Here you'll find 20-30 minute episodes highlighting reader's experiences with Lovely Books. Lovely Book inspire connection! They make our life experiences more real, and more relevant. Lovely books teach us the lessons we are seeking, and smack us upside the head with the ones that we aren't. If a book can take us some place deeper and farther than the written words, if we drown in it- and the air we breathe when we come up is sweeter, we can be assured, we have just finished reading a lovely book!
E32: Unique Perspective: Audiobook Narrator Nancy Peterson
E32: Unique Perspective: Audiobook Narrator Nancy PetersonIn this episode, 2018 Audie Award Winner, and narrator of over 150 books, Nancy Peterson discusses the ins and outs of narrating our favorite books. A 25-year veteran of stage, screen, and recording studio, Nancy has a penchant for dialects; diving deep into the study of language. Her narration style, summed up by AudioFile Magazine, "creates the sense of listening to a play instead of a straightforward reading."
E31: "The Black Kids" by Christina Hammonds Reed (Emmy B w/ Cayla Turner)
E31: "The Black Kids" by Christina Hammonds Reed (Emmy B w/ Cayla Turner) In this episode, Emmy B & bookstagrammer Cayla Turner discuss one of her favorite 2020 reads: "The Black Kids" by Christina Hammonds Reed. With a background in Africana Studies, and a passion for 'knowing your history', Cayla shares her thoughts and insights on this must read YA, NY Times bestseller! Set in California in the 90s, the timeline of this book follows the Rodney King beating and subsequent rioting in LA. It's a poignant look at how social and cultural tensions shape our coming of age stories.
E30: "Sorrow" by Tiffanie DeBartolo AUTHOR INTERVIEW
E30: "Sorrow" by Tiffanie DeBartolo AUTHOR INTERVIEW In this episode, Tiffanie DeBartolo discusses her lovely book : "Sorrow." Set in the midst of the stunning redwood trees, Joe Harper has a history of hiding from his difficulties and abandoning his dreams. Will he have to loose it all to find the courage to follow his heart? Told from a uniquely masculine perspective, listen in as Tiffanie discusses the nuances of these unforgettable characters and how this story came to be. Connect with Tiffanie DeBartolo online: Instagram: @tiffaniedebartolo Website: https://www.tiffaniedebartolo.com/ Bright Antenna Records: https://www.brightantenna.com/
E29: "Unapologetically: I Am A Man" by Cornelius Maxwell (AUTHOR INTERVIEW)
E29: "Unapologetically: I Am A Man" by Cornelius Maxwell (AUTHOR INTERVIEW) In today's episode, touching on culture, politics, success, personal development, motivation, and living a life of service- Cornelius Maxwell shares his recently released book of poetry entitled "Unapologetically: I Am A Man." Cornelius is a motivational speaker, a veteran advocate, and business consultant. His advocacy began after serving 8 years and 3 combat tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the United States Army. Living by his own words: "Leaders seek the opportunity to serve others and lack the expectation for others to serve them" - he is truly an inspiration to those fighting for justice and equality in a backwards world.
E:28 "The Cat I Never Named" AUTHOR INTERVIEW w/ Amra Sabic El-Rayess
E:28 "The Cat I Never Named" AUTHOR INTERVIEW w/ Amra Sabic El-Rayess Author Interview with Amra Sabic-El-Rayess on her YA MEMOIR “The Cat I Never Named.” Short listed for YA Non-Fiction YASLA Award for Best Non-Fiction Book for 2021. Amra never thought she’d live in a city under siege for four years. She never thought she’d be targeted, as a 16 year old Bosnian Muslim for genocide. But she was. And this is her story. Heartbreaking, full of beauty and love.
E27: "The First Wife" by Paulina Chiziane PART 2 (EmmyB w/ Frankie Omogo)
E27: "The First Wife" by Paulina Chiziane PART 2 (EmmyB w/ Frankie Omogo) In this episode, EmmyB discusses "The First Wife" by Paulina Chiziane with Kenyan Bookstagrammer: Frankie Omogo. Unlike previous episodes, this two part episode dives into one book and perspectives from two continents. Is it possible for a book written by a woman in Mozambique, to effectively share an intended message to a woman in Salt Lake City, UT USA. Often, if we take the time to dig deeper with people who appear to be very different, we will find that we're not as different as we think.