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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: April 1, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: April 1, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: April 1, 2019, 17.49 MB
Mon 1 Apr 2019

Jenna brings in the book that got her out of a reading funk, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, this novel records the LA Public Library fire as well as the larger role that libraries play in our lives. Who doesn't like a book about the wholesome instituiton that is libraries?

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 25, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 25, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 25, 2019, 18.23 MB
Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kiran's got a memoir this week, Tracey Thorn's Another Planet - A Teenager in Suburbia consists of a number of diary entries she is reflecting on. The novel narrates the mudane life of growing up, teenagehood and discovering punk-rock, from suburbia.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 18, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 18, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 18, 2019, 12.64 MB
Mon 18 Mar 2019

Jenna's in studio and here to talk about few of her favourite Muslim authors. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2018 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017, and was one of Jenna's personal favourites, as well as some special mentions, The Things I Would Tell You - Writings by British Muslim Women, edited by Sabrina Mahfouz, and No Country Woman by Zoya Patel. Jenna says reading's special in how it helps you with see things from other people's perspectives and cultures.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 11, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 11, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: March 11, 2019, 13.33 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

Kiran's got a real page turner this week, The Wall by John Lanchester is Time Out's Book of the Month for March. Looking forwards to a dystopia reality where climate change is in full force, this thrilling new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. And as Kiran said, Tess already can't put it down.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 4, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 4, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: March 4, 2019, 19.28 MB
Mon 4 Mar 2019

Does anyone remember that short story that went viral in 2017? Something about cats? Jenna does and she's here to remind you of Cat Person, by Kristen Roupenian. It was the most popular short story from The New Yorker, ever, and has now been turned into 12 short stories called You Know You Want This. And yeah, Jenna reckons you definitely want to read this. 

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 25, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 25, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 25, 2019, 18.67 MB
Mon 25 Feb 2019

We're all about Pop music this morning, Kiran brings in Nothing Is Real: The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements about Pop written by music journalist, and writer, David Hepworth. Both entertaining and informative, this collection of essays shows how to take music seriously and, at the same time, not drain the life out of it.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 18, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 18, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 18, 2019, 15.56 MB
Mon 18 Feb 2019

Jenna's inspired by the latest trend of true crime documentaries and the hot topic of Fyre Festival, reviewing Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley StartupThe book that exposes Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, inspired by Steve Jobs, the startup 'unicorn' wasn't quite what Holmes sold it as, and this is the detailed story behind it. Jenna goes as far to say as it's thrilling, pick this one up and you won't wanna put it down.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 11, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 11, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: February 11, 2019, 23.65 MB
Mon 11 Feb 2019

Kiran joins us with a book about food this week, Dirt by Gemma Walsh and Katie Kerr, is a unique cook book with twelve glorious recipes that feature  a collection of stories, poems and conversations from some of New Zealand’s writers. So wholesome.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 4, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 4, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: February 4, 2019, 18.12 MB
Mon 4 Feb 2019

It's that time of year again folks, the Ockhams 2019 Longlist has been announced and some of Jenna's top picks to review made the cut. Talking what makes a good read, how to stay involved and how to pick which ones to read, safe to say Jenna's excited to hear who the winners are. Eeep!

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: January 21, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: January 21, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: January 21, 2019, 24.36 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

We're squeezing One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem into Breakfast this morning, at Kiran's recommendation. After Neil Tennant's 13 studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, you could say he knows a thing or two about lyrics, and this is the book to prove it. Each lyric is contextualised by personal commentary with an insight into the process of writing, and it's brilliant, Kiran reckons.