The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast

The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

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December 3, 2021 50 min

It was a Dark and Stormy night... so that means it's a perfect night for reading! Especially getting cozy with a mystery. My guests today host the It was a Dark and Stormy Bookclub Podcast! I've been a fan of theirs for a couple of years, and was a bit star struck to have them on the podcast today. 

We sit down to discuss our favorite genre of mysteries as well as give tons of recommendations for your TBR lists. Some of the ...

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Happy Halloween everyone! To help celebrate this spooky time of year, I'm joined today with author Juno Jakob. We both are devoted fans of Ray Bradbury, and we talk about him and his influence on our lives.

Juno has also written a new book for YA called The Halloween Book - it is going to be released on Halloween day, and it's perfect reading for the kids in your life. Perhaps this Halloween you could hand out copies of the...

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October 22, 2021 81 min

 Today's episode is pretty special. First of all, we are celebrating 10 episodes! Wooo HOO! Also, the entire episode is on video - I'm slowly trying to learn new skills and this was fun to put together. And finally, I have two very special guests on the podcast: CJ Corl, author and writer of the upcoming podcast series "Simply to Die For". Joining her is actor Joe Morales who plays a character in the podcast. I have...

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Have you ever wondered how classic Victorian writer H.G. Wells would have imagined the end of the world? OK, that's a pretty specific topic, but that is what I'm reading to you today in this episode. Today's episode is actually taken from a YouTube video I released earlier this week. If you don't know about the YouTube channel be sure to check it out!

In today's story, scientists discover a new, bright object in...

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Hello! Today I have a very special guest on - Rita Maria Martinez, author of the Jane Eyre inspired poetry collection, "The Jane and Bertha in Me". Rita joins me to discuss Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, and the impact stories and words can have on us. I enjoyed talking with Rita - and I know you will enjoy hearing the episode.

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite Victorian novels. Charlotte Bronte wrote it in 1847 - and yet it st...

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Today we're getting fancy and we're looking at poetry. Art is joined by poet Cendrine Marrouat and they explore poetry. If you struggle with understanding poetry or how to understand poetry - you will definitely want to hear this episode!

Find Cendrine Marrouat online: https://creativeramblings.com/
After the Fires of Day is available now: https://bookshop.org/a/56283/9798201060961

Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodys...

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It’s all about science fiction today on The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast! Sci-Fi takes up a significant portion of my bookshelves, how about yours? 

Today I interview a very special guest, the Hugo award nominated (and winner!) author Naomi Kritzer. She has two stories up for nomination this year at the Hugoes - “Monster” and the marvelous “Little Free Library”. Join me today as I talk to her about her writing journey (persistence pays...

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We have a supersized episode today! We're going to be taking a closer look at Elizabeth Gaskell today!

I want to thank everyone for sticking with me through the delay I had in posting last week. Life got crazy, but I'm back with an extra long episode for you today.

First off, I'll give you some plans I have for some personal reading I'll be doing for booktube's "Victorian October" (aka #Victober), and then...

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The plot thickens! Welcome to the 2nd portion of this week's story, The Grey Woman by Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell. Last week we left our heroine trapped in a marriage to an unpleasant, toxic man who mysteriously comes and goes, keeps her cut off from her family and friends, and prevents her from exploring different sections of the house.

In this episode, among other things, Anna gets some surprising news, and we find her...

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Welcome back book friends!

In today's episode I talk about what I've been reading and give some reading recommendations for you. Then I begin reading Elizabeth Gaskell's gothic tale, The Grey Woman.  A Victorian woman  traveling through Europe comes across a striking portrait of a lady known as The Grey Woman. The story she uncovers about the woman in the portrait may have been written in 1861, but it's themes still ...

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August 20, 2021 50 min

In today's episode of Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast, We continue our exploration of Victorian  writer, Elizabeth Gaskell. Today, I read to you her charming morality tale, "Hand and Heart". It tells the story of little Tom Fletcher and begins with his desire to have "a great deal of money" in order to be able to do good deeds. His mother teaches him that money isn't necessary to be able to show kindness to others...

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Hello book lovers! Welcome to the first episode of Bookshelf Odyssey. Today's story is a classic creepy Victorian ghost story - The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell. 

I hope you enjoy the story - let me know if there's a story you'd like me to share or talk about on an upcoming podcast. And let me know what you're reading! Regular episodes start weekly August 27th or thereabouts. 

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What is the Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast? Take a listen to find out about a brand new podcast coming in August 2021!

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