Kermit the Frog’s Clavicles

This week, Jeff is joined by guest host Amanda Nelson to talk about exercise equipment in libraries, reading to cats, why prize-winning books get worse reviews, James Patterson’s largess to indie bookstores, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Swoonreads.

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Links discussed in the show:

Harper Lee settles lawsuit against her hometown museum

James Patterson begins giving $1 million to independent bookstores

Library in Virginia adds exercise bikes

When a book wins a major prize, reader reviews of that book get worse

New Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) novel coming this summer

Movie and TV adaptations of Library of America titles increase. A lot.

Students read to cats in animal shelter

New books discussed in the show:

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

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