Ep 233: Escaping into someone else’s story
Anne chats with education navigator Hanan Al-Zubaidy about literacy in the justice system, and how her work with incarcerated students has been affected by social distancing. Hanan came to WSIRN looking for an escapist reading experience, but she didn’t mean happy endings and rainbows. She escapes her day to day life by submerging herself in someone else’s complex, difficult world (fiction or non!)
If you read lists of ‘escapist fiction’ that’s full of peppy romance and thrilling action thinking “ehhh that won’t do it for me,” maybe you’ll find what you’ve been looking for in Anne’s picks for Hanan today. Happy reading!
Click over to the podcast website for the transcript and full list of books mentioned in this episode:http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/233
You can follow Hanan’s reading life on Instagram @hanansbookshelf: https://www.instagram.com/hanansbookshelf
Readers, the ninth annual Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide comes out next week! The Summer Reading Guide is similar to WSIRN–it’s about helping you cut down ALL of the new titles to the a manageable number and hopefully helping you decide on a winner.
Before the guide is officially released Anne and Brenna are doing a live video event with members of our Patreon community. I’ll give you a preview of all of the books and what excites me about them.
The Summer Reading Guide Unboxing takes place May 12th at both noon and 7pm eastern (we’re doing it twice to make it easier for you to attend).
This is one of the events our community looks forward to the most. The bookish enthusiasm is off the charts. If you’ve ever wondered about joining our readerly community over on Patreon this is the time. Go to Patreon to learn more about the unboxing event and even watch the video replay of last year’s unboxing. Then sign up and join us on May 12th.