Living A Life Through Books

Living A Life Through Books

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Welcome to Living A Life Through Books. This podcast is about a life-changing journey. The journey of starting, sustaining, and learning from the habit of reading.


S2E55 - Book Talk with sand_between_pages (Erica): Part 2/2
Apr 2 • 38 min
Today we are doing a bookish talk with Erica from Bookstagram. Her handle is sand_between_pages and she has a beautiful bookstagram page with over 5000 followers. Go take a look. Erica is a down to earth bookstagrammer and I enjoyed chatting with her and…
S2E54 - Book Talk with sand_between_pages (Erica): Part 1/2
Apr 1 • 39 min
Today we are doing a bookish talk with Erica from Bookstagram. Her handle is sand_between_pages and she has a beautiful bookstagram page with over 5000 followers. Go take a look. Erica is a down to earth bookstagrammer and I enjoyed chatting with her and…
S2E53 - March 2020. Month in Review.
Mar 31 • 10 min
In this episode, I go over the 8 books I read this month and do a mini review of each of them. And I also discuss some hiccups I’ve had in the past with doing a month in review and also reading hiccups this month due to COVID19. As always, follow me on…
S2E52 - Bookish Hodge Podge and more Libby
Mar 30 • 19 min
I cover a hodge podge of bookish topics, namely about how I want to write and also some Libby experiences and hacks. Please reach out to me on Instagram or Facebook at Living a Life Through Books. My email is [email protected] Feel free…
S2E51 - Book Club: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Part 2/2
Mar 20 • 40 min
SPOILER ALERT. This is our book club episode were we discuss the controversial book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. We had 4 people (including myself) in attendance. Erin, Lindsay, Monique from Canada and of course, myself. Monique was a guest in a…
S2E50 - Book Club: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Part 1/2.
Mar 19 • 47 min
SPOILER ALERT. This is our book club episode were we discuss the controversial book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. We had 4 people (including myself) in attendance. Erin, Lindsay, Monique from Canada and of course, myself. Monique was a guest in a…
S2E49 - Chat with Sanober in London. Part 2/2.
Mar 18 • 33 min
Sanober is an inspirational woman who started a book club in London 3 years ago and that book club is going strong. She talks openly about her book club and what she does to maintain it. I learned a lot and if you are looking to start a book club, this…
S2E48 - Chat with Sanober in London. Part 1/2.
Mar 17 • 36 min
Sanober is an inspirational woman who started a book club in London 3 years ago and that book club is going strong. She talks openly about her book club and what she does to maintain it. I learned a lot and if you are looking to start a book club, this…
S2E47 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 5/5)
Mar 16 • 29 min
SPOILER ALERT: Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. It’s a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts. The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively. The fifth part is a discussion and tie in…
S2E46 - COVID 19 emergency: The Bookish Toilet Paper Episode
Mar 14 • 8 min
How is COVID 19 related to books? It’s not really related, but I had to made an episode that made light of the situation and gives some light to the situation for bookish folks. Most of the episode is meant as humor. Some of it is meant in all…
S2E45 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 4/5)
Mar 13 • 22 min
SPOILER ALERT: Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. It’s a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts. The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively. The fifth part will be a discussion and…
S2E44 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 3/5)
Mar 12 • 19 min
SPOILER ALERT: Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. It’s a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts. The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively. The fifth part will be a discussion and…
S2E43 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 2/5)
Mar 11 • 24 min
SPOILER ALERT: Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. It’s a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts. The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively. The fifth part will be a discussion and…
S2E42 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 1/5)
Mar 10 • 16 min
SPOILER ALERT: Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. It’s a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts. The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively. The fifth part will be a discussion and…
S2E41 - Bookish Conversation with Casey Skeen
Mar 9 • 54 min
I’m talking to Casey Skeen from North Carolina. Her Instagram handle is booklifewithcasey. She’s a mother of 6, a wife and an avid reader who loves to add books to her, we hope, never ending TBR pile. She’s a marketing assistant and an executive curator…
S2E40 - How To Read Several Books At One Time?
Mar 2 • 6 min
In this episode I discuss juggling the art of reading several books together. I tend to read about 4 at any given time, so I keep alternating between them. How do I do it? That’s the topic of today’s podcast. If you want to get in touch with me, email me…
S2E39 - Book Club: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Part 2/2
Feb 25 • 40 min
SPOILER ALERT: We discuss the whole book, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. This is the second and final part of our discussion. I tell my friends a true story about happenings in India and also we continue discussing the book in a new light. For me, the…
S2E38 - Book Club: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Part 1/2
Feb 24 • 42 min
SPOILER ALERT: We discuss the whole book! This episode is a recording of our book club session with minimal edits. Today we talk about the book The White Tiger. People in attendance were Lindsay, Erin and of course, myself. Thank you for listening. You…
S2E37 - The Bright Side Sanctuary For Animals by Becky Mandelbaum
Feb 21 • 3 min
Another book review. This time an ARC from Net Galley. This publication comes out in August. If you have any comments about this or any of my other episodes send me a voice memo to [email protected] Also, you can see some of my other…
S2E36 - You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy
Feb 20 • 4 min
Another review of a book. This time it’s a non-fiction and an ARC from Celadon books. Quite exciting really to get the ARC. If you have any comments, send me a voice memo to [email protected] You can also check out my website which is…
S2E35 - The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Feb 19 • 3 min
This episode is a short book review of the book The Giver of Stars by Joyo Moyes. Have you read this one? You can contact me through my email at [email protected] My website has more book reviews. Take a look. #bookreviews, #books,…
S2E34 - TBR! TBR! TBR!
Feb 18 • 14 min
What is a TBR? How to handle one? How do I handle my own TBR? I give a couple of examples. One my husband with the organized TBR and myself with the not-so-organized TBR. Take a look and hope you enjoy it. Contact me via email at…
S2E33 - Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
Feb 17 • 2 min
This is book 3 of the Crazy Rich Asians series. In this brief review, I present an extremely brief glimpse of the book, but in general, if you liked the first 2 books, you will enjoy this one also. Feel free to contact me or leave me a voice memo at…
S2E32 - The Second Home by Christina Clancy
Feb 14 • 3 min
This time we are reviewing an ARC that doesn’t hit the shelves until June of this year. It’s a woman’s fiction novel and has some good family drama to it. Contact me through Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books. Or you can send me a voice…
S2E31 - Bookish Conversation with Jenny from Montana (final part)
Feb 11 • 43 min
We continue this conversation starting with book hangover and then we move on to discussing some more rating systems and the bullet journaling method for bookstagram and bookstagrammers. And we end with Jenny’s top 5 all time favorite books. You can reach…
S2E30 - Bookish Conversation with Jenny from Montana (part 1/2)
Feb 10 • 51 min
Jenny has the handle of @whatJennyreadsinmontana on Instagram. She is quite the bookstagrammer and we talk bookish stuff. We start this conversation with Book of the Month and then we just take it where it goes. This episode was split into 2 parts due to…
S2E29 - Where Are They Now with Christian Sterling
Feb 4 • 31 min
I catch up with Christian Sterling and talk about when the sequel/s (haha) to The Gems Of Elsana are planned. We talk about his other books that have already come out and his hopes to freshen them up. Contact Christian through Instagram on…
S2E28 - The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Jan 31 • 3 min
Another short review of a book I absolutely loved. When you love a book, sometimes, there isn’t much more to say. If you want to reach me, you can leave me a voice memo at [email protected] —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E27 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Jan 29 • 5 min
A book review of a book I liked and yet has me giving it 3.5 stars. There were some issues. Take a listen. And if you want to reach me, send me a voice memo to [email protected] —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E26 - The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga
Jan 28 • 3 min
Review of the book The White Tiger. I explore my thoughts on this book, briefly. If you are interested in more about this book, stay tuned to this podcast. We are doing this book for my book club so that should be coming up end of February. For the blog…
S2E25 - Frank conversation with Jane Ubell-Meyer of Bedside Reading
Jan 27 • 64 min
In this episode, Dr. Ahmed talks with Jane Ubell-Meyer. Jane Ubell-Meyer is an award-winning entrepreneur and former TV and Film Producer. Credits include Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal-TV, Entertainment Tonight, and others. She’s a columnist…
S2E24 - The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Jan 22 • 3 min
Here’s a brief review of the book The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. This is a fantasy with several story layers. Click for the blog version of this podcast. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
S2E23 - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Jan 20 • 3 min
This is my review of the book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. A book about the plight of migrants is making waves and I’m glad for it. Click here for the blog version of this podcast. —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E22 - Ikigai by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
Jan 15 • 3 min
Ikigai is a book based on the Japanese principles of living a purposeful life. This episode is a review of the book Ikigai. Click here for the blog version of this episode. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
S2E21 - Book Club: With The Fire On High (Part 2/2)
Jan 14 • 39 min
SPOILER ALERT: We continue our conversation about the book With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. Discussing all aspects of the book may reveal aspects you may not want to know about if you haven’t read it yet, hence the spoiler alert. —- Send in a…
S2E20 - Book Club: With The Fire On High. (Part 1/2)
Jan 13 • 40 min
SPOILER ALERT: Recording of our first book club meeting (with minimal edits). We discuss the book With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. We discuss all aspects of this YA novel. Members present were myself, Erin, Lindsay, and Deborah. —- Send in a…
S2E19 - Author Conversation with Erin Burrell
Jan 6 • 55 min
I chat with Erin Burrell, the author of That’s Why You’re Here. It’s a memoir of transformation from abused girl to grieving wife to empowered, intuitive Tarot reader. Quite a journey, really! Erin was born and raised in Sacramento and as an adult, she…
S2E18 - China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
Jan 3 • 3 min
This is my review of the book China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan. The only spoiler alert is for book 1 which is Crazy Rich Asians, but if you have already read that book, no spoilers here. Read the blog version of this episode here:…
S2E17 - ARCs and bookish thoughts with Monique Lahaie
Jan 2 • 49 min
A bookstagrammer in Canada, Monique Lahaie (Instagram @monique_reads) discusses the strategies for getting ARCs (Advanced Reader Copy) from publishers. We talk a bit about Net Galley and just books in general. A fun and informative conversation you do not…
S2E16 - The Reading Series (final part): Book goals for 2020
Jan 1 • 12 min
In this episode, I suggest some book goals that you can have for 2020 even if you are just getting back to the habit of reading or are a seasoned reader and consumer of books. —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E15 - End of year 2019 (and December month in review)
Dec 31, 2019 • 14 min
I go over my favorite books for December and then I go through all the books I’ve read for 2019 broken down by genre and I’ve picked/suggested my favorites from the different genres I’ve read. Of course, at the end I mention my favorite book for 2019! —-…
S2E14 - The Reading Series: How to read more books?
Dec 30, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, I give 15 suggestions to increase your book numbers for 2020. Good luck. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
S2E13 - The Reading Series: The Benefits of reading
Dec 26, 2019 • 14 min
Why read? This is the question I tackle and through personal experience and some minimal Google searches I have come up with some reasons to read. I hope you are able to empathize with me. —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E12 - Where Are They Now With Amy Voltaire
Dec 23, 2019 • 35 min
Amy Voltaire, author of My Name is Erin, and My Mom is an Addict talks about her launch and her book. She talks about writing a part 2 and the inspiration for that. Another down to earth conversation with a wonderful author. At the end, Amy gives me a…
S2E11 - Where Are They Now With Andrew Segal
Dec 16, 2019 • 19 min
I have requested authors who have already been on my podcast to return for a catch up. It’s more of a follow up with the book they wrote and also checking in to see if they have any new books in the works. This was a fun conversation and Andrew is…
S2E10 - Those other books
Dec 9, 2019 • 12 min
What makes a book famous? Are Amazon Prime books considered famous? New authors that made it big. What is the definition of making it big? What about the not-so-famous books? Just thoughts to ponder in the bookish world and how I stumbled upon famous vs…
S2E9 - November in Review
Nov 30, 2019 • 11 min
This month in review I talk about how life challenges can affect reading and book goals. I go over the books I read this month and my top picks and recommendations for those. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
S2E8 - Organizing Bookshelves
Nov 25, 2019 • 6 min
In this light hearted episode, I ponder methods to organize bookshelves, by color, by subject matter or just by finding space. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
S2E7 - Skip the Line and Libby
Nov 11, 2019 • 12 min
Ever wonder about getting Skip The Line loans on the Libby app. What is it? And how to get more? This episode we’ll talk about everything “skip the line” and of course, we’ll touch briefly on the 3 library systems of St. Louis and why it’s important to be…
S2E6 - October in Review
Oct 31, 2019 • 8 min
I discuss reading after having a great reading month. I also discuss some of the books that I read this month that I enjoyed. The Water Dancer. Where the Crawdads Sing and others. —- Send in a voice message:…
S2E5 - Fiction or is it?
Oct 28, 2019 • 5 min
When people say truth is stranger than fiction, I wonder what fiction is then? Is fiction a diluted version of the truth and in that case, is it really fiction at all? I gloss over my perception of this concept through a couple of the books I’ve read. —-…
S2E4 - The Referencing Flip-side
Oct 14, 2019 • 10 min
I go back to an old episode “The Referencing Principle” and talk about things in that episode that I might have missed or considered differently than I do now. We talk about the importance of giving credit to the sources and talk about intellectual…
S2E3 - September 2019 in Review
Sep 30, 2019 • 10 min
Going over September reading, thoughts, and challenges. I list all 13 books I completed this month and talk about my favorites. This is my first month in review. Get in touch with me through Instagram, email, or Facebook with any suggestions for month in…
S2E2 - Reader’s Block
Sep 16, 2019 • 8 min
This episode is dedicated to my Instagram friend “booksection”. She wanted an episode about this. So, here are my 10 suggestions for combating reader’s block. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
S2E1 - First Anniversary of this podcast
Sep 6, 2019 • 18 min
Today marks a milestone. Living a Life Through Books is officially one year old. So, I thought I would do an episode to look back and reflect on what I’ve felt as the trials and tribulations of this podcast. Also, a bit of a forecast for what to expect.…
S1E68 - Closet Conversations Internations (London) with Clare Newton. Final part.
Sep 5, 2019 • 15 min
Talking to Clare Newton from London. Clare is an independent publisher and she talks about the publishing climate in general and Amazon’s influence on the world. Of course, as the conversation progresses we learn some fascinating things about Clare. She…
S1E67 - Closet Conversations, International (London) with Clare Newton. Part 3/4.
Sep 4, 2019 • 19 min
Talking to Clare Newton from London. Clare is an independent publisher and she talks about the publishing climate in general and Amazon’s influence on the world. Of course, as the conversation progresses we learn some fascinating things about Clare. She…
S1E66 - Closet Conversations, International (London) with Clare Newton. Part 2/4
Sep 3, 2019 • 19 min
Talking to Clare Newton from London. Clare is an independent publisher and she talks about the publishing climate in general and Amazon’s influence on the world. Of course, as the conversation progresses we learn some fascinating things about Clare. She…
S1E65 - Closet Conversations, International (London) with Clare Newton. Part 1/4
Sep 2, 2019 • 18 min
Talking to Clare Newton from London. Clare is an independent publisher and she talks about the publishing climate in general and Amazon’s influence on the world. Of course, as the conversation progresses we learn some fascinating things about Clare. She…
50 Shades of Who We Are
Aug 26, 2019 • 7 min
This episode is an add-on to episode 3 (We are who we are). After recording it, I thought about it and decided to add this segment. I discuss people’s judgement of the books you read. I talk about being authentic to yourself, but you don’t have to share…
Reading the same author
Aug 19, 2019 • 7 min
Are all books by a certain author amazing? How are they different? I mention Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale, The Great Alone. Tayari Jone’s An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow. Madeline Miller’s Circe and Song of Achilles. And of course, I mention…
Author Conversations - Samantha Robichaud, final part
Aug 15, 2019 • 17 min
Samantha Robichaud talks about ideas she has for future books. She talks about the publishing journey and the cover art of her book A Deception in the Shadows, Gerica’s Tale. You can purchase her book using the link below: https://amzn.to/2YonocB —- Send…
Author Conversations - Samantha Robichaud, part 3
Aug 12, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode Samantha Robichaud talks about what inspires her to write and gives us some writing inspiration in return. Samantha Robichaud’s first book Deception in the Shadows, Gerica’s Tale is available on Amazon. To purchase a copy, click on the…
Author Conversations - Samantha Robichaud, part 2
Aug 8, 2019 • 15 min
We delve into the process of writing a novel and of course, Samantha Robichaud’s hope and dreams for her book and for her future as an author. Samantha is a first time author and her book Deception in the Shadows, Gerica’s Tale is available on Amazon.…
Author Conversations - Samantha Robichaud, part 1
Aug 6, 2019 • 14 min
We discuss Samantha Robichaud’s young adult novel, A Deception in the Shadows, Gerica’s Tale. As a first time novelist, through this series Samantha talks about her journey through reading and writing. Click on the link below to purchase Samantha’s book:…
Episode 48 - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Aug 5, 2019 • 11 min
I discuss our power of reading and our responsibilities through it. I bring up reading the whole book vs the summary. I talk about Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto and how a summary cannot really do the book justice. #atulgawande #checklistmanifesto…
Episode 47 - I want to be
Jul 29, 2019 • 12 min
A personal episode about considering a speaking career and a book that can possibly help. #Reading, #Speaking, #motivationalspeaker, #books, #tedtalks, #TED —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Author Conversations International - Andrew Segal, Part 4 (final)
Jul 25, 2019 • 15 min
The author of The Lyme Regis Murders, talks to me from London about writing, favorite authors, his new book The Lyme Regis Murders and his experiences in life that propelled him forward. This is the final part. —- Send in a voice message:…
Author Conversations International - Andrew Segal, Part 3
Jul 24, 2019 • 18 min
The author of The Lyme Regis Murders, talks to me from London about writing, favorite authors, his new book The Lyme Regis Murders and his experiences in life that propelled him forward. This is part 3/4. —- Send in a voice message:…
Author Conversations International - Andrew Segal, Part 2
Jul 23, 2019 • 15 min
The author of The Lyme Regis Murders, talks to me from London about writing, favorite authors, his new book The Lyme Regis Murders and his experiences in life that propelled him forward. This is part 2/4. —- Send in a voice message:…
Author Conversations International - Andrew Segal, Part 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 17 min
The author of The Lyme Regis Murders, talks to me from London about writing, favorite authors, his new book The Lyme Regis Murders and his experiences in life that propelled him forward. This is part 1/4. —- Send in a voice message:…
Closet Conversations, part 10 (final part) - Growth through reading
Jul 18, 2019 • 16 min
In this last episode of this series of closet conversations, Erin and I discuss books and how it influences our culture and our perception of cultures. #adichie #culture #readingnonwhitecharacters #growth #forgiveness #humanness #acceptance #empathy. —-…
Closet Conversations, part 9 - Essence of Me
Jul 16, 2019 • 12 min
We talk about books that we identify with and essentially gives a snap shot of who we are. #books #bookconversations #bookindentity #inspire #essenceofme —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 40 - Why do you read?
Jul 15, 2019 • 16 min
We discuss an instagram post that had me all riled up and had me re-thinking egos, judgement calls, and basically why I read. No filters here! Yikes! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Author Conversations - Christian Sterling, final episode
Jul 11, 2019 • 16 min
This is our final installment of my conversation with author Christian Sterling. Sterling has written Gems of Elsana, Into the Wildbarrens and it releases on July 17, 2019. In this episode, Sterling talks about books he has personally enjoyed and his…
Author Conversations - Christian Sterling, part 3
Jul 10, 2019 • 17 min
Minor SPOILER alerts in this one also. Sterling discusses his writing journey, the cover art to the book and fonts. Of course, we continue talking about characters and scenes in his book Gems of Elsana, Into the Wildbarrens. —- Send in a voice message:…
Author Conversations - Christian Sterling, part 2
Jul 9, 2019 • 15 min
Minor SPOILER alert in this episode. We are talking about Christian Sterling’s book, The Gems of Elsana and diving into some scenes. We talk about characters, their choices and much more. For anyone who has read the book or wants to read it, this is a fun…
Author Conversations - Christian Sterling, part 1
Jul 8, 2019 • 17 min
Talking with author of Gems of Elsana, Christian Sterling. This is a fantasy novel that is getting released on July 17, 2019. Christian talks about the book, the characters, the journey of writing. This is part 1 of a 4 part series. —- Send in a voice…
Closet Conversations, part 8 - Self-help and hidden books
Jul 4, 2019 • 14 min
We talk about the self-help genre and also books that we would not want to be caught dead with. #selfhelp #atomichabits #50shadesofgrey #lilacgirls —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Closet Conversations, part 7 - Question of change
Jul 2, 2019 • 13 min
How do you inspire change in others and interesting book memories. #change #inspirechange #inspire #harrypotterbook5 #bookmemory #airport #dayofrelease —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Closet Conversations, part 6 - Privilege of reading
Jun 27, 2019 • 17 min
We talk about doomsday scenario, if Erin was allowed only one book to read. Also talked about a true book story from a prison. And we just go with the flow with this conversation and go where the wind takes us. Enjoy. —- Send in a voice message:…
Closet Conversations, part 5 - Closet Dreams
Jun 24, 2019 • 15 min
Myself and my friend Erin are in my closet, with one microphone, chatting about crazy book podcast dream scenarios. We also talk about TBRs, ARCs, and Goodreads giveaways. Just some closet dreams. —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 31 - Data Gift
Jun 17, 2019 • 7 min
Here are some gift ideas for your bookish person. What gift would I like for my birthday? #bookishgifts #birthdaygifts #anchor #anchordata #happybirthday #birthdaypodcast #gifts #bookgift #amazongiftcard #barnesandnoble #barnesandnoblegiftcard #tea #honey…
Episode 30 - Hold on Tight
Jun 10, 2019 • 9 min
Let’s talk about our humanness and imperfections. Dealing with life’s ups and downs. #dowhatmatters, #dowhateverittakes, #nevergiveup, #keepreading, #lifeupsanddowns, #thereadinglife —- Send in a voice message:…
Closet Conversations, part 4 - Books 1, Facebook 0
Jun 6, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode Erin discusses her strategies for reading and how she plans to conquer her reading goals. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Closet Conversations, part 3 - Libby this, Shampoo that
Jun 3, 2019 • 13 min
We continue our conversation talking about reading the same author, the Libby app (again) and we manage to end on dry shampoo! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 27 - Mission ARC: should you accept it…
May 27, 2019 • 7 min
I describe my podcast journey, my podcast’s mission, and talking about growing through author/reader interviews. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Closet Conversations, part 2 - To Snape Or Not To Snape
May 23, 2019 • 13 min
I continue my conversation with Erin Beaver as we discuss goals and then switch to character changes in books. We are just two women, shooting the breeze. :-) —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Closet Conversations, part 1 - Memories and Superheroes
May 20, 2019 • 18 min
This series of conversations with my good friend Erin Beaver and myself, is just two women shooting the breeze in my closet. We talk about our book goals and book memories. This episode is part 1 of 10. —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 24 - Book intimidation, a reflection of age
May 13, 2019 • 10 min
Have you ever looked at a book and decided against reading it because of size? Have your tastes in books changed over time? This episode is about just that. Over time you may want to read the longer books and that may expose you to more genres. Here are…
Episode 23 - Conversation with Amy Voltaire, debut author. Conclusion. Part 4/4.
May 2, 2019 • 14 min
Dr. Ahmed continues her conversation with debut author Amy Voltaire. Her book My Name is Erin, and My Mom is an Addict came out on April 27th. WE talk more about characters and choices for the characters. We conclude after Amy openly discusses her…
Episode 22 - Conversation with Amy Voltaire, debut author. Part 3/4
Apr 29, 2019 • 14 min
SPOILER ALERT. Dr. Ahmed talks with debut author Amy Voltaire. Her book My Name is Erin, and My Mom is an Addict was released on April 27th. Please join us for this 3rd part in the series (broken into 4 parts). Today we’ll talk about the book and some…
Episode 21 - Conversation with Amy Voltaire, debut author. Part 2/4
Apr 25, 2019 • 14 min
Dr. Ahmed talks with debut author Amy Voltaire. Her book My Name is Erin, and My Mom is an Addict is coming out on April 27th. Please join us for this second part in a 4 part series. Amy talks about her favorite book, how it changed her life and more… —-…
Episode 20 - Conversation with Amy Voltaire, author. Part 1/4
Apr 22, 2019 • 10 min
Dr. Ahmed talks with first time author Amy Voltaire. Her book My Name is Erin, and My Mom is an Addict is coming out on April 27th. Please join us for this series (broken into 4 parts). —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 19 - Meeting President Barack Obama
Apr 15, 2019 • 9 min
Sometimes when you listen to audiobooks, you could face some “side effects” if you want to call it that. I just happened to meet President Barack Obama! Haha! Take a listen. #BarackObama, #TayariJones, #AnAmericanMarriage, #Audiobook. —- Send in a voice…
Conversation with Katie Brownfiel - part 4/4
Apr 4, 2019 • 13 min
Katie is a junior studying English and Secondary Education. A life long reader with a love for young adult fiction, Katie is currently interning at Blue Dragon Publishing with a focus on developmental editing and publicity. She also works as the assistant…
Conversation with Katie Brownfiel - part 3/4
Apr 1, 2019 • 13 min
Katie is a junior studying English and Secondary Education. A life long reader with a love for young adult fiction, Katie is currently interning at Blue Dragon Publishing with a focus on developmental editing and publicity. She also works as the assistant…
Conversation with Katie Brownfield - part 2/4
Mar 28, 2019 • 13 min
Katie is a junior studying English and Secondary Education. A life long reader with a love for young adult fiction, Katie is currently interning at Blue Dragon Publishing with a focus on developmental editing and publicity. She also works as the assistant…
Conversation with Katie Brownfiel - part 1/4
Mar 25, 2019 • 16 min
Katie is a junior studying English and Secondary Education. A life long reader with a love for young adult fiction, Katie is currently interning at Blue Dragon Publishing with a focus on developmental editing and publicity. She also works as the assistant…
Episode 14 - The library project - how to listen to audiobooks for free
Mar 18, 2019 • 12 min
Talking about the different library systems in the St. Louis area and using the Libby app for ebooks through the Kindle and also using Libby for audiobooks. #library, #audiobooks, #bookholds, #reading, #book goals, #livingalifethroughbooks —- Send in a…
Episode 13 - If your friends jumped in a well
Mar 4, 2019 • 12 min
We discuss the pros and cons of book recommendations and peer pressures in reading. #livingalifethroughbooks, #bookgoals, #reading, #simonsinek, #startwithwhy, #kristenhannah, #Thegreatalone, #FredrickBackman, #Amancalledove. —- Send in a voice message:…
A conversation with Christopher Todd, part 4
Feb 28, 2019 • 15 min
Christopher Todd is a friend of mine. He’s a fascinating person who is very well read and full of knowledge. He’s a priest, a pastor, a chaplain, a nurse, a former radio copywriter and production director, an amateur actor, a ventriloquist, a blogger, and…
A conversation with Christopher Todd, part 3
Feb 25, 2019 • 16 min
Christopher Todd is a friend of mine. He’s a fascinating person who is very well read and full of knowledge. He’s a priest, a pastor, a chaplain, a nurse, a former radio copywriter and production director, an amateur actor, a ventriloquist, a blogger, and…
A conversation with Christopher Todd, part 2
Feb 21, 2019 • 17 min
Christopher Todd is a friend of mine. He’s a fascinating person who is very well read and full of knowledge. He’s a priest, a pastor, a chaplain, a nurse, a former radio copywriter and production director, an amateur actor, a ventriloquist, a blogger, and…
A conversation with Christopher Todd, part 1
Feb 18, 2019 • 16 min
Christopher Todd is a friend of mine. He’s a fascinating person who is very well read and full of knowledge. He’s a priest, a pastor, a chaplain, a nurse, a former radio copywriter and production director, an amateur actor, a ventriloquist, a blogger, and…
Episode 12 - You have ruined reading for me
Feb 4, 2019 • 10 min
Breaking down reading through a book vs an eReader and some helpful suggestions about audiobooks also. #reading #ereader #audiobooks #scrolls #historyofbooks #codices #books #livingalifethroughbooks —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 11 - Secrets at a bookstore in Reykjavik.
Jan 21, 2019 • 6 min
This is about travel and chasing bookstores and libraries. One never knows what one might discover. #travel #bookstores #libraries #trinity college #MalogMenning #Reykjavik #feminism #coffeeshops —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 10 - There’s always Teddy Roosevelt!
Jan 7, 2019 • 5 min
This episode is about comparing to read piles with others and essentially book shaming. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
New Years Special cont’d - Goal setting
Jan 2, 2019 • 8 min
I talk about reading goals and possible goal options with books in the upcoming year. #reading #livingalifethroughbooks #bookgoals #2019popsugarchallenge #genregoals —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
New Year 2019 Special
Jan 1, 2019 • 11 min
This episode explores past goals, things I’ve learned from them and future goal setting. The list of all the books I’ve read in 2018 (until this recording) is also included in this episode. —- Send in a voice message:…
Christmas Special
Dec 25, 2018 • 10 min
Christmas Special. It’s also the last episode of the season and the year. It’s about books as gifts and possible Christmas reading traditions. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 9 - Take me away!
Dec 24, 2018 • 7 min
Let’s talk about favorite scenes and what I have learned from them. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 8 - I’m not you!
Dec 10, 2018 • 6 min
Let’s talk about fictional characters in books that I identify with. Maybe! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 7, part II - I’m different for a bit
Nov 26, 2018 • 7 min
This episode explores how books change you, temporarily. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Thanksgiving Special
Nov 22, 2018 • 9 min
Here’s another seasonal special for this year. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks to our many blessings. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 7, part I - I’m different now
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, let’s explore books that have changed my life. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Halloween Special
Oct 31, 2018 • 9 min
Welcome to our first special for Halloween. Don’t be too scared and enter if you dare! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 6 - Can’t sleep, can’t put it down.
Oct 29, 2018 • 9 min
Ever have the experience of not being able to put a book down? Everyone has a different experience with that. Mine certainly was. Here’s the written versions of this podcast. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 5 - The Re-read.
Oct 15, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, we’ll discuss reading a book again, and maybe again and again and again. Here are my thoughts on that. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 4 - Unfinished
Oct 1, 2018 • 7 min
The challenges of a book half read. To continue or not to continue. We’ll discuss my thoughts on reading or continuing to read a book you don’t quite enjoy. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 3 - We are who we are
Sep 17, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode we discover our true selves through reading different genres. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message
Episode 2 - Good to great: The referencing principle
Sep 6, 2018 • 8 min
It’s great to read a book and it’s great to share the ideas it contains. But would it be acceptable to share those ideas as your own? Intellectual content and who owns it. Let’s explore. —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 1 - Introduction to Living a Life Through Books
Sep 6, 2018 • 7 min
The very beginning. How did this podcast come to be? What is this podcast all about? The start of the reading journey. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/living-a-life-through-books/message