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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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 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/23 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback 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/22 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback 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/21 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback 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/20 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback 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/19 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB18: Review of A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano & Called to Protect by Lynette Eason | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2402

Once again we bring you two reviews in this episode. Nicole starts things off with a review of Lynette Eason's Called to Protect, a romantic thriller centered around a family of law enforcement officers. JD reviews A Rumored Fortune, a historical fiction offering from Joanna Davidson Politano. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about the greatest book ever written and JD's Tip about “walkin’ the bookworm talk”. Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/18 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB17: Review of River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart & The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2675

We've got a twofer for you today. Nicole reviews a novel titled River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart, a story set in pre-Civil War Kentucky. JD reviews the latest offering from Ted Dekker, his return to the Circle universe called The 49th Mystic. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about bookworm celebrations and JD's Tip about candles for bookworms. Full show notes at www.bookwormbanquet.com/17

 BB16: Review of According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2066

JD and Nicole feature the novel According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson in the review segment of this episode. This is a fantastic thriller/suspense novel with some great heartfelt moments written in a beautiful literary style. And since the main character is a bookshop owner, there are lots of little tidbits scattered throughout the story for the bookworm to enjoy. But before the review, the hosts chat about how bookworms mispronounce words that they read before ever hearing them. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a book of epic proportions and JD's Tip about a great item for the bookworm who likes the outdoors. Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Full show notes: http://bookwormbanquet.com/16

 BB15: Indie Spotlight Volume I: Victoria Lynn & Angie Thompson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2458

Today we present our first Indie Spotlight episode. The spotlight is shined on Victoria Lynn and her novel, London in the Dark and Angie Thompson and her novel, Bridgers. We are excited to promote these two independently published books and we are very grateful to both authors for submitting their books for consideration. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a famous West Point student and JD's Tip about a man who gave away his birthday. Full Show Notes: http://bookwormbanquet.com/15 Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB14: Interview with Author Bill Myers & Review of Invitation by Myers, Peretti, Hunt, and Gansky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2281

The featured book in this episode is Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky which is the first book in the Harbingers series. But before JD and Nicole jump into the review, they are joined on the show by author and Harbingers creator, Bill Myers. They discuss the inspiration for the series, how the collaboration with the other writers worked and much more. There is no Bookworm Fact or Tip this time, but the hosts address some feedback from listener Alan. Full show notes at http://bookwormbanquet.com/14 Connect with the show at http://bookwormbanquet.com/contact

 BB13: Review of Risen by Angela Hunt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1723

Risen by Angela Hunt is a novelization of the motion picture of the same name. We review this historical fiction book which presents the story of Christ's resurrection in a unique way. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about the importance of a good title and JD's Tip about a clever way to read and work at the same time. Nicole kicks things off with an interesting story about the bookwormy, Welsh town called Hay-on-Wye. The Appetizer The "Town of Books" in Wales The Review Risen by Angela Hunt Purchase Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture JD's Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 5 out of 5 Nicole’s Bookworm Fact will ask the question, What’s in a Title? JD's Bookworm Tip is a tool for holding your book open so you can multitask and read. Today’s episode is brought to you by Adagio Teas. To find out more, can click the banner in the sidebar on our website. Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB12: Review of the Dreamhouse Kings Series by Robert Liparulo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2193

In this episode we review the Dreamhouse Kings series by Robert Liparulo. This Young Adult fiction series of six books is an engaging and spine-tingling read that we heartily recommend. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a writer who changes his name and JD's Tip about a fabulous way to keep track of your personal or small organization's library. The Appetizer The world's only library to operate in two countries simultaneously. The Review Dreamhouse Kings Series by Robert Liparulo BOOK 1 - House of Dark Shadows BOOK 2 - Watcher in the Woods BOOK 3 - Gatekeepers BOOK 4 - Timescape BOOK 5 - Whirlwind BOOK 6 - Frenzy Composer Jonathan Maiocco wrote some beautiful music inspired by Dreamhouse Kings. Check out his pieces on the soundtrack page of Dreamhouse Kings website. Also check out his instrumental albums on your favorite digital music outlet. He had this to say about the composition below: "I read Book 1 of the series and thought, 'Whoa, I can totally hear the music!' So, with all the horror and suspense of the story in mind, I composed “House of Dark Shadows” as what I though of as the “main theme” of the series." JD's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole’s Bookworm Fact...is about a writer who changes his name. JD's Bookworm Tip...is TinyCat; which is the online catalog for small libraries, created by LibraryThing. It turns your existing LibraryThing account into a simple, professional, web-based catalog. Today’s episode is brought to you by Adagio teas. Adagio is the premiere source for loose leaf teas on the internet. Check out the Bookworm Banquet tea blend. Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB11: Review of Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1542

In this episode we review the nonfiction narrative book called Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak. This book chronicles the true story of an Iraqi woman who grew up in Baghdad and her first encounters with Americans during the early part of the U.S. involvement in her country in 2003. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about author Mary Shelley and JD's Tip about some totally cool bookmarks. The Appetizer The UK’s favourite childhood book character (via The Guardian) The Review Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak JD's Rating: 5 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 5 out of 5 Nicole’s Bookworm Fact...is about true love at its grossest. JD's Bookworm Tip...are these super cool Cassette Tape Bookmarks that you can purchase on Amazon. Today's episode is brought to you by AudibleGet a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/bookworm. Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB10: Review of Dragon Slayer: Beginnings by Carey Green | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1659

Carey Green's debut novel, Dragon Slayer: Beginnings, is the topic of conversation in this episode. This book is the first in the Dragon Slayer Chronicles trilogy. This is a great introduction to the fantasy genre and while it is very much a coming of age story like many in this genre it has other elements that help it to stand out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a dog that really did eat "homework" and JD's Tip about some really cool literary t-shirts. What We've Been Reading Ted Dekker's Circle series John White's Archives of Anthropos Review Segment Dragon Slayer: Beginnings by Carey Green Book 1 - Dragon Slayer: Beginnings Book 2 is Dragon Slayer: Rising (already released) Book 3 is Dragon Slayer: Sacrifice (being written now) JD's Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about when a dog really did eat "homework". JD's Bookworm Tip is Litographs, a website that sells very cool literary t-shirts and other items. This episode of Bookworm Banquet is brought to you by Adagio Teas! Choose from a huge selection of loose leaf teas; black, green, chai, herbal blends or create your own custom blend! Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB9: Review of The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1932

This edition of the Bookworm Banquet podcast features a review of The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews. Neither JD, nor Nicole had ever read anything by Andrews, but after reading The Lost Choice it's safe to say it won't be their last. This book is a tale that weaves threads from various eras in history together with the lives of a modern day family into a tapestry of masterful storytelling. Capping off the episode is another great Bookworm Fact from Nicole as well as a Bookworm Tip from JD. Download Episode 9 What We've Been ReadingSteven James' Patrick Bowers series Charles Finch's Lenox Mysteries G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Knew Too Much Review Segment Links:Andy Andrew's Website Andy Andrew's Podcast The Butterfly Effect Purchase The Lost Choice on Amazon JD's Rating: 3.75 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about unlikely friendships of famous writers. JD's Bookworm Tip is a great literary board game called It Was a Dark & Stormy Night. You can find out more about the game on it's website or purchase it on Amazon. This episode of Bookworm Banquet is brought to you by Adagio Teas!Choose from a huge selection of loose leaf teas; black, green, chai, herbal blends or create your own custom blend! Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

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