Episode 005: Eleanor and Park

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Time to Read. We are discussing Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Next month, we’re reading Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think! Discuss it here, or email us.

In this episode we talked about

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Rainbow Rowell’s playlist for Eleanor and Park
And her playlists on Spotify
Banned Book Week (U.S.) and Freedom to Read Week (Canada)

Recommended Reads

Dietland by Sarai Walker
Watchmen and V for Vendetta and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg
Forever by Judy Blume

Nerd Words for Word Nerds

Erica: Ellipses
Trevor: Seratonin
Alan: Red-Headed Stepchild
Kirsten: Custard Tart / Pastel de Nata [Unfortunately, we do not have pictures of Kirsten’s custard tarts, as they were consumed before anyone could pull out a camera]

Books and Media mentioned

Joshua Tree by U2
Nothing Compares 2U Sinead O’Connor (1990!)
Colors by Beck
Red Red Wine by UB40
Bear by Marian Engel
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Shad

WPL programs and services mentioned  

WPL ebooks and Overdrive (#bookbookebookbook:notmutuallyexclusive #gary)
Canadian Points of View database
WPL Info Guides
Amazing handouts on crisis and support lines, adult shelters and warming centres, mental health crisis services, youth crisis services, women’s and family violence shelters


Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Your hosts today were Alan Chorney, Kirsten Wurmann, Erica Ball, and Trevor Lockhart. Our webmaster is Arryn Seburn. Our social media guru is Reegan Breu. Audio production and music by Dennis Penner. Some of our comments and questions today came from Chelsea, Michelle, Holly, Robin, Krista, Lynne, and Carrie.

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