I’ve just recently (and belatedly) discovered The Book Studio, an online review and interview site hosted by WETA, Washington, DC’s PBS affiliate. Among the recent additions to the site is managing editor Bethanne Patrick‘s interview with Alan Cheuse about his recent books A Trance Before Breakfast and To Catch The Lightning and another interview with cultural commentator Kevin Smokler of Booktour.com (who appeared last September at the Fall for the Book Festival as well). Also of note: In early December, my fellow Washington Post critics Ron Charles, Louis Bayard and Maureen Corrigan talked about the best books of 2009 — a don’t-miss discussion. The Book Studio has now surpassed 100 interviews in all, so there’s plenty to enjoy. If you haven’t already done it, check it out!