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!

Notes from Three Pines Newsletter & New Books — 04 November 2022

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In this episode, we get excited about two new books: Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne and Last Call at the Hotel Imperial by Deborah Cohen. Then Mel explains why she thinks you’ll enjoy the newsletter devoted to all things Inspector Gamache. [transcript]


A Helpful Movie Website & New Books — 28 October 2022

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Street/Unsplash.

In this episode, we get excited about two new books: Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld and The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy by Moiya McTier. Then Dave talks about a website that provides ‘emotional spoilers’ for movies and TV. [transcript]


Nun Cookies in Spain & New Books — 21 October 2022

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Photo courtesy of Nancy Bauer/Shutterstock.

In this episode, we get excited about two new books: The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn and The Hero of This Book by Elizabeth McCracken. Then Mel shares her enthusiasm for cookies made by cloistered nuns in Spain. [transcript]


The Island Walk on PEI & New Books — 14 October 2022

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The Covehead Harbour Lighthouse on PEI. Photo courtesy of Tobias Negele/Unsplash.

In this episode, we get excited about two new books: The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mary and Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison. Then Dave explains why we should all book a trip asap to Prince Edward Island to explore The Island Walk.


San Marino & New Books — 07 October 2022

castle on a hill in san marino overlooking the forest
San Marino. Photo courtesy of Lorenzo Castagnone/Unsplash.

In this episode, we get excited about two books, one backlist and one new: Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver and This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You by Susan Rogers. Then Dave shares three reasons to put the tiny country of San Marino on your must-visit list. [transcript]


Rebecca The Musical & New Books — 30 September 2022

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In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland and The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt. Then Mel tells the twisty story of Rebecca The Musical on Broadway. [transcript]


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