So Many Damn Books

Hosted ByChristopher & Drew

Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com


All Episodes

150: Book Recommendation Extravaganza

It’s the big 1-5-0 and since it also happens to be the holiday season, we opened the phone-lines to some of our Patreon supporters to help recommend some books...

149: Short Stories with Lena Valencia (One Story)

One Story managing editor, creative writing teacher, and writer of her own work: Lena Valencia wears many hats. She zooms on in to the Damn Library and Drew and...

148: Backlist: Mark Z. Danielewski (HOUSE OF LEAVES)

Christopher and Drew discuss House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski at 20 years, Drew returning to the house and Christopher there for the first time. Plus, the pleasures...

147: Rumaan Alam (LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND) & Lynn Steger Strong’s WANT

Rumaan Alam zooms around into the online void paradox that is the Damn Library to talk about his new novel, Leave the World Behind. Grocery shopping, writing a glue...

146: The Morning News’ SUPER ROOSTER Predictions

Christopher and Drew prognosticate and pontificate about the Super Rooster. Drew might have a scoop. Christopher just won’t read Wolf Hall. Listen, and then let us know your predictions!...

145: Raven Leilani (LUSTER) & Danzy Senna’s NEW PEOPLE

A zoom session with Raven Leilani gets us into all sorts of things, from candles to disco to painting to amorality, and how you have to come to the...

144: Megha Majumdar (A BURNING) and Anjan Sundaram’s BAD NEWS

Megha Majumdar zooms from her library into the virtual Damn Library so that we can all talk about her bestseller, A Burning. We talk about what makes an Amaro,...

143: Reading Snapshot Redux

Christopher and Drew talk about why people might not want to read classics and books from “Best of the Year” lists, and hope folks can learn to trust their...

142: Lindsay Ellis (AXIOM’S END) & Orson Scott Card’s SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD

Lindsay Ellis zooms on in to the Damn Library with her recently-NYT-best-selling Axiom’s End! We talk ~around~ the plot of her novel, the joys of writing about 2007, who...

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