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That Book is your guide to terrible good books and good terrible books.  You know that book: the one you see everyone reading on the subway, the one gathering dust on your stepmom’s nightstand, and the one that the library has twenty untouched copies of. Hosted by Hannah Weaver and Michael Goldsmith, readers with high expectations and low standards.  

By day, Hannah is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. By night, she can be found making a mess of the kitchen, insisting on taking a walk, and reading schmaltzy paperbacks from the public library. A Midwesterner by birth, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two cats.

Michael is an actor living in Brooklyn. Maybe you've seen him die horribly on shows like Doctor Who and Gotham, but he's mostly a theatre guy--having performed in London, NYC and across the US in all kinds of plays that aren't musicals. He blames books for everything good in his life (knowledge, etc.) and everything bad (bouts with childhood obesity).

May 21, 2019

Hannah and Michael talk Kalamazoo, old fav Danielle Steel, political book scandals, and the books on offer at the hairport.

Books Mentioned:

The Mueller Report

Melissa Caruso, The Tethered Mage

Gary Sinise, Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends; Normal People


Apr 23, 2019

We’re back for another chatty interlude! Michael and Hannah discuss rich authors, romance, real estate, and reading lists.

 

Books mentioned:

Jessica Knoll, The Luckiest Girl Alive

Alyssa Cole, An Extraordinary Union

Harlan Coben, Tell No One

Elizabeth McCracken, Bowlaway

Kate Atkinson, Transcription

Tara Westover,


Mar 19, 2019

Your faithful hosts pop in to talk travel hacks and why it’s worth traveling to eighteenth-century England. Plus, a dip into what we’re actually reading!

Books mentioned:

  • Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf
  • Samuel Richardson, Pamela
  • Bram Stoker, Dracula
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Saul Bellow, Herzog
  • Choderlos de...


Feb 12, 2019

We interrupt our hiatus to bring you a special TBC on Dan Mallory, best-selling thriller writer and Olympic-level scammer, whose shenanigans were recently exposed in The New Yorker. Plus we talk LA libraries, mail fails, and (according to Michael) the single most horrifying article published so far in 2019.

 

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Jan 8, 2019

White Whale time! Specifically George Eliot’s Middlemarch. Yes, Michael actually read the damn thing and Hannah read it for like the 60th time. Get their feelings about the book, some background on George herself, and a dose of what H & M are *actually* reading. Thank you for a great season two!!

Books mentioned: My...