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Books & Whatnot

Books & Whatnot is a conversation between those who provide book coverage for KMUW listeners. Beth Golay hosts the Marginalia podcast, where she interviews authors about their work, and Suzanne Perez is KMUW's resident book reviewer.

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  • On this episode of Books & Whatnot, Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay tackle a new crop of spring books.
  • On this episode of Books & Whatnot, Suzanne Perez offers the criteria behind her book rating system, and Beth Golay explains why she wants no part of it. Plus, books about food, literary coincidences, and the latest books that are epic—in scope if nothing else.
  • This is the time of year for reading challenges. Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay discuss their current reads and future challenges.
  • We recorded this conversation in early December, the most wonderful time of the year. And then [shrug]...
  • Kris Stephens, general manager of Watermark Books & Cafe in Wichita, Kansas, joins us to talk about book-buying and gifting during the upcoming holiday season. She brings a few of her favorite titles. And she gives us the whatnot on supply chain issues.
  • Whether it's a short story group, a book club, or a literary affiliation... reading with others is fun. In this episode of Books & Whatnot, Beth Golay & Suzanne Perez report on their reading accomplishments and take a deep dive on the benefits of reading with others.
  • What we talk about when we talk about books.
  • Beth Golay & Suzanne Perez are back with more book chatter.
  • After creating 5 pilot episodes that will never be released, we've decided to launch this thing. In this inaugural episode, Beth Golay & Suzanne Perez talk about books... and whatnot.