It's mid-August and Trish has already reached her goal of reading 52 books this year, so Jess and Trish discuss her updated reading goals. In spite of this reading high, Trish shares her recent literary low when she realizes she's been mispronouncing a word for a long time. Jess and Trish then share their heartbreak about how deeply events went wrong in this month's read "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy, and how heartbreaking books that take place in India always seem to be. With two podcasts left to go, Trish and Jess pick favorite books to read for each other. Next month Jess has picked "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. 

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Direct download: 2017-08-TheGodOfSmallThings-lofi.mp3
Category:fiction -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

Before getting into their book this month, Trish and Jess discuss some of their recent reads and book purchases, including 2nd person novels where mothers disappear and turn into birds and old school detective novels that are disappointingly creepy. They then asses “In the Time of the Butterflies,” a gorgeous novel based on the true story of the Mirabel sisters and their part of the revolution in the Dominican against Trujillo. Trish and Jess announce their podcasting days are drawing to a close. They plan to end Podcast Unbound at their three year mark, which means they only have three recordings left. Next month, they read “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy.

(Music credit: “Books” by Minden http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

Direct download: 2017-07-InTheTimeOfTheButterflies.mp3
Category:historical fiction -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

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