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July 31, 2019 @ 5:42 am

Ep. 9 Sherry Howard | When A Bear Meets A Rock n Roll Band | 7-31-19

Today on the show, we talk with Sherry Howard, a Kirkus starred children's book author who refuses to be defined by what society expects of someone with a spinal injury or of a more mature woman. Her creative mind knows no limitations. She talks with us about how writing has become a family affair, how her work with special needs children influenced her newest book, Rock and Roll Woods, and why your brain needs to be exercised like any other muscle. We do a deep dive into the world of children's book writing and publishing.

You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site a www.perksofbeingabooklover.com

Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

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July 24, 2019 @ 5:24 am

Ep. 8 | Minda Honey | Toni Morrison is Queen and Other Writing Truths

Our guest today is Minda Honey, a woman who is talented and busy with lots of irons in the fire. She is a local writer, the new director of Spalding University's Creative Writing program, as well as the creator of LEO Weekly's advice column, Ask Minda Honey, where she gives her answers to all those relationship questions you've been dying to ask. She is currently busy writing a memoir that sounds like an updated version of Sex In The city with single black women making their way in California. We are going to talk all about the queen of Black American literature, Toni Morrison and what other books you should check out if you want to see Morrison's influence on the new generation of black writers. She also speaks to the best ways to make opportunities for yourself if you are a writer as well as her new plan to motivate people to read more with the age old incentive; money. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @MindaHoney and you can find her bi-weekly advice column on leoweekly.com.

You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com

Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

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July 16, 2019 @ 11:02 am

Ep. 7 Kim Vidrine | Books That Leave a “Mark” | 7-17-19

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This week in the studio we welcome our guest, Kim Vidrine, a freelance editor and high school English teacher in Austin TX. We talk about the parallels and differences between her bookclub and her high school students, why some of the classics of American literature have become problematic for her bookclub, and why she loves the "fun" in dysfunctional family fiction. Last but not least, she describes the shocking thing she did to inspire her students to appreciate good writing.

You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com

Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

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July 9, 2019 @ 2:03 pm

Ep. 6 Kim Esposito - YaYas in the Closet

Our guest today, Kim Esposito, knows a little something about bookclubs. She is a pianist who owns and teaches music lessons to young children at The Children's Music Academy. She also has been with the same bookclub, the Ya- Yas for almost 20 years. She tells us how sharing books can help you form strong lifelong friendships, why finding your voice and rediscovering your identity is so so important as you get older, and we discuss whether symbolism in books is a "real" thing. There is a lot of laughter in the studio this week on Perks.

You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com

Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

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July 3, 2019 @ 9:02 am

Ep. 5 - Children’s Librarian Erin Nevitt talks Summer Reading For Kids

In this week's episode we talk to Erin Nevitt, a children's librarian with the local library system. She tells us why summer reading is the busiest time of the year, how you can explore some of the city's bet kept secrets with the Cultural Pass, and what makes a book tantalizing for young readers.

 

Keep up with us and share your reading lives on Facebook, Instagram @perksofbeingabooloverpod or visit our blog at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com

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