The world has turned upside down. Thankfully for us here at BLB, and for most of our listeners, books are a comfort. Unplugging from reality and getting lost in a story can deter your attention from everything that’s been going on. In today’s shorter episode, Yuli and Sam chat about Escapes in Literature.
To match the world being upside down, we start off this episode backward with Besides Books. Next, we dive into each of our top escape books for when you are stuck at home. These are stories of nerve and endurance that continue to captivate readers. We might even read an entertaining excerpt to help suck you into a story! After intermission, we have a few quizzes to help us figure out what to read next. Make sure to check out Books Spotted, as sadly this will be our last one for a little while.
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Stay healthy, stay informed, and stay kind!
00:01:20 - Books bring us comfort.
00:04:01 - Escape Book #1: STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor
00:05:38 - Escape Book #2: ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
00:06:30 - Escape Book #3: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adam
00:07:35 - Yuli reads from Hitchhiker's Guide
00:12:50 - Escape Book #4: ANGEL'S AND DEMONS by Dan Brown
00:14:28 - Escape Book #5: THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS by Ursula K. LeGuin
00:15:50 - Sam reads from The Left Hand of Darkness
00:21:41 - Quiz #1 / Escape Book #6: THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
00:23:45 - Quiz #2 - Which Classic Is Your Perfect Match? Yuli: TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf
00:26:30 - Quiz #2 - Which Classic Is Your Perfect Match? Sam: 1984 by George Orwell
00:27:32 - Books Spotted: WE ARE THE WEATHER by Jonathan Safran Foer
00:29:30 - Books Spotted: SON OF A TRICKSTER by Eden Robinson
00:31:59 - Currently Reading: SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
00:34:20 - Currently Reading: HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD (CRESCENT CITY #1) by Sarah J. Maas
00:37:15 - Read Next: THE BOOK OF DISQUIET by Fernando Pessoa
00:39:25 - Read Next: WHO FEARS DEATH by Nnedi Okorafor
00:40:20 - Read Next: THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin
00:41:50 - Conclusion