Sunday, October 17, 2021

There Will Come Soft Rains

Hey, everyone!  It has been a while since I've updated, but this week's episode seems a perfect place to return to the blog!  To celebrate Spooky Season, this episode of Brook Reading reviews the beautifully written, yet incredibly morose short story, “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury.  Not only do I take a deep dive into one of my favorite short stories, but I plug one of my new favorite podcasts, the Party Time Excellent Podcast!  Don’t forget, go check out -  ESPECIALLY DURING SPOOK-TOBER - The Horror Academic on YouTube, and 2 Girls on a Bench on your favorite podcatcher!  Happy Halloween, and Happy Reading! 


Audio Adaptation of "There Will Come Soft Rains"

PROMOS:  Party Time Excellent Podcast, The Horror Academic, 2 Girls on a Bench

Party Time Excellent Podcast on Spotify

The Horror Academic on YouTube

2 Girls on a Bench

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Three Mavericks - Edith Clarke, Marie Severin, and Emma Willard


Tonight’s episode of the Brook Reading Podcast highlights the lives of three maverick women who have paved the way for the modern woman, Edith Clarke, Emma Willard, and Marie Severin.  

I also implore you to help in any way you can to the victims of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and New Jersey.   In the show notes this evening, I have included links for the Red Cross, Project Hope, as well as my cousin Sarah’s GoFundMe (she and her family lost their home due to the storm).  If you can share the links, donate, or help in any way, that would be amazing.  Thank you so much.  Happy Reading!  


Sarah's Go Fund Me



Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Book Two: Krino's Blade and SOPHIE QUEEN!


This weekend’s episode is a special one, as I have the opportunity to speak to one of my favorite authors AGAIN!  Sophie Queen is back to talk about her newest release, “Book Two:  Krino’s Blade” in the Riley Series.  Our conversation was so much fun, running the gamut from the horror genre, to character development, to the positive aspects of online communities.  We even laugh about our shared fascination with true crime!  


You can find Sophie Queen on Instagram @sophie.ann.queen and @sophie.queen.author or visit her site at Sophie Queen for all of the links you need, INCLUDING the AMAZON LINKS TO BUY HER BOOKS!!! 


You can also follow @collectivedarkness on Instagram for more information regarding the Horror anthology.  Happy Reading!


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