Episode 004: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Time to Read. We are discussing The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Next month, we’re reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think! Discuss it here, or email us.


In this episode we talked about:

Neil Himself: http://www.neilgaiman.com

Neil Himself standing on a drainpipe as a young boy

The Guardian review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Kirsten’s Maiden/Mother/Crone tattoo

Gorgeous George

Manitoba Library Association – Prison Libraries Committee

Book Drive — In support of incarcerated Manitobans and their families


Nerd Words for Word Nerds:

Kirsten:  Saunter

Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Walking” from the June 1862 issue of The Atlantic

The Camino Portugues

Erica:  Chelp; Bob pic1, pic2

Alan:  Wubba lubba dub dub


Read Alikes Round Table:

Kirsten:  Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud

Erica:  A wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle

Alan:  The Uses of Enchantment:  The Meaning and Importance of Fairytales


Books and Media mentioned:

War and Peace [Board Book]  by  Leo Tolstoy & Jack Wang

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Rick and Morty [TV show]

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

The Atlantic Monthly [Magazine]


WPL programs and services mentioned: 

Kanopy [Streaming Video]


Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Your hosts today were Alan Chorney, Kirsten Wurmann, Trevor Lockhart, and Erica Ball. 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 Andrea who frequents Henderson Library and Jess who frequents Fort Garry Library.

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