Booklovers Podcast: Read it in a weekend

Booklovers Podcast: Read it in a weekend

Amy, Andrea and I talk about books that you can read in a weekend. Or even a weekend! These are perfect if you have some unexpected free time or you’re trying to read more books. Did you set a reading goal for yourself and you need just another book or two to reach that goal? If so, these are books for you!

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Read it in a weekend

Red Madness by Gail Jarrow. Traces the pellagra epidemic that spread throughout the American South a century ago, drawing on real-life cases to describe its physical and cultural impact as well as related medical reports, news articles, and scientific investigations.

 

 

Coraline by Neil Gaiman. A short yet powerfully creepy book. It won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

 

Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis. It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay! When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago–a woman he’s never really forgotten. The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate. But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.

 

Christmas with my Cowboy by Diana Palmer, Lindsay McKenna, and Margaret Way. The Snow Man: Meadow Dawson needs Santa to deliver a solution to her management of the Colorado ranch she’s inherited. Cattleman Dal Blake just wants his pretty neighbor’s dog to quit digging under his fence. This Christmas, the unexpected gift of love will surprise them both.

 

 

Word by Word by Kory Stamper. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing dictionaries is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why the small words are the most difficult to define, how it can take nine months to define a single word, and how our biases about language and pronunciation can have tremendous social influence.

 

Just my Type by Simon Garfield. Documents the history of typefaces from the early days of Gutenberg to the modern applications of digital fonts, tracing the impact of font usage in business and pop culture while explaining what favorite fonts reveal about personality.

 

 

Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. Capote shares a childhood memory of baking fruitcakes with an elderly relative every Christmas.

 

 

 

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree’s trunk.

 

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