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!

Chicken Soup Manifesto and Two New Books — 23 February 2024
Chicken Soup Manifesto and Two New Books — 23 February 2024
In this episode, we're excited about new books: The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai and Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange. Then Mel talks about cooking chicken soup from around the world.
2024's Unmissable Events and Two New Books — 16 February 2024
2024's Unmissable Events and Two New Books — 16 February 2024
In this episode, we're excited about new books: Strawberry Fields by Patrick D. Joyce and The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden. Then Dave shares the events worth traveling to in 2024.
A Valentine's Day Poem and Two New Books — 09 February 2024
A Valentine's Day Poem and Two New Books — 09 February 2024
In this episode, we're excited about new books on our TBRs: Everyone on This Train is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson and Fall Through by Nate Powell. Then Dave shares a lovely poem by Matthew Olzmann.
Judith Viorst & Alexander and Two New Books — 02 February 2024
Judith Viorst & Alexander and Two New Books — 02 February 2024
In this episode, we're excited about two new books: Broughtupsy by Christina Cooke and The Curse of Pietro Houdini by Derek B. Miller. Then Mel celebrates the birthday and work of author Judith Viorst.
Namibia Cam and Two New Books — 26 January 2024
Namibia Cam and Two New Books — 26 January 2024
In this episode, we're excited about new books: Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett and Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar. Then Mel shares her excitement about a webcam in the Namib Desert.
Planet Word and Two New Books — 19 January 2024
Planet Word and Two New Books — 19 January 2024
In this episode, we're excited about new books: The Fury by Alex Michaelides and Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge by Lizzie Pook. Then Dave recommends the delightful Planet Word Museum in Washington, DC.
New Podcast Recommendations and Two New Books — 12 January 2023
New Podcast Recommendations and Two New Books — 12 January 2023
In this episode, we're excited about new books: The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years by Shubnum Khan and Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree. Then Mel shares the podcasts that have captured her imagination.
The British Library Hack and Two New Books — 05 January 2024
The British Library Hack and Two New Books — 05 January 2024
In this episode, we're excited about two new books: The Lost Van Gogh by Jonathan Santlofer and North Woods by Daniel Mason. Then Dave shares the heartbreaking story of the hack on the British Library.
Reading Resolutions and Two Great Books — 29 December 2023
Reading Resolutions and Two Great Books — 29 December 2023
In this show, we're excited about two books: a quirky historical novel, Empty Theater by Jac Jemc and bestseller Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. Then we discuss great reading resolutions for a bookish 2024.
(Fun) Christmas To-Do List and Two New Books — 22 December 2023
(Fun) Christmas To-Do List and Two New Books — 22 December 2023
We're excited about two great books: One Woman Show by Christine Coulson and To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose. Then Dave recites a delightful poem from British poet Brian Bilston.
Celebrating Crustmas and Two New Books — 15 December 2023
Celebrating Crustmas and Two New Books — 15 December 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books: This Is Christmas, Song by Song by Annie Zaleski and The Bathysphere Book by Brad Fox. Then Mel gets daydreamy about the deliciousness of fresh toast.
Tabletop Game Recommendations and Two New Books — 01 December 2023
Tabletop Game Recommendations and Two New Books — 01 December 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer and The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez. Then Dave recommends three great tabletop games to play with your favorite people.
Proper British Beavers and Two New Books — 17 November 2023
Proper British Beavers and Two New Books — 17 November 2023
We're excited about two books: The Three Dahlias by Katy Watson and World Within a Song by Jeff Tweedy. Then Carrie from The Perks of Being a Book Lover celebrates beavers' return to the Thames.
Wes Anderson Shorts and Two New Books — 10 November 2023
Wes Anderson Shorts and Two New Books — 10 November 2023
We discuss The Future by Naomi Alderman and Watership Down: The Graphic Novel by James Sturm & Joe Sutphin. Then Amy from The Perks of Being a Book Lover recommends new Roald Dahl adaptations.
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