What’s Old is New Episode 6: Spring 2011 Preview
Jen and Nicole have scoured the catalogs for you and found a myriad of books based on or using works of classic literature or their authors. Here’s everything we found for the second quarter of 2011. Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes. Podcast Powered By Podbean April - 0:50 5 - The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer The Lysistrata (hardcover) - Riverhead Books, Penguin 19 - The...
This is a busy time at What’s Old is New! We just wrapped up our Fairy Tales episode of What’s Old is New - check out the outtakes of our conversation on The Little Mermaid. We also a lot of great shorter episodes coming up: our Spring 2011 release preview and a conversation with Meg Wolitzer, author of The Uncoupling. In the midst of all of that, however, Nicole and I are gearing up...
Sometimes our What’s Old is New episodes get...
What’s Old is New Episode 5: Fairy Tales
You can either download this episode, listen to it via the media player below, or subscribe on iTunes (this episode may not show up if you are viewing this on March 24, but if you click ‘subscribe’ it will download automatically). Podcast Powered By Podbean Introduction 0:40 In which we wonder whether the adjective grim came from the Brothers Grimm, and chat about the dear brothers. 2:30...
A Tale of Two Cities Discussion - Book 2, Chapter...
Nicole: Nothing happened in this chapter either.
Jen: But at least it was more interesting, more hints of things to come.
Nicole: I enjoyed it more than the others recently.
Jen: What do you think, were there really lots of people coming to see them, or was Mrs. Pross really just miffed about Darnay coming?
Nicole: I thought she was just pissy about Darnay. Maybe she gets jealous of her Ladybird. I was wondering if Jerry is working in restoring the Tower of London with all the dirt and rust on him.
Jen: I'm trying to think of a response to that that doesn't give it all away…
Nicole: Do you think Dickens is subtle in his clues?
Jen: You know, it is hard for me to tell. They are obvious to me now, but I didn't get them at all the first time, I wonder if it is cultural.
Nicole: We know Manette must have written that letter - or knows a good bit about it since it agitates him so.
Jen: Yeah. I feel like even though not much actually action took place this time, we are at least headed in the right direction again. Finally.
Nicole: It was just a more pleasant read all around. I think I might be more interested in Dr. Manette and Lucy than I am in the others. The men just are not that interesting yet.
Jen: I agree. Lucy's caretaker was a great character too
Nicole: I liked getting to see how they were living...and yes... Ms. Pross!
Jen: She is the bee’s knees. I hope we see more of her in the future