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'Tis the season for scares and eating

The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Release Date: 10/04/2022

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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...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Steph and Candice start with a regional conversation about moving around neighbourhoods, but end up bringing it to the esoteric about self and relationships. They also talk memoirs and horror, more Stephen King, AI, and somehow even Hallmark movies. Books by Osman Yousefzada   by Remica Bingham-Risher   edited by Joe Vallese  by Jeanette Winterson  by Stephen King  by Victoria Hetherington  Movies - Hallmark Channel  - scene of child creating emotional bond with an AI doll - CW terrifying AI, Parent Death Timestamps 3:00 Catch up with Steph’s move...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Steph and Candice did not watch a movie together this month, but still had lots to catch up on, including the upcoming Oscar Awards, the new Grady Hendrix novel, and the many stories by and about women that they are reading or planning to read this month to celebrate Women's History Month. Books  &  &  by Grady Hendrix  by Stephen King by Andromeda Romano-Lax   by Remica Bingham-Risher by Anais Granofsky  by Rebecca Solnit   by Anne Rice Movies Elvis Women Talking The Fablemans Top Gun Maverick Everything Everywhere All At Once Fast and the Furious...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Steph recommits herself to skiing, and Candice recommits herself to reading Stephen King novels. And they both get their 3 Laws of Robotics wrong, sorry Isaac Asimov! Books by Stephen King by Rainbow Rowell by Kassandra Montag by Alex DiFrancesco Movies   California Split - short film , , , , , , ,   Links Some Stephen King podcasts - , , (a Guelph based podcast!) Timestamps 00:00 Intro and Stephs skiing adventures 05:00 Candice's Stephen King update 14:00 A quick Star Trek: Discovery side bar conversation 16:15 Thoughts on the film Corsage 21:27 Candice and Steph's M3gan...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Welcome to 2023! Steph and Candice round up a few of their hopes for the new year and what they will be focusing on. Not resolutions per say, but plans. Tell us your reading or non-reading resolutions for this year by sending us an email at . Books by Meik Wiking , , , & by Stephen King by Susanna Clarke by Neil Gaiman & both by Chuck Wendig by Joanna Kavenna Movies   Links Daily Planner Daily Planner Follow Candice on and Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 02:00 Getting out to see more movies 13:00 The Menu review 23:00 Plans and planners for the new year 33:00 Reading self help...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

December took us by surprise. It snuck up so fast both Candice and Steph feel like they missed November. But with the long nights and darker days, everything is getting a bit more gothic and introspective. Books by Zeba Blay by Oliver Burkeman   by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan   by David Sedaris  by Sarah Smarsh by Alice Walker  by Robertson Davies  by Sheree Renee Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight - Movies Movies and TV by Grady Hendrix on Prime  - Youtube Trailer by Christopher Pike and Mike Flanagan - Youtube Trailer Links...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

It's an oversized episode all about the books we bought, were gifted, or otherwise acquired this month Books by Stephen King by Douglas Cowan by Marie Helene Poitras by Chelsea Wakelyn by Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar by Kelly Robson by Neil Pasricha by Meik Wiking by Carmen Spagnola by Jane Jacobs by Neil Craton M.D. by Nora Ephron by Ellen Raskin Movies series of films - Youtube Trailer Divided opinions on (Youtube Trailer) and (special effect in question) - Youtube Trailer **CW: deals with suicide and depression - Youtube Trailer - Youtube Trailer - Youtube Trailer...

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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