If You Give a Dude a Gadget

Rebecca and Jeff talk about movie versions of THE GIVER, bookstores that smell like chocolate, Borders bookstore lives on in Singapore, the rise of audiobooks, and the origin of the Playboy interview. This episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe.


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Links discussed in the show:

Meryl Streep to play Chief Elder in THE GIVER

Hunger Games-themed summer camp

Women buy 58% of books, 44% of books bought online

Audiobook sales up, 31% year-over-year at Hachette

Kansas state librarian makes Facebook page illustrating difficulty of getting ebooks from Big Six into libraries

Sony tool matches you to ebooks for your mood

New Books!

Hothouse by Boris Kachka: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

The Realm of Last Chances by Steve Yarbrough:

Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins


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