Archive for November 2019

The three of us had an amazing conversation with RuthAnn Deveney about ways that everyone can combat human trafficking every day. We discuss Dressember (find Ashley and Sara on social media to support their Dressember campaigns) and about how to talk to kids of all ages about human trafficking and how to make a difference. We also share an array of book recommendations for all ages, including Girl Rising by Tanya Lee Stone, Tell Me by Joan Bauer, and Sold ​by Patricia McCormick.

Starting on December 10, join us on Instagram (@unabridgedpod) for our Dressember Auction--you can win a fabulous prize package and join us in combating human trafficking.

 

works and authors mentioned

*Joan Bauer's Tell Me

*Tanya Lee Stone's Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

*Patricia McCormick's Sold

*Dave Eggers's What Can a Citizen Do?

*Innosanto Nagara's A Is for Activist

*Vashti Harrison's Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

*Malala Yousafzai's Malala's Magic Pencil

*Peter H. Reynolds's Say Something

*Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli's Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

*The Doorstone Film Project's "The Candy Shop"

*Aisha Saeed's Amal Unbound

*Shobha Rao's Girls Burn Brighter

*Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis's Slave: My True Story

*Gary Houghan and Victor Boutros's The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

*Cyntoia Brown Long's Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System

 

other mentions

*International Justice Mission

*RuthAnn on Instagram - @definitelyRA

*30 for 30 Remix Challenge (3o items of clothing in 30 days)

 

give me one: magazine picks

*Sara's pick: People

*Ashley's pick: Simplify

*Jen's pick: Real Simple

 

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​It's that time of year again, friends. You know it: the time of year when we are all about finding the perfect gift for the bookworms in your life. We have a great time in this episode talking about some of our favorite bookish shops and items for all your bookworm gift-giving needs!

Listen to find out about book sleeves and headbands and earrings and bookmarks and so much more!

 

featured businesses

*Lyndsey Draws Co. Etsy Shop and Lyndsey's Instagram

*A Hum for Hope - ​Discount Code: UNABRIDGED10

*Mountain Thread Company - ​Discount Code: UNABRIDGED

*Bring Your Own

 

some bookish items we love

*Treat Yo’ Shelf Subscription from $55 (from The Bookshelf, Thomasville, Georgia)

*Snitch Earrings ($20) (from Artsy Heartsy Boutique - Quilled Literary Creations)

*Full Hearts Collection (from Carrot Top Paper Shop)​

 

a few other mentions

*Book Riot's Book Fetish Newsletter

*Bookish Headband from Fablebands ($10.00)

*Bookshop Bookend from Amazon.com ($9.00)

*Knock, Knock Personal Library Kit from Amazon.com ($13.00)

*Personalized Name Bookmark from kraze4paper ($10.00)

*​Custom Picture Bookmark from Sweet Cartolina (from $11.00)

*2018 Bookish Gifts Episode

 

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What do you think of the classics? And, for that matter, how do you define classics? We take on these issues and more in today's episode, discussing the merits of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Zora Neale Hurston, and more.

Listen to the episode, and then join us on social media to let us know where YOU think about this debate.

 

works and authors mentioned

*Jane Austen’s Pride and PrejudiceEmma

*​Charles Dickens’s A Christmas CarolGreat Expectations

*Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

*Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

*Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

*F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

*John Steinbeck's East of Eden

*Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

*Shakespeare’s OthelloHamlet

*James Joyce’s Ulysses

*Clive Cussler (check out Pacific Vortex!)

*Samuel Beckett (here's a collection, Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable)

 

give me one: apps worth trying

*Sara's pick: PicTapGo

*Ashley's pick: Down Dog

*Jen's pick: IMDb

 

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For our November Book Club, we're discussing Maggie O'Farrell's I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, our first Unabridged Readers' Choice pick! This collection of connected essays elicited a different reaction from each of us . . . some of us definitely liked it more than others.

We'd love to know what you think about this memoir. Join us all month on social media to discuss O'Farrell's work.

 

timeline

*Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 39:28

*Book Pairings: 39:39 - 46:18

*Classroom Connections46:19 - 50:18

*Give Me One: 50:19 - 52:58

 

book pairings

*Ashley - Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

*Jen - Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped

*Sara - Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge -- Listen to Sara's perspective on this novel in Episode 16, Unpopular Opinion Alert

 

other mentions

*Lorrie Moore's short story collections such as Birds of America, including the short story "How" from her collection Self-Help

*Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again

 

give me one - super hero edition

*Jen's pick - Captain America

*Sara's pick - Wonder Woman

*Ashley's pick - Black Panther

 

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