Monday, August 31, 2009

Episode Six

Our silliest episode yet. You rate it. For silliness only. For some reason we just couldn't quit giggling, and yet, we manage to discuss bookish type things for up to 10 minutes! Formidable! (Said with French accent, or it doesn't work). Affirm Press, Father's Day reading, the Melbourne Writers' Festival, and extra cheese...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The 21st Century Bookshow Episode 5

Hi folks. Well, we missed an episode last week on account of the excitement at the Melbourne Writers Festival currently going on but we've returned. Here we revisit a few bits and pieces from a couple of weeks back and have a little chat about the festival and our prize winning author Steven Amsterdam (and his book Things We Didn't See Coming, which just won the Age Book of the Year!). Also, at some point, it sounds as though Zoe is saying "of course all the lovely authors don't go to the festivals..." This is supposed to be the opposite, something more like, "all the unlovely authors don't go to the festivals", but something happened to those crucial two letters of the alphabet and they didn't show up for work at that exact moment. So hopefully you get what on earth she's talking about. It certainly explains why Lou is looking at Zoe a little nonplussed, which Zoe is used to by now, and she can understand why. Perhaps all their conversations should be recorded.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The 21st Century Bookshow Episode 4

Episode Four of the Twenty-First Century Bookshow sees Lou and Zoe settling into the general idea of being in front of a camera and talking about books. Also, we said we'd provide a link to Readings - so here it is: Tell them we sent you, they'll look after you (or they'll look at you blankly, wondering what on earth you're talking about - but rest assured they'll look after you anyway).

Sunday, August 2, 2009

21st Century Bookshow Episode Three 4.8.09

Incredibly, some 62 people - and possibly even more - checked out our little web-vision show last week, and that classifies as encouragement to us. So here we are, back for another week of mumbling and totally unscripted book babble. This week we discuss three excellent additions to the Australian literary landscape: Andrea Goldsmith's Reunion, Ashleigh Sievwright's The Shallow End, and Jeff Sparrow's Killing.