Ep 11: Best Books I've Read Lately

Ep 6: Revisiting Judy Blume

This episode is a little bit of a different format. I’m with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Dr. Cara Pence, and we’re revisiting a childhood favorite: Judy Blume.

I have several ideas for a revisit series, where we look at some popular things from our past - books, movies, tv shows, et cetera - and talk about how they affected us and how we feel about them now. So this is the first in that series and we’re looking back at the formative era of pre-pubescent literature that is Judy Blume.

Specifically today we’re going to talk about three of Judy Blume’s novels:

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.


Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself.

I really want to hear what you guys think about these books or any of the Judy Blume books that had a big impact on you. I want to know if your kids are reading them, if you think these stories have held up over time.

Other things mentioned in this episode:

Beverly Clearly Ramona books

Banned book lists


Ep 1: When do you read?

It’s the first official episode of the new 10 Things To Tell You podcast! So it’s only fitting that today we’re going to talk about my favorite subject: BOOKS!

Mainly, I want to know:

WHEN do you read?

HOW do you read?

WHAT do you read?

In this episode, I’m answering all of those questions and so much more. I’m telling you my secret to reading (roughly) one book a week. We talk about if audiobooks count the same as reading a book you hold. And I confess my dilemma over rating books publicly.

I also read along some of the questions I got on instagram about reading habits.

After you listen to the episode, I want you to answer it for yourself. Text your reader friends and ask them about their reading routines. Or post on social media your reading habits and opinions using the hashtag #10ThingsToTellYou. Make sure you tag the show on Instagram and Facebook if you post!

Mentioned in this episode:

Kindle Paperwhite (my preferred e-reader)

Secret Posts sign up (my monthly email where I review all the books I’m reading)


Author Roxane Gay

The Evernote app

Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy and the What Should I Read Next? podcast