Books Boys

Books Boys

Want some book reviews or book recommendations? Or do you not know what books even are? We've got you covered! On the last day of every month, a classic literature fan and artist (TheDean!), and a writer and world literature buff (PJ) get together to teach the new generation about books! They talk about what they've been reading that month, make some recommendations, and speak to authors who call into the show about their work! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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July 1, 2022 48 min

We had a lot of fun (and stress) making this one, it's Episode 21!

Join TheDean! & PJ as we give our wrap-up of the books we read in June, and the author Charles Salzberg (charlessalzberg.com) calls in to chat about his books. 



Books discussed include:

- Canary In The Coalmine (Charles Salzberg, 2022)

- Armadale (Wilkie Collins, 1864-6)

- History Of The Thirteen (Honoré de Balzac, 1833-4)

- Salammbô (Gustave Flaubert, 1862)

- La G...

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We had a lot of fun (and stress) making this one, it's Episode 21!

Join TheDean! & PJ as we give our wrap-up of the books we read in June, and the author Charles Salzberg (charlessalzberg.com) calls in to chat about his books. 



Books discussed include:

- Canary In The Coalmine (Charles Salzberg, 2022)

- Armadale (Wilkie Collins, 1864-6)

- History Of The Thirteen (Honoré de Balzac, 1833-4)

- Salammbô (Gustave Flaubert, 1862)

- La G...

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June 1, 2022 52 min

 Welcome to Books Boys Episode 20!!

We tried so hard to keep the runtime under 2hrs this month. TheDean! ventures into some more modern books, before taking refuge in dickens's deputy, and PJ sneaks in some 9th art to the reading list! We also have a surprise call-in from author Sharon Sutila to talk about her book The Stealing (thestealing.com)

Books discussed include:

- The Country Doctor (Honoré de Balzac, 1833)

- The House of t...

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June 1, 2022 56 min

 Welcome to Books Boys Episode 20!!

We tried so hard to keep the runtime under 2hrs this month. TheDean! ventures into some more modern books, before taking refuge in dickens's deputy, and PJ sneaks in some 9th art to the reading list! We also have a surprise call-in from author Sharon Sutila to talk about her book The Stealing (thestealing.com)

Books discussed include:

- The Country Doctor (Honoré de Balzac, 1833)

- The House of t...

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May 1, 2022 66 min

Books (and plays) discussed include:


- Far Away (Carol Churchill, 2000)

- Lost Illusions (Honoré de Balzac (1837-43)

- The Marriage Contract (Balzac, 1835) 

- The Marquess's Daughter (Alexandre Dumas, 1870)

- The Kindness Workbook (Robin Raven, 2021)

- Sidelined: How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health (Susan Salenger, 2022)

- Samurais of Fukushima: The Battle Of The Dead (Hugo Cukurs, 2018)

- Peer Gynt; Ghosts (Henrik Ibsen, 186...

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May 1, 2022 67 min

Books (and plays) discussed include:


- Far Away (Carol Churchill, 2000)

- Lost Illusions (Honoré de Balzac (1837-43)

- The Marriage Contract (Balzac, 1835) 

- The Marquess's Daughter (Alexandre Dumas, 1870)

- The Kindness Workbook (Robin Raven, 2021)

- Sidelined: How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health (Susan Salenger, 2022)

- Samurais of Fukushima: The Battle Of The Dead (Hugo Cukurs, 2018)

- Peer Gynt; Ghosts (Henrik Ibsen, 186...

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April 1, 2022 45 min

Welcome to episode 18! We are books men! TheDean! & PJ tell us about their March reads, and chat with the author Kemka Ezinwo about her book Captured Within (agneskaye.com)

Books Discussed include:

- Joseph Balsamo / Memoirs Of a Physician pt2 (Alexandre Dumas, 1846)

- Bouvard et Pécuchet (Gustave Flaubert, 1881)

- The Illustrious Gaudissart (Honoré de Balzac, 1833)

- Poetry Anthology (Miguel Hernandez, 1933-42)

- Captured Within (Ke...

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April 1, 2022 56 min

Welcome to episode 18! We are books men! TheDean! & PJ tell us about their March reads, and chat with the author Kemka Ezinwo about her book Captured Within (agneskaye.com)

Books Discussed include:

- Joseph Balsamo / Memoirs Of a Physician pt2 (Alexandre Dumas, 1846)

- Bouvard et Pécuchet (Gustave Flaubert, 1881)

- The Illustrious Gaudissart (Honoré de Balzac, 1833)

- Poetry Anthology (Miguel Hernandez, 1933-42)

- Captured Within (Ke...

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March 1, 2022 52 min

 Welcome to a fun positivity-filled episode where we loved all the books we read this month!! TheDean! & PJ chat about all their February reads and their recent excursions to bookshops together, give some recommendations, and interview our surprise guest, the author JS Latshaw (jlatshaw.com).

We close with "It's So Hard", used with permission, by the amazing Rachael Sage. 


Books discussed include:


- Winterset Hollow (J...

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March 1, 2022 60 min

 Welcome to a fun positivity-filled episode where we loved all the books we read this month!! TheDean! & PJ chat about all their February reads and their recent excursions to bookshops together, give some recommendations, and interview our surprise guest, the author JS Latshaw (jlatshaw.com).

We close with "It's So Hard", used with permission, by the amazing Rachael Sage. 


Books discussed include:


- Winterset Hollow (J...

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February 1, 2022 57 min

The Books Boys turn sweet 16! TheDean! and PJ (and Little Alfred) are back with another episode as we chat about what we have been reading in January, give some recommendations, play some music, Dean gets swindled by Dumas, and we speak with the amazing author Susan Ferber (susanfurberbooks.com) who surprised us with a call-in!


Books discussed include:

- Middlemarch (George Eliot, 1872)

- The Argonautica (Apollonius Rhodius, C3rd BC)

-...

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February 1, 2022 55 min

The Books Boys turn sweet 16! TheDean! and PJ (and Little Alfred) are back with another episode as we chat about what we have been reading in January, give some recommendations, play some music, Dean gets swindled by Dumas, and we speak with the amazing author Susan Ferber (susanfurberbooks.com) who surprised us with a call-in!


Books discussed include:

- Middlemarch (George Eliot, 1872)

- The Argonautica (Apollonius Rhodius, C3rd BC)

-...

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January 1, 2022 42 min

 Happy New Year from the Books Boys!

TheDean! & PJ chat about their December reading, give their top 3 books they reviewed in 2021, and interview author N. Daniel (ndaniel.us) who called in to talk about his brand new book Burn This City To The Ground 

Books discussed include:

- La Casa De Los Espiritus (Isabel Allende, 1982)

- Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, 350 BC)

- The War Of The Worlds (H.G. Wells, 1898)

- The Picture Of Dorian G...

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January 1, 2022 39 min

 Happy New Year from the Books Boys!

TheDean! & PJ chat about their December reading, give their top 3 books they reviewed in 2021, and interview author N. Daniel (ndaniel.us) who called in to talk about his brand new book Burn This City To The Ground 

Books discussed include:

- La Casa De Los Espiritus (Isabel Allende, 1982)

- Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, 350 BC)

- The War Of The Worlds (H.G. Wells, 1898)

- The Picture Of Dorian G...

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December 1, 2021 48 min

Hey hey it's Episode 14 of Books Boys! TheDean! & PJ catch up and chat about the books they've read in the past month. We also have a surprise call in from the author Juliet Rose (authorjulietrose.com)


Books discussed include: 

- A Clergyman's Daughter (George Orwell, 1935)

- The Histories (Herodotus, 430 B.C.)

- Relato de Un Naufrago (Gabriel García Márquez, 1955)

- Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End Of The World (Har...

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December 1, 2021 43 min

Hey hey it's Episode 14 of Books Boys! TheDean! & PJ catch up and chat about the books they've read in the past month. We also have a surprise call in from the author Juliet Rose (authorjulietrose.com)


Books discussed include: 

- A Clergyman's Daughter (George Orwell, 1935)

- The Histories (Herodotus, 430 B.C.)

- Relato de Un Naufrago (Gabriel García Márquez, 1955)

- Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End Of The World (Har...

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November 1, 2021 42 min

It's the 1 year anniversary show!! It's also Hallowe'en, and we have some treats in store for you. We review some Orwell, learn how to run, and talk to Jonathan Edward Durham about his amazing book Winterset Hollow (jonathanedwarddurham.com). Also hear about TheDean!'s trip to Madrid to scour the local bookshops. 

- Burmese Days (George Orwell, 1934)

- Coming Up For Air (George Orwell, 1939)

- You Don't Know Who Yo...

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November 1, 2021 47 min

It's the 1 year anniversary show!! It's also Hallowe'en, and we have some treats in store for you. We review some Orwell, learn how to run, and talk to Jonathan Edward Durham about his amazing book Winterset Hollow (jonathanedwarddurham.com). Also hear about TheDean!'s trip to Madrid to scour the local bookshops. 

- Burmese Days (George Orwell, 1934)

- Coming Up For Air (George Orwell, 1939)

- You Don't Know Who Yo...

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October 3, 2021 44 min

 It's the final month of our first year of books boys!


PJ keeps it light-hearted, while TheDean! gets very annoyed with Jane Austen and Virgil. We also hear from the lovely Sandy Barker (sandybarker.com) as she chats about her books.

Remember you can get all our extra shows like Play Boys, Caper Captains, Forensic Friends, Interviews with musicians and more at patreon.com/booksboys


Books discussed include:

- Emma (Jane Austen, 181...

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October 2, 2021 45 min

 It's the final month of our first year of books boys!


PJ keeps it light-hearted, while TheDean! gets very annoyed with Jane Austen and Virgil. We also hear from the lovely Sandy Barker (sandybarker.com) as she chats about her books.

Remember you can get all our extra shows like Play Boys, Caper Captains, Forensic Friends, Interviews with musicians and more at patreon.com/booksboys


Books discussed include:

- Emma (Jane Austen, 181...

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