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A Year in Reading: The Book Report

By posted at 12:00 pm on December 12, 2014 5

Welcome to a very special episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! In a holiday-themed installment that’s sure to become an instant classic of weekly Internet shows sponsored by literary websites, Janet and Michael celebrate the end of the year the way they always have: with trivia and regret.

covercovercoverDiscussed in this episode: tours de force, Geek Sublime by Vikram Chandra, Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, Constance by Patrick McGrath, Joyce Carol OatesWoody Allen, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Benedict Cumberbatch, emoji, Guns N’ Roses, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs, Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, regrets, 10:04 by Ben Lerner, Jeff VanderMeer, The Fever by Megan Abbott, minor traffic incidents.

Discussed in this episode, but cut for time: Guy Clark, Jason Diamond, Emmylou Harris, the city of Memphis, cricket bats, Oy, I’m Right Knackered, Innit? by Zadie Smith, Gerald Ford, whiskers on kittens, cream-colored ponies, snowflakes.

Not discussed in this episode: “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger. But why not?

Why not?

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5 Responses to “A Year in Reading: The Book Report”

  1. Judy Krueger
    at 1:01 pm on December 12, 2014

    Geez! Maybe you guys could take over the Colbert Report. Do you have an agent?

  2. Nick Moran
    at 2:36 pm on December 12, 2014

    Shout out to Schaub’s tree-topper!

  3. Dunbar Humbly
    at 2:23 pm on December 15, 2014

    That was adorable and hilarious, it should happen all the time

  4. C. Max Magee
    at 2:34 pm on December 15, 2014

    DH, Look for it every Friday at noon ET starting in January!

  5. Dunbar Humbly
    at 2:58 pm on December 15, 2014

    Ha definitely will, thanks.

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