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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Release Date: 10/04/2022

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

As we head into the summer break Steph and Candice check in on how they are doing on their TBR lists. Steph's behind and Candice is ahead? Who saw that coming!? Lots of 90s and fan culture nostalgia in this months. See everyone in September! Books by Jordy Rosenberg,  by Cory Doctorow,  by Stephen King  by Clair Dederer  Movies Timestamps 00:00 Intro 03:35 I Saw the TV Glow and 90s nostalgia 15:00 Steph’s reading update 20:00 Candice’s reading update 38:40 Another Steph book   --- Find all of our past episodes at  Please leave us a  and...

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Steph updates us about the student event where they got to meet a number of local authors and hypes supporting the arts. Candice buys herself an e-reader. We also talk about managing TBR lists and go deep into both of our feminist books this month. Books by Arthur Conan Doyle  by Kalefa Sanneh  by Elamin Abdelmahmoud  by Rob Harvilla  by Anthony Doer  by Risa Dickens and Amy Torok  by Leslie Kern  by Stephen King   by Huda Fahmy  by Ben Nadler  by Laura Ingals Wilder  Movies Trailer (NSFW)   Trailer (NSFW)  Trailer...

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This month Steph and Candice chat about indoor kids versus outdoor kids, how to approach a potluck, and why some books go unfinished. Books by Richard Fisher  by Stephen King  by Anthony Doer  by Stephen King  by Gwion Raven  by Jenny Han  Links from The New York Times  Timestamps 00:00 -  Intro and chit chat 14:00 - Steph’s reading  20:00 - a Storygraph side bar about Did Not Finish books 27:00 - Stephen King Article breakdown 37:00 - Food talk 44:00 - Candice’s reading - she’s ahead of her goal!   --- Find all of our past...

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Steph read a book about women’s fitness this month which launched a lot of conversation about dancing, weight lifting, synchronizing with others. Meanwhile Candice is hoping the world gets saved in the next Stephen King novel on her to-read list. Books by Truman Capote by Rob Harvilla by Stephen King by Ursula K Le Guin  by Chelsea Vowel  by Charlie Huston,  by Danielle Friedman by Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Links Check out the !   Timestamps 00:00 Intro and new website launch 06:40 Candice’s reading update 16:45 Steph’s vacation and reading update 34:00...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Did someone say February was the shortest month? What’s that, February of 2024 is actually one day longer? Still not long enough to release the February episode in the month of February though apparently. Books by Dave Marsh  by Michele Faber  by Rob Harvilla  - by Waubgeshig Rice  by Tara McKenna  by Stephen King  by Stephen King  by Chuck Wendig  Movies Memento, Inception, Oppenheimer, Tenet, and Interstellar Trailer  Links podcast The Nominees   Timestamps Steph’s reading update - 01:00  Candice’s Reading update -...

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New year, same old Steph and Candice! Books by Chuck Wendig   & by Chuck Wendig   by Stephen King   by Michel Faber  Infused: Adventures in Tea by Henrietta Lovell Movies starring Nicolas Cage  starring Nicolas Cage  directy by David Fincher  directed by Sofia Coppola    Links Please use instead of Goodreads -    Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 02:07 - What are we reading? 37:30 - What are we watching? 47:00 - A discussion on how things are reviewed by the public and the Goodreads issue   --- Find all of our past...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

It's holiday season! Busy days, dark days, but ultimately fun. Candice and Steph check in one last time for 2023 to see how reading goals are going, and what's up for the month. See you all in 2024! Books by Erin Morgenstern  by Adib Khorram And sequel by Wab Kinew  And sequel    edited by Jeff VanderMeer  by Carl Honore  by Shawn Levy  Movies Napoleon The - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Priscilla . Playing at Bookshelf Cinema Dec 1 - 6 Elvis Marie Antoinette The Beguiled Timestamps 00:00 -   Intro and late life athletics 08:50 -...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

We’re back for the Fall! Summer “break” was quite busy for both Steph and Candice and extended into very busy Septembers, but we are back in time for Spooky season.   Special event  November 7th at 7pm book launch and conversation at the Cinema with authors Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the bookstore. Books by Sheridan Le Fans  by Stephen King  by Stephen King  by Stephen King  edited by Jeff VanderMeer  Movies Nightmare Alley & Cronos by Guillermo del Toro  Misery by Rob Reiner Silence of the...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Candice goes on much too long about how much the hot weather gets her down, while Steph reflects on how young people take care of each other in the hot weather and how we don't love enough. Books by Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes  by Julie S. Lalonde by Remica Bingham Risher  by Stephen King   by Henry Grabar ,  by Jason Guriel  by Danny Caine  edited by Rebecca Solnit  Movies Dirty Dancing La Bamba Young Guns II Family Ties The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Links Podcast    Timestamps 00:00 Welcome and catch up 13:30 Steph’s...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

How do you deal with being too busy - Steph and Candice reflect on the last month’s busy-ness and how they coped. Books by Stephen King by Bonnie Garmus Movies Inside Out as a touchstone for mental wellness - Movie clip showing class divide in the movie (curse words included) - Deleted dance scene as teased in the closing credits  - Trailer  (curse words included) TV Shows Picard Season 3 - Candice hates it - sorry fans, Star Trek and Star Wars stories can be about more than the original main characters! Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 01:00 On finding time for...

More Episodes

It's someone's favourite month and it's probably because of Halloween, or maybe Thanksgiving, or maybe just the cooler days and earlier nights. To celebrate The Bookshelf is hosting a bunch of events about just those things.

Steph and Candice catch up on all the scary stories they are reading and all the food they wish they could cook in this month's episode.


October 20th - Carrie and The Forbidden Body with author Douglas Cowan

October 26th - Film viewing and Author Interview with Nina Nesseth

October 18th - Author talk and cookbook samples with Emily Richards


The Forbidden Body: Sex, Horror, and the Religious Imagination by Douglas Cowan

Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films by Nina Nesseth

Best of Bridge Comfort Foods: Recipes for Family and Friends by Emily Richards

This Is What It Sounds LIke: What The Music You Love Says About You by Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas

Across The Void by S.K. Vaughan

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King 

and for the very big stans of the Dark Tower Series

Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the World of the Dark Tower by Beryl Evans

Secret Ingedients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink edited by David Remnick

Movies / TV

Spontaneous Trailer

Slash/Back Trailer

Bad CGI Sharks Trailer

Sharks of the Corn Trailer

The Bear Series Trailer

The Afterparty Series Trailer

A League of Their Own Trailer

Prom Night 3: The Last Kiss Trailer (with an excellent example of the school announcements right away!)


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