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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/ 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. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 2020, 11.45 MB
Mon 21 Sep 2020

After recently hooning through What Are You Going Through, Jenna reckons you better crack into any of the books by Sigrid Nunez. With tales of companionship, this novel will leave you with warm fuzzies.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 2020, 9.4 MB
Mon 14 Sep 2020

Suri brings us Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones, the romance novel that you must read this Spring. After taking out the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, this is definitely one to add to your reading list.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 7, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 7, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 7, 2020, 13 MB
Mon 7 Sep 2020

Jenna joins us in the studio for a review of Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi. A novel about a complicated mother-daughter relationship, with references to various real world events that are sure to keep you hooked on this one.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 31, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 31, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 31, 2020, 13.14 MB
Mon 31 Aug 2020

Kiran is talking about Ali Smith's 'Summer', the fourth and final installment in her 'Seasons' series that tracks the big politics of the day in real-time lyrical storytelling. Whakarongo mai nei to hear more!