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Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kansas

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Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/
 
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2023 is the year of the rabbit. To celebrate, we're dedicating an entire episode to these floppy-eared friends. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.…
 
What books checked out the most at TSCPL in 2022? We go through the lists of top print copies and top ebooks. There are sure to be some you need to add to your holds list. Miranda also collected staff favorites, which are books that staff loved in 2022, even if the book wasn't published in 2022. Saving the best for last, our hosts discuss what thei…
 
We return to our discussion of the 2022's Goodreads Awards. We start in History & Biography and make our way through Historical Fiction, Romance, Horror, Mystery & Thriller, and Fiction. Get ready to add some new titles to your to-read list. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, C…
 
Join us this episode as we discuss 2022's Goodreads Award Winners. Our hosts are excited to tell you about which of the nominees they read in the categories Debut Novel, Best Young Adult Fiction, Best Young Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction, Adult Fantasy, Adult Science Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor, and Memoir. The Bookmark is your place to find your nex…
 
A few months ago, we dedicated an entire episode to the Booker Prize. In this episode we're giving other book awards their time to shine. Listen in as we discuss the winners of the National Book Awards, the Pen Faulkner Award, the Newbury Award, and the Women's Prize (formally known as both the Orange Award and the Bailey's Award). We also discuss …
 
On this episode we'll provide you with some delightfully chilly books to add to your winter reading list. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.…
 
This episode we discuss all things related to Kevin Wilson's newest novel, Now Is Not the Time to Panic. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.…
 
This week we had fun taking literary quizzes to find our next best reads! Our hosts took 3 quizzes and discussed the results and whether these results will be added to their TBR (To Be Read) piles or if the quiz was horrendously off. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blo…
 
Do you have a thing for reading True Crime? So does our Cataloger, Alex! On this episode, she shares some of her favorites with The Bookmark cast. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’l…
 
On this episode of The Bookmark, Cadie the Cataloger will talk about how she discovers new fiction through her role as a cataloger. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add t…
 
Join us as we celebrate the diversity of literature through the lens of indigenous and native authors. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.…
 
From The Amityville Horror and Creepy Carrots to the works of Stephen Graham Jones and Paul Tremblay, this episode will fill your to-read list with frightening tales. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss…
 
Are you wanting to read Sci-Fi but not sure where to start? That's okay! On this episode of The Bookmark, we'll discuss some of our favorite Science Fiction reads. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss al…
 
Longlist, shortlist, scuttle on who may win...we will talk all things BOOKER! If you have been with the podcast long, you know this is Chris's favorite literary award. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discus…
 
Need some help getting out of your reading slump? Want to start small? This episode is all about itty-bitty, short, short books. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to y…
 
We're picking up where we left off last week in our discussion about reading slumps. Autumn has more nonfiction that helped her through her slump. The appropriately titled Burnout is just one of the books she read about the fight or flight response our bodies go through when dealing with stress, which includes flashbacks and PTSD. Miranda couldn't …
 
When nothing is quite right for you right now and you stare off into space when you want to be reading, you know you're in a slump. We've all been there. Nothing sounds remotely good or holds your interest beyond the opening pages. Let's talk about it because you are NOT alone. Here's our hosts' ways out of a reading slump. The Bookmark is your pla…
 
The Bookmark is back! We've got a new studio, new equipment, and a fresh list of new fall reads! Autumn procured a list of new books from http://shereads.com and our hosts discuss cover art and synopses. How many of these books are being added to your To Be Read list? The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular …
 
This week we are playing a game called Bookish Balderdash with guest star Debbie Stanton. The rules of the game are as follows: -One person (the "Dasher") reads the synopsis of a book. -The other players make up what they think is the first line of the book. -After all players have submitted their first line to the Dasher, the Dasher mixes them up …
 
This episode Chris and Miranda are joined by TSCPL star, Julie Nelson. Julie's taking us on a trip to Maine, and whether it's living off the grid or visiting a summer camp, we're enjoying our visit. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with …
 
One of our favorite ways to engage other readers is through a Facebook post asking you what you are reading. This episode, our hosts review titles you've shared. They also have recommendations for similar books. Listen closely, you may hear your name or recommendation. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular…
 
Do your TV watching preferences match your reading preferences? Our hosts discuss TV series they have enjoyed and come up with book suggestions that are inspired by these viewing choices. In addition to a to-be-read list, you may end up with a to-be-watched list from this episode. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, …
 
Special guest Megan joins us this episode to share some of her recent nonfiction reads. Based on her titles, Chris and Autumn then recommend fiction books that they think Megan will enjoy. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other libr…
 
Take a trip back to the books you read 10 years ago. Do you remember them? How much of them do you remember? Our hosts examine their Goodreads lists from 10 years ago to discuss what was memorable, which books they rated and thought would be memorable, and which ones they don't really remember. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great boo…
 
Do you have any books or book topics that are an immediate no for you? Our hosts spend this episode discussing book turn-offs. They've got lists including the kind of drama and types of characters. Whether it be content or writing style, sometimes you just have to shut the book. We agree, though, that sometimes a favorite author will keep us readin…
 
Ever read a good book that you can never seem to drop into conversation? This week we talk about those books that people don't necessarily ask for, but are good recommendations. There are various reasons these books don't get recommended. Sometimes it's a tough subject matter, like death. Other times it's the "how" to get on the topic of recommendi…
 
Autumn came up with a book association game using popsicle sticks to choose the kind of character, the setting, and the dilemma of a book. After selecting one popsicle stick for each category, our hosts recommended a book that fits the criteria. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsso…
 
How do you feel about book-to-movie adaptations? On this episode of The Bookmark, Chris, Autumn, and Miranda discuss these adaptations and the impact that they leave on readers. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as t…
 
How large of an impact does a good or bad element have on a story? On this episode of The Bookmark, Autumn, Chris, and Miranda discuss books that left them with a love/hate relationship. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librar…
 
On this episode of The Bookmark, Chris and Miranda, along with special guest Michelle Morris, discuss Megha Majumdar's 'A Burning'. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add t…
 
This episode, our hosts discuss the various books they are looking forward to reading in 2022. With the variety of book preferences our hosts possess, you're surely going to be adding books to your to-be-read pile. Listen to our hosts pitch the books you soon must read. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, joi…
 
Join Autumn, Miranda, Chris, and special guest Michelle Morris as they discuss their favorite books of 2021! The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading …
 
Chris, Miranda and Autumn discuss reading books in a series: the good, the bad, and everything in between. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading li…
 
This episode, we discuss shifty (possibly psychopathic) characters and the authors who create them. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.…
 
Have you ever heard the term 'playing with time'? On this episode of The Bookmark, Autumn, Miranda, and Chris discuss how time feeds into stories. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the boo…
 
When we talk about a book, we typically think of other books that book reminds us of as well. On this episode, Miranda, Autumn and Chris will play a little readers game of This Book Reminds Me Of...a game created in Autumn's Imagination. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsso…
 
We examine our reasons for reading what when. Do you read books based on the season or your mood? Would you be willing to read certain books based on what your mood ring reveals? The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librar…
 
Do the stars matter? Do they help you find your next great read, or turn you away from a book that MIGHT HAVE been your next great read. Miranda, Autumn & Chris talk about all things ratings and books they feel have been unjustly (and justly) low rated. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers…
 
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