Thursday, January 05, 2017

How a podcast got me excited about reading again

Have you heard about the What Should I Read Next podcast? If not, you are missing out.

I was lucky enough to discover the What Should I Read Next podcast just when it started, and I have been a faithful listener from the beginning.

The first episode of the What Should I Read next podcast was broadcast January 12, 2016. I debated waiting to post this post on the one year anniversary date, but I couldn't wait.

This was my FaceBook post on January 13, 2016

This was my post a few weeks later:

Clearly, I was hooked.

Each week on the podcast Anne talks about books and reading with a guest. Most of the podcasts follow the same format. The guests tell Anne about three books they loved, one book they hated and what they are presently reading. Anne then recommends three books she thinks they might enjoy. That's at least eight books talked about in each episode, but they usually end up talking about way more than eight books.

Occasionally there is a special episode that follows a different format. Every once in a while she does an episode that features feedback from past guests about what they thought of the books Anne suggested.

Listening to the discussions about the guests reading habits and the books they read got me excited about reading, and also gave me ideas of books to read. Many of the books that I read last year I learned about on the What Should I Read Next podcasts.

If you are looking to kick start your reading and get some ideas of what to read, check it out. I'd love to hear what you think.

I haven't missed an episode of the podcast, and I have notes from most, if not all, of them. Be watching for a future post where I outline just how I listen to, and take notes from,  the What Should I Read Next podcasts.

Edit: As promised, here's my post about How I Listen to the What Should I Read Next Podcast

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