S.7 E.1 – All The Light We Cannot See: Characters and Plot



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1:15 – grow, learn, connect (check the calendar here)
2:45 – The Rundown (reading, watching, learning, surprise question!)
8:15 – Overbooked –  – characters and plot discussion 
41:00 – Same Page Community Read announcement 

Abby raved about Jacqueline Woodson as the Same Page Community Read author in 2021; this year, we are delighted to have Ross Gay as our featured author, with his book, The Book of Delights

Other mentions in this episode: 

Helpful Resources: 

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

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S. 6. E. 15 – Reading Resolutions for 2023



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2:05 — JMRL email newsletters

4:15 — Abby and EJ’s favorite reads, most anticipated reads, and reading resolutions

23:00 — JMRL reading resolutions and favorite reads of 2022

This is our last episode of 2022. We hope you enjoyed this podcasting year as much as we did! Our Reading Resolutions episode is full of book recommendations from librarians and library staff around the region. 

Click here for a complete list of titles mentioned in this episode. Books arriving in 2023 may not be available in our catalog yet, so remember to check back often to get on those holds lists! 

Get inspired with more staff favorites – these change every month: 

JMRL staff picks

Or find the BookLetters box on the jmrl.org to sign up for more bookish newsletters!

Mentioned in this episode: 

JMRL Newsletter Sign-Up

Transparent Languages Database

Resources to track your reading: 

Goodreads

StoryGraph

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. See you in 2023!

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, you can head to their website

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S.6 E.14 — Teaser: All The Light We Cannot See



Our next Overbooked book is (drumroll please)…

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

There is no reading schedule for this book club. Just start reading – we have a feeling you won’t be able to stop. Tune into our three-part discussion:

1/13

2/10

3/10

If you love this book and want to share your impressions, takeaways, memories, lessons learned, favorite moments, etc., please email us! We can set up a short meeting virtually or in person, or you can submit your thoughts through writing. Email podcast@jmrl.org for more information. 

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, you can head to their website

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S.6.E.13 – Searching for More Time



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1:13 – Grow, learn, connect at JMRL (11/12-11/25) (check out even more events here)

3:00 – Reading Recommendations: Fall Into Reading! (FindIt List)

4:47 – Overbooked (The Glass Ocean chs. 38-30 + epilogue)

Join EJ and Abby at Northside Library for a live event: Podcasting: A Day in the Life on Tuesday, November 15, from 1-2 pm. Register here!

Don’t forget to register your participation in this November’s Fall Into Reading Challenge on Beanstack! Sign up and find out more information here

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, you can head to their website

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S.6 E.12 — See You on the Other Side



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1:40 – Grow, learn, connect at JMRL (10/29-11/11) (find even more here)

3:22 – Abby’s book chat: The Office BFFs by Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey

6:20 – EJ’s book chat: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

10:25 – Overbooked (The Glass Ocean chs. 22-24)

Join EJ and Abby at Northside Library for a live event: Podcasting: A Day in the Life on Tuesday, November 15, from 1-2 pm. Register here!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, you can head to their website

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S.6 E.11 — We’re Getting Even More Puzzle Pieces



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1:12 – Abby’s book chat, Flesh and Blood by N. West Moss 

4:17 – EJ’s book chat, This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

10:19 – Jazzy Overbooked Announcement! Check out all of JMRL’s book club kits here

13:00 – Overbooked (The Glass Ocean chs. 22-24)

39:10 – Coming up at JMRL (10/15-10/28) (find even more here)

Don’t forget about the JMRL Fall Book Sale, which opens to the general public tomorrow! Open daily, 10 am – 7 pm, at 300 Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

Anyone can enter our poetry contest – you don’t have to be a “poet”! 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, you can head to their website

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S.6 E.10 — The Spies Tell All



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3:34 – Abby’s book chat, The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery 

7:10 – EJ’s book chat, The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood 

10:56 – Overbooked (The Glass Ocean chs. 19-21)

27:27 – Coming up at JMRL (10/1-10/14) (find even more here)

Anyone can enter our poetry contest – you don’t have to be a “poet”! 

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends, you can head to their website

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S.6 E.9 — Feeling Bookish



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1:50 – Readers Advisory Corner

6:38 – Book Club Kits 

8:31 — Beanstack Reading Challenges 

13:48 – Coming up at JMRL (9/17-9/30)

We hope you enjoyed learning about our book club kits and JMRL’s newest reading challenge, which you can participate in through beanstack, during today’s episode! 

Missing Overbooked? Never fear! Our podcast book club will resume in two short weeks, on Friday, September 30. 

In the meantime, check out these books mentioned on today’s podcast: 

Atomic Habits by James Clear 

Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg 

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg 

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 

Give and Take by Adam Grant 

Drive by Daniel Pink 

Get it Done by Sam Bennett 

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub 

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore 

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher 

The Space Barons by Christian Davenport 

Fighting for Space by Amy Teitel 

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein 

Wally Funk’s Race for Space by Sue Nelson 

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website

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S.6 E.8 — Don’t Mess With My Rubik’s Cube



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1:00 – Abby’s book chat pick: Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors; for a secular story about an American living in Africa, try Six Months in Sudan by James Maskalyk 

6:03 – EJ’s book chat pick: Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong 

13:30 – Overbooked (podcast book club: The Glass Ocean), chapters 16-18

38:17 – Coming up at JMRL (8/6-8/19)

JMRL’s Summer Reading Challenge Page – it’s not too late to begin! 

There will be no Overbooked content on our next episode, which means you have time to catch up! Be sure to read chapters 19-21 of The Glass Ocean before we resume our book club on September 2. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked videos for visuals and audio from previous discussions on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website

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S.6 E.7 — Predictions Incoming



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00:56 – Abby’s book chat pick: Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon 

Tips for reading poetry

8:04 – EJ’s book chat pick: Tidelands by Phillipa Gregory

17:33 – Overbooked (podcast book club: The Glass Ocean), chapters 13-15

1:00:30 – Coming up at JMRL (7/23-8/5)

JMRL’s Summer Reading Challenge Page – it’s not too late to begin! 

Be sure to read chapters 16-18 of The Glass Ocean before our next episode on August 5. Don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast but still want to participate in Overbooked? Check out our Overbooked video for visuals and audio from previous discussions on JMRL’s YouTube!

As always, please email podcast@jmrl.org with comments, suggestions, ideas, or anything else. We’d love to hear from you. 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website

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