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20. That Time a Fire Built a Library

We here at The Book Owl Podcast do NOT approve of book burning. However, there was a time in recent history when a fire was actually good for books, libraries, and for the book lovers of Chicago. Links Mentioned in This Episode * Many thanks to Jonny Pongratz of the Jaunts & Haunts blog. https://jonathanpongratz.com * Discover several inexpensive ways to keep the show running at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support * “They Want Your Books” (book donation tips): https://wp.me/pbLfAe-h3 * Find The Osteria Chronicles Box Set (Books 1 – 3) for 99c at… Read more 20. That Time a Fire Built a Library

19. The Tiptop Books of 2020

One of the taglines for The Book Owl Podcast is, “Everything Books, Minus the Reviews,” but as this wacky year is winding down, I thought I’d make an exception and share with you my absolute top book picks I found during the extra reading time 2020 has provided. Links Mentioned in This Episode * Thanks to Jonny Pongratz of the Jaunts & Haunts blog for some super kind words about the most recent episodes and for supporting the show by purchasing several of my short stories. https://jonathanpongratz.com * Thanks to… Read more 19. The Tiptop Books of 2020

15. Ten Spooky and Kooky Libraries

It’s a listener-inspired episode in which, just like in the movie Ghostbusters, the Book Owl discovers ghosts love spending their time browsing, and sometimes wreaking havoc, in the stacks of their local libraries. Links Mentioned in this Episode…. * Crawcrafts Beasties (for all your monster needs): https://crawcraftsbeasties.com Like what you hear? * Episode Page with links mentioned in the episode, transcript, and more at https://wp.me/pbLfAe-et * Get more out of every episode by joining the flock at https://www.subscribepage.com/bookowlpodcast * Discover several inexpensive ways to keep the show running at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support *… Read more 15. Ten Spooky and Kooky Libraries

Conscience by Jonathan Pongratz #novella #scifi

Rory Bennels lives in a world ruled by a business entity known as the Corporation. For years he’s executed cerebral uploads for the recently deceased, but when the famed anarchist Epher Lore ends up in his lab, a series of events occur that shakes Rory’s world to the core. I’ve been a science fiction fan […] Conscience by Jonathan Pongratz #novella #scifi

18. Have Book, Will Time Travel

Tuesday, the 8th of December, was Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day. Don’t ask me what in the world that is supposed to mean or what kind of presents it involves, but so far, science has let us down with its inability to come up with a time machine. Which means the best we can do is to open the pages of a book and journey along through time with the author’s imagination. Please note: There is a little jumble in the info at the start. I talk about… Read more 18. Have Book, Will Time Travel

17. Cooking Up Something Good

Because Thanksgiving is THE holiday where food takes center stage, I bet there’s more than a few of you out there reaching for a cookbook this week. Which is why The Book Owl went into research mode to discover the history of cookbooks. From rotting meat to imaginary friends, it’s a recipe for concocting a great episode. And, there’s even a special guest who tried to take over the show. Links Mentioned in this Episode…. * Support the show by shopping at Amazon using the Amazon Affiliate Link at https://thebookowlpodcast.com/support… Read more 17. Cooking Up Something Good

16. Biting Into Bram Stoker

The Book Owl is still in the Halloween spirit, and that means from the huge number of authors who are having a birthday this month (or would have been if they were still alive), I’ve chosen Bram Stoker as the Book Owl birthday boy. In this episode we dive into his trouble personal life and the reality behind his most famous tale. Links Mentioned in this Episode…. * Pick up The Drive-Thru Window for 99c at https://payhip.com/b/I0S4 * Thanks to Tierney of TierneyCreates: https://tierneycreates.com * Get a free copy of… Read more 16. Biting Into Bram Stoker