Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Book Lust with Nancy PearlSeattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Lizzie Skurnick
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Lizzie Skurnick

Fidgital. Spamily. Brattle. Nonsense? Not. It's the language of Lizzie Skurnick. Host Nancy Pearl talks to Skurnick about her new book That Should Be a Word. Fidgital - excessively checking one's devices. Spamily - Facebook or Twitter updates about kids. Brattle - to discuss one's children at great length. That Should Be A Word is a compendium of 250 of former New York Times' columnist Skurnick's wittiest wordplays. She is also the editor in chief of Lizzie Skurnick Books, which reissues classic young adult literature. She discusses her efforts to bring back the best in children's and teen lit.