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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/ Jenna Todd: January 14, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 14, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: January 14, 2019, 20.58 MB
Mon 14 Jan 2019

Oh yep, Jenna's here and she's gone and convinced Tess and Mikey of another brilliant book to read. Captivated by the story of Lily Allen, Jenna churned through her autobiography, My Thoughts Exactly, in just two days. Yikes.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 17, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 17, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 17, 2018, 18.29 MB
Mon 17 Dec 2018

Kiran joins Mike to talk her top pick of the year, Normal People by Sally Rooney. A book that has 797 holds at Auckland library must be okay, right? A love story between two opposites draws the reader into the complexities of love and relationships that Kiran just cannot put down. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 10, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 10, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: December 10, 2018, 19.97 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

Jenna brings in her top picks for 2018, this year has flown by and there's just not enough time to read all the books let alone re-read your favourites. However, you can buy all your favourites from Time Out, the perfect spot for gifts. Aww, 'cause Christmas, you know.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 3, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 3, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: December 3, 2018, 24.88 MB
Mon 3 Dec 2018

Kiran reviews Beastie Boys Book this week and Mike can't wait to get his hands on it (actually purchased it off Kiran as soon she she walks into the studio, cash in hand). With rave reviews, whether you are a fan or not, this hardcovered beauty is sure not to disappoint. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 26, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 26, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 26, 2018, 11.91 MB
Mon 26 Nov 2018

Making fine use of the silly season book buying rush, Jenna's been asking punters their favourites of 2018. First up: Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love. A collection of essays for those who've become jaded with ye olde Lenny Letter crew, but still want to yell "OMG RIIIITE" at a relatable tale of being young, female and alive (just).

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 19, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 19, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 19, 2018, 14.55 MB
Mon 19 Nov 2018

Kiran joins Tess to talk one of her favourite bands and the recent memoir written by Wayne Kramer, the guitarist and founder of MC5, The Hard Stuff - Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities. Mikey is gutted to be missing this one, but don't worry, we'll still play his favourite track.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 12, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 12, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: November 12, 2018, 21.46 MB
Mon 12 Nov 2018

Jenna joins us in studio this morning to talk a novel from the shortlist of the Man Booker prize, Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. The story tells the tale of our protagonist diving deep into their past, and the grim memories that she finds. Because we all love something grim and gritty, right Jenna?! And does this Man Booker prize mean these are the best ever books? Thankfully, Jenna is here to explain it all to Mike and Tess. Phew.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 5, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 5, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 5, 2018, 21.51 MB
Mon 5 Nov 2018

Milkman is the winner of the Man Booker prize and Kiran loved it. A novel with no names or locations, or even proper paragraphs; that's how good it is, and she's even convinced Tess to read it, wow.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 29, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 29, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 29, 2018, 21.12 MB
Mon 29 Oct 2018

Anne Kennedy's The Ice Shelf tells the story of Janice dragging her fridge around windy Wellington, in search of someone to take care of it. Now, that's a story you don't hear very often. This black comedy gets a rave review from Jenna, but, you may need some tissues as well.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 15, 2018

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 15, 2018 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 15, 2018, 15.07 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

Mike loves Kiran's taste in music books so lucky for him Kiran brings in a real gem, Mars By 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicCovering some of Mike and Kiran's favourite musicians, the book tells the history of electronic music and it's rise to mainstream. Ending with a track by the first 'adult tv show' Mikey ever liked, Dr. Who. Classic.