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TLWIAS Episode 18 Show Notes

  • Posted on: 4 December 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Rob and Michelle and their coworkers had to isolate because of a COVID-19 case at work. Before they shut the library down for a bit, they grabbed some new release books and some movies to keep them entertained while isolating.


Less Dead by Denise Mina


Evil Geniuses: The unmaking of America by Kurt Andersen


The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood monsters and the lost legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara


TLWIAS Episode 16 - Book Club

  • Posted on: 20 November 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Rob and Michelle read A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean for their first book club meeting.

In this Regency era romance, MacLean has created two characters that you can really root for and care about. It's funny, it’s heart warming, it’s swoony. It has revenge, twists, intrigue, a satisfying resolution to some past wrongdoings. And of course, kissing. Listen to a discussion about the book, what makes a romance a romance, and why the romance industry is a billion dollar sector of publishing.

TLWIAS Episode 15 - Gearing up for the Holiday Season

  • Posted on: 13 November 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Listen to Rob and Michelle discuss the things that help them get ready for Thanksgiving and then move into the rest of the Holiday season!

We included a list of pun-ny Holiday book titles in the episode for your enjoyment, and discuss materials you can find throughout the system that we recommend to bring some joy to your season.

This is a list of a wide variety of materials from movies, to cook books, to TV shows, to Westerns!

You can listen to the episode here!

Materials Mentioned in this episode

Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Episode 14 Show Notes

  • Posted on: 6 November 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span><span>November has a lot going on! There’s No Shave November, and there’s NaNoWriMo, which Rob I know is participating in. There’s Thanksgiving. And there’s also the very first meeting of the Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Book Club! Our first book is a Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean, and you can find it on Hoopla for free, no waiting, unlimited checkouts in both ebook and audiobook formats! It’s a Regency-era romance novel, full of scoundrels and scandals and also a very swoony love story. </span></span></span></p>

Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf - Episode 13

  • Posted on: 30 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Trick or Treat?!

Maybe both.

If you don’t know who Paul Lynde was, he was an actor and entertainer, most famous for his role in Bewitched as Uncle Arthur and for his time on Hollywood Squares. He is unfortunately no longer with us, but his brand of slightly off-color humor and his mischievous grin are hard to forget. You can find his beloved 1976 Hallowen Special on Amazon prime, complete with special guests Kiss (in their first TV appearance ever), Florence Henderson, Margaret Hamilton reprising her role as the Wicked Witch of the West, Betty White, and Donnie and Marie Osmond.

Show notes episode 12 - Why people like to be scared by their media

  • Posted on: 23 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In this episode, Rob talks about his writing for genre film magazines over the last decade, his personal history with the horror genre, and the history of the genre itself. Michelle discusses how the brain works while watching a horror movie and why people enjoy the genre as a whole.

You can find some of Rob’s writing this month in the Halloween special edition of Rue Morgue magazine (The cover story, actually), and other places around the web.

Episode 11 show notes – Spooky and Scary reads for October

  • Posted on: 16 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In this episode, Rob and Michelle take a look at some spooky books for all readers. Michelle shares a realization that she’s been reading scary things for awhile, even though she thought she was horror-averse, and Rob shares some classic horror favorites you can find through Hoopla and a new release Halloween night horror novel you can find in our branches. Find this week's episode on Spotify, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, or wherever find podcasts can be streamed.

Richard Matheson Thrillers, I Am Legend, Someone is Bleeding, Ride the Nightmare, Fury on Sunday

Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf Episode 8 Show Notes

  • Posted on: 25 September 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In episode 8 of the podcast, Rob and Michelle discuss materials written by authors who came to their subject or their craft in interesting ways. Come for the discussion about books, but stay for the first edition of The Library Game, and a story about wasps at the library!

You might recognize the name Deborah Goodrich Royce from movies and TV, but she’s published her first book, the suspense thriller, Finding Mrs. Ford. Monster, She Wrote is a nonfiction book about all of the women who pioneered the horror and speculative fiction genre. Why Fish Don't Exist is a memoir weaved with the nonfiction tale of a biologist who became obsessive over his work.

Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf Episode 7

  • Posted on: 18 September 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In Episode 7, Michelle and Rob discuss new and old materials that they’re currently enjoying. Listen to the episode on Anchor and Spotify!

The Girl From Widow Hills       

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick—comes a riveting new novel of psychological suspense about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find a corpse at her feet.

Podcast Episode 6 Show Notes - Books and Movies that Inspired us

  • Posted on: 14 September 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In our 6th Episode, Rob and Michelle discuss some books and movies that have inspired them in some way. Give the podcast a go and hear the story behind Rob's picture with movie director Dan O'Bannon! As promised, here's the picture!






Materials Discussed in the show:

Psycho II by Robert Bloch