Podcast Mini Episode 57: 2 Old Books We Both Loved with Liz Hein (@lizhein89)

Liz Hein

In Mini Episode 57, Liz Hein (@lizhein89) and I talk about two old books we both love and a beloved campus novel Liz didn’t love.

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  • The situation with distance learning at my kids’ school and Liz’s school where she’s an administrator.
  • How coronavirus has impacted Liz’s reading…including pushing her to re-read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
  • Why we were perplexed by the release (date and marketing) of The Heart’s Invisible Furies.
  • Why dark books are surprisingly working well for us during coronavirus.
  • Liz reveals she does not like campus novels.
  • Liz shares why she hated a beloved modern classic novel.

Liz’s Book Recommendations [7:39]

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 Liz

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Liz went to college to become an English teacher to spend all day talking about books! That transitioned to an administrative position at a high school in Milwaukee, WI. Even though she doesn’t teach books anymore, she is consistently and perhaps obnoxiously recommending books to students and really anyone that will listen.

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  1. mary gregory wrote:

    I just posted a comment and then read your bio! I too went to U Va (grad school) and my family are died in the wool Tar Heels! Kismet that I identified with you. Grew up in Alexandria! Probably TMI but just felt the connection! Thanks for helping me through quarantine.

    Posted 5.8.20 Reply
    • Carol Ostrye wrote:

      I’m in Fairfax. Maybe when this is over listeners in the DC and Richmond areas can meet in Fredericksburg.

      Posted 5.19.20 Reply
  2. Carol Ostrye wrote:

    I’m with you Liz. I’m in the minority for not liking The Goldfinch or The Secret History.

    Posted 5.19.20 Reply

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