the library of lost time!

Every week: two new books and an irresistible distraction.

Sure, you have important things to do. But it takes just a 10 minutes or so to learn about two upcoming book releases and something fascinating about the world.

The Library of Lost Time is a weekly podcast where we share two new book releases at the top of our TBR, then celebrate a fun book- or travel-related distraction.

Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts. Remember to visit your local library and your independent bookstore to lose some time yourself!

German Fairy Tale Route & New Books — 25 November 2022

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Wilhelmshöhe Bergpark, Kassel, Germany. Photo courtesy of Masoodaslami.de/Shutterstock.

In this episode, we get excited about two new books: The Secret History of Christmas by Bill Bryson and Wayward: A Novel (Wanderers Book 2) by Chuck Wendig. Then Mel takes us to the Germany of the Brothers Grimm. [transcript]

Fun Boardgames & New Books — 18 November 2022

Photo courtesy of Alina Demidenko/Shutterstock.

In this episode, we get excited about two new books: Galatea by Madeline Miller and Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami. Then Dave recommends three fun boardgames for the holiday season — or anytime. [transcript]

Bookish Advice from Dear Dorothea & New Books — 11 November 2022

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Photo courtesy of Quinton Coetzee/Unsplash.

In this episode, we get excited about two new books: The Cloisters by Katy Hays and The Best American Short Stories 2022 by Andrew Sean Greer & Heidi Pitlor. Then Mel recommends a new bookish advice column. [transcript]

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