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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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S3E60 - Book Club: Of Women And Salt by Gabriela Garcia

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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 7, 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 1, 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 3, 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 3, 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 2, 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 9, 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 7, 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 2, 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 1, 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 6, 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 1, 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 8, 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 2, 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 6, 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 6, 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 4, 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 4, 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 8, 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 1, 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 9, 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 4, 2020
S3E6 - Project Gutenberg
Discussing story time rights and how project Gutenberg can help with it.  Also, touches on Project Gutenberg and how to access those 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.
11:41
September 28, 2020
S3E5 - Bookish Authenticity
Are you your true self on bookstagram and other book forums?  Do you have influence?  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. Leave me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I may feature you in a future episode.  Or even get in touch with me with topics you would like me to cover.
10:54
September 21, 2020
S3E4 - Rainbows, Butterflies, and Unicorns
How do rainbows, butterflies and unicorns sound?  Well, if they make you happy, perhaps you need books that make you feel like rainbows, butterflies and unicorns also!  Let's explore that a bit in this episode and I give you my 5 fun books. 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.   Or please leave me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I may feature you in a future episode.
07:18
September 14, 2020
S3E3 - Book Club: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
SPOILER ALERT Today's episode had Erin, Katie, Lindsay, Lori and myself discussing this book.  Hope you enjoy the discussion. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I am happy to say that I am officially getting help.  So, soon.  It should look nice. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
58:27
September 10, 2020
S3E2 - Bookish change
Do your interests in different genres in books change over time?  I explore that briefly in this episode. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I am happy to say that I am officially getting help.  So, soon.  It should look nice. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
07:02
September 7, 2020
S3E1 - Bookish panel discussion for 2nd Anniversary of this podcast!
Welcome to the 3rd season of this podcast.  For the 2nd Anniversary party, I got a group of authors and bookstagrammers together and here's what happened.  My good friend Erin, co hosted.  Panel of authors included Christopher Todd, Amy Voltaire and Jamie McGillen.  Bookstagrammers were Erica (sand_between_pages), Jenny (whatJennyreadsinMontana), and Angie (dclazygirl).  I hope you all enjoy this wonderful and special episode. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
01:07:39
September 6, 2020
S2E101 - My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. Book Talk with Erin. Part 2/2
SPOILER ALERT If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
44:28
September 4, 2020
S2E100: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. Book talk with Erin. Part 1/2
SPOILER ALERT If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
44:07
September 3, 2020
S2E99 - Month in Review: August 2020
If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
10:60
August 31, 2020
S2E98 - The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires. Book talk with Erin.
As mentioned in the episode, you are all invited to my 2nd Anniversary recorded Zoom bookish panel party.  Please email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com with a Zoom link request.  Panelists include Chris Todd, Jamie McGillen, Amy Voltaire, Erica and Angie.  Will accept first 90 guests to RSVP. If you have more questions for me, you can reach me through Facebook or Instagram at Living A Life Through Books. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts, and share this podcast with your family and friends.  Thank you and see you at the 2nd Anniversary Zoom party.
47:38
August 26, 2020
S2E97 - Book Club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle (Part 2/2)
As mentioned in the episode, you are all invited to my 2nd Anniversary recorded Zoom bookish panel party.  Please email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com with a Zoom link request.  Panelists include Chris Todd, Jamie McGillen, Amy Voltaire, Erica and Angie.  Will accept first 90 guests to RSVP. If you have more questions for me, you can reach me through Facebook or Instagram at Living A Life Through Books. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts, and share this podcast with your family and friends.  Thank you and see you at the 2nd Anniversary Zoom party.
44:17
August 25, 2020
S2E96 - Book Club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle (Part 1/2)
As mentioned in the episode, you are all invited to my 2nd Anniversary recorded Zoom bookish panel party.  Please email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com with a Zoom link request.  Panelists include Chris Todd, Jamie McGillen, Amy Voltaire, Erica and Angie.  Will accept first 90 guests to RSVP. If you have more questions for me, you can reach me through Facebook or Instagram at Living A Life Through Books. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts, and share this podcast with your family and friends.  Thank you and see you at the 2nd Anniversary Zoom party.
48:02
August 24, 2020
S2E95 - Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. Book talk with Katie.
SPOILER ALERT.  We do discuss the book and that includes the end.  If you don't mind spoilers, then listen at your own risk. haha! Please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  I thank you. You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Send me an email if you want to reach me. Katie can be reached on Instagram @_Katie.reads I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Check out my swell cast.  Here's the link if you want to check out the app:  Join me on Swell.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
39:38
August 17, 2020
S2E94 - Ereader App Resources For Children
Erin Beaver and I discuss a lot of popular apps that children can use to read, paid and free.  Check it out. You can reach me on Instagram and Facebook at Living a Life Through Books.  You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you loved this episode, please take a moment to write me a review on Apple podcasts.  Thank you. My website (perpetually under construction) is:  shahnazahmed.com Join me on Swell.  Check out the site.  If you love it, download the audio app where you can have a conversation with me.  My tag on it is @bookishpodcast.
42:27
August 10, 2020
S2E93 - National Book Lover Day. Here's to us!
Happy National Book Lover Day!  What does it mean to be a book lover?  Here are my thoughts. You can reach me on Instagram and Facebook at Living a Life Through Books.  You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you loved this episode, please take a moment to write me a review on Apple podcasts.  Thank you. My website (perpetually under construction) is:  shahnazahmed.com Join me on Swell.  Check out the site.  If you love it, download the audio app where you can have a conversation with me.  My tag on it is @bookishpodcast.
05:42
August 9, 2020
S2E92 - Author conversation: Charlotte McConaghy, author of Migrations
Author Charlotte McConaghy breaks through in a big way into the US market with a book published by Flatiron books, an imprint of MacMillan books.  Her book Migrations gets published August 4th, 2020.  Congratulations Charlotte! You can reach me on Instagram and Facebook at Living a Life Through Books.  You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you loved this episode, please take a moment to write me a review on Apple podcasts.  Thank you. My website (perpetually under construction) is:  shahnazahmed.com Join me on Swell, the audio app where you can have a conversation with me.  My tag on it is @bookishpodcast.
30:59
August 4, 2020
S2E91 - Month in Review: July 2020
I talk about the 7 books I read this month and my reading in general.  You can reach me through Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books. You an email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com My website (under perpetual construction) is shahnazahmed.com Join me on the new app called swell.  You can continue this conversation with me there.  Thank you.
10:51
July 31, 2020
S2E90 - The Mystery of Sherlock Holmes by Christopher Todd
This is a story adapted to a play.  Hope you enjoy it. You can reach me on Instagram and Facebook at Living a Life Through Books.  You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you loved this episode, please take a moment to write me a review on Apple podcasts.  Thank you. My website (perpetually under construction) is:  shahnazahmed.com Join me on Swell, the audio app where you can have a conversation with me.  My tag on it is @bookishpodcast. To purchase the book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Part 20, where this story appears, go to mxpublishing.com.  As mentioned in the podcast, all royalties from this collection are being donated for the benefit of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which serves as the present home of Stepping Stones School, a special needs school.
48:39
July 29, 2020
S2E89 - Books or Movie/TV
When Instagram handle @starsatnightpub gave me this concept for a podcast, I jumped on it.  It took me a while, but I hope I did it all some justice.   You can reach me through Facebook or Instagram at Living a Life Through Books. Email me at:  Livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com Website (in perpetual construction):  shahnazahmed.com Please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  Thank you. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can join more of my bookish conversations there.  Here's my conversation about the book A Thousand Splendid Suns.  Join me on Swell.
29:08
July 27, 2020
S2E88 - Book Club: An Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (Part 2/2)
SPOILER ALERT.  On July 10th our book club discussed An Island of Sea Women, a novel by Lisa See.  This historic fiction is set in Korea.  Author Lisa See joins us in this part! You can reach me through Facebook or Instagram at Living a Life Through Books. Email me at:  Livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com Website (in perpetual construction):  shahnazahmed.com Please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  Thank you. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can join more of my bookish conversations there.  Here's my conversation about the book A Thousand Splendid Suns.  Join me on Swell.
49:49
July 23, 2020
S2E87 - Book Club: An Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (Part 1/2)
SPOILER ALERT.  On July 10th our book club discussed An Island of Sea Women, a novel by Lisa See.  This historic fiction is set in Korea.  Author Lisa See joins us in part 2/2 coming soon. You can reach me through Facebook or Instagram at Living a Life Through Books. Email me at:  Livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com Website (in perpetual construction):  shahnazahmed.com Please write me a review on Apple Podcasts or on www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks.  Thank you. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can join more of my bookish conversations there.  Here's my conversation about the book A Thousand Splendid Suns.  Join me on Swell.
56:07
July 22, 2020
S2E86 - The Raven Boys. Book talk with Katie.
SPOILER ALERT.  I apologize for not adding the spoiler alert to the podcast itself.  As I mentioned I'm navigating audio issues with my new upgraded software.   You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Send me an email if you want to reach me. Katie can be reached on Instagram @_Katie.reads I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Here's the link:  Join me on Swell.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
46:44
July 13, 2020
S2E85 - Sci-Fi and Alternate History with Alex Wallace
My guest, Alex Wallace, is a nerd who is well versed with the genres of Sci-Fi and Alternate History and today he talks to me about those genres and he brings up books he recommends.  He talks a bit about the books in contention for the upcoming Hugo awards. You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Send me an email if you want to reach me.  If you want to reach Alex, email me and I will forward it on to him. I'm on a new app called Swell.  You can reach me there @bookishpodcast.  Here's the link:  Join me on Swell.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine.
49:50
July 7, 2020
S2E84 - Thoughts on e-readers/e-reader apps
A brief overview of e-reader and e-reader apps.  I do talk Kindle, Nook, Libby and Glose.  Hope it's helpful.  Please share this episode with your family and friends and on your social media pages.  You can reach me on Living A Life Through Books on Instagram and Facebook.  You can also reach me via email on livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.
09:10
July 6, 2020
S2E83 - Bookstagram cancel culture
You can reach me on Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books.  You can also contact me via email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join me on Swell.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine as well.
10:50
July 2, 2020
S2E82 - Month in Review: June 2020
You can reach me on Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books.  You can also contact me via email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join me on Swell.  It's a new way to reach out to me and voice chat.  I will be posting more podcast stuff there also.  Don't miss the conversation. My website has some older episodes and some of my travels are chronicled there.  I know it's a perpetual work in progress.  I want the home page to look a certain way and long story short, I sincerely apologize.  I have no excuses really other than my lack of html knowledge and my inability to navigate more than the basics of wordpress and given everything else... It is what it is. I would love to hear from you.  If there's something you like or want to see, please get in touch with me.  And as alway, I thank you for listening to my podcast.  I know you have so many other choices and it means the world to me that you chose mine as well.
12:30
June 30, 2020
S2E81 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Book talk with Katie. (Part 2/2)
SPOILER ALERT:  This two part series has myself and Katie talking about Brit Bennett's book The Vanishing Half.  While there are no spoilers in this post, there are spoilers in the actual episode.  If you've read this book, this might be a talk you want to listen to. Katie can be reached on Instagram @_katie.reads You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  You can also reach me on Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books. Please share this podcast with your family and friends and on your social media pages.  I thank you. If you loved this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  Or go to www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks and write me a review there. Thank you for listening.
39:11
June 29, 2020
S2E80 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Book talk with Katie. (Part 1/2)
SPOILER ALERT:  This two part series has myself and Katie talking about Brit Bennett's book The Vanishing Half.  While there are no spoilers in this post, there are spoilers in the actual episode.  If you've read this book, this might be a talk you want to listen to. Katie can be reached on Instagram @_katie.reads You can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  You can also reach me on Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books. Please share this podcast with your family and friends and on your social media pages.  I thank you. If you loved this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  Or go to www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks and write me a review there. Thank you for listening.
40:09
June 26, 2020
S2E79 - Meet the podcaster. Interview by Phillybookfairy. (3/3)
Yes, we do talk books also, but this is more of a meet the podcaster type of episode.  I’m chatting with Instagram handle Phillybookfairy and she’s interviewing me.  She does talk about herself and her father and we talk about immigration and culture and our relationship with books.  Take a listen.  The episode is broken into 3 parts as usual to not get too long. Also, if you love my podcast, here’s the link to write me a review: www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks You can contact me through Facebook or Instagram or send me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I may choose to add it to a future episode. Thank you all for listening.
46:24
June 24, 2020
S2E78 - Meet the podcaster. Interview by Phillybookfairy (2/3)
Yes, we do talk books also, but this is more of a meet the podcaster type of episode.  I’m chatting with Instagram handle Phillybookfairy and she’s interviewing me.  She does talk about herself and her father and we talk about immigration and culture and our relationship with books.  Take a listen.  The episode is broken into 3 parts as usual to not get too long. Also, if you love my podcast, here’s the link to write me a review: www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks You can contact me through Facebook or Instagram or send me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I may choose to add it to a future episode. Thank you all for listening.
43:35
June 23, 2020
S2E77 - Meet the podcaster. Interview by Phillybookfairy. (1/3)
Yes, we do talk books also, but this is more of a meet the podcaster type of episode.  I’m chatting with Instagram handle Phillybookfairy and she’s interviewing me.  She does talk about herself and her father and we talk about immigration and culture and our relationship with books.  Take a listen.  The episode is broken into 3 parts as usual to not get too long. Also, if you love my podcast, here’s the link to write me a review: www.ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks You can contact me through Facebook or Instagram or send me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I may choose to add it to a future episode. Thank you all for listening.
34:45
June 22, 2020
S2E76 - Book Club: White Rage by Carol Anderson (part 2/2)
Mild spoiler alert.  If you haven't studied history, this new history lesson will be eye opening.  It will help you understand the racial divide better and help you confront the truth that you were not taught in schools about racism.  We talk about the book, but we also talk about the current situation and what needs to be done.  I know this book may be a tedious read, but I do believe it is should be required reading.  As always when an episode gets too long, I have split it in two parts.  This is part two. If you want to reach me, contact me on Instagram at Living A Life Through Books or through email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com  If you loved this episode or any of my previous episodes, please take the time to click on this link and write me a review: https://ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks Thank you.
38:57
June 19, 2020
S2E75 - Book Club: White Rage by Carol Anderson (Part 1/2)
Mild spoiler alert.  If you haven't studied history, this new history lesson will be eye opening.  It will help you understand the racial divide better and help you confront the truth that you were not taught in schools about racism.  We talk about the book, but we also talk about the current situation and what needs to be done.  I know this book may be a tedious read, but I do believe it is should be required reading.  As always when an episode gets too long, I have split it in two parts.  This is part one. If you want to reach me, contact me on Instagram at Living A Life Through Books or through email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com  If you loved this episode or any of my previous episodes, please take a moment to write me a review through this link:  https://ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks Thank you.
01:03:25
June 18, 2020
S2E74 - A Year Older
Hello friends.  Today is my birthday and so call it my self-indulgent bookish introspective episode.  If you listen 'til the end, I would like some gifts.  Let's see those gifts flow in. :-) You can reach me on Instagram at Living A Life Through Books.  Or you can email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com   If you loved this episode or any of my previous episode, please click this link to write me a review:  https://ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks Thank you.
06:55
June 17, 2020
S2E73 - Mid-Year bookish check-in with Katie
Katie and I did a book bingo giveaway on Instagram that helped stretch our book reading and helped us grow through different genres.  The bingo took us almost half a year to complete and I thought we could talk about our reading that we have accomplished already and what we want to get to for the rest of the year.  It's always good to stop and re-evaluate and re-check your reading habits and what books you are working on.  Try to be intentional.  Katie can be reached on instagram at _katie.reads.  Check her out and follow her also. You can reach me through Instagram on Living A Life Through Books or email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you love this episode or any of my previous episodes, please take the time to write me a review through this link:  https://ratethispodcast.com/livingalifethroughbooks Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.
01:08:23
June 15, 2020
S2E72 - A book list with black authors
Given our climate today, I hope we all are taking steps to grow past our racist tendencies and grow to accepting all colors of human beings.  I created this list of black authors that I have read.  I've read 13/15 books that I am mentioning.  Also, before I posted this list,  I consulted with @shellys_book_corner_ on instagram.  She has her own list of diverse authors on her saved stories.  Check it that out also.  It is time we got more proactive and got "woke" about this issue.  Books are a great way to get us there. You can reach me on Instagram at Living A Life Through Books or email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com  Thank you.
15:25
June 12, 2020
S2E71 - Bookish Growth
I look back at my growth through reading.  Serendipity but more.  One habit leads to more and that leads to more.  This is more of my bookish growth journey.  Where do you want your bookish growth journey to take you?
07:57
June 8, 2020
S2E70 - Month in Review: May 2020
I discuss my reading (in general) for this month and my podcast.  I also list all the 9 books I read and my thoughts on them.  You can call it a mini review session. If you would like to reach me, please email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I'm on Instagram and Facebook as Living A Life Through Books.  I post bookstagram pictures, so come on down and follow me. Also, if you loved this episode or any of my previous episodes, please take a moment to write me a review on Apple podcasts.  I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you.
16:54
May 31, 2020
S2E69 - Author conversation with Jamie McGillen
Author of In Sight Of the Mountain, Jamie McGillen talks to me about the inspiration for her book and the writing process.  Jamie's book is available on Amazon Unlimited.  If you need a read to get you off your quarantine zone, this book is perfect.  You can reach Jamie on Instagram at north_of_something. If you need to reach me, email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear your thoughts about this episode, this podcast, or just anything bookish.
53:14
May 20, 2020
S2E68 - The Book Club: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler Part 2/2
SPOILER ALERT!  In this episode we continue to probe into the book and discuss purity vows and women's sexuality.  This is a continuation of yesterday's episode.  This book club session was recorded on May 1st, 2020. If you would like to reach me, contact me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Thank you for listening.
49:31
May 13, 2020
S2E67 - Book Club: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler. Part 1/2
SPOILER ALERT!  This is a recording of our book club on May 1st, 2020.  We discuss the book A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler.  This episode is split into two parts due to time.  This is part 1 of 2. If you have any questions or concerns about this episode or about the podcast in general, contact me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Thank you for listening.
58:10
May 12, 2020
S2E66 - Author conversations: Anna Solomon (The Book of V)
Author Anna Solomon has hit gold with her latest book:  The Book of V.  This book about 3 women spans 3 different timelines and connects beautifully.  It will make a great book for book club.  After all, GMA (Good Morning America) has chosen it for their book club.  I couldn't ask Anna about that because I talked to her a couple of weeks before, but I'm sure she's excited. I want to formally thank Anna Solomon for taking the time to be in my podcast and I hope you all enjoy this episode and hope you give this book a try. You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Send me an email.  Send me a voice memo.  Say hello!  Thank you.
56:49
May 7, 2020
S2E65 - The Book Launch
Ever been to a  book launch?  What is that like?  I was super excited to join the book launch of Phuc Tran's book via Zoom.  So, today I talk about that. If you have any comments about my podcast and would like to reach me, email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook.  When you get a moment, I would appreciate a review on Apple podcasts or any of the other podcast engines you listen to.  Thank you.
09:01
May 4, 2020
S2E64 - Month in Review: April 2020
Today's episode goes over my reading trials and tribulations for this month and the books I have read.  Here's a list of the books:  Before We Were Yours, In 5 year, The Book of V, A Good Neighborhood, The Goldfinch and In Sight of the Mountain.  I talk briefly about each book and also I go over the books that I have on my TBR that need to get done.  Let's hope so.  So many books, so little time. If you get a moment, please share this podcast on your social media pages and please share it with your family and friends.  Thank you.  If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please consider writing me a review on Apple podcasts.  Thank you. If you want to reach me, contact me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  And my website has some blogs and some other hodgepodge of information.
11:57
April 30, 2020
S2E63 - Author Conversation: Sharon Ann Ziegler (The Association).
Today we speak to another self-published author.  Sharon is a lawyer by profession and has used her extensive knowledge to write a crime drama.  The Association is her first published work.  For a copy of the book, you may contact the author Sharon on Instagram @sharonannziegler.  She's quite personable, so reach out to this wonderful woman. You may reach me on Instagram @livingalifethroughbooks.  If you would like to leave me a voice memo, please send it to my email: livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  You can also visit my website.  I occasionally add book reviews and other hodgepodge there. I would greatly appreciate it if you would share this podcast with your family and friends.  And if you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please remember to write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  Thank you.
36:30
April 29, 2020
S2E62 - Net Galley everything
Net Galley is the topic of this podcast.  I discuss my experiences and trials and tribulations of Net Galley.  I hope it helps.  If you need to reach me contact me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear from you.  You can even leave me a voice memo there.  Thank you.
14:16
April 27, 2020
S2E61 - Author Conversation: Phuc Tran, author of Sigh, Gone. Part 2/2
Phuc Tran's memoir Sigh, Gone was published April 21st by Flatiron Publishing (an imprint of MacMillan).  I had the opportunity to talk to Phuc about his journey.  He is a fascinating, down to earth individual that you can just chill and talk for hours with.  I would highly recommend his memoir because of its message of growth and acceptance through the eyes of an immigrant.  Brilliant! Phuc Tran can be reached on Instagram by the tag @phucskywalker.  As always, I can be reached through email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear your thoughts about this or any of my other episodes. #Phuctran, #sighgone, #flatiron, #macmillan, #memoir, #booktalk, #authorconversation, #bookish, #lovebooks, #newbook
33:48
April 22, 2020
S2E60 - Author Conversation: Phuc Tran, author of Sigh, Gone. Part 1/2
Phuc Tran's memoir Sigh, Gone was published April 21st by Flatiron Publishing (an imprint of MacMillan).  I had the opportunity to talk to Phuc about his journey.  He is a fascinating, down to earth individual that you can just chill and talk for hours with.  I would highly recommend his memoir because of its message of growth and acceptance through the eyes of an immigrant.  Brilliant! Phuc Tran can be reached on Instagram by the tag @phucskywalker.  As always, I can be reached through email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear your thoughts about this or any of my other episodes. #Phuctran, #sighgone, #flatiron, #macmillan, #memoir, #booktalk, #authorconversation, #bookish, #lovebooks, #newbook
40:15
April 21, 2020
S2E59 - Audiobooks, Reading, and Motivation Through COVID19.
In this episode I discuss the stress that COVID 19 has placed on us and the changes in our habits without having to drive to work everyday.  I talk about how the stress has affected me and some strategies that might help get us back into reading.  I discuss more about audiobooks, a couple of apps, and some audiobook memories.  And then I end with random bookish notes. Please share this podcast with your family and friends.  If you want to reach me, my email is livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Stay safe.
20:56
April 14, 2020
S2E58 - Book Club: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
SPOILER ALERT:  Welcome to our 4th book club of the year.  Due to the novel Corona virus, we were doing this meeting through Zoom.  We discussed Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  In attendance were Erin, Lindsay, Nicole, Sweta and myself.  Sweta was off audio and video and she would send messages through Skype.  I didn't turn the record on for the first 30 minutes and so we'll pick up directly in the middle of the conversation where Erin talks about a similar chain in St. Louis with the adoption of children. As always, you can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear from you.
53:14
April 10, 2020
S2E57 - Author Conversation: Farah Zaman
Today we are talking with YA mystery author Farah Zaman.  I found her first book Moon of Masarrah a very fun and charming read.  If you have young adults in your family, I would recommend this book.  I would think her books would be perfect for the 10-12 age group.  This particular book is a 4 book series.  The third book, The hour of the Oryx comes out next week on April 15.  It was fun chatting with her and discussing issues such as #ownvoices because she's Muslim and I found her journey very interesting. As always you can leave me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Please share this podcast with your family and friends.  Thank you.
49:03
April 8, 2020
S2E56 - My ARC journey
Tracking my ARC journey is tricky and is not extensive either but I've talked about what is going on with me.  I would still recommend you listen to the other episodes on this podcast, namely S2E17.  That's the gold standard for ARCs.  Monique and I talked openly about ARCs and I learned a lot from her.  Start with that one and then do the episode with Erica.  That was the last 2 episodes and then you'll be ready for this one. As always, if anything wasn't clear or you just have a question or some comments, don't hesitate to contact me on livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Thank you for listening.
15:22
April 7, 2020
S2E55 - Book Talk with sand_between_pages (Erica): Part 2/2
Today we are doing a bookish talk with Erica from Bookstagram.  Her handle is sand_between_pages and she has a beautiful bookstagram page with over 5000 followers.  Go take a look.  Erica is a down to earth bookstagrammer and I enjoyed chatting with her and getting to know her perspective of reading and ARCs.  I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. As always you can reach me through Living a Life Through Books on Instagram or Facebook and feel free to drop me a voice memo on my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear from you.
38:42
April 2, 2020
S2E54 - Book Talk with sand_between_pages (Erica): Part 1/2
Today we are doing a bookish talk with Erica from Bookstagram.  Her handle is sand_between_pages and she has a beautiful bookstagram page with over 5000 followers.  Go take a look.  Erica is a down to earth bookstagrammer and I enjoyed chatting with her and getting to know her perspective of reading and ARCs.  I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. As always you can reach me through Living a Life Through Books on Instagram or Facebook and feel free to drop me a voice memo on my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Would love to hear from you.
39:31
April 1, 2020
S2E53 - March 2020. Month in Review.
In this episode, I go over the 8 books I read this month and do a mini review of each of them.  And I also discuss some hiccups I've had in the past with doing a month in review and also reading hiccups this month due to COVID19. As always, follow me on Instagram and Facebook on Living a Life Through Books.  My email is livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Please feel free to send me a voice memo.  I may add it to a future episode.
10:17
March 31, 2020
S2E52 - Bookish Hodge Podge and more Libby
I cover a hodge podge of bookish topics, namely about how I want to write and also some Libby experiences and hacks.  Please reach out to me on Instagram or Facebook at Living a Life Through Books.  My email is livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Feel free to reach out that way also.  Send me a voice memo about any of my episodes and I may feature you in an upcoming episode.  Look forward to hearing from you all.  And if you get a moment, please get on Apple Podcasts and review my podcast.  I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you.
19:18
March 30, 2020
S2E51 - Book Club: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Part 2/2
SPOILER ALERT.  This is our book club episode were we discuss the controversial book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.  We had 4 people (including myself) in attendance.  Erin, Lindsay, Monique from Canada and of course, myself.  Monique was a guest in a previous episode and has a fabulous bookstagram account.  Check her out at monique_reads.  Erin has been on several episodes and she was recently on my episode discussing The Giver Quartet and I've spoken about Lindsay in previous episodes as my groupie.  And I say that fondly!  We had quite a sprightly discussion and this book is great to talk about our current immigrant crisis. We discuss the #ownvoices issues and we mention names of #ownvoices books.  I hope you enjoy this episode. You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Send me an email or a voice memo.  I may feature you in a future episode. #AmericanDirt, #JeanineCummins, #books, #book, #bookclub, #womensbookclub, #readers, #avidreaders, #readingchallenge
40:15
March 20, 2020
S2E50 - Book Club: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Part 1/2.
SPOILER ALERT.  This is our book club episode were we discuss the controversial book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.  We had 4 people (including myself) in attendance.  Erin, Lindsay, Monique from Canada and of course, myself.  Monique was a guest in a previous episode and has a fabulous bookstagram account.  Check her out at monique_reads.  Erin has been on several episodes and she was recently on my episode discussing The Giver Quartet and I've spoken about Lindsay in previous episodes as my groupie.  And I say that fondly!  We had quite a sprightly discussion and this book is great to talk about our current immigrant crisis. We discuss the #ownvoices issues and we mention names of #ownvoices books.  I hope you enjoy this episode. You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Send me an email or a voice memo.  I may feature you in a future episode. #AmericanDirt, #JeanineCummins, #books, #book, #bookclub, #womensbookclub, #readers, #avidreaders, #readingchallenge
47:24
March 19, 2020
S2E49 - Chat with Sanober in London. Part 2/2.
Sanober is an inspirational woman who started a book club in London 3 years ago and that book club is going strong.  She talks openly about her book club and what she does to maintain it.  I learned a lot and if you are looking to start a book club, this might be a good episode to listen to.  And as always, we talk books! Sanober is on Facebook as Sanober Killedar.  Her Instagram tag is ranisramblings.  Check her out.  She is quite the foodie also. If you want to reach me, email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com  You can drop me a voice memo there and I would be happy to feature it in our next episode.  Thank you for joining us.
33:21
March 18, 2020
S2E48 - Chat with Sanober in London. Part 1/2.
Sanober is an inspirational woman who started a book club in London 3 years ago and that book club is going strong.  She talks openly about her book club and what she does to maintain it.  I learned a lot and if you are looking to start a book club, this might be a good episode to listen to.  And as always, we talk books! Sanober is on Facebook as Sanober Killedar.  Her Instagram tag is ranisramblings.  Check her out.  She is quite the foodie also. If you want to reach me, email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com  You can drop me a voice memo there and I would be happy to feature it in our next episode.  Thank you for joining us.
36:07
March 17, 2020
S2E47 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 5/5)
SPOILER ALERT:  Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  It's a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts.  The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively.  The fifth part is a discussion and tie in of everything.  This episode being part 5 is a discussion of the concepts of all 4 books and how they relate to each other and our current world. As always, you can reach me through my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Also, my website that is under perpetual construction has some random stuff in it.  My travels, some book reviews and a link to my old blog. #loislowry, #giverseries, #giverquartet, #thegiver, #gatheringblue, #themessenger, #theson, #dystopianfiction, #read, #reader, #booktalk
29:19
March 16, 2020
S2E46 - COVID 19 emergency: The Bookish Toilet Paper Episode
How is COVID 19 related to books?  It's not really related, but I had to made an episode that made light of the situation and gives some light to the situation for bookish folks.  Most of the episode is meant as humor.  Some of it is meant in all seriousness.  Smile and listen on.  You cannot get COVID 19 from listening to this episode. If you want to get in touch with me, my email is livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Look forward to hearing from you all.  You know, you can even leave me a voice memo at that email.  I will be happy to share that in a future episode. Wash your hands and stay safe everyone. #covid19 #coronavirus #books #bookish #emergency #quarantine #bookclub #skype #toiletpaper #library #bookstore
08:45
March 14, 2020
S2E45 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 4/5)
SPOILER ALERT:  Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  It's a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts.  The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively.  The fifth part will be a discussion and tie in of everything.  This episode discusses Book 4, the Son. As always, you can reach me through my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Also, my website that is under perpetual construction has some random stuff in it.  My travels, some book reviews and a link to my old blog. #loislowry, #giverseries, #giverquartet, #thegiver, #gatheringblue, #themessenger, #theson, #dystopianfiction, #read, #reader, #booktalk
22:56
March 13, 2020
S2E44 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 3/5)
SPOILER ALERT:  Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  It's a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts.  The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively.  The fifth part will be a discussion and tie in of everything.  This episode discusses Book 3, the Messenger. As always, you can reach me through my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Also, my website that is under perpetual construction has some random stuff in it.  My travels, some book reviews and a link to my old blog. #loislowry, #giverseries, #giverquartet, #thegiver, #gatheringblue, #themessenger, #theson, #dystopianfiction, #read, #reader, #booktalk
19:21
March 12, 2020
S2E43 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 2/5)
SPOILER ALERT:  Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  It's a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts.  The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively.  The fifth part will be a discussion and tie in of everything.  So this is part 2, where we discuss book 2, Gathering Blue. As always, you can reach me through my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Also, my website that is under perpetual construction has some random stuff in it.  My travels, some book reviews and a link to my old blog. #loislowry, #giverseries, #giverquartet, #thegiver, #gatheringblue, #themessenger, #theson, #dystopianfiction, #read, #reader, #booktalk
24:39
March 11, 2020
S2E42 - Book Chat with Erin Beaver: The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry (Part 1/5)
SPOILER ALERT:  Erin Beaver and I discuss the entire Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  It's a 4 book series and this book chat is broken into 5 parts.  The first 4 parts are summaries of the first 4 books, respectively.  The fifth part will be a discussion and tie in of everything. As always, you can reach me through my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Also, my website that is under perpetual construction has some random stuff in it.  My travels, some book reviews and a link to my old blog. #loislowry, #giverseries, #giverquartet, #thegiver, #gatheringblue, #themessenger, #theson, #dystopianfiction, #read, #reader, #booktalk
16:53
March 10, 2020
S2E41 - Bookish Conversation with Casey Skeen
I’m talking to Casey Skeen from North Carolina. Her Instagram handle is booklifewithcasey.  She’s a mother of 6, a wife and an avid reader who loves to add books to her, we hope, never ending TBR pile.  She’s a marketing assistant and an executive curator at Bedside Reading.  She talks openly about her bookstagram account and how she grows it among other bookish things. You can reach me on livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.
54:03
March 9, 2020
S2E40 - How To Read Several Books At One Time?
In this episode I discuss juggling the art of reading several books together.  I tend to read about 4 at any given time, so I keep alternating between them.  How do I do it?  That's the topic of today's podcast.  If you want to get in touch with me, email me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com
06:44
March 2, 2020
S2E39 - Book Club: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Part 2/2
SPOILER ALERT:  We discuss the whole book, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.  This is the second and final part of our discussion.  I tell my friends a true story about happenings in India and also we continue discussing the book in a new light.  For me, the book was raw and realistic.  I loved it personally.  Please leave me a voice memo on your thoughts about this or any of the previous episodes.  Record a voice memo on your phone and email it to livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  You can also read my blog.  I put scripts of the podcasts there and some of the book reviews that are on the podcast go there also.  Thank you for listening and I hope you join us next time for another episode of bookish talks.
40:43
February 25, 2020
S2E38 - Book Club: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Part 1/2
SPOILER ALERT:  We discuss the whole book!  This episode is a recording of our book club session with minimal edits.  Today we talk about the book The White Tiger.  People in attendance were Lindsay, Erin and of course, myself.  Thank you for listening.  You can reach me at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  My website is a hodge podge of my book blog, my travels, and the link to my other old blog.  Please feel free to leave me a voice memo at the email address above and I may pick you to add to my next episode.
42:33
February 24, 2020
S2E37 - The Bright Side Sanctuary For Animals by Becky Mandelbaum
Another book review.  This time an ARC from Net Galley.  This publication comes out in August.  If you have any comments about this or any of my other episodes send me a voice memo to livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Also, you can see some of my other shenanigans on my website.  It's perpetually under construction so I appreciate your patience.
03:30
February 21, 2020
S2E36 - You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy
Another review of a book.  This time it's a non-fiction and an ARC from Celadon books.  Quite exciting really to get the ARC.  If you have any comments, send me a voice memo to livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  You can also check out my website which is perpetually under construction.  If you are listening to this podcast through Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to write me a review.  Thank you.
04:25
February 20, 2020
S2E35 - The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes
This episode is a short book review of the book The Giver of Stars by Joyo Moyes.  Have you read this one?  You can contact me through my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  My website has more book reviews.  Take a look. #bookreviews, #books, #bookreader, #bookstagrammer
03:02
February 19, 2020
S2E34 - TBR! TBR! TBR!
What is a TBR?  How to handle one?  How do I handle my own TBR?  I give a couple of examples.  One my husband with the organized TBR and myself with the not-so-organized TBR.  Take a look and hope you enjoy it. Contact me via email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com Also follow me on Instagram and Facebook on Living a Life Through Books.  My website has book reviews and my travels and links to my other blog. #bookish, #bookstagrammer, #reader, #bookissues
14:14
February 18, 2020
S2E33 - Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
This is book 3 of the Crazy Rich Asians series.  In this brief review, I present an extremely brief glimpse of the book, but in general, if you liked the first 2 books, you will enjoy this one also.  Feel free to contact me or leave me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  If you are listening on Apple Podcasts, don't forget to leave me a review.  Thank you.
02:27
February 17, 2020
S2E32 - The Second Home by Christina Clancy
This time we are reviewing an ARC that doesn't hit the shelves until June of this year.  It's a woman's fiction novel and has some good family drama to it.  Contact me through Instagram or Facebook at Living A Life Through Books.  Or you can send me a voice memo to my email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.
03:09
February 14, 2020
S2E31 - Bookish Conversation with Jenny from Montana (final part)
We continue this conversation starting with book hangover and then we move on to discussing some more rating systems and the bullet journaling method for bookstagram and bookstagrammers.  And we end with Jenny's top 5 all time favorite books.  You can reach Jenny on Instagram.  Her handle is whatjennyreadsinmontana.  You can contact me on Instagram or Facebook through Living A Life Through Books.
43:30
February 11, 2020
S2E30 - Bookish Conversation with Jenny from Montana (part 1/2)
Jenny has the handle of @whatJennyreadsinmontana on Instagram.  She is quite the bookstagrammer and we talk bookish stuff.  We start this conversation with Book of the Month and then we just take it where it goes.  This episode was split into 2 parts due to size.  This is part 1.  Enjoy.
51:25
February 10, 2020
S2E29 - Where Are They Now with Christian Sterling
I catch up with Christian Sterling and talk about when the sequel/s (haha) to The Gems Of Elsana are planned.  We talk about his other books that have already come out and his hopes to freshen them up.  Contact Christian through Instagram on @christiansterlingg.  You can reach me through livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  Feel free to leave me a voice memo at my email address.  I may pick your voice memo to add to a future episode!
31:22
February 4, 2020
S2E28 - The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Another short  review of a book I absolutely loved.  When you love a book, sometimes, there isn't much more to say.  If you want to reach me, you can leave me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  
03:09
January 31, 2020
S2E27 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
A book review of a book I liked and yet has me giving it 3.5 stars.  There were some issues.  Take a listen.  And if you want to reach me, send me a voice memo to livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.
05:21
January 29, 2020
S2E26 - The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga
Review of the book The White Tiger.  I explore my thoughts on this book, briefly.  If you are interested in more about this book, stay tuned to this podcast.  We are doing this book for my book club so that should be coming up end of February.  For the blog version of this podcast, click here!  Also, you may leave me a voice memo at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com.  
03:06
January 28, 2020
S2E25 - Frank conversation with Jane Ubell-Meyer of Bedside Reading
In this episode, Dr. Ahmed talks with Jane Ubell-Meyer. Jane Ubell-Meyer is an award-winning entrepreneur and former TV and Film Producer. Credits include Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal-TV, Entertainment Tonight, and others. She’s a columnist on book recommendations for Afar magazine, Hamptons Summer recommendations in 27 East and the Southhampton Press.  She has also made appearances on KTLA, USA Today, and Forbes. She founded Bedside Reading®, in 2017. This innovative author-marketing program places books by the bedsides in luxury hotels and in the Media. The goal: To introduce and promote an author to new readers and build their fan base. Jane and Bedside Reading® believe an author’s name is their brand. When you have the best hotel brands in the world promoting that author and their book to their guests, on their social media platforms, in the media and at book signings at the hotel, it can elevate the author to another level. Jane who is happily married and lives in Connecticut is an abstract painter and has had art shows in NYC, Hamburg, Germany, Beverly Hills, and Stamford, CT.   You can contact her at Jane@BedsideReading.com  And if you want to know more, just go to www.BedsideReading.com. To contact me, you can reach me through my website: www.shahnazahmed.com
01:04:39
January 27, 2020
S2E24 - The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Here's a brief review of the book The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.  This is a fantasy with several story layers.  Click for the blog version of this podcast.
03:13
January 22, 2020
S2E23 - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
This is my review of the book American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.  A book about the plight of migrants is making waves and I'm glad for it.  Click here for the blog version of this podcast.
03:53
January 20, 2020
S2E22 - Ikigai by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
Ikigai is a book based on the Japanese principles of living a purposeful life.  This episode is a  review of the book Ikigai.  Click here for the blog version of this episode.
03:39
January 15, 2020
S2E21 - Book Club: With The Fire On High (Part 2/2)
SPOILER ALERT:  We continue our conversation about the book With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo.  Discussing all aspects of the book may reveal aspects you may not want to know about if you haven't read it yet, hence the spoiler alert.
39:24
January 14, 2020
S2E20 - Book Club: With The Fire On High. (Part 1/2)
SPOILER ALERT:  Recording of our first book club meeting (with minimal edits).  We discuss the book With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo.  We discuss all aspects of this YA novel.  Members present were myself, Erin, Lindsay, and Deborah.
40:10
January 13, 2020
S2E19 - Author Conversation with Erin Burrell
I chat with Erin Burrell, the author of That's Why You're Here.  It’s a memoir of transformation from abused girl to grieving wife to empowered, intuitive Tarot reader. Quite a journey, really!  Erin was born and raised in Sacramento and as an adult, she worked in banking, elementary education, and eventually had a 25 year career with the State of California. Today we talk about her journey and of course, books! You can reach Erin on Instagram (egbtarot) or her website at egbtarot.com.  
55:38
January 6, 2020
S2E18 - China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
This is my review of the book China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan.  The only spoiler alert is for book 1 which is Crazy Rich Asians, but if you have already read that book, no spoilers here. Read the blog version of this episode here:  https://shahnazahmed.com/china-rich-girlfriend-by-kevin-kwan/
03:25
January 3, 2020
S2E17 - ARCs and bookish thoughts with Monique Lahaie
A bookstagrammer in Canada, Monique Lahaie (Instagram @monique_reads) discusses the strategies for getting ARCs (Advanced Reader Copy) from publishers.  We talk a bit about Net Galley and just books in general.  A fun and informative conversation you do not want to miss while you are working out your New Year's ARC and reading goals.
49:37
January 2, 2020
S2E16 - The Reading Series (final part): Book goals for 2020
In this episode, I suggest some book goals that you can have for 2020 even if you are just getting back to the habit of reading or are a seasoned reader and consumer of books.
12:32
January 1, 2020
S2E15 - End of year 2019 (and December month in review)
I go over my favorite books for December and then I go through all the books I've read for 2019 broken down by genre and I've picked/suggested my favorites from the different genres I've read.  Of course, at the end I mention my favorite book for 2019!
14:56
December 31, 2019
S2E14 - The Reading Series: How to read more books?
In this episode, I give 15 suggestions to increase your book numbers for 2020.  Good luck.
19:05
December 30, 2019
S2E13 - The Reading Series: The Benefits of reading
Why read?  This is the question I tackle and through personal experience and some minimal Google searches I have come up with some reasons to read.  I hope you are able to empathize with me.
14:60
December 26, 2019
S2E12 - Where Are They Now With Amy Voltaire
Amy Voltaire, author of My Name is Erin, and My Mom is an Addict talks about her launch and her book.  She talks about writing a part 2 and the inspiration for that.  Another down to earth conversation with a wonderful author.  At the end, Amy gives me a suggestion for a new series within this podcast, so stay tuned.  I'm excited. You can reach me at shahnazahmed.com.  Follow me on Facebook or Instagram at Living a Life Through Books.  If you know of someone who would be great to be on my podcast, have them touch base with me. The starting and ending music to this and all my previous episodes was composed by Brad Slavik.
35:30
December 23, 2019
S2E11 - Where Are They Now With Andrew Segal
I have requested authors who have already been on my podcast to return for a catch up.  It's more of a follow up with the book they wrote and also checking in to see if they have any new books in the works.  This was a fun conversation and Andrew is charming as always. If you want to know more about myself or for scripts of the podcasts:  shahnazahmed.com  You can contact me there if you want to be a guest on my podcast.  Please note, the website is forever in construction. Also, I'm on Facebook and Instagram.  Please follow me there. The starting and ending music to this and all other episodes was composed by Brad Slavik.
19:43
December 16, 2019
S2E10 - Those other books
What makes a book famous?  Are Amazon Prime books considered famous?  New authors that made it big.  What is the definition of making it big?  What about the not-so-famous books?  Just thoughts to ponder in the bookish world and how I stumbled upon famous vs not so famous books.
12:47
December 9, 2019
S2E9 - November in Review
This month in review I talk about how life challenges can affect reading and book goals.  I go over the books I read this month and my top picks and recommendations for those.
11:44
November 30, 2019
S2E8 - Organizing Bookshelves
In this light hearted episode, I ponder methods to organize bookshelves, by color, by subject matter or just by finding space.
06:48
November 25, 2019
S2E7 - Skip the Line and Libby
Ever wonder about getting Skip The Line loans on the Libby app.  What is it?  And how to get more?  This episode we'll talk about everything "skip the line" and of course, we'll touch briefly on the 3 library systems of St. Louis and why it's important to be a member of all 3.
12:58
November 11, 2019
S2E6 - October in Review
I discuss reading after having a great reading month.  I also discuss some of the books that I read this month that I enjoyed.  The Water Dancer.  Where the Crawdads Sing and others.
08:52
October 31, 2019
S2E5 - Fiction or is it?
When people say truth is stranger than fiction, I wonder what fiction is then?  Is fiction a diluted version of the truth and in that case, is it really fiction at all?  I gloss over my perception of this concept through a couple of the books I've read.
05:38
October 28, 2019
S2E4 - The Referencing Flip-side
I go back to an old episode "The Referencing Principle" and talk about things in that episode that I might have missed or considered differently than I do now.  We talk about the importance of giving credit to the sources and talk about intellectual property, at least my perception of it.
10:17
October 14, 2019
S2E3 - September 2019 in Review
Going over September reading, thoughts, and challenges.  I list all 13 books I completed this month and talk about my favorites.  This is my first month in review.  Get in touch with me through Instagram, email, or Facebook with any suggestions for month in review or fo