72 minutes | Oct 6, 2019

048: What do you read for National American Cheese Month?

Did you know it was National Book Month? And National Pickled Pepper Month?? And World Menopause Month??? October is wild, y'all. We decided to combine National Book Month with some of the others and give you reading material to celebrate whatever holiday month you prefer! Except picked peppers -- we forgot books for that one, sorry.  show notes: https://lplks.org/blogs/post/048-national-american-cheese-month Bookish News - Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7. Is this higher or lower than you'd expect?  - LitHub put together a list of the Best 10 Debut Novels of the Decade  National Book (AND EVERYTHING ELSE) Month! World Homeless Day is October 10th Where I Live by Brenda Rufener My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Evicted by Matthew Desmond (P.S. if you're looking for a local way to make a difference, support the Lawrence Community Shelter)  Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Shelter Dogs: photos by Traer Scott Collared by David Rosenfelt American Cheese Month (is this America celebrating cheese? Or celebrating American cheese? We just don't know.) One Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero Cheese, A Connoisseurs Guide to the World's Best by Max McCalman LGBT History Month:  Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Arts of LGBTQ by Andrew Raymond Campbell Pride:The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement : A Photographic Journey by Christopher Measom  National Disability Employment Awareness Month:  More the Same Than Different by Lorraine Cannistra (local author! Also available in book club bag!) The Pretty One by Keah Brown (From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign) Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma Don't Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back by Harilyn Rousso Depression Education/Awareness Month Depression in Later Life by Deborah Serani Just Peachy: Comics about Depression, Anxiety, Love, and Finding the Humor in Being Sad by Holly Chisholm Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh  Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker (author of Magical Negro: Poems) ***Shout-out to the SAD Lamps available at LPL -- stay tuned for some "Light" Reading sessions in the auditorium this winter!*** Family Sexuality Education Month: For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Health by Al Vernacchio Sex Is A Funny Word Cory Silverberg It's So Amazing and It's Perfectly Normal, both by Robie Harris What's Happening in Lawrence? We've had some stellar authors here lately: Attica Locke, Annalee Newitz, Ben Lerner, etc! Next spring is a great event: https://www.paperplains.org/ ----- 2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019 Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond. This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate
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