Books About Books

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 73

JCPL librarians bring you book recommendations and discuss the bites and beverages to pair with them.

We’re starting the New Year with a new Books and Bites reading challenge, Books and Bites Bingo! You’ll have more prompts to choose from, and more chances to win prizes. Plus, every time you get a bingo, you’ll earn a fun, book-themed sticker. Complete a blackout of all the squares, and you’ll earn your very own enamel Books and Bites pin!

Download an entry form and learn more on our Books and Bites Bingo page.

We’ll discuss a different bingo square on each episode of the podcast. This month, it’s books about books!

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Book & Bite Notes

Dark Archives book cover

Michael recommends Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom. It intersects quite nicely with the darker subjects he typically reads about. Listen to the podcast to find out why he suggests pairing the book with Skyline Chili, a staple restaurant of the Queen City.

The Book of Form and Emptiness book cover

Carrie enjoyed The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki. It’s a coming-of-age novel about many things, including books, libraries, grief, and consumerism. The characters eat a LOT of Chinese takeout, so order in or make your own with help from Diana Kuan’sThe Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home.

The Book Jumper book cover

Jacqueline suggests The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser. As you jump along with Amy into different stories, try a jam tart inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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