037: That Time I Almost Did Something: The Read Across Lawrence Edition

We are welcoming Mr. Bradley Allen, director of Lawrence Public Library, on this episode of the podcast. Brad's here to help discuss this year's Read Across Lawrence pick, Sourdough. Learn about the power of reading and fermentation aaaand about making milk pickles. Can three Scorpios share one podcast? Oh jeez, tune in to find out... (also, vote for us for Best of Lawrence! #shamelessplug)

Two Book Minimum:


She Said / She Said / He Said: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

WHO WORE IT BETTER? Hardcover vs. Paperback:

We could share the regular blurb on the book jacket, but that's boring and THIS is not a boring book. Instead, we'll quote an NPR article because we fancy:

"Think of it like Candide without the pirates. And set in San Francisco.

Wait, that's not quite right.

It's like Fight Club meets The Great British Bake Off. It's like Fight Club if no one got punched. It's like Fight Club if Fight Club was written by someone concerned with a different, quieter kind of revolution, and if Fight Club was all about bread."

As always, we have some epic events going on for Read Across Lawrence. Here are just a few to whet your appetite: 

IN ADDITION TO READ ACROSS LAWRENCE, another amazing thing happened to us. Huge shout-out to Kate in Edinburgh, Scotland for the incredible letter, postcards, and handmade bookmarks. Thank you thank you thank you forever.  We are compiling a return package for you! 

2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019

Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.

This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, opens a new windowStitcher, opens a new window, or SoundCloud, opens a new window. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate