You"re Making Me Read What?!

By Fairfax County, Virginia

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You"re Making Me Read What?!

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Enjoy this lively book discussion between Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson and Deputy Director Christine Jones. They’re librarians who love a great book but almost never agree on what makes a book great. This month, Jessica picks Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Listen now to discover why they appreciate this author’s unique approach to non-fiction, what part of this book made Christine angry with Jessica, and whether this is a book you may want to pick up too!
Mar 01, 2019
Straight Man by Richard Russo
Enjoy this lively book discussion between Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson and Deputy Director Christine Jones. They’re librarians who love a great book but almost never agree on what makes a book great. This month, it’s Christine’s turn to pick the book. Find out if Jessica can find anything to like about Straight Man by Richard Russo, which of the characters she would never want to marry and whether this is a book you may want to pick up too!
Jan 29, 2019
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Enjoy this lively book discussion between Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson and Deputy Director Christine Jones. They"re librarians who love a great book but almost never agree on what makes a book great. This month, it's Jessica's turn to pick the book. Will Christine find anything to like about Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman? Find out whether this is a book you may like to pick up too.
Jan 04, 2019
My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Enjoy this lively book discussion between Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson and Deputy Director Christine Jones. They"re librarians who love a great book but almost never agree on what makes a book great. This month, it's Christine's turn to pick a book. Find out how long it took Jessica to read My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse and if she thinks you'll enjoy it too.
Dec 03, 2018
Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Enjoy this lively book discussion between Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson and Deputy Director Christine Jones. They"re librarians who love a great book but almost never agree on what makes a book great. Jessica prefers books that build up new worlds and invite magic and mystery into our lives. "Science fiction and fantasy rule," says Jessica. Christine listens to a variety of genres but all of her selections are grounded in reality. "You can keep your elves and space operas," she says. Each month they alternate selecting books to read and discuss. Will Christine follow the magic in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, or Terrier by Tamora Pierce? Will Jessica stay awake reading The Straight Manby Richard Russo, Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian, or The Likeness by Tana French? Tune in every month to find out and maybe discover a book you may (or may not) want to read yourself.
Nov 01, 2018