Saturday, February 04, 2017

CloseReads - A Book Club Podcast

If you like to read and discuss books you might be interested in CloseReads.  The podcast is hosted by David Kern and in each episode he, Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh discuss portions of a book they have chosen to read and discuss together.

I discovered CloseReads around March of 2016 when I discovered the Circe Institute Podcast.

From the Circe webpage:
The CiRCE Institute is called to promote, model, and support classical education in the school, within itself, and in the home.
CloseReads is just one small part of Circe and recently they decided to set up a separate podcast feed for CloseReads for those that may only be interested in the CloseReads podcast.

I love listening to the book discussions on this podcast. Last year I read The Wind in the Willows and Pride and Prejudice so that I could better appreciate the discussions they were having about those books. They discussed The Wind in the Willows from May to September and Pride and Prejudice from September to December, so they take a while to get through books, but that gives you time to read so you can follow along with their discussions. I looked forward to each episode.

Presently they are discussing Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers, which is part of a mystery series. I'd never heard of the series but I'm thinking I just may have to check out more when I'm done this one. I'm loving it!

I'd love to hear from you if you decide to join in.