Monday, March 18, 2013

Ep #8 The Bad Girls (and Boys) of Literature

On episode 8 "The Bad Girls (and Boys) of Literature" Jared, Jeane, and Karena spill about recent forum activity including our Sherlock Holmes discussion. Karena shares her experience at an armchair read of the "odd" chapters of The Grapes of Wrath and Jared expresses his appreciation for TedTalks. CWAtC is coming to San Francisco on April 6th! More details to be announced. Then the hosts get into the nitty gritty of the bad girls (and boys) of literature in our first part of the series "Archetypes." What families made it on to the Top 10 literary families you'd like to live with? 

Also, listen for details on how to win an invite to  

Where My Bookmark and other books we mention: 

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*Note: the name of the group of performers of The "Odd" Chapters of The Grapes of Wrath is Willing Suspension Armchair Theater. 


Karena Fagan said...

Correction: The Valley of Fear would be the fourth full novel about Sherlock Holmes.

Jessica Bruce said...

Lucy, Susan, Edmond, and Peter are the children from Narnia (I have no idea how to pronounce their name either).

As for the Starks...I should have made a war on the polls and added another family from the Game of Thrones. I love the Starks but, due to the future books from that series, I would NOT want to be in their shoes at all. SO sad :(

I loved Grapes of Wrath! I am so glad I read it now, as opposed to, high school. I think Steinbeck has become one of my favorite authors. The amount of emotion and character study in his novels is breathtaking. He puts things in such a humbling perspective too. The chapter in the hamburger joint left me in tears (I am an emotional reader and movie watcher...kind of like method acting, if you will). My heart was broken and faith in humanity was squashed.

I think I am going to have to read The Night Circus asap!

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