Book Choice

FINE MUSIC RADIO  |  Podcast , ±50 min episodes every 4 weeks, 3 days  | 
Book Choice, is broadcast on the first Monday of each month, presented by Cindy Moritz.

While you’re munching your lunch or driving the myriad motorways, you’ll hear all that’s best in books. Cape Town’s top book reviewers will entertain and inform you as they cheerfully chat about the newest and nicest fiction and non-fiction on current book shelves.

You love author interviews? Well, we line up those for your pleasure and leisure too.
You want an easy-peasy competition each month with good prizes? All there, prettily planned for your lovely listening.

Do join us for your delectation… for your entertainment… for your information.

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Book Choice - 03 Jan 2022

Happy New Year, and a big bookie welcome to our first Book Choice of 2022. And we are still so lucky and grateful to have Exclusive Books join us as our sponsorship partner for the show as we go into the new year. We love books, they love books AND sell books, it’s a match made in heaven!

Book Choice - 06 Dec 2021

At last, we made it to the final Book Choice show for 2021 here on Fine Music Radio! Welcome to the show, sponsored by Exclusive Books, and I’m your host, Paige Nick.
We have some wonderful reads to recommend, and a whole lot of xmassy music to really get us all in the mood.

Book Choice Teen Podcast 2: 'Diamond Boy' by Michael Williams

The second Book Choice Teen podcast took place at Herzlia High School on 13 October 2021. Grade 8 and 9 learners from Gardens Commercial and Herzlia in Cape Town met to discuss the novel 'Diamond Boy' by Michael Williams, this was facilitated by headmaster Marc Falconer. Thanks to everyone involved: Herzlia’s engineer David Watkyns and FMR’s sound engineer Ewan Inglis for post-production. The learners are Benjamin Lazarus, Cassidy Wilson, Leah Rodenacker, Mira Gibson, Shakira Maart, Taylar Pinn and Wangisani Mpotalinga. We are grateful that the author, Michael Williams, joined us for the discussion via Zoom. Thank you to Oxford University Press for sponsoring the books.

Book Choice - 01 Nov 2021

Welcome to Book Choice on Fine Music Radio, sponsored by Exclusive Books. I’m your host, Paige Nick.
It’s election day, so I hope you’re out there making your mark. Hey if there are any politicians listening, how about we take VAT off the sale of all books? They are an important staple after all.
We have a special tribute show this month. Not just a tribute to books, which is pretty much what we do every month anyway. But this month we’re paying tribute to a very special book about a very special man who made some very fine music that changed this country.

October saw the launch of Scatterling of Africa, the new memoir by Johnny Clegg, published by Pan Macmillan.
So, stay tuned. We have a review of this book at the end of the show. And all the music in this month’s show are great Johnny Clegg tracks

Book Choice - 04 Oct 2021

It’s the first Monday in October, which means you’re tuned into Book Choice on Fine Music Radio. We’ve got reviews, we’ve got interviews, we’ve got fine music, we’ve got everything you need to know about books for this month.
I’m your host, Paige Nick, and Book Choice is sponsored by Exclusive Books.

Book Choice - 06 Sept 2021

Welcome to Book Choice, sponsored by Exclusive Books. I’m your host Paige Nick, and for the next hour we’ll be talking exclusively about books.

Did you know that this year South Africa has not one, but TWO finalists in the Booker Prize Literary Awards. One of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, it’s essentially the Olympics of literature.

To celebrate South Africa’s excellent showing, we have interviews with both of these long-listed authors in our special Booker Prize segment, at the end of the show.

Book Choice - 02 Aug 2021

South Africa is still offering us plenty of chilly weather, making this the perfect season to curl up with a good book. So good thing that you’re tuned into Book Choice on Fine Music Radio and I’m your host Paige Nick. For the next hour, we’ll be joined by reviewers and authors, sharing what’s on their to-read pile right now. So you can line up your perfect lock down entertainment for the next few weeks.

Book Choice - 05 July 2021

So, what have you been reading lately? A novel that made you laugh? A biography that made you cry? maybe you read something that comforted you? Or that changed the way you feel about the world, or reasserted something you’ve always felt.
Or perhaps you’ve read something that made you furious! I have a friend who once threw the Brett Easton Ellis novel she was reading out the window, she couldn’t bear to have it in her home for one second longer. Or maybe all this Covid trauma has you unable to read anything longer than the back of a cereal box.

Book Choice - 07 June 2021

Here are a couple of questions for you: Are you unable to walk past a book shop without stepping inside for a quick browse? Do you sometimes smell your books? Do you buy books, even though you already have a pile of unread books? Do you chat about books with friends? Or are you always on the lookout for your next favourite read? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Book Choice on Fine Music Radio, I’m your host Paige Nick and for the next hour.

Book Choice Teen - Episode 1

The first Book Choice Teen podcast recording took place at Herzlia High School on 1 June. Grade 10 and 11 learners from Gardens Commercial High and Herzlia High met to discuss the novel An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia Davids. The discussion was facilitated by headmaster Marc Falconer Thank you to Herzlia’s audio engineer, David Watkyns and also to FMR’s sound engineer, Mawande Lobi for post-production. Thank you to learners Amisha Mallum, Benis Seolo, Ethan Myers, Leah Benjamin and Ra-eeza Jacobs; Penguin Random House; and of course, the wonderful author, Nadia Davids.

Book Choice - 03 May 2021

Today is the first Monday in May, and it’s 12 o clock, which means it’s time for Book Choice. The one hour a month where we get to talk about books. What we’re reading, what we want to read, and sometimes even what we wish we’d never read.
My name is Paige Nick, and I’m your Book Choice host here on Fine Music Radio.
We’ve got a great show for you this month. In fact, it’s so full that I’m going to get straight into it, with no dilly dallying.

Book Choice - 05 Apr 2021

April always makes me happy. It’s my birthday month, and if I’m lucky and my friends and family know what’s good for them, then it’s a month filled with books as gifts. If there is a better gift than a book, I haven’t discovered it yet. I’m Paige Nick and welcome to Book Choice on your favourite station, Fine Music Radio. We’re going to spend the next blissful hour talking about books and listening to music.

We’ve got a bumper show filled with interviews and reviews, and as always, lots of views.
In our guest review spot this month, we welcome Jabulani Sigege, who will be reviewing Bruce Fordyce’s latest book, Winged Messenger, as well as ten year old Yusuf Asvat, and his latest favourite read by Bear Grylls. And let’s not forget the rest of our regular wonderful reviewers. So let’s get reading.

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