Ep 138 – Reading Books Set In Another Country

Episode 138

6th February 2020

Reading books set in other countries is good for you and you probably don’t do it often enough!

Episode notes

Brea and Mallory talk about reading books set in another country and give advice about library holds frustration! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

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Books Mentioned –

What We’re Reading –>

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer

The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders

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The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

Books Set in Other Countries!

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)

The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg (Cuba)

Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook (Australia)

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand by John Birmingham(Australia)

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (Bulgaria)

Little Gods by Meng Jin (China)

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)

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About the show

Do you love books? Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join hosts Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better on Reading Glasses, a podcast designed to help you get more out of your literary experiences.

As professional creatives and mega-readers, Mallory and Brea are experts on integrating a love of reading into a busy lifestyle. Listeners will get help for bookish problems, like how to vanquish that To-Be-Read pile and organize those bookshelves. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on reader dilemmas. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? No matter what you read or how you read it, Reading Glasses will help you do it better.

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