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In Everyone Loved It But Me, we discuss one popular book each week. Lisa chats with guests whose opinions go against the grain. We don't book bash, but we discuss beloved books with a critical eye. At the end of each podcast, we flip the narrative and discuss books that "Everyone Hated But Me." These are books that are likely less popular and haven't gotten as much attention.

Everyone Loved It But Me Lisa Hedger

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In Everyone Loved It But Me, we discuss one popular book each week. Lisa chats with guests whose opinions go against the grain. We don't book bash, but we discuss beloved books with a critical eye. At the end of each podcast, we flip the narrative and discuss books that "Everyone Hated But Me." These are books that are likely less popular and haven't gotten as much attention.

    Book Bits: Late Library Books: George Washington's library book returned 221 years late

    Book Bits: Late Library Books: George Washington's library book returned 221 years late

     Lisa discusses some of the library books that have been out for the longest amount of time and were returned dozens or even hundreds of years later. 
     Here’s an article listing many over-due books returned dozens of years late.  The New York Times writes that the New York Public Library has gotten more than 21,000 lost books have been returned to Manhattan and the Bronx. 
     1.     George Washington had a book that wasn’t returned for 221 years. This article includes a timeline of the book. He took out The Law of Nations from The New York Society Library on Oct. 5, 1789.
    2.     The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians (volume II) by Charles Rollin. This was loaned around 1854 from The Grace Doherty Library in Danville Kentucky. This article describes how it was returned in 2013 – about 150 years later. 
    3.     A copy of Kate Douglas Wiggin’s New Chronicles of Rebecca was checked out in 1911. It was discovered in 2021. This article says the book was in excellent condition. 
    4.     The book Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin was loaned from The Camden School of Arts Lending Library in Sydney, Australia. It was borrowed in 1889 and returned in July 2011. 
    5.     Facts I Ought to Know About the Government of My Country by William H. Bartlett. This was loaned from The New Bedford Public Library in New Bedford, Massachusetts. It was 99 years over-due. 
    For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website.
     

    • 14 min
    Book Bits: Books About Being A Dad

    Book Bits: Books About Being A Dad

     
    Lisa and Todd McElwee, associate publisher of the USAE, a newspaper of record for meetings and associations industry, talk about his new book.  Todd recently published a children’s book about when he became suddenly ill and how it impacted his family.

    The book delves into the journey his family went through to help him get better. It is narrated by his daughter: Mission: Get Daddy Better. 
    Books Discussed: 
    Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
     For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website.
     *The book titles mentioned include affiliate links. You can support the podcast by purchasing a book with the links because the podcast receives a small commission. 
     

    • 15 min
    Book Bits: Controversy with Pizza Hut's Reading Program

    Book Bits: Controversy with Pizza Hut's Reading Program

     Lisa offers up a Book Bits episode focused on controversy surrounding Pizza Hut’s popular reading program. She also discusses a new app that is designed to help you discover an array of books you might enjoy.  
     CAMP BOOK IT! Is the longstanding reading program through Pizza Hut, which launched in 1984. When a child reaches their goal, they’ll get a coupon for a Personal Pan Pizza in the mail. 
     In June 2022, a number of conservatives slammed the program because it includes a suggestion for, “BIG WIG,” by Jonathan Hillman. The book delves into drag performances for children. According to The Manhattan Book Review, the book promotes diversity, inclusivity and self-acceptance. 
     The New York Times wrote a story about a new app called Tertulia, which is designed to help you discover some of those hidden gems. Barnes and Noble has released its top 10 books of 2022: 
     For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website.
     *The book titles mentioned include affiliate links. You can support the podcast by purchasing a book with the links because the podcast receives a small commission. 
     

    • 19 min
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

     Lisa and Todd McElwee, associate publisher of the USAE, a newspaper of record for meetings and associations industry, discuss The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. This is a dark book and spoilers are included in this discussion. It’s a mature discussion that delves into rape and murder. 
     Todd recently published a children’s book based on his personal story narrated by his daughter: Mission: Get Daddy Better
     Articles Discussed: 
     This article discusses how the original title was Men who Hate Women. 
    Men who Hate Women was changed. This LA Times article highlights the legal fight Stieg Larson’s longtime partner faced at his death. Huffington Post highlights a number of issues with the book in this article.
     Books Discussed: 
     Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home by Roger Bennett
     Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz

    Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now by Barry Miles
     My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
     The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, which is the pen-name of J.K. Rowling. 
     For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website.
     *The book titles mentioned include affiliate links. You can support the podcast by purchasing a book with the links because the podcast receives a small commission. 

    • 55 min
    Book Bits: Best Summer Reading programs

    Book Bits: Best Summer Reading programs

     Lisa offers up a Book Bits episode about unique summer reading programs. An article from  Book Riot highlights programs. 
    Reading programs to consider:
    ·       Your Library
    ·      CAMP BOOK IT! When a child reaches their goal, they’ll get a coupon for a Personal Pan Pizza.
    ·         Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program.
    ·      Applebee's Bookworm Reading Challenge 
    ·      Scholastic Summer Reading Program Scholastic offers up its Home Base program.
    ·      Boston Public Library Youngest readers can enter this program.
    ·      Books A Million Kids earn free pencil pouches.
    ·      Half Priced Books
    ·      Check local water parks, car dealerships, banks, and credit unions for reading programs in your area.
    ·      Look into professional sports teams such as: Atlanta Braves Summer Reading Program, Denver Broncos Summer Reading Program, Portland Trail Blazers Summer Reading Program, Boston Red Sox Summer Reading Program , Texas Rangers Summer Reading Program, Dodgers Reading ChampionsPortland Sea Dogs Slugger’s Reading Challenge.
    ·      Consider movie theatres including Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays.
    ·      Sync Free Audiobook Program Teens can get audiobooks in the summer using an app.
    ·      Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards
    ·      Reading Is Fundamental Summer Program Programs for students in grades K to sixth grade.
    ·      The Department of Defense offers military families to participate in reading programs.
    ·      Summer Reading Challenge for Adults 
    ·      Libro.fm Listening Challenge This challenge is geared towards adult readers. 
     For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her website. 

    • 16 min
    Book Bits: Little Free Libraries

    Book Bits: Little Free Libraries

    In this Book Bits Bits Episode, Lisa discusses Little Free Libraries, books as graduation gifts, and gearing up for summer reading. 
    Little Free Libraries is a non-profit group that markets these libraries and anyone who uses the name pays a registration free. There are more than 50,000 little free libraries. A new study criticizes the movement and says book sharing is more complicated than it needs to be right now. This article discusses this topic. 
     Books Discussed: 
    Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry
    Oh, the Places you'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
    Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
    Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in College Town by Jon Krakauer
    Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Paperback by Roxane Gay 
    This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace
    The Best of Royko: The Tribune Years by Mike Royko
    On The Road by Jack Kerouac


     For more information, find Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website.
     *The book titles mentioned include affiliate links. You can support the podcast by purchasing a book with the links because the podcast receives a small commission. 

    • 25 min

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