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This episode we’re talking about Objectifying Books! We discuss how books make the places we live feel like homes, how and when we give away books, paperbacks vs hardbacks, judging books by their covers, book smells, arranging bookshelves, fake books, books as design elements, what we use as bookmarks, the underpants of a book, and more.
Plus: What we do with books that misbehave!
In this episode
Media We Mention
- Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men (podcast)
- X-Statix Omnibus by Peter Milligan, Mike Allred, and others (Amazon says it’s 3.5 Kg / 7.8 pounds)
- Books on my shelf that I have not read by Anna Ferri
- Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel
- The Wild Swans by Thomas Aquinas Maguire (blog post)
- The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen (Wikipedia)
- Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers
- The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Runaways, Vol. 8: Dead End Kids by Joss Whedon, Christina Strain, and Michael Ryan
- The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
Links, Articles, and Things
- Todd Klein talks about lettering Sandman and other Neil Gaiman comics
- In Defense of Dots: The lost art of comic books (original comic colours vs reprints)
- Colour In Reprints (more about comic colouring and reprints)
- Filling up the tower of books - Rintala Eggertsson’s ‘Ark’ book tower
- Book and Bed Tokyo
- Books published per country per year (Wikipedia)
- Dust jacket (Wikipedia)
- With Romance Novels Booming, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay (article about romance novel cover models)
- How Publishing’s Floral-Print Trend Came to Rule the World’s Bookshelves
- Design: Don't judge a book by its cover, particularly in France
- Bare Necessities: The Tale of the French Cover
- Do you keep books after you read them?
- Do you buy books to give to people?
- How do you organize your bookshelves?
- What do you do with dust jackets?
- Will you write us a rap to perform in episode 100? Please do!
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Join us again on Tuesday, April 7th we’ll be discussing the genre of Historical Fiction!
Then on Tuesday, April 21st we’ll be talking about recent media we’ve read, watched, or listened to.