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!

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Wrap Up Your Reading

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 72

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

If you're participating in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, it's time to wrap up your reading! On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the books we read for the twelfth and final prompt, read whatever you want.

If you've completed ten of the reading challenge prompts, turn your entry forms in at the library or online for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a $100 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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Discover Manga

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 70

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 2022 Reading Challenge, read a manga! Manga are comics or graphic novels that began in Japan. Since you read them from right to left instead of left to right, they can be challenging at first. But thanks to the wide variety of subject matter, you should be able to find something you'll enjoy.

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 69

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

On this episode, we celebrate the freedom to read with the ninth prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, read a banned or challenged book. We chose this prompt because Banned Books Week is September 18-24. Dr. Ron Critchfield, JCPL's Executive Director,  joins us to discuss the importance of intellectual freedom, the role of parents in helping their children choose books, the problems with censorship, and more. more: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Short Reads With Novellas

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 68

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

On this episode, we discuss the eighth prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, novellas. These short novels of 200 pages or less are just the right size for reading in one sitting or trying something new. We've got something for everyone with cozy SciFi, a creature feature, and a dark fairy tale that both teens and adults will enjoy.

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An Ocean of Possible Reads

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 67

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

On this episode, we welcome our new co-host Jacqueline Cooper and discuss the seventh prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, books that take place near the ocean. To celebrate our summer learning theme, we have an ocean of possible reads for you, including horror, cozy mystery, and fantasy. Listen to the podcast for more information about our picks!

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Books Through the Decades

Books and Bites Podcast, Ep. 65

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

On this episode, we discuss the fifth prompt in the Books and Bites 2022 Reading Challenge, a book published in the decade you were born. We're covering the hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s—brought to you by WJCPL!

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