Archive for August 2018

Season 2 Launch

#unabridged #readwithunabridged

 

In this episode, we're sharing some exciting changes that are coming your way for season two of Unabridged. Among them, some big changes include

  • Unabridged Book Club - Each month, we'll read a book together and will have online discussions via Facebook and Instagram, and we'll start having in person meetings in Harrisonburg, VA, beginning in October. #unabridgedbookclub
  • Unabridged Highlights - On the third week of each month, we'll have a feature episode highlighting an author, event, social issue, or topic related to the book world. Our first example of this was our episode highlighting three of Jason Reynolds's books, GhostWhen I Was the Greatest, and Long Way Down. #unabridgedhighlights

  • Also in Season Two -

    • Patreon - We now have a Patreon page and look forward to providing swag and extra content for our Patreon supporters. These funds from our supporters will help us do more giveaways, provide more support for classroom libraries, and dive deeper into the podcast.
    • Unabridged Shorts - We're excited to continue with our Unabridged Shorts Episodes this season and look forward to expanding and deepening those topics as this season progresses. #unabridgedshorts

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Books We Don't Recommend but Are Dying to Discuss 

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main books mentioned

*Jen - Tara Isabella Burton's Social Creature

*Sara -  Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

*Ashley - Paul Pen's The Light of the Fireflies


other works mentioned

*Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley 

*John Lutz's Single White Female

*E. Lockhart's Genuine Fraud

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Jason Reynolds Highlight - Long Way DownGhost, and When I Was the Greatest

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**We're having a giveaway of SEVEN (yes, seven!) Jason Reynolds books from Wednesday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 22.  Check Instagram (@unabridgedpod) and Facebook (facebook.com/unabridgedpod) for details and to enter.** 

 

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 00:00 - 02:15

*A Long Way Down: 02:15 - 15:31

*Ghost: 15:41 - 26:47

*When I Was the Greatest: 26:57 - 43:28

*Classroom Connections: 43:28 - 47:50

other mentions

*T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men

*Jason Reynolds's As Brave as You

*Jason Reynolds and Brennan Kiely's All American Boys

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Favorite Guilty Pleasure Reads (#unabridgedshorts)

books / magazines / shows mentioned in episode

*Jen - Sally Thorne's The Hating Game / Nora Roberts' books 

*Sara - People magazine / Unreal series on Lifetime / Sophie Kinsella's Confessions of a Shopaholic / Amy Kaufman's Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure 

*Ashley - Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series / Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series

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Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn (Episode 32)

 

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

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 01:10

*Main Discussion: 01:10 - 39:20

*​Book Pairings: 39:44 - 47:09

*Classroom Connections: 47:09 - 50:42

book pairings and other mentions

*Jen - Patricia Williams's Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat with contributing author Jeannine Amber

*The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video

*Ashley - Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist

*Sara - Kevin Hart's I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons with contributing author Neil Strauss

other mentions in classroom connections​

*Sara - Cece Bell's El Deafo and Tim Tebow's Through My Eyes

*Jen - Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

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