Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle'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 Simon Stephenson
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl Featuring Simon Stephenson

Nancy Pearl interviews Simon Stephenson about his new novel "Set My Heart to Five." The book stars Jared, a robot who works as a dentist in Michigan but discovers he has emotions (even though he's not supposed to) and dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. They discuss how he got the idea for the story, what it's like to write a laugh-out-loud book that some people won't find funny, and the merits of the word "heartwarming" and whether it accurately describes this novel.