Podcast Episode 4: Tina from TBR, etc.

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In Episode 4, Tina from the blog TBR, etc. and I talk book recommendations, break down #bookstagram (including when her engagement photo went viral!), and compare our reading tastes.

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  • When Tina’s engagement photo (featuring books) went viral on #bookstagram.
  • When Tina inadvertently ending up listening to the same audiobook as her husband.
  • Sarah’s husband’s favorite reading material.
  • Behind the scenes of #bookstagram…including what we like and what we don’t (i.e. the Instagram post Tina thought was going to do great, but didn’t).
  • How to see every post from the people you actually want to on Instagram.
  • We compare our reading taste by debating 2 thrillers we felt differently about.
  • How we both feel about WWII fiction.
  • When publisher marketing sets inaccurate expectations for a book.

Tina’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

One Upcoming Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Tina

TBR, etcBlog | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter 

Tina is happiest when reading and reviewing books – especially thrillers and new releases. She’s a blogger at tbretc.com and Bookstagrammer @tbretc. That’s TBR (as in to be read) Etc.

Next Week’s Episode

Renee from It’s Book Talk (airing January 30)

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  1. susan wrote:

    I liked today’s podcast. It reminded me I need to remember bookstagram. I often forget all about it. And I actually thought The Girls novel was worth the read … the coming of age aspects and the atmosphere of the time and what was going on seemed well done …. and she does get dragged in for a while to the cult & it’s freaky what happens. Anyways, it was nice to hear from Tina about her picks.

    Posted 1.23.19 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Thank you! And bookstagram has totally exploded my TBR!

      Posted 1.27.19 Reply
  2. Tara wrote:

    Thank you for the shout-out, Sarah! I’m so excited to hear this one! 🙂

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  3. This was a fun listen! I appreciated the discussion on The Girls. I haven’t picked that up yet but was considering it on audio–it sounds like audio wouldn’t be the right choice for it, though.

    The Humans is also intriguing. I haven’t heard of it before, but I may have to check it out.

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Thanks! Yeah – I don’t think The Girls would be good on audio…too quiet a book. And one of the best parts for me was the writing, which never translates well to audio for me.

      Posted 1.27.19 Reply
  4. Tina wrote:

    Thanks again!! Love these podcast notes. I can’t say enough good things about the experience or you hosting! Like I told you in your DMs- This podcast is going to be huge!! Well done. xx

    Posted 1.26.19 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Thanks, lady! Loved recording with you – we’ll do it again sometime!

      Posted 1.27.19 Reply

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