Books on the Radio’s Sean Cranbury talks books, his new co-production the Advent Book Blog, Christmas book buying, and Vancouver book shops, with Joseph Planta; as well it is announced that Planta will be taking a break from the program, and that Cranbury will be filling in.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
You might have noticed that the guests in recent days have been some of the familiar people who’ve been on before—some of the regulars if you will. People like our most frequent guest Rafe Mair, former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard, Judi Tyabji, and Global TV’s Mike McCardell, have been long-time favourites of some in the audience, but really my own. They’ve been gracious to come on over the years and again now, close to the holiday season and the year’s end. Another reason I’ve had these folks on, is that I’m going to be off for a while, and I figured I ought to check in with the good people who’ve been supportive of this program over the years.
I will be taking several weeks off. This program shall continue, and be in the hands of the very capable and resourceful, Sean Cranbury, who joins me now. He is the host and curator (I like that word a lot) of Books on the Radio, which you can hear Wednesday afternoons on CJSF 90.1 FM, and all the time at www.booksontheradio.ca. He’s passionate about books, and I can’t wait to hear what he’ll be programming here. One of his projects at the moment is this fascinating blog that he and Book Madam (www.bookmadam.com) Julie Wilson of the great Seen Reading blog (www.seenreading.com) have started. The Advent Book Blog is a great read to check out the book recommendations that are featured. Robert Wiersema and I talked about this earlier this week, where all sorts of people recommend books people should buy this season. It’s just fascinating to read people’s choices, and to see why they’re recommending whatever it is they’re reading. The Advent Book Blog is at www.adventbooks.wordpress.com. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Sean Cranbury; Good morning, Mr. Cranbury.