All the books, none of the crafty talk
I have always enjoyed CraftLit but must confess that I often would skip the beginning chat about knitting, spinning, scrapbooking, and so forth in order to get to what I consider the meat of the podcast: Heather Ordover's excellent and insightful commentary and the audio of each book being featured. Just the Books solves my problem by trimming the crafty-talk and leaving us with the meat. Heather is like the English teacher you always wanted, informative without being pedantic, engaging without being facile, and thoughtfully open-minded to her listeners' contributions. Moreover, when the only available free audio of the out-of-copyright classics is poor quality, she recruits readers who will make the listening a pleasure instead of a chore. Just the Books (and CraftLit) is clearly a labor of love and an example of the best that podcasting can be.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts