Episode 17: October Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month October and chat the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.
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[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP17.mp3]

What about you? What do you think about Divergent?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

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The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were 
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Free Four - Veronica Roth

The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).
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Episode 14: September Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month September and chat about Janet Fitch, Haruki Murakami and Alice Sebold and the strange experience of reading disappointing books by authors you love.

[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP14.mp3]

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What about you? Have you read any of these, what did you think?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were:
Paint it Black -Janet Fitch
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
After Dark - Haruki Murakami
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Lucky - Alice Sebold
Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
A Child in Time - Ian McEwan
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
Slam - Nick Hornby
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 12: Writing sensitive male characters

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in which Laila and Lorrie talk about writing nice and sensitive men in fiction and what to look out for and why it’s nothing to be afraid of.

[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP12.mp3]

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What about you? How do you write male characters? Do you have a favourite male character that you’d describe as sensitive or having some non-traditional male attributes?
Credits:
101 Everyday Ways to be Allies to Women

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 11: The Issue with “strong” Heroines

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the term “strong heroines”, where it comes from and why it has become somewhat problematic.

[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP11.mp3]

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What about you? What are your favourite female heroines and why?
Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were: 
The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Divergent - Veronica Roth
The Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 10: August Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month August and chat about Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby and The Hunger Games.
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[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP10.mp3]

What about you? Have you read any of these, what did you think?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were: 
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 5: July Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month July and chat about The Catcher in the Rye, 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird and Slaughterhouse Five.
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[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP5.mp3]

What about you? Have you read any of these, what did you think?
And what did you read last month?
Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were: 
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger;
Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger;
1984 - George Orwell; 
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee; 
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut;
Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut;
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut.

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 1: Mid-Year Reading Wrap-Up 2013

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss their favourite books in the last year  and then branch off into the difference between slice-of-life and high-concept books and the writing of both.
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[audio http://www.lailablake.com/Podcast/Lilt-Podcast_EP1.mp3]

What were your favourite books in the last year?
What do you prefer – slice of life or concept? Let us know in the comments!
Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were: 
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides; 
1Q84 - Haruki Murakami; 
Life of Pi - Yann Martell;
Exactly Where They'd Fall - Laura Amos Rae.

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive: 
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).