In the last installment of Portsmouth Public Library's quarantine recordings series, a discussion of stories set in familiar worlds with a magical twist.
Welcome back to Blanket Fort Broadcasts, a series of book talks recorded in our homes during quarantine! This discussion centers on the genre of magical realism and includes books (and some TV and films) for all ages.
Featuring: Andrew (Youth Services Library Assistant), Gretyl (Supervisor of Youth Services) Katharine (Youth Services Librarian), and Michaela (Emerging Technologies Librarian).
In other news, this is the last episode of The Parrott Unbound podcast that Portsmouth Public Library plans on releasing for the moment. Going forward, all episodes in the Blanket Fort Broadcasts series, as well as previous episodes of The Parrott Unbound, will continue to be available on Audioboom
, PPL’s website
, and your favorite podcast apps. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all our listeners, as well as the library staff and members of the larger community who contributed their time and voices to the podcast. Happy reading to all!
Titles discussed in this recording:
· Harry Potter
series by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale (Overdrive/Libby)
· The Backstagers
novels and comics, written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Rian Sygh (Hoopla)
· The BFG
by Roald Dahl (Overdrive/Libby)
· The Witches
film adaptation, directed by Nicolas Roeg
· Carry On
by Rainbow Rowell (Hoopla & Overdrive/Libby)
A Statement from Portsmouth Public Library Regarding Harry Potter
We strive to make the library a welcoming place for all. We are aware of recent harmful statements made by the author of Harry Potter. In discussing these book titles, we celebrate the world of Harry Potter and the characters, rather than their creator. Harry Potter is a story of magic and acceptance that teaches us to find power in believing in our true selves. We will continue to discuss them in that spirit.