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The Library Laura Podcast brings you your weekly dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm.

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The Library Laura Podcast brings you your weekly dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm.

    Laura's December 2021 and January 2022 Reading

    Laura's December 2021 and January 2022 Reading

    On this dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm, Laura catches you up on her reading from December 2021 and January 2022. From year-end musings to ALA award winners, picture books to non-fiction there's a lot to catch up on. 
    Check out the #grownupspicturebookclub with @noextrawords on Instagram for February's book club pick, Unspeakable.
    Books from today's episode are on the Library Laura storefront on bookshop.org
    Follow the Library Laura Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Podcast Blog. 

    • 24 min
    There's Always Water in the Wilderness with Author Kari Cope

    There's Always Water in the Wilderness with Author Kari Cope

    On this dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm, our Library Laura Podcast guest is author Kari Cope. She's recently written a book, There's Always Water in the Wilderness: A Close Look at the Biblical Motifs of Wells and Wildernesses. On today's episode, we chat about the writing process, Kari's reading life, what it means to closely read a text and why it's important when it is applied to reading Scripture, and swap some great book recommendations! 
    Find Kari at @cope.kari on Instagram and her email is Kari(at)karicope(dot)com. She'd love to hear from you.
    Books from today's episode are on the Library Laura storefront on bookshop.org
    Follow the Library Laura Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Podcast Blog. 

    • 45 min
    Episode 85: A Love Letter to Venice | Into the Lion's Mouth by Nancy McConnell

    Episode 85: A Love Letter to Venice | Into the Lion's Mouth by Nancy McConnell

    On this week’s dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm, our guest is Nancy McConnell, the author of Into the Lion’s Mouth. It’s a middle grade historical fiction novel set in 1498 Venice. This is her debut novel but she has several other manuscripts in the works, including a graphic novel in collaboration with her daughter, Rebecca. She’s also a mother and an educator. We have a great conversation about her reading and writing life and swap some wonderful recommendations for both children and adult books. 
     Visit www.nancymcconnell.com or connect with Nancy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you're looking for seasonal book recommendations or middle grade reads, she's a great person to ask! You can purchase Into the Lion's Mouth on Amazon, Bookshop.org, or Immortal Works. (And of course your local indie bookstore can order it!)
    Books from today's episode are on the Library Laura storefront on bookshop.org
    Follow the Library Laura Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Podcast Blog. 

    • 55 min
    Dear Arlo | Adventures in Dadding with Tom Kreffer

    Dear Arlo | Adventures in Dadding with Tom Kreffer

    On this dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm, our guest is author Tom Kreffer. Tom is the author of two books about fatherhood, Dear Dory: Journal of A Soon-to-be First-time Dad and Dear Arlo: Adventures in Dadding. In his books of daily journal entries, Kreffer alternates between profound and profane as he chronicles his wife's pregnancy and their child's first year. We talk about his writing process, the joys and struggles of parenthood, what he enjoys reading, and what he's writing next! 
    Find and follow Tom Kreffer on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, and on his website. Don't forget to pick up a copy of Dear Dory: Journal of A Soon-to-be First-time Dad and Dear Arlo: Adventures in Dadding. for yourself or a parenting friend. 
    Books from today's episode are on the Library Laura storefront on bookshop.org
    Follow the Library Laura Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Podcast Blog. 

    • 46 min
    Laura's November 2021 Reading

    Laura's November 2021 Reading

    On this dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm, your host Laura talks about all the books she read in November 2021. It was a great reading month with a fun variety of books, from picture books to YA, non-fiction to novels. Let me know what you've been reading, or what you're looking forward to reading as 2021 quickly draws to a close. 
    Books from today's episode are on the Library Laura storefront on bookshop.org
    Follow the Library Laura Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Podcast Blog. 

    • 33 min
    The We and the They with Author Kyra Ann Dawkins

    The We and the They with Author Kyra Ann Dawkins

    Welcome to this dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm. Today's Library Laura Podcast guest is author Kyra Ann Dawkins. She's the author of The We and the They, as well as being a writer, an editor, a book reviewer, and an aspiring storyteller. Her book is guided by oral tradition and rooted in collective identity, which we'll talk about. We also talk about what makes good children's stories! Krya is an avid reader and we swap some great book recommendations on everything from C.S. Lewis and Isabel Allende, to books with themes of autism and ones that incorporate folklore. 
    Get in touch with Kyra Ann Dawkins on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Find The We and The They on Amazon or Bookshop.org wherever books are sold!
    Books from today's episode are on the Library Laura storefront on bookshop.org
    Follow the Library Laura Podcast on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Podcast Blog. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

northern-ghostie ,

There goes my TBR pile

Thank you Laura for so many good recommendations! Laura is a wonderful interviewer and has a great voice for podcasts. I will be listening to this as long as they keep coming out.

otterlybooks ,

lovely bookish podcast!

I love how calm she is, the quality recommendations she gives, and the short length of the episodes.

HeyoGalileo ,

A Wonderful Listen

Laura’s voice is warm and easy to listen to, and the content is heartening and thoughtful - this podcast is an absolute delight! Can’t wait to hear more!

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