Nicole's Fact and she brings a coffee-related one (which is always a great idea) and JD's Tip is a tool to help get you into classic literature.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/32Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770http://ratethispodcast.com/bookworm

32 minJAN 29
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BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee

BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James

Today we're bringing you a review of the latest novel from award-winning and bestselling author, Steven James, called Synapse. This is a near-future thriller that explores the question of where the boundaries should be when dealing with Artificial Intelligence. We kick things off with a chat about literacy in prisons and also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about A Study in “Medicine” and JD's Tip is about a “journalistic” approach to reading.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/31Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

49 min2019 OCT 4
Comments
BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James

BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer & The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

JD and Nicole each bring a review in this episode. Nicole reviews the speculative fiction book, Broken Angel, by Sigmund Brouwer and JD reviews the first novel in The Blackthorn Key series by Kevin Sands. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about chickens and the Yellow Brick Road and JD's Tip about a very illuminating book. We kick things off with an interesting appetizer and in the latter half of the episode, we taste-test two new bookworm-y custom tea blends from Adagio Teas. NOTE: This segment is about 8 1/2 minutes long so if this isn't your "cup o' tea" just skip ahead. :)Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/30Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

51 min2019 SEP 8
Comments
BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer & The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick & All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

We're bringing you two book reviews today. Nicole is reviewing the spy comedy novella Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick and JD reviews the literary fiction book All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner. These are two very different types of books but each is a great read in its category. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about author Agatha Christie and JD's Tip about how to get tens of thousands of ebooks for free. And we chat for a bit about cool bookshops and the lost art of letter-writing.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/29Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

47 min2019 JUN 27
Comments
BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick & All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

We review the book that was our first introduction to author Charles Martin in today's episode. Send Down the Rain is the latest novel by Charles Martin and it just released in paperback in the past few months. This novel tells a heartwrenching tale of brokenness, deceit, and ultimately, redemption. We also ask about which five books you would choose if you could only save five books on the planet, Nicole has a Bookworm Fact about the top bestsellers of all time, and JD's Bookworm Tip is a resource for the book nerd.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/28Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

46 min2019 MAY 29
Comments
BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage

We break the mold a bit with this episode and rather than reviewing a book, we chat about adapting literature for the stage and we review the touring stage show of The Screwtape Letters presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts. This is an extremely well-done adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that we encourage you to check out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact which covers a few things you may not have known about C.S. Lewis and JD's Tip is something he's never done before: a reading challenge to the listener.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/27Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

49 min2019 MAY 16
Comments
BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage

BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright & Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn, as Nicole is still out on assignment. Victoria reviews the latest release from Jaime Jo Wright and JD reviews a suspense thriller by an author he discovered via an ebook newsletter. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about accessing the world's largest library and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes again and brings a Bookworm Fact about a book that you read out of order.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/26Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

47 min2019 MAR 27
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BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright & Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight & The Chair by James L. Rubart

Nicole is out on assignment so JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn. Victoria brings a review of one of her favorite fantasy novels and JD reviews a spiritual thriller by a new-to-him author. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about an online tool to help you discover your next great book and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes and brings a Bookworm Fact about a great bookish family tradition.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/25Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

35 min2019 FEB 27
Comments
BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight & The Chair by James L. Rubart

BB24: 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 an annual event at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and we thought it would be fun to share our bookworm adventures with our podcast family.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/24Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

25 min2019 FEB 21
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BB24: Bookworm Banquet Goes to the VNSA Book Sale [Bonus Episode]
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