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The Bookmark

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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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…
 
This week, our hosts wanted to take the time to define some oft-used library terms. First up is Psychological Fiction, also fondly known by our hosts as "What the bleep?" books. These books contain an internal struggle based on an external event. It often uses inner dialog and flashbacks as devices and has more than one Point of View with at least …
 
What's the motivation behind the books you read? How do you want them impact you? On this episode of The Bookmark, the team reflects on titles that successfully fulfilled their literary wishes. 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 wi…
 
There's always more than one way to tell a story. In this episode, our hosts discuss how there are ways other than blocks of text to tell a story explore a few examples of unique storytelling narratives. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedl…
 
At the end of Season 2, our hosts unboxed some advanced reader copies of new books and assigned one to each other. In this episode our hosts are back from hiatus with their homework. It took the dark humor of a lesbian atheist with a penchant for death, but we finally got genuine laughs out of Chris. After reading Everyone in This Room Will Someday…
 
It has come to the end of the season and the hosts of The Bookmark are celebrating with an unboxing! Chris, Miranda and Autumn unbox a delivery of Advanced Reader Copies (books scheduled to be released in the future) just in time for you to add them to your summer reading list! Tune in next season to see which of these books the hosts have read and…
 
Do you have a bingo yet on your Top City Reads Bingo Card? With our hosts' help, you should go for a blackout! This week, the square we're focusing on is "A book with your favorite color or an animal on the cover". Tune in to hear about books with covers that have an animal, a color, or both. Maybe your favorite part will be the tangents our hosts …
 
Chris' curiosity has him asking questions about books – 23 questions to be specific. Discover interesting things about our hosts such as what imaginary world from a book would each most want to live in to weird reading habits and favorite flawed characters. Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and 20 more! That's 69 answers and tons o…
 
The Bookmark is back to helping you with your Top City Reads Bingo card and this week it's all about debut authors. Autumn says she specifically seeks debut authors out because it's fun to discover new authors and recommend them to other people. It's like having your own secret you can't wait to tell. Speaking of "telling", is it obvious that a deb…
 
Personalized Browsing for You is just one of the services we have launched this year. In this episode of the Bookmark, Miranda reads real browsing requests to Chris and Autumn; a flurry of book recommendations follow. The Bookmark Podcast is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and…
 
So, what *is* a beach read? Our hosts debate the definitions and give examples of what they think perfect beach reads would be. Their best conclusion is that a beach read is anything that you would read at the beach (or a location you'd prefer to the beach). More specifically, whatever type of book is relaxing to you. Our hosts conclude with a robu…
 
Movie and television adaptions of books are pretty popular. In this episode, our hosts discuss what works and which ones just don't. We discuss how adaptions that are too close to the book tend to bore us because they do not add anything. There are also times when the adaptions are so different you feel like it is unfair to compare them. This episo…
 
Being a genre reader doesn't make you a bad reader. Sometimes you know what you like and you just like what you like. Do the genre stickers on the spines of books help or hinder? Do they stop you from reading something you might otherwise pick-up? Not all books fit neatly into one specific genre. Sometimes the only way you find out about books out …
 
Ever find yourself just not liking a book? Sometimes you hate a characters, hate the plot, hate some other aspect of the book. Sometimes it is because the book just fell flat. It did not live up to your expectations. Turns out that's okay. Our hosts take turns giving titles that either they hated or fell flat for them. They admit that sometimes the…
 
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