Tsh talks to Anne Bogel about books: good summer reads, how to encourage kids to read, when to buy versus when to check out at the library, e-reader versus the real thing, and more. Plus, Anne shares her book matchmaking “services” and we talk about her famous summer reading list. If you enjoy chatting books with your friends, you’ll LOVE this episode.

Also? Get ready for the motherlode of show notes…

Books mentioned in the episode:

Summer Reading Guide, 2014

Anne’s official Summer Reading Guide for 2014

5-Book Summer Reading Guide

Her 5-Book Summer Reading Guide


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5 comments on “Nerd is a Good Thing

  1. Bridgette Jul 15, 2014

    Thanks for this podcast!! I love to read, but with littles running around I rarely make the time. Your podcast inspired me once again to keep reading!

  2. elizaraxi Jul 18, 2014

    Wow, I’m going to need about a year just to get through all the amazing stuff you mentioned in this episode! So exciting!! I have loved the Well-Read Mom program (www.wellreadmom.com) to get me reading more as a mom, and reading great books in community. And I live in Chicago! It is a great city, even when it’s cold. 😉

  3. Ashley Jul 25, 2014

    Love this!! I’m due with my 3rd baby in a month and need a good stack of books to get me through all the nursing sessions. :)
    I’ve just requested a ton of books from the library and can’t wait for them to start rolling in. I’m excited!

  4. Gah! I just listened to this podcast and JUST read Fangirl. I disagree with y’all Fangirl was great–though the ending was a little rushed, when did she find time to write that short story! However, I will include a couple personal history details that certainly made a difference. 1) I went to school in Nebraska–just outside of Lincoln. So it totally took me back to those days. All the talk about how Lincoln wasn’t really a big city? Lincoln was our big city. I’m a little sad there were no references to the Haymarket which was our favorite Friday night dinner out locale. 2) I discovered Harry Potter fanfiction in college and was OBSESSED! (I read Pride and Prejudice fanfiction in high school.) I thought Cath played it so cool when she didn’t reveal she was Magicath though if I had been that fan I would have totally offered to beta for her.

  5. I loved this podcast! Just finished it (I’m behind!) I have taken to listening to your podcasts while cleaning the kitchen or nursing or driving in the car. I just think this one was super great, although I am a fellow book nerd and I could talk books all day, as the mom of a 4 month old, 3 year old and 6 year old I don’t have quite the time I used to have in my young days! I have started listening to books on overdrive from the library. I have yet to figure out how the heck audible works although I have the app on my phone. A recent YA one I listened to was “The age of miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. Some others we listened to “How to Train your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell and “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald on a road trip as a family, and my husband and I listened to “Bossy pants” by (and read by) Tina Fey. I also listened to “The Tyrant’s Daughter” by JC Carleson and “The House at Tyneford” by Natasha Solomons. A fun fact about the Rosie-Project, I met the author in the Denver Airport when I was on my way to Vienna, Austria (and 10 solid hours to read alone) to spend ten glorious days with my husband while my mother-in-law stayed with my boys, so I have a signed copy, and I can also vouch for the fun, sweet, and light-heartedness of it. I read parts of it out-loud to my husband because they made me laugh so much and it reminded me of his brother. I don’t know why I had never found her blog, but I am so glad I have now! Thanks for a great podcast!

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