Today’s guest Hannah Christmas is a stay at home mom whose reading life changed forever when she had a baby. Not only how much she read, or when she read, but the big-picture long-term-plan way she wanted to share her love of reading with the world.
Today we’re chatting about fresh blood in the bookselling world, the treatment for a serious overdose of books set in New York City, literary handcrafts, and much much more.
Let’s get to it!
You can check out Hannah Christmas’s literary embroidery on Etsy.
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Books mentioned in this episode:
• The BabyLit series, by Jennifer Adams (try Pride & Prejudice)
• Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
• Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn
♥ The Martian, by Andy Weir
♥ We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter
• Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin
♥ Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
▵ One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus
• The Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
• The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
• Madeleine, by Ludwig Bemelmans
• The Emissary, by Yoko Tawada
• Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi
• Monsoon Mansion, by Cinelle Barnes
• Rainy Day Books in Kansas City
• Our Daily Nada in Kansas City
• Indiebound’s bookstore finder
• Taiye Selasi’s essay Bye-Bye Babar, via The Lip
• Taiye Selasi’s TEDTalk, “Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local.“
What do YOU think Hannah should read next?