Sinopse

Bookworm Banquet is a program that aims to Satisfy Your Literary Cravings by offering up book reviews and author interviews on all genres of books with one caveat; the books must be family friendly. Our goal is to offer wholesome reading to our listeners, whether they are fiction or biography, current releases or classics, childrens books or books for older readers, we will review and discuss them all! JD and Nicole are avid readers who love talking about literature and would love for you to join the conversation.

Episódios

  • BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison

    BB33: Narrating Audiobooks, the Best Novel, and Revisiting Classic Literature with BJ Harrison

    15/04/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    Nicole and JD are joined by audiobook narrator, BJ Harrison, for the whole episode to talk about reading the classics, his approach to narrating audiobooks, and they also discuss what is the best novel in the world. BJ also shares about his invention, the hybrid audiobook, and more. Nicole's Fact is about famous writings from isolation and JD's Tip is another tool to inspire expanding your reading horizons.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/33Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee

    BB32: Review of The Mirror Lies by Sandy Brownlee

    29/01/2020 Duração: 32min

    JD is joined by guest host, Stephanie, who fills in for Nicole in this episode. We review the debut novel from Sandy Brownlee titled The Mirror Lies. This is a quick, enjoyable, light mystery novel that we really enjoyed reading. Also in this episode, Stephanie takes on the task of Nicole's Fact and she brings a coffee-related one (which is always a great idea) and JD's Tip is a tool to help get you into classic literature.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/32Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770http://ratethispodcast.com/bookworm

  • BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James

    BB31: Review of Synapse by Steven James

    04/10/2019 Duração: 49min
  • BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer  The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

    BB30: Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer & The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

    08/09/2019 Duração: 51min

    JD and Nicole each bring a review in this episode. Nicole reviews the speculative fiction book, Broken Angel, by Sigmund Brouwer and JD reviews the first novel in The Blackthorn Key series by Kevin Sands. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about chickens and the Yellow Brick Road and JD's Tip about a very illuminating book. We kick things off with an interesting appetizer and in the latter half of the episode, we taste-test two new bookworm-y custom tea blends from Adagio Teas. NOTE: This segment is about 8 1/2 minutes long so if this isn't your "cup o' tea" just skip ahead. :)Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/30Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick  All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

    BB29: Review of Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick & All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

    27/06/2019 Duração: 47min

    We're bringing you two book reviews today. Nicole is reviewing the spy comedy novella Red Rover, Red Rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick and JD reviews the literary fiction book All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner. These are two very different types of books but each is a great read in its category. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about author Agatha Christie and JD's Tip about how to get tens of thousands of ebooks for free. And we chat for a bit about cool bookshops and the lost art of letter-writing.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/29Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

    BB28: Review of Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

    29/05/2019 Duração: 46min

    We review the book that was our first introduction to author Charles Martin in today's episode. Send Down the Rain is the latest novel by Charles Martin and it just released in paperback in the past few months. This novel tells a heartwrenching tale of brokenness, deceit, and ultimately, redemption. We also ask about which five books you would choose if you could only save five books on the planet, Nicole has a Bookworm Fact about the top bestsellers of all time, and JD's Bookworm Tip is a resource for the book nerd.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/28Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters  Adapting Books for the Stage

    BB27: FPA’s The Screwtape Letters & Adapting Books for the Stage

    16/05/2019 Duração: 49min

    We break the mold a bit with this episode and rather than reviewing a book, we chat about adapting literature for the stage and we review the touring stage show of The Screwtape Letters presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts. This is an extremely well-done adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic that we encourage you to check out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact which covers a few things you may not have known about C.S. Lewis and JD's Tip is something he's never done before: a reading challenge to the listener.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/27Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright  Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

    BB26: Review of The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright & Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

    27/03/2019 Duração: 47min

    JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn, as Nicole is still out on assignment. Victoria reviews the latest release from Jaime Jo Wright and JD reviews a suspense thriller by an author he discovered via an ebook newsletter. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about accessing the world's largest library and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes again and brings a Bookworm Fact about a book that you read out of order.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/26Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight  The Chair by James L. Rubart

    BB25: Review of Resistance by Jaye L. Knight & The Chair by James L. Rubart

    27/02/2019 Duração: 35min

    Nicole is out on assignment so JD is joined on the show by author and Bookworm Banquet blog contributor, Victoria Lynn. Victoria brings a review of one of her favorite fantasy novels and JD reviews a spiritual thriller by a new-to-him author. Also in this episode is JD's Tip about an online tool to help you discover your next great book and Victoria steps into Nicole's shoes and brings a Bookworm Fact about a great bookish family tradition.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/25Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB24: Bookworm Banquet Goes to the VNSA Book Sale [Bonus Episode]

    BB24: Bookworm Banquet Goes to the VNSA Book Sale [Bonus Episode]

    21/02/2019 Duração: 25min

    In this special bonus episode, we invite you to come along with JD and Nicole to the VNSA Book Sale on February 9, 2019. We recorded on location audio on our way to the sale, while at the venue, and a recap after the event. The VNSA Used Book Sale is an annual event at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and we thought it would be fun to share our bookworm adventures with our podcast family.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/24Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB23: Enhance Your Reading, Trees Within Trees,  Quick Indie Spotlight - Sampler Platter #2

    BB23: Enhance Your Reading, Trees Within Trees, & Quick Indie Spotlight - Sampler Platter #2

    31/01/2019 Duração: 31min

    We bring you a mini sampler platter of appetizers and a quick indie spotlight in this episode. The spotlight is shined on Laura Guneot's short story titled Even in the Grey, we chat about ways to better your reading life and another unique library, and we present the obligatory Fact and Tip. Nicole's Fact is about authors and pseudonyms and JD's Tip is about an online shop for bookworm products.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/23Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB22: Review of A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson

    BB22: Review of A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson

    20/12/2018 Duração: 32min

    It's Christmas time so let's talk about Christmas stories! We share some of our team members favorite Christmas books and we review a brand new Christmas novella by prolific author Melody Carlson. The charming and heartwarming Christmas tale is called A Christmas by the Sea. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about an unwanted house guest and JD's Tip about one way to be a fashionable bookworm.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/22Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB21: Indie Author Spotlight Volume II: Naomi Jackson

    BB21: Indie Author Spotlight Volume II: Naomi Jackson

    11/12/2018 Duração: 28min

    Today we bring you another Indie Author Spotlight. We are happy to shine the spotlight on Naomi Jackson and her children's fantasy novel Otherworld: The Book of Things That Are. We also talk about our book nerd scores. And in this episode is Nicole's Fact about writing from what you know and JD's Tip about a novel remedy.Spreaker Notes:Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/21Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB20: Author Interviews from Just Read Local Author Fair 2018

    BB20: Author Interviews from Just Read Local Author Fair 2018

    29/11/2018 Duração: 49min

    In November 2018, the Phoenix Public Library hosted an event called the Just Read Local Author Fair. So JD decided to attend the event and see if he could find some books and authors to share with you. He met and interviewed four authors and learned about their work, both fiction and nonfiction. The four authors are Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick, Bill Carter, Rebekah Jones, and Timothy W. Moore. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about giving the bookworm way and JD's Tip is a way to help manage your personal library.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/20Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB19: Micro Libraries, Reading Is Healthy, Story Dispensers, and more - Sampler Platter #1

    BB19: Micro Libraries, Reading Is Healthy, Story Dispensers, and more - Sampler Platter #1

    26/10/2018 Duração: 35min

    We're bringing you something new today. We offer up a sampler platter of bookwormy articles that we found interesting. We talk about pop-up libraries, story dispensers, and why reading is healthy. We also are joined by Bookworm Banquet contributor and author, Victoria Lynn, to introduce you to a new feature on our blog. And as always, Nicole brings a Bookworm Fact and JD brings a Bookworm Tip.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/19Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB18: Review of A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano  Called to Protect by Lynette Eason

    BB18: Review of A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano & Called to Protect by Lynette Eason

    04/10/2018 Duração: 40min

    Once again we bring you two reviews in this episode. Nicole starts things off with a review of Lynette Eason's Called to Protect, a romantic thriller centered around a family of law enforcement officers. JD reviews A Rumored Fortune, a historical fiction offering from Joanna Davidson Politano. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about the greatest book ever written and JD's Tip about “walkin’ the bookworm talk”.Full show notes at http://www.bookwormbanquet.com/18Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB17: Review of River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart  The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker

    BB17: Review of River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart & The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker

    31/08/2018 Duração: 44min

    We've got a twofer for you today. Nicole reviews a novel titled River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart, a story set in pre-Civil War Kentucky. JD reviews the latest offering from Ted Dekker, his return to the Circle universe called The 49th Mystic. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about bookworm celebrations and JD's Tip about candles for bookworms.Full show notes at www.bookwormbanquet.com/17

  • BB16: Review of According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson

    BB16: Review of According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson

    14/06/2018 Duração: 34min

    JD and Nicole feature the novel According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson in the review segment of this episode. This is a fantastic thriller/suspense novel with some great heartfelt moments written in a beautiful literary style. And since the main character is a bookshop owner, there are lots of little tidbits scattered throughout the story for the bookworm to enjoy. But before the review, the hosts chat about how bookworms mispronounce words that they read before ever hearing them. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a book of epic proportions and JD's Tip about a great item for the bookworm who likes the outdoors.Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770Full show notes: http://bookwormbanquet.com/16

  • BB15: Indie Spotlight Volume I: Victoria Lynn  Angie Thompson

    BB15: Indie Spotlight Volume I: Victoria Lynn & Angie Thompson

    30/03/2018 Duração: 40min

    Today we present our first Indie Spotlight episode. The spotlight is shined on Victoria Lynn and her novel, London in the Dark and Angie Thompson and her novel, Bridgers. We are excited to promote these two independently published books and we are very grateful to both authors for submitting their books for consideration. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a famous West Point student and JD's Tip about a man who gave away his birthday.Full Show Notes: http://bookwormbanquet.com/15Get in touch with us!Email: [email protected] Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

  • BB14: Interview with Author Bill Myers  Review of Invitation by Myers, Peretti, Hunt, and Gansky

    BB14: Interview with Author Bill Myers & Review of Invitation by Myers, Peretti, Hunt, and Gansky

    04/01/2018 Duração: 38min

    The featured book in this episode is Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky which is the first book in the Harbingers series. But before JD and Nicole jump into the review, they are joined on the show by author and Harbingers creator, Bill Myers. They discuss the inspiration for the series, how the collaboration with the other writers worked and much more. There is no Bookworm Fact or Tip this time, but the hosts address some feedback from listener Alan.Full show notes at http://bookwormbanquet.com/14Connect with the show at http://bookwormbanquet.com/contact

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