Cross the Memes

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the launch of Annotated, tastefully gloat about guessing Oprah’s next book club selection, appreciate the bookishness of Sarah Jessica Parker, and much more.

We hope you’ll check out the first episode of Annotated“Is It 1984 Yet?” It’s about the resurgence of interest in George Orwell’s 1984 and the story of how 1984 came to be in the first place.

The next five episodes in the series will come out every other week, and you can subscribe to Annotated in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, or in your podcast player of choice.

Find out more about Annotated here.


This episode is sponsored by:


Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon



Links discussed in this episode:

New Oprah pick (we nailed it) 

Audiences at 1984 on Broadway vomiting & fainting

Sarah Jessica Parker’s first acquisition for Hogarth imprint

Millennials most likely generation to use public libraries

Macmillan offers scholarships to professional development events for booksellers from marginalized backgrounds 

TSA testing new screening that requires removing books from packed bags

LeVar Burton reads to us in his new podcast