Books from a Non-Human Perspective

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 58

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

On this episode, we discuss the tenth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, books from a non-human perspective. We share plenty of options for this challenge, with books from the point of view of a vampire, a pacifist dragon, a robot, and more. Plus, our Adult Outreach Librarian Peri Conley stops by to talk about her love of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. more: Books from a Non-Human Perspective

How To Do Anything

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 57

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

On this episode, we discuss the ninth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, a nonfiction how-to book. The library has books about how to do just about anything, as our selections demonstrate. We suggest books about learning how to ghost hunt, fix our democracy, and more—there's even a book about how to do nothing (hint: the title is a little misleading). more: How To Do Anything

Go West With These Books

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 55

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

On this episode, we discuss the seventh prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, Westerns or books that feature cowboys. Saddle up to hear recommendations that go beyond traditional cowboy tales, including a Western vampire novel and a Western with a feminist, dystopian twist. more: Go West With These Books

Page-Turning Travels

Books and Bites Podcast, Episode 54

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

Get jammed for our Outdoor Adventure summer learning program by listening to this episode which features recommendations for the sixth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, books that take place while the characters are on vacation or traveling. more: Page-Turning Travels

A Plethora of Poetry Pickings

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 52

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

We’re continuing last month's podcast format change and dividing this month’s discussion into two separate episodes. In this episode, we honor National Poetry Month with brief recommendations from each of us for the fourth prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge.

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More Adaptations: Bite-Size Book Recs

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 50

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

On this episode, we discuss the third prompt in the Books and Bites 2021 Reading Challenge, books that retell or adapt another story.

We’re changing the podcast format up a little bit and dividing this month’s discussion into two separate episodes. On this episode, we stick to the point with our quick-fire book recommendations. To hear more detailed reviews and recipes, listen to episode 49. more: More Adaptations: Bite-Size Book Recs