January Audio Book Club Antics


Yeah, so I'm a huge fan of Slate's Audio Book Club. It's pretty much the only book club podcast I listen to these days. The January discussion just went up the other day and it's sitting in my podcasts taunting me because I can't yet listen to it. That's right, yours truly didn't get the January book, Brilliant Friend - the first of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Trilogy Series - read in time for the Slate discussion. 

For those of you who follow this brilliant bookish podcast, you know how incredibly important it is to read the damned book before listening to Katy Waldman, David Haglund, and Parul Sehgal's amazing yet major spoiler-ish discussions. And I failed. But the Neapolitan Trilogy Series seems particularly relevant right now given that the third book, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, has turned up in the 2015 Tournament of Books.

So if you've been reading Ferrante, it might be worth your while to pop over to Slate and take a listen. Oh, and by the way, February's book will be Phil Klay's award-winning short story collection, Redeployment. Let's plan ahead this time, shall we?

6 comments:

  1. This is one of those bookist podcasts I have not listened to, and you confirmed why. So often I haven't read the book in question. But maybe i should jump in and be prepared for a spoiler.

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    1. Find a backlist one and check it out. They are wickedly cool. Best one out there by far.

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  2. I've been meaning to try the book podcast... You probably get a lot more out of it if you have read the book, but I bet it would also be fun to listen if they're discussing a book you have no plans of reading. :)

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    1. I did that and was all: argggghhh, now I totally want to read the book and I heard SPOILERS! Gah. I'm impossible.

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