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Bookworm Banquet

Summary: Bookworm Banquet is a program that aims to Satisfy Your Literary Cravings by offering up book reviews and author interviews on all genres of books with one caveat; the books must be family friendly. Our goal is to offer wholesome reading to our listeners, whether they are fiction or biography, current releases or classics, children’s books or books for older readers, we will review and discuss them all! JD and Nicole are avid readers who love talking about literature and would love for you to join the conversation.

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 BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3793

Nicole and JD are joined by audiobook narrator, BJ Harrison, for the whole episode to talk about reading the classics, his approach to narrating audiobooks, and they also discuss what is the best novel in the world. BJ also shares about his invention, the hybrid audiobook, and more. Nicole's Fact is about famous writings from isolation and JD's Tip is another tool to inspire expanding your reading horizons.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/33Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1943

JD is joined by guest host, Stephanie, who fills in for Nicole in this episode. We review the debut novel from Sandy Brownlee titled The Mirror Lies. This is a quick, enjoyable, light mystery novel that we really enjoyed reading. Also in this episode, Stephanie takes on the task of Nicole's Fact and she brings a coffee-related one (which is always a great idea) and JD's Tip is a tool to help get you into classic literature.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/32Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770http://ratethispodcast.com/bookworm

 BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2979

Today we're bringing you a review of the latest novel from award-winning and bestselling author, Steven James, called Synapse. This is a near-future thriller that explores the question of where the boundaries should be when dealing with Artificial Intelligence. We kick things off with a chat about literacy in prisons and also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about A Study in “Medicine” and JD's Tip is about a “journalistic” approach to reading.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/31Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer & The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3094

JD and Nicole each bring a review in this episode. Nicole reviews the speculative fiction book, Broken Angel, by Sigmund Brouwer and JD reviews the first novel in The Blackthorn Key series by Kevin Sands. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about chickens and the Yellow Brick Road and JD's Tip about a very illuminating book. We kick things off with an interesting appetizer and in the latter half of the episode, we taste-test two new bookworm-y custom tea blends from Adagio Teas. NOTE: This segment is about 8 1/2 minutes long so if this isn't your "cup o' tea" just skip ahead. :)Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/30Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick & All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2858

We're bringing you two book reviews today. Nicole is reviewing the spy comedy novella Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick and JD reviews the literary fiction book All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner. These are two very different types of books but each is a great read in its category. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about author Agatha Christie and JD's Tip about how to get tens of thousands of ebooks for free. And we chat for a bit about cool bookshops and the lost art of letter-writing.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/29Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2770

We review the book that was our first introduction to author Charles Martin in today's episode. Send Down the Rain is the latest novel by Charles Martin and it just released in paperback in the past few months. This novel tells a heartwrenching tale of brokenness, deceit, and ultimately, redemption. We also ask about which five books you would choose if you could only save five books on the planet, Nicole has a Bookworm Fact about the top bestsellers of all time, and JD's Bookworm Tip is a resource for the book nerd.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/28Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2958

We break the mold a bit with this episode and rather than reviewing a book, we chat about adapting literature for the stage and we review the touring stage show of The Screwtape Letters presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts. This is an extremely well-done adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that we encourage you to check out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact which covers a few things you may not have known about C.S. Lewis and JD's Tip is something he's never done before: a reading challenge to the listener.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/27Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright & Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2836

JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn, as Nicole is still out on assignment. Victoria reviews the latest release from Jaime Jo Wright and JD reviews a suspense thriller by an author he discovered via an ebook newsletter. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about accessing the world's largest library and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes again and brings a Bookworm Fact about a book that you read out of order.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/26Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight & The Chair by James L. Rubart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2107

Nicole is out on assignment so JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn. Victoria brings a review of one of her favorite fantasy novels and JD reviews a spiritual thriller by a new-to-him author. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about an online tool to help you discover your next great book and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes and brings a Bookworm Fact about a great bookish family tradition.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/25Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB24: Bookworm Banquet Goes to the VNSA Book Sale [Bonus Episode] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1549

In this special bonus episode, we invite you to come along with JD and Nicole to the VNSA Book Sale on February 9, 2019. We recorded on location audio on our way to the sale, while at the venue, and a recap after the event. The VNSA Used Book Sale is an annual event at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and we thought it would be fun to share our bookworm adventures with our podcast family.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/24Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB23: Enhance Your Reading, Trees Within Trees, & Quick Indie Spotlight - Sampler Platter #2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1901

We bring you a mini sampler platter of appetizers and a quick indie spotlight in this episode. The spotlight is shined on Laura Guneot's short story titled Even in the Grey, we chat about ways to better your reading life and another unique library, and we present the obligatory Fact and Tip. Nicole's Fact is about authors and pseudonyms and JD's Tip is about an online shop for bookworm products.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/23Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB22: Review of A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1935

It's Christmas time so let's talk about Christmas stories! We share some of our team members favorite Christmas books and we review a brand new Christmas novella by prolific author Melody Carlson. The charming and heartwarming Christmas tale is called A Christmas by the Sea. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about an unwanted house guest and JD's Tip about one way to be a fashionable bookworm.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/22Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB21: Indie Author Spotlight Volume II: Naomi Jackson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1726

Today we bring you another Indie Author Spotlight. We are happy to shine the spotlight on Naomi Jackson and her children's fantasy novel Otherworld: The Book of Things That Are. We also talk about our book nerd scores. And in this episode is Nicole's Fact about writing from what you know and JD's Tip about a novel remedy.Spreaker Notes:Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/21Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB20: Author Interviews from Just Read Local Author Fair 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2946

In November 2018, the Phoenix Public Library hosted an event called the Just Read Local Author Fair. So JD decided to attend the event and see if he could find some books and authors to share with you. He met and interviewed four authors and learned about their work, both fiction and nonfiction. The four authors are Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick, Bill Carter, Rebekah Jones, and Timothy W. Moore. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about giving the bookworm way and JD's Tip is a way to help manage your personal library.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/20Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB19: Micro Libraries, Reading Is Healthy, Story Dispensers, and more - Sampler Platter #1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2100

We're bringing you something new today. We offer up a sampler platter of bookwormy articles that we found interesting. We talk about pop-up libraries, story dispensers, and why reading is healthy. We also are joined by Bookworm Banquet contributor and author, Victoria Lynn, to introduce you to a new feature on our blog. And as always, Nicole brings a Bookworm Fact and JD brings a Bookworm Tip.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/19Get in touch with us!Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

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