Ep. 15: Christine from The Uncorked Librarian (Books Set Abroad)
In Episode 15, Christine from The Uncorked Librarian talks literary travel and books set abroad.
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- Why Christine became a “rogue librarian.”
- Why Christine is “notorious for breaking into libraries.”
- Why it’s harder than you think to visit libraries abroad.
- Christine’s top U.S. and International literary travel destinations.
- How the Icelanders make Christmas Eve the best bookish day ever (via Iceland’s Book Flood).
- Iceland’s crazy book publishing stat.
- Christine shares an upcoming YA release (which I think is the first YA book we’ve ever had on the show!)
Christine’s Book Recommendations
Two OLD Books She Loves
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert | Buy from Amazon [17:12]
- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson | Buy from Amazon [22:13]
Two NEW Books She Loves
- The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson | Buy from Amazon [24:22]
- My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi| Buy from Amazon [26:54]
One Book She Didn’t Love
One Upcoming Release She’s Excited About
- The Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid (Publication Date: April 30, 2019) | Buy from Amazon [34:07]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | Buy from Amazon [11:20]
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert | Buy from Amazon [18:06]
- Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert | Buy from Amazon [18:16]
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson | Buy from Amazon [22:39]
- In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson | Buy from Amazon [22:39]
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed | Buy from Amazon [23:04]
- Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides | Buy from Amazon [29:20]
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:14]
- North of Happy by Adi Alsaid | Buy from Amazon [34:34]
- Siracusa by Delia Ephron (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:33]
- Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:33]
- Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [37:49]
- The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve | Buy from Amazon [38:23]
- American Library in Paris
- Iceland sights: Geysir Field, Gullfoss
- Eric Carle Museum
- Normal Rockwell Museum
- The Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College (Dublin)
- The Book of Kells
- Iceland’s Book Flood
- 11 Inspirational Travel Writers (Christine’s blog post)
- Icelandic Novels: Books Set in Iceland (Christine’s blog post)
- Sand Hill Review Press
I am a MLIS graduate from the University of South Florida. I have a BA in English and History from Smith College. The travel bug completely took over after my year as a Fulbright Scholar in Depok, Indonesia. In Indo, I taught English at a public high school. Basically, I posed as Miss America for the year. In reality, I played a lot of Uno, read the entire Sookie Stackhouse series, and stood in front of 600 students each week, wildly gesturing and sweating. Best job and experience in my life to-date.
I hold certifications in TEFL and Youth Development. In the office-like world, I possess more than 10 years of urban program management experience. My work focused on literacy and teaching. In addition, I spent five years in the public library systems.
Today, I am a board member for a nonprofit that brings the joys of reading to families. When not promoting literacy, I parade around (more like beach down) as a pilot’s wife with four furry children in the sunshine state. Obsessions include: YA books, brewery yoga, olives, decorating my home with owl everything, caticorns, and Sicily. I have a reputation for finding breweries and wineries anywhere I go.
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