Episode 110: #BookExpo 2019 Book Buzz

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In this episode, we talk about all the books we got excited about at BookExpo way back in May. Many are already available for you to buy from your local independent bookstore or borrow from your library! (See episodes 4864758889, and 96 for previous Book Buzz content.)

Links
Publisher Library Marketing Contacts
Diversify Your RA resource list

Bloomsbury
Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (March 2020)
The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss (October 2019)

Graywolf Press
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (November 2019)

Hachette
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews (Hachette Books, October 2019)
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Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton (Grand Central, Already out)
Akin by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown, September 2019)
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (Already out)
Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon (October 2019)
The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks (Little, Brown, Already out)
The Witches are Coming by Lindy West (Hachette Books, November 2019)
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (Little, Brown, September 2019)
Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (Orbit, November 2019)
The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thompson (Orbit, October 2019)
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (Orbit, Already out)

Harlequin
Followers by Megan Angelo (Graydon House, January 2020)
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The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox (Graydon House, September 2019)
American Love Story by Adriana Herrera (Carina, October 2019)
Moving Forward:: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America by Karine Jean-Pierre (Hanover Square, November 2019)
The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor (Park Row, Already out)

HarperCollins
The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton (Harper, September 2019)
Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin (Amistad Press, December 2019)
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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Avon, November 2019)
Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill (William Morrow, October 2019)
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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Ecco Press, October 2019)

Ingram
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (Grove Press, Already out)
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Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon (Counterpoint, Already out)
How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer (Greystone Books, October 2019)
The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri (Catapult, September 2019)
Deep River by Karl Marlantes (Grove Atlantic, Already out)

Macmillan
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron, October 2019)
Find Me by André Aciman (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2019)
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (October 2019)
Me by Elton John (Henry Holt, October 2019)
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Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Flatiron, September 2019)
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz (Tor, September 2019)
High School by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin (MCD, September 2019)
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani (Celadon, October 2019)

National Geographic
Almanac 2020 (September 2019)
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan (Already out) 

New York Review Books
Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones by Daniel Mendelsohn (October 2019)

W. W. Norton
About Us: Essays from the New York Times’ Disability Series (September 2019)
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty (September 2019)
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (September 2019)
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The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott (Already out)
The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino (November 2019)

Penguin Random
The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America by Karen Abbott (Crown Publishing Group, Already out)
The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames (Viking, Already out)
Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher (Berkley, November 2019)
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, September 2019)
Recursion by Blake Crouch (Crown Publishing Group, Already out)
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Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley, October 2019)
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (Ballantine, Already out)
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, January 2020)
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Dutton, Already out)
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, Already out)
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead, September 2019)
Blowout by Rachel Maddow (Crown, October 2019)
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, October 2019)

Quirk Books
The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman (October 2019)
We Are Here Forever by Michelle Gish (Already out)
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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger and  Melanie R. Anderson (September 2019)
Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer (Already out)

Simon & Schuster
Right After the Weather by Carol Anshaw (Atria, October 2019)
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah (Scribner, September 2019)
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria, Already out)
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal (Atria, Already out)
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The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (August 2019)

Soho
Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr (Soho Press, September 2019)
All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (Soho Teen, Already out) TEEN

Sourcebooks
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin (September 2019)
Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict (January 2020)
Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna (Sourcebooks Landmark, September 2019)
Yale Needs Women by Ann Gardiner Perkins (September 2019)

Sterling
Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History by Clifford Pickover (October 2019)
The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes
by Robin Robinson (October 2019)

Workman
Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz (Algonquin, October 2019)
Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump (February 2020)
Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling by Eric Nuzum (December 2019)
Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell (October 2019)

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Bach Cello Suites as performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Anna: The fifth movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony

Obsessions
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Shared: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
Anna: A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian, This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Alene: Frankly In Love by David Yoon

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Episode 54: Song Covers with @AmandaStretch

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In this episode, we talked about cover songs, because Hamilton Mixtape. We brought in @AmandaStretch, a librarian and musicologist, all the way from Japan to lend our conversation gravitas. Also, we made a playlist!

Links
The Atlantic: The Hamilton Mixtape, a Love Letter to a Love Story
The Hollywood Reporter: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teases Songs From Second ‘Hamilton Mixtape’
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Tom’s Diner
Nolo: When You Need Permission to Sample Others’ Music
Who Did It First?: Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll
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Buzzfeed: 31 Cover Songs That Didn’t Pull A “No Homo” By Changing The Pronouns
Trolls
Sing
Two Bossy Dames: Molly Weasley, Acoustic Guitar Crimes, and Additional Ephemera
Pitch Perfect (Pitch Perfect 2)
Weird Al
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Vitamin String Quartet
Roar” by Maco (Katy Perry)
Band of Gold” by Belinda Carlisle (Freda Payne)
Across the Universe” by Rufus Wainwright, Moby, and Sean Lennon
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The Voice
Love Lockdown” by Janina Gavankar (Kanye West)
Wrecking Ball” by Haim (Miley Cyrus)
…Baby One More Time” by Travis (Britney Spears)
Shake it Off” by Meghan Trainor (Taylor Swift)
The Baseballs
The Puppini Sisters
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift
Stairway to Heaven” by Dolly Parton (Led Zeppelin)
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Who Sampled

Napster: The 100 Best Muddy Waters Covers
Napster: The 80s Cover the 60s
Rebeat: 10 Covers of ’60s Songs That Were More Successful in the ’80s
Rebeat: 10 Covers of ’60s Songs That Hit #1 in the ’70s
Paste: 50 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals
Diffuser: 17 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals
Buzzfeed: 21 Cover Songs That Make You Realize How Amazing The Originals Were
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Musical Obsessions
Amanda: “Heaven is a Place On Earth” by Katie Thompson (Belinda Carlisle)
Anna: “Faint of Heart” by Tegan and Sara
Alene: “100x” by Tegan and Sara

Obsessions
Amanda: Japan (also: Japan), Habitica
Anna: Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
Alene: Crock-Pot

Amanda’s blog.
And do you know about Mango Languages? Use it free through your local library!

Episode 53: Movie Advisory and Best of 2016

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In this episode, we talk about movies we’ve seen since our last movie advisory (episode 35), share our picks for best of 2016, and squeal over what we’re looking forward to in 2017.

Links

Movie Advisory
Love and Friendship
Finding Dory
From The Washington Post: How Finding Dory and Finding Nemo Deal Beautifully With Disabilities
The Secret Life of Pets
Trolls
Kubo and the Two Strings
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
From Slate: J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Flirts With Gay Allegory. Its Sequels Should Go All the Way.
Witch, Please: Roaring Anachronisms and Where To Find Them
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Moana
From Bustle: Moana Kicking The Love Interest Storyline To The Curb May Not Be Something To Celebrate
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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Queen of Katwe
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Rogue One
Moonlight
From The Atlantic: Moonlight Is a Film of Uncommon Grace
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Best of 2016

Movies
Deadpool, Finding Dory, Love and Friendship, Moana, Moonlight, Trolls, Ghostbusters

Books
#libfaves16
American Housewife by Helen Ellis
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Behind the Throne/After the Crown by KB Wagers
Hold Me by Courtney Milan
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

Television
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Conviction, The Crown, Steven Universe, Supergirl Pending: Stranger Things, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Music
Soundtracks: Moana, Trolls, Hamilton, Hamilton Mixtape
Love You To Death by Tegan and Sara
Musical Obsessions Playlist

Other
Tater Tot Casserole (or this recipe)
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
Styling/Volumizing Powder
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In Memoriam

Looking Forward to in 2017

Movies
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Ghost in the Shell, Murder on the Orient Express, Hidden Figures, Fate of the Furious, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Despicable Me 3, Pitch Perfect 3, Beauty and the Beast, It, Baywatch, Power Rangers, Wonder Woman, Fifty Shades Darker, Before I Fall, Annihilation, Star Wars Episode 8
From E!: Movie Preview 2017: 84 Films You Should Know About in the New Year

Music
Spirit from Depeche Mode
Katy Perry, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Fergie, Icona Pop, Lorde, Taylor Swift
From Billboard: 2017 Music Preview: 40 Most Anticipated Albums

Books
Illuminae Files #3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Buried Heart by Kate Elliott (Court of Fives #3)
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
#fridayreads
Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman
Avon romance authors: Sarah Maclean, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Tessa Dare
From The Millions: Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview

Television
Star Trek Discovery, Emerald City, American Gods, Twin Peaks, Riverdale
From A.V. Club: The A.V. Club Tells You What to Watch in 2017

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Club Tropicana by Wham! UK (La Isla Bonita by Madonna)
Anna: Careless Whisper by Wham!, Freedom! ’90 by George Michael

Obsessions
Alene: Pusheen
Anna: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo