Hello readers, and happy Tuesday! You know what that means...
Today’s guest, Eli Sykes, is a food scientist who describes his job as “getting to eat snacks all day,” so I think it’s safe to say Eli is living the dream. We’ve had a lot of English majors on the show, but today we get to look into what it’s like to be married to an English major, because, you guessed it—Eli’s wife is one. This episode is loads of fun, as we discuss how a teacher sparked the reading flame in his heart (and exactly what book fanned it), a certain unnamed author who gets a lot of love around here, and how he “just wants more Mr. Collins in his reading life.”
I hope you're as intrigued as I was! Enjoy the episode.
Books mentioned in this episode:
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• Dead Wake, by Erik Larson
• Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
• 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
• Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, by
• Author Shel Silverstein
• The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
• Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
• Persuasion, by Jane Austen
• The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
• Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
• Unbroken, by Lauren Hillenbrand
• Seabiscuit, by Lauren Hillenbrand
• Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee
• To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
• The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
• The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
• High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby
• About A Boy, by Nick Hornby
• Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
• The Wayward Pines series, by Blake Crouch
• The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
• Funny Girl, by Nick Hornby
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