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!

Inspiring Brontë Stories and Two New Books — 05 April 2024
Inspiring Brontë Stories and Two New Books — 05 April 2024
In this episode, we're excited about two books: How to Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin and Table for Two by Amor Towles. Then Mel explains how much she's loving the new Brontë Parsonage podcast.
Immersive Theater and Two New Books — 29 March 2024
Immersive Theater and Two New Books — 29 March 2024
In this episode, we're excited about two books: The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft and Why We Remember by Charan Ranganath. Then Dave shares his fun experience at Guys and Dolls.
Rambutan Restaurant London and Two New Books — 22 March 2024
Rambutan Restaurant London and Two New Books — 22 March 2024
In this episode, we're excited about reading new books on our TBR: The Morningside by Téa Obreht and James by Percival Everett. Then Mel tells us about an unforgettable Sri Lankan meal at Rambutan.
Stanfords Travel Bookshop and Two New Books — 08 March 2024
Stanfords Travel Bookshop and Two New Books — 08 March 2024
In this episode, we're excited two new books: Piglet by Lottie Hazell and Local: A Search for Nearby Nature and Wildness by Alastair Humphreys. Then Dave tells us about the awesome Stanfords bookshop.
Mel's Shakespeare Project and Two New Books — 01 March 2024
Mel's Shakespeare Project and Two New Books — 01 March 2024
In this episode, we're excited about two books: Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis and Transient and Strange by Nell Greenfieldboyce. Then Mel talks about how she's delving into Shakespeare.
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.
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