Archive for October 2020

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're talking all things speculative fiction with Virginia Soenksen, author of The Titan Strain, The Osiris Contingency, and The Ragnarok Resolution. We talk with her about her amazing science fiction series, and then we all recommend books that we've loved within the speculative fiction realm. We wrap up our episode with some favorite museum recommendations in honor of Virginia's role as an art historian and an associate director of a museum.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - The Toni Morrison Book Club by Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson, and Piper Kendrix Williams
Jen - Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X

Virginia - Janella Angeles's Where Dreams Descend

 

Featured Books

Virginia Soenksen’s The Titan Strain (The Genetics Chronicles Book 1) - See Ashley's review!
Virginia Soenksen’s The Osiris Conspiracy (The Genetics Chronicles Book 2)

Virginia Soenksen’s The Ragnarok Resolution (The Genetics Chronicles Book 3)

 

Our Speculative Fiction Recs

Ashley - Stephen Graham Jones’s The Only Good Indians
Jen - N. K. Jemisin’s The City We Became (check out Jen's review!)
Sara - Nancy Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion

Virginia - V.E. Schwab’s Vicious

 

Mentioned in Episode

V. E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (check out Jen's review here!)
Tommy Orange's There There (Listen to our book club episode, or join our Facebook book club discussion for late October by requesting to join here!)

The National Museum of Natural History

 

Give Me One - Favorite Museum

Ashley - the Louvre

Ginny - Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

 
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Our 2020 Spooky Reads Recommendations

This week, Unabridged Podcast is launching into the Halloween spirit with some spooky recommendations. After our Bookish Check-in—featuring a guest appearance by Unabridged Ambassador Talie—each of shares a perfect October pick, and then (for our Give Me One) we talk about our autumn favorites.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Nic Stone’s Shuri
Jen - V. E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Sara - Lamar Giles’s Not So Pure and Simple and Tommy Orange’s There There (listen to our Book Club episode, 146)

Talie - Hench (find Talie at taliesadventures.com or @talielovesbooks on Instagram.)

 

Our Spooky Reads Recs

Ashley - Kelly Keaton’s Darkness Becomes Her
Jen - Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic

Sara - Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door

 

Mentioned in Episode

Shea Ernshaw’s The Wicked Deep and Winterwood
Riley Sager’s Home Before Dark

 

Give Me One - Favorite Thing about Fall

Ashley - pumpkin carving
Jen - fall leaves/plants

Sara - crisp air, and getting to wear fall clothes

 
 
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In this Unabridged Teaching Tidbits episode, Ashley talks about some tips for surviving the trials and tribulations of using technology during the era of virtual teaching. She builds off of what Jen shared in Teaching Tidbit #1 about her experience with virtual teaching so far, and Ashley talks about a few things that have helped her navigate technology during this time.
 
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October Book Club - Tommy Orange’s THERE THERE

In this Unabridged Podcast book club discussion, we talk about Tommy Orange's There There. We all discuss this masterpiece, and then we share our pairings, including Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine, Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji, and Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Stephen Graham Jones’s The Only Good Indians
Jen - Julie C. Dao’s Broken Wish (from NetGalley, out October 6)

 

Main Discussion

Tommy Orange's There There

 

Pairings

Ashley - Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine
Jen - Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji

Sara - Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City

 

Mentioned in Episode

Episode 104 - What Makes a Holiday Movie?

Libro.fm’s ALC Program

 

Give Me One - A New Interest

Ashley - Indoor plants
Jen - Virtual teaching

Sara - Puppies

 
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