Archive for April 2020

This week, we're talking about all of the things that work for us and that have worked for our students to keep the reading momentum going! We talk about favorite authors like Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Mo Willems, and we share about awesome audio options like Lavar Burton's weekly reading opportunities. To get full access to all of the resources we curated, be sure to sign up for our newsletter where you'll be able to download our guide!

 

Bookish Check In

Sara - Katharine McGee’s American Royals

Jen - Mikel Jollett’s Hollywood Park

Ashley - Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight

 

 

 

Mentioned in Episode

AudioFile's Audiobook Sync

Jason Reynolds - Instagram / Library of Congress

Kwame Alexander - Twitter / YouTube

Jacqueline Woodson - Twitter

Lavar Burton - podcast / Twitter livestream

Mo Willems’s "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems"

Coco Simon's The Cupcake Diaries series

Anne Bogel’s Don’t Overthink It

Scribd

 

 

 

Give Me One - A Worthwhile Purchase during Quarantine

Ashley - Kimberly McLeod’s Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials: 60 Cool Projects that Reimagine Paper Rolls, Egg Cartons, Jars and More!

Jen - John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series (book 1, The Ruins of Gorlan)

Sara - Canvas set for art projects

 

 

 

Other Mentions

Lego Masters show

Little Fires Everywhere series

Asia Citro's 150+ Screen-Free Activities with Kids

 

 

 

 

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In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're discussing some bookish turn offs we each have and when it's worth it to push past those turn offs (and when to accept them and move on!). We discuss tons of books including some of our collective favorites like John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, and Alan Gratz’s Refugee. While we each have different turn offs, we all agree that there are certainly things that attract us and repel us when it comes to choosing books, and it's fun to discuss what those are!

 

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Abi Daré’s The Girl with the Louding Voice

Jen - Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child

Sara - Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door

 

Books Mentioned

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl

Miranda Popkey’s Topics of Conversation

Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network

Martha Hall Kelly’s The Lilac Girls

Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life

John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold’s The Almost Moon

Alice Sebold’s Lucky

Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train

Blake Crouch's Dark Matter

Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

Janie Chang’s The Library of Legends

Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea

George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy

Georgia Hunter’s We Were the Lucky Ones

Alan Gratz’s Refugee

 

Give Me One - A Show to Binge

Jen - Locke and Key (book), My Brilliant Friend (book)

Sara - Broadchurch, Cheer

Ashley - Schitt’s Creek

 

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In this episode, we have a great time discussing what we've each learned about the enneagram. We each chose a book (Ashley chose Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self, Jen chose The Essential Enneagram, and Sara chose The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery) to read that explored the enneagram, and we did our best to figure out our numbers. It was an adventure, and we had fun sharing with you! Stick around for our board game recs during our Give Me One at the end of the episode.

 

Bookish Check In

Jen - Maggie Stiefvater’s Call Down the Hawk

Sara - Ali Wong’s Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Ashley - Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient

 

Enneagram Books We Each Read

Ashley - Hannah Paasch’s Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self

Jen - David Daniels, M.D., and Virginia Price, Ph.D.’s The Essential Enneagram

Sara - Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile's The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery 

 

Other Mentions

Free Enneagram Test that Ashley took

Paid Enneagram Test that Sara took

True Colors Personality Test

 
Give Me One - Favorite board game to play with your family
Ashley - Simple Farm Bingo (farm animal bingo), 5 Minute Dungeon, Mancala
Sara - Qwixx
Jen - HedBanz
 
Other Games Mentioned
 
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In this episode, we talk about what kinds of reads are bringing us comfort during these challenging times. Sara shares her love of cookbooks like Michelle Smith’s The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook, Ashley shares her love of poetry including the grief anthology Kevin Young’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing, and Jen shares some great fantasy reads that she's loving including Sarah J. Maas’s House of Earth and Blood. We'd love to know what you're reading that is bringing you comfort! Let us know here or on social media @unabridgedpod!

 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Louise Penny’s Still Life

Jen - Susannah Cahalan’s The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Sara - Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire

 

Comfort Read Recommendations

Sara -

Cookbooks

Annie F. Downs’s 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self

(See this episode 198 from What Should I Read Next?)
 
Jen -
Sarah J. Maas’s House of Earth and Blood
Elana K. Arnold’s Damsel
Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely
 
Ashley -
Wendell Berry’s Window Poems
Mary Oliver’s West Wind
Nikky Finney’s Rice and Head Off and Split
Kevin Young’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing, including Phillis Levin’s “Vigil”
 
Don't miss our episode where we talked about ways to beat a reading slump in Episode 54!
 
Other Mentions
Katherine Center’s How to Walk Away
 
Give Me One - What's Getting Us By Right Now
 
Jen -
Jarrett Lerner’s activities online
online streaming of new movies (Onward)
 
Sara-
Joe Wick - daily PE activities for kids (and adults!)
Lindsay Brin - Kids' workouts
 
Ashley -
Wow in the World podcast (now releasing daily with “Two Whats and a Wow!” as well as weekly!)
 
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For our April Unabridged Book Club episode and discussion, we talk about Samira Ahmed's near-future YA literature novel, Internment (which was also our buddy read on Instagram in March!), and we make connections to other works including Mark Oshiro’s Anger Is a Gift, George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy, and Nic Stone’s Dear Martin. We end the episode by discussing some things that are helping us cope during this challenging time for our Give Me One. Join us all month on social media as we continue this discussion about Ahmed's Internment!

Timeline

Intro and Bookish Check In: 00:00 - 06:45

Book Club Discussion: 06:45 - 29:52

Give Me One: 40:00 - end

 

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Gary Schmidt’s The Wednesday Wars

Jen - Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years

Sara - Sarah Dunn’s The Arrangement

 

Our Pairings

Ashley - Mark Oshiro’s Anger Is a Gift

Jen - George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy

Sara - Nic Stone’s Dear Martin

 

Give Me One - One Thing Helping Us Cope

Ashley - Cincinnati Zoo Safari Live Events (on their Facebook page and on their YouTube channel) and spending time outside

Jen - Lego Masters show

Sara - FaceTime with family

 

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