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Summer Diversions

This week on Florida Matters, we'll help you plan the rest of your summer downtime! From summer movies to summer reading material - new books and the classics - our guests will give you some guidance for your fictional endeavors. And if you just need to get out and do something, we've got suggestions for a few destinations right here in west central Florida. Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with us on Florida Matters.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Bill Murphy - radio and TV journalist and travel writer
Bob Ross - blogger and former Tampa Tribune movie critic
Tim Staton - Bookmobile and Books-by-Mail librarian, Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

For more information

Tim Staton's Rook Recommendations:
Summer Reads:
"Comfort Food" by Kate Jacobs
"Telex from Cuba" by Rachel Kushner
"Winter Study" by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon Mystery Series)
"Twenty Wishes" by Debbie Macomber (A Blossom Street Book, No. 4)

"Babbit" by Sinclair Lewis
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Of Human Bondage" by W. Somerset Maugham
"The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
"The Stranger" by Albert Camus
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers
"As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner



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