An exciting announcement, everybody! I have entered the world of podcasting – with no less than the wonderful Rachel from Book Snob.
Tea or Books? is the name of the podcast – in which we debate the difficult decisions of literature and reading. The title came to me because the idea of choosing between tea and books was such a difficult prospect (and luckily a decision I don’t need to make). The idea of pitting books, authors, and reading habits against each other seemed like a productive vein, and we’ve already had great fun debating.
The first person I thought of, when wondering whom to co-podcast with, was Rachel. I’ve been following her blog ever since it began, back in its Blogger incarnation, and we’ve met quite a few times in person – I thought she’d be perfect, given her taste in books and her hilarious humour, so I was absolutely thrilled when she agreed to co-host. Thanks Rachel!
In episode 1, we’re discussing books in translation vs. books in English set in other countries, and Emily vs. Charlotte Brontë. We’d welcome suggestions for future topics!
A couple other things…
- this will be available via iTunes soon, I hope, but the instructions how to get it there have rather confused me. I’ll work on it! And will update when it is. (ADDITION: David says “Those unable to wait for the podcast to be available via ITunes should be able to subscribe via any podcast player or feed reader using this link: http://www.stuckinabook.com/
- I’m aware that the sound quality definitely isn’t the best, so forgive us for that (I’ve already bought a new microphone) – hopefully our charm will carry us through episode 1… (helpful editing tips welcomed) N.B. reuploaded from the first try! A bit better now.
- Rachel’s having difficulty uploading to her blog, which might be the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org… any tips??