Blanket Fort Broadcasts 7: Magical Realism

Episode 16,   Oct 26, 2020, 03:31 AM

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) 
·         Akata Witch and Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (Hoopla & Overdrive/Libby)  
·         The Magicians series by Lev Grossman (Overdrive/Libby)  
·         Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics created by Joss Whedon (Hoopla)  
·         The Rivers of London novels and comics written by Ben Aaronovitch (Hoopla)  
·         I Am Not Okay With This by Charles Forsman (Hoopla) by  
·         The Backstagers novels and comics, written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Rian Sygh (Hoopla) 
·         The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman (Overdrive/Libby)  
·         Dr. Greta Helsing series by Vivian Shaw  
·         The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger (Overdrive/Libby)  
·         The Raven Cycle and Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (Hoopla & Overdrive/Libby)  
·         One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and translated by Gregory Rabassa (Overdrive/Libby)  
·         All the Answers  by Kate Messner
·         The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (Overdrive/Libby)  
·         The Whispers by Greg Howard 
·         The BFG by Roald Dahl (Overdrive/Libby)  
·         The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl 
·         The Witches by Roald Dahl  
·         The Witches film adaptation, directed by Nicolas Roeg  
·         Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan (Hoopla & Overdrive/Libby)  
·        Aru Shaw and the End of Time (Pandava Series book 1) by Roshani Chokshi (Hoopla  & Overdrive/Libby)  
·       Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (Hoopla &       Overdrive/Libby) 
·         A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Overdrive) 
·         With Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (Hoopla & Overdrive/Libby)  
·         Bone Gap by Laura Ruby  
·         Things in Jars by Jess Kid 
·         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.