June is Audiobook Month: 2012 PNR Sultry Listeners Winner: Lorelei King

June is Audiobook Month: 2012 PNR Sultry Listeners Winner: Lorelei King

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Hi y’all! So I have no theme for June is Audiobook Month this year. I will be posting past winners of Sultry Listeners (as we gear up for this year), audiobooks that moved this year, and spotlighting some of my favorite narrators.
So let’s start with our 2012 winner: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones
Narrated Lorelei King

Posted June 6, 2020 by Felicia S in JIAM / 0 Comments
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June is Audiobook Month: 2012 YA/NA Sultry Listeners Winner: Khristine Hvam

June is Audiobook Month: 2012 YA/NA Sultry Listeners Winner: Khristine Hvam

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Hi y’all! So I have no theme for June is Audiobook Month this year. I will be posting past winners of Sultry Listeners (as we gear up for this year), audiobooks that moved this year, and spotlighting some of my favorite narrators.

So let’s start with our 2012 winner: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor Narrated by the brilliant Khristine Hvam

Posted June 5, 2020 by Felicia S in JIAM / 0 Comments
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June is Audiobook Month: Playing in the Dark By Toni Morrison Narrated by Bahni Turpin

June is Audiobook Month: Playing in the Dark By Toni Morrison Narrated by Bahni Turpin

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Day 4: is a look at Race in literature. This is a very short listen (3 hours) but really impactful. My white privilege means when I read something that I don’t think about players in the story based on their race but I should pay more attention. Particularly in classics where she points that class and race played huge parts even in the fabric of the background of the story. This made me pause and think about my favorite stories. We are taught a lot even through things that seem they aren’t teaching that Whiteness is higher class, deserves to be the hero, and often the work for that to happen falls on those of other races. This isn’t how it should be but as I think back to my favorite stories, it is unfortunately how it was portrayed. I have a lot to unpack and I know this will shape my reading going forward.

Posted June 4, 2020 by Felicia S in JIAM / 0 Comments
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June is Audiobook Month: Witnessing Whiteness By Shelly Tochluk/Narrated by Karen White

June is Audiobook Month: Witnessing Whiteness By Shelly Tochluk/Narrated by Karen White

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Day 3 is another book that is centered on becoming aware of your privilege as a white person. It is not as uncomfortable a read as some others, so I would totally recommend this to people who you need to open the conversation with. Those that are staunch that white privilege is not a thing or that are grappling with what exactly is white privilege. It will definitely start a conversation with those less willing to have it. 

Posted June 3, 2020 by Felicia S in JIAM / 1 Comment
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June is Audiobook Month: So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo/ Narrated by Bahni Turpin

June is Audiobook Month: So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo/ Narrated by Bahni Turpin

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Day 2: Not going to lie this book made me uncomfortable because I had to confront some things about myself—either things I did or I let slide that happened in front of me. If you are white and listen to this be prepared to think hard.

Posted June 2, 2020 by Felicia S in JIAM / 1 Comment
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