Friday, December 18, 2015

The Book Blab: Pretty Books for Pretty Gifts (Episode 2 Show Notes)

If you haven't already had a chance to watch, Amy and I recorded our second episode of The Book Blab this past Wednesday, and we had a ton of fun with this episode. We discussed "pretty books," those gorgeous editions of classic books that make the perfect quality gifts for the book lovers in your life (they are all on my to-buy list for myself). Honestly, there were SO MANY other editions and collections and books we could've talked about, but we kept the show to 30 minutes for your sake (you're welcome). Let me know in the comments what your favorite "pretty books" are, I'd love to know what else I should have my eye on. Show notes are posted after the break, with links to everything we talk about. (Also, we experienced some technical difficulties in this episode, so please forgive, but it's all part of doing a live show.)

Show Notes

0:20 - Christmas preparations
1:50 - Book buying philosophy
  • 2:10 - Suzanne's
  • 3:53 - Amy's
5:35 - Beautiful editions
  • 5:53 - Suzanne's favorites
  • 8:09 - Amy's favorites
11:32 - The problem of not being able to get the entire series in some editions

15:37 - Collected works (pros and cons) 

17:42 - Thoughts on the newly illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

21:15 - (Some of) the books we're buying for Christmas

24:56 - Two favorite books that were published in 2015
  • 25:50 - Suzanne's pick
  • 27:08 - Amy's pick 
30:34 - Conclusion

Links from the show:

The Count of Monte Cristo -  Penguin classics hardcover clothbound edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Puffin in Bloom edition
A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories - Penguin Christmas Classics edition
Little Men - Hesperus Press edition
Anne of Green Gables - Puffin in Bloom edition
Anne of Green Gables - Aladdin classics edition
Jane Austen collected works - Barnes & Noble Collectible edition
The Chronicles of Narnia collection - Barnes & Noble Collectible edition
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Arthur A. Levine Books edition, illustrated by Jim Kay 
The Chronicles of Narnia - full color collector's edition by HarperTrophy 
Suzanne's review of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee  
Amy's review of The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall

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