Episode 011: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Thank you for joining us this month for our discussion of I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid.

In this episode we mentioned

Iain Reid’s sister

RBC Taylor Emerging Writer award-winner

“Thoughts become words. Words become deeds” and variations

Get Out movie

Easter Eggs

Fingernails falling out and symbolism: “If you dream of your nails falling out, it could mean that you are concerned about your ability to defend against some kind of emotional attack or aggression.”

Movies that are better than the books: The Prestige by Christopher Priest, Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonThe Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Can You Tell Me A Book You Would Also Like?

Erica: Foe by Iain Reid

Trevor: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Kirsten: Women Talking by Miriam Toews and the true story

Alan: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Nerd Word for Word Nerds

Erica: Oversight and the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Trevor: Sloppy Joes

Kirsten: Single-Use and other Words of the Year https://www.collinsdictionary.com/woty

Alan: Appalachia and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and Coalfields to Cornfields  — Appalachia: The Pronunciation Matters

WPL Programs and Services Mentioned

Ugly Sweater Ornaments teen program

Jordan Wheeler our Writer-in-Residence

***The Time to Read LIVE Anniversary Party***

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 social media guru is Reegan Breu. Audio production and music by Dennis Penner.

Next month we are reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

We want to talk about what you want to talk about. Get in touch on social media or email us at wpl-podcast@winnipeg.ca with suggestions for what to read, and comments about the book for our next show.


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4 years ago

Me again! Great episode but wanted to add two things. Point of clarification for slurpees and slush puppies. Like sloppy joes and sloppy janes, these are a variation of the same thing. Slurpees being the common fare of 7elevens. Slush puppies are a brand name and are characterized by the more crunchy and tongue destroying ice bits. Wanted to thank Alan for the Hillbilly Elegy shout out because it’s awesome and agree that I also recognized a lot of northern rural Mb while reading it. This is the book I’ve been telling everyone to read this year as I feel… Read more »

4 years ago
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Ooooo can’t wait to hear more on the Slurpee front!!