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The Open Book Podcast

Listen in with the team at Greater Dandenong Libraries as they discuss and review books and movies, promote and highlight local events, and recommend new titles and genres to explore. See below for each episode's show notes.

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Episode Twenty Three Show Notes

Main titles discussed

Find The Uncaged Sky by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Reading

Find Harry Potter and Cursed Child

Reviews

Find Never Give Up by Bear Grylls

Find The Potion Diaries by Amy McCulloch

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Episode Twenty Two Show Notes

Episode Twenty One Show Notes

Feature interview with Akuch Kuol Anyieth

Find Unknown by Akuch Kuol Anyieth

So You Think You Don't Like... Fantasy

Find From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

Find Oasis by Katya De Becerra

Find The Nights of Prague By Nicole Jarvis

Bookchat 

Main title discussed:

Find Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

Also mentioned

Find The Antidote: Happiness for People that Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

Access the Oliver Burkeman website

Find Atomic Habits by James Clear

Reviews

Find Other Houses by Paddy O'Reilly

Find House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Sometimes the movie really is better than the book

Find Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Find The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Find Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding 

Find The Lost World - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Find The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King - Book and DVD

Find Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Find Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Find Bluey - Children’s book series

Find Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Find Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Find Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Find The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

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Episode Twenty Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find One Hundred Days by Alice Pung

Also mentioned

Find The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen

Find House of Stone by Novuyo Tshuma

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

Reading by Else Fitzgerald 

Find Everything Feels Like the End of the World by Else Fitzgerald

Reviews

Find Stolen Focus : Why You Can't Pay Attention by Johann Hari

Find Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Book Week Costume Ideas

Find The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Find The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Find Mr Bump by Roger Hargreaves

Find Goosebumps by R.L.Stine (for Slappy Costume)

Find Jetty Jumping by Andrew Rowe

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Episode Nineteen Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

Reviews

Find Kindred by Octavia Butler

Find The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

So You Think You Don't Like...True Crime

Find Anita Cobby: The Crime that Shocked the Nation by Alan Whiticker

Find The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall

Find A Serial Killer's Daughter by Kerri Rawson

Also Recommended :

Find Missing William Tyrrell by Caroline Overington

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Episode Eighteen Show Notes

Episode Seventeen Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix 

Junior Library Officer Recommends

Find Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari

Find The Turn of The Screw by Henry James

Find The Truth About Verity Sparks by Susan Green

So You Think You Don't Like... Thrillers

Find The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Find You Need to Know by Nicola Moriarty

Find The Pact by S.J. Bolton

Reviews

Find All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Find The Mother by Jane Caro

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Episode Sixteen Show Notes

Episode Fifteen Show Notes

Episode Fourteen Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota

Find Pain and Prejudice by Gabrielle Jackson

Also mentioned

Find Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe

Further reading

Find Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine and Myth in a Man Made World by Elinor Cleghorn

Find The Women's Brain Book : the Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness by Sarah McKay

Find Ask me About my Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain by Abby Norman

Recommended Podcasts

Everybody Knows – podcast about the rise and fall of the MeToo movement in Australia told through the lens of the music industry and the secrecy and archaic laws that protected abusers and prevented survivors from speaking out.

Sistas Let’s Talk - ABC Radio’s newest feminist podcast all about amplifying the voices of women across the Pacific. Each week, host Hilda Wayne talks to inspirational women about the issues affecting them and discusses how to navigate modern life as a Pacific Island woman. Topics covered include Pacific women in politics, women keeping Pacific languages alive and the movement to reclaim traditional recipes of the past. 

Sisteria - a podcast about women & non-binary creatives’ experiences as creators & consumers of arts & culture. 

Featured Chat

Find Animals Make us Human edited by Leah Kaminsky and Meg Keneally

So You Think You Don't Like - Adult Graphic Novels

Find Maus by Art Spiegelman

Find You and a Bike and a Road by Eleanor Davis

Find Watchmen by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons

Find Death Note by Tsugumi Oba, illustrated by Takeshi Obata

Reviews

Find The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Find A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

General Resources

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Episode Thirteen Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Meet Me at the Intersection edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina

Interview with Brendan Murray

Find The School : the Ups and Downs of One year in the Classroom by Brendan Murray

Find The Drowned Man by Brendan Murray (Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2017)

Find Venom: the heroic search for Australia's deadliest snake by Brendan Murray

Find Silence: the Bleaching of History (Article from The Griffith Review)

Find The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Find Short Stories by Alice Munro

Short Stories by Peter Carey

Reviews

Find Girl, Trans-cending by A.J. Clementine

Find The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita

Favourite Books growing up

Find Round the Twist (books and DVD series) by Paul Jennings

Find Are you there God, it's me Margaret by Judy Blume

Find Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Find The Baby-sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin

Find Redwall by Brian Jacques

Find Animorphs (series) by Katherine Applegate

PJ and Trent's Summer Reading Recommendations

PJ

Find The Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey

Find Bum Trilogy by Andy Griffiths

Find Folk Tales in the collections

Find Pax: Journey Home by Sara Pennypacker

Science Experiment Books

Science in a Jar – Julia Garstecki
Find Super Science Experiments:Outdoor Fun by Elizabeth Snoke Harris

Find More Hands-on Science: 50 kids activities from CSIRO by various authors

Trent

Find The Baby-sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin

Find Our Australian Girl series by various authors

Find Bone by Jeff Smith

Find Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan

Find Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

Find Amazing Magic Tricks by Chris Stone

Find Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Find Treasure Hunt House by Kate Davies

General Resources

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Episode Twelve Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Readings by Omar Sakr

'How to sleep' and 'Citizen of' from his works

Find The Lost Arabs

Find These Wild Houses

Interview with Lisa Burke

WAYSS : Homelessness and domestic violence support in South East Melbourne

The Orange Door : Support for families

Greater Dandenong links to Family Violence Support Services 

Reviews

Find Hunt for the Wilderpeople(DVD and Kanopy streaming movie)

Find In My Blood it Runs (Kanopy streaming movie)

Resource list for Gender Equality and Equity and Family and Intimate Partner Violence

Find A Mother’s Story by Rosie Batty

Find A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Find Crash override : How Gamergate (nearly) destroyed my life, and how we can win the fight against online hate by Zoe Quinn

Find Faith in freedom: Muslim Immigrant Women's Experiences of Domestic Violence by Nafiseh Ghafournia

Find Fixed it : Violence and the Representation of Women in the Media by Jane Gilmore

Find Fury: Women Write about Sex, Power and Violence by Samantha Trenoweth

Find Goodbye Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival by Kelly Sundberg

Find Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories by Jackie Clark

Find In Control: Dangerous Relationships and How They End in Murder by Jane Monckton-Smith

Find In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Find Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates

Find My Father, the Murderer: A Reckoning with the Past by Nina Young and Denise Young

Find Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

Find See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Find The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar

Find The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy

Find The Witches are Coming by Lindy West

Find Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Find Troll Hunting by Ginger Gorman

Find Why Women are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It by Annabelle Williams

Fiction

Find A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

Find The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

Find When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

Find The Power by Naomi Alderman

Find The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Young Adult

Find Magpie by Eve Ainsworth

Find Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Kanopy – Documentaries

Hitting Home - A Critical Look into the Domestic Abuse Cycle

Hummingbird: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence in Brazil

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Brazen Hussies

GTFO: Get the F**k Out 

Informit – Explore academic articles and journals free with your library card  (Access Informit with your Library Membership)

Ensuring Access to Justice for Women Experiencing Family Violence Beyond the Pandemic  

‘The Devil is in the Level’: Understanding Inequality in Australia’s Film, TV and Radio Industries  

Silenced Mothers: Exploring Definitions of Adolescent to Parent Violence and Implications for Practice 

The Criminalisation of Coercive Control: The Power of Law 

Podcasts and Radio Shows

The Gender Card - podcast by Griffith University’s Gender Equality Research Network 

Women on the Line - 3CR Local radio show covering women’s issues from around the world 

Bodies podcast– Season 2 Episode 5: Invisible Impact - Stacie escaped her abusive partner. But eight years later, her inner world was still in disarray. Why wasn’t she better? And why did it take her so long to leave?   

Reading Women podcast – Interview with Meena Kandasamy 

Other Resources

The Conversation – Articles on family violence  

See What You Made Me Do – SBS on Demand - Available in Hindi, Arabic, Korean, Punjabi, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese 

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Episode Eleven Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Interview with Diversity and Literacy Librarian

Find Fa Yi Qin Ming series by Qin Ming

Find Wo Zai Jiao Luo Hao An Xin by Yuri Yokomizu

Go to the Go to the OverDrive Chinese Reading Room

BookMatch - Climate Change and Environment

Find The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Find Ghost Species by James Bradley

Find The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy

Find Into the Woods: Trees in Photography by Martin Barnes

 Find Animals Make Us Human edited by Leah Kaminskyp and Meg Keneally

Reviews

Find Laurinda by Alice Pung

Find Nobody (DVD)

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Episode Ten Show Notes

Episode Nine Show Notes

Episode Eight Show Notes

Episode Seven Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Born Into This by Adam Thompson

Also mentioned

Find Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan

Find A Constant Hum by Alice Bishop

Find Kim Jiyoung - Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Find How to Endo : a Guide to Surviving and Thriving with Endometriosis by Bridget Hustwaite

Reviews

Find The Family Law by Benjamin Law

Find Babyteeth (DVD)

Interview with Jesse Oliver

Find Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard

Antipoet - Allan Boyd ( Website)

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Episode Six Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find The Yield by Tara June Winch

Interview with Leah Jing McIntosh 

Access Liminal Magazine    Instagram: @Liminalmag 

Find Collisions : Fictions of the Future : a Liminal anthology by edited by Leah Jing McIntosh

Find Memorial by Bryan Washington

Find Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Find Stone Fruit by Lee Lai

Find The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Find The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Find Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh

Find Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan

Reviews

Find Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

Find The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

BookMatch recommendations

For someone who likes World Stories (Translated works), Literary Fiction and Horror

Find Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan, translated by Annie Tucker

Find Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Find When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

Review of When I Hit You from The Wire

Find Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

Find Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin, translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell

Find Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Find Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright

Find The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, translated from French by John Cullen

Find The Stranger, (also known as The Outsider by Albert Camus)

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Episode Five Show Notes

Main titles discussed

Find The Hidden Girl and other stories by Ken Liu

Find Invisible Planets: an anthology of contemporary Chinese science fiction translated and edited by Ken Liu

Find Broken Stars translated and edited by Ken Liu

Also mentioned

Find Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

Dark City (1998 Movie)

Find Inception (DVD)

Find Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (DVD)

Find Arrival by Ted Chiang (Book and DVD)

Find Electric Dreams - Season One (DVD) - based on the stories of Philip K. Dick

Love Death and Robots  (Netflix Series) - includes short film 'Good Hunting' by Ken Liu

Spectology (podcast)

Clarkesworld (podcast)

Interview with Warren Loorham

Voice At The Table -  Training and advocacy for people with cognitive disabilities - 'Nothing about us, without us'

VATT Chat Podcast - Top tips for inclusive training

Check out Warren's artworks on Instagram at  Wozart2018

Anatomy for the Artist - Sarah Simblet

Find Sophie's World: a novel about the history of philosophy by Jostein Gaarder

Find The consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton

Reviews

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003) directed by Judy Irving - Kanopy streaming movie

Find The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Kanopy Streaming Movies

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul 

BabaKiueria (1986) directed by Don Featherstone 

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Episode Four Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Also mentioned

Find Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook by Carla Lalli Music

Find A Table for Friends by Skye McAlpine

Home Cooking Podcast - Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway

BookMatch recommendations

To a patron that likes Suspense, Fantasy, Adventure, Crime and Mystery

Find The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Find The Arsonist: A mind on Fire by Chloe Hooper

Find The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Find The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Find Talon by Julie Kagawa

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Episode Three Show Notes

Main titles discussed

Find Rat Queens Volume 1 - Sass and Sorcery - Kurtis Wiebe

Find Rat Queens. Volume two, The far reaching tentacles of N'Rygoth - Kurtis Wiebe

Also mentioned

Find Garfield by Jim Davis

Find Archie by Mark Waid

Find Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

Find Xena:Warrior Princess

Find Barbarella

Find Dungeons and Dragons

Find A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Interview with Shegofa Rahimi

Hear more about Shegofa’s journey to Australia in this interview with Shegofa for the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Student Association for Refugee Week 2020 

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Shegofa Rahimi online art exhibition

Shegofa recommends

Find Why I write by Saadat Hasan Manto

Find Manto (DVD)

Find Saadat Hasan Manto (Punjabi)

Find Leonardo da Vinci

Find Picasso

Find Vincent Van Gogh

Book Reviews

Find An American Marriageby Tayari Jones

Find The Complete Guide to Chinese Horoscopes by Weijan Zheng

BookMatch recommendations

Find Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French

Find Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French

Find Goodbye Mr. Hitler by Jackie French

Find The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Find The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain by John Boyne

Find Felix and Zelda Series, (Once series) by Morris Gleitzman

Find Angel Mage by Garth Nix

The Austen Project

Find Eligible: a modern retelling of pride and prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld

Find Emma by Alexander McCall Smith

Find Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Find Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

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Episode Two Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre

Also mentioned

Find Matilda by Roald Dahl

Find The Outsider by Albert Camus

Find Scarface - DVD

Find Richard Dawkins

Find The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion with the Content Management Librarian

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Reviews

Find The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall

Find The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Also mentioned

Find The Complete Maus (graphic novel) by Art Spiegelman

New and emerging authors discussion

Find The Dry by Jane Harper

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

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Episode One Show Notes

Main title discussed

Find Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Discussion with library technician acquisitions

Find Bill Bryson’s travel memoirs on BorrowBox

Reviews

Find They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Find The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Book Match recommendations

To a patron that liked thrillers, biography, horror and historical fiction

Find The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti

Find Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

Find The Fireman: a Novel by Joe Hill

Find The Cavendon Luck by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Find The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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