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I'm in the Mood for...with Spenser and Jim
I'm in the Mood for...with Spenser and Jim

I'm in the Mood for...with Spenser and Jim

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The Cooper Library's official staff podcast. Come hang out with Spenser and Jim as they discuss their favorite books across different genres. Covering materials available at the local community library, stop by and listen every week for new spotlights!

Latest Episodes

I'm in the Mood for The Kite Runner

Spenser and Jim discuss a recent classic,Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. A tale spanning the childhood and adult life of Amir, a boy from Kabul. Chronicling the changes of the region through the rise of violence and danger, the book follows the consequences of Amir's decisions. Spenser and Jim provide important historical and regional context for the novel, as well as discussing what parts of the novel summer reading projects might want to focus on.

11 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for The Kite Runner

I'm in the Mood for The Life of Pi

Spenser and Jim dive into a tale of growing and survival and learning with Yann Martel's The Life of Pi, a story following the journey of Piscine Molitor Patel as he encounters lessons unlike any others. To help dissect and digest the complex ideas of spirituality and practicality found throughout the novel, Spenser and Jim are back to help our summer reading students keep an eye out for important themes and motifs, as well as discuss what they liked most about the book!

11 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for The Life of Pi

I'm in the Mood for The Book Thief!

Sometimes, summer reading projects pick really good books for you to read. One those is definitely Markus Zusak's The Book Thief! An international bestseller turned blockbuster movie, the Book Thief is a moving tale taking place during the Holocaust. To help our readers follow and make sense of this wonderful tale, Spenser and Jim have picked out key plot points and important themes for any students reading the Book Thief for their summer reading.

9 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for The Book Thief!

I'm in the Mood for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

Just about everyone has heard of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's story still remains in the public eye. It's many renditions in film, print, stage, and music are evidence of that. Opelika City Schools, for that reason, assign the book just about every year. Alice's adventures, however, can be a bit confusing at times, especially when the book diverges from what the movies readers might remember. So, Spenser and Jim are here to help make your summer reading experience something resembling pleasant!

11 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

I'm in the Mood for A Wrinkle in Time!

Madeleine L'Engle's famous novel (now a full-fledged Disney blockbuster) is famously divisive. You either love it or hate it! Unfortunately, many students don't get the choice to read it or not, as its an Opelika city schools regular on the summer reading list. However, for those of you who aren't thrilled with Madeleine L'Engle's classic Young Adult Sci-fi epic, don't despair! Spenser and Jim are here to give you pointers on what to look out for, and discuss some of the more confusing plot points to help for an easier reading experience! We're excited to help you get an A+ to start out your new school year on right foot!

9 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for A Wrinkle in Time!

I'm in the Mood for The Things They Carried

A summer reading favorite for the Auburn-Opelika area, Spenser and Jim talk about the important aspects of the book, at least as far as teachers are concerned. Discussing themes and highlighting important parts of Tim O'brien's classic short story turned novel, Spenser and Jim are here to help you ace your summer reading project!

8 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for The Things They Carried

I'm in the Mood for a New Direction!

Spenser and Jim, after a long hiatus, are finally back (Jim blame's winter, Spenser's new bundle of joy), and this time they've got new ideas! Good ideas? Hopefully!

5 MINJUL 6
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I'm in the Mood for a New Direction!

I'm in the Mood For...Short Stories!

This week Spenser and Jim talk about stories for busy people and by that we mean short stories. Jim giggles about stories involving a well known character in the science fiction world. Spenser talks about a classic short story collection that is still used to teach short stories in academic settings.

23 MIN2018 DEC 22
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I'm in the Mood For...Short Stories!

I'm in the Mood For...Something Local!

This week we are celebrating our local authors! Jim decides to try a story outside his wheelhouse with a popular name, while Spenser stays truly local. Exploring stories written in, about, and by Alabamians, this week is all about local pride!

27 MIN2018 DEC 15
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I'm in the Mood For...Something Local!

I'm in the Mood For...Magic!

Featuring the famous Rosanna McGinnis yet again, the crew has different views on magic! Jim tackles the magic of the silver screen with a behind-the-scenes look at a favorite series, while Spenser delves into a modern Young Adult fiction masterpiece in the making, and Rosanna visits old friends in a new book! Listen in a packed-to-the-brim episode of magic and wonder!

33 MIN2018 DEC 8
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I'm in the Mood For...Magic!

Latest Episodes

I'm in the Mood for The Kite Runner

Spenser and Jim discuss a recent classic,Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. A tale spanning the childhood and adult life of Amir, a boy from Kabul. Chronicling the changes of the region through the rise of violence and danger, the book follows the consequences of Amir's decisions. Spenser and Jim provide important historical and regional context for the novel, as well as discussing what parts of the novel summer reading projects might want to focus on.

11 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for The Kite Runner

I'm in the Mood for The Life of Pi

Spenser and Jim dive into a tale of growing and survival and learning with Yann Martel's The Life of Pi, a story following the journey of Piscine Molitor Patel as he encounters lessons unlike any others. To help dissect and digest the complex ideas of spirituality and practicality found throughout the novel, Spenser and Jim are back to help our summer reading students keep an eye out for important themes and motifs, as well as discuss what they liked most about the book!

11 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for The Life of Pi

I'm in the Mood for The Book Thief!

Sometimes, summer reading projects pick really good books for you to read. One those is definitely Markus Zusak's The Book Thief! An international bestseller turned blockbuster movie, the Book Thief is a moving tale taking place during the Holocaust. To help our readers follow and make sense of this wonderful tale, Spenser and Jim have picked out key plot points and important themes for any students reading the Book Thief for their summer reading.

9 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for The Book Thief!

I'm in the Mood for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

Just about everyone has heard of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's story still remains in the public eye. It's many renditions in film, print, stage, and music are evidence of that. Opelika City Schools, for that reason, assign the book just about every year. Alice's adventures, however, can be a bit confusing at times, especially when the book diverges from what the movies readers might remember. So, Spenser and Jim are here to help make your summer reading experience something resembling pleasant!

11 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

I'm in the Mood for A Wrinkle in Time!

Madeleine L'Engle's famous novel (now a full-fledged Disney blockbuster) is famously divisive. You either love it or hate it! Unfortunately, many students don't get the choice to read it or not, as its an Opelika city schools regular on the summer reading list. However, for those of you who aren't thrilled with Madeleine L'Engle's classic Young Adult Sci-fi epic, don't despair! Spenser and Jim are here to give you pointers on what to look out for, and discuss some of the more confusing plot points to help for an easier reading experience! We're excited to help you get an A+ to start out your new school year on right foot!

9 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for A Wrinkle in Time!

I'm in the Mood for The Things They Carried

A summer reading favorite for the Auburn-Opelika area, Spenser and Jim talk about the important aspects of the book, at least as far as teachers are concerned. Discussing themes and highlighting important parts of Tim O'brien's classic short story turned novel, Spenser and Jim are here to help you ace your summer reading project!

8 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for The Things They Carried

I'm in the Mood for a New Direction!

Spenser and Jim, after a long hiatus, are finally back (Jim blame's winter, Spenser's new bundle of joy), and this time they've got new ideas! Good ideas? Hopefully!

5 MINJUL 6
Comments
I'm in the Mood for a New Direction!

I'm in the Mood For...Short Stories!

This week Spenser and Jim talk about stories for busy people and by that we mean short stories. Jim giggles about stories involving a well known character in the science fiction world. Spenser talks about a classic short story collection that is still used to teach short stories in academic settings.

23 MIN2018 DEC 22
Comments
I'm in the Mood For...Short Stories!

I'm in the Mood For...Something Local!

This week we are celebrating our local authors! Jim decides to try a story outside his wheelhouse with a popular name, while Spenser stays truly local. Exploring stories written in, about, and by Alabamians, this week is all about local pride!

27 MIN2018 DEC 15
Comments
I'm in the Mood For...Something Local!

I'm in the Mood For...Magic!

Featuring the famous Rosanna McGinnis yet again, the crew has different views on magic! Jim tackles the magic of the silver screen with a behind-the-scenes look at a favorite series, while Spenser delves into a modern Young Adult fiction masterpiece in the making, and Rosanna visits old friends in a new book! Listen in a packed-to-the-brim episode of magic and wonder!

33 MIN2018 DEC 8
Comments
I'm in the Mood For...Magic!
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