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Bad News Overload? 4 Books To Help You Through

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Suffering from bad news overload? Well, we have a couple of remedies. One is dancing…and the other is books, of course! Roxanne shares four books that are distracting, witty, and engaging! “…books offer us a way to learn and think, to make sense of the world, find peace for ourselves, or just offer us the pleasure of a well-written, utterly absorbing story” says Roxanne. Books in this episode: His Favorites: A Novel by Kate Walber On Writing by Stephen King Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn Please Do Not Touch by Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell

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How Doing Nothing Can Make You More Productive

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When was the last time you found yourself doing nothing or sitting in quiet contemplation or simply looking out the window? Most of us think nothing of scrolling through social media while talking to a friend on the phone, or answering emails and texts while in a meeting. While this may seem productive and make us feel that we are excellent multi-taskers, it might not be good for us. Alan Lightman is a physicist, novelist, and essayist who believes we are losing ourselves in the digital network and builds a case that the overload of Information and distraction from technology is making us less productive. The MIT professor who has been described as the “poet laureate of science writers” joined…

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Literary Hub Editor and Blogger Talk Books

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It’s been called the “Rotten Tomatoes” of books reviews. We were delighted to welcome Dan Sheehan, the Bookmark’s editor at Literary Hub to discuss what books are hot right now, and his debut novel, Restless Souls. Also in this episode, we welcome back the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next?, Anne Bogel. Anne spoke to Roxanne about her latest book I’d Rather Be Reading, her experience as a bookseller…for a day, and what books she is currently loving! Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! To purchase any of the books in this episode, please visit RJ Julia Booksellers Restless Souls by Dan Sheehan I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon My…

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Is Your Book Club Looking for Ideas? Here Are Four

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Here’s something to talk about at your next book club! BookTrib.com‘s new deal with the Girly Book Club sends 4 book club worthy reads from select publishers to 50 U.S. book clubs every month. BookTrib’s Jim Alkon describes the four titles in the program’s inaugural package. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! Books in this episode: The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Nouri Huges Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae The Drum That Beats Within Us by Mike Bond Darling Girl by Terry H. Watkins BookTrib is a community of readers created by Meryl Moss Media.

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17 Recommendations From 7 Independent Booksellers

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Our segment, “What’s on the Front Table” features booksellers, owners, and buyers from some of the best indie bookstores in the U.S.! On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast we take you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite independent bookshops from past episodes! Are you ready? Let’s go!! R.J. Julia, Madison CT Forever Words: The Unknown Poems By Johnny Cash The Secret History of Twin Peaks By Mark Frost Listen to the full episode with Andrew Brennan here! Savage Country by Robert Olmstead The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson Listen to the full episode with Brian Wraight here!   Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly…

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Meet The New York Times’ New Romance Columnist

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Romance is one of the most successful genres in publishing despite often being overlooked by both the mainstream media and the publishing world. Jaime Green is a writer, editor and teacher who has has written about books for Slate, Vulture, Thrillist, BuzzFeed and many others. She now joins The Gray Lady as the new romance columnist for The New York Times Book Review. Roxanne says “Jamie’s column shows that romance novels can be smart and fun and explores how they fit into today’s world culturally and politically.” So, whether you favor Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy or prefer the modern day rom-com hunk, you are sure to find the perfect romance recommendation in Jaime’s new column! Check out Jaime’s Column! Books in this episode: Captive Audience: On Love…

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Sarah Jessica Parker On Her Imprint and Empowering Women

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Sarah Jessica Parker who is best known for her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw is also a producer, designer, and now a publisher, recently launching her own imprint, SJP for Hogarth. In a rare and revealing interview, the Sex and the City star opens up to Roxanne on several hot topics. They discuss not only the imprint, but the series’ impact on the role of women in society, the importance of pay equality for working mothers, and recent movements #MeToo and #TimesUp. Roxanne and SJP were delighted to discover that they had several book interests in common, even swapping book recommendations. Parker says her mother instilled in her the valuable habit of reading at a young age. “You couldn’t leave the house without something…

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EW Book Critic’s Five Final Summer Selections

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This summer we have been introduced to a bunch of new and exciting literary voices and with the dog days finally winding down there’s a handful you won’t want to miss! We are delighted to welcome David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter at Entertainment Weekly to share some of his favorite debuts, brought to us by the Just the Right Book poadcast. Chances are at least one of them will wind up being a author you choose to follow for many years to come. Follow David on Twitter! Books in the episode: There There: A Novel by Tommy Orange The Incendiaries: A Novel by R.O. Kwan From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein Cherry: A Novel by Nico Walker Fruit of the…

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Buzzfeed Editor Picks Five Books to Feed Your Wanderlust

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Hang on to that sunscreen, summer’s not over yet! Whether you are planning an end-of-summer getaway, or need ideas on where to go, Buzzfeed’s Books Newsletter Editor, Ciera Velarde has five books to inspire your next vacay and feed your wanderlust! Follow Ciera on Twitter! More books that make you want to book a trip ASAP!    Books in this episode: What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir by Kristin Newman Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri No Baggage: A Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Bensen Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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Anne Bogel’s 5 Paperback Picks On JTRB Podcast

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We are thrilled to welcome back Anne Bogel, the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the host of one of our favorite book podcasts, What Should I Read Next?.     Books in this episode: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

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“Booth” Sci-Fi Writer Pellegrini Wins Indie Author Poll

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Booth, (Amazon Digital Services) Jason Pellegrini’s latest page turner, is presented as the winner of Just The Right Book’s Indie Author Poll. Booth tells the story of a death row inmate as he reflects on his life on the day of his execution. The Long Island native who beat out 23 other independent authors to become the winner of JTRB’s previous indie author poll also discusses his decision to self-publish, and his admiration for Stephen King. Buy Jason’s book Booth! Other books in this episode: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King The Never Enders by Michael Sonbert Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways!

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Here Are Some Tips to Snap Out of Your Reading Slump

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It happens to most of us one time or another.  But how do you snap out of the dreaded reading slump?  We enlisted the help of Just the Right Book regular Michael Kindness to give us some tips and recommendations. Books in this episode: The Oracle Year by Charles Soule Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings by Jez Burrows

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Just the Right Book: 18 Books for Your March Reading Madness!

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From fairy princesses to books about family relationships, immigration and more, Harper’s Bazaar has something for everyone’s March Reading Madness! Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek into our next episode featuring Yascha Mounk where he discusses his latest book The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.  Check Out Harper’s “18 New Books You Need to Read in March!” Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!

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Just the Right Book Podcast: A Book Lovers Guide to the 2018 Oscars!

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Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting The Oscars again this year and we are thrilled to see so many book-based movies nominated! Also, stay tuned for a sneak peek of our conversation with author A.J. Jacobs talking about “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” which will be out later this week. The 90th Oscars telecast on Sunday, March 4, 2018, will now begin at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST The Books Adapted Into This Year’s Oscar Contenders: Call Me by Your Name, adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name: best picture; actor in a leading role (Timothée Chalamet); original song; and adapted screenplay (James Ivory). Darkest Hour, based on the book Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink by Anthony…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

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We have heard these kind of stories a million times. I’m not understood. He doesn’t listen. She spends too much money. I think I married the wrong person. How could she betray me? Are these midlife crises? Are they fatal flaws or are they a rough patch? On this week’s episode we meet Daphne De Marneffe, the author of The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together. She takes us through some of the major stressors of marriage like money and sex, and offers tips for couples who might be going through rough patches or want to avoid them. Daphne is a licensed clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy to couples and individuals. She has a Bachelors degree from Harvard and…

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‘Einstein and the Rabbi:’ Searching for the Soul in This Week’s Just the Right Book Podcast

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Albert Einstein was once the most famous person on the planet. Today he work remains integral to scientific study, to the physics of our world, and to the way we conceptualize our very existence. His quotes on all subjects litter the walls of college dorms and university classrooms but there is one quote that is unlike any other. A letter in response to a grieving father that had just lost his son. In Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul, Rabbi Naomi Levy dives into the mystery of what prompted one of the greatest scientific minds in history to write so eloquently about the human condition and what it says about our own interconnectedness. Rabbi Levy joined Just the Right Book…

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