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  1. The Idle Book Club 23: Silence

    Evidence of Things Unseen didn't have a Kindle version.
  2. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

    So, it'll come out in five years and be below average?
  3. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    Do you have a link to that Shawn, Jeff and N'Gai podcast?
  4. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

    Any chance this podcast gets a re-boot in the new year? I'd even take a bi-monthly podcast about what you guys are reading, without the book club elements.
  5. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

    This is my assumption. I re-listened to the Summer Reads episode this morning because I had a bit of Idle Book Club Nostalgia.
  6. I love the Beethoven's 9th App. I also found an interesting article written by one of the developers. As a side note, their The Waste Land App is also excellent.
  7. Upcoming books you want to read

    My primary source for new books is the New York Times Book Review podcast (and the actual review itself, if I get around to reading it). It's the perfect length for a long Saturday or Sunday morning walk with my dog, and then I get home with one or two suggestions of things to read. Of course, it takes me longer than a week to get through most books these days (being old and married and all), so I inevitably fall behind. Still, it's great to listen to the authors and reviewers talk about their books, even if I don't get to read them eventually. Count me among those lucky enough to live near a great independent bookstore/cafe, although the cafe is technically separate, Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo. (Yeah, their website is horrid.) I do most of my reading on my Kindle, but I always stop in there to buy a physical copy of something and browse around. They also have a membership for $10 a year which I always buy on principal.
  8. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    I gave the book another shot, but I think it's not for me. I love history, and for a while I thought I could get into the story, then it just died in yet another chapter that took two hours to read. From the lack of a cast, and some hints on the regular old video games cast, it seems like Sean is struggling to get through it as well. I'm excited for The Sun Also Rises, though.
  9. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    I started reading this book, got about a third of the way through, and ran out of steam. I think part of the reason I didn't finish is that I don't have a strong enough memory of the history behind the era. I remember the basic facts, but not all of the intricacies. Anyone have a good summary of the history, that might compliment my reading?
  10. The Idle Book Club 3: Telegraph Avenue

    Did miss an update on when the cast is coming out?