Podcast #15: Great (Reading) Expectations

Podcast #15: Great (Reading) Expectations

We're excited to bring you another episode of the Clear Eyes, Full Shelves podcast! We have such a good time recording the show and love that the podcast lets us dig into issues with more nuance than the blog format allows. 

In episode #15, Laura and I dig into the subject of reader expectations, the role of marketing in informing those expectations and the way consumers of creative works become intensely invested in those works. Please note, this episode was recorded prior to my writing this blog post; if it had been, we likely would have elaborated more regarding the notion of how we read, and if readers "owe" authors anything in that respect. 

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Books, Etc. Mentioned in the Episode

The Day Before
By Lisa Schroeder
Catching Jordan
By Miranda Kenneally
Live Through This
By Mindi Scott
The Lucy Variations
By Sara Zarr
Rumble Fish
By S.E. Hinton
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season
Starring Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Naveen Andrews, Terry O'Quinn
The 20/20 Experience
By Justin Timberlake
Alias: The Complete Fourth Season
Starring Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly
Felicity: Season 3
By Felicity
Fringe: The Complete Fifth Season
Starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble, Lance Reddick

We also discussed the following:

A correction: Near the end of this episode, I mention Sarah Dessen's Lock & Key, but I should have referenced Along for the Ride instead. Oops.

What role do your own expectations bring to your reading or viewing experience? Let us know in the comments!

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