Remember Reading Rainbow, the children’s show hosted by LeVar Burton about books and reading? Personally I have been waiting and wishing for a television show about books and reading for adults for years. (Yes, there is Book TV on C-SPAN but that isn’t quite what I’m looking for.) I’m still waiting for that book show, but in the meantime there is new podcast from Mr. Burton himself. It’s called LeVar Burton Reads.
Each episode Mr. Burton reads a different short story. So far, selections have included Graham Greene by Percival Everett, The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami, and The Lighthouse Keeper by Daisy Johnson. Mr. Burton also recommends audiobooks he thinks listeners might enjoy.
After he has finished reading for the episode, Mr. Burton discusses the episode’s story, explaining why he picked it and what he likes about it. It’s like being in a miniature book club where just you and Mr. Burton are the members. It is spectacular. But you don’t have to take my word for it!
LeVar Burton Reads is available through the usual services: iTunes, Stitcher, etc. Enjoy!
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