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A Long December

The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Release Date: 12/18/2018

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

After a summer break Candice and Steph are back to talk books, movies and music, with only a side of feminism and social justice. Candice read some books on break and Steph started a dance class. ** We were together in real space with lots of distance so there's a bit of a big echoey room sound, and lots of talking all over each other. We were excited. Deal with it. Books , , , & by Stephen King by Julia Shaw by Grady Hendrix along with , , Movies Just Mercy Trailer -   Trailer - Suspiria 2018 Trailer -   --- Find all of our past episodes at  Please leave us...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

This pandemic doesn't seem at all like the post apocalyptic books we've read in the past!There is way more sitting around reading books and watching movies and television shows from our younger years. Join Steph and Candice as a conversation about Lindy West brings them down the path of all the things we've revisted recently before we get to the monthly Stephen King update. Books by Lindy West by Arthur Conan Doyle by Stephen King by Stephen King by Paul Tremblay Podcast Links   --- Find all of our past episodes at  Please leave us a  and subscribe using your...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Steph and Candice chat Fox Mulder, critical thinking skills and 20th and 21st century popular music. Books: by Andrew Grant Jackson Links: of The Cars Just What I Needed (opens a Youtube video) Strong Songs Podcast on Switched on Pop podcast Timestamps: 3:00 There was an anti-mask protest near the bookstore; empathy and critical thinking 7:56 Fox Mulder is not the hero you think he is 10:30 It's okay to not be okay, but how do we move forward 16:00 The importance of routine 22:00 Reading as a habit that shakes up your habit 26:50 Podcasts vs radio 30:00 Gen X talking about music these days...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

From Grady Hendrix to habit forming to bananas? It's not as wild a ride as this description would have you believe. Candice and Steph check in on recent books and authors and how to be intentional with our time. Books by Grady Hendrix by Grady Hendrix by Stephen King by Fumio Sasaki Links by Grady Hendrix Timestamps 00:00 Intro and check in with Steph and Candice - what's new, what are you doing once businesses re-open a bit 08:16 Steph talks about books she's read and whether or not she can recommend them 09:45 Let's talk Grady Hendrix  21:00 What did women socially do before the...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Welcome to 2021! Steph and Candice do a mini year in review for 2020 and talk about the music and movies and restaurants they missed and the books and television and home cooking they didn't miss. Books edited by Hans-Ake Lilja by Stephen King Movies Midsommar - and how we relate to it now https://twitter.com/alexem/status/1339389665590185985 Links Spotify's business - Lilja's Library, a Stephen King fansite - Stephen King Ranked -   Timestamps 01:45 We start with music 11:30 Moving on to television and streaming services 16:00 Home cooking 18:00 Stephen King book club - Steph has a...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Why do we read? To get away, to learn, to watch other people without guilt. Why do we write? Let's be honest, Steph and Candice come to no conclusions about these existential questions, but they try. Books The Stand, The Green Mile, Needful Things, Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, Cell by Links Stephen King's accidental blindness on race - Timestamps 02:15 - What's NaNoWriMo? 07:00 - revisiting stories you already know 10:00 - taking time to think about what you are reading and watching 11:00 - The Stephen King Project 15:00 - Stephen King and the myth of meritocracy 22:00 - How our...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Halloween time has come around again... Steph and Candice take full advantage by chatting about spooky books and spooky tv shows. We also discuss whether or not people should be reading stories about the downfall of humanity, whether it be from viruses or robots. Books, television and other links - the proto crime podcast, as a television show of the 80s and 90s by Stephen King - the study described by the sociologist in the book, Glenn Bateman, is entirely fiction.  by Richard Matheson by Susanna Clarke  and the genre or rewriting classics with supernatural elements. , CFRU's...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

After an accidental summer off from recording Steph and Candice are back, much like school and in-store shopping at The Bookshelf! That's right the bookstore is open to the public 7 days a week from 11am - 6pm. But not to worry, they are still offering delivery, and if you know exactly what you want please consider for either delivery or pick-up and limiting the number of people browsing the stacks. We are all in this together and doing what we can to support each other! Books by Stephen King by Grady Hendrix by Stephen King by Chuck Wendig by Stephen King by Glory Edim Also follow the...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

Steph and Candice check in again on how life, work and entertainment is going during work from home times. Hint, it's a lot of television watching, way more than usual Listen along to hear what they've been watching, reading and maybe eating! Books by Mardi McConnochie by Omar El Akkad by Sarah Perry by Stephen King by Stephen King by Rebecca Tucker Links Movie commentary with friends from Candice's podcast, Read what Stephen King thought of , villain of Misery.  Timestamps 00:33 Intro 01:30 Missing movies with friends 05:50 Choosing what movies to watch 06:50 The Outer Limits...

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The Village Podcast from The Bookshelf

It will be a Mother's Day weekend to remember, and it's not because of the snow predicted to land in Southern Ontario over the weekend! You can't take your mom out for dinner or to see a movie this year, but you can treat your mom to puzzles, games, books, and wine! Or a Psycho movie marathon if you've got that type of mom (Candice does!) Books by Stephen King by Grady Hendrix by Grady Hendrix by Grady Hendrix by Sady Doyle by Roxanne Gay by Caitlin Starling by Hampton Fancher by Josh Berk and Saundra Mitchell by Summer Rachel Short by Sigmund Brouwer Movies - 70s serial killer...

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"Just do what you can, when you can", this and other words of wisdom from Steph this month as we struggle with the usual glut of holiday expectations.

Movies (and a few tv shows)

A Star Is Born, playing December 26 - 31

Bohemian Rhapsody, playing January 2 - 10

Suspiria, playing December 20 - 23 (not talked about in the episode, but if you've learned one thing from Candice it's to always go see horror films at the holidays)

It's A Wonderful Life, playing at limited Cineplex Galaxy Screens

Annihilation (opens a Youtube video)


Songbook by Nick Hornby

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to my Daughter by David Chariandy

I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Who's Who When Everyone Is Someone Else by C.D. Rose (It wasn't for Steph, but maybe it's for you?)

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele (This one also wasn't for Steph, but she enjoyed it like a guilty pleasure anyway)

Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Tekada (This one wasn't for Candice, but sure has been huge in the world of Graphic Novels)


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Jeremy Dutcher (opens a Youtube video)


Thank you to everyone who entered the Easter Egg Hunt. Have you watched the video yet? Watch it here. The answers and winner are announced in this episode.



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