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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/ Jenna Todd: May 25, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 25, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 25, 2020, 12.63 MB
Mon 25 May 2020

A layered, sometimes visceral portrait of contemporary Japanese womanhood, Mieko Kawakami's Breasts & Eggs reaches new audiences via her first widely disributed English translation. Jenna lets us in on how she found Kawakami's family fiction on gender, beauty, and that classically contested site: the human female body.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 18, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 18, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 18, 2020, 20.71 MB
Mon 18 May 2020

Kiran joins us with a special book this week, one that she's been savouring for months and months. Underland: a Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane takes you on a journey through time and the world beneath you and is certain to give you a visual experience that you want forget. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 11, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 11, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 11, 2020, 12.24 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

Jenna's covering the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, with a heads up on some of the nominations and how you can get involved from the comfort of your own home! Glorious.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 4, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 4, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 4, 2020, 11.62 MB
Mon 4 May 2020

Kiran's been plowing through the Ockham NZ Book Awards fiction shortlist, with plenty of time for reading on her hands. Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall, is not only entertaining but insightful and is sure to make you feel at home during some strange times. Add it to your list.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: April 20, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: April 20, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: April 20, 2020, 19.13 MB
Mon 20 Apr 2020

Reading lists are our best friends at the moment, Jenna joins us after ploughing through hers. One of her top picks for the week is Rebecca Solnit's Recollections of My Non-Existence, a portrait of a woman that asks how a young writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 6, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 6, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 6, 2020, 21.68 MB
Mon 6 Apr 2020

Kiran joins us to talk about a book that kept her up reading well into the night, Auē by Becky Manawatu. Shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards, this novel is definitely one to add to your reading list. Whilst touching on some heavier topics, this is a novel that is still hopeful and full of love. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 30, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 30, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 30, 2020, 11.4 MB
Mon 30 Mar 2020

Jenna joins us on Breakfast with a book recommendation that's sure to make you feel really nice. Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman is a tender read with witty dialogue that's divided up into three parts, Jenna reckons it's very relatable for the current environment without being too heavy. Definitely one to chuck on your reading list.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 23, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 23, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 23, 2020, 12.97 MB
Mon 23 Mar 2020

Kiran dials in with another book recommendation to get us through, Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists by Julia Ebner. There couldn't be a better time to stock up on books so get crackin'.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 16, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 16, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 16, 2020, 13.07 MB
Mon 16 Mar 2020

A book of timely manner, Jenna brings in How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell. A book that will guide you through doing absolutely nothing, what's not to like? Don't worry folks, Jenna's got you.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: March 9, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: March 9, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: March 9, 2020, 12.19 MB
Mon 9 Mar 2020

Suri's in the studio this week, chatting to Rachel and Tess about a memoir that's an absolute must-read. The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom narrates stories from over 100 years in the same house, with a huge touch on the influence of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. An important read.