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Literary Anything, our Marion Libraries podcast where we talk about anything literary and literary anything.

Latest Episodes

Episode 21 - Too Much Lip

Jayne and Paula were not prepared for the enormity of the themes tackled in this month's pick, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award, Too Much Lip. *Trigger warning. Themes of physical and sexual abuse discussed. Please skip to the 30 minute mark if you would rather avoid these topics. What Jayne had last month anticipated as a fun read the ladies find out is a complicated, fast paced, unflinching look at an Aboriginal family plagued by inter-generational trauma and abuse. There is lots to discuss and learn. Books discussed: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko The Yield by Tara June Winch Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder You by Caroline Kepnes Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand Our book for September is The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Happy reading!

46 MIN4 d ago
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Episode 21 - Too Much Lip

Library Through The Lens - Katherine Tamiko Arguile

In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast! Drawing from Katherine's own cross-cultural experience lived between Tokyo, London, and now Adelaide, Katherine's book explores the weight of intergenerational trauma through the eyes of a mother and daughter on a tortuous path to forgiveness. Unfolding in vivid Japanese settings, this story illuminates how different cultures navigate grief and memory, and what happens when we rediscover our ancestral roots.

60 MIN3 w ago
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Library Through The Lens - Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Episode 20 - My Friend Anna

This month's book has been described as "Sex in the City" meets "Catch Me If You Can" with Instagram filters. Jayne and Paula could barely wait to record the podcast so they could talk about the unbelievable grifter who is Anna Delvey and her one time BFF who wrote about her in My Friend Anna. Later, they dish about yet two more Trump books due out (one of them they decide they might actually read), and more. Books they mention: My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan Death by Shakespeare by Kathryn Harkup Movies they mention: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix) Inventing Anna (Netflix) Links to articles: The New York Times review of My Friend Anna: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/books/review/my-friend-anna-rachel-deloache-williams.html?smid=em-share The Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/31/anna-sorokin-delvey-new-york-socialite-scammer-criminal-case?CMP=share_btn_link Katherine Tamiko Arguile Library Through the Lens webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv-VGL0iNZE&list=PL2LeDvdThJyJYa4epr4REnNuVpqdq1iir&index=12 Next month they will be discussing Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko. Reserve your copy here: https://onecard.network/client/en_AU/marion/search/results?qu=too+much+lip+Melissa+lucashenko&te=&lm=LIB_MARION

55 MINJUN 30
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Episode 20 - My Friend Anna

Library Through The Lens - Pip Williams

In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast! Join the author who became a global sensation even before her debut novel was published, following an international rights frenzy that has not been seen for an Australian book since Markus Zusak's, The Book Thief. Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It’s a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape our experience of the world.

69 MINJUN 17
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Library Through The Lens - Pip Williams

Episode 19 - Year Of Wonders

You know Jayne's gotta be happy because this episode is jam packed with historical fiction! Paula breaks her habit of only reading books set in the modern era with not one, not two, but three of her reads this month. Find out how the ladies think the bubonic plague epidemic compares to our current COVID-19 situation when they discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. As always, you'll get the goss on the books everyone's talking about this month. Books they mention: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning Missing William Tyrell by Caroline Overington The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld The Spill by Imbi Neeme Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams The Ickabog by JK Rowling Normal People by Sally Rooney Stranger Country by Monica Tan The Weekend by Charlotte Wood The Testaments by Margaret Atwood The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel The Motion of Body Through Sp...

56 MINJUN 1
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Episode 19 - Year Of Wonders

Episode 18 - Maggie's Going Nowhere

Jayne deems our May pick Bridget Jones's Diary meets Muriel's Wedding and Paula wholeheartedly agrees. Tune in to hear the trials of Maggie Cotton that actually did make the ladies laugh out loud in Adelaide author Rose Hartley's debut novel, Maggie's Going Nowhere. Books they mention: Maggie's Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding Paris or Die by Jayne Tuttle Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid The Help by Katherine Stockett A Family Guide to Waste Free Living by Lauren and Oberon Carter Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaimen Missing William Tyrell by Caroline Overington The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams The Inner Self by Hugh Mackay The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy by Kathy Lette Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette TV & Movies they mention: Muriel's Wedding Good Omens Next month's book is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks and you can place a hold on the ebook or eaudiobook here: https://tinyur...

50 MINAPR 29
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Episode 18 - Maggie's Going Nowhere

Library Through The Lens - Annette Marner

In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast! Here is award-winning poet, novelist and former ABC radio broadcaster Annette Marner in conversation with author Jo Case, as she talks about her stunning new literary crime novel. A New Name for the Colour Blue is influenced by Annette's decades of reporting on male violence towards women and girls as a former current affairs broadcaster. Set between Adelaide and the southern Flinders Ranges, it won the Adelaide Festival's Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2018. Imprints Booksellers is taking online, email and phone orders for A New Name for the Colour Blue and offers FREE home-delivery within Adelaide from the foothills to the beach, and...

62 MINAPR 14
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Library Through The Lens - Annette Marner

Episode 17 - My Dark Vanessa

Our world has turned upside down since last month and we know that every one of us is grappling, trying to adapt to all the changes. Jayne and Paula discuss what it's like to still be working at the library without borrowers! Most libraries are currently closed but don't worry, the ladies highlight a list of options for accessing the library online. Then they jump into this month's selection. TRIGGER WARNING! My Dark Vanessa contains themes of abuse, particularly sexual abuse of a minor. Those who wish not to hear this part can still listen to the beginning but then please skip to the 35 minute mark. Note: at one point Paula mentions Hachette "authors" walking out in protest of Woody Allen's book. She misspoke and should have said "employees." Find out about all of the online services they discuss via our Facebook post, here: https://www.facebook.com/CityofMarionLibraries/photos/a.1094125443938847/3972379079446788/?type=3 Books they discuss: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell...

54 MINAPR 1
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Episode 17 - My Dark Vanessa

Episode 16 - American Dirt

Have you read American Dirt? Jayne and Paula decided to find out what all the fuss is about with this book being touted as "defining the migrant experience." They discuss the book, the controversy and more. Books they mention: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins The Crooked Branch by Jeanine Cummins The Help by Kathryn Stockett Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley Grown Ups by Marian Keyes The Break by Marian Keyes The Origin of Me by Bernard Gallate A Very Stable Genius by Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker She I Dare Not Name by Donna Ward The Phantom Price by Elizabeth Kendall with a contribution by Molly Kendall The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske Timmy the Ticked Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement by Magda Szubanski Links: Myriam Gurba article https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-with-fake-ass-social-justice-literature/ Buzzfeed article https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-...

54 MINMAR 3
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Episode 16 - American Dirt

Episode 15 - Dark Emu

There's been lots of controversy in Australia surrounding the inaugural Parliamentary Book Club pick, Dark Emu, or more specifically, about its author, Bruce Pascoe. Jayne and Paula dive into this non-fiction work that challenges the prevailing thoughts about pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians as hunter-gatherers. Links they reference: The Monthly article by Russell Marks: https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/russell-marks/2020/05/2020/1580868886/taking-sides-over-dark-emu TED talk by Bruce Pascoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqgrSSz7Htw&feature=youtu.be Books they discuss: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper The Nature of Things by Charlotte Wood The Nowhere Child by Christian White Inside Out by Demi Moore Happiness As Such by Natalia Ginzburg North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person Bunny by Mona Awad Grown Ups by Marian Keyes The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Our...

41 MINFEB 14
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Episode 15 - Dark Emu

Latest Episodes

Episode 21 - Too Much Lip

Jayne and Paula were not prepared for the enormity of the themes tackled in this month's pick, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award, Too Much Lip. *Trigger warning. Themes of physical and sexual abuse discussed. Please skip to the 30 minute mark if you would rather avoid these topics. What Jayne had last month anticipated as a fun read the ladies find out is a complicated, fast paced, unflinching look at an Aboriginal family plagued by inter-generational trauma and abuse. There is lots to discuss and learn. Books discussed: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko The Yield by Tara June Winch Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder You by Caroline Kepnes Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand Our book for September is The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Happy reading!

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Episode 21 - Too Much Lip

Library Through The Lens - Katherine Tamiko Arguile

In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast! Drawing from Katherine's own cross-cultural experience lived between Tokyo, London, and now Adelaide, Katherine's book explores the weight of intergenerational trauma through the eyes of a mother and daughter on a tortuous path to forgiveness. Unfolding in vivid Japanese settings, this story illuminates how different cultures navigate grief and memory, and what happens when we rediscover our ancestral roots.

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Library Through The Lens - Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Episode 20 - My Friend Anna

This month's book has been described as "Sex in the City" meets "Catch Me If You Can" with Instagram filters. Jayne and Paula could barely wait to record the podcast so they could talk about the unbelievable grifter who is Anna Delvey and her one time BFF who wrote about her in My Friend Anna. Later, they dish about yet two more Trump books due out (one of them they decide they might actually read), and more. Books they mention: My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens wow, no thank you by Samantha Irby The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan Death by Shakespeare by Kathryn Harkup Movies they mention: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix) Inventing Anna (Netflix) Links to articles: The New York Times review of My Friend Anna: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/books/review/my-friend-anna-rachel-deloache-williams.html?smid=em-share The Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/31/anna-sorokin-delvey-new-york-socialite-scammer-criminal-case?CMP=share_btn_link Katherine Tamiko Arguile Library Through the Lens webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv-VGL0iNZE&list=PL2LeDvdThJyJYa4epr4REnNuVpqdq1iir&index=12 Next month they will be discussing Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko. Reserve your copy here: https://onecard.network/client/en_AU/marion/search/results?qu=too+much+lip+Melissa+lucashenko&te=&lm=LIB_MARION

55 MINJUN 30
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Episode 20 - My Friend Anna

Library Through The Lens - Pip Williams

In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast! Join the author who became a global sensation even before her debut novel was published, following an international rights frenzy that has not been seen for an Australian book since Markus Zusak's, The Book Thief. Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It’s a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape our experience of the world.

69 MINJUN 17
Comments
Library Through The Lens - Pip Williams

Episode 19 - Year Of Wonders

You know Jayne's gotta be happy because this episode is jam packed with historical fiction! Paula breaks her habit of only reading books set in the modern era with not one, not two, but three of her reads this month. Find out how the ladies think the bubonic plague epidemic compares to our current COVID-19 situation when they discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. As always, you'll get the goss on the books everyone's talking about this month. Books they mention: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning Missing William Tyrell by Caroline Overington The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld The Spill by Imbi Neeme Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams The Ickabog by JK Rowling Normal People by Sally Rooney Stranger Country by Monica Tan The Weekend by Charlotte Wood The Testaments by Margaret Atwood The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel The Motion of Body Through Sp...

56 MINJUN 1
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Episode 19 - Year Of Wonders

Episode 18 - Maggie's Going Nowhere

Jayne deems our May pick Bridget Jones's Diary meets Muriel's Wedding and Paula wholeheartedly agrees. Tune in to hear the trials of Maggie Cotton that actually did make the ladies laugh out loud in Adelaide author Rose Hartley's debut novel, Maggie's Going Nowhere. Books they mention: Maggie's Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding Paris or Die by Jayne Tuttle Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid The Help by Katherine Stockett A Family Guide to Waste Free Living by Lauren and Oberon Carter Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaimen Missing William Tyrell by Caroline Overington The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams The Inner Self by Hugh Mackay The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy by Kathy Lette Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette TV & Movies they mention: Muriel's Wedding Good Omens Next month's book is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks and you can place a hold on the ebook or eaudiobook here: https://tinyur...

50 MINAPR 29
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Episode 18 - Maggie's Going Nowhere

Library Through The Lens - Annette Marner

In case you haven't heard, we have a series of webinars happening with our library service called Library Through the Lens. Find out more about it and book in here: https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/library-through-the-lens If you miss out or can't make the webinars, we will be recording some sessions and making them available for you here on the podcast! Here is award-winning poet, novelist and former ABC radio broadcaster Annette Marner in conversation with author Jo Case, as she talks about her stunning new literary crime novel. A New Name for the Colour Blue is influenced by Annette's decades of reporting on male violence towards women and girls as a former current affairs broadcaster. Set between Adelaide and the southern Flinders Ranges, it won the Adelaide Festival's Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2018. Imprints Booksellers is taking online, email and phone orders for A New Name for the Colour Blue and offers FREE home-delivery within Adelaide from the foothills to the beach, and...

62 MINAPR 14
Comments
Library Through The Lens - Annette Marner

Episode 17 - My Dark Vanessa

Our world has turned upside down since last month and we know that every one of us is grappling, trying to adapt to all the changes. Jayne and Paula discuss what it's like to still be working at the library without borrowers! Most libraries are currently closed but don't worry, the ladies highlight a list of options for accessing the library online. Then they jump into this month's selection. TRIGGER WARNING! My Dark Vanessa contains themes of abuse, particularly sexual abuse of a minor. Those who wish not to hear this part can still listen to the beginning but then please skip to the 35 minute mark. Note: at one point Paula mentions Hachette "authors" walking out in protest of Woody Allen's book. She misspoke and should have said "employees." Find out about all of the online services they discuss via our Facebook post, here: https://www.facebook.com/CityofMarionLibraries/photos/a.1094125443938847/3972379079446788/?type=3 Books they discuss: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell...

54 MINAPR 1
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Episode 17 - My Dark Vanessa

Episode 16 - American Dirt

Have you read American Dirt? Jayne and Paula decided to find out what all the fuss is about with this book being touted as "defining the migrant experience." They discuss the book, the controversy and more. Books they mention: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins The Crooked Branch by Jeanine Cummins The Help by Kathryn Stockett Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley Grown Ups by Marian Keyes The Break by Marian Keyes The Origin of Me by Bernard Gallate A Very Stable Genius by Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker She I Dare Not Name by Donna Ward The Phantom Price by Elizabeth Kendall with a contribution by Molly Kendall The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske Timmy the Ticked Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement by Magda Szubanski Links: Myriam Gurba article https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-with-fake-ass-social-justice-literature/ Buzzfeed article https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-...

54 MINMAR 3
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Episode 16 - American Dirt

Episode 15 - Dark Emu

There's been lots of controversy in Australia surrounding the inaugural Parliamentary Book Club pick, Dark Emu, or more specifically, about its author, Bruce Pascoe. Jayne and Paula dive into this non-fiction work that challenges the prevailing thoughts about pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians as hunter-gatherers. Links they reference: The Monthly article by Russell Marks: https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/russell-marks/2020/05/2020/1580868886/taking-sides-over-dark-emu TED talk by Bruce Pascoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqgrSSz7Htw&feature=youtu.be Books they discuss: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper The Nature of Things by Charlotte Wood The Nowhere Child by Christian White Inside Out by Demi Moore Happiness As Such by Natalia Ginzburg North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person Bunny by Mona Awad Grown Ups by Marian Keyes The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Our...

41 MINFEB 14
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Episode 15 - Dark Emu
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