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Welcome to Why I Really Like This Book, a podcast series about books that ought not to be forgotten. The podcasts were written, recorded and edited by me, Kate Macdonald, from 2011 to 2014 in a house in Brussels. I'm an English lecturer and an lifelong rummager in second-hand bookshops, and I write a lot about books, so podcasts was an enjoyable way to talk about what I was reading.

The intro music is by The Tribe Band, and the illustration is by Harriet Marsh.

In 2014 I stopped recording podcasts and moved to That's my personal site where I post information about my books and articles, the research I do, and where I post book reviews twice a week. Many of the reviews are the scripts for the podcasts, so I keep this excellent Libsyn site going so anyone passing by can listen to three or more years of podcasts. One day I may start recording again.

More from Kate

Nov 12, 2012

Links to extra programmes and recordings on the Internet:

A Pod Academy interview about Forgotten Fiction.

Blogging at Vulpes Libris.

A one-hour radio discussion programme about First World War poetry.

five and a half years ago

Why I really like this podcast: it introduces me to new-to-me older books, and reminds me of my favourites. Some book podcasts are all about the new - but not this one, it's about the well-remembered and loved. Hope Kate wins European Podcast Award - she deserves to!