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Living A Life Through Books

By Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed
Welcome to Living A Life Through Books. This podcast is about a life-changing journey. The journey of starting, sustaining, and learning from the habit of reading.
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S3E11 - Author conversations: Fiona Davis & M. J. Rose (Stories from Sufragette City)

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S4E17 - Author Conversations: Erin Young (The Fields)
The Fields by Erin Young (comes out Jan 25th, 2022) is a breakneck police procedural set in the Iowa Corn Belt and centers around a murder of a woman found in a cornfield, one whose implications extend far beyond the Midwest. But perhaps the most surprising twist of this story is off the page. Erin Young, the author isn't an Iowan or a tried and true Midwesterner, as one would expect, but rather an accomplished British historical novelist from Brighton, who under another pen name is a perennial Sunday Times bestselling author. She's been published in 9 languages and 22 countries, selling two million books worldwide. Here are the links I mentioned in my podcast and my contact info: Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
46:28
January 25, 2022
S4E16 - Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
SPOILER ALERT: We are discussing the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman.  We had a lively discussion with this one.  Hope you have read the book and are able to enjoy the journey of reading this one. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks. Bowie - @tidyingtheshelf.  Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen and Nina are not on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:24:54
January 16, 2022
S4E15 - Bookish conversations with Maiya
Today I'm talking to a Bookstagram friend of mine, Maiya.  We're talking about books, good goals, and just being book lovers.  I don't know why I didn't have her on my podcast earlier but better late than never.  You can reach Maiya on Instagram.  She’s @hey.readers Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
01:16:47
January 12, 2022
S4E14 - My top 20 books read of 2021
Of all the books I read in 2021, these made the cut.  There are books out there that are great.  It's subjective. I looked at the ones I finished and did some order juggling.  Hope you enjoy this episode.  What's on my 2021 favorite list? Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. On Twitter, I’m @drshahnazahmed.  I just signed up.
09:57
January 02, 2022
S4E13 - December 2021 (Month in Review)
Here's my last month in review for 2021.  I read 11 books this past month and this episode has names and brief reviews of the books. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. On Twitter, I’m @drshahnazahmed.  I just signed up.
09:56
January 01, 2022
S4E12 - Book Club: The Dancing Girls of Lahore by Louise Brown
SPOILER ALERT.  This book is non-fiction and the researcher follows the women and transgender in the red light district of Lahore. Our conversation goes all over the place.  When we talk prostitution and patriarchy, it was lively. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because.  Thank me later. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:38:17
December 27, 2021
S4E11 - A Writer's Retreat: Her Spirit Retreat by Story Summit
At the end of October, I decided to go to a Writer's Retreat and this podcast chronicles my journey and my experiences. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for the holidays or any other occasion. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
18:29
December 21, 2021
S4E10 - What's in a name?
Today's episode comes to you from a conversation I had with a person who I refer to as John Doe (in this podcast). His 16 year old self was passionate about the name of a character in a book he read and so the story goes... It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. And now I'm an affiliate, so I do NOT know how the links work anymore.  I'm just glad for you guys to join Libro.FM because it's a great concept.  If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
25:57
December 06, 2021
S4E9 - November 2021 (Month in Review)
Another month and more books and my reading to discuss. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
11:07
December 02, 2021
S4E8 - Book Club: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
SPOILER ALERT for book club. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks and Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jenn is not on Instagram.
52:36
November 29, 2021
S4E7 - Author Conversation: Nicole Glover (The Undertakers)
Today we are talking with author Nicole Glover from The Conductors and The Undertakers.  Her second book, the Undertakers, published by Mariner books, comes out today. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If that embed doesn't work, here's the direct link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lltbpodcast If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past.  Here's the direct link (if that embed code doesn't work) to get the Libro.FM deal: https://libro.fm/redeem/LLTBPODCAST If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
01:02:58
November 09, 2021
S4E6 - October 2021 (Month in Review)
It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
05:24
November 01, 2021
S4E5 - Book Club: How Much Of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang
SPOILER ALERT.  As with all our book clubs we discuss how each of us processed the book and what it meant to us. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is going to be a perpetual work in progress.  I have to accept that and move on. Please note that Living A Life Through Books is on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!  Yes.  I'm on TikTok also. :-) I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks. Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
58:44
October 17, 2021
S4E4 - Author Conversations: Margaret Verble (When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky)
Talking with Pulitzer finalist Margaret Verble about her latest book, When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky.  We talk about the book, writing, Pulitzer and go where the conversation takes us. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed.  Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed, although I must be honest, I haven't gotten on Clubhouse in a few months.
47:44
October 12, 2021
S4E3 - September 2021 (Month in Review)
This month I did 9 books.  If you follow this podcast, you know there's a super short summary about each of the books I've read.  This episode is also a way to track my reading monthly. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
11:16
October 03, 2021
S4E2 - Book Club: White Ivy by Susie Yang
SPOILER ALERT As with book club, we discussed the book White Ivy by Susie Yang and had a couple of different opinions.  I guess, mine was the unpopular one.  Haha. Take a listen and would love to hear your thoughts on this episode or on the book.  Just reach out to me.  Thank you. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks. Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:05:40
September 19, 2021
S4E1 - Author Conversations with Alka Joshi
Alka Joshi is a NY Times Bestselling author. Her debut novel The Henna Artist is a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick. Her book The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, released June 2021 is already on bestseller lists. Today we talk about the journey of writing her novels. Invite Alka to your bookclubs, your local bookstores, libraries for an author talk and discussion.  She can be reached at www.alkajoshi.com It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
59:22
September 06, 2021
S3E73 - Everything AUDIOBOOKS for the most part.
It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
22:58
September 03, 2021
S3E72 - August 2021 (Month in Review)
A lot of books this month.  Enjoy the little summaries and my take on them. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
14:56
September 02, 2021
S3E71 - Book Club: The Street by Anne Petry
Another Book Club episode. Excellent book.  Great discussion and thoughts. Please note that the audio cut out briefly about 2 to 3 times. Thank you for your understanding. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Amy - @amyvoltaireauthor.  Riffat - @booksection. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
51:31
August 25, 2021
S3E70 - Book Club: My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih
The author joins us later in this episode.  I do not tell my book club members when an author joins.  I figure I would like to reward the members who do commit and come regularly. Although, getting an author on the book club can be tricky.  And it's next to impossible to get the "famous" ones. Today's book is a YA, WWII, historic fiction set in Ukraine. Listen to our discussion and to the author's point of view. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Robin - @troxellr.  Jen Brown - @want.need.books. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet.
01:29:35
August 21, 2021
S3E69 - Book Club: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Discussing the book The Casual Vacancy without spoilers. Hope you all get a chance to read it. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks and Riffat - @booksection.  Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/ *********************************************************************************************************************************** It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
56:05
August 09, 2021
S3E68 - July 2021 (Month in Review)
Going over the books I've read this past month.  I did 8 books.  Also talking a bit about book goals. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page.  Or make sure you add the code.  I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
11:41
August 01, 2021
S3E67 - Author Conversations: Erika Montgomery (A Summer to Remember)
This conversation went in different directions.  Erika talks about the old way of approaching agents and the new way and just the process of research and writing. As always, author conversations are so much fun and I learn a lot. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
01:00:16
July 31, 2021
S3E66 - Book Club: Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
SPOILER ALERT: Book Club episode.  Recorded on July 1st, 2021.  Discussing Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour. We usually discuss first thoughts and themes and characters.  If you have read this book and are curious about some of our perspectives, you might enjoy this episode. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:35:51
July 19, 2021
S3E65 - Author Conversations: Dr. Adam Stern (Committed)
Chatting with the author of the book Committed, Dr. Adam Stern.  Committed comes out July 13, 2021.  Look for it at your local bookstores.  There are no spoilers in this episode but it's always a great idea to read the book and then listen to the author's perspective.  I've found that helps me. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
53:55
July 13, 2021
S3E64 - Author Conversations: Laura Blackett & Eve Gleichman (The Very Nice Box)
The Very Nice Box comes out July 6th, 2021. Check it out.  I'm chatting with the authors of this book in this episode.  Take a listen. We discuss their process of writing and how they got their book published.  It was a fun chat. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
48:42
July 06, 2021
S3E63 - June 2021, Month In Review
It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
10:29
July 01, 2021
S3E62 - Author Conversations: Damyanti Biswas (You Beneath Your Skin)
This was another delightful, open, honest and refreshing conversation with author Damyanti Biswas.  She most certainly has a different take on reader reviews.  Take a listen. You can follow Damyanti on her instagram @damyantig It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
01:04:37
June 19, 2021
S3E61 - Book Club: House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
SPOILER ALERT: Since this is book club we do discuss several elements of the book, including the end. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed In attendance including myself was Erin.  Her tag on instagram is: @erin_eatsbooks.  Also Dr. Jenn, but she doesn't have an instagram tag.
43:27
June 12, 2021
S3E60 - Book Club: Of Women And Salt by Gabriela Garcia
SPOILER ALERT: As with our book club episodes, there will be spoilers for the book.  Today we are doing Of Women And Salt by Gabriela Garcia.  Take a listen to see what we thought about the book. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Jen Brown - @want.need.books. Dr. Jen and Deborah are not on instagram yet.
01:04:52
June 07, 2021
S3E59 - May 2021 (Month in Review)
It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
12:47
June 01, 2021
S3E58 - Author Conversations: Brian Broome (Punch Me Up To The Gods)
Today we are talking with memoir author, Brian Broome.  You can reach Brian on his website at www.brianbroome.com.  His book comes out May 18th, 2021.  It's an excellent read that I would highly recommend. It is very raw but it's so good. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Please note that you need to add the code to get the deal.  I realized that the link doesn't automatically add the code to it.  Sorry about that, but hope you enjoy LibroFM. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come.  haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
44:04
May 18, 2021
S3E57 - Author Conversations: Nancy Naigle (The Shell Collector)
Talking with author Nancy Naigle. Her book, The Shell Collector comes out today (May 11th) published by Waterbrook, an imprint of Penguin Random House. You can reach Nancy at her website: nancynaigle.com. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
53:42
May 11, 2021
Taking a break. Hang in there.
Hello all, I need to take a break for a month, but you'll still have 2 episodes.  Those are author interviews that I have committed to. Otherwise, I'll be back in June.  Thank you and hang in there... It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
03:01
May 03, 2021
S3E56 - On radio with Marc Medley from The Reading Circle
Hello all, this episode is a recording that was sent to me of when I was on the radio with show The Reading Circle with Marc Medley.  I didn't have too many edits on this one and it ends where the show ends. The show can also be found on YouTube. Please follow Marc and subscribe to his channel.  Thank you. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:10:38
May 03, 2021
S3E55 - Month in Review: April 2021
This month I did 9 books.  A growth from last month!  Take a listen. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
12:41
May 02, 2021
S3E54 - Author Conversations: Hala Alyan (The Arsonists' City)
Hope you enjoyed my conversation with Hala Alyan.  Her website is halaalyan.com.  Please check it out. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
29:02
April 28, 2021
S3E53: Author Conversations: Mateo Askaripour (Black Buck)
SPOILER ALERT for the episode. I'm chatting with Mateo Askaripour, the author of Black Buck.  Follow him on Instagram or Twitter at @AskMateo. Feel free to send him an email, if you’d like. He's quite down to earth as you can tell. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
56:09
April 21, 2021
S3E52 - Book Club: Seven by Farzana Doctor
SPOILER ALERT and ADULT CONTENT WARNING for this episode Today we discuss the book Seven by Farzana Doctor.  We discussed for about 30 minutes and then Farzana joined us to field some questions and join in our conversation about her book and the issues surrounding the book and her community. Farzana Doctor is an award-winning writer, activist, and psychotherapist. She is the author of four novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement, All Inclusive, and Seven. Seven has been chosen for 2020 Best Book lists including: Indigo/Chapters, Apple Books, Amnesty International, CBC Books and more. Her poetry collection, You Still Look The Same, will be released in fall 2022. Farzana is also the Maasi behind Dear Maasi, a new sex and relationships column for FGM/C survivors. linktr.ee/farzanadoctor You can purchase the book directly from her publisher who is offering a 25% discount on orders through their website (www.Dundurn.com) Use Promo code DOCTOR25. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks and Amy - @amyvoltaireauthor. Jen does not have an instagram account.
01:32:01
April 19, 2021
S3E51 - Book Club: The Beekeeper Of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
SPOILER ALERT for this episode (not this note, lol): The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a poignant tale of the struggles and sacrifices of a couple, Nuri and Afra to attempt their way to the United Kingdom It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Jen Brown - @want.need.books. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet.
01:02:58
April 09, 2021
S3E50 - Author conversations: Jennifer Rosner (The Yellow Bird Sings)
Chatting with Jennifer Rosner, the author of The Yellow Bird Sings (Flatiron).  Her book is a charming WW2 historic fiction. If you want to contact Jennifer or know more about her book, you can visit her website at www.jennifer-rosner.com. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
54:10
April 07, 2021
S3E49 - National Poetry Month with Janee Baugher
Chatting with Janee Baugher about poetry and it's significance in this country and others.  Janee can be reached through her website: www.JaneeBaugher.com.  Also find Janee on Instagram @ekphrastic_writer. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
51:21
April 02, 2021
S3E48 - Month in Review: March 2021
This month I read only 6 books.  Take a listen. I may be changing up month in review.  We'll see. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
11:49
April 01, 2021
S3E47 - Audiobook editor/producer Vaughn Fahie
Talking about editing and producing audiobooks.  If you want to contact Vaughn with any questions or concerns here's the link to schedule a talk with him. Bit.ly/audiobooksaskvaughn It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:08:34
March 25, 2021
S3E46 - Author conversations: Mark A. Herschberg (The Career Toolkit)
My first non-fiction author on this podcast, but how could I resist?  Mark brings in a wealth of knowledge about careers and what it takes to get to where you want to go.  I personally learned a lot from the book and of course from chatting with Mark. If you want to know more about the book or to order a copy, go to www.thecareertoolkitbook.com.  There's even a free app that you can download.  If you would like to reach Mark, just hit the contact tab on the site, and leave a message. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:01:45
March 24, 2021
S3E45 - Author Conversations: M. P. Erickson (Lost Boys)
Chatting with author M. P. Erickson, author of Lost Boys; the first book in a series of a YA fantasy. He can be contacted through this website: http://www.mpericksen.com/. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
53:43
March 21, 2021
S3E44 - Serialized publishing with Emily Sheng
Talking with owner of e-publishing company, eglobalcreativepublishing, Emily Sheng.  Take a listen and contact her for any questions you may have. I'm available on Clubhouse. Look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed.  I have "Living A Life Thru Books" as a club on Clubhouse.  Doing a weekly bookclub there (Tuesdays at 8pm CST). If you would like an invite into Clubhouse, let me know. :-) It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
48:37
March 19, 2021
S3E43 - Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
SPOILER ALERT. Time for our monthly book club again.  We had varied opinions on this one.  Take a listen. And also check out member contacts towards the end of these notes. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all.  Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Robin - @troxellr.  Jen Brown - @want.need.books. Tehsina - @tehsina_raza. Bowie - @tidyingtheshelf. Riffat - @booksection. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet.   Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:11:45
March 13, 2021
S3E42 - Author Conversations: Samuel Kane (The Pilgrim's Soul)
Sam Kane is an English teacher and he's used his talents and creativity to write a book!  He's working on his second book, the sequel to The Pilgrim's Soul.  You can reach Sam at www.samkanewriter.com.  His book can be preordered here. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. Look for me (Shahnaz Ahmed) and follow me on Clubhouse. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
57:02
March 11, 2021
S3E41 - Audiobook narration with Andy Garcia-Ruse
Ever wonder about the world of audiobook narration?  Take a listen as Andy walks us through her perspectives and gives us a glimpse into the business and creative decisions for audiobook narrators. If you would like to hire Andy for your next book, or would just like to talk to her about audiobook narration, here are her contacts. She's very down to earth and would be happy to guide you. Website: https://www.andygarciaruse.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theotherandygarcia/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otherandygarcia  Twitter: https://twitter.com/otherandygarcia  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theotherandygarcia It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. Follow me on Clubhouse. I host a Tuesday evening audio book club. If I ever figure out a way to record and upload, I may be doing those episodes on the podcast as well.  We'll see. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
51:33
March 06, 2021
S3E40 - Month in Review: February 2021
Going through my reading for the month of February.  I discuss the books I've read and also my reading in general. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
12:05
March 01, 2021
S3E39 - Notable Mentions: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Discussing my emotions with the book A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and why it makes my notable mentions. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
08:07
February 27, 2021
S3E38 - Author Conversations: Jenny Ashcroft (Meet Me In Bombay)
Jenny Ashcroft, a British author, has wanted to cross over to the American market.  Her book Meet Me in Bombay was published by St. Martin's Press and Jenny talks about her writing journey.  She brings authenticity and humor to this conversation. Take a listen. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. I'm on Clubhouse! Look up my name: Shahnaz Ahmed. Would love to collaborate, co-moderate a room or just have a conversation. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
56:22
February 21, 2021
S3E37 - Book Club: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
This is our monthly book club episode with Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.  Excellent book. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:31:42
February 15, 2021
S3E36 - Author Conversations: Anne Youngson (The Narrowboat Summer)
Speaking with Flatiron author Anne Youngson from England. We talk writing, publishing, reading and have a pleasant conversation.  You will find Anne charming. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
47:06
February 11, 2021
S3E35 - The Business of Books with Lisa at Stars At Night Publishing
I met Lisa on bookstagram and she gave me the idea for the books vs movie episode.  We've been in touch and I thought she would be great to have on my podcast.  Loved this discussion.  I don't believe any of my other guests have been able to break down the financial aspects of publishing and books and that makes this episode quite unique. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:00:28
February 08, 2021
S3E34 - Month in review: January 2021
Month in review.  I talk about my reading this month or rather my slip in reading this month. And of course, there's the 6 books I read this month. Hope you enjoy this episode. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
14:43
February 02, 2021
S3E33 - Literacy and bookish conversations with Rebekah Jane Art
You can find Rebekah online at https://rebekahjaneart.ca/ and on Facebook and Instagram at https://www.facebook.com/rebekahjaneart/ https://instagram.com/rebekahjaneart/ https://instagram.com/rebekahjaneartbookmarks/ Order your signed copy of The Great Canadian Woman She is Strong and Free Volume II here https://rebekahjaneart.ca/product-category/the-great-canadian-woman-she-is-strong-and-free-volume-ii/ Or on amazon https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1999215117/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5BvdGbTM9N2T2 Find Connections through Creativity Podcast anywhere you can find Canadian podcasts https://rebekahjaneart.ca/connections-through-creativity-the-podcast/ It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
31:02
January 27, 2021
S3E32 - Notable Mentions: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
I'm doing a monthly series where I mention a book that I feel would be a good one to start your reading journey on. I don't summarize the book.  Just minor elements that spoke to me. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
06:58
January 25, 2021
S3E31 - Author conversations: Jamie McGillen, author of In Light of the Summit
Jamie McGillen is delightful to talk to and she talks more about her books and her writing process.  Go to www.jamiemcgillen.com to purchase copies of her book or to contact her. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
51:03
January 19, 2021
S3E30 - An Influencer Application
I talk about my influencer application with Berkley publishing that went no where. But hey! I learned something. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
09:04
January 18, 2021
S3E29 - Book Club: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
This is our regular book club session for Jan 2021.  We had 9 ladies and we are discussing Hamnet, a historic fiction novel. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:01:06
January 16, 2021
S3E28 - Book Club: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
SPOILER ALERT in this episode. This really was a spontaneous mini book club.  I would have called it a book talk but let's face it.  I've done a book club with just Erin and so I'm calling this a book club.  hahah.  And yes, we are talking Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
40:28
January 06, 2021
RE-UPLOAD - S3E26: 2021 Goal Setting
Hi folks, It was brought to my attention that when I originally uploaded this episode, I mistakenly used the audio for the top 20 of 2020, episode. I went back to that episode, deleted the audio and re-uploaded this one.  While Apple podcasts and Spotify has self-corrected for my original error, some other apps have not. So, I decided that I would just upload it again as a new episode.  I want to thank everyone who brought it to my attention that the same episode was uploaded twice.  THANK YOU and I sincerely apologize for my mistake and any inconvenience. I'm hopeful this fixes the issue and you should have all your episodes now, whether your app corrects for it or not. Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed
16:22
January 06, 2021
S3E27 - Bookish Comparison: Number of Books Read
This is the final part of the bookish comparison series.  I discuss comparing the number of books we've read with others. I hope you don't fall into that trap. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
11:22
January 04, 2021
S3E26 - 2021 Goal Setting
I run through what I'm planning for 2021.  It's not a rule for you to do it, but just one way a bookish person does it.  Take what makes sense and leave the rest behind! It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
16:22
January 04, 2021
S3E25 - My Top Books in 2020
I wanted to call this one a year in review but ultimately it is a top 20 list of books for 2020. So, here goes.  Hope you enjoy the episode.  This list will never be perfect but it's here. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
17:20
December 31, 2020
S3E24 - Month in Review: December 2020
My monthly review of books I've read. Good close to the year. This is the final part of the bookish comparison series.  I discuss comparing the number of books we've read with others. I hope you don't fall into that trap. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
14:50
December 31, 2020
S3E23 - Author Conversations: Christian Sterling
SPOILER ALERT.  In this episode, Erin is my co-host and we are chatting with Christian Sterling.  The Gems of Elsana trilogy has been completed and we discuss the book, the plot points, the writing journey and just have a great conversation with Christian.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:07:43
December 30, 2020
S3E22 - Bookish Comparison: Indie vs Traditional published.
This is a continuation of the comparison series.  Do you prefer to read traditionally published books?  NY times best sellers?  Why not try indie? Just some of my thoughts on the matter. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
06:43
December 28, 2020
S3E21 - Chatting bookish with Lori (@Palmerspageturners)
Lori is a friend of mine from bookstagram and we talk bookstagram and books and have a super neat nerdy bookish conversation.  You will learn something new about the book world that you might not have heard of.  I did! Lori can be reached on Instagram.  Her tag is @palmerspageturners.  Please follow her there. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:04:31
December 23, 2020
S3E20 - Bookish Comparison: Follower numbers
Here's continuing with the bookish comparison series and today we are talking about having more bookstagram followers, compared to your friends. If you like any of my episodes and would like to support me, how about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
10:49
December 21, 2020
S3E19 - Bookish comparison: Book Mail
Do you ever think that your friends get more book mail than you? Let's talk about bookish comparisons and how it affects our happiness and what to possibly do about it. This is part 1.  We will also explore comparison with number of followers and comparisons of indie vs traditionally published books/authors.  Those will come up in future episodes. If you like any of my episodes and would like to support me, how about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
09:11
December 18, 2020
S3E18 - Book Club: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Last book club of 2020.  I would count this as a successful year.  And a great book to end 2020 book club with.  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can wear several hats and can be filed in several genres, but most importantly, it's a feel good book about working through your regrets.  At least, that's one thought.  Listen in and let me know what you thought. As I mentioned in the beginning, if you'd like to Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:30:42
December 08, 2020
S3E17 - Month in Review: November 2020
Check out the books I read in November and my brief thoughts on them. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
09:59
November 30, 2020
S3E16 - Book talk with Erin: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Talking with Erin about the book Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.  We also discuss story time towards the end of the episode. Erin is on bookstagram and her tag is erin_eatsbooks. Check her out and follow her there. I forgot to mention that I got the audiobook Black Sun from LibroFM. If you are looking for a paid audiobook subscription that helps your own community and helps your own bookstores, Join LibroFM and use my code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:04:46
November 29, 2020
S3E15 - Author conversations: Kristina Naydonova (The Black Sisterhood Files)
Today I had the honor of talking to a 13 year old author.  She's bright, intelligent, charming and she's going places.  This is the kid to follow. In our conversation, Kristina mentioned a book.  Here's the title:  Procrastination: The Thief of Time by Sophia Kaankuka. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
48:13
November 23, 2020
S3E14 - NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo has given a lot of writers the motivation and the push to start their novel.  I'm here to talk a bit about getting started on your writing journey. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
08:43
November 16, 2020
S3E13 - Book Club: Against The Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa
SPOILER ALERT.  We discuss our thoughts and feelings about this book.  We had a total of 4 women.  Erin, Rachel, Jen, and myself.  Stay tuned to the end of the episode for our next book pick. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
01:35:04
November 12, 2020
S3E12 - Month in Review: October 2020
Books I read in October.  And my reading for this month. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
14:47
November 01, 2020
S3E11 - Author conversations: Fiona Davis & M. J. Rose (Stories from Sufragette City)
Talking to authors Fiona Davis and M. J. Rose from the book Stories from Sufragette City. They talk about the idea for the book and how it all came together.  Super fun conversation.  Take a listen. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.
42:20
October 27, 2020
S3E10 - ARCs, NetGalley, LibroFM. My journey.
I talk about my ARC journey and discuss options for people who want more books. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
15:23
October 23, 2020
S3E9 - Book Club: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Recorded from our book club session on Oct 1st. We had a total of 7 women (including myself) and had a lively discussion about a well loved book.  We talk themes, favorite characters, the cover and our prediction for the upcoming part 2.  Enjoy. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.
57:32
October 12, 2020
S3E8 - Author conversations: Samantha Silva, author of Mr. Dickens and His Carol.
I talk with Samantha Silva about the writing process for this book and about her upcoming book.  The only spoiler is at the very end of the podcast, after my sign-off. The book Mr. Dickens and His Carol is published by Flatiron and came out in paperback on September 22nd, 2020. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
59:49
October 09, 2020
S3E7 - Month in Review: September 2020
September books in review.  Going through my reading growth and books I've read this month. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.
13:49
October 04, 2020