Even the classics aren’t totally free from criticism. Librarian Kathy takes aim at The Great Gatsby, while her co-host Diana stands up for this novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Watch the gals disagree in this edition of All Booked Up.
The Pornographer’s Poem was a best-seller in Canada, but has garnered very little acclaim in the U.S. It is the coming-of-age story set in the 1970s. This isn’t a book about drugs, gangsters and commercial porn for the easily offended, but it’s not pornography either (not a poem either).
Here’s a book list for all you Gatsby lovers out there. Feed your hunger for the wealth and glamour of the Roaring Twenties with these read-a-likes to The Great Gatsby. You will find flappers have all the fun! It’s mostly fiction, but we threw a few nonfiction titles in there as well.
The twelfth of thirteen children born to a poor, black sharecropping family in southern Alabama, Peggy Allen shares the memories and stories of her youth. Check out this story of survival.
It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (31:38) discussion with Julie about disaster books and a (34:53) discussion with Brian about the disaster movie genre. What are your favorite disaster stories? Share your recommendations with us!
It’s THE BIG READ –Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a discussion with Tanya and Valerie about The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Listen in, get some background for your own reading, and join our discussion online.
It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (1:05:48) discussion with Stephanie, Megan and Kelli about the best books of 2012 and the Goodreads Choice Awards. What did you love in 2012? Share your recommendations with us!
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