Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve been staying safe and warm this wintry week. As always we’ve been reading for our 50 Book Pledge and writing about our favourite books. And, of course, our Bookmarks posts are here to recap what happened in the bookish world in the past week! Well, you know we love to share happy news, links, and photos, but I’m sorry to inform you that this week we’re starting off with something a bit grim…
1. A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 is Coming!
More unfortunate events? It’s true! The Baudelaire children will have to suffer a little bit longer as it was announced this week that Netflix has signed up for a second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. See the announcement here and learn more about the book series here. (Hands up if you’re a *bit* excited about this bad news! Neil Patrick Harris sure is.)
Today we’re combining two great ways to tell stories. Whether you’re on the train or relaxing at home, reading a book or listening to a podcast can be the perfect way to relax, learn something new and make you laugh, maybe all at once. With podcasts becoming more and more popular, more writers are starting their own podcasts and sometimes successful podcasts even lead to a book. Terry Fallis’ award winning book, The Best Laid Plans, was originally released chapter by chapter on a podcast. Cheryl Strayed’s popular advice column Dear Sugar, which was originally published anonymously on The Rumpus, has sparked the podcast Dear Sugar and the book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar. More and more podcasts are leading to books, and the ones that haven’t still can be the perfect companion to a good book.
Here are ten podcasts that we love to listen to and ten books that we know listeners will love. Continue reading