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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.

Jan 7, 2015

Why I Really Like This Book is reborn, as! Also tweeting at @KateRLTB. Your usual reading entertainment and pernickety disquisitions on books and authors that Kate really, really likes will continue there. 

revisit these podcasts as blogs

Dec 26, 2014

I'm changing media, moving the podcasts into book blogs, so you can read what I think about the books that I really, really like on The beauty of a blogsite is that I can recycle the scripts from the podcasts, so look out for those too, part of the same blogroll, probably once a week. You can follow...

whoops, too early ...

May 23, 2014

Due to mechanical failure, the sun in my eyes, and a distracting essay-marking deadline, I released the Hemingway post immediately, today, rather than on 30 May, when it was supposed to be. Now I don't know whether I should restart the fortnightly podcasting schedule from today, or leave a three-week gap to get back to...