The Book Riot Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what’s new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot.
This week, Jeff and Rebecca watch OverDrive jump into the Macmillan embargo fray, pass along a correction about The Little Free Library story, assess the nominees for the Goodreads choice awards, and ridicule some worse-than-clowns in Florida.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of ROMEO + JULIET.
Jeff and Rebecca assess the updates to the Game of Thrones spin-offverse, close-read the CEO of Macmillan's letter about their ebook embargo, wade briefly into a battle over Little Free Libraries, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the ALA's report on anti-competitive practices in the digital library market and more.
Jeff throws half-baked ideas about things that should exist in the world of books and reading at Rebecca to see which, if any, aren't horrible.
Jeff and Rebecca lament the double Booker prize and, to be honest, are just sort of bummed out by it and other stories this week.
Jeff and Rebecca try to make sense of this year's double Nobel Prize in Literature.
Jeff and Rebecca briefly discuss the double Nobel, wonder about a strange The Testaments deployment, consider the National Book Award longlist, and more.
Jeff and Rebecca read and watch The Shawshank Redemption.
Jeff and Vanessa consider a list of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, do another round of Bookshop.org talk, get another perspective on throttling books at libraries, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. What is it about? Is it good? Why is selling faster than fresh-dug swamp mussels? Answers and more than a few questions in this episode.
Jeff and Rebecca get to a bunch of listener follow-up, dive back into the Macmillan's new ebook policy for libraries, try to decide if Oprah's Book Club on Apple TV+ is a big deal, and are in vehement agreement about letting people know that most books aren't fact checked.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about how The Handmaid's Tale has become a cultural icon and also give their thoughts on the sequel, The Testaments.
Jeff and Rebecca talk a lot about audiobooks, VERY high expectations for The Testaments, a pestering move by the DOJ, and much more.