Saturday, April 30, 2022
Sunday, March 13, 2022
If you are not able to obtain a copy of Maus, Part Two, please use the link below. Read it, share it, continue talking about it.
Sunday, February 27, 2022
This week, I have provided with you a classic Brook Reading episode, full of 5 minute rants, an author biography, and a review of a text that is as integral to our society as Shakespeare and as censored as Salinger. Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel, Maus, is the historically accurate tale of the author’s parents’ horrific capture and imprisonment at Auschwitz during World War II. The novel has recently been banned by a school district in Tennessee, and due to this, is nearly impossible to find in libraries and booksellers.
As I have previously discussed in episodes dealing with banned and censored works, the message of the text is always more important and necessary to our society than the reasons behind the censorship. This novel outlining the horrors inflicted upon the Jewish population should not be forgotten by, or banned from, our students.
Continue the conversation. Find yourself a copy of “Maus”. Share with others. Stop the Censorship.
“When books are run out of school classrooms and libraries, I’m never much disturbed. Not as a citizen, not as a writer, not even as a schoolteacher…which I used to be. What I tell kids is, don’t get mad, get even. Don’t spend time waving signs or carrying petitions around the neighborhood. Instead, RUN, don’t walk, to the nearest non-school library or the local bookstore and get whatever it was that they banned. Read whatever they’re trying to keep out of your eyes and your brain, because that’s exactly what you need to know.” - Stephen King
Promo: Book Sweet Shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and online at Book Sweet Bookstore
Go visit them on Instagram @shopbooksweet
Links to Articles in Episode
Saturday, February 12, 2022
This week’s episode is such a special one for me! I had the distinct honor and pleasure to interview Emme Lund, the author of “The Boy With a Bird in His Chest”. Emme and I had such an amazing conversation, and the novel was such a joyous, emotional roller coaster of a read. I hope you enjoy our conversation, the review, AND go out there and pick yourself up a copy! “The Boy With a Bird in His Chest” releases in TWO days, on Feb. 15th, and it is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever you buy books. Visit https://emmelund.net/ for more information.
Author Information: Emme Lund is an author living and writing in Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA from Mills College. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Time, The Rumpus, Paper Darts, and many more. In 2019, she was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction.
“The Boy With a Bird in His Chest” is her first novel.
You can find Emme online on Instagram @_emmelund, on Twitter @emme_lund and on Facebook @LundeEmme
As always, Happy Reading!
Sunday, January 23, 2022
This week was a landmark for the Brook Reading Podcast - my first interview with a comedian! I had the opportunity to chat with the hysterical, fantastically funny Kyndra Crump! Ken hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and has been performing in clubs in and around her area. She has also been featured on a YouTube show on the Rise Up Worldwide channel called “Laugh at Home” and hosts her own podcast, The Kyndra Crump Show.
You can find her on Instagram @thekyndracrumpshow and check out her virtual show at the link below! Come have a laugh with us, and as always, Happy Reading!
Link: Laugh at Home - YouTube
Promo: Mouse and Weens
Intro music: Sean Faust
Outro music: Victoria Timpanaro
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Thank you so much for listening to the Brook Reading podcast, including my new recent episodes! Since Halloween, I have developed a new series for the show, Encyclopedia Brooktanica, and this week is Volume II of that series.
In the past couple weeks, I have received some great links of supplemental information from Ali, who always supports the show! I will post them here, along with the schedule of episodes for the rest of 2021.
12th: Encyclopedia Brooktanica Volume III
19th: Brook Reading's Holiday Episode
Off for the remainder of 2021...See you in 2022 with all new episodes!
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Tonight’s promo will be one of the featured podcasts within All the Horror, the Invasion of the Remake Podcast! A special thank you to Sam, one of the hosts of IOTR, for leading us through another spooky season!
To find other special All the Horror episodes, you can follow @allthehorror18 on Twitter or the #allthehorror. To find more about Invasion of the Remake, you can find them on all the things @invasionremake
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