The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast header image 1


January 25, 2022 @ 6:35 pm

S. 6 Ep. 120 - A Doctor in the House with guest Kimmery Martin

Normally, we don’t repeat the same guests multiple times on the show (because there are so many great guests to feature), but we decided to ask Kimmery Martin back on the show for this episode. Kimmery is a trained ER physician who is now a full time author and her niche is medical fiction about female doctors. She is the author of 3 books: The Queen of Hearts, The Antidote For Everything, and her newest, Doctors and Friends. When she spoke with us last time in Season 2, she hinted at the manuscript she was working on about a female doctor during a global pandemic and the horrible decision she has to make about her children. That manuscript became Doctors and Friends.

We asked Kimmery on because we’re still knee-deep in COVID, and we had to know what it was like to write a novel about a pandemic just as an actual pandemic was moving around the globe. Plus, Kimmery contracted COVID which added another interesting layer to her work as a writer.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

1- The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
2- The Antidote For Everything by Kimmery Martin
3- Doctors & Friends by Kimmery Martin
4- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
5- Melville in Love by Michael Shelden
6- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
7- Tybee by Herman Melville
8- Until the End of Time by Brian Greene
9- My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee
10- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrass-Tyson
11- The Mist by Ragnar Jonasson
12- The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Shows mentioned--
1- Reservation Dogs (2021 on Hulu)
2- Reservoir Dogs (1992)
3- Station Eleven (2021, HBO)



Share | Download(Loading)
January 18, 2022 @ 8:30 pm

Season 6 Ep. 119 A Playground of Empathy with Guest Andrew Harris 1-19-22

This week’s episode features Andrew Harris, the producing artistic director at Stage One, a performing arts organization for children in our city. If you live in Louisville, you have either attended a Stage One production as a child or as the parent of a child, and the shows are always magical. Andrew chats with us about his career in theater, the unique attributes of children’s shows, and why children’s theater is essential to adult theater.

Stage One has a couple upcoming plays, which we discuss in this episode: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly at the end of January and early February and Dragons Love Tacos in March and April. Of course, with Omicron, things could change, so be sure to contact Stage One directly for updates.

Books mentioned--
1- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
2- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
3- Jamie Whatever by Keith McGill
4- Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly by Y. York
5- Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
6- The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gordichec
8- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (audio and book form)
9- Circe by Madeline Miller
10- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
10- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
11- The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher



Share | Download(Loading)
January 12, 2022 @ 6:40 am

Season 6 Ep. 118 Love is Hell with Guest Gwenda Bond

In this episode, we talk to Gwenda Bond, a New York Times Best-selling author whose scope of work includes middle grade and young adult fiction, most with definitive fantasy elements. Her most recent book published this past fall, however, is her very first adult rom-com, a paranormal romance titled NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY, that involves the son of Satan. An anticipated sequel is due to hit bookstores in April 2022.

Gwenda has vast experience in the literary world; she has published over 10 books, has been a writer for publisher’s weekly magazine, collaborated to write a serial podcast, and been chosen by the Duffer brothers, creators of the megahit Netflix series "Stranger Things", to write a novel that explores what Eleven’s mother’s story.

The thing that unites all these pieces is simple; it’s definitely not boring. Gwenda revels in the wacky and weird and she was a ton of fun to chat with this week.

Books discussed in this episode:

1- Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond
2- The Date From Hell by Gwenda Bond
3- Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
4- Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
5- The Supernormal Sleuthing Service by Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe
6- Lois Lane series by Gwenda Bond
7- Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond
8- The Birds by Daphne du Maurier
9- Monkey's Paw by W W Jacobs
10- The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
11- The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
12- A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
13- A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow
14- Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
15- Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
16- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Podcasts mentioned--
1- Dead Air by Gwenda Bond

Shows mentioned--
1- Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Share | Download(Loading)
January 4, 2022 @ 6:27 pm

The Perks of Being a Book Lover 2021Year in Review and What’s New in 2022 1-5-22

Carrie and Amy take a look back at books they read in 2021 and choose their favorites.  Plus, past guests from 2021 share their top reads of the year.

Books mentioned in this episode:

1- Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
2- The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson
3- This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
4- Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
5- Eat a Peach by David Chang
6- Lakewood by Megan Giddings
7- Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
8- Sick Souls, Healthy Minds by John Kaag
9- Once & Future Witches by Alix Harrow
10- Stone Sky by NK Jemisin
11- Whisper Man by Alex North
12- World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
13- Pax by Sara Pennypacker
14- The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
15- Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker
16- Speckled Beauty by Rick Bragg
17- As You Wish by Cary Elwes
18- Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
19- Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethaway
20- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
21- Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come by Jessica Pan
22- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
23- A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
24- The Hummingbird's Gift by Sy Montgomery
25- Piranesi by Susannah Clarke
26- Where I Can't Follow by Ashley Blooms
27- The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
28- Fox and I by Catherine Raven
29- Another Appalachia: Growing Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia
30- City of Brass by SA Chakraborty
31- Mordew by Alex Pheby
32- Lucia by Alex Pheby
33- The Storyteller by Dave Grohl
34- The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gordichec
35- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
36- She Wouldn't Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha
37- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
38- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
39- Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
40- The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry
41- The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson
42- Dune by Frank Herbert
43- Will by Will Smith
44- The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley
45- The Carrying by Ada Limon



Share | Download(Loading)
The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast
Loading Downloads



Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App