This week we listen to “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, and a little bit of “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster.
Gillman (here she is)
is a particular favorite of mine. She wrote Herland which I’m (slowly) reading for Librivox. Great little book!
Juster is a freakin’ genius. Really! I can’t read nearly as much of his book as I’d like, but (here HE is)
I will introduce you to this decidedly not just-for-children book.
Thanks for your patience getting this ‘cast out.
Today, “The Yellow Wallpaper” was read by Justine Young, and “The Phantom Tollbooth” excerpt was read by Yours Truly. And, as always, our opening music was provided by Joshua Christian at Garageband.com, for which I am eternally grateful.
Book talk begins at 8:00. Listen to 24 audio.
No offense taken! I’m not Justine!
But, I know. We’ve got free audio and sometimes we get what we’re paying for.
Sorry about that…hope you liked the story though!
Justine Young’s voice is rather jarring. No offense.
This is my first episode and I’m now a subscriber! How fascinating! I love learning about new books and I can tell I will learn a lot from your podcast. Keep up the good work!
I came upon “The Yellow Wallpaper” ages ago in an anthology of horror stories. I still think the heroine’s descent into madness is one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever heard. Of couse, I didn’t get the feminist aspects of it till someone pointed them out to me much later. Duh. What can I say, I’m a literalist. 🙂