Tuesday, May 21, 2024

#79 May 2024


Steph updates us about the student event where they got to meet a number of local authors and hypes supporting the arts. Candice buys herself an e-reader. We also talk about managing TBR lists and go deep into both of our feminist books this month.

Books

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 

Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres by Kalefa Sanneh 

Son of Elsewhere by Elamin Abdelmahmoud 

60 Songs that Explain the 90s by Rob Harvilla 

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doer 

Missing Witches: Recovering True Histories of Feminist Magic by Risa Dickens and Amy Torok 

A Feminist City: A Field Guide by Leslie Kern 

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King  

Yes I’m Hot In This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy 

The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated History of the Chosen Food by Ben Nadler 

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingals Wilder 

Movies

Suspiria (2018) Trailer (NSFW)  

Mandy Trailer (NSFW) 

Fight Club Trailer (NSFW) 

Links

Wilder Podcast 

Timestamps

0:00 Welcome and student event update from Steph

11:00 Why events are important, and placing a value on them

14:45 Candice update - a new e-reader!

18:50 Managing the TBR

21:45 Steph’s reading update

42:00 Radiohead sidebar and then Fight Club

46:30 Steph and Candice’s feminist book club reads

1:00:00 The rest of Candice’s reading update

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, April 20, 2024

#78 April 2024


This month Steph and Candice chat about indoor kids versus outdoor kids, how to approach a potluck, and why some books go unfinished.

Books

The Long View: Why We Need to Transform How The World Sees Time by Richard Fisher 

11/22/63 by Stephen King 

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doer 

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 

The Magick of Food: Rituals, Offerings, and Why We Eat Together by Gwion Raven 

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han 

Links

The Essential Stephen King from The New York Times 

Timestamps

00:00 -  Intro and chit chat

14:00 - Steph’s reading 

20:00 - a Storygraph side bar about Did Not Finish books

27:00 - Stephen King Article breakdown

37:00 - Food talk

44:00 - Candice’s reading - she’s ahead of her goal!

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, March 23, 2024

#77 March 2024


Steph read a book about women’s fitness this month which launched a lot of conversation about dancing, weight lifting, synchronizing with others.

Meanwhile Candice is hoping the world gets saved in the next Stephen King novel on her to-read list.

Books

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s by Rob Harvilla

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Language of the Night by Ursula K Le Guin 

Buffalo is the New Buffalo by Chelsea Vowel 

Catchpenny by Charlie Huston, 

Let’s Get Physical by Danielle Friedman

Be Useful by Arnold Schwarzenegger, 

Links

Check out the Bookshelf’s new website!  

Timestamps

00:00 Intro and new website launch

06:40 Candice’s reading update

16:45 Steph’s vacation and reading update

34:00 Side bar about people moving or singing together (synchronicity)

38:28 Back to book talk about physical fitness

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Sunday, March 3, 2024

#76 February 2024 (when we finally decide to start numbering our episodes)


Did someone say February was the shortest month? What’s that, February of 2024 is actually one day longer? Still not long enough to release the February episode in the month of February though apparently.

Books

Kick Out The Jams by Dave Marsh 

Listen by Michele Faber 

60 Songs that Explain the 90s by Rob Harvilla 

Moon of the Turning Leaves - by Waubgeshig Rice 

Don’t be Trashy by Tara McKenna 

Under the Dome by Stephen King 

From A Buick 8 by Stephen King 

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 

Movies

Memento, Inception, Oppenheimer, Tenet, and Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan

Saltburn Trailer 

Links

60 Songs that Explain the 90s podcast

The 2024 Oscars Nominees  

Timestamps

Steph’s reading update - 01:00 

Candice’s Reading update - 08:50

Apocalypse stories - 16:00

How many answers each person needs in a story - 20:50

The Christopher Nolan rabbit hole - 31:00

Saltburn 34:00

The Oscars 38:00

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Ready for 2024


New year, same old Steph and Candice!

Books

Black River Orchard by Chuck Wendig 

Wanderers & Wayward by Chuck Wendig  

Under The Dome by Stephen King  

Listen: On Music, Sound, and Us by Michel Faber 

Infused: Adventures in Tea by Henrietta Lovell

Movies

Dream Scenario starring Nicolas Cage 

Renfield starring Nicolas Cage 

The Killer directy by David Fincher 

Priscilla directed by Sofia Coppola 

A Murder at the End of the World 

Links

Goodreads review scandal 

Please use Storygraph instead of Goodreads -  and here’s why 

Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

02:07 - What are we reading?

37:30 - What are we watching?

47:00 - A discussion on how things are reviewed by the public and the Goodreads issue

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Monday, December 4, 2023

The Longest, Darkest Days of the Year Bring Good Cheer


It's holiday season! Busy days, dark days, but ultimately fun. Candice and Steph check in one last time for 2023 to see how reading goals are going, and what's up for the month. See you all in 2024!

Books

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew 

The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Jeff VanderMeer 

In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore 

In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy by Shawn Levy 

Movies

Napoleon Trailer

The ultimate Napoleon depiction - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Priscilla Trailer. Playing at Bookshelf Cinema Dec 1 - 6

Elvis Trailer

Marie Antoinette Trailer 

The Beguiled Trailer

Timestamps

00:00 -   Intro and late life athletics

08:50 - Holiday talk

14:00 - Movie talk - Napoleon, Priscilla, Elvis

26:00 - Whose stories get told, and by whom

35:00 - Book talk - 

54:00 - Outro

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Back in time for Spooky Season


We’re back for the Fall!

Summer “break” was quite busy for both Steph and Candice and extended into very busy Septembers, but we are back in time for Spooky season.

 

Special event 

November 7th at 7pm The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians Don’t Want To Know About Each Other book launch and conversation at the Cinema with authors Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson

Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the bookstore.

Books

Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fans 

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King 

Cell by Stephen King 

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King 

The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Jeff VanderMeer 

Movies

Nightmare Alley & Cronos by Guillermo del Toro 

Misery by Rob Reiner

Silence of the Lambs

Suspiria

ET The Extra Terrestrial 

Links

James Vs Cinema watching Suspiria (2018) for the first time - 

Timestamps

Intro and Chit Chat - 0:00 - 13:00

Summer break updates - 13:15 - 20:15

Candice’s horror movie marathon 20:30 - 28:45

What has Steph been reading 29:00 - 32:00

Candice Stephen King update 32:00 - 40:00

Musicians who change styles mid career  40:00 - 47:00

Suspiria soundtrack and movie 47:00 - 49:30

Strange tales that have become children’s stories - 49:30 - 58:14

Stephen King update redux - 58:14 - 1:00:00

Special Event announcement - 1:05:00

 

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast