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Checking Out - A Reading Podcast Rachel & Hannah

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Join Rachel & Hannah as they discuss their current reads including for the ReadHarder and PopSugar challenge. They'll also have a book of the month to discuss as they try to check back in to conversations about books. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/checkingout/support

    007 - Hannah vs. Arizona (feat. Lauren A. Rowe)

    007 - Hannah vs. Arizona (feat. Lauren A. Rowe)

    Welcome to Checking Out, where Rachel & Hannah check in about what they’re checking out. Today we’re just talking about what we’re reading, AND we have our very first author interview with Lauren A. Rowe! Does this make us official?

    Where you can connect with us:

    Instagram: @checkingoutpod
    Facebook: fb.me/checkingoutpod
    Email: checkingoutpod@gmail.com
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1257833437941485/
    Website: https://www.checkingoutpodcast.com

    Links mentioned in the podcast:

    Anti Racist Book Club List: https://culturallyresponsiveleadership.com/antiracistbooks/
    “Where the Truth Lies” by Lauren A. Rowe on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Truth-Lies-Lauren-Rowe-ebook/dp/B088BCDS55/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=lauren+a+rowe&qid=1591240250&sr=8-2
    Lauren's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LaurenAuthentic
    Lauren's GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20327986.Lauren_A_Rowe
    Lauren'sLibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/author/rowelaurena

    Books mentioned this episode:

    “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
    “Blindspot” by Mahzarin R. Banaji
    “Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad
    “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville
    “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel
    “The Talisman” by Stephen King
    “In the Still of the Night” by Ann Rule
    “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson
    “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson
    “The Shining” by Stephen King
    “Song of a Captive Bird” by Jasmin Darznik
    “Z” by Therese Anne Fowler
    “Where the Truth Lies” by Lauren A. Rowe
    “Helter Skelter” by Vincent Bugliosi
    “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Foster W. Cline
    “Baby Teeth” by Zoje Stage
    “UNSUB” by Meg Gardiner
    “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” by Anne Bronte
    “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
    “Unearthed” by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
    “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell
    “Boundaries” by Dr. Henry Cloud
    “Cooking for Friends” by Gordon Ramsay
    “Power Play” by Ridley Pearson
    “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone” by JK Rowling
    “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by JK Rowling
    “The Lying Game” by Sara Shepard
    “Pretty Little Liars” by Sara Shepard
    “Illuminae” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    “Gemina” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    “Searching for Sarah Rector” by Tonya Bolden
    “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann
    “One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich
    “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
    “Sammy Keyes Series” by Wendelin van Draanen
    “Over the Top” by Jonathan Van Ness
    “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink
    “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou
    “Midnight in Broad Daylight” Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
    “Merchants of Doubt” by Naomi Oreskes
    “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by JK Rowling
    “Echo” by Pam Munoz Ryan
    “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    006 - Mental Health and Reading

    006 - Mental Health and Reading

    Welcome to Checking Out, where Rachel & Hannah check in about what they’re checking out. Today we’re giving you some insight on who we are and why we love to read and also why our Pandemic episodes have been.. a little off.
    Where you can connect with us:
    Instagram: @checkingoutpod
    Facebook: fb.me/checkingoutpod
    Email: checkingoutpod@gmail.com
    Classics Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548140582641762/
    Website: https://www.checkingoutpodcast.com
    Links mentioned in the podcast:
    http://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm167316 - Libro.fm for audiobooks and using this link get your first month free!
    https://twitter.com/camphalfblood/status/1261709927107702784?s=20 - The PJO Series announcement!
    https://openpathcollective.org/ - Open Path Collective
    https://www.crisistextline.org/ - The Crisis Text Line
    http://www.paypal.me/wjhssupport - PayPal to support Rachel’s students food boxes
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2X2JPM65XODJ9?ref_=wl_share - Amazon Wishlist of Food Needs
    https://www.feedingamerica.org/ - Feeding America
    Books mentioned this episode:
    “Behind Closed Doors” by BA Paris
    “The Bone Witch” by Rin Chupeco
    “The Girl from the Well” by Rin Chupeco
    “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzi Lee
    “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
    “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by JK Rowling
    “In the Still of the Night” by Ann Rule
    “The Talisman” by Stephen King and Peter Straub
    “And Never Let Her Go” by Ann Rule
    “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville
    “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel
    “Harry Potter and the Philosophers/Sorcerers Stone” by JK Rowling
    “Power Play” by Ridley Pearson
    “Kingdom Keepers Series” by Ridley Pearson
    “The Lying Game” by Sara Shepard
    “Over the Top” by Jonathan Van Ness
    “One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich
    “The Illuminae Files” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    “Percy Jackson Series” by Rick Riordan
    “Heroes of Olympus Series” by Rick Riordan
    “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
    “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell
    “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” by Anne Bronte
    “The Chronicles of Narnia” by CS Lewis
    “The Silver Chair” by CS Lewis
    “Romeo & Juliet” by Billy Aronson
    “The Odyssey” by Joanne Mattern
    “Don Quixote” by Michael Burgan
    “The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles” by Julie Andrews Edwards
    “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace
    “You” by Caroline Kepnes
    “Black” by Ted Dekker
    “Fifty Shades of Grey Series” by EL James
    “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    005 - Bildungsroman Made Easy

    005 - Bildungsroman Made Easy

    Welcome to Checking Out, where Rachel & Hannah check in about what they’re checking out. Today we’re diving into that fancy Bildungsroman word!

    Instagram: @checkingoutpod
    Facebook: fb.me/checkingoutpod
    Email: checkingoutpod@gmail.com
    Classics Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548140582641762/
    Website: https://www.checkingoutpodcast.com/

    Books mentioned this episode:

    "Antic Hay" by Aldous Huxley
    "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
    "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling
    "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling
    "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J.K. Rowling
    "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling
    "Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion" by Benjamin E. Zeller
    "Sleeping Giants" by Sylvain Neuvel
    "The Toll" by Neal Shusterman
    "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman
    "Towers Falling" by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See
    "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
    "The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson: From the New Negro Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement" by Georgia Douglas Johnson
    "The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11" by Garrett M. Graff
    "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
    "Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works" by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
    "Unearthed" by Amie Kaufman
    "The Illuminae Files" by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    "Shattered Light Series" by Amie Kaufman
    "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell
    "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Brontë
    "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
    "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
    "Devotions" by Mary Oliver
    "Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts" by Jennie Allen
    "Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    "Cinderella's Dress" by Shonna Slayton
    "Harry Potter Series" by J.K. Rowling
    "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
    "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
    "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
    "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry
    "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
    "Nobody is Ever Missing" by Catherine Lacey
    "Ulysses" by James Joyce
    "Ducks, Newburyport" by Lucy Ellmann
    "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles
    "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green
    "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
    "Pretty Little Liars" by Sara Shepard


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    • 54 min
    004 - All Roads Lead to Lee Harvey Oswald (Recommendations & Questions)

    004 - All Roads Lead to Lee Harvey Oswald (Recommendations & Questions)

    Welcome to Checking Out, where Rachel & Hannah check in about what they’re checking out. Today we’re giving out recommendations and answering your questions!

    Instagram: @checkingoutpod
    Facebook: fb.me/checkingoutpod
    Email: checkingoutpod@gmail.com
    Classics Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548140582641762/


    Customized Care and Self-Care Packages for Booklovers from Changing Hands Bookstore: https://www.changinghands.com/care-package
    Turn the Page Westfield: https://turnthepagewestfield.com/
    IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/


    Books mentioned this episode:

    “Agnes Grey” by Anne Bronte
    “Christine” by Stephen King
    “UNSUB” by Meg Gardiner
    “Darling Rose Gold” by Stephanie Wrobel
    “Working in the Shadows” by Gabriel Thompson
    “Unearthed” by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
    “The Lying Game” by Sara Shepard
    “Pretty Little Liars” by Sara Shepard
    “Once Upon a Time Series” by Cameron Dokey
    “Meet Yasmin” by Saadia Faruqi
    “Pretty Girls” by Karin Slaughter
    “Behind Closed Doors” by BA Paris
    “Allegedly” by Tiffany Jackson
    “Monday’s Not Coming” by Tiffany Jackson
    “Let Me Hear A Rhyme” by Tiffany Jackson
    “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
    “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn
    “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn
    “As Long as We Both Shall Live” by JoAnn Chaney
    “My Lovely Wife” by Samantha Downing
    “Confessions” by Kanae Minato
    “Dangerous Girls” by Abigail Haas
    “Dangerous Boys” by Abigail Haas
    “World War Z” by Max Brooks
    “Alex and Eliza” by Melissa de la Cruz
    “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han
    “The Stand” by Stephen King
    “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
    “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo
    “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell
    “Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami
    “Sleeping Giants” by Sylvain Neuvel
    “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan
    “Sammy Keyes Series” by Wendelin van Draanen
    “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket
    “Disney After Dark” by Ridley Pearson
    “Disney At Dawn” by Ridley Pearson
    “Disney In Shadow” by Ridley Pearson
    “Red White and Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston
    “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth
    “Feud” by Phyllis Bourne
    “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick
    “Dread Nation” by Justina Ireland
    “Deathless Divide” by Justina Ireland
    “11/22/63” by Stephen King
    “American Royals” by Katharine McGee
    “The Thousandth Floor” by Katharine McGee
    “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare
    “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas
    “The Betrothed” by Keira Cass
    “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black
    “Labyrinth Lost” by Zoraida Cordova
    “The Belles” by Dhonielle Clayton
    “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau
    “Independent Study” by Joelle Charbonneau
    “Graduation Day” by Joelle Charbonneau
    “The Scorpion Rules” by Erin Bow
    “Hurricane Child” by Kheryn Callender
    “Dear Rachel Maddow” by Adrienne Kisner
    “The Weight of Feathers” by Anna Marie McLemore


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    003 - Quarantine Reads

    003 - Quarantine Reads

    Welcome to Checking Out, where Rachel & Hannah check in about what they’re checking out. Today we’re talking about quarantine reads, both physical and audiobooks, to help you get your mind off of it.

    Instagram: @checkingoutpod
    Facebook: fb.me/checkingoutpod
    Classics Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548140582641762/

    Enrichment Activities Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/htmlview?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR09lj8eaJ06w6eubn0Nmb6hYfXNHMc2vFXfkGSooIylVzkhS-mVqw2EKPQ&sle=true
    COVID-19 Activity Book (the website offers the book in multiple languages for free!): https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
    Rick Riordan Presents Imprint: http://rickriordan.com/rick-riordan-presents/
    The Hilarious World of Depression: https://www.hilariousworld.org/
    Honeybee Health: http://www.honeybeehealth.com
    Ending music: “Sparrows and Lilies” by Pat Barrett


    Books mentioned this episode:

    “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas
    “Throne of Glass” Series by Sarah J. Maas
    “The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
    “The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
    “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren
    “The Bromance Book Club” by Lyssa Kay Adams
    “Evvie Drake Starts Over” by Linda Holmes
    “Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins
    “Lola and the Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins
    “Isla and the Happily Ever After” by Stephanie Perkins
    “No Exit” by Taylor Adams
    “The Shining” by Stephen King
    “In the Woods” by Tana French
    “Saving Meghan” by DJ Palmer
    “The Troop” by Nick Cutter
    “A New Hope - The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy” by Alexandra Bracken
    “The Empire Strikes Back - So You Want to Be a Jedi?” by Adam Gidwitz
    “Return of the Jedi - Beware the Power of the Dark Side!” by Tom Angleberger
    “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan
    “Sammy Keyes” Series by Wendelin van Draanen
    “Aru Shah and the End of Time” by Roshani Chokshi
    “The Storm Runner” by JC Cervantes
    “Dragon Pearl” by Yoon Ha Lee
    “Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer” by Rick Riordan
    “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan
    “The Kane Chronicles” Series by Rick Riordan
    “Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook” by Stassi Schroeder
    “Sleeping Giants” by Sylvain Neuvel
    “The Outside” by Ada Hoffman
    “Waking Gods” by Sylvain Neuvel
    “The Illuminae Files” Series by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff
    “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
    “My Plain Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
    “My Calamity Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
    “Angelfall” by Susan Ee
    “Firebird” Series by Claudia Gray
    “A Thousand Pieces of You” by Claudia Gray
    “The Ensemble” by Aja Gabel
    “The Princess Diaries” Series by Meg Cabot
    “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson
    “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson
    “Dear Girls” by Ali Wong


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    • 51 min
    002 - "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Discussion

    002 - "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Discussion

    Welcome to Checking Out, where Rachel & Hannah check in about what they’re checking out. We talk about our reading since the last episode, and then have a discussion about our book of the month, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston

    Instagram: @checkingoutpod
    Facebook: fb.me/checkingoutpod
    Classics Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/548140582641762/
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    Zora Festival: https://zorafestival.org/

    Books mentioned on this episode:
    "Metamorphoses" by Ovid
    "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
    "The Lord of the Rings Series" by JRR Tolkien
    "Katherine of Aragón" by Alison Wier
    "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham
    "The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black
    "The Au Pair" by Emma Rous
    "The Next Pandemic" by Ali Kahn
    "Becoming" by Michelle Obama
    "Truly Devious Trilogy" by Maureen Johnson
    "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
    "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman
    "Unwind" by Neal Shusterman
    "Working in the Shadows" by Gabriel Thompson
    "Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver" by Mary Oliver
    "Aimless Love" by Billy Collins
    "Vanishing Girls" by Lauren Oliver
    "Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers" by Deborah Heiligman
    "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
    "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles
    "Body Positive Power" by Megan Jayne Crabbe
    "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
    "The Only Plane in the Sky" by Garrett M. Graff
    "World War Z" by Max Brooks
    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
    "The Diary of Anne Frank: The Play" by Frances Goodrich
    "Royals" by Rachel Hawkins
    "Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye" by Wendelin Van Draanen
    "A Blade So Black" by L.L. McKinney
    "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
    "Peter Pan" by JM Barrie
    "A Dream So Dark" by L.L. McKinney
    "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell
    "Year of Yes" by Shonda Rhimes
    "Unearthed" by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
    "Sky Without Stars" by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
    "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo
    "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo
    "The Plays of Georgia Douglas Johnson" by Georgia Douglas Johnson
    "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
    "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance" by Zora Neale Hurston
    "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler
    "Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Volume 1" by Ta-Nehisi Coates


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    • 1 hr 5 min

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