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Apr 19, 2017

It's Oscar season at the Bookshelf Cinema! Our schedule this month is full of contenders and winners.

Other topics - Does television need so many musical episodes? Should we be remaking made for tv movies from the 90s? How much work does it really take to put on an event? 

Movies:

Lion

Hidden Figures

La La Land

The Big Lebowski is this month's Guelph's Movie Club

Get Out

 

Books:

The Fireman by Joe Hill

It by Stephen King

 

Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village

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Feb 26, 2017

In our last episode of The Village you heard a few minutes of Adam Honsinger, author of Gracelessland, in conversation with Bob Young.

If you enjoyed that, here is the full conversation.

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Feb 9, 2017

It's a tough start to 2017 with all the vacationing, but Steph and Candice work their way back to normal by chatting about award winning films coming to the cinema and setting some goals for the year.

We also age ourselves dramatically when we start talking about dead media like audio tapes, VHS and laser discs.

Movies

Hidden Figures (Trailer on YouTube)

La La Land (Trailer on YouTube)

Manchester by the Sea playing Feb 1 - Feb 15

Arrival playing Feb 11 - Feb 12

Moonlight

 

Books

The Immortal History of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Welcome back to 2017! We look forward to talking with you all year.

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Dec 14, 2016

This month we tackle the question of when is too early to watch certain films or read certain books, thanks to a listener question.

Films:

A Christmas Carol - playing Dec 22

A Christmas Carol - The Patrick Stewart version (opens Youtube Trailer)

Queen of the Katwe - playing Dec 27 - 29

A Man Called Ove - Dec 29 - 31

Gremlins - Youtube Trailer, and how Gremlins played a part in creating PG13

Books:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - J.K. Rowling

The Secrets book series - Orca Publishing

Seven the Series - Orca Publishing

Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Study in Charlotte - Brittany Cavallaro

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein

The Chrysalids - John Wyndham

Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss 

Star Trek Mad Libs!!!!

The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

The Sleeping Dictionary - Sujata Massey

 Other Links:

Common Sense Media - a parent's guide to media 

Patrick Stewart's One Man Show of A Christmas Carol

 

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Oct 15, 2016

Featuring highlights from the first Sunday Movies + Talk when we watched Denial.

Books

Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lamiere

The Wonder by Emma Donaghue

Waiting for the First Light by Romeo Dallaire

The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

So They Want Us To Learn French by Matthew Hayday

Movies 

Denial

Friday the 13th

We also get political this month and talk about the French Immersion language learning issue in Canada and Wellington County.

Stay tuned at the end for some highlights from the first Sunday morning Movies + Talk with Karen Gordon after we watched Denial

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Sep 9, 2016

Welcome to the beginning of the year! Or the end of our first year, or something.

Steph and Candice celebrate a full year of sharing stories with the listeners.

So much coming up in September and October!

Sunday Morning Movies + Talks

Return of Guelph Movie Club with Top Gun on Sept 29

New Essential Cinema with Gone With The Wind on Sept 28

Non Fiction Book Club is reading The Poisoner's Handbook and meeting on Sept 15

Eden Mills Writers Festival from Sept 15 - 18

We discuss things like: Are there women in science fiction fandom? What is young adult writing and who reads it? Can a book be judged as crap by a person who is not the intended audience?

And Candice makes a breakthrough on why she doesn't like fiction. 

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Aug 5, 2016

Steph and Candice reconvene after vacations and catch up on the books they read. They both knocked off 4-6 books each! Though Steph's full length novels were slightly longer than Candice's fully illustrated graphic novels.

Steph drops a major bomb about Harry Potter, wait for it!

And we both love Pokemon Go! And so does Downtown Guelph, which is why they held a lure party on Saturday Aug 6.

Books Mentioned (and read!):

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Jack Reacher - Lee Child

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

The Book of Speculation - Erika Swyler

Fun Home - Alison Bechdel

My Friend Dahmer - Derf Backderf

Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City - Pierre Christin & Olivier Balez

War of Streets and Houses - Sophie Yanow

Movies on our radar:

Ghostbusters (trailer)

Jack Reacher (the window punch)

Absolutely Fabulous (trailer) - playing Aug 5 - Aug 18

Captain Fantastic (trailer) - playing Aug 19 - Sept 3

Swiss Army Man (trailer) - playing Aug 21 - Aug 25

The Lobster (trailer)

 

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Jul 17, 2016

Steph and Candice managed to find an hour between hectic vacation schedules to talk about genre fiction, literary fiction and whether you want to be consumed or distracted while reading on holidays.

Books

To Kill A Mockingbird

1984

Brave New World

All Summer in a Day

All The Light We Cannot See

The Miniaturist

A Storm of Swords

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Fahrenheit 451

Bag O'Bones

On Writing

Pretty Little Liars

Anna Karenina

Dubliners

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man

Catcher in the Rye

Shakespeare

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Jonathan Franzen

Movies

The Boy (trailer)

Shaun of the Dead (trailer)

Hot Fuzz (trailer)

Army of Darkness (trailer)

The Quick and the Dead (trailer)

Drag Me To Hell (the scene)

Other Links

The Agenda - Literary vs Popular Novels

The A.V. Club - 50 Best Comedies Since 2000

 

Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village

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Jun 29, 2016

Hope you enjoyed the teaser of the great interview of Clifford Jackman, author of The Winter Family, by Bob Young in our last episode.

Now as a special treat, enjoy the complete conversation between these two friends and peers.

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Jun 17, 2016

A barrel full of topics today including introversion, sailboats, rereading old favourites and having adventurous tastes.

As a bonus there is also a brief interview between local authors Bob Young and Clifford Jackman, author of The Winter Family

 

Books covered

Emma by Jane Austen

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal

Quiet Power by Susan Cain

Movies playing at the cinema

Sing Street

Love & Friendship

Purple Rain

Thelma & Louise

Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village

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May 21, 2016

It's May, the weather has finally caught up to the calendar in Southwestern Ontario, and Candice and Steph are thinking about getting outside.

Topic include gardening, or not, playing outdoor sports, or not, and hiking long distances, or not.

Turns out Candice and Steph want to read about getting outside, not actually do it.

Books mentioned this month

Cooked by Michael Pollen

Gut by Guilia Enders

Kitchen Matrix by Mark Bittman

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Bunnicula by James Howe

Illustrated Ghost Stories collected stories

Coming to the Cinema

Army of Darkness - May 26

The Meddler - May 20 - June 2

High Rise - May 20 - May 25

Reviews of films

I Saw The Light

Miles Ahead

Born to Be Blue (trailer)

Walk The Line (trailer)

Find all of our past episodes at Stories From The Village

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Apr 12, 2016

Have you seen our new site? Go, now, we'll wait - Bookshelf.ca

We are so excited to have it launched and to have all of our blogs, reviews, articles and calendars in the same place.

Building the site (and re-designing, and re-designing, and re-designing) felt like a life changing event for everyone at The Bookshelf, which reminded us of some of the books that have had a huge impact on our lives.

Steph talks about the first time she understood what narrative can be, and Candice thinks back to being a precocious and curious child. 

Books mentioned:

The Green Ribbon from In A Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Films mentioned:

The Grand Seduction

I Saw The Light

Miles Ahead

Links:

Orange Street News written and edited by Hilde Kate Lysak

Authors for Indies April 30th

Canada Film Days

 

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Mar 1, 2016

You thought you'd lost us, hadn't you? We aren't dead yet! We may have missed releasing in February, but we are back for March.

We've got a bit of everything this month for you. Some movies, Oscar winners, and audience winners; some books for celebrating, learning, or taking away; some political thoughts.

Books discussed:

Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia E. Butler

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

A Man Called Ove by Frederik Bachman

Stephen King's Oeuvre

Mayfair Trilogy by Anne Rice

Birth House by Ami McKay

Movies won Oscars and the Bookshelf Cinema is playing them!

The Big Short

Brooklyn

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

And the film about Hollywood, Hail Ceasar!

Where To Invade Next

March Break Matinees: The Peanuts Movie, Shaun the Sheep, Paddington, Sponge Bob Sponge Out of Water, Princess Bride

And listen for the shocking revelations by Steph and Candice about Star Wars The Force Awakens

Events not to be missed:

Yann Martel Book Reading - March 29th, 7pm at Lakeside Hope House

Non-Fiction Book Club - March 24th, 7pm at eBar Greenroom, reading Wab Kinew's The Reason You Walk

Guelph Movie Club - March 31, 9pm showing Predator

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Jan 8, 2016

*** Note: The audio in this episode is a little wonky but we enjoyed the discussion so much we thought you wouldn't mind.

We start 2016 by reflecting on the best things we read and saw in 2015. That's how you start a new year, right? By looking backwards?

You can listen in to hear what Steph and Candice thought their best books, movies and books turned movies were in 2015. Or you can read this list and spoil the surprise.

Books:

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell by Susanna Clarke

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Missoula by Jon Krakauer

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Books Turned Movies:

Martian by Andy Weir

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner

Movies:

What We Do In The Shadows

Inside Out (trailer)

Mad Max: Fury Road (auto plays trailer)

Spy (trailer)

Ex Machina (trailer)

Happening around the Bookshelf, eBar and Cinema:

Brooklyn (trailer) playing every day between January 8 through January 31

The Matrix (trailer) is the Guelph Movie Club selection for January 28

Boardgame Night returns on January 13

Democamp returns on January 20

That's My Drag returns on January 29

Have you been to Miijidaa in Downtown Guelph? We'd love to treat you with a $25 gift certificate. All you need to do is head to iTunes and write a review of our show. Grab a screenshot and send us an email at podcast@bookshelf.ca to let us know you did it.

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Nov 28, 2015

Welcome back listeners! Thanks for all your great comments on our first two episodes. We'd love it if you'd share us with the world. Please head to our iTunes page and rate and review us. It would be great if you subscribed to us, but we know not all of you use iTunes for listening, so load up our RSS feed into your favourite podcatcher and never miss an episode.

It's December now and there's no getting away from the seasonal cheer and holiday shopping so we face it head on.

We share some of our December traditions, their favourite seasonal music and movies. And because we can't play it in the episode, head to YouTube and have a listen and watch of Chris de Burgh playing A Spaceman Came a Travelling. The Rankin and Bass animated collection of films get their annual mention, along with other classics like Die Hard, Home Alone and It's a Wonderful Life.

We also cover a few board games which would make nice gifts for groups of friends or family to play while visiting, including Angry Birds, Crib Wars, Pandemic, Anomia and Catan.

Which leads us to writing in books, whether they are meant to be written in, like The 52 Lists, or Wreck This Journal, or not, like that new hardcover book you received as a gift from your grandmother. Do you do it?

You've gotten this far in listening, or at least in reading, so now I can tell you that we have two gift certificates to give away this month. We have one $25 gift certificate to The Bookshelf and one $25 gift certificate to Miijida. We will draw two winners from the entries.

And to enter all you need to do is head to our iTunes page and give us a rating and review! Then grab a screenshot of that baby and email us at podcast@bookshelf.ca and let us know your name and phone number.

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Nov 4, 2015

Welcome back to our show! We've settled it, we are going to be titled The Village Podcast. You will be able to subscribe on iTunes very soon.

In today's episode Steph and Candice take on the topic of awards and what purpose they serve to the industry. 

You can find a complete list of the 2015 Governor General's Awards (pdf), and the Scotiabank Giller Prize's 2015 long list and short list online to choose some books to pick up for the holidays.

The winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, Marlon James with A Brief History of Seven Killings , is strongly recommended by the lovely book sellers in the store.

You might remember earlier this year when the Hugo Awards were handed out. There was some controversy over it and give some thought to whether they were right to handle it how they did. 

See our cinema calendar for the full list of films playing this month, including films mentioned He Named Me Malala, The Reflektor Tapes, Blue Velvet and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Some other upcoming events with The Bookshelf include:

Margaret Atwood reading and signing on November25th at War Memorial Hall. Tickets are $20

Emily Richards book launch of her cookbook Per La Famiglia on November 17th in the eBar.

Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo? Join other writers in The Writing Room every Monday from 9am to 12pm in the eBar.

Books discussed in this episode:

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The 52 Lists by Moorea Seal

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Per La Famiglia by Emily Richards

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Sep 11, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of the podcast from The Bookshelf, an indie bookstore, cinema, restaurant and live music venue in downtown Guelph, Ontario.

Hosted by Steph and Candice with guest spot by Barb.

We chat about our summer reading, and how the quality of books may change as the weather turns cooler.

Books and Reading mentioned this episode:

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke

The Martian by Andy Weir

Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

Confidence by Russell Smith

4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity from Pick the Brain

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

Events around the Bookshelf:

Eden Mills Writers Festival - Sept 10 - 13

Cafe Philosophique with Bob Rae on What's Happend to Politics - Oct 1

Bladerunner is the Guelph Movie Club pick playing at the Cinema - Oct 1

 

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