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Perks of Being a Book Lover is a show about books, people who read, and how reading, at its very best, is a social experience. Whether it be a book club, a poetry slam, or the production of a play; words are meant to be shared. Keep up with us on FB.

Perks of Being a Book Lover is a show about books, people who read, and how reading, at its very best, is a social experience. Whether it be a book club, a poetry slam, or the production of a play; words are meant to be shared. Keep up with us on FB.
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Perks of Being a Book Lover is a show about books, people who read, and how reading, at its very best, is a social experience. Whether it be a book club, a poetry slam, or the production of a play; words are meant to be shared. Keep up with us on FB.

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English

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502-648-5706


Episodes

E. 15 If Warhol and Wordsworth Were At A Bookclub with the Speed Museum Reading Club

9/11/2019
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I discovered the bookclub we will talk about today purely by accident. I was looking at the website of my local art museum, the Speed Art Museum, because I was buying tickets for the Toni Morrison documentary that aired this summer, The Pieces I Am, at the Speed’s attached cinema. While on the website I saw a listing for the Speed Reading Club, a funny play on words title for their bookclub sponsored by the museum. My interest was piqued. What kind of bookclub would it be. I contacted...

Duration:00:57:55

Ep. 14 - Backlist Party at the Bookstore with Sam Miller 9-4-19

9/4/2019
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Most avid readers at some time or another have dreamed of working in a small neighborhood bookstore. Our guest today, Sam Miller, has done just that for over 20 years in different parts of the country, from Alaska to Philadelphia. She has now set roots at Carmichael’s Books in Louisville KY. This year she championed a 20-year-old book she loves, Jim the Boy by Tony Earley, and has been a superwoman handselling it to everyone she knows. In fact, Carmichael’s is planning an event for this book...

Duration:00:59:00

Ep. 13 Reading, Riding, and Other Horseplay with Amanda Ciejko 8-28-19

8/28/2019
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Today we talk with guest, Amanda Ciejko, the creator behind the book blog, The Lexington Bookie. She works with horses as part of her day job but being a voracious reader is her hobby. . She even has the horses listening to her audiobooks. Amanda shares with us how a New Year's resolution helped her create her blog, why sometimes she needs a recovery period after finishing a particularly wonderful book, and how publishers recruit readers to help create buzz for their new releases. The world...

Duration:00:58:16

Ep. 12 Sanity and Bookclub Spaghetti with Holly McArthur

8/21/2019
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Today Carrie and I speak to Holly McArthur, a former news producer now local high school teacher who specializes in media studies including tv, radio, and yearbook. She also happens to be a mother of 4 children and belongs to two different book clubs. We talk about how a personal tragedy nudged her into joining her first group 10 years ago. She explains to us what need each club fills in her life, how a mathematical ranking system can help you choose a book for your bookclub, and why it’s ok...

Duration:00:54:45

Ep. 11 Slam! This Is For The Girls with Rheonna Nicole 8-14-19

8/14/2019
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We are so excited to introduce you to our guest today, Rheonna Nicole, a spoken word artist and poet. 4 years ago she started an all female poetry slam In Louisville KY called Lipstick Wars. She started in a small theater that holds 600. That filled up and the next year she filled another theater that held 1200. This year Lipstick Wars is being held in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, a venue that holds more than 2300 people. Rheonna is a woman who will not take no for an...

Duration:00:58:59

Ep. 10 Making Books The Strano Way with Brandon Vigliarolo 8-7-19

8/7/2019
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Today we welcome Brandon Vigliarolo, a freelance writer who shares his love and books and reading by giving a slice of history. He is a historical reenactor at Locust Grove, a 55 acre estate and mansion from the late 1700s. He felt he needed authentically made books to enhance his performance as an 18th century gentleman. So, he decided to make them himself. Thus began his bookbindery Strano Books. His books are bound the way books were produced in the 18th and 19th century, the time of...

Duration:00:58:53

Ep. 9 Sherry Howard | When A Bear Meets A Rock n Roll Band | 7-31-19

7/31/2019
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Today on the show, we talk with Sherry Howard, a Kirkus starred children's book author who refuses to be defined by what society expects of someone with a spinal injury or of a more mature woman. Her creative mind knows no limitations. She talks with us about how writing has become a family affair, how her work with special needs children influenced her newest book, Rock and Roll Woods, and why your brain needs to be exercised like any other muscle. We do a deep dive into the world of...

Duration:00:57:45

Ep. 8 | Minda Honey | Toni Morrison is Queen and Other Writing Truths

7/24/2019
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Our guest today is Minda Honey, a woman who is talented and busy with lots of irons in the fire. She is a local writer, the new director of Spalding University's Creative Writing program, as well as the creator of LEO Weekly's advice column, Ask Minda Honey, where she gives her answers to all those relationship questions you've been dying to ask. She is currently busy writing a memoir that sounds like an updated version of Sex In The city with single black women making their way in...

Duration:00:58:57

Ep. 7 Kim Vidrine | Books That Leave a "Mark" | 7-17-19

7/16/2019
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In this week's episode: This week in the studio we welcome our guest, Kim Vidrine, a freelance editor and high school English teacher in Austin TX. We talk about the parallels and differences between her bookclub and her high school students, why some of the classics of American literature have become problematic for her bookclub, and why she loves the "fun" in dysfunctional family fiction. Last but not least, she describes the shocking thing she did to inspire her students to appreciate...

Duration:00:57:52

Ep. 6 Kim Esposito - YaYas in the Closet

7/9/2019
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Our guest today, Kim Esposito, knows a little something about bookclubs. She is a pianist who owns and teaches music lessons to young children at The Children's Music Academy. She also has been with the same bookclub, the Ya- Yas for almost 20 years. She tells us how sharing books can help you form strong lifelong friendships, why finding your voice and rediscovering your identity is so so important as you get older, and we discuss whether symbolism in books is a "real" thing. There is a lot...

Duration:00:51:45

Ep. 5 - Children's Librarian Erin Nevitt talks Summer Reading For Kids

7/3/2019
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In this week's episode we talk to Erin Nevitt, a children's librarian with the local library system. She tells us why summer reading is the busiest time of the year, how you can explore some of the city's bet kept secrets with the Cultural Pass, and what makes a book tantalizing for young readers. Keep up with us and share your reading lives on Facebook, Instagram @perksofbeingabooloverpod or visit our blog at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com

Duration:00:56:44

Ep. 4 - Getting Your Bard On with Amy Attaway - Making Shakespeare Unscary

6/26/2019
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On this show, we welcome Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director for Kentucky Shakespeare. She will share with us her favorite Shakespeare characters, what is so special to her about live theater, and how memorizing monologues makes you popular at cocktail parties. We are talking all things Shakespeare and the many programs Kentucky Shakespeare has to offer. You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com Perks airs on...

Duration:00:53:55

Ep. 3 - Being Inspired to Write by a Hometown Hero with Abigail Harrelson

6/22/2019
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On this show, your hosts, Amy Smalley and Carrie Vittitoe, interview Abigail Harrelson, a 20-year old author from La Grange, inspired to write about a local native son known in Hollywood as Buddy Pepper. Her book is called "Pepper at the Piano: The Stories and Songs of Oldham County's Buddy Pepper." You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday...

Duration:00:47:24

Ep. 1 - Multigenerational Bookclubs with Anne Baker

6/22/2019
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On this show, your hosts Amy Smalley and Carrie Vittitoe discuss multigenerational book clubs with guest Anne Baker, what they are reading these days, and some upcoming (June 2019) bookish events in Louisville! You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

Duration:00:49:26

Ep. 2 - Gamma Girls Jennie Mulhall and Tricia Taylor

6/22/2019
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On this show, your hosts, Amy Smalley and Carrie Vittitoe, interview two sisters who started a book club (Gamma Girls) nearly two decades ago that is still going strong. They discuss WWSHR (What Would Silas House Read?) and how spreadsheets can go wonderfully with book clubs. You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6...

Duration:00:47:11