You’ve Got Mail Commentary

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Who’s up for a movie night?! In the midst of all the craziness, we wanted to do something fun. We ladies here at Team Friendship love the movie You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, so we decided to do a commentary! Grab a snack and your favorite beverage! Feel free to listen to our commentary as you watch the movie, or you can also simply listen to us comment on the movie!

*If you do not own a copy of You’ve Got Mail, you can rent it for $3.99 from Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, iTunes, or Vudu! 

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For the Love of Books Season 2 Episode 1

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For the Love of Books is back! In this first episode of season 2, we catch up with each other and discuss all things books and entertainment! We received some listener feedback, and it was fun hearing about what everyone has been up to!  Our discussion ranges from the 2020 ALA Youth Media Awards to books we have been reading to TV series we have been watching! And, of course, we discuss the new Little Women film! We hope you enjoy this episode all about our love of books and more!

ALA Youth Media Awards (1:38)

ALA Youth Media Award Winners 2020

New Kid by Jerry Craft

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander; Illustrations by Kadir Nelson

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o; Illustrations by Vashti Harrison

Special Episode 11: Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

Books We Have Been Reading (12:29)

The Dutch House by Anne Patchett; Performed by Tom Hanks

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn B. Purvis

Epic Bike Rides of the Americas by Lonely Planet

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury

I am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller

Gospel in Life Podcast by Tim Keller: Marriage as Ministry Power

Gospel in Life Podcast by Tim Keller: Cultivating a Healthy Marriage

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmer

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmer

Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking Through Suffering Together by Kara Tippets and Jill Lynn Buteyn

Children’s Books We Are Loving (50:21)

Winter Days in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Renaee Graef

A Little Prairie House by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Renaee Graef

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson; Illustrations by Jane Chapman

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson; Illustrations by Jane Chapman

The Berenstain Bears Books by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Noah and the Very Big Boat by Tim Thornborough; Illustrated by Jennifer Davison

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

Hello, Ninja by N.D. Wilson; Illustrations by Forrest Dickison

Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship by Marie Kondo and Salina Yoon

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

This Is My Home, This Is My School by Jonathan Bean

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson; Illustrated by Rafael Lôpez

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Television Shows We’ve Been Watching (1:04:08)

The Outsider

Stranger Things

The Stranger

The Leftovers

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Locke and Key

Elementary

Longmire

Terrace House

Hello, Ninja

Virgin River

This Is Us

The Mandalorian

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: Rebels

The West Wing

Madam Secretary

Movies We Have Been Loving (1:30:00)

Little Women 2019 Film Review (SPOILER ALERT if you have not seen the movie) (1:36:25)

20: Invincible Louisa

Listener Feedback (1:53:14)

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

Polly and Buster Series by Sally Rippin

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

The Watchmen of Port Fayt by Conrad Mason

Titan Base (Resisters Book 3) by Eric S. Nylund

Operation Inferno (Resisters Book 4) by Eric S. Nylund

Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen; Illustrations by Greg Swearingen

The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken with Greg Lewis

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Flyboys by James Bradley

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Mercy Watson Series by Kate DiCamillo; Illustrations by Chris Van Dusen

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Rescuers by Margery Sharp; Illustrations by Garth Williams

Other book references made during this episode:

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Locke & Key Comic Book Series by Joe Hill; Illustrations by Gabriel Rodriguez

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Illustrated by Jemima Catlin

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs

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And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Year in Review

 

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As we draw near to the end of 2019, we reflect on this past year of reading. From favorite books to reading goals to bookish items on our Christmas lists, we cover a lot of ground! Special thanks to everyone who commented or wrote us a message. We love our listeners, and it was so much fun to include you all in this episode! Grab some Peanut Butter M&M’s and a cup of tea and listen in to our 2019 Year in Review!

Favorite Books of 2019 (2:50)

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Educated by Tara Westover

The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1) by John Flanagan

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottleib

Side by Side by Edward T. Welch

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Cuckoo’s Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Gailbraith

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Circe by Madeline Miller

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Least Favorite Books of 2019 (21:29)

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Favorite Newbery Book of 2019 (29:25)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Roll of Thunder, Hear by Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Least Favorite Newbery Book of 2019 (32:24)

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

How Close Are You to Meeting Your 2019 Reading Goal? (38:19)

What Books or Bookish Items Are on Your Christmas Wishlist? (47:16)

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD

8 Great Smarts by Kathy Koch, PhD and John Stonestreet (Kathy Koch’s last name is pronounced “cook” not “coe” as Lauren says it in the episode)

The Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection by Kate DiCamillo

The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell

His Dark Materials 3-Book Set by Philip Pullman

The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes and Noble Collectible Edition) by C.S. Lewis

The Jane Austen Collection (Macmillan Collector’s Library)

Book Bands

Help Books of Wonder Relocate Auction

Was there anything different about you reading life this year? (1:01:06)

Ask Us Anything! (1:07:53)

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

A Newbery Christmas edited by Charles G. Waugh

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess

The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers

The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

All Is Well by Frank Peretti

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

Episode 7: The Tale of Despereaux

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Other Books mentioned in this episode:

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

Our Next Book (1:24:23)

Holes by Louis Sachar

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List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

 

 

30: Merci Suárez Changes Gears

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina! We also share some book news and listener feedback! So grab a cup of tea and get cozy as you listen to our discussion of this heartwarming book!

Book News (1:23)

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile 

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo 

Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection (October 22)

Quiz! Are You a Raymie, a Louisiana, or a Beverly? 

Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson

The Queen Bee and Me by Gillian McDunn (March 2020)

Friend or Fiction by Abby Cooper

Charlotte’s Web audio book coming October 29, 2019!

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum by Dr. Seuss and Andrew Joyner

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Anderson’s Bookshop

National Novel Writing Month!

Social Media Questions (21:23)

If you could meet any living author in person, who would it be? 

What do you do if you come across a word you don’t know while you’re reading? Do you look it up or just carry on? 

Book Discussion (26:10)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Meg Medina Wiki

https://megmedina.com/

http://theauthorvillage.com/presenters/meg-medina/

Hispanic Heritage Month

2019 Newbery Honor Books (45:03)

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

Our Next book! (45:48)

Lauren’s Pick

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List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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For the Love of Books Episode 3

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Nutrition, suspense, adult fiction, memoir, mystery, young adult, historical fiction, non-fiction, rom-com, and of course, middle-grade fiction! It’s all in this episode of For the Love of Books! Grab a cup of tea and some chocolate-covered berries and listen in to this episode where we share some book love from our favorite summer reads!

Listeners’ Favorite Summer Reads (1:18)

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung with Tim Downs

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The River by Peter Heller

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Team Friendships’ Favorite Summer Reads (4:35)

It Starts with Food by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six Audiobook

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Instant Mom Audiobook

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses Audiobook

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Serial Reader App

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

Look! I Wrote a Book (And You Can Too!) by Salley Lloyd-Jones

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Link to our Discussion Group: 

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

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Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay