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!

A Sneaky Socialite and Two New Books — 07 July 2023
A Sneaky Socialite and Two New Books — 07 July 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two new books for summer — The Only One Left by Riley Sager and The Art Thief by Michael Finkel — then Dave shares the amazing story of the gilded age socialite Ida Wood.
Postcard Pen Pals and Two New Books — 30 June 2023
Postcard Pen Pals and Two New Books — 30 June 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two new books — 100 Places to See After You Die by Ken Jennings and What the Dead Know by Barbara Butcher — then Mel gets enthusiastic about postcards from around the world.
A Celebration of the Big Bang and Two New Books — 23 June 2023
A Celebration of the Big Bang and Two New Books — 23 June 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two new books for reading fun — Return to Valetto by Dominic Smith and National Dish by Anya von Bremzen — then Dave shares a delightful poem about wonder by Reina del Cid.
The Literary Fun of '80 Days' and Two New Books — 16 June 2023
The Literary Fun of '80 Days' and Two New Books — 16 June 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two new books — Unpacking for Greece by Sally Jane Smith and Europe by Train by DK Eyewitness — then Mel gets excited about adaptations of Around the World in 80 Days.
Shakespeare's First Folio and Two New Books — 09 June 2023
Shakespeare's First Folio and Two New Books — 09 June 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two new books for reading fun — The Power of Saying No by Vanessa Patrick and Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum — then Dave shares fun facts about Shakespeare's First Folio.
1917 Pulitzer Prize and Two New Books — 02 June 2023
1917 Pulitzer Prize and Two New Books — 02 June 2023
In this episode, we get excited about The Tumbling Girl by Bridget Walsh and The West: A New History in Fourteen Lives by Naoíse Mac Sweeney, then Mel shares highlights of the first Pulitzer Prize winners in 1917.
Literary Street in Vilnius and Two New Books — 19 May 2023
Literary Street in Vilnius and Two New Books — 19 May 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books — Tasting History by Max Miller and This Isn't Going to End Well by Daniel Wallace — then Mel transports us to a street in Vilnius, Lithuania that's made for book lovers.
Jeremy Anderberg Recommends Shepherd.com and Two New Books — 12 May 2023
Jeremy Anderberg Recommends Shepherd.com and Two New Books — 12 May 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two new books — The Lioness of Boston by Emily Franklin and The Partisan by Patrick Worrall — then guest Jeremy Anderberg shares a fun website to find great new-to-you titles.
The Forty Elephants Girl Gang and Two New Books — 05 May 2023
The Forty Elephants Girl Gang and Two New Books — 05 May 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books — a dysfunctional family novel and a memoir from a beloved American poet — then Dave tells the tale of remarkable women involved in the London's criminal underworld.
How to Find Your Favorite Poems and Two New Books — 28 April 2023
How to Find Your Favorite Poems and Two New Books — 28 April 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books — a historical novel about the first lady Pinkerton detective and an epic nonfiction sea adventure — then Mel shares tips for getting great poetry into your life.
Charlotte Brontë's 'Emma' and Two New Books — 21 April 2023
Charlotte Brontë's 'Emma' and Two New Books — 21 April 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books — a novel set in a mid-Western family restaurant and a fresh take on Southern Gothic — then Mel shares her excitement about an unfinished Brontë novel that got finished.
Adopt-a-Listener Month & Two New Books — 14 April 2023
Adopt-a-Listener Month & Two New Books — 14 April 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two book releases — a moody Gothic romance and a swashbuckling adventure story — then Dave talks about how to help your non-podcast-listening friends become podcast fans.
Exclamation Points! & Two New Books — 07 April 2023
Exclamation Points! & Two New Books — 07 April 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books: Jane & Edward by Melodie Edwards and Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto. Then Dave invites us to get nerdy about punctuation.
The Regency Cook & Two New Books — 31 March 2023
The Regency Cook & Two New Books — 31 March 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books: The Girl with Twenty Fingers by Kate Mueser and White Cat, Black Dog: Stories by Kelly Link. Then Mel introduces everyone to the man teaching modern foodies how to cook like Jane Austen.
Best of Shetland Islands & Two New Books — 24 March 2023
Best of Shetland Islands & Two New Books — 24 March 2023
In this episode, we get excited about two books: The Company by J.M. Varese and Sweet Enough: A Dessert Cookbook by Alison Roman. Then Dave shares stories from a recent trip to the Shetland Islands.
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