Episode 33 Show Notes: #SnowDaysandHolidays


NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

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Loaded up on Jess’ Dad’s iPod:

Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen’s new book, narrated by Bruce Springsteen

The Martian by Andy Weir

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

Mayflower / In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Presto! How I made over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette

Revival by Stephen King

My Year of Running Dangerously by Tom Foreman

The Night of the Gun by David Carr

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells us About Ourselves by James Nestor

Loaded up on Jess’ Mom’s iPod:

Glennon Doyle Melton’s first book, Carry On, Warrior, because she loved Glennon’s second book, Love Warrior

Find a Way by Diana Nyad

Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner

Furiously Happy by Jennifer Lawson

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Klanithi

Love Life by Rob Lowe

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other things I’ve Learned and Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda

For my 13 yo niece, Mina, from Kirkus best Teen books of 2016:

True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jayne Robin Brown

My 10yo niece, Archer, rom Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books of 2016

YA version of Boys in the boat because of wrestling

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey

Projekt 1065: A Novel or World War II by Alan Gratz

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers

A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy

Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt


How to Find Love in a Book Shop, Veronica Henry

Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple

The Singles Game, Lauren Weisberger

The Murdstone Trilogy: A Novel, Mal Peet

Recipes for a Beautiful Life, Rebecca Barry

Pogue’s Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers To Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life, David Pogue

Astrid Lindgren Books

Atlas Obscura, Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Missy-Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, Ann M. Martin

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon,  S.S. Taylor

The Capybara Conspiracy: A Novel in Three Acts, Erica S. Perl

When Life Gives You O.J., Erica S. Perl

Aces Wild, Erica S. Perl

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set

My friends at the Book Jam blog curated a list of book recs from kids, for kids. Find it here.


You want to give experiences, not things—but that’s not as easy as it sounds. https://kjdellantonia.com/2016/12/12/want-give-experiences-not-things-thats-not-easy-sounds/

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