Books & Looks: Real Books for Real Readers was started as a podcast to supplement Blaine Desantis’ website, ViewsOnBooks.com, and expand into audio interviews with authors.
With Books & Looks, Blaine’s goal is to focus on real books that real people will read. At least half of the books he reviews are either new authors or unknown authors that many in the general public are unaware of. After a segment reviewing books or interviewing authors, Blaine ends each episode with a discussion of the movies and TV shows he is currently watching.
This Week’s Episode
Today I reveal the captivating secrets of the perfume world in Dominique Roques’ In Search of Perfumes and the daring escapades of Arizona’s train bandits in Doug Hocking’s Southwest Train Robberies. Immerse yourself in the intoxicating world of scent making, from the fragrant fields of Andalucia to the exotic sandalwood market in Australia, and uncover the untold stories of the Wild West’s most notorious train heists, from supernatural robberies to ingenious escapes.
Plus, discover fascinating tidbits about Romania’s national sport and a binge-worthy South Korean TV series on Netflix. Listen in as I bring these lesser-known literary and TV treasures to light!
In Search of Perfumes book discussion – 00:00
Southwest Train Robberies book discussion – 07:40
Looks on Romania – 16:45
Looks on Vincenzo – 20:20
In Search of Perfumes by Dominique Roques.
Southwest Train Robberies by Doug Hocking
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About Blaine Desantis:
Blaine is an avid lifetime reader, a retired attorney, and has been a book club leader for the past seven years. He is an active teacher in senior education classes at Furman University. Blaine loves fiction, nonfiction, histories, mysteries and almost all genres of books.