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

40: #TOB16 Wrap-Up with Nozlee Samadzadeh and Will Chancellor

And that’s a wrap! What a tournament of books that was! Tournament of Books producer Nozlee and former contestant (with his book A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall) Will Chancellor stop by the Damn Library to talk believability, tooth truths, good tourney…

39: #TOB16 Chatter

Drew and Christopher talk their brackets and re-reading. They wax nostalgic on the week past and dive deep into the remaining match-ups as we head into the finals. Plus, a bookish wager on who will take the Rooster home. 15…

38: Katy Waldman & More #TOB16

Katy Waldman stops by the Damn Library to drink “The Rooster” and prognosticate. Jane Austen keeps getting updated, the trio relives the first round of the TOB’s ups and downs, and then a deep dive into Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff somehow…

37: Angela Flournoy & #TOB16

Angela Flournoy, author of the Turner House, stops by the Damn Library, fresh off her Tournament of Books win in round one against Ban en Banlieue. She and the guys talk where she was when her novel published, whether or not she believes in ghosts,…

36: Maris Kreizman & “The Invaders”

It’s tournament time!! Christopher drinks a Slaughtering Mary, Drew and Maris Kreizman don’t. They all discuss Maris’ book/blog Slaughterhouse 90210 and Kickstarter, and then delve into the complexities of The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak. There’s…

35: Mark de Silva & “Less than Zero”

Over a round of Dark and Particularly Stormys, Drew and Christopher have the pleasure of chatting, friendly-like, with Mark de Silva, author of Square Wave, out now from Two Dollar Radio. Jazz is discussed! So is Donna Tartt! And Misogyny! And how…

34: Laura Van Den Berg & “The Naked Eye”

Laura Van Den Berg stops by the Damn Library to talk about her novel Find Me and Yoko Tawada’s The Naked Eye. We also find out what tv show she can’t stop repeating, and discuss a lot about getting lost, both physically and in translation. Plus,…

33: The 2016 Tournament of Books Shortlist

Christopher and Drew can’t contain their excitement – the short list for the Morning News’ ToB 2016 is here, and they are discussing every title. They also explain this whole tournament business, talk snubs and loves, and teach you a new cocktail to…

32: “The Pickle Index”

Drew and Christopher talk about what books they were given for Christmas, 2016 reading goals, experimentally designed books they love, and then Eli Horiwitz’s The Pickle Index which they tried to experience it every which way it came out….

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