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Well-Read Episode #74 - Our Favorite Bookish Places

Well-Read Episode #74 - Our Favorite Bookish Places

July 3, 2020

When your eyes need a break from all that reading, why not go to a bookish place? We’re discussing some of our personal favorites this week, and we’ll end with what we’re reading.

 

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

The New York Public Library (New York, NY)
The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY)
Jane Austen books
Charles Dickens books
Hamilton (musical)
Beautiful (musical)
Strand Book Store (New York, NY)
Tana French books
The British Library (London, UK)
Angela Carter books
The Beatles
The Royal Library (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Chicago Public Library (Chicago, IL)
Nashville Public Library (Nashville, TN)
Free Library of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Beaufort County Library (Beaufort, SC)
Tempe Public Library (Tempe, AZ)
Tempe History Museum (Tempe, AZ)
Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)
Ann Patchett books
The Bookshop (Nashville, TN)
Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South by Emily Wallace (buy from Bookshop)
Golden Fig Books (Durham, NC)
The Bookshelf (Thomasville, GA)
From the Front Porch (podcast)
bookshop.org
NeverMore Books (Beaufort, SC)
Patricia Highsmith books
Ripley series by Patricia Highsmith
Edgar Allan Poe books
Big Woods Cabin (Pepin, WI)
Jane Austen Centre (Bath, UK)
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (Key West, FL)
Ernest Hemingway books
Karen Blixen Museum (Rungsted Kyst, Denmark)
Tiger Hill (Suzhou, China)
Wake County Public Library (NC) Book Sale

What We’re Reading This Week:

Well-Read on Facebook
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Well-Read on Bookshop
Well-Read on Instagram

Well-Read Episode #73 - Books to Read after Binge-watching

Well-Read Episode #73 - Books to Read after Binge-watching

June 19, 2020

If you’re anything like the rest of the quarantined, you’ve been doing a lot of binge-watching over the past few months. We have book suggestions for when you max out on your favorite show but still want more. And, of course, we’ll end by what we’re reading this week.

 

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Alias (TV)
The Office (TV)
CHiPS (TV)
Diff’rent Strokes (TV)
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV)

Ann’s picks:

Halle’s picks:

What We’re Reading This Week:

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Well-Read on Bookshop
Well-Read on Instagram

Well-Read Episode #72 - Fiction by Black Authors

Well-Read Episode #72 - Fiction by Black Authors

June 5, 2020

We're not experts on advising which books will make you antiracist (please seek those experts out!), but we can use our platform to promote the works of black authors that we've enjoyed. We're committed to reading and talking about more books by diverse authors, and we hope you'll do the same. As always, we end with what we're reading this week.

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (buy from Bookshop)
How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones (buy from Bookshop)

Ann’s picks:

Halle’s picks:

What We’re Reading This Week:

Well-Read on Facebook
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Well-Read on Bookshop
Well-Read on Instagram

Well-Read Episode #71 - Beach Reads

Well-Read Episode #71 - Beach Reads

May 22, 2020

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to revisit one of our favorite topics: the perfect book for a long, lazy day by the water. Check out our beach read picks, and find out what we’re reading this week.

 

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Episode 1 – Beach Reads
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (buy from Bookshop)

Ann’s picks:

Halle’s picks:

What We’re Reading This Week:

Well-Read on Facebook
Well-Read on Twitter
Well-Read on Bookshop
Well-Read on Instagram

Well-Read Episode #70 - Our Favorite Audiobook Narrators

Well-Read Episode #70 - Our Favorite Audiobook Narrators

May 7, 2020

Frequent listeners of the podcast will know that we’re both big audiobook listeners, and we’re sharing some of our favorite narrators and the books that represent their work. As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Audie Awards
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, narrated by Emma Thompson
Authorized: Love and Romance (podcast)
Reese Witherspoon filmography
Jim Dale audiobooks
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Ann’s pick:

Halle’s pick:

What We’re Reading This Week:

Well-Read on Facebook
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Well-Read on Bookshop

Well-Read Episode #69 - Little Women

Well-Read Episode #69 - Little Women

April 24, 2020

By listener request, we’re doing a deep dive of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and the new film adaptation! And of course, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Little Women (2019 film)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (buy from Bookshop)
Little Women (1994 film)
Little Women (1933 film)
Little Women (1949 film)
Little Women (1978 TV)
Little Women (2017 TV)
Little Women (2018 film)
Florence Pugh filmography
Laura Dern filmography
Big Little Lies (TV)
Susan Sarandon filmography
Christian Bale filmography
“Laurie Isn’t a Good Guy; He’s a Nice Guy (TM)” (Book Riot article)
Gabriel Byrne filmography

Ann’s pick:

Halle’s pick:

What We’re Reading This Week:

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Well-Read on Bookshop

 
Well-Read Episode #68 - Out of Our Comfort Zones Part III
Well-Read Episode #67 - Comfort Reads
Well-Read Episode #66 - Spring/Summer 2020 Preview

Well-Read Episode #66 - Spring/Summer 2020 Preview

February 28, 2020

We’re so excited to talk about the books we’re looking forward to this spring and summer (there are soooooooooo many!) And we’ll finish with what we’re reading this week.

Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Public Library Association (PLA) Conference 2020
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Episode 58 – Witches
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Episode 63  – Royal Reads

Ann’s picks:

Halle’s picks:

What We’re Reading This Week:

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Well-Read Episode #65 - Love Stories