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Heidi & Lisse are sisters who were raised as readers. They live on opposite sides of the country, have different lifestyles and careers, and share a common love of all things literature. In this podcast they discuss book-related topics, recommend books to listeners, and keep up with one another's reading lives. Welcome to the Westmoreland Podcast!

Westmoreland Podcast Heidi Jackson & Lisse Dolinger

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Heidi & Lisse are sisters who were raised as readers. They live on opposite sides of the country, have different lifestyles and careers, and share a common love of all things literature. In this podcast they discuss book-related topics, recommend books to listeners, and keep up with one another's reading lives. Welcome to the Westmoreland Podcast!

    "Know Better, Do Better"...On Foster Care with Alyssa Kleczynski

    "Know Better, Do Better"...On Foster Care with Alyssa Kleczynski

    On today’s episode, Heidi chats with her Bookstagram friend, Alyssa Kleczynski, about foster care. Alyssa’s family motto is “know better, do better”, and this episode is an effort to do better as Alyssa brings three categories of books about foster care to listeners. Enjoy!
    Books We Mention
    Find all the books we mention on this episode through this link.
    A Mind Spread Out On the Ground, by Alicia ElliotMurder On the Orient Express, by Agatha ChristieAnd Then There Were None, by Agatha ChristieFour Hundred Souls, edited by Ibram X Kendi & Keisha N BlainThe Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, by Rosaria ButterfieldFoster Care Books
    For People Who Know Nothing…
    Keep the Doors Open, by Kristin BerryThe Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel VanderkolkBetween the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi CoatesFor Those in the Trenches
    The Whole Brain Child & No Drama Discipline, by Daniel Siegel The Connected Child & The Connected Parent, by Karen PurvisReframing Foster Care, by Jason JohnsonFaith, Hope and Connection, by Melissa CorkumTry Softer, by Aundi KolberFor People Wanting to Support Foster Families
    The Gospel Comes With a House Key, by Rosaria ButterfieldReplanted, by Jen CookOther Resources from Alyssa
    @fosterthefamilyblog and @fosterthefamilyus with Jamie Finn, on Instagram
    @lyssinthelibrary, Alyssa’s Bookstagram
    The CASA Program
    Get in touch with us to talk books @westmorelandpodcast, or email westmorelandpodcast@gmail.com.
    Our next episode is scheduled for June 25th. Happy reading!
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    • 33 min
    Season 2, Episode 6.5: A "Recovery" Break & Bookish Podcast Recommendations

    Season 2, Episode 6.5: A "Recovery" Break & Bookish Podcast Recommendations

    Surprise! It’s Wednesday (not Friday) and Heidi is on to let you all know that life “happened” this week with sickness and crazy schedules and the podcast is taking a short “recovery” break. Just in case you need a book-fix, though, we have a few podcasts to recommend where you can get tons of material for your reading. See you next week!
    Books We Mention
    Four Hundred Souls, edited by Ibram X Kendi & Keisha N BlainPodcasts We Mention
    Currently Reading PodcastFrom the Front PorchNovel Pairings PodcastOne Great BookStrong Sense of PlacePoetry Unbound from On Being StudiosGet in touch with us to talk books @westmorelandpodcast, or email westmorelandpodcast@gmail.com.
    Our next episode is scheduled for June 18th. Happy reading!
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    • 5 min
    Season 2, Episode 6: Married & Reading: Heidi's May Reading Recap...with Alexander!

    Season 2, Episode 6: Married & Reading: Heidi's May Reading Recap...with Alexander!

    Alexander (Heidi’s husband) joins Heidi today for her reading recap from the month of May. It’s a short discussion about a lot of books...and a little bit of a window into how much fun they have talking together. The sound went a little wonky in the middle, but it works itself out. Enjoy!
    Books We Mention
    Find all the books we mention on this episode through this link.
    Hello Ninja, by ND WilsonThe Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix PotterHush Little BabyThe Chronicles of Narnia, by CS LewisCelebration of Discipline, by Richard FosterThe Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew PetersonTongues of Serpents, by Naomi NovikThe Inheritance of Lion Hall, by Corina BomannShanghai Girls, by Lisa SeeThe Island of Sea Women, by Lisa SeeDreams of Joy, by Lisa SeeThe Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage CarlsonNory Ryan’s Song, by Patricia Reilly GiffTaking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni WeschlerCycle Savvy, by Toni WeschlerNews from the World, by Paulette GilesThe Good Earth, by Pearl S BuckIron & Silk, by Mark SalzmanThe Martian, by Andy WeirStuff We Mention
    NetGalley - click here and create an account to begin reading advanced reader copies!Season 1, Episode 3, with Mindy BrouseGet in touch with us to talk books @westmorelandpodcast, or email westmorelandpodcast@gmail.com.
    Our next episode is scheduled for June 11th. Happy reading!
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    • 29 min
    Season 2, Episode 5: A Little of Everything Bookish

    Season 2, Episode 5: A Little of Everything Bookish

    This episode is a little bit of a housekeeping episode while we figure out our show notes, check in with a reading update from Heidi, and listen to Lisse and Heidi ramble about everything from their teenage selves to the Enneagram and Life Languages personality profiling systems. Enjoy!
    Books We Mention
    Find all the books we mention on this episode through this link.
    Fable, by Adrienne YoungNamesake, by Adrienne YoungSnow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa SeeThe Island of Sea Women, by Lisa SeeShanghai Girls, by Lisa SeeStuff We Mention
    Lisa See’s website
    Episode 3, with Mindy Brouse
    Episode 4, with Sage & Sky
    Get in touch with us to talk books @westmorelandpodcast, or email westmorelandpodcast@gmail.com.
    Our next episode is scheduled for June 3rd. Happy reading!
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    • 13 min
    Season 2, Episode 4: Let's Play: Board Game & Book Pairings with Sage & Sky Giles

    Season 2, Episode 4: Let's Play: Board Game & Book Pairings with Sage & Sky Giles

    In this episode, Sage and Sky Giles join Heidi for a board game/book pairing session, talking about their favorite games and some books Heidi recommends to go alongside them...plus a few bonus books, since Sky just can’t help it. ;) Enjoy!
    Books We Mention
    Find all the books we mention on this episode through this link.
    Artemis Fowl, by Eoin ColferTuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day GeorgeTroll Fell, by Katherine LangrishThe Rook, by Daniel O’MalleyEnder’s Game, by Orson Scott CardThe Oracle of Stamboul, by Michael David LukasEscape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris GrabensteinSideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis SacharKnockout, by KA HoltElla Minnow Pea, by Mark DunnWinterhouse, by Ben GutersonGames We Mention
    Ticket to RideFireflyChessSuperfightApples to ApplesGet in touch with us to talk books @westmorelandpodcast, or email westmorelandpodcast@gmail.com.
    Our next episode is scheduled for May 28th. Happy reading!
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    • 31 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: Required Reading for Our Kids with Mindy Brouse

    Season 2, Episode 3: Required Reading for Our Kids with Mindy Brouse

    We are so delighted to have Mindy Brouse as a guest on today’s episode. Mindy is a host on Bookend Homeschoolers and a cohost of Currently Reading. Today we’re talking about books that are “required reading” for our kids. Get ready: your book lists are about to explode!
    Books We Mention
    Find all the books we mention on this episode through this link.
    Nory Ryan’s Song, by Patricia Reilly GiffThe Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew PetersonThe House of Sixty Fathers, by Meindert DeJongI Juan De Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de TrevinoThe Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage CarlsonThe Book of the Dun Cow, by Walter Wangerin Jr.A Single Shard, by Linda Sue ParkWhere the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson RawlsTill We Have Faces, by CS LewisPeace Like a River, by Leif EngerThe Track Series, by Jason ReynoldsThe Nevermoor Series, by Jessica TownsendAll American Boys, by Jason Reynolds & Brendan KielyThe Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline BoulleyThe Gift of Fear, by Gavin DebeckerThe Road Back to You, by Ian Cron & Susan StabileBoundaries, by John Townsend & Henry CloudThe Chemistry of Calm, by Henry EmmonsHarry’s Trees, by Jon CohenHamnet, by Maggie O’FarrellA Celebration of Discipline, by Richard FosterThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven CoveyGet in touch with us to talk books @westmorelandpodcast, or email westmorelandpodcast@gmail.com.
    Our next episode is scheduled for May 21st. Happy reading!
    Affiliate disclaimer: all our affiliate links are for abebooks.com...your cost stays the same, but the little kickback from your purchases through our links supports the podcast and helps us keep recording!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

the6abds ,

Wonderful!

Feel like I’m sitting in a room with you both. Love the conversation. So enjoy the closeness of your relationship. I really appreciate your openness and honesty, your laughter and passion. I read lots when I was kid. Unfortunately I got away from it. You both have inspired me and now have me looking forward to what book I’m going to read next. 🥰
I’ve been buying secondhand books for years, have a decent library of my own now, always intending to read them all “someday”. My favorite section in my library is probably what I call my “Nana Library”. It’s a bookshelf just for my kids books. My grand daughter loves to pick out books for us to read.
On one episode you asked how we organize our books. I do it alphabetically by author.

Great Job Ladies!
Thanks, Debbie D.

Susy Lamb ,

Love the Book Talk

I love listening to people talk about books. You guys keep my TBR growing. Great recommendations and authenticity! ❤️

Ben.D.93 ,

Great podcast

Really love listening to both of you lady’s. It is obvious that reading and literature is something you enjoy and it is definitely infectious. Wish I could read faster so I could keep up with the ever growing list of book recommendations from the both of you! Keep it up!

Ps. Would love to hear an episode that involves your spouses to hear their side/perspective on your reading lives. 😉

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