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Author: Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed

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Welcome to Living A Life Through Books. This podcast is about a life-changing journey. The journey of starting, sustaining, and learning from the habit of reading.
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Hello all, this episode is a recording that was sent to me of when I was on the radio with show The Reading Circle with Marc Medley.  I didn't have too many edits on this one and it ends where the show ends. The show can also be found on YouTube. Please follow Marc and subscribe to his channel.  Thank you. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
This month I did 9 books.  A growth from last month!  Take a listen. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Hope you enjoyed my conversation with Hala Alyan.  Her website is halaalyan.com.  Please check it out. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
SPOILER ALERT for the episode. I'm chatting with Mateo Askaripour, the author of Black Buck.  Follow him on Instagram or Twitter at @AskMateo. Feel free to send him an email, if you’d like. He's quite down to earth as you can tell. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
SPOILER ALERT and ADULT CONTENT WARNING for this episode Today we discuss the book Seven by Farzana Doctor.  We discussed for about 30 minutes and then Farzana joined us to field some questions and join in our conversation about her book and the issues surrounding the book and her community. Farzana Doctor is an award-winning writer, activist, and psychotherapist. She is the author of four novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement, All Inclusive, and Seven. Seven has been chosen for 2020 Best Book lists including: Indigo/Chapters, Apple Books, Amnesty International, CBC Books and more. Her poetry collection, You Still Look The Same, will be released in fall 2022. Farzana is also the Maasi behind Dear Maasi, a new sex and relationships column for FGM/C survivors. linktr.ee/farzanadoctor You can purchase the book directly from her publisher who is offering a 25% discount on orders through their website (www.Dundurn.com) Use Promo code DOCTOR25. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks and Amy - @amyvoltaireauthor. Jen does not have an instagram account. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
SPOILER ALERT for this episode (not this note, lol): The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a poignant tale of the struggles and sacrifices of a couple, Nuri and Afra to attempt their way to the United Kingdom It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Jen Brown - @want.need.books. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Chatting with Jennifer Rosner, the author of The Yellow Bird Sings (Flatiron).  Her book is a charming WW2 historic fiction. If you want to contact Jennifer or know more about her book, you can visit her website at www.jennifer-rosner.com. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Chatting with Janee Baugher about poetry and it's significance in this country and others.  Janee can be reached through her website: www.JaneeBaugher.com.  Also find Janee on Instagram @ekphrastic_writer. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
This month I read only 6 books.  Take a listen. I may be changing up month in review.  We'll see. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Talking about editing and producing audiobooks.  If you want to contact Vaughn with any questions or concerns here's the link to schedule a talk with him. Bit.ly/audiobooksaskvaughn It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
My first non-fiction author on this podcast, but how could I resist?  Mark brings in a wealth of knowledge about careers and what it takes to get to where you want to go.  I personally learned a lot from the book and of course from chatting with Mark. If you want to know more about the book or to order a copy, go to www.thecareertoolkitbook.com.  There's even a free app that you can download.  If you would like to reach Mark, just hit the contact tab on the site, and leave a message. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Chatting with author M. P. Erickson, author of Lost Boys; the first book in a series of a YA fantasy. He can be contacted through this website: http://www.mpericksen.com/. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Talking with owner of e-publishing company, eglobalcreativepublishing, Emily Sheng.  Take a listen and contact her for any questions you may have. I'm available on Clubhouse. Look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed.  I have "Living A Life Thru Books" as a club on Clubhouse.  Doing a weekly bookclub there (Tuesdays at 8pm CST). If you would like an invite into Clubhouse, let me know. :-) It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
SPOILER ALERT. Time for our monthly book club again.  We had varied opinions on this one.  Take a listen. And also check out member contacts towards the end of these notes. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all.  Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Robin - @troxellr.  Jen Brown - @want.need.books. Tehsina - @tehsina_raza. Bowie - @tidyingtheshelf. Riffat - @booksection. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet.   Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Sam Kane is an English teacher and he's used his talents and creativity to write a book!  He's working on his second book, the sequel to The Pilgrim's Soul.  You can reach Sam at www.samkanewriter.com.  His book can be preordered here. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. Look for me (Shahnaz Ahmed) and follow me on Clubhouse. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Ever wonder about the world of audiobook narration?  Take a listen as Andy walks us through her perspectives and gives us a glimpse into the business and creative decisions for audiobook narrators. If you would like to hire Andy for your next book, or would just like to talk to her about audiobook narration, here are her contacts. She's very down to earth and would be happy to guide you. Website: https://www.andygarciaruse.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theotherandygarcia/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otherandygarcia  Twitter: https://twitter.com/otherandygarcia  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theotherandygarcia It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. Follow me on Clubhouse. I host a Tuesday evening audio book club. If I ever figure out a way to record and upload, I may be doing those episodes on the podcast as well.  We'll see. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Going through my reading for the month of February.  I discuss the books I've read and also my reading in general. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Discussing my emotions with the book A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and why it makes my notable mentions. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
Jenny Ashcroft, a British author, has wanted to cross over to the American market.  Her book Meet Me in Bombay was published by St. Martin's Press and Jenny talks about her writing journey.  She brings authenticity and humor to this conversation. Take a listen. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. I'm on Clubhouse! Look up my name: Shahnaz Ahmed. Would love to collaborate, co-moderate a room or just have a conversation. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
This is our monthly book club episode with Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.  Excellent book. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message
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Lindsay Biedenstein

Erin definitely would have stopped being your friend! The Giver is great! (testing to see if you get my comments from my podcast app)

Feb 29th
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