Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Brief History of Women - Volume III, Construction Tales by Leslie M. Jasper

Tonight, I continue our journey through the stories of amazing women, and this episode is no exception.  I provide a brief review and highlights of “Construction Tales”, a blog and short story series, by Leslie M. Jasper.  You can find Leslie’s blog at www.constructiontales.com, and her short story collection on Amazon.  I also include more information on “Our Bodies, Ourselves”, tell you how you can get involved in the Reproductive Rights Conference at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and shout out my friend, Gemma, at the Talking Codswallop Podcast!  Please join me next week for Volume 4 of Women!  Happy Reading!  







Promo:  Talking Codswallop Podcast 

@codswalloppod on Twitter

Talking Codswallop on Podbean

Codswallop on Facebook

No Phony Podcast Network


Reproductive Rights Conference - Amherst, Massachusetts


Intro Music:  Sean Faust

Outro Music:  Victoria Timpanaro

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Women, Volume II - Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation

This episode of Brook Reading is an introduction to a very special series, the milestones, experiences, and wonder of women.  On tonight’s episode, I review the fabulous, funny, and factual book, “Flow:  The Cultural Story of Menstruation” by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim.  Don’t forget about our special deal provided by Designs by Paula J (10% OFF WHEN YOU MENTION BROOK READING!)!  Lastly, I highlight the podcast Feminists Without Mystique, and “Construction Tales”, a blog and short story series, by Leslie M. Jasper.  Please don’t forget to join me next week for Volume 3 of Women!  Happy Reading!  




Intro Music:  Sean Faust

Outro Music:  Victoria Timpanaro


Promo: Feminists Without Mystique

Construction Tales by Leslie M. Jasper

Spiritual Pedicures by Elissa Stein

Designs by Paula J

Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Brief History of Women - Volume I









This episode of Brook Reading is an introduction to a very special series, the milestones, experiences, and wonder of women.  On tonight’s episode, I cover many notable, trailblazing women and their forgotten places in history.  I also fill you in on a wonderful documentary series, and share with you a special deal provided by Designs by Paula J (10% OFF WHEN YOU MENTION BROOK READING!)!  Lastly, I highlight my friends, Tricia and Siana, over at 2 Girls on a Bench, and “Construction Tales”, a blog and short story series, by Leslie M. Jasper.  Please don’t forget to visit the website this week, www.brookreadingpodcast.com to learn more, and join me next week for Volume 2 of Women!  Happy Reading!  

Promos:

2 Girls on a Bench

Designs by Paula J

Construction Tales by Leslie M. Jasper

National Women's History Alliance

Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek, and the Remaking of NASA Documentary Trailer


Sunday, July 4, 2021

History of Libraries in America - Part One


On this week’s episode of Brook Reading, I tackle the history of libraries in the United States.  I also read tons of lovely comments, regarding “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Stephen King (of course), Alien, and the fact that President Biden is more respectful to the elderly than He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named.  I also rant about Kevin Costner, and share with you another promo for Designs by Paula J.  Happy Listening!







Promo: Designs by Paula J

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - The Alan Rickman Story

Crazy Stephen King Theories


Lastly, I want to wish a happy anniversary to the Horror Academic, Vic, on her amazing YouTube channel!  I have learned so much from watching her show, and have had the pleasure to be on it, too!  Keep up the great work, Vic!  Go check out all of her content at Pocket Change Productions

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Brook Reading Podcast's First Radio Play - "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

 Hello, Brookworms!

Thank you so much for listening this weekend!  I am so proud to present this three-part radio play series, scenes from William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".  The actors and designers have worked so hard creating a perfect world of sound for you to enjoy, and I am so thankful to each and every one of them.  I can't believe that everyone devoted their time and energy to this project.  I am very proud of the final piece, and I hope you enjoy it.  Thank you for listening!  Stay tuned for next week for more performances!  



Sunday, June 6, 2021

Peas, Presidents, and Projects!

 Hello, Brookworms!

To coincide with this week's episode, I FOUND the photos of Queen Elizabeth II meeting 12 out of 13 presidents since 1951.  Below, I have provided a list of years that the visit took place, and enjoy the photos!  Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

1951 - President Harry S. Truman


1957 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower


1961 - President John F. Kennedy


1969 - President Richard Nixon


1976 - President Gerald Ford



1977 - President Jimmy Carter


1982 - President Ronald Reagan



1991 - President George Herbert Walker Bush


1995 - President Bill Clinton


2003 - President George W. Bush



2009 - President Barack Obama



2018 - President Donald Trump


*All photos are courtesy of Town and Country Magazine


Friday, May 28, 2021

Forever is Today by Janet-Lynn



On this week’s episode of Brook Reading, I introduce you to an author with such an amazing outlook on life, writing, success, and joy!  I had the pleasure to read and review Janet-Lynn’s debut novel, Forever is Today, and she was kind enough to visit me at the Brook!   We talked about her inspiration for this fantastic work, her work creating visibility for liver disease, the notion of a strong, familial support system, and that love can strengthen and heal us all.  

You can find "Forever is Today" on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Porchlight Books.

Website: www.janet-lynn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jl.morrison.10

Instagram: @janetlynnmorrison

Publisher: www.hasmarkpublishing.com


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Janet-Lynn Morrison believes in living
impossibly. She carries one fundamental
belief with her everywhere she goes.
When you live life without limits,
the impossible starts to occur.
And it all starts in the mind.
As an author, motivational speaker,
mindset expert, professional risk-taker
and concert pianist, her greatest
accomplishment will always be
raising her three daughters.