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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/ 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.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 2, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 2, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 2, 2020, 15.34 MB
Mon 2 Mar 2020

Kiran joins Tess this morning for a cup of coffee and a book review. 2000ft Above Worry Level by Eamonn Marra has had Kiran just cracking up and she couldn't recommend it more. A page turner that you'll whiz through, this book tackles some serious topics with humour and wit. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 24, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 24, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 24, 2020, 12.52 MB
Mon 24 Feb 2020

Jenna's been waiting a while for this book to come into New Zealand, and it didn't disappoint. In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado navigates the narrative of an abusive relationship whilst taking a different lens in each chapter. Potentially triggering while also cathartic. 

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 17, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 17, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 17, 2020, 9.3 MB
Mon 17 Feb 2020

Kiran pops in with a review of a book by one of her favourite authors, Eimear McBride. Strange Hotel is 149 pages of narrative in third person telling the story of different hotel rooms with a special shout out to our hometown, Auckland city. A very good read.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 11, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 11, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 11, 2020, 10.29 MB
Tue 11 Feb 2020

Jenna returns after a short hiatus with a beautiful, meditative novel for the listeners this morning. Despite it's title, Braised Pork by An Yu is not a cookbook, but in fact the narrative Jenna reckons you need to wrap yourself around this week.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 3, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 3, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 3, 2020, 13.17 MB
Mon 3 Feb 2020

Kiran's back in the studio bringing us her reckons to kick off February reading, All Who Live On Islands by Rose Lu. A series of intimate essays of her personal history, what it's like to grow up in Aotearoa and the questions migrants face. Big thumbs up from Kiran for this one.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 13, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 13, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 13, 2020, 11.54 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

Jenna is back and has some top reckons for your summer reads. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is definitely a page turner that you will pick up and not want to put down, some might say it's considered to be in the same realm as Big Little Lies. Wowee.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 16, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 16, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 16, 2019, 16.41 MB
Mon 16 Dec 2019

Alright, it's the end of the year and wowee, Jenna has a full list of reckons for the last Loose Reads of 2019. Starting with The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, and onto The Burning River by Lawrence Patchett, Ducks Newburyport by Lucy Ellman, The Adventures of Tupaia by Courtney Sina Meredith, My First Words In Māori by Stacey Morrison, Private Gardens of Aotearoa by Suzanne Turley, Fifteen MIllion Years in Antarctica by Rebecca Priestley and Tales from a Hot Financial Mess by Frances Cook. All you need.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 9, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 9, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 9, 2019, 22.57 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

Kiran's here for her last book review of the year (where has the time gone?!) and lucky for us, she's hand picked her favourite music books of the festive season. Special mentions go to Face It by Debbie Harry, Acid for the Children by Flea and Bowie's Books by John O'Connell. Something for all your music loving friends and family. Aww.
 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 2, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 2, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 2, 2019, 12.27 MB
Mon 2 Dec 2019

Jenna brings in yet another amazing music autobiography, Me by Elton John. From tales of Andy Warhol, to Live Aid, Jenna reckons this one is a bloody good read.