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Ep 188; The Readers Horizons & Reading Horizons
OOPS!!!! Gav Apologises for the earlier version with SPOILERS!!!In this episode Simon and Thomas have a little surprise announcement, they discuss their reading horizons and Simon has a BIG favour to ask of you at the end of the show.Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersThe Readers Horizons () Simon and Thomas share some slightly surprising news with you all. Yes, sadly Thomas has decided it is time to leave The Readers podcast after 107 episodes so far (and another 5 episodes ahead) which is quite some going. Simon is a little shocked and a bit sad but totally understands and wonders what should happen to the readers after December. If you would like to help decide the future of the podcast you can by heading here https://goo.gl/forms/pxg9KiOg0hn4Yv4n2 Reading Horizons () Simon and Thomas share what books they have read, are reading and want to read next.Simon had just read: Little Beast by Julie DemersHe is reading: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend and The Silence of the Girls by Pat BarkerAnd is planning on reading: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth WareThomas has read: The Pest House by Jim CraceHe is reading: Stingray Afternoons by Steve RushinAnd is planning on reading: The Second Death of Unica Aveyano by Ernesto Mestre-Reed Simon Asks A Favour () Simon has a little favour to ask you as he would love to know what you think should happen to the (as yet to be determined) future of The Readers.  Please give this questionnaire ten minutes of your time herehttps://goo.gl/forms/pxg9KiOg0hn4Yv4n2 Many thanks!Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
Ep 186; The Readers Summer Read 2018 & Books we Would Like To Write or See Written
In this episode Simon and Thomas are back after another absence due to all sorts of shenanigans to announce the Readers Summer Read 2018 and talk about the books they would like to write or see written.Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersCatching Up and The Readers Summer Read 2018 () Simon and Thomas have a catch up about what has been going on, along with some small housekeeping notes. They also announce the book that they have chosen for the Readers Summer Read 2018. You’ll have to listen in to find out what they have picked. What Books Would You Like to Write or See Written () Thanks to a brilliant question (or set of questions) from one of our listeners Zoe, Simon and Thomas has a chat about what books they would like to write or would like to see written. Is there a story they feel could have more legs? Is there a budding author hosting this show? Where does fan fiction come into all this? What book that they have yet to encounter would they love to be written they just haven’t found yet? They ponder all this and more.Books Discussed on the Show () To follow.Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
Ep 185; Taking a Walk Through Simon’s Library
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode Simon and Thomas talk about the things you don’t tend to talk about bookwise in proper company… does politics, sex or religion put you off reading a book?Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersSimon’s Unread Shelves with Thomas () Thomas has a wander with Simon through his unread books shelves, aka his library.Books Mentioned in the Episode () The Heart of London by Monica Dickens, The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens, Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermen Hesse, Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, Shirley Jackson, Roald Dahl, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Paradise by A L Kennedy, The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage, Stoner by John Williams, Truman Capote, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Swann by Carol Shields, Radclyffe Hall, Emily St John Mandel, Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, E F Benson, Graham Swift, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing, Kent Haruf, E L Doctorow, All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West, Heatwave by Penelope Lively, Madadam by Margaret Atwood, The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee, Nancy Mitford, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet, The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson, Everyone is Watching by Megan Bradbury, As We Are Now by May Sarton, Hotel Dream by Edmund White, Jennifer McMahon, Flings by Justin Taylor, Marlon James, Ryan Gatiss, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, Sylvia Brownrigg, Austerlitz by William Sebald, Kazuo Ishiguro, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, Anita Brookner.Simon and Thomas will be back in two weeks with more book based banter.Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
Ep 184; The Readers Retreat & Summer Read 2018 Announcements
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode Simon and Thomas talk about the things you don’t tend to talk about bookwise in proper company… does politics, sex or religion put you off reading a book?Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersThe Readers Retreat () The Readers are meeting THIS September.Simon and Thomas will be in San Francisco on Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 and we want to hang out with our listeners. We are planning a weekend of bookish fun in the City by the Bay and hope some of you can join us. We plan on having a few opportunities to get together, but are keeping things decidedly informal. Some of the things we are thinking of: A book store crawl, a Tales of the City tour, some sort of food/drink related get together, and recording at least two episodes of The Readers with audience participation.In order for this to be meaningful we need to keep the group size down to about 50 participants. Since we don't plan on having a Booktopia- or Book Riot-level of organization and polish, we need to keep the size manageable. So... the fine print...if you are interested in going let us know via email at the address below by May 15, 2018. If we get more than 50 people who plan on coming we will do a random draw and confirm with you by May 20th. (Unless you were planning on going to SF that weekend anyway, you should probably hold off getting your airplane ticket until you get a confirmation.) Real name Online alias (if any) Home city and state Email address Mobile phone number EMAIL ADDRESS FOR REGISTRATIONreadersretreat2018@gmail.comThe Readers Summer Reads Shortlist () Which book would you like to join Thomas and Simon reading this summer. Here are the options which you can vote for on GoodReads… The Woman on the Stairs by Bernard Schlink Mend The Living/The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Pachinko by Min Jin Lee All That Man Is by David Szalay The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Girls Burn Brighter by Shoba Rao This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’FarrellThat is it for this week, Simon and Thomas will be back in two weeks for more book based banter.Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
Ep 179; A Catch Up & Reading Horizons, Again
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode Simon and Thomas are finally able to chat after almost two months, they have a catch up and discuss their reading horizons.Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersCatch Up () Simon and Thomas have a chat about what they have been up to including travelling, book shopping, Man Bookers and other lovely things.Reading Horizons () The books that Simon and Thomas have read, are reading and want to read...Thomas has read: Fenny by Lettice CooperThomas is reading: The Angel in the Corner by Monica DickensThomas is going to read: Damascus Nights by Rafik SchamiSimon has read: Weathering by Lucy WoodSimon is reading: In The Days of Rain by Rebecca StottSimon would like to read: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie LangBooks Discussed on the Show () Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Autumn by Ali Shaw, Elmet by Fiona Mozely, Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, 4321 by Paul Auster, History of Wolves by Emily FridlundNext time on the Readers () Simon and Thomas will be discussing how their 2017 was and how they are planning 2018 being as readers.Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereaders
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