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Joined August 2020

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Good morning everybody!

wisherwishinguponastar I feel like someone is asking for a belly rub!!!🐶🐶🐶 13h
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Cult Classic: A Novel | Sloane Crosley
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We begin with our annual tradition of discussing our chances of winning this year's MacArthur genius grant. Will this be the year we win? Maybe. We then discuss the new novel from Sloane Crosley, “Cult Classic.“ Matt puts forth some theories and Peter talks himself into liking the book more. An all-around fantastic episode full of books and genius. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0WD0UeWpwAPes5BeL4IjWA

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Getting started on our second Thriller Corner book!

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Maybe it was the terrible Kombucha or the 20 plus books that were nominated, but we went a little long this episode! Join us as we discuss the most nominations we ever had for a book club month and end up with two excellent additions to our TBR. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3eBZy6RfoaUcqKgLQ4JIQr

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Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe
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About to record. Picking a September book of the month. Yes I know it's already the 21st.

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Lord Jim | Joseph Conrad
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Some potential September reads. I think we're looking to do a serious/sad book for September

Ruthiella Native Son is very sad and very serious. I recommend it! It‘s also a pretty fast read in my experience. (edited) 2w
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We don't claim to be math majors but we plow ahead and count up the votes and announce the newest thriller book....(drum roll please)......The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor.

We hope you join by reading along!

This episode is more than just selecting a new thriller book, listen as we get sidetracked by hypothetical football questions, Concorde jets, pudding, thriller prop bets, and more!

https://www.patreon.com/therewillbebooks

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The Son | Philipp Meyer
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Joy in the Morning | P. G. Wodehouse
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Finished my shelving project!

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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The concept is simple, draft a fantasy football team by way of book like equivalents. Our enjoyment from this silly game is infinite and this time we brought in friend of the podcast and author, Sam Ernst. Enjoy, Sam's well thought out selections, listen in amazement at the wonderfully bonkers team Matt puts forth, and judge Peter's selection of Moby Dick as head coach.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4AHZsIP211yo6o4Y7m1Wsg

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We're back! Matt starts us off talking about a history of the Roosevelts. Then finally, after months of reading, we're ready to discuss Marlon James' novel “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.“ Overall, we were conflicted about the novel and go into our thoughts on the story, themes, writing, and more. Enjoy!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-104-Black-Leopard--Red-Wolf-His...

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Patriot Games | Tom Clancy
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Just posted a new episode over on our Patreon page! We're doing another thriller, which is quite frankly, thrilling. We nominated about 14 books and we are leaving it up to our Patrons to select what we do for the read-along. So head over there and check it out!

https://www.patreon.com/therewillbebooks

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Sisyphus's Joy | Michael Gilbert
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Making progress on my shelving project!

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Laurus | Eugene Vodolazkin
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New episode just dropped! We begin with Eugene Vodolazkin's novel, “Laurus,“ a book that we both liked and disliked for similar reasons. However, the novel did bring up many interesting topics to discuss and think about. Finally, we're back to nominating books for the August book club. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5RybRBW8eMxwXcagvczgNO

rwmg I may give Laurus another chance some day. I was coming down with Covidwhrn I read it and just didn't have the mental stamina for it 1mo
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Moving some books around. I worry I'm in over my head.

persephone1408 😂😂you can do it 1mo
vlwelser 😂 great book tag choice! 1mo
Therewillbebooks @vlwelser Nice catch! 1mo
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Episode 102 just dropped! We discuss Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, the author as celebrity, mythopoeic vs allegorical literature, and twitter hipsters. Please enjoy responsibly.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7LN6eqW5WLGJQ7Xrfeen9S

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Our episode on The Silent Patient is up over on Patreon. Frankly, we couldn't have chosen a better inaugural book for our “Thriller Corner“ series, wherein we select a thriller to read and then talk about it. Anywho, listen to us gush about the structure and pacing of The Silent Patient and vote on our next selection. Oh, also new subscribers will receive bookmarks in the mail!

https://www.patreon.com/therewillbebooks

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Happy to have our first thriller selection under our belts over on Patreon. We start with “The Silent Patient.“ I think we both agree it was a strong first selection but we wanna hear your thoughts. Did you see the twist coming?

*Note, this episode is full of spoilers so beware*

https://www.patreon.com/posts/thriller-book-1-70083593?utm_medium=clipboard_copy...

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Episode 101 The Fifth Business is now live! We discuss Robertson Davies' Jungian masterpiece and riff on the cleverness of having your initial book in a trilogy be “fifth business“ for the rest of the series. I also talk about how I accidentally hit my 3rd grade teacher in the face with a soccer ball. So, a little something for everyone!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0nn3i466RVMfEiNvNGAKXJ

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The main course for tonight is Robertson Davies' novel, “Fifth Business.“ The beginning novel of the Deptford Trilogy, we were recommended this novel by our listeners and boy were they right. We break down the plot and the themes and our favorite passages before discussing the fantastic ending. High recommend from us both. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0nn3i466RVMfEiNvNGAKXJ

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American Rust: A Novel | Philipp Meyer
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We can't quite believe it but we've hit 100 episodes! To celebrate, we've decided to have a relaxed look back on some of our favorite books, biggest surprises, and Matt's unaired thoughts! Thank you for listening and supporting us and we hope you enjoy the next 100 episodes!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-100-A-Celebration-and-Look-Back...

Ruthiella 🥳🥳🥳 congratulations! 2mo
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A Midsummer-night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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Just released episode 100 of There Will Be Books! Thanks to those who listen and/or engage with these posts. Pictured below are all of the books we've covered over the past few years. Thanks again and enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ziia0rp36roo6TY6LNndG?si=UuJRF8jVQZG5S_uYrcMud...

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For those of you with exquisite taste in both books and athletics we've been doing literary/sports episodes over on Patreon. In our newest episode we discuss baseball team names, what exactly constitutes cheating, the rigged 1919 world series and much more. Check it out!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/bourdain-plus-69316604

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Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany | Charles Portis, Jay Jennings
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Our new Masters of Atlantis/Charles Portis episode is out. We discuss the master and his masterpiece, sourdough starters, and the prevalence of con men in American life. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5YH73ujNacjT1zrMIYmn1O?si=iSf2OqSoQyuPIq0Dj1xRt...

bthegood love this photo - 3mo
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Masters of Atlantis | Charles Portis
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Tonight we're discussing Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis, a comedic romp full of memorable scenes and hilarious dialogue. Portis is most known for True Grit but we discuss why you shouldn't neglect reading his comedic novels. Matt discusses his favorite scenes and Peter enjoys the serious points Portis makes. Finally, we make the connection between Portis and the Coen brothers. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5YH73ujNacjT1zrMIYmn1O

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Truman | David McCullough
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Sniffing around some presidential biographies

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We begin with Matt's stories from vacation and then move into his review of Sally Rooney's novel, “Beautiful World, Where Are You.“ From there we begin the selection process for our new seasonal book, and with the help of fan nominations, we land on a great choice! Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7DWVyVmEnsaSWwAdXrXmIs

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Episode 98 is up and out! We select a new seasonal read and I review the audiobook version of the new Sally Rooney. Is it meant to be as funny as I found it? How much does that matter? Tune in to find out!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7DWVyVmEnsaSWwAdXrXmIs

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Prepping the next episode! We are choosing a new #seasonalread to replace Sometimes a Great Notion. Here are some (but not all) of the options!

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Wodehouse episode is up and out! Full of hilarious writing, memorable characters, and a prized pig, we discuss why Wodehouse is so beloved and what makes “Summer Lightning“ a good entry point into the vast Wodehouse bibliography. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3UMUXrGhHzOYwLS32QTcHJ

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Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse
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We talk Wodehouse in the latest episode, but we are also asking for suggestions for a new seasonal book. We usually pick something that's over 500 pages to spend a few months on. Let me know if you have any recommendations!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3UMUXrGhHzOYwLS32QTcHJ?si=IAmrhPjmQ12DZfbRqK0DK...

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Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse
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Wodehouse episode just posted! We do a deep dive on the Blandings Castle classic Summer Lightning and then generally discuss how delightful Wodehouse books are. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3UMUXrGhHzOYwLS32QTcHJ?si=kZsbRlcbTb-wpJ1BeZXLg...

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Leave It to Psmith | P. G. Wodehouse
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Working on the Wodehouse episode. I'm honestly a little bit nervous because I want to do The Master justice.

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This week's book contains mercenaries, marching armies, treachery, and a dangerous retreat. Part military history and part philosophical study, the “Anabasis“ by Xenophon has been studied and enjoyed for a variety of reasons. We delve into how a book written 2,500 years ago can feel so contemporary, and the many interesting things Xenophon has to say about the nature of leadership and military command.

https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e1k4bdf

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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView @The_Penniless_Author

1. I suppose that it's the same as the difference between a “work of fiction“ and a “novel“. One may seem fancier than the other but I think they are basically interchangeable.

2. I don't really write anything serious but (shameless self-promotion) I do host a podcast about books and writers/authors.

https://open.spotify.com/show/6A6hXZ7eaOG7BtHOSJpCTI

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Masters of Atlantis | Charles Portis
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Our new June book of the month selection episode is out. We discuss the merits of Pride and Prejudice (the movie) and Major League (the movie) and dig ourselves a hole TBR wise.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2wp6W1NEZJLsJZN7IYhxSq?si=WSp9W2kmR1yaKtjkqVyiW...

BethM The tagged book sounds awesome. 4mo
Therewillbebooks @BethM It is! It's one of the funniest things I've ever read. 4mo
The_Penniless_Author Masters of Atlantis is one of my favorite books. I had never read Charles Portis a year ago, and now he's one of my go-to authors. 4mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Major League is one of my top 3 sports movies. 4mo
Therewillbebooks @The_Penniless_Author That's how I feel about him too. Dog of the South is another favorite of mine. 4mo
Therewillbebooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Definitely in my top 5! 4mo
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Laurus | Eugene Vodolazkin
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What do you do when you have so many great nominations? You can't just pick one, so pick a few. And that is what we did listener, we know we have a mountain of books we're reading but what's better than adding more great selections?! Hopefully, you will join us in reading some if not all the books we've added to the TBR.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

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Looking for a June Book of the Month

Graywacke What an intriguing stack! 4mo
rwmg I thoroughly enjoyed the Deptford Trilogy. I started Laurus but didn't get very far before I DNF-ed it - which may have been due to me coming down with Covid at the time. 4mo
Therewillbebooks @rwmg Those are the two that I'm leaning towards doing. 4mo
jlhammar I loved Three Day Road (and his later novel, The Orenda). Good luck deciding! 4mo
Therewillbebooks @jlhammar Thanks! I loved The Orenda too. 4mo
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Two weeks ago Matt walked under a ladder, and the next day Peter had a kidney stone attack and Matt developed nerve pain. Coincidence? Maybe. So after a couple weeks of recovery we're back! And we're discussing a fantastic American classic, Sometimes A Great Notion by Ken Kesey. Join us as we dissect the indelible Stamper family and go into what makes this a classic. High recommend from us both. Enjoy!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

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We did it! After six months of reading and Peter's 4th kidney stone attack we have recorded and released our Sometimes a Great Notion episode for your listening pleasure!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

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Summer Lightning | P. G. Wodehouse
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We're reading Summer Lightning this summer!

Ruthiella I‘ve only read some of the Wooster and Jeeves books/stories but I think all his books must be comic genius! 😆 4mo
bthegood looking forward to the discussion 😄 4mo
bthegood looking forward to the discussion 😃 4mo
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Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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New Author Fantasy baseball episode is out now! If it sounds really dorky it's because it is. Still fun though.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hrzGltI5l8lVmtwYsw4Hx?si=94pYMQhkRNeJFHoLN2ZeB...

bthegood Listened and loved it - make a great day 🌞 4mo
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The Illiad | Homer
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Awhile back we created fantasy football teams with authors, we put a lot of thought and effort into this silly idea and we enjoyed it so much that we are back for baseball. Tonight, learn how much Matt loves this concept. Would he abandon everything and create fake author baseball teams all over the country? Maybe. We hope you make your own team and nerd out on this ridiculous idea. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hrzGltI5l8lVmtwYsw4Hx

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The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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Episode 92 just dropped. We talk a little Michael Connelly, Peter's water heater goes out, Westley the dog has a brief but loud cameo, and we select a May book of the month. It's available on all major podcast platforms. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3eFM8PTKgssg40BkqngJ05?si=rGpqbsarRzOSQczHBJ_yl...

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Masters of Atlantis | Charles Portis
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This is the official May reading list

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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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Some potential May reads for the podcast

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New Patreon episode is out!

We start by announcing our first selection for our Thriller Book Club, “The Silent Patient“ by Alex Michaelides. We're excited to read this book and talk about it with our Patrons over the coming month or so.

Next, we discuss a new sports book series, We look at different types of non-fiction and fiction baseball books and throw out some possible books to read.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/thriller-book-66060440

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New Patreon episode is up! We select an official thriller book club book and then talk a little baseball. Enjoy!

https://www.patreon.com/therewillbebooks

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Code of the Woosters | P G Wodehouse
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A very unorganized shelfie

LeslieO Oh! I spy a Dunnett! My favorite 5mo
Therewillbebooks @LeslieO I really liked Game of Kings! 5mo
TheLudicReader I kinda love that. 5mo
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