Thursday, January 5, 2023

This is Our Year (along with all the others)


Welcome to 2023! Steph and Candice round up a few of their hopes for the new year and what they will be focusing on. Not resolutions per say, but plans.

Tell us your reading or non-reading resolutions for this year by sending us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca.

Books

My Hygge Home: How To Make Your Home Your Happy Place by Meik Wiking

Dreamcatcher, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower, & Under The Dome by Stephen King

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell by Susanna Clarke

The Annotated American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Wanderers & Wayward: A Novel both by Chuck Wendig

Zed: A Novel by Joanna Kavenna

Movies

The Menu 

Links

Moleskine Daily Planner

Hemlock and Oak Daily Planner

Storygraph Reading Challenge

Follow Candice on Letterboxd and Storygraph

Timestamps

00:00 Introduction

02:00 Getting out to see more movies

13:00 The Menu review

23:00 Plans and planners for the new year

33:00 Reading self help and non fiction

35:00 Storygraph Reading Challenges

40:00 Upcoming and recent reads from both Steph and Candice

44:00 Stephen King Project update

50:00 On reading different books at once and finishing them

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Monday, December 12, 2022

We Only Have Now


December took us by surprise. It snuck up so fast both Candice and Steph feel like they missed November. But with the long nights and darker days, everything is getting a bit more gothic and introspective.

Books

Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture by Zeba Blay

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman  

Mind The Gap, Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan  

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris 

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker by Alice Walker 

A Celtic Temperament: Roberston Davies as Diarist by Robertson Davies 

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction by Sheree Renee Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight - Movies

Movies and TV

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on Prime  - Youtube Trailer

Midnight Club by Christopher Pike and Mike Flanagan - Youtube Trailer

Links

The Home For Good Campaign and The Bookshelf’s $20,000 donation - https://bookshelf.ca/article/view/1172

Dolly Parton’s America - https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america

Grammar Girl Podcast - https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl/

The Allusionist - https://www.theallusionist.org/ 

Timestamps

0:00 Intro and Catchup Up

8:00 - The time for giving

13:00 - Slipping into the winter mood

18:30 - Winter reading plans

22:00 - Dolly Parton and Feminism

29:00 - Journals of authors and hosts

38:00 - Self Care

44:00 - Reading genre fiction & Grady Hendrix

49:00 - Midnight Club review

52:00 - Reading YA as an adult vs as a Young Adult

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Books, books, and more books (someone has a problem!)


It's an oversized episode all about the books we bought, were gifted, or otherwise acquired this month

Books

Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

The Forbidden Body: Sex, Horror, and the Religious Imagination by Douglas Cowan

Sing, Nightingale by Marie Helene Poitras

What Remains of Elsie Jane by Chelsea Wakelyn

Suite as Sugar: and Other Stories by Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar

High Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson

Our Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

My Hygge Home: How To Make Home Your Happy Place by Meik Wiking

The Spirited Kitchen: Recipes and Rituals for the Wheel of the Year by Carmen Spagnola

The Nature of Economies by Jane Jacobs

Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a Doctor Learned at a Homeless Shelter by Neil Craton M.D.

I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Movies

Silent Night, Deadly Night series of films

Toys of Terror - Youtube Trailer

Divided opinions on Krampus (Youtube Trailer) and Nightmare on Elm Street (special effect in question)

The Night House - Youtube Trailer **CW: deals with suicide and depression

1408 - Youtube Trailer

Gerald's Game - Youtube Trailer

Inside Out - Youtube Trailer

Timestamps

00:30 Steph and Candice Catch-Up on the month that was October

11:10 Candice's Stephen King update

17:30 Steph's newly acquired books this month

33:30 Candice's newly acquired books this month

39:30 Young Adult novels as a genre

43:30 On rewatching and rereading favourites

46:30 Final update on Candice's Horror Movie watch-a-thon

1:07:00 Clips from Nina Nesseth Author Event

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

'Tis the season for scares and eating


It's someone's favourite month and it's probably because of Halloween, or maybe Thanksgiving, or maybe just the cooler days and earlier nights. To celebrate The Bookshelf is hosting a bunch of events about just those things.

Steph and Candice catch up on all the scary stories they are reading and all the food they wish they could cook in this month's episode.

Events

October 20th - Carrie and The Forbidden Body with author Douglas Cowan

October 26th - Film viewing and Author Interview with Nina Nesseth

October 18th - Author talk and cookbook samples with Emily Richards

Books

The Forbidden Body: Sex, Horror, and the Religious Imagination by Douglas Cowan

Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films by Nina Nesseth

Best of Bridge Comfort Foods: Recipes for Family and Friends by Emily Richards

This Is What It Sounds LIke: What The Music You Love Says About You by Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas

Across The Void by S.K. Vaughan

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King 

and for the very big stans of the Dark Tower Series

Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the World of the Dark Tower by Beryl Evans

Secret Ingedients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink edited by David Remnick

Movies / TV

Spontaneous Trailer

Slash/Back Trailer

Bad CGI Sharks Trailer

Sharks of the Corn Trailer

The Bear Series Trailer

The Afterparty Series Trailer

A League of Their Own Trailer

Prom Night 3: The Last Kiss Trailer (with an excellent example of the school announcements right away!)

Links

Follow Candice on Letterboxd

Find Horror Movie recommendations by scrolling through #100HorrorMoviesIn92Days on Twitter

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Sunday, September 11, 2022

What We Learned in Summer 2022


Welcome back to The Village. Steph and Candice do some book reviews from the summer of 2022 while also talking music, algorithms, and what we learned this summer

Books

Sweet Valley High Books 1-12 by Francine Pascal (Apple iBooks Store link)

Recollections of my Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit (other books by Solnit)

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman 

Zed by Joanna Kavenna

Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces by Elaine Abdelmahmoud

Rehearsals for Living by Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Bedroom Rapper: Cadence Weapon on Hip-Hop, Resistance, and Surviving the Music Industry by Rollie Pemberton

Movies

Everything Everywhere All At Once Official Trailer

Links

Storygraph

Eden Mill's Writer's Festival

Timestamps

0:00 - 2:00 Welcome

2:00 - 8:00 School’s back! Recollections of school time with Steph and Candice

8:00 - 12:25  Memory keeping and digital storage

12:25 - 21:00 Summer travel with Steph and family, and Steph’s reading update

21:00 - 27:45 Down with algorithms and the change from Spotify to Youtube

27:45 - 38:00 Candice’s new book logging app Storygraph https://app.thestorygraph.com/ 

38:00 - 41:00 Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, https://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/ 

41:00 - 47:25 What Candice learned from Son of Elsewhere

47:25 - 49:00 Candice’s summer book reading

49:50 - 59:50 Clips from Rollie Pemberton’s reading and talk (there are some curse words in this talk)

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May Catch Up


Steph and Candice fit in a check in despite very busy schedules.

They chat about the usual topics - reading writing by women, reading Stephen King and other authors and looking past the problematic racism and misogyny of the 1980s, as well as the problematic misogyny of Dr. Peter Venkman.

Books

Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart

The Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, March 12, 2022

We Don't Need a Pandemic to Justify our Escapism


Candice and Steph discuss whether antiheroes, reluctant heroes, or very good heroes are the best to tell stories about. 

And then they get into trying to decide what makes fantasy fantasy.

Basically the title says it all "We don't need a pandemic to justify our escapism" and Candice and Steph say read it all, watch it all, whatever makes you happy.

Books

Wizard and Glass: Dark Tower IV by Stephen King

Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (coming back to print in May 2022)

What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy

Xenogenesis Series by Octavia E. Butler

Movies

Licorice Pizza playing March 13 - 17

West Side Story playing March 13 - 17

Full schedule

The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, Guardians of the Galaxy, Abbot Elementary, iZombie

Timestamps

3:30 Cinema Update

8:26 The future of movie watching, and Cats the Musical, The Movie.

15:45 The Batman, and our opinions, having not seen the film.

20:30 Heroes and chosen family

26:25 Reading and watching the lighter fare

36:22 The Stephen King Re-read Update

42:00 What makes fantasy fantasy?

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