Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

Hosted BySarah Dickinson

Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about:


I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.

Ep. 18: Allison from Mind Joggle (Books about Motherhood)

In Episode 18, Allison from the blog Mind Joggle joins me to talk about the mental load of motherhood, how to relieve it, and share books about motherhood.

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  • Where the name Mind Joggle comes from.
  • Why we both started our blogs (the reasons are similar and related to motherhood).
  • How the mental load of being mothers can be overwhelming and how we try to “reclaim some of our brain space.”
  • How to balance doing some things we personally want to do with keeping the trains running at home.
  • What Spring and Summer reading is like for Moms.
  • Why we’ve struck out with Liane Moriarty.
  • Our favorite evil mothers of fiction.
  • Our rant about Mother’s Day Brunch as a tradition.

Allison’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

One New Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Allison

Blog | Pinterest | Twitter

Allison writes at Mind Joggle about books, reading, writing, creativity, learning, and anything related and in between.

She’s always said that her dream job would be reading books for a living.

She didn’t quite go either route, opting instead for a “practical” writing career that more easily pays the bills. Nonetheless, those dreams of long, cozy days composing the stories that play out in her head persist—as does her love of great books, writing stories, learning interesting things, and discussing it all with others.

Next Week’s Episode

Spring 2019 Book Preview with Catherine from Gilmore Guide to Books (airing May 15)

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