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A Story Of Sorts

60 EpisodesProduced by Carina PereiraWebsite

Portuguese living in The Netherlands. Reading books. Selling books. Writing about books for Book Riot since 2017, and now talking about books on a podcast so that my friends can have a break for once.

60 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

A Story Of Sorts S3 E06 Charlotte's Story with Carolyn Korsmeyer

May 10th, 2022

30:25

I chat with Carolyn Korsmeyer about her novel, Charlotte's Story - a Pride And Prejudice retelling - and about her experience writing both fiction …

S3 Footnotes #4 March Reads

April 26th, 2022

28:11

Reviews and considerations about the books I've read in March.

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Follow all podcast updates on my Instagram account @astoryofsorts.

All social media …

A Story Of Sorts S3 E05 The Reckless Kind with Carly Heath

April 12th, 2022

57:22

I chat with Carly Heath about her historical YA novel The Reckless Kind, about disability and queer representation in books, and about her experience being a mentor for Pitch Wars.
Find Carly here:
carlyheathauthor.com

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A Story Of Sorts S3 E04 A Dirty Word with Steph Auteri

March 29th, 2022

46:43

I chat with Steph Auteri about her book A Dirty Word, about the creation of Guerilla Sex Ed, and about her work as a sex health writer and educator.

Find Steph and Guerilla Sex Ed here:
stephauteri.com

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Books …

S3 Footnotes #3 February Reads

March 15th, 2022

21:13

Reviews and considerations about the books I've read in February.

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Follow all podcast updates on my Instagram account @astoryofsorts.

All social …

A Story Of Sorts S3 E03 A Girl Called Rumi with Ari Honarvar

March 1st, 2022

35:42

I chat with Ari Honarvar about her debut novel A Girl Called Rumi, about Ari's work dancing with refugees to heal trauma, and her experience migrating from Iran to the USA as a child refugee.

Find Ari here:

S3 Footnotes #2 January Reads

February 15th, 2022

41:24

Reviews and considerations about the books I've read in January.

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Follow all podcast updates on my Instagram account @astoryofsorts.

All social …

A Story Of Sorts S3 E02 The Base Bookspace with Lianne

February 1st, 2022

47:44

I chat with Lianne about The Base Bookpace, a Rotterdam-based Black-owned bookstore, about representation in children's books, and why it is …

S3 Footnotes #1 Favourite Books Of 2021

January 18th, 2022

22:08

On this episode I talk about my five favourite books of 2021, with a few honorable mentions, and how I'm tackling my reading in 2022.

Find written reviews of my favourites of last year here:

A Story Of Sorts S3 E01 Both Are True with Reyna Marder Gentin

January 4th, 2022

29:44

I chat with Reyna Marder Gentin about changing career paths at 50, how she used her work knowledge to write her three published books, and about writing what you know.

Find Reyna Marder Gentin here: reynamardergentin.com

A Story Of Sorts S2 End Of Season

December 7th, 2021

10:16

A very short episode to introduce you all to what I have planned for season 3 of A Story Of Sorts. Talk to you all in the New Year!

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Follow all …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E20 AudioFile Magazine & Audiobooks with Robin Whitten

October 5th, 2021

37:18

On this episode I talk with Robin Whitten, founder of AudioFile Magazine, about audiobooks. 

Find Robin here:
audiofilemagazine.com/about/

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Book …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E19 Sleeping Around with Morgan Vega

September 14th, 2021

50:17

On this episode I chat with Morgan Vega about her debut YA novel, Sleeping Around. 

Find Morgan here:
morganvega.com

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Books recommended by Morgan:
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Some Kind Of Happiness by Claire Legrand

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A Story Of Sorts S2 E18 Monkey Around with Jadie Jang

August 31st, 2021

48:58

On this episode I chat with Jadie Jang about her debut urban fantasy novel, Monkey Around.  

Find Jadie here:
clairelight.org 

Books recommended …

S2 Footnotes #7 July Reads

August 24th, 2021

21:25

On this episode I talk about the books I have read in July. 

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Books mentioned on this episode:

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Coulour …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E17 Gatekeeping In Literature And Witch Renaissance with Tika Viteri

August 17th, 2021

2:01:03

On this episode I chat with Tika Viteri about writing, gatekeeping in literature, and the witch renaissance. 

Find Tika here:
bookriot.com/author/tika-viteri/

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Books recommended by Tika:

The Woman In White By Wilkie …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E16 The Lost Family with Libby Copeland

August 3rd, 2021

36:10

On this episode I chat with journalist Libby Copeland about her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

Find Libby here:
libbycopeland.com

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Books recommended by Libby:
At Home by Bill Bryson
In …

S2 Footnotes #6 June Reads

July 27th, 2021

30:12

On this episode I talk about the books I've read in June.

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Books mentioned on this episode:

Confrontaties by Simone Atangana Bekono

Here We Are by Graham Swift

De Omhelzing by David Grossman

Meisje Van Mars by Anna …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E15 Constelis Voss with Kira Leigh

July 20th, 2021

1:05:33

On this episode I chat with Kira Leah about their debut sci-fi novel, Constelis Voss, and about queer representation in media.

Find Kira here:
constelisvoss.ml

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Books recommended by Kira:
Crime And Punishment by Fyodor …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E14 Comics, Comic Conventions, and Dungeons And Dragons with Alice Nuttall

July 6th, 2021

1:01:19

On this episode I chat with Alice Nuttall about writing, comics and comic conventions, and dungeon and dragons.

Find Alice here:
linktr.ee/AliceNuttallBooks 

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Books recommended by Alice:
His Dark Materials by Philip …

S2 Footnotes #5 May Reads

June 29th, 2021

24:03

On this episode I talk about the books I've read in May. 

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Books mentioned on this episode:
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Gold Spun by Brandie June

A Story Of Sorts S2 E13 Graphic Novels, Fandom & Freelance Writing with Julia Rittenberg

June 22nd, 2021

1:21:42

On this episode I chat with Julia Rittenberg about graphic novels, fandom, and her work as a freelance writer.

Find Julia here:
juliarittenberg.com

A Story Of Sorts S2 E12 Gold Spun with Brandie June

June 8th, 2021

44:28

On this episode I chat with Brandie June about her debut fantasy novel Gold Spun, about theatre, her love for Oscar Wilde, and writing. 

Find Brandie …

S2 Footnotes #4 April Reads & A Curse Of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

May 28th, 2021

20:07

On this episode I talk about the books I've read in April, and about A Curse Of Roses, by Diana Pinguicha, a fantasy book featuring a Portuguese legend that I am looking forward to reading.

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Books mentioned on this …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E11 While Reading And Walking with Leah von Essen

May 25th, 2021

1:30:09

On this episode I talk with Leah von Essen about embroidery, ways to cope with anxiety, solo travel, and how to safely read while walking. 

Find Leah …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E10 Hani And Ishu's Guide To Fake Dating with Adiba Jaigirdar

May 11th, 2021

36:27

On this episode I talk with Adiba Jaigirdar about her new book, Hani And Ishu's Guide To Fake Dating, about her experience publishing two books …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E09 Fat Chance Charlie Vega with Crystal Maldonado

April 27th, 2021

48:36

On this episode I talk with Crystal Maldonado about her debut YA book Fat Chance Charlie Vega, about fat fashion, and her love for Beyoncé. Crystal also reveals a bit about her new book, coming out in 2022. 

Find …

S2 Footnotes #3 March Reads & Digital Zine Update

April 20th, 2021

19:32

On this bonus episode I talk about the books I've read in March, and about an update regarding the monthly digital zine. 

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Books mentioned on this episode:

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Office Of Historical Corrections by …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E08 Lost Girls with Ellen Birkett Morris

April 13th, 2021

36:25

On this episode I chat with Ellen Birkett Morris about her short story collection, Lost Girls, her poetry chapbook, Surrender, with some advice from …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E07 Spoken Word By Anamika with Anamika Dutta

March 30th, 2021

37:42

On this episode I chat with Anamika Dutta about poetry, spoken word, mental health, and her own podcast, Spoken Word By Anamika.

Watch Anamika's TedxTalk on the link below:
https://youtu.be/XEY9ZPIMXso

Note: this …

S2 Footnotes #2 February Reads & TBR

March 23rd, 2021

21:03

On this bonus episode I talk about the books I've read in February, and I dive a little bit into my digital, audio, and physical TBR.  

Books mentioned on this episode:  

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 

Honey …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E06 The Writer's Guide (To The Galaxy) with Silvana Sodde

March 16th, 2021

1:18:04

On this episode I chat with Silvana Sodde, CEO of The Writer's Guide (To The Galaxy). Silvana talks about her work managing writing groups and workshops in Rotterdam, about gentrification, and how the Writer's Guide (To …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E05 Social Media Management with Senja

March 2nd, 2021

49:30

On this episode I talk with Senja, author of the blog Het Finse Meisje and social media manager at Het Finse Meisje Consulting about living abroad, …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E04 Through The Colors Of A Butterfly with Martinique Mims

February 16th, 2021

48:51

On this episode I talk with Martinique Mims about her debut middle-grade book, Through The Colours Of A Butterfly, and about her role as a …

S2 Footnotes #1 January Wrap-Up & Digital Zine

February 9th, 2021

26:28

On this first bonus episode, I talk about the books I've read in January, with reviews for each of them, the monthly digital zine I'm creating, and a few more bookish news. 

For the Toni Morrison challenge on IG check …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E03 Bored To Death Book Club with Esmée de Heer

February 2nd, 2021

42:43

On this episode I talk with Esmée de Heer about her writing, her love for books, and how she hosts and manages a book club, both in-person and …

A Story Of Sorts S2 E02 Frank with Ece Gurler

January 19th, 2021

1:19:25

On this episode, I talk to Ece Gurler about her debut middle-grade sci-fi book - Frank - about living abroad, and about the joys and challenges of starting a business, with some tips for writers and entrepreneurs alike. 

A Story Of Sorts S2 E01 Guess The Plot Of The Book From The Title with Irenea Vicari

January 5th, 2021

42:08

Welcome to Season 2 of A Story Of Sorts! For this first episode I invited Irenea Vicari - friend, musician, and arts and crafts maker - for a game of Guess The Plot Of The Book From The Title. 

You can find Irenea on …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E11 Favourite Books Read In 2020

December 28th, 2020

6:45

I'm back! 

I know I have announced the end of this season countless times... but I forgot to share with you all my favourite reads of the year! 2020 was filled with 5 star reads; it was tough to shorten this list down, …

Rec'd #10 Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

November 30th, 2020

21:11

On the last episode of this season I bring you the book Three Women, by Lisa Taddeo. Will it be a recommendation, or a wreckage? Listen and find you! 

A Story Of Sorts S1 E10 A Brief Summary Of Season One & Plans For Season Two

November 16th, 2020

15:04

On the last main episode of season one, I take a little trip across the season, highlighting book lists from previous episodes, and my plans for …

Rec'd #9 Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

November 2nd, 2020

10:02

On this ninth episode of Rec'd, I bring you Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can follow all …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E09 October Vibes: A Book List

October 19th, 2020

12:26

On this ninth episode I bring you a list of books which give me *October Vibes*. 

Stay tuned for the small blooper at the end, - me shouting at a bird - for how many times I described Pumpkin Heads as "sweet", for my …

Rec'd #8 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

October 5th, 2020

9:07

On this eighth episode of Rec'd, I bring you The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can follow all …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E08 Books For Latinx Heritage Month

September 21st, 2020

11:44

On this eighth episode I bring you a list of books written by Latinx authors for Latinx Heritage Month, and I introduce two new book clubs coming to Rotterdam.

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Books mentioned in this episode:

In The Dream House by …

Rec'd #7 Know My Name by Chanel Miller

September 9th, 2020

3:04

On this seventh episode of Rec'd, I bring you the memoir Know My Name by Chanel Miller. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E07 TBR: The Books I'm Most Excited To Read Next

August 24th, 2020

8:20

On this seventh episode I invite you to take a glimpse at my TBR, and I talk about the books I'm looking forward to read next. 

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Books mentioned in this episode:

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Felix Ever After by …

Rec'd #6 Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

August 3rd, 2020

4:07

On this sixth episode of Rec'd, I bring you Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can follow …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E06 Books by Trans Authors & Why You Should Stop Supporting She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

July 20th, 2020

9:48

On this sixth episode I bring you a short list of books written by trans authors.

To support and donate to trans people, please visit: 

https://www.allabouttrans.org.uk/about/support-organisations/

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Books mentioned on …

Rec'd #5 Birthday by Meredith Russo

July 6th, 2020

4:53

On this fifth episode of Rec'd, I bring you Birthday by Meredith Russo. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can follow all updates …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E05 Books By Black Authors: A List To Start You Off

June 22nd, 2020

11:47

On this fifth episode I bring you a list of books written by black authors. 

If you'd like to join the book club mentioned in this episode and discuss some of these books with other people, feel free to reach out to me …

Rec'd #4 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

June 8th, 2020

6:50

On this fourth episode of Rec'd, I bring you Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can follow all …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E04 Reading In Times Of Corona

May 25th, 2020

15:29

On this episode I talk about the pressure put on everyone, including readers, to do more during these Corona times, and how looking at reading as if it is a marathon, rather than something we do for fun, can be …

Rec'd #3 Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng

May 14th, 2020

6:27

On this third episode of Rec'd, I bring you Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Will I rec it, or wreck it? Listen and find out!

You can …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E03 March Books & Online Book Club

April 28th, 2020

29:17

On this episode, I talk about the books I've read in March, taking part on an online book club, and a few other things, including switching to Anchor …

Rec'd #2 Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

April 23rd, 2020

17:39

Blooper note: Debbie is our cat! 

Rec'd, the bonus episode from A Story Of Sorts, the podcast mostly about bookish stuff! 

Since I've got *really strong opinions* about some of the books I read, Rec'd episodes will …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E02 Books Read in February & Reading Plans For March

March 12th, 2020

28:54

On this episode, I talk about the books I've read in February, my reading plans for March, and a few other things. 

You can follow all updates on my …

Rec'd #1 Educated by Tara Westover

February 27th, 2020

8:06

Rec'd, the bonus episode from A Story Of Sorts, the podcast mostly about bookish stuff! 

Since I've got *really strong opinions* about some of the books I read, Rec'd episodes will serve to either highly recommend a …

A Story Of Sorts S1 E01 Book Clubbing For The First Time

February 12th, 2020

16:06

On this first episode, I talk about my experience attending a book club for the first time, the books I've read in January, and my reading plans for …

A Story Of Sorts S1 Trailer

February 6th, 2020

0:57

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