Month: April 2024



Today on the pod, Joe is joined by Jane, Quinton and Sarah to chat coming of age stories. Today’s recommendations run the gamut from middle grade through adult fiction, from graphic novels to fantasy. These character-driven narratives open our eyes to the many ways we all experience life. There’s a story here for everyone, and […]

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Posted on: April 11, 2024 Category:


On this episode, Joe talks with fellow Clevelander Douglas Westerbeke about his debut novel A Short Walk Through a Wide World (out April 2 from Avid Reader Press). They talk about writing an adventure story, the difficulties between writing strong “walk-on” characters versus writing your main character’s whole life story, and of course, what the […]

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Posted on: April 8, 2024 Category:


Emma and Joe are back for their casual nerd chat. The nerds discuss what they’ve been reading, audiobook preferences, comfort reads, the upcoming solar eclipse, reading pauses, and live events at Cuyahoga County Public Library. Emma’s books:  Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez Just for the Summer by Abby […]

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Posted on: April 4, 2024 Category:


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