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Curtis Anderson presents
I Found This Great Book
"I Found This Great Book" is a podcast and website dedicated to sharing books that I have found that I feel will be great reads. The podcast includes interviews with authors of all genres. I have fun talking with authors about their books and we dig into interesting things about the books, the author's background and what new books might be coming soon. You will also want to check out the website www.ifoundthisgreatbook.com because I will post reviews and news about other books I think are great.
November 24, 2020
Discussing "The Country in the Woman" with Alicia the Pretty Brown Eye Reader
Alicia from the Pretty Brown Eye Reader YouTube channel joins me for a discussion of this very funny short story. You can also follow Alicia on her Instagram channel @prettybrowneyereader and on Twitter @pbereader. Items we discussed At the 01:25 mark, Alicia talks about her YouTube channel. At the 03:26 mark, I give a brief overview of the story. At the 04:48 mark, we give our initial impressions of the story. At the 06:21 mark, we talk about our impressions of the two main characters, Caroline and Mitchell At the 12:13 mark, we begin talking about how Caroline handled the women who cheated with her husband. We had a lot of fun talking about this. Hurston's humor shines in this section of the story. Much laughter occurs during this part of the discussion. At the 24:38 mark, we examine the story further and how this story fits in the rest of the collected short stories At the 34:05 mark, Alicia share more about her BookTube channel. It's creation, the rewards and challenges. At the 36:16 mark, we talk about Alicia's love for poetry and how she has used her BookTube channel to promote poetry. At the 39:05 mark, we talk about some of the challenges and running a YouTube channel At the 40:21 mark, we talk about the richness of Black literature and the importance of promoting it. At the 46:29 mark, Alicia shares her experience running a book club at her library. At the 54:32 mark, Alicia share some advice for people interested in starting a YouTube channel to discuss books.
November 10, 2020
R. Franklin James - Featured Mystery Author
This week's featured author is R. Franklin James. The creator of the Hollis Morgan mystery series. A six book series that follows the life of Hollis Morgan from recently released white collar criminal to becoming a probate lawyer. R. Franklin James has started a new cozy mystery series. The first book in the series is: The Appraiser.
November 4, 2020
The Eatonville Anthology by Zora Neale Hurston
This week I am discussing The Eatonville Anthology by Zora Neale Hurston. Imagine sitting on a porch in Eatonville with Zora and listening to her share gossip about each of the people walking by. That is how you will feel when you read this short story.
October 27, 2020
The Gilded Six-Bits by Zora Neale Hurston feat. Colored Pages Book Club
A wonderful discussion of Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “The Gilded Six-Bits” with Marci and Ako from The Colored Pages Book Club. We dig deep into one of Hurston’s most read short stories. We have so much fun talking about this great short story and reflect on some real-life things. I want to thank Marci and Ako for joining me on this special episode. Check out their great podcast.
October 19, 2020
Hugh Holton - Featured Mystery Author
This week I am featuring Hugh Holton. He is the author of ten police procedurals that follow the investigations and life of tough Chicago police officer Larry Cole. Hugh Holton draws on his 29 years of experience as a Chicago police officer for this very successful police procedural series.
October 15, 2020
A Conversation with Frankie Y. Bailey – Mystery Author - Crime Historian
For the 100th episode of I Found This Great Book, I was honored to speak with Dr. Frankie Y. Bailey. Frankie is a crime historian, the creator of Frankie’s list on the Sisters in Crime website and the author of two mystery series. Frankie is also the author of “African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study”. This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the history of black authors contribution to the mystery genre.