S. 5 Ep. 6 — “Manuscripts Don’t Burn”

In this episode, we talked to Barbra about her life of reading, from her earliest days, to reading in the midst of our current pandemic and racial reckoning. She shared about a few of her favorite books, and taught us how to answer the age-old question, “what should I read next?”. Barbra’s solution? Networking. 

Barbra focused on two main books: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. She also mentioned Mott’s book The Returned, which has been adapted into the TV series “Resurrection.” For Barbra’s complete list of pandemic reading on the Civil War, Reconstruction, and black history, visit this list

Catherine and Abby also talked about reading:

Abby read Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Smith 

Catherine read The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker and The Art of Community by Charles Vogl 

Tune in next time to hear an interview with Traci Chee, author of JMRL Same Page title, We Are Not Free

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