The Meaning of Thirteen, or Why I Made This Awesome Podcast
So, this one’s all about a class assignment. But, I promise that there are some awesome books within. Basically, I had to book talk three books like I would as a librarian for a teenage audience. The tricky part is that it had to be recorded as a podcast. This is my first foray into podcasting, so be gentle. Anyways, it needed to have some kind of general topic or theme. Being the nut that I am, I couldn’t just pick any old theme. So, I came up with what I consider to be an awesome idea: Books With the Word Thirteen in the Title
I know it’s probably not nearly as exciting to you as it was to me when I had this epiphany. So, I’ll get to the point–what books did I choose?
Well if you’ve read my blog previously, you will know that I already reviewed Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why and loved it! That was my starting point.
From there, I added Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman. I’ve had an advanced reading copy of this lying around since October. I loaned it to my teenage brother and he told me it was awesome. For some reason, probably general lack of time, I’ve put off reading it. All I have to say is, boy, I wish I’d read this sooner. Exciting and thrilling! Totally great new take on the current trend towards the supernatural. This book just hit the shelves last week and I am glad to be able to recommend it.
Rounding out my podcast, I added something for those of you that prefer sunnier reading–Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. In this book, Ginny finds herself traveling alone through Europe following a mysterious trail of letters that her dead aunt has left for her. Along the way, she finds adventure, romance, and littleof herself. This one is definitely ‘awwwwwww’-inducing. So of course, I loved it–despite its slight cheesiness.
So, without further ado, if you would like to listen to my podcast it is located at: http://readligion.podbean.com