Podcast Mini Episode 55: Sarah Saba Cetra (@bookedinadvance) on Middle Eastern Books on her TBR + Reading During Coronavirus

Reading during coronavirus

In Mini Episode 55, Sarah Saba Cetra (@bookedinadvance) shares Middle Eastern books on her TBR list, books from a publisher we both love (Riverhead), and we both share how coronavirus is impacting our reading.

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  • How coronavirus is impacting both of our reading.
  • How Sarah barely read at all during law school and what (specific book and specific person) eventually got her back into reading.
  • Sarah’s 2 reading goals for this year (including focusing on reading more Middle Eastern authors).
  • The 3 Middle Eastern books on Sarah’s TBR list.
  • An ode to Riverhead Books (the publisher).

Sarah’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 Sarah

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Sarah was an avid reader until she hit law school, where she read maybe 2 books per year for the three years she was a student, and the year after she graduated. After following Ashley Spivey for Bachelor-related reasons, and she found Sarah’s Bookshelves Live and got back into the swing of regularly reading.
She is currently a legal writer living in Pittsburgh, where she’s just become a regular at her neighborhood indie bookstore. She also likes to embroider while listening to audiobooks.

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