Archive for February 2018

Fiona Barton's The Widow

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book!  You can consult our timeline for more detail.

 

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:50

*Main Discussion: 0:51-27:31 --> Spoilers: 6:40 / 9:50--for real!

​*Book Pairings: 27:38-37:40

*Classroom Connections: 37:41-46:48

book pairings

*Ashley - Adam Ross's Mr. Peanut

*Jen - Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars (the novella "A Good Marriage")

*Sara - Clare Mackintosh's I See You

*Jenni - S. J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep

books mentioned in classroom connections

*Ashley - Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones

*Jen - Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers

*Sara - Lisa McMann's WakeFade, and Gone

*Jenni - Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians (Now published as And Then There Were None)

 

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Episode 8 - How We Became Readers

Short Story Episode

 

books and authors mentioned

*Mary Downing Hahn's Daphne's Book 

*Katherine Paterson's Jacob Have I Loved

*Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

*Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

*Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

 

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Turtles All the Way Down (John Green)

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book! 

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:58

*Main Discussion: 0:59-37:50​

*​Book Pairings: 37:57-48:18

*Classroom Connections: 48:19-54:51

 

book pairings

*Jen - Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places

*Sara - Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project

*Ashley - Corey Ann Hadyu’s OCD Love Story and Neil Hilborn’s slam poem "OCD"

*Jenni - John Neufeld’s Lisa Bright and Dark

 

other works mentioned

Laurie Halse Anderson's

*The Impossible Knife of Memory 

*Speak

*Wintergirls​

 

books mentioned in classroom connections

*Ashley - author study of John Green works

*Jen - T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half

 

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Recommended Series (Short Story Episode)

books (and other things!) mentioned

*Jen - Stephen King's Dark Tower series; first book - The Gunslinger

*Jen - Lee Child's Jack Reacher series; first book - Killing Floor

*Jenni - Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed and Something Blue

*Jenni - Monica McInerney's The Alphabet SeriesHello from the GillespiesFamily BaggageAt Home with the Templetons

*Sara and Ashley - J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series; first book - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

*Sara - Kiera Cass's Selection series; first book - The Selection

*Ashley - Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series; first book - Clockwork Angel

*Ashley - Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone series; first book - Daughter of Smoke and Bone

*Jen - O'Neal's Razor and Book Series Recaps

*Sara - Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went

*Ashley - Leah Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom; connected collection of fairy tales - Language of Thorns

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One of Us is Lying (Karen M. McManus)

 

Timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-00:54

*Main Discussion: 00:54-37:15

*​Book Pairings: 37:20-47:50

*Classroom Connections: 47:50-50:07

 

Book Pairings

*Sara - Jennifer Brown's The Hate List

*Jen - Edgar Cantero's Meddling Kids

*Ashley - Meg Wolitzer's Belzhar

*Jenni - Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians

 

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Our Young Relatives' Favorite Reads (Short Story Episode)

 

Books and Authors Mentioned

*Berenstain Bears

*Curious George

*Mo Willems's Elephant & Piggie and Mo Willems and Laurie Keller's We Are Growing

*Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

*Hilo series - Judd Winick on Twitter

*Harry Potter - illustrated series

*C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia

*Diary of a Wimpy Kid

*Raina Telgemeier

*Ramona books

*Series of Unfortunate Events

*Kwame Alexander

(nonfiction books (Presidents, heroes from the Bible, kids who are in trouble)

*Malala

*The Running Dream

*Llama Llama Red Pajama

*Geronimo Stilton's Kingdom of Fantasy

*Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Monsters Love Underpants

*Creepy Pair of Underwear

*Captain Underpants

*Wonder (on audio)

*Chronicles of Narnia (on audio)

*Jean Fritz's Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider and Why Not, Lafayette?

*Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon

*Lisa McMann's The Unwanted series

*Holes on audio

*Disney records with stories (available on amazon?)

 

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Welcome to the episode 3 of unabridged: four teachers take on books ​in which we're discussing Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything. Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so check out the timeline if you want to avoid them.

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:45

*Main Discussion: 0:46-28:08 - Spoilers at 11:10 (skip to Book Pairings!)

*​Book Pairings: ​28:09-41:06

Classroom Connections: 41:07-45:48


book pairings

*Jen - Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi

*Ashley - Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

*Sara - Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird

*Jenni - John Green's The Fault in Our Stars


what's coming up next?

*Episode 4, Short Story Episode - Our Young Relatives' Favorite Reads

*Episode 5, Our Book Club's Book - One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

*Episode 6, Short Story Episode - Recommended Series

*Episode 7, Young Adult Book - Turtles All the Way Down​ by John Green

 

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Bookish Podcasts (Short Story Episode)

 

Recommendations

*What Should I Read Next (podcast)

*Modern Mrs. Darcy (blog)

*Book Riot (website)

*Book Riot - The Podcast (podcast)

*Get Booked (podcast)

*Annotated (podcast)

*Recommended (podcast)

 

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Fredrik Backman's My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

NOTE: Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book!

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-1:01

*Main Discussion: 1:02-19:35

​*Book Pairings: 19:51-27:00

*Classroom Connections: 27:01-30:05

book pairings

*Jen - Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

*Ashley - Peter Heller's The Dog Stars

*Sara - Fannie Flagg's Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

*Jenni - Julie Kibler's Calling Me Home

 

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