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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: December 7, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 7, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 7, 2020, 12.14 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

It's had Jenna humming Pulp's 'Common People', and contains a universal tale of class difference via a particularly Aotearoa lens. So, what else should we know about Rachel Kerr's Victory Park?

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 30, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 30, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 30, 2020, 11.03 MB
Mon 30 Nov 2020

Suri's been reading more non-fiction this week, and brings us Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present by Yanis Varoufakis. A book about what a fair and equal society might look like in a post-capitalist universe.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 23, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 23, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 23, 2020, 13.47 MB
Mon 23 Nov 2020

Jenna reviews Stan Walker's autobiography, Impossible: My Story and she reckons this is definitely an important read for Aotearoa. Stan writes about his family, abuse, success, forgiveness and redemption, this is one that you will pick up and not be able to put back down.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 16, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 16, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 16, 2020, 11.3 MB
Mon 16 Nov 2020

Suri pops in with a review of Red Pill by Hari Kunzru, and although this is certainly not light reading, it's very good and worth diving into. Red Pill is a novel about the alt-right, online culture, creativity, sanity, history, and how love can endure through everything else.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 9, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 9, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 9, 2020, 10.22 MB
Mon 9 Nov 2020

Suri's been diving deep into the non-fictions and thoroughly enjoyed Jill Lepore's If Then. A novel about The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, Jill tackles the heavy topics of mined data and voter profiles.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 2, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 2, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 2, 2020, 23.35 MB
Mon 2 Nov 2020

Kiran joins us for her last review on bFM before she leaves the big smoke. As usual, we have a lovely review from Kiran, this week on Brandon Taylor's debut novel, Real Life. It's shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2020, and definitely stands up as a fantastic read. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 19, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 19, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 19, 2020, 15.76 MB
Mon 19 Oct 2020

Jenna's been getting into ghost stories, this week she reviews The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story by Kate Summerscale. The true story of Nandor Fodor, a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research. Spooky.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 12, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 12, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 12, 2020, 10.98 MB
Mon 12 Oct 2020

Suri join us reviewing Pew by Catherine Lacey. This is definitely a novel to add to your summer reading list, and not just before the cover is pretty.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 5, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 5, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 5, 2020, 13.25 MB
Mon 5 Oct 2020

Jenna is in studio with not one but two memoirs dealing with identity ths week. Whakarongo mai nei to hear about 'This Pākehā Life: An Unsettled Memoir' by Alison Jones and 'Tree of Strangers' by Barbara Sumner

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 28, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 28, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 28, 2020, 25.67 MB
Mon 28 Sep 2020

Kiran joins us with a book she reckons you need to buy for everyone you love. Funny Weather - Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing is full of beautiful essays and pieces of writing.