Podcast Mini Episode 42: Reading Abroad with Brittany Block (@brbreads)

Brittany Block


In Mini Episode 42, Brittany Block (@brbreads) and I talk about the logistics of reading abroad, bleak books, and books that help you learn something.

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  • How Brittany gets access to books while living abroad (including her library access, e-book access, and what she does in German bookstores).
  • How Brittany’s reading taste has evolved (and the vast difference between her favorite book of 2009 and her favorite book of 2019).
  • We lament the overuse of The Girl on the Train comparisons and discuss another egregious comparison not involving The Girl on the Train.

Brittany’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She DIDN’T Love

One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Brittany

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Brittany taught Language Arts and Math (Special Education Inclusion Teacher) for 2 years before enlisting in the Air Force. Brittany has always been an avid reader but her reading has changed since she started teaching and trying to find books that would make the kids I taught excited about reading and not dread it like they had their entire lives (especially those with reading disabilities). 

Next Episode

Full length episode featuring Jordan Moblo (@jordys.book.club) on Growing a Bookstagram Account (airing Wednesday, January 22).

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