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Joined August 2020

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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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Prepping the Hogfather episode! This was the first Discworld novel I've read and I have to say that I feel sort of abashed that it took so long. It's very British, very funny, and right up my alley.

Ruthiella I only read my first Discworld book last year and feel the same! Totally my sense of humor and why did I wait so long? 😆 7h
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Waiting patiently for the dog to walk by. Not out of fear, but in order to swipe at his nose

SRWCF 😹😹😹 1d
jon_dottingly I want to scratch that cat's ears. 1d
Therewillbebooks @jon_dottingly You may get swatted in the attempt 1d
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Burr: A Novel | Gore Vidal
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A charming array of books featuredin our latest episode.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5kTpothxZjn2fddqmWXAdm?si=pmKJBM39Q523IdY6TttOA...

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The Beginning Place | Ursula K. Le Guin
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New episode is out! We head into the New Year with a full head of steam. We review the subtly wonderful Ursula K Le Guin's The Beginning Place and choose a book to read for January. The slate of potential reads was very strong (almost too strong) and we left some good candidates on the cutting room floor. Enjoy!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-80-Le-Guin-and-January-Nominati...

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Important Announcement! In celebration of the upcoming NFL Playoffs, we are running a little pick-em contest. Each participant fills out a bracket and the most accurate receives a prize (hint, it's a book!) E-mail me at willbebooks@gmail.com or just comment here if you're interested. Also, we are unlocking a few of our football episodes over on Patreon!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/56068487

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Some potential January reads

KCofKaysville @Therewillbebooks Wodehouse is a lot of fun. 😌 1w
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Lonesome Dove (Classic) | Larry McMurtry
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Winner of Best Character in the 2021 There Will be Books Book Oscars.

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The Wicked Pavilion | Dawn Powell
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The winner of Best Writer for this years There Will Be Books 2021 Book Oscars! The cover is very misleading as to the actual content of the novel.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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To celebrate the 2021 year in reading we recorded a special Book Oscars episode!
With categories ranging from Best Character, Most Competent, Best Writer, and Best Book we discuss the merits and qualities of all the books we read last year. It was very fun to record and I hope you enjoy listening to it! #bookoscars

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-79-2021-Book-Oscars-e1chau1

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Tiny the Snow Dog | Cari Meister
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Happy New Year!

Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 3w
Gissy Happy new year! 🎉🎊🍾 3w
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Just released our Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy episode. It's a very complex and subtle book and le Carre kind of just pushes the reader into the deep end, and you do have to do your share of the work, figuring out what's going. Still, it's very enjoyable for all that. Tune in to hear us discuss both the book and movie versions!

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I hope everyone had a magical Christmas. Just wanted to pop on and let you know that we just released our Die Hard episode over on Patreon. We do address the “is it a Christmas movie or not“ controversy but we don't get too caught up in it. Mostly we discuss the film and story structure and the nature of the holidays and Alexis de Tocqueville and whatnot. It's good stuff! Check it out.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/published

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Merry Christmas everyone!

AmyG So sweet. Merry Christmas 🎄 4w
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Found this gem in one of those free book bins!

Suet624 Ooohhh, lovely! 1mo
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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New episode just dropped! We discuss cookies, modeling, pathos, and select a December #botm. It's all there. Everything you want and more from a book podcast. Enjoy!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-77-December-Book-Club-Nominatio...

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Sorting through these, trying to find a new December read.

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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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Just released our episode on Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger. Pictured is Peter, who lost a bet with yours truly, and now has to wear a moustache for a week. I think he should keep it.

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

BarbaraBB Great picture! The mustache suits him! 1mo
wanderinglynn I second @BarbaraBB Great photo & the mustache looks good on him. 👍🏻 1mo
JamieArc What a great photo! 1mo
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Just released our new subscriber exclusive episode on Patreon! We finalize our bookclub read along and talk a little sports, a little sports gambling, and make a few wagers on an upcoming game. Enjoy!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/football-book-59492975

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One of the old books I rescued from my parents basement. Published in the 1890's.

SolaRaynor Nice save! 2mo
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This is the book haul I landed from my parent's basement, as discussed on our most recent episode!

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Brand new episode is up and out! We reminisce about working retail during the holiday season and then do a live book haul as I dig through some old books from my folk's basement. It's more fun than you'd think. Enjoy!

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tpixie Fun! 2mo
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Essays | George Orwell
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New episode just posted! We select a November #botm, discuss spy stories and essay collections, Peter lets us know one of his deepest fears, and I do a two-second Sean Connery impression. It's very much worth your while if I do say so myself. Enjoy!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-74-November-Book-Club-Nominatio...

shawnmooney Oooh, your podcast was news to me! I just subscribed and look forward to checking it out! 2mo
bibliothecarivs I read Penguin Modern Classics' collection of Orwell's essays for the first time recently and it was fantastic. It went immediately into my all-time top ten. 2mo
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Gonna sift through these and find a good spy novel to read for November

Ruthiella The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is the excellent! 2mo
SolaRaynor “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold“ was incredible :) 2mo
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Just released our episode on The Turn of the Screw. I enjoyed it. Peter thought the writing was a little antiquated and got bored. What do you all think? Oh, and to those who've read it, do you think the ghosts are real or just in the governesses' mind?
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Blueberry I definitely liked the miniseries based on it last year better. The Haunting of Bly Manor. 2mo
Therewillbebooks @Blueberry I've been curious about that adaptation. I'll check it out 2mo
Vansa This is one of my favourite novellas.Haunting and atmospheric,he writes so evocatively you feel her stress and fear.As for if the ghosts are real,I'm paraphrasing Dumbledore, if course they're all in her head, but does that make them any less real?Henry James is a genius 2mo
Therewillbebooks @Vansa I like that interpretation! 2mo
batsy I feel like I'm one of the few who loves this so it's great to read your take, @Vansa ! Perfectly summed up. 2mo
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House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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Just released our House of Mirth episode! It's one of the best books I've read all year. Tune in to hear our thoughts on Lily Bart, Edith Wharton, upper crust New York in 1905, and the state of literature in general.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-72-The-House-of-Mirth-e19kolf

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Our new Patreon episode just posted! We're doing a football book club read along! In this episode we present several books for your consideration and then we'll turn around and vote on which one to read. Patrons get an equal vote!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/football-books-58077402?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&...

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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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New episode is up and out! We choose a new long seasonal book to read, and Peter reviews the new Richard Powers. (spoiler, he wasn't impressed). Enjoy!

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The Lonesome Dove Series | Larry McMurtry
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Just a reminder that our new Lonesome Dove episode is out. Look at all these notes I made for it! It's about 90 minutes long too, so feel free to listen in two or three lil chunks. Thanks!

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

Suet624 Such a great book. Can‘t wait to listen to this podcast and hear your thoughts. 3mo
Therewillbebooks @Suet624 😁 I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Blueberry I just listened to your Lonesome Dove podcast. Really good! The whole book series is so fantastic. You won't be disappointed. Of the 4 books I gave 3 of them 5 stars and 1 I gave 3 stars. Definitely will be reread some day. 2mo
Therewillbebooks @Blueberry Thanks! Which book was the 3 star? I was thinking of doing Dead Man's Walk next 2mo
Bklover Listening to this podcast now. I read LD in 1985 when it came out and it‘s been my favorite ever since. I go back frequently to it to visit them all if you know what I mean. Have always been a tiny bit in love with Gus! Loving the podcast! 2mo
Therewillbebooks @Bklover Thank you so much! Gus is my favorite too. Also a big fan of Clara 2mo
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Just released our Lonesome Dove episode! We review the classic Pulitzer winner and discuss the old west, time travel scenarios, and dish on our favorite (and not so favorite) characters. I love Gus and Clara and hated July Johnson. Tune in to hear more of our thoughts and if you've read the book (or seen the series) let me know your thoughts/favorite characters.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-70-Lonesome-Dove-e18rkaa

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Made a nostalgia purchase recently. Loved this book as a kid.

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Last Man | Mary Shelley
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Just posted our new episode! We choose a creepy October book and Peter gives us his final thoughts on the new Sally Rooney. Oh, and breakfast cereal enters into the mix too. Please enjoy responsibly.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-69-October-Book-Nominations-Fin...

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Good night!

hannah-leeloo Look at that fluffy belly 😍😍 3mo
Reagan 😻 3mo
Gissy So cute😻🤎🤎🤎 3mo
Tera66 So beautiful 😍 3mo
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Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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Looking for a creepy book to read for our October book club.

Ruthiella The Sarah Waters‘ title is good. 😱👍 4mo
Therewillbebooks @Ruthiella Yeah! I've heard it's creepy 4mo
Michael_Gee That is our horror book club‘s next pick after 4mo
Cathythoughts I loved Little Stranger 👍🏻 4mo
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Blood's a Rover | James Ellroy
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New episode is up and out! We talk a little James Ellroy, a little Sally Rooney, a little MacArthur Genius grant, and we make our super bowl picks. It's good stuff. Check it out.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

jessinikkip Is it just the audio or am I overlooking an option for a written transcript? 4mo
Therewillbebooks @jessinikkip Just the audio. It's also on Spotify though 4mo
jessinikkip OK, then I will have to check to see if the spotify platform offers transcript/captions. Thanks :) 4mo
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Peter is now reading this, which I'm happy about as I have some trepidation. He'll be like a scout, reading ahead and reporting back.

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Flashman/Royal Flash | George MacDonald Fraser
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The Royal Flash episode is up and out! Please enjoy responsibly.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-67-Royal-Flash-e17omi8

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Flashman/Royal Flash | George MacDonald Fraser
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Just recorded our episode on Royal Flash, the second novel in the Flashman series. The episode should be out tomorrow. The book itself is excellent and more fun than the first one. More swashbuckling and adventure, though our protagonist is only along for the ride reluctantly.

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End Zone | Don DeLillo
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Got a new Patreon episode up. It's a football episode. We preview the season, make some bets, and give our Chiefs/Broncos predictions. Check it out if that's your thing!

https://www.patreon.com/creator-home

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Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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New episode is out! We choose a September book of the month from amongst the pictured tomes. We also discuss psychology, bildungsroman, and oddly enough, Al Gore. Enjoy!
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IMASLOWREADER edith wharton is one of my favorite author and age of innocence is my all time favorite book (edited) 4mo
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Bluebeard | Kurt Vonnegut
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A random shot of books I've been meaning to read but have yet to get around to. The sight fills me with a bittersweet sense of optimism and regret.

Ruthiella Main Street is fantastic. 😀 Bluebeard was my first Vonnegut but I remember nothing about it now except that it was about an artist/painter. (edited) 4mo
Therewillbebooks @Ruthiella Love Vonnegut. Realizing now that it's been about a decade since I've read anything by him. 4mo
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Got this as a gift recently. It's very cool.

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Looking at reading one of these for our September book of the month. Gonna try and read a neglected classic.
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New episode just dropped. We talk about our recent book hauls, astrology, nicknames, and much much more. Enjoy!
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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Just released our Confederacy of Dunces episode! I absolutely love the book, Peter was a little more hesitant to enjoy it, but he's kinda like that. It's a good episode though, full of thought-provoking ideas and tasteful discussions of theology and geometry

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Just released our Catcher in the Rye episode. It was fun revisiting the book as an adult. Most people I know who love it read it when they were 13. How old were you when you first read it? And if you've revisited it since then what did you think?

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MadelineMcCrae I think I was fifteen or sixteen when I read it, and I remember enjoying it. 5mo
Ruthiella We read it as juniors in high school so I would have been 15. I related to Holden as a teen. Don‘t know if I would now...🤔 5mo
RebL I read it differently each time. As a teen, this book was everything. I wanted to name a son Holden! By my thirties, I couldn‘t believe what a phony Holden is. Lol. 5mo
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KathyWheeler I was in my late 20s or early 30s and thought Holden was whiny and obnoxious. 5mo
cmastfalk I think I read it at 15/16. Did not like it at all. My son read it at 16/17 and really likes it. I haven‘t revisited it. 5mo
BookNAround I read it at 11 and didn‘t like it. I reread it for school at 14 and still didn‘t like it. 5mo
jpj7474 In my opinion most books are better appreciated in adulthood where you have more of a perspective on the work, it's literary & social impact, etc.... Unfortunately for me as a teen I saw much of this as something I had to read for school as opposed to enjoying it 5mo
Therewillbebooks @jpj7474 yeah, most of the books I had to read in high school were like that 5mo
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The Wicked Pavilion | Dawn Powell
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Just released our Dawn Powell episode. She is, hands down, the most underrated American author of the 20th century. Tune in to hear us gush about The Wicked Pavilion!

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Ruthiella Interesting! I have a copy of The Locusts Have No King on my TBR! 5mo
Therewillbebooks That one is very good too! 5mo
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New episode is out right now! Very fresh. We select an August book of the month, I drink a Dr. Pepper, and I tell a fascinating story about getting cut off in traffic. Best thing you could conceivably do with your time would be to listen to it.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-61-August-Book-Nominations-e15g...

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Trying to choose an August Book of the month

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New episode just “dropped.“ We talk a little Lance Armstrong, doping, Vikings, Wodehouse, DeLillo, and Wild Cherry Pepsi. It's eclectic but in a good way.

https://anchor.fm/peter-murphy8/episodes/Episode-60-Killing-Time-at-the-Info-Des...

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen | P G Wodehouse
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Just finished this. Wodehouse's last finished novel (published as The Cat-Nappers in the United States) and I loved it. As delightful as any of the other Jeeves/Wooster stories, I'm racking my brain for another author who published something as consistently funny and good in their 90's.