Episode 6 – April 2021
In Episode 6, Nancy talks about another quirky book, this time a National Book Award winner and a new debut novel about a woman who stumbles upon a secret related to unsolved apothecary murders in London, two hundred years ago. Dennise shares a book that is part history, part memoir about the myths and deeply held legends of the Civil War and a novel about friendship that takes place in 1938 at a dude ranch, often called “divorce ranches” in Reno, Nevada. Peggy shares a parenting book that takes a look at our often anxious and judgmental culture of parenting and a non-fiction book that takes us inside the world of a popular HGTV house-flipping couple.
Amy shares an author who writes books perfect for parents to read-along with kids and shares a book about the energizing life of an eel. Finally, Kelly’s is all about food this month as she shares one of her two favorite cookbooks and a food themed novel about a young woman who is a senior in high school, a mother, and a culinary arts student.
Episode 5 – March 2021
The Hartland Public Library staff in Hartland, Vermont talk about new and not-so-new favorites each month. This month Nancy talks about baking, technology, and talking cats; Amy has cats too – Evil Alien Warlord Cats and more; Peggy shows her affection for all things Scandinavian; Kelly reveals how graphic novels can be both deeply touching and funny; and Dennise celebrates Women’s History Month with women scientists. Transcripts are available upon request – email email@example.com. Show notes with all the books we talked about and links to our library catalog can be found here.
Episode 4 – February 2021
Join the Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT) library staff as they talk about staff favorites and sometimes other bookish topics. In Episode 4, Nancy is positively giddy about a book of fiction that uses words in all kinds of interesting and joyous ways, Kelly tries to describe Kevin Wilson’s quirky short stories, Amy revisits some charming works in the YA section, Dennise finds many uses for her cast iron frying pan, and Peggy talks about her affection for all things Lois Lowry. All the books we talk about are available at the library. You can find the show notes that list all the books here and click on a book cover to request!
Episode 3 – January 2021
The staff at the Hartland Public Library in Hartland, VT chat each month about some of their favorite books and other bookish things. This month Nancy chose one non-fiction and one fiction book, Dennise is into mysteries, Kelly shares two titles that are funny and touching, Amy used the Libby app to download and revisit some favorites, and our newest staff person, Peggy made us all hungry with her description of a new cookbook. Here is a list of all the books we talked about with direct links to the library catalog so you can request the titles that caught your eye (or ear).