Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 95: 2017 in Review

It’s the start of the New Year, which means Whiskey Jenny and I get to do one of our very favorite podcasts: The year in review! We look back at what we read for podcast and what we read for pleasure; run down some of our bests and worsts of the year; revisit our 2017 resolutions to see how we did; and make awesome new resolutions for 2018. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player below, or download the file here to take with you on the go!

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Here are the time signatures if you want to skip around.

1:02 – What we’re reading
3:55 – Polar explorer update: Fridtjof Nansen
11:13 – Podcast reading stats
18:36 – Superlatives from our 2017 reading
32:37– Status update on 2017 resolutions
41:05 – 2018 resolutions
47:23 – Our next podcast read

If you want to learn more about the musical Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, you can do so here (it sounds amaze). If you want to learn more about serious badass Fridtjof Nansen, you can do so here.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
THIS IS A REAL MUSICAL BECAUSE GOD LOVES US AND WANTS US TO BE HAPPY

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Credits
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Theme song by: Jessie Barbour

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.53: 2015 Year in Review

The Jennys return in 2016 to recap our year in reading in 2015, highlight some bests and worsts among our podcast reads, and discuss our past and present New Year’s Resolutions. 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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Books discussed (in order of appearance)
(and not counting books we read for podcast)

Witches of America, Alex Mar

Books We Unexpectedly Loved

Moneyball, Michael Lewis (Whiskey Jenny)
Barbarian Days, William Finnegan (Whiskey Jenny)
Funny Girl, Nick Hornby (Gin Jenny)
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (Gin Jenny)

Books We Unexpectedly Hated

Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers (Whiskey Jenny)
ODY-C, Matt Fraction (Gin Jenny)

Books We Wish Had Gotten More Attention

Barbarian Days again! (Whiskey Jenny)
How It Went Down, Kekla Magoon (Gin Jenny)

The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon
Shadows of Sherwood, Kekla Magoon)
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
The Hole the Fox Did Make, Emily Carroll (webcomic)
Through the Woods, Emily Carroll
Check Please, Ngozi Ukazu (webcomic)
Beauty and the Beast, Megan Kearney (webcomic)

My Africa Reading Project

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

Here’s where Marlon James talks about his next project. Here’s Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan discussing their excitement for Marlon James. And also here they are angrily recapping The Slap and making fun of Jeremy Renner.

For next time: Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

Get at me on Twitter, email the podcast, and friend me (Gin Jenny) and Whiskey Jenny on Goodreads. Or if you wish, you can find us on iTunes (and if you enjoy the podcast, give us a good rating! We appreciate it very very much).

Credits
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall