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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: June 24, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 24, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 24, 2019, 13.49 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

In light of the new series of Handmaid's Tale, Jenna thought The Farm was a fitting match. The novel tells the story of Mae Yu, the woman who runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. That's right, a dystopian social commentary about surrogacy. Yikes.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 17, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 17, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 17, 2019, 18.83 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

Kiran's talking short stories this week, and reckons they are on the rise. After reading Being Various, edited by Lucy Caldwell, she's got some top picks and new authors to look out for. Including stories from Sally Rooney, Eimear McBride, and Belinda McKeon.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 10, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 10, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 10, 2019, 20.94 MB
Mon 10 Jun 2019

Jenna joins us with a controversial book this something, the 'creepy' book by Moby, Then It Fell ApartJenna was a big fan of Moby's first auto-biography but this one hasn't quite had the same effect, and after causing a stir with Natalie Portman, André 3000 and Lana Del Ray, is this worth a read?

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 27, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 27, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 27, 2019, 16.59 MB
Mon 27 May 2019

In light of Auckland Writer's Festival, Kiran brings in a weighty one this week, Merchants of Truth - Inside the War for Control of the News by Jill Abramson. After Jill Abramson spoke in Auckland this month, Kiran reckons this is a good deep dive if you're interested in the media landscape and the changing world of current affairs and news. A good one for the news team, eh?

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 20, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 20, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 20, 2019, 16.46 MB
Mon 20 May 2019

Jenna has just finished up at the Auckland Writer's Festival, and is still digesting it all, so today she's reviewing Ruby Porter's Attraction, which was launched on Saturday. Attraction tells the story of a road trip through Aotearoa, the significance of the land we live on and colonial history, and the shifting of relationships in the narrators life. As this story weaves through past, and present, Jenna reckons this is one very relatable novel that you don't wanna miss out on.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 13, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 13, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 13, 2019, 15.94 MB
Mon 13 May 2019

Kiran's been hyped about this one for months and it rocks her socks. Dead People I have Known by Shayne Carter has been highly anticipated, and lucky for us here in Tāmaki Makaurau Shayne is talking as a part of the Auckland Writers Festival, get your tickets here

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 6, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 6, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 6, 2019, 13.68 MB
Mon 6 May 2019

Jenna joins Rachel to talk about the a book inspired the rise and fall story of bands, Daisy Jones and the Six is the fiction version of this narrative. A novel built out of interviews with the fictional bands and song lyrics, Jenna reckons this is something you'll pick up and won't put down.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 29, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 29, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 29, 2019, 15.21 MB
Mon 29 Apr 2019

Kiran's prepping for Auckland big Writer's Festival, and in theme with this upcoming celebration of novels, we're talking America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo. Kiran will be hosting this talk so grab yourself a copy, get reading and go check it out.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd & Anne O'Brien: April 15, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd & Anne O'Brien: April 15, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd & Anne O'Brien: April 15, 2019, 19.7 MB
Mon 15 Apr 2019

Who's excited for Auckland Writers Festival?! We are! Especially Jenna, and luckily we're joined by Anne O'Brien to run us through the line-up, she reckons there's someone for everyone to see. From boomers to the millennials, it's time to sort yr timetable out and get your tickets.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 8, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 8, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: April 8, 2019, 15.51 MB
Mon 8 Apr 2019

Kiran reckons Tess will like this one, The New Me, by Halle Butler is of similar manner to the very popular My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by  Ottessa Moshfegh. Perhaps even better? The New Me follows Millie in what she describes as her dull existance, but will Millie find a new and enriched life? Stay tuned.