Barbara Burgess

Hello, this is Barbara. Writer, Podcaster, Wellness Coach.

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Book talk. Books by other people of course.

What I Read in November

Books

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Comics

Sisters of Sorrow #1 by Kurt SutterCourtney Alameda (Goodreads Author)Hyeonjin Kim(Illustrator)

Sisters of Sorrow #2 by Kurt SutterCourtney Alameda (Goodreads Author)Hyeonjin Kim(Illustrator)

Sisters of Sorrow #3 by Kurt SutterCourtney Alameda (Goodreads Author)Hyeonjin Kim(Illustrator)Taj Tenfold (Illustrator)

Sisters of Sorrow #4 by Kurt SutterCourtney Alameda (Goodreads Author)Hyeonjin Kim(Illustrator)Taj Tenfold (Illustrator)

Mage: The Hero Denied #1 (of 15) by Matt Wagner

The Skeptics #1 by Tini HowardDevaki Neogi (Illustrator)

The Family Trade #1 by Justin JordanNikki RyanMorgan Beem (Illustrator)

Mega Princess #1 by Kelly Thompson (Goodreads Author)Brianne Drouhard (Illustrator)

End of Podcast

After nine episodes of No Book Is Safe, I am have decided to pause my podcast making for now.

Podcasting alone makes me feel tired.  It is the same with dictations.

If I am dictating story notes or a blog post while sitting down, I begin yawning after the first or second sentence.  I recognize the frequent yawning as my stress response.

When I get stressed out, I get tired.  I don’t feel a tightness in my chest nor do I get headaches.  I just get insta-sleepy.  I have clear memories of falling asleep in the middle of a fight with someone I was dating when I was in my twenties.

(And, yes, that relationship ended — Nobody’s perfect.)  🙂

So, my podcasting efforts are on hold until I find some podcasting partners or until I figure out how to do this without getting sleepy.

Cheers.

 

If you have a podcast, let me know.  I’d love to listen.

 

 

 

 

No Book Is Safe: Ep. 08

Books about Social Issues (Education, Racism, and Feminism)


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BOOKS MENTIONED

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates http://amzn.to/2iHQZf3

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi http://amzn.to/2iHpEcS

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis http://amzn.to/2iHpJ0a

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie http://amzn.to/2hLZ5CQ
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My children’s books are available on Amazon here (enjoy that classy author photo):
amzn.to/2zjUEFR

You can learn about my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:
www.wearemakingstories.com

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No Book Is Safe: Ep. 07

Books about Running (and one about yoga)

Books about Running (and one about yoga)
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BOOKS MENTIONED

My Year of Running Dangerously by Tom Foreman –amzn.to/2inbPjM

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall – amzn.to/2indeXL

Hell-Bent by Benjamin Lorr – amzn.to/2iZM8Wd

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami –amzn.to/2zP1WmB
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My children’s books are available on Amazon here (enjoy that classy author photo):
amzn.to/2zjUEFR

You can learn about my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:
www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:
Twitter | @hellothisisshe
Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara
Facebook | www.facebook.com/hellothisisbarbara
Website | www.hellothisisbarbara.com

100 Women Writers

I was scrolling through morejeansthoughts.wordpress.com today, and I noticed an option in her menu labeled “100 Women Writers”.  There, I found the list below.

In short, her goal is to read a book by each of these authors.  (You can read more about her endeavor here in her original blog post.)

She invites anyone who reads the list to join in, so I have hopped on board and am extending the invitation to you.

Copy the list, and highlight, strikeout or check off all of the authors you have already read, and then get to work on the rest.

I will be striking out  names as I read.

1. A. L. Kennedy
2. Agatha Christie
3. Ali Smith
4. Alice Walker
5. Angela Carter
6. Angela Davis
7. Anne Bronte
8. A. S. Byatt
9. Anne McCaffrey
10. Anne Radcliffe
11. Anne Tyler
12. Arundhati Roy
13. Audre Lorde
14. Audrey Niffeneger
15. Azar Nafisi
16. Bell Hooks
17. Betty Smith
18. Carol Ann Duffy
19. Charlotte Bronte
20. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
21. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
22. Christina Rossetti
23. Daphne Du Maurier
24. Donna Tartt
25. Dorothy Sayers
26. E. Nesbit
27. Edith Wharton
28. Edna O’Briean
29. Ellen Feldman
30. Emily Bronte
31. Emily Dickinson
32. Emma Donaghue
33. Elena Ferrante
34. Elizabeth Gaskell
35. Elizabeth Goudge
36. Erica Jong
37. Fanny Burney
38. George Elliot
39. Han Kang
40. Harper Lee
41. Hilary Wainwright
42. Helen Oyeyemi
43. Hilary Mantel
44. Ida B. Wells
45. Isabel Allende
46. Lynne Segal
47. J. K. Rowling
48. Jackie Kay
49. Jane Austen
50. Jaqueline Wilson
51. Jean Rhys
52. Jeanette Winterson
53. Jhumpa Lahiri
54. Jacqueline Susann
55. Joanna Russ
56. Judith Butler
57. Kate Atkinson
58. Kate Chopin
59. Alexandra Kollontai
60. Liz Lochhead
61. Louisa May Alcott
62. Louise O’Neill
63. Madeleine L’engle
64. Murasaki Shikibu
65. Margaret Atwood
66. Margaret Cavendish
67. Malorie Blackman
68. Marjane Satrapi
69. Mary Beard
70. Mary Shelley
71. Mary Wollstonecraft
72. Maya Angelou
73. Maxine Hong Kingston
74. Monica Ali
75. Muriel Spark
76. Naomi Mitchison
77. Naomi Wolf
78. Nnedi Okorafor
79. Octavia E. Butler
80. Pat Barker
81. Robin Hobb
82. Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
83. Roxanne Gay
84. Ruth Ozeki
85. Sappho
86. Sarah B. Pomeroy
87. Sarah Waters
88. Sheila Rowbotham
89. Shirley Jackson
90. Simone De Beauvoir
91. Stella Gibbons
92. Sylvia Pankhurst
93. Sylvia Plath
94. Toni Morrison
95. Ursula K. Le Guin
96. Virginia Woolf
97. Vita Sackville-West
98. Willa Cather
99. Zadie Smith
100. Zoe Fairbairns

There are many female authors missing from this list, but keep in mind that this is a list of only 100 Women Writers.  Of course, there are lots of excellent writers on the list and off the list, but this is the list with which we will be working.

If you decide to participate, take a photo of your book or your book list and share it with me on Instagram @hellothisisbarbara or leave a comment.

No Book is Safe: Ep.06

Non-Fiction November:

Books about Writing

In this episode, I share the No Book Is Safe version of #NonfictionNovember by sharing three of my favorite books on writing.

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BOOKS MENTIONED:

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg: amzn.to/2zrLw5q

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: amzn.to/2yIXHLW

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff: amzn.to/2ygMwWt

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My children’s books are available on Amazon here (enjoy that classy author photo):
amzn.to/2zjUEFR

You can learn about my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:
www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:
Twitter | @hellothisisshe
Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara
Facebook | www.facebook.com/hellothisisbarbara