Related Program: The Record Book Hugger Nancy Pearl Revists Old Favorites By Steve Scher • May 2, 2014 Related Program: The Record TweetShareGoogle+Email Flickr Photo/Quinn Dombrowski (CC-BY-NC-ND) Listen Listening... / 9:51 Steve Scher talks with Nancy Pearl about the books she has been re-reading lately, including Reif Larsen's "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivett," and David Lodge's "The Campus Trilogy." Tags: Nancy Pearlarts & lifebooksTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Why Do You Love The Books You Love? By Steve Scher • Apr 25, 2014 Flickr Photo/Silke Gerstenkorn (CC BY-NC-ND) Listen Listening... / 8:35 Think of your favorite book. What is it about that book that makes you love it? Is it the eloquence of the sentences? The adrenaline of the story? Characters that seem so real they could be friends? A setting that sweeps you away? Exploring World War I Books With Nancy Pearl By Steve Scher • Apr 18, 2014 Clockwise: Margaret MacMillan’s “The War That Ended Peace,” Max Brooks’ “The Harlem Hellfighters,” James Carl Nelson’s “Five Lieutenants,” and Siegfried Sassoon’s “Memoirs of an Infantry Officer.” Listen Listening... / 9:14 World War I began 100 years ago this June. A century later, the Great War is still generating interest among scholars, writers and readers. Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl meet up at the University Bookstore, in front of a display of new and old books about the war to end all wars. Nancy Pearl: Swing And A Hit By Steve Scher • Apr 4, 2014 Flickr Photo/Mike Rastiello (CC BY-NC-ND) Listen Listening... / 7:29 Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about just a few of the many baseball books available, just in time for Tuesday's Opening Night at Safeco Field. Nancy Pearl: 'Understories' And 'The Land Of Steady Habits' By Steve Scher • Mar 28, 2014 Tim Horvath's book, "Understories," and Ted Thompson's book, "The Land of Steady Habits." Listen Listening... / 8:48 Steve Scher sits down with librarian Nancy Pearl to talk about two books. Pearl says Tim Horvath's collection of short stories, "Understories," showcases a good example of elastic realism. The stories are rooted in reality but stretched into unexpected and odd places. Ted Thompson's book, "The Land of Steady Habits," is a character-driven novel with exciting writing around the theme of living with and escaping from your past.