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 katemacdonald.net. 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 soanyone passing bycan listen to three or more years of podcasts. One day I may start recording again.
The Dark is Rising was
a set of excellent novels for decades before it was a film. Susan
Cooper's 1970s series is timeless, a real world quest fantasy
steeped in Arthurian magic, where Merlin is a butler and a
About the Podcast
These are podcasts about forgotten fiction, for curious readers, and for anyone who likes old books. Sometimes they're stories, sometimes they're not. Most of the authors write in English; and sometimes they don't. But all the books I talk about, I really really like. I hope you will too.