Adventures of the Lifting Librarian
Season 1, Ep. 8
In this episode I explain what I mean by the term Rainbow Reads, clarify some things around the LGBTQIA+ acronym and the challenges some authors are facing, as well as recommending 6 rainbow reads - 3 YA and 3 new adult. I'd love to for you send me some recommendations for more LGBTQIA+ fiction!
Change is a good thing
Season 1, Ep. 7
In this episdoe I give you a quick life update - I'm changing jobs! I share with you my highlights from 9 years of teaching and what I'm going to be doing next. Happy holidays everyone!
Reading Efficiency & Graphic Novels
Season 1, Ep. 6
Join me as I discuss some research I've just come across in my PhD that's all about the Matthew Effect and reading efficiency. I also explain why Graphic Novels are the perfect tool to help improve comprehension.
The problem with the history of school libraries
Season 1, Ep. 5
In today's episode I breakdown why the history of school libraries has created issues for the teacher librarians and school libraries of today. I also explain a little bit about my PhD and where I'm aiming to go with that. If you'd like to send a voice mail and potentially have it included in an episode, please email through a 1-2 minute voice message to email@example.com
Book genre musings and recommendations
Season 1, Ep. 4
In today's episode I break down the way in which I view genres for both my fiction collection and how we do it at school. I also recommend the following books: What we saw by Aaron Hartzler (TW - sexual violence) Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys The extraordinaries by TJ Klune Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer Warcross by Marie Lu Nyxia by Scott Reintgen Navigating the stars from The Sentinels of the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder These Broken Stars from the Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Illuminae from the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Just in case you were interested in learning more about Hugh Herr, here is a link to his TED Talk profile and videos: https://www.ted.com/speakers/hugh_herr
Talking with Drew about gym stuff
Season 1, Ep. 3
Join me on today's adventure where I talk to my husband, Drew Spriggs, about opening and owning a gym, and all that comes with it.
My Mental Health Story
Season 1, Ep. 2
In this week's episode I share a little about my mental health story, some Australian statistics, and how reading a Graphic Novel helped me to understand my mental health so much more.
Talking about Harry Potter for my birthday
Season 1, Ep. 1
In this week's episode, as a special 30th birthday treat to myself, I talk about my love for Harry Potter. I cover why I love it so much and what it means to me, ownership of the universe, my role models from the books, and what I'm going to cover next week. Enjoy!