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Bookworm Banquet

Summary: 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, children’s 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.

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 BB18: Review of A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano & Called to Protect by Lynette Eason | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2402

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: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB17: Review of River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart & The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2675

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2066

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: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770Full show notes: http://bookwormbanquet.com/16

 BB15: Indie Spotlight Volume I: Victoria Lynn & Angie Thompson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2458

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: feedback@bookwormbanquet.comFeedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770

 BB14: Interview with Author Bill Myers & Review of Invitation by Myers, Peretti, Hunt, and Gansky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2281

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

 BB13: Review of Risen by Angela Hunt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1723

Risen by Angela Hunt is a novelization of the motion picture of the same name. We review this historical fiction book which presents the story of Christ's resurrection in a unique way. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about the importance of a good title and JD's Tip about a clever way to read and work at the same time. Nicole kicks things off with an interesting story about the bookwormy, Welsh town called Hay-on-Wye. The AppetizerThe "Town of Books" in WalesThe ReviewRisen by Angela Hunt Purchase Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion PictureJD's Rating: 3.5 out of 5Nicole's Rating: 5 out of 5Nicole’s Bookworm Fact will ask the question, What’s in a Title?JD's Bookworm Tip is a tool for holding your book open so you can multitask and read. Today’s episode is brought to you by Adagio Teas. To find out more, can click the banner in the sidebar on our website.Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB12: Review of the Dreamhouse Kings Series by Robert Liparulo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2193

In this episode we review the Dreamhouse Kings series by Robert Liparulo. This Young Adult fiction series of six books is an engaging and spine-tingling read that we heartily recommend. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a writer who changes his name and JD's Tip about a fabulous way to keep track of your personal or small organization's library. The AppetizerThe world's only library to operate in two countries simultaneously.The ReviewDreamhouse Kings Series by Robert LiparuloBOOK 1 - House of Dark ShadowsBOOK 2 - Watcher in the WoodsBOOK 3 - GatekeepersBOOK 4 - TimescapeBOOK 5 - WhirlwindBOOK 6 - FrenzyComposer Jonathan Maiocco wrote some beautiful music inspired by Dreamhouse Kings. Check out his pieces on the soundtrack page of Dreamhouse Kings website. Also check out his instrumental albums on your favorite digital music outlet. He had this to say about the composition below: "I read Book 1 of the series and thought, 'Whoa, I can totally hear the music!' So, with all the horror and suspense of the story in mind, I composed “House of Dark Shadows” as what I though of as the “main theme” of the series."JD's Rating: 4 out of 5Nicole's Rating: 4 out of 5Nicole’s Bookworm Fact...is about a writer who changes his name.JD's Bookworm Tip...is TinyCat; which is the online catalog for small libraries, created by LibraryThing. It turns your existing LibraryThing account into a simple, professional, web-based catalog.Today’s episode is brought to you by Adagio teas. Adagio is the premiere source for loose leaf teas on the internet. Check out the Bookworm Banquet tea blend.Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB11: Review of Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1542

In this episode we review the nonfiction narrative book called Saved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak. This book chronicles the true story of an Iraqi woman who grew up in Baghdad and her first encounters with Americans during the early part of the U.S. involvement in her country in 2003. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about author Mary Shelley and JD's Tip about some totally cool bookmarks.The AppetizerThe UK’s favourite childhood book character (via The Guardian)The ReviewSaved By Her Enemy by Don Teague and Rafraf BarrakJD's Rating: 5 out of 5Nicole's Rating: 5 out of 5Nicole’s Bookworm Fact...is about true love at its grossest.JD's Bookworm Tip...are these super cool Cassette Tape Bookmarks that you can purchase on Amazon.Today's episode is brought to you by AudibleGet a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/bookworm.Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB10: Review of Dragon Slayer: Beginnings by Carey Green | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1659

Carey Green's debut novel, Dragon Slayer: Beginnings, is the topic of conversation in this episode. This book is the first in the Dragon Slayer Chronicles trilogy. This is a great introduction to the fantasy genre and while it is very much a coming of age story like many in this genre it has other elements that help it to stand out. Also in this episode is Nicole's Fact about a dog that really did eat "homework" and JD's Tip about some really cool literary t-shirts.What We've Been ReadingTed Dekker's Circle seriesJohn White's Archives of AnthroposReview SegmentDragon Slayer: Beginnings by Carey GreenBook 1 - Dragon Slayer: BeginningsBook 2 is Dragon Slayer: Rising (already released)Book 3 is Dragon Slayer: Sacrifice (being written now)JD's Rating: 3.5 out of 5Nicole's Rating: 3.5 out of 5Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about when a dog really did eat "homework".JD's Bookworm Tip is Litographs, a website that sells very cool literary t-shirts and other items.This episode of Bookworm Banquet is brought to you by Adagio Teas! Choose from a huge selection of loose leaf teas; black, green, chai, herbal blends or create your own custom blend!Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB9: Review of The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1932

This edition of the Bookworm Banquet podcast features a review of The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews. Neither JD, nor Nicole had ever read anything by Andrews, but after reading The Lost Choice it's safe to say it won't be their last. This book is a tale that weaves threads from various eras in history together with the lives of a modern day family into a tapestry of masterful storytelling. Capping off the episode is another great Bookworm Fact from Nicole as well as a Bookworm Tip from JD. Download Episode 9 What We've Been ReadingSteven James' Patrick Bowers series Charles Finch's Lenox Mysteries G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Knew Too Much Review Segment Links:Andy Andrew's Website Andy Andrew's Podcast The Butterfly Effect Purchase The Lost Choice on Amazon JD's Rating: 3.75 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about unlikely friendships of famous writers. JD's Bookworm Tip is a great literary board game called It Was a Dark & Stormy Night. You can find out more about the game on it's website or purchase it on Amazon. This episode of Bookworm Banquet is brought to you by Adagio Teas!Choose from a huge selection of loose leaf teas; black, green, chai, herbal blends or create your own custom blend! Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB8: Review of The Trial by Robert Whitlow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1555

Today JD and Nicole review a Robert Whitlow novel entitled The Trial. This is a fast-paced legal thriller that both really enjoyed. The book tackles some very real issues, but does so in an interesting and entertaining manner. After the review Nicole brings us another fascinating Bookworm Fact and JD shares a Bookworm Tip in this edition of the podcast. Download Episode 8 Review Segment: Robert WhitlowRobert Whitlow's Website Purchase The Trial on Amazon JD's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about Jane Austen. She references two of Austen's works, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. JD mentions that Audio Theatre Central, another of the Porchlight Family Media podcasts, just reviewed an audio adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. You can find that review on episode 24 of Audio Theatre Central. JD's Bookworm Tip is PosterText.com - this website turns the text of classic literature into posters This episode of Bookworm Banquet is brought to you by Adagio Teas! Choose from a huge selection of loose leaf teas; black, green, chai, herbal blends or create your own custom blend! Get in touch with us!  Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB7: Review of Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands & Scott Roche Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1889

This episode of Bookworm Banquet features a review of the YA novel Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands by Scott Roche. This is an action packed science fiction story that is sure to keep your interest. JD and Nicole are also joined on the show by Scott Roche and he shares some of the inspiration for the book. And Nicole brings us another fascinating Bookworm Fact to top off the program. Download Episode 7 Review SegmentGinnie Dare: Crimson Sands by Scott Roche Thank you to Scott for providing us with a free review copy of his book. JD's Rating: 4 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 4 out of 5 Interview Segment Links:Scott RocheScott's Website Purchase Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands on Amazon Information on Virginia Dare | Roanoke Colony Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about the world's most valuable books. Thanks to our sponsor, Audible! Get a free audio book along with your free 30 day trial by going to www.audibletrial.com/bookworm Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB6: Discussing The Classics with Audiobook Narrator B.J. Harrison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2575

Today JD and Nicole take a break from reviewing a book and instead are joined by award-winning audio book narrator and host of The Classic Tales Podcast, B.J. Harrison. We talk about B.J.'s narration work, his podcast, and just generally have fun talking about classic literature. Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about the criteria of a classic. Download Episode 6 Links: B.J.'s Podcast - iTunes | RSS B.J.'s Audio Book Website JD mentioned the following: B.J.'s narration of John Buchan's The 39 Steps (If this link has expired by the time you listen to this episode, then simply search B.J.'s website for this book) | The Thirty-Nine Steps on Amazon Jacques Futrelle's The Thinking Machine adventures Thanks to our sponsor, Audible! Get a free audio book along with your free 30 day trial by going to audibletrial.com/bookworm Join JD on the Scrabble-like word tile game, Wordfeud, on your iPhone or Android phone. His username is: jonnydollar Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 BB5: Review of Sheep Tales by Ken Davis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1910

Today JD and Nicole review a children's book by comedian and speaker Ken Davis. The book is called Sheep Tales: The Bible According to the Animals Who Were There. This is a fun book to read together as a family. Nicole also share a fascinating Bookworm Fact that fits really well with the theme of family that seemed to fill today's show. JD's Bookworm Tip also fit nicely in that category. They also share some listener feedback and JD invites listeners to play the smartphone game, Wordfeud, with him. Download Episode 5 Review Segment Sheep Tales by Ken Davis JD's Rating: 5 out of 5 Nicole's Rating: 5 out of 5 Nicole's Bookworm Fact is about Jonathan Edwards. Jonathan Edwards on Wikipedia | Jonathan Edwards' writings on Amazon JD's Bookworm Tip is the BookIt! National Reading Incentive Program Join JD on the Scrabble-like word tile game, Wordfeud, on your iPhone or Android phone. His username is: jonnydollar Get in touch with us! Email: feedback@bookwormbanquet.com Feedback Line (text or voice): 623-688-2770 Don't forget to subscribe to the show!

 Radio CSS Media Network Update & Thank You To Our Listeners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Download This Message Hi Everyone! I just wanted to say thank you to you all for listening to our shows over the past 12 months. Also I wanted to thank several people who work behind the scenes here at Radio CSS Media. Lastly, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a great 2012 with you! -JD Links: Tom Lamar Mickey Papillon Kevin McCreary Dakota King Kyle Sammy Avendano Questions? Comments? Share them with us! feedback@radiocss.com 623-688-2770   

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