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Reading Rainbow Readers: Friendship Stories You Can Share | Chronicle Books
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Collects five short stories for children about the importance and rewards of friendship.
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Karisa LeVar Burton for president! Love that guy! 1mo
Scochrane26 I grew up watching Reading Rainbow in school. Sometimes I listen to his podcast. Love him! 1mo
Samplergal I‘ll drink to that! 1mo
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readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Suet624 Good for him for speaking up about this 1mo
LibrarianRyan amen! 1mo
StephanieGeiser I couldn‘t love this quote any more! 💕 1mo
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Also missing Levar today too 😭

Literary.Gem37 I use to love Reading Rainbow, and Wishbone.. 3mo
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Liatrek One of my favorite Community episodes 🤣 4mo
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Loving my new shirt!! (Ordered from Teepublic... they have so many cool designs! And can get in shirt, mug, or sticker form)

GloVerdino I want one! 5mo
Tera0707 @GloVerdino I was so excited when I saw it. My husband was like “cool! You should get it!” Didn‘t have to tell me twice lol. You should totally get one 😄 (edited) 5mo
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#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro #rainbow One is YA and one is random.

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So cool!! I love LeVar!

wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
nelehelen Awww love that 7mo
gradcat So cool! I love listening to him read on his podcast. ♥️ 7mo
marleed Very cool! 7mo
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I think LeVar would approve 🌈

#rainbowspines #jazzyjune

anored My daughter & I loved watching Reading Rainbow! 8mo
jb72 He has a podcast where he reads adult short stories. 8mo
Kaye I like his touch of grey hair 👨🏼‍🦳. Cute. 8mo
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StayCurious My husband really liked your inclusion of LeVar lol. (edited) 8mo
Hollie Pretty! I wish I was home with my books to make a rainbow spine pic! 8mo
Eggs @anored @jb72 @Kaye @StayCurious @Hollie Thanks for commenting! My hubs and I were always mesmerized by Levar-we used to watch it with our kids👏🏻🌈🥰 8mo
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I just wanted to share how much I love the Star Trek: TNG/Reading Rainbow crossover episode during TNG month. This link is bloopers from the season one episode Symbiosis, which is actually about drug addiction. 🤷🏻‍♀️


LeVar also showed how they made transporter beams (glitter in water) & some models from When the Bough Breaks in other parts of the RR episode.

Look for #StarTrekSummerJune prompts this weekend! 🖖🏻

Dragon Live long and prosper 🖖 8mo
Megabooks @Dragon LLAP right back at you 🖖🏻 8mo
Larkken Awesome. I was just feeling nostalgic for TNG 🖖🏻 8mo
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Megabooks @Larkken I love TNG! 8mo
tournevis I loved that crossover episode so much, I taped it back in the day. 8mo
Megabooks @tournevis Me too! It was fantastic. I love behind-the-scenes stuff, bloopers, outtakes, etc. 8mo
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My TBR jar (complete with a guardian ninja gnome) for the #24B4Monday #popjargame.

TheReadingMermaid Hahaha ❤️🖤❤️ the ninja gnome 9mo
Andrew65 Love it! The jar is very secure! 😂 9mo
tammysue Cute!!! 😂 9mo
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My latest podcast obsession. It‘s also put several short story collections on my TBR


SoniaC I love it! 11mo
melissajayne One of my favourite podcasts. Love how he goes through a breathing exercise before he starts the story. 11mo
InLibrisVeritas I love this podcast! It really brings back that feeling of watching Reading Rainbow, but is like 10x more soothing. 11mo
greenreads It's good! This podcast introduced me to Lesley Nneka Arimah's short story collection. :D 11mo
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Had a pretty dismal February. Just not in the mood. Currently reading the Belles. I‘m enjoying it but also annoyed by it. But I think I finally hit the part that will keep my attention.

britt_brooke I‘m impressed by the number of challenges you‘re doing! 11mo
LibrarianRyan I bet I only actually finish 3 of them. 11mo
MelissaSue81 So many challenges! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📚💖 11mo
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1. Two grey kitties ash and Goku yes my husband loves anime
2. Reading with a side of reading
3. Singing, listening to music
4. Colorado, New York and kansas (my bestie is there)
5. What would do if you won the lotto? Get a bigger home so I could build a library and a recording studio and get take out all day plus share with friends and family
@howjessreads #fryayintro

SW-T LOL! I like your weekend plans 😉 11mo
wanderinglynn If I won the lotto, I‘d pay off my law school loans. 11mo
Stephaniereads1 They are my normal plans! 11mo
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Stephaniereads1 That is smart. I paid my loans off awhile ago thank god. 11mo
AnansiGirl “Reading with a side of reading” I love that comment 😄 11mo
JacqMac I‘d buy a house, too. And it would be half library. With a ladder. 11mo
Stephaniereads1 I read a lot! 11mo
Stephaniereads1 I have always wanted a ladder! 11mo
madamereadsalot1 I would pay off my debts, they're not much by most people's standards. And give my kids, my parents, and my sister some money. Then I'd invest a chunk, save a chunk, and travel as much as I could. Also, get all the tattoos I want 11mo
Stephaniereads1 I would definitely pay my debts first. I don‘t want a giant house. I just need a space for a library and recording area! What would be your next tattoo? 11mo
Lauram I know 2 people that won the lottery and 1 person that won a million on a scratch off ticket. It would be so great to win! 11mo
Stephaniereads1 Wow! 11mo
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Some of my earliest and fondest memories of reading are from this show. Now I can't sleep and have the theme song stuck in my head.

Aloisi_tribe Have you listened to Levar Burton‘s podcast? It‘s like an adult version of Reading Rainbow. 11mo
dariazeoli Yes! LeVar Burton is a huge reason I‘m a bookworm 11mo
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mjester @Aloisi_tribe I haven't heard the podcast but I'm excited just knowing it's out there. 😯 11mo
mjester @dariazeoli Me too! Happy Friday. 11mo
MStew "I can do anything ..its in a book so take a look reading rainbow..""?????? loved this show as a kid!!! 11mo
mjester @meghan2714 And just like that, I have the song in my head again. 😄 I don't mind though, that's a rocking song. I loved that show too. I remember skipping school so I could catch the book reviews. 🤫 They seemed more important somehow... 11mo
MStew @mjester the book reviews were the best lol I always checked them out at library after wacthing 11mo
mjester @meghan2714 Me too, such a trusted source. 😀 11mo
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My niece was a huge Reading Rainbow fan. I was listening to a podcast and heard LeVar mention Skybrary so called to tell my niece about it. Guess who‘s ear got screamed in? 🤔 She‘s already created an account for her boys.


#readingrainbow #levarburton #skybrary

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Love this !!

LoverofLit So much love for this! 1y
Crazeedi Truth esp #4 1y
HufflepuffGirl90 Love this so much!! 1y
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Holy Cow! How did I just discover this! He‘s amazing, but you don‘t have to take my word for it (I couldn‘t resist!). Anyone else listening?

Nute I love listening to LeVar Burton‘s voice. Your absolutely correct...he is amazing!!!😉 1y
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Happy #NationalReadABookDay Littens! 📚📚📚

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So if this is on Goodreads I can count it as an #audioread, right? LeVar Burton can totally add to my read shelf!

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When your sister decides to text you the reading rainbow theme song 🌈😅📚

IheartYA The creator of the show was a patient of mine a few years ago. I thought that was so cool. 2y
MatchlessMarie @IheartYA That is so cool! 2y
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We haven‘t had any rain, but we got a rainbow! My husband said “If you follow it to the end there‘s a Little Free Library.” 😂

Aimeesue 😂😂😂 2y
ReadZenRites Ohhh, what a great image! 😊💕 2y
saresmoore Haha! Hooray for husbands who get it! 2y
SilversReviews That would be fun to find a Little Free Library....lovely rainbow photo...thanks for sharing. 2y
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Everyone always knows I‘m in for a readathon! #8intwo

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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

Elisa Hahahahaha I definitely feel like doing that when I love a book but I am usually able to reign it in 😅😅 2y
Reggie Lolololol 2y
Cathythoughts Oh dear... 😂. 😳that could be me (edited) 2y
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SarahPolaris Or I‘ll twist every single conversation into something about the plot 😅😂 2y
rohit-sawant 😂😂 2y
Craftylikefox 😂😂 2y
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So I think I'm going to do this, or at least try. I do work this weekend and tomorrow I also have book club, so I'm going to count my time today (which means 4 days not 3 but I'll be in bed long before midnight). Let's get reading!

#13InThree @Samplergal

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#Butterfly #QuotsyMay18 @TK-421

TK-421 ❤️ 2y
Bradleygirl Aw I can hear it in my head 🦋 2y
RaimeyGallant Singing along! 2y
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rather_be_reading love him 2y
JoyNorstrom Lol! Yes that song is like riding a bike. You never forget ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Crystalblu I can do anything!!! 2y
SassyBookworm My FAVORITE show as a kid!! Now I‘m singing the song!!! Love it!!! 2y
LiterRohde Ear worm! 2y
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Between packing and looking for a new apartment, and then just being dead tired, I haven't really read yet this weekend. But I have been catching up on some episodes of the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. (Loved "Unassigned Territory" by Stephanie Powell Watts.) As an old Reading Rainbow fan, I get a little choked up when he signs off with "I'll see you next time. But you don't have to take my word for it." ??

Tamra Great story by Watts. I have that collection TBR. 😁 2y
GondorGirl This picture makes my nerdy little heart happy! 2y
kalinichta @Tamra I'm thinking I need to add it to my TBRs, too. 2y
kalinichta @GondorGirl What could be better than Geordie LaForge reading to NDT? It's like the apogee of a particular subset of nerddom. 2y
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Ok Last post for now 😁😁. Thanks for the tag @Jess7 ! 😘
1. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
2. Harry Potter. Can you believe it?!
3. City of Saints and Madmen (Vandermeer)
4. Litsy and LibraryThing (ROOTs group)
5. Robert Jackson Bennett (author); Carlos Ruiz Zafon (author); Night Film; The Fold; Slade House; Bone Gap; Tearling series; Jonas Karlsson (author)

🌈 #RecommendationRainbow

I will tag:

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Just gonna leave this here... 🤓

mrozzz 🤓😎😏 2y
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It's possible that I'm late to the party on this one, but is anyone else listening to the LeVar Burton Reads podcast? His voice is so soothing that I don't even really care what kind of short story he's reading to me.

MuddyPuddle Wow, thanks for this info – I just signed up for his podcast 2y
Eggs ❤️Levar 2y
Lyn-Mara So much love for this man! ❤️ 2y
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TricksyTails Love this podcast! 2y
Karkar I love this podcast! He could read the phone book to me and I would listen! He has the best voice!! 2y
mabell I keep forgetting to look into it! Thanks for the reminder! 2y
Tamra It‘s wonderful and I really enjoy his ruminating over the stories at the end. I recently listened to him read a Stephanie Watts story and I am puzzled bc I don‘t interpret the end the way he does. I‘ve listened like 3 times now! 2y
CaitlinR Thank you, thank you for posting this. Hadn‘t found the podcast and I love the stories! 2y
rather_be_reading did not know about this! brb 2y
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shendrix413 All. The. Time. ❤️😂 2y
Tjackson When I see that in classrooms, I say the student is differentiating for him/herself. Often the teaching is not engaging when I see this. Kudos to the kid reading. 2y
Tanzy13 same lol, I remember one time my teacher took my book cause I kept reading ahead of the class lol 😂📚 2y
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Sungirl79 Same here lol!! 2y
Jess7 Hahah 2y
bookishkris I spent most of junior high and high school reading under my desk while the teacher was writing un the chalkboard. 2y
Jaimelire I used to read with a flashlight under my blankets. And in school I would hide a book on my lap, just under my desk and read during class. 2y
Mariesen I never got in trouble for reading while at school. Maybe because I was so ahead that I usually got told to sit outside the classroom and read whatever I wanted 😂 2y
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Exciting Update! 💕 you Litsy and Friends!

rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
Dragon 👍😀🎉 2y
Suelizbeth Way to go! 🎊🎊🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚❤️❤️ 2y
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tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊📚 2y
SassyBookworm Congratulations!!🍾🎉👏🏼 2y
Dolly 💥💥🎉🎉 2y
CrowCAH Woohoo congrats 🎉🎊 2y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🍾🎊🎉🎈 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉 2y
DGRachel Congrats!🎉🎉🍾🎉🎉 2y
Jas16 📚🎉👏 2y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
Dr.Who_number10 Congratulations!🎈🎉 2y
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Lol. Between working this weekend and the nasty cold I got yesterday. This is all the reading I got done. Next time, I‘ll be sure to take some PTO and maybe get myself a nice hotel room with no distractions. #24in48 #readathon

GypsyKat Is that 29 hours??? (edited) 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
StephBengtson @GypsyKat @Eggs it‘s 29 minutes. 😂 2y
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GypsyKat @StephBengtson Oh haha! Well still, you participated and that definitely counts for something! 😆💗📚 2y
drokka 🙌 2y
Listener15 🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾 2y
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2)Bookmark, usually. But if I don‘t have one I will use scrap paper. I will never bend pages! 😱
3)I can just stop.
4)Yes. Very often, I have a cup of tea while I read. I like popcorn as a reading snack.
5)Not unless my husband is watching something while I read.
6)One at a time. Or one on audio and one print.
10)I try to keep them looking nice.
11)Very rarely.
12) @MaleficentBookDragon 🐲

SilversReviews I would NEVER bend the pages either. (edited) 2y
PenguinInFlight @SilversReviews it makes me cringe! 2y
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My TBR shelf is looking thinner than I‘ve seen it in a while. I don‘t know whether to be proud that I‘ve been reading more and buying less or frustrated that I haven‘t read more.
My reading goal for the year is an average of two books a month including four that are more than 500 pages.
#goals #tbr #shelfie

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Happy New Year! 🎆 Have you set your Goodreads Challenge up yet? Are we friends on Goodreads? If not, let‘s fix that! Click my link above and friend me! #goodreads #goodreadschallenge

Maike I just sent you a a friend request 😉 it‘s really weird that Goodreads tells me that 13 challenged are finished already 😅 2y
Izai.Amorim Happy New Year! 2y
Clevercactus @Maike Thank you!! Yeah, I saw that about completing the challenge already. I guess if you set one book as a goal and you read a picture book....I suppose it‘s called ‘setting the bar low‘. 2y
Clevercactus @Izai.Amorim Happy New Year! 🎊🎆🎈 May all your reading be enjoyable in 2018!! 2y
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I found it! I met my goal for the goodreads challenge, time to try for 75!

rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
Andrew65 Well done, and good luck in shooting for 75! 🎉🎊👏 2y
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Loving the tee I got for Christmas!

Ashley85 I need that! 👍🏾 2y
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So I woke up to a ton of new followers and wanted to say Hiiiiiiiiiiiii! And welcome. This community is amazing and wonderful and glad you found it. I read basically everything but especially a lot of mystery because I write Book Riot's Unusual Suspects newsletter ( https://bookriot.com/newsletter/unusual-suspects/ ). And you'll see a bunch of pics of my goat who may look like a dog but I swear she's a goat trapped inside a dog 🐐Happy reading!

kricheal Wow! You have a crazy amount of followers! 2y
AJBowers Love the unicorn lol! 2y
raseem Super 2y
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ThunderLight hey!! 2y
hammykhan Follow back 2y
Reader24601 Hi back! Enjoy your posts. Kickstarting my reading habit again after a long hiatus and hoping this app will keep me accountable. The goal is to read 30 minutes a day minimum and make a post about what I read daily for an entire year and see what miracles happen from that. That's for the great welcome! 2y
Matilda @Reader24601 great goal! Good luck! 2y
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#15kforCal I like to read in the tub... sorry not sorry 🤷🏼‍♀️ it‘s pretty much the only place I get quiet!

Book_in_hands That is the exact same thing that I am doing right now, I just have bubbles lol 2y
Kodak2057 ❤️ I have a bath bomb in there! 2y
Reecaspieces Best place ever to hide....um read 2y
Bostonmomx2 How much did that tat hurt? I have one and it hurt and I have a design for another and that would be the perfect spot but I‘m so damn chicken of the pain anymore 😕 2y
Kodak2057 @Bostonmomx2 I only have 3 but I didn‘t find it too bad, the worst was right over the little toe bones but it was like teeth gritting pain not screaming pain 2y
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1. I‘m upping my GR from 50 to 75
2. I‘d like to get around to reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, First They Killed my Father, Slapstick.
3. Historical fiction. I think I‘ve read most genres, maybe Manga I haven‘t read that.
4. I am going to limit myself on swaps, probably only 2-3.
5. 100,000 but really I don‘t care I just love being a part of this community.
@IheartYA #2018goals

britt_brooke Slapstick is so bizarre! 2y
OrangeMooseReads @britt_brooke even for Kurt? Lol 2y
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Happy with my #Goodreads reading challenge update! I usually set an attainable personal goal...and then enjoy crushing it! 👊🏼 Love seeing the amazing goals others are destroying here on #Litsy! #readersgonnaread #goals #justkeepreading

Laura317 Me, too! I saw some folks blowing up their goals. Inspiring. 2y
JackOBotts @Laura317 I have serious #readingenvy, but I'm thrilled with my progress! 📚 2y
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The earliest I‘ve ever finished my challenge goal!

britt_brooke Congratulations! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Jess7 🎉🎉 2y
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Love this... 💖💖💖

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I think this is my new favorite podcast! I'm halfway through the available episodes and his story selection is excellent.

Redjewel_7734 I 💜💜💜💜 it!!! 2y
ReadingSusan It‘s so good!! I let him read me to sleep every night! And the next day I have to “rewind” the episode. 2y
stargazerblue49 I've been going on walks while listening to this. Love how soothing his voice is! 2y
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Tamra Really??? Thanks for posting! 2y
RaimeyGallant I'm going to tune in one of these days, I swear. 2y
Cathythoughts Very interesting, thanks for the tip 👍 2y
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1. @Liberty on All the Books
2. I don't remember not loving books
3. Little House, Roald Dahl, Narnia, Anne books
4. American War
5. Star Wars
6. Idk? Friends Rewatch?
7. Dog Heaven
8. Back to Classics, Litsy, Read Harder, Litsy A to Z, MMD
10. My mom

@LazyOwl #10questions

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Found this amazing podcast last night and I'm addicted. If you grew up watching the Reding Rainbow 🌈 you will appreciate this so much. In this podcast he reads adult short stories. #podcast #levarburtonreads