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Loose Reads

Get your bookworm on with a rotating roster of, um, bookworms. Including Jenna Todd & Kiran Dass from Time Out Bookstore, bringing us a different book to talk about each week.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 15, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 15, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 15, 2018, 15.07 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

Mike loves Kiran's taste in music books so lucky for him Kiran brings in a real gem, Mars By 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicCovering some of Mike and Kiran's favourite musicians, the book tells the history of electronic music and it's rise to mainstream. Ending with a track by the first 'adult tv show' Mikey ever liked, Dr. Who. Classic.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd & Eli: October 8, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd & Eli: October 8, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd & Eli: October 8, 2018, 15.69 MB
Mon 8 Oct 2018

Eli joins Jenna and Mikey to review Munmun by Jesse Andrews, it's what the kids are reading these days. From the author of 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl', this novel is set in a dystopian land where your size represents your wealth. Is this just and horrifying as the Stephen King novels Mikey read growing up? Sounds like it.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 1, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 1, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 1, 2018, 15.08 MB
Mon 1 Oct 2018

With all the great women that are around us, The Only Girl writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the early 70's is on Kiran's mind this morning. Kiran brings in Robin Green's glorious biography; what it was like to be a woman in a man's world, and what Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s waterbed is like too?

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 24, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 24, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 24, 2018, 19.57 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

This week is a little different, we're delving into the world of graphic novels. It's not Jenna's specialty but she's thoroughly excited by her first experience with Sabrina. Although it's got dark themes, it's a worth the read, I mean, it was long listed for The Man Booker Prize. Wowee!

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 17, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 17, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 17, 2018, 21.57 MB
Mon 17 Sep 2018

Kiran returns to commemorate Mark E. Smith with Messing up the PaintworkA book that contains all of the glorious wisdom of this eccentric character for those who miss him terribly. But Kiran reckons everybody loves a bit of The Fall, right?!

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 10, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 10, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 10, 2018, 21.78 MB
Mon 10 Sep 2018

Celebrating Māori language week, Jenna brings in Māori Made Easy: 1 and 2 to help Mike and y'all with your Te Reo. As well as a special children's book, Paraweta, to give away. 

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 3, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 3, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 3, 2018, 16.99 MB
Mon 3 Sep 2018

Suri joins us today with a read that's perhaps not so loose (sorry). Beth Macy's Dopesicktackles the ongoing opioid crisis in America, with heartbreaking stories of addicts and alike. A book that despite it's heartbreaking nature, is a must-read and needs to be heard; the expert says.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 27, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 27, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 27, 2018, 16.03 MB
Mon 27 Aug 2018

Ready for some true crime grit early on Monday morning? Jenna is. Fiona Kidman depicts the story of Albert Black, aka 'the jukebox killer' in 'This Mortal Boy', won't give too much away but safe to say Jenna's a fan... 

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: August 20, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: August 20, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: August 20, 2018, 14.13 MB
Mon 20 Aug 2018

Suri's brought in a slim, powerful volume of poetry from young NZ voice Tayi Tibble, Poūkahangatus.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 13, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 13, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 13, 2018, 24.3 MB
Mon 13 Aug 2018

What starts as a book review regarding a classic pop musician, of the new biography Paul Simon: The Life, slowly turns in to a rag-fest - complete with caller anecdotes and the obligatory Muppet tale interjection from Sarah. Sheesh.