Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle
Sharing Our Stories: Get to Know Victoria, Cindy and Amy
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This episode is a get-to-know-us chat trio edition! Joining me on the couch is Cindy Burnett from the Thoughts from a Page Podcast and Amy Allen Clark, who runs the momadvice.com blog and the Book Gang Podcast. In this episode, you’ll get to know us more, from childhood reading experiences to our present-day relationship with books and reading, how we started sharing content online, and much more. You can also expect some book recommendations, books we’re looking forward to reading, and what you can expect from us in the year ahead. This episode is truly a celebration of our love for books, and it will have you reflecting on your reading journeys, too.
Exploring the Power of Literature: A Deep Dive into Our Lifelong Love of Books
Literature has an extraordinary ability to shape our lives, evoke memories, and forge connections that span a lifetime. So in this episode, I’m joined alongside Cindy Burnett from the Thoughts from a Page Podcast and Amy Allen Clark, who runs the momadvice.com blog and the Book Gang Podcast. We all had a heartwarming discussion about our early reading experiences and how those moments have led to who we are today.
Childhood Reading Nostalgia
The episode begins with a trip down memory lane as we share our childhood reading experiences. I shared the influence of my grandparents and the beloved bookshop and library where I first discovered the magic of books. Cindy shares her constant companionship with books during her frequent moves as a child which offered comfort and continuity. Amy shares her memories of her father, the bookmobile and her love for Scholastic Book Fairs.
Reading as a Lifeline Through Change
The conversation also highlights how much reading has served as a constant lifeline through the changes in our lives and how books have been a source of solace and a means of connection. We also share how we got started creating content, from starting book clubs and interacting with authors to creating spaces for literary discussions through podcasts and online communities.
Book Recommendations and Literary Delights
Our course, no conversation with book lovers is complete without sharing book recommendations. We shared childhood favorites, books we loved reading in 2023, and books we are excited to read in 2024.
BOOKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
(Trixie Belden) The Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell (Amazon)
Enid Blyton Malory Towers (Amazon)
- Listen to my chat with Ore on the podcast: The Three of Us by Ore Agbaje-Williams
- If you’re interested in reading Virginia Woolf check out: Virginia Woolf’s Must-Read Books: Where to Start Reading
What did you think about this episode collaboration?
Did you enjoy listening to us sharing our stories? Have you read any of the books we mentioned in this episode? Let’s talk all about this episode in the comments below.