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Ep 251: I love books and books love me back

What Should I Read Next?

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Today’s guest is a self-proclaimed “book glutton” who reads in between everyday moments at home, at work, and even while she’s walking. Grettel Castro is a biostatistician living in Miami, Florida. She emigrated to the United States from Cuba at the age of 14, but her voracious appetite for reading started much earlier. Readers, I’m sure many of you will relate to Grettel’s story of falling in love with books as a young reader, as well as her current mixed feelings on big literary award-winning novels. Grettel loves backlist books, or as she says, older novels that have “simmered” for a while, and has mixed feelings on which books take home the big literary awards... so today, in addition to getting tips on reading with an open novel in my hands, I’m recommending three great books with literary staying power. Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/251 to see the full list of titles we discussed, an episode transcript, and more.You can snoop on Grettel's reading life on Instagram @6wordsbookreviewsWe're going back to Book School! This season we’re learning to read better, together—excessively nerdy and super enjoyable classes that will help you go deeper with your books, brighten your book talk, and have more fun in your reading life!Book School is part of the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club, so you’ll get to pair what you’re learning with the books we’re reading and the authors we’re chatting with this fall. Book school is under way so join now.Thanks to today's sponsors:Over 850,000 families have trusted Legacy Box to digitally preserve their past. Their team digitizes everything by hand and sends back perfectly preserved digital copies on a thumb drive—ready to watch, share, and enjoy whenever you want, without ever needing to pull boxes out of the basement again. WSIRN listeners get an incredible 40% OFF your first order at LegacyBox.com/READNEXT!Even though back-to-school looks different this season, fall is still a great time to learn a new skill or do a deep dive in a topic that interests you. Start your free trial today to gain access to their entire library at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/READNEXT!Bombas socks do more than keep your feet cozy. They help give back to the most vulnerable members of our community. For every pair of socks you buy Bombas gives a pair of socks to someone in need. Right now you can get twenty percent off your first purchase.


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