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!

Hugo Award Winners & New Books — 23 September 2022

illustrated rocket ship landing on the moon

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Duran Duran: Careless Memories by Denis O’Regan and The Slow Road to Tehran: A Revelatory Bike Ride Through Europe and the Middle East by Rebecca Lowe. Then Dave highlights three books he was excited to see honored with Hugo Awards for sci-fi. [transcript]

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Traveling with Sleep Stories & New Books — 16 September 2022

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Photo courtesy of Roberto Sorin/Shutterstock.

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Ten Things I Hate About Me by Joe Tracini and Thistlefoot by Gennarose Nethercott. Then Mel explains how the Sleep Stories in the Calm app have taken her on adventures around the world. [transcript]

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Beautiful Street Art by NeSpoon & New Books — 09 September 2022

pink building with white lace mural
The facade of the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, France. Photo from artist's website.

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn and Fairy Tale by Stephen King. Then Mel takes us around Europe with the Polish street artist Nespoon. [transcript]

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Newfoundland Screech & New Books — 02 September 2022

a woman with her eyes closed kissing a fish in a bar with beer taps
Roxanne Logan of Johannesburg, South Africa kisses the cod as she's 'ScreechedIn' by Brian Day at Christian's Pub in St. John's, Newfoundland. Photo by The Canadian Press/Paul Daly.

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: these are the words by Nikita Gill and Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney. Then Dave explains the delightful tradition of newcomers to Newfoundland being ScreechedIn. [transcript]

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Shetland Series & New Books — 26 August 2022

photo of actor douglas henshall in a blue coat standing on a dock by the ocean

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva and A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers. Then Mel explains why she’s smitten with Detective Inspector Jimmy Pérez and the Shetland TV series, based on the books by Ann Cleeves. [transcript]

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Distraction of the Week

The Most Remote Island in the World & New Books — 05 August 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Kismet by Amina Akhtar and Alias Emma by Ava Glass. Then we think about running away to Tristan da Cunha, the world’s most remote inhabited island.

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Distraction of the Week

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