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Joined December 2016

4 ladies talking all things books since 2015. Podcast currently on hiatus. eclecticreaders.fireside.fm
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Tara, Meredith, and Jeannette travel to New York City in this month‘s book The City We Became. They discuss how the book is a love letter to New York City— yet also a critique on society with racism, and the interesting process of how a city is born. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/90 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers! #EclecticReaders #Podcast

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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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Meredith, Jeannette, and Tara talk about what makes for a great setting, the setting-as-character trope, and what makes it true or not. What do you think? Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/89 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers!

#EclecticReaders #Podcast

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This month we‘re talking all about settings in our book talk episode, so what books have your favorite settings and what do you like about them? Leave a comment and we might read it during the episode!
#EclecticQuestion #EclecticReaders

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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New month, new book! We're excited to be reading The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin this month and we hope you are too! Read along and listen to us chat on the 30th! #EclecticReaders #BookClub #Podcast

BillBlume I just finished reading this! Damn, Jemisin is so good. 2y
EclecticReaders @BillBlume Woohoo! We‘re excited to read and discuss! 2y
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The Forest of Enchantments | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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In this episode we read The Forest of Enchantments, which is a retelling of the Ramayana from Sita‘s perspective. Jeannette, Meredith, and Susan discuss Sita's lessons on love, Ram's struggle with his honor, and the strength of women. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/88 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers and let us know your thoughts!

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March: Book One | John Lewis
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We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Congressman John Lewis. He did so much for our country and will be sorely missed. If you‘d like to learn more about his life, his work, and his legacy, we‘d recommend reading his powerful graphic novel memoir series MARCH.

EclecticReaders “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. We will find a way to make a way out of no way.” 2y
Deblovestoread Those are words we need right now and to remember going forward through these scary times. 2y
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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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New episode! Meredith, Jeannette, and Susan talk about books with great journeys, books they like to take on road trips, and the joy of reading escapist books with great food. Check it out at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/87 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers and let us know what you think! #EclecticReaders #BookClub #BookTalk #podcast #roadtrip

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The Forest of Enchantments | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Read along with us!

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The Book of Questions | Gregory Stock
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Summer is the time for road trips and traveling, and while this year might be a bit different, we‘re going to talk about books with journeys on the next podcast episode. Answer one or both of these questions, and we might give you a shoutout and read your answer on the episode!
#eclecticquestion #eclecticreaders #podcast

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Jeannette had a delightful chat with Jasmine Guillory, author of the Wedding Date series. They talk about her newest book, Party of Two, what make her couples so much fun, and of course, dessert! Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/86 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers (Spoiler-free)

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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Susan, Tara, and Meredith discuss Bruce Holsinger's The Gifted School, with its stressed-out parents, fascinating children, and tons of drama! Listen at
eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/85 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers and let us know your thoughts!

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Party of Two | Jasmine Guillory
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We got to sit down last week with the delightful Jasmine Guillory to talk about her new book Party of Two, what makes her couples so much fun, and of course, dessert! Coming to a podcatcher near you, Wed. July 1st!

Nitpickyabouttrains Will there be spoilers? Should I listen if I am in the middle of the series? 2y
jmtrivera @Nitpickyabouttrains Great question! It is a spoiler-FREE interview! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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That‘s a wrap on this year‘s Eclectic Readathon! How did you do? What was your favorite read? Make sure to post a screenshot of your stopwatch to show your reading time with the hashtag #eclecticreadathon by 9:00 pm EST in order to be in the running for the prize!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Tag some of your favorites in the comments! #eclecticreadathon

jmtrivera Erin Morgenstern's covers are just lovely! 2y
EclecticReaders @Johanna414 I LOVE that cover!! 2y
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EclecticReaders @jmtrivera Yes!! So lovely! 2y
SusanOrnelas65 The House of the Cerulean Sea I just saw for the first time and I was blown away by how pretty that cover is. I love the colors and the picture. I'm drawn to that color scheme. 2y
EclecticReaders @SusanOrnelas65 Yes, the color scheme is beautiful! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Halfway point! Tell us, which character are you inviting for brunch this fine weekend?

#EclecticReadathon #EclecticReaders

jmtrivera The book I just finished was nonfiction, so I'm going with Jasmine Guillory's Wedding Date series I recently finished for this question. My favorite character in that series is Carlos, so he's definitely invited, but I'd also want Courtney to come, and Alexa and Olivia and Max! It'd be one big brunch party! 2y
EclecticReaders @jmtrivera That would be an amazing brunch. And the food would be great too! 2y
NAM99 I‘m only just getting to know Jay from On the Come Up but I can already tell, she has a story that needs to be told 2y
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EclecticReaders @NAM99 Brunches are the perfect time for storytelling! 2y
SusanOrnelas65 I'm reading 2 books so I would invite Hannah from The Guest List because I hate when someone picks on someone else and the guy (her husband) doesn't come to her defense. The next book I'm reading is Beach Read and I think I would invite January. She hasn't done anything yet to annoy me. Her neighbor is so far a grumpy man but we'll see how I feel as I progress in the book :) 2y
EclecticReaders @SusanOrnelas65 I‘ve heard great things about Beach Read! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Good morning! Before we dive into our books, let's have check-in to help wake our brains up a little. #EclecticReaders #EclecticReadathon

Merethebookgal Ooh, maybe Victoria Schwab & Sabaa Tahir or Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Time for our midnight check-in! Whose still awake? Let us know what your go-to comfort read is! #eclecticreadathon

Merethebookgal I love rereading The Night Circus ❤️ 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Welcome to the June 2020 Eclectic Readathon! 24 hours of reading starts NOW & runs until 8 PM (EST) tomorrow!
You have 2 chances to win prizes:
1. Play in our scavenger hunt on Goodreads for a chance at a prize for most points scored.
2. Track your time read with a stopwatch app. Post a screenshot of your time on Instagram, Litsy, or Twitter tagged #EclecticReadathon by 9 PM EST Sat. night for a chance at a prize for most hours read!

EclecticReaders *Only US residents are eligible for prizes. Sorry international readers, but we hope you‘ll play with us anyway!
Check out eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/eclecticreadathon for the rest of the details.
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EclecticReaders Throughout the Readathon, we‘ll also post check-in questions, which are not worth points. You can tag us with check-in answers, pictures, reading successes throughout the 24 hours! We love hearing from you!

So start by telling us about yourself and what your reading goals are this weekend!
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Merethebookgal Hi! I‘m Meredith and one of the cohosts of the podcast/readathon. I‘m in Virginia and my Readathon goals include reading three books (graphic novel memoir, novel in verse, and another book) 2y
EclecticReaders @Merethebookgal Nice variety, Mere! Good luck! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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TOMORROW!!!!! Need an excuse to do nothing but read? Join us for the next #EclecticReadathon! Rules & info on our website: eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/eclecticreadathon 📚

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Juneteenth: Freedom Day | Muriel Miller Branch
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‪If you‘re looking for a way to celebrate #juneteenth check out Juneteenth Book Fest and their author talks on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu--Ur5D1oWHD3JOM9rODxw and then buy some of their books from Black-owned bookstores! We recommend Loyalty Books https://www.loyaltybookstores.com & Mahogany Books https://www.mahoganybooks.com ❤️📚

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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We‘re just over a week away from the next #EclecticReadathon & U.S. participants will have the chance to win a $40 gift certificate from a Black-owned indie bookstore for the most time read (logged on your phone‘s stopwatch app) & the most scavenger hunt points earned (run through a discussion thread in our Goodreads group). Check out eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/eclecticreadathon for more info!

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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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Susan, Tara, and Meredith discuss their favorite LGBTQ+ books and screen stories for Pride Month. They share their own recs, and some of yours too! Any faves you'd add? Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/84 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers!

#EclecticReaders #Podcast #PrideMonthReads #bookrecs

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Black Lives Matter | Sue Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris PhD Jd
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Black Lives Matter and their stories matter. Please check out the show notes of this episode at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/83 to a find a list of resources we've compiled: podcasts, web-series, book recommendations, and more. We invite you to join us in learning to be actively antiracist, and to support our fellow Black Americans.

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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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New month, new book!

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June is Pride Month, so we‘ll be chatting about LGBTQIA+ books and want to know your favorites! Leave a comment with your recs and we may give you a shoutout on the episode! #eclecticreaders #eclecticquestion

ItsAnotherJen All of Cassandra Clare books are great! 2y
kaysworld1 From drag queens and discos, to black holes and monsters, these stories and poems wrestle with love and loneliness and the fight to be seen. By turns serious and fantastical, hilarious and confrontational, We Were Always Here addresses the fears, mysteries, wonders and variety of experience that binds our community together. 2y
kaysworld1 This one was an heart breaking read 2y
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bookishdawg Loved this gentle book... great on audio too 👍🏻 2y
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Look Both Ways | Jason Reynolds
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Add this to your calendars!

Butterfinger Yes!!! 2y
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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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If you‘re looking to buy books, consider buying from one of these shops! (Image from Avid Reader Press on IG)

swishandflick Thank you for sharing! 2y
ChasingOm Thank you! 2y
Butterfinger Thanks for sharing. 2y
sebrittainclark Fulton Street Books has put together a 3 month ally book box that looks really interesting. 2y
EclecticReaders @sebrittainclark That‘s awesome! 2y
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In this episode, Tara, Meredith, and Susan dive into an Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. They discuss how an alien invasion could be surprisingly topical, the drawbacks of internet-fame, and if they too would be one of the Dreamers, solving puzzles with the rest of humanity. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/82 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers! #EclecticReaders #Podcast

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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We‘re a month out from our next #EclecticReadathon! 24 hours of reading— sounds like heaven, right? Add it to your calendar now, and we‘ll be releasing more info in June. (And no, you don‘t have to participate the whole 24 hours, so don‘t worry 😄) #readathon #EclecticReaders

Reecaspieces Yeah! I am off! 3y
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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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‪Meredith, Tara, and Susan are given a mission: curate a list of books for extraterrestrial life. Each list is surprisingly different and yet they all have something in common. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/81‬ or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers and let us know your thoughts! #EclecticReaders #Podcast

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👀 😬📚📚📚📚📚

mydearwatson YUP. 3y
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The book we‘re reading this month is a bit out of this world 😉 so what would you choose? Leave your book recs below and we might give you a shoutout on the podcast episode! #eclecticquestion #eclecticreaders #bookpodcast #bookclub

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New month, new book!

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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town | Pasi Ilmari Jskelinen
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Are you living the cinematic life? Susan and Jeannette discuss Secret Passages in a Hillside Town, the role of magic vs. reality, and what's up with all the disappearing umbrellas? Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/80 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers and let us know your thoughts!

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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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Jeannette, Tara, & Susan talk about the effect COVID-19 lockdowns have had on their reading habits, the books they‘re drawn to, and the ways the literary community is coming together to support each other during these unusual times in this newest podcast episode. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/79 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers and let us know how you‘re doing during this time! #EclecticReaders #Podcast

ozma.of.oz Loved the episode! Added some new books to my TBR! ❤️ 3y
EclecticReaders @ozma.of.oz Yay!! So glad to hear that! 3y
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While we‘re all stuck inside due to the pandemic, what book (or books) would you recommend your fellow readers pick up? Leave a comment, and we may give you a shoutout on the next podcast episode! #EclecticQuestion #EclecticReaders

rjsthumbelina Elves in a school setting, learning how to do various forms of magic, main character trying to figure out why she is so different (she was raised by humans), great mystery running through the book, brilliant magical creatures, and lots of different humanoid species (elves, the humans, ogres, goblins, trolls, etc). Like Harry Potter levels of good! 3y
ozma.of.oz
I‘ve been recommending The Martian by Andy Weir as the ultimate social distancing read. Watney is as isolated as is humanly possible, but the book shows how strong a human can be in such awful circumstances and the importance of communication and connection, even remotely.
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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town | Pasi Ilmari Jskelinen
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If it‘s anything like his first book translated into English, it‘s sure to be an interesting (and probably weird) read!

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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Susan, Jeannette, and Meredith discuss The Witcher: Blood of Elves in the newest episode, and how the book felt more modern than they were expecting, but with questionable formatting. Also discussed: how well is something translated if a word is used too much, and is pirouetting really that important when fighting? Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/78 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers!
#podcast

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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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‪In our newest episode, we talk about adaptations on streaming services and how they affect our reading habits. Will we immediately read a book that‘s being adapted? We also talk of favorite adaptations and adaptations we would like to see. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/77‬ or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers! #EclecticReaders #Podcast

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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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New month, new book!

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March: Book One | Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Lewis
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Meredith, Tara, & Jeannette talk about the March trilogy, connecting the present & past, and what we wish we‘d learned in history class! Check it out and let us know what you think about Lewis‘s story! eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/76 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers!

#graphicnovel #podcast #EclecticReaders

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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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It‘s nice to see so many children‘s books on the list! How many have you read? Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/books/ny-public-library-top-books-history.htm...

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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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On the newest podcast episode we check out some recent stats on diversity in publishing, spotlight a couple of people advocating for diversity in the publishing world, and talk about some of our strategies for keeping our reading lives diverse! Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/75 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers!
#podcast #EclecticReaders

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March: Book One | John Lewis
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We‘re reading the March trilogy by John Lewis and it got us talking in our real-life book club about what we remember learning of the civil rights movement in school. What about you? Was it glossed over? Did you learn a lot? What part of the U.S. were you living in at the time? And international listeners: what do you know about the movement? #EclecticQuestion

Butterfinger I think it was mostly independent study. I don't remember, but I do teach it in my 5th grade curriculum. 3y
EclecticReaders @Butterfinger That‘s cool! What topics do you cover with your 5th graders? 3y
Butterfinger The Greensboro Sit-in, the Jim crow laws, freedom marches, Brown vs. Board of Topeka, 3y
megnews I learned about MLK and school desegregation. Other than that I think it was glossed over. I remember hearing the term race riot which now that I know what actually happened seems a very deceptive term. 3y
MissAimz_55 Rosa parks, the sit ins, peaceful protests, mlk 3y
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March: Book One | John Lewis
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We‘re excited to talk about this graphic novel memoir trilogy on the podcast this month! Reminder: we‘ve changed our format to release 2 episodes a month. The first releases on the 15th and is our general bookish conversation and the second releases on the 30th (29th this month, obviously 😉) and is the book club discussion. So, you‘ve got all month to read! #eclecticreaders

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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This time on #EclecticReaders, we discuss Erin Morgenstern's latest, The Starless Sea! We talk about how she interweaves so many stories, discuss our faves, and find out whether we are Guardians, Keepers, or Acolytes. Listen on your favorite podcast app or at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/74

brilliantglow I loved this book so much! 3y
EclecticReaders @brilliantglow It‘s amazing! Glad to hear you loved it too! 3y
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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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New year, new chapter! Tune in to today‘s ep to find out what changes we‘re making to the podcast this year! Plus, our decade of reading in review, and we give our reading resolutions a different twist for 2020! Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/73 or in your favorite podcast app under Eclectic Readers! #EclecticReaders #podcast #goals #resolutions

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Exciting news!! “My mission is to take a different approach: Instead of explicitly encouraging young people to read, my goal is to get them to see the value in their own narratives — that they, too, have a story, and that there's power not just in telling it, but in the opportunity to do so. I‘m excited to create spaces around the country for this to happen —“ article: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-002/?loclr=twloc

Suet624 I love Reynolds. Heard him speak at a tiny Vermont College several months ago and so appreciated how he encouraged the students. 3y
EclecticReaders @Suet624 He‘s an amazing, authentic speaker and person and is going to do some great things in this role! 3y
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The Book of Questions | Gregory Stock
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We‘re a week into the new year, and we want to know: do you have any bookish resolutions for 2020? We‘re going to be giving each other bookish resolutions on the next podcast episode and we‘d love to hear about yours! If you leave a comment, we might even give you a shoutout and read it during the next episode 🙂 #EclecticQuestion

Andrew65 These are my many reading resolutions, click on the link to see my post. Andrew65's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/V0xheExtSlpS 3y
EclecticReaders @Andrew65 Woah, you‘ve got some serious reading ahead of you! 250 books is amazing!! 3y
Andrew65 @EclecticReaders Reading is my passion. Best ever year last year - 282 books Read and 115,353 pages. http://www.librarything.com/topic/301430 (edited) 3y
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EclecticReaders @Andrew65 Impressive!! 👏🏻 🎉 3y
Andrew65 @EclecticReaders Thanks 😊 3y
Amandajoy I felt last year was a little lackluster reading-wise (though there were a few standouts). This year I‘m hoping to read more books that I‘m excited about. I also want to try DNFing more books if I‘m not feeling them. 3y
BookNAround I‘m trying to read my way through the random stacks of books I‘ve made around the house. That will control the chaos, lessen the clutter, and move books off my own personal tbr mountain range. 3y
EclecticReaders @Amandajoy That‘s a great one! The books you read you should be enjoying, or you should give yourself permission to DNF! 3y
EclecticReaders @BookNAround Definitely a good one for so many reasons! 3y
annahenke Mine is to share them! I‘ve gotten lax about posting my reviews. I want to post on litsy, Insta, and FB. 3y
Jess_Franzino To listen to audiobooks on the regular. I realized that I enjoy listening to classics on Audible, so it‘s a great way to “read” the books I know the story of, but have never actually read. Plus, it‘s a great way for me to reach my Goodreads goal of 120 books, (if not more), as I can get books in while doing chores and running errands 😃 3y
EclecticReaders @annahenke Yay! Sharing is caring! 3y
EclecticReaders @Jess_Franzino Yes! Audiobooks are a game changer! 3y
Simona I am from Slovenia and influenced, mainly, by English speaking writers. The vast majority of books I've read are in English, and I want to change that in this year - to read more Slovene writers and to read more in Slovene language. 3y
EclecticReaders @Simona That is such a great resolution! Hope you find a lot of amazing books! 3y
IMASLOWREADER read every night before bed for at least 30 minutes 3y
EclecticReaders @MizDoniaBuding That‘s an awesome way to get in some reading time! 3y
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Yay @InBooksILive you won the #EclecticGiveaway! Please send an email to eclecticreadersbookclub at gmail dot com with your mailing address!

InBooksILive Oh wow! Thank you 😁 3y
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