The Jennys foolishly discuss fictional schools, classes, and teachers, without the benefit of Randon’s presence; but we have a lot of opinions even without his two cents on what makes a good teacher. Then we review Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall (affiliate links: Amazon, B&N, Book Depository), which tore Gin Jenny’s heart apart and which Whiskey Jenny was not wild about. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.
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Here are the contents of the podcast if you’d like to skip around:
Starting at 1:14 – Book news! Patrick Ness has announced his new book, and Jules Feiffer has a new noiry graphic novel, which has–since recording–been well-reviewed by the New York Times Book Review.
Starting at 3:11 – We discuss schools in fiction. There is only one we’d like to attend ever, and that is Hogwarts. Wayside School is too unpredictable; Battle School is too unfriendly to ladies; and all the British schools from fiction sound horribly abusive and have convinced Whiskey Jenny and me that we can never ever ever raise children in the UK. Because Randon is not with us, he is not able to provide his list of four things that make a good teacher. He has a list of four things that make a good teacher, y’all. I won’t share them here because I think he should monetize them while also saving education in America.
At 26:16 – Whiskey Jenny and I have a brilliant idea for the next bestselling YA novel. Y’all are going to love it when we write it. Tell your friends.
Starting at 28:50 – We discuss Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall. Oh heavens I really liked this book. Please read it! And then come talk to me about it!
Starting at 49:56 – Listener mail! We love getting listener mail, so by all means email us at readingtheend at gmail dot com! Ask us questions, recommend us books — we crazy love hearing from you!
Starting at 51:16 – Whiskey Jenny recommends our book for next time: Nick Harkaway’s newest book, Tigerman. The review that talked her into reading it is on NPR Books.
54:25 – Closing remarks and outro
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall and comes from here.