Oct 18 2022
Shelf Help Episode #22
Episode 22 - Astrological book pairingsThe question - "Not necessarily a dilemma, but I would like books to be paired with your astrological sign!" - came via instagram from Nicole; and it had the booksellers so excited we delayed discussing it for a month so that Allie, Emma, and Kari could all be present to discuss. This query also resulted in our longest episode yet.To start, we discussed personal charts and learned that Allie is a Libra sun sign, Sagittarius moon sign, with Scorpio as her rising sign. Emma is a Taurus sun sign, a Cancer moon sign, and has Virgo rising. Kari is a Sagittarius sun sign, like Emma has a Cancer moon sign, but has Aquarius rising. Lisa, like Allie, is a Libra, with a Leo moon, and Capricorn rising. (She needs to research what this all means.)Emma then provided a brief tutorial and suggested thinking of one's sun sign as one's ego, a moon sign as one's id, and the rising sign as one's super ego. Allie was shocked no one had ever explained this to her in this way.We then launched into book recommendations. Reviewed books included, and were definitely not limited to Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Wilder Girls by Rory Power, Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich, and we spent quite a bit of time on the fact that The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande epitomizes a Virgo vibe. Listen for more pairings.We also recognized this was the first episode recorded under CATV's new name - JAM: Junction Arts Media. Congratulations to JAM on their new endeavors. Shelf Help is a podcast where booksellers help you answer one of life's trickier - and we’d argue extremely important - questions: what should you read next? If you've got a reading dilemma, you can email us a question or voice memo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help your shelves. Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; CATV Upper Valley media community (NOW LOCATED AT JAM, Junction Arts & Media); three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.