LST Joins Stitcher

LST Joins Stitcher

Fridays have become our We Can’t Stop Reading days but there’s not much to report this week. It’s been all Madeline all the time.


In keeping with Sasha’s obsession with objects disappearing in books, her main interest with Madeline is with Madeline’s empty bed. “Where is the other one?” she asks, then answers her own question with a spirited, “She’s in the hospital!” I can’t help wondering if she remembers her time in the hospital.

Since I have no other books to share with you this week, I thought I’d make a little announcement about the podcast.


LST recently joined Stitcher SmartRadio, a very cool app that allows you to listen to radio shows and podcasts directly on your mobile phone without syncing or using up memory. They recommend shows they think you’ll like and they’re also available on some car dashboard systems (ooh la la!). Pretty much all of my favorite shows are on Stitcher and I’m honored to have been invited to join the platform. If you’re interested in the app—and a chance to win $100—here’s what you need to do:

  1. go to your app store and download Stitcher (for free!)
  2. on the registration screen, where it says “Tell us how you heard about Sitcher!” enter promo code: LONGESTSHORTEST

And that’s it!

Happy listening. And if you wind up using the app, let me know how you like it.

Also. Just because we only have one book this week doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear about your lengthy list. Post your new faves in the comments.

5 thoughts on “LST Joins Stitcher

  1. Looking forward to trying out Stitcher!

    I don’t have any new favorite books to report; we seem to be in a rut. But I did think of you guys this morning as Adelle requested one song on Laura Veirs’s new children’s album Tumblebee OVER and OVER. She likes the first track, “Lap Dog Lullaby,” which she asks for by saying “Horsie song more more!” It does briefly mention a horse, I guess? Anyway, the album is nice and features a lot of traditional folk songs, which is cool.

    1. Cool, I’ll have to check it out, Kate. We just got back from the library, where I checked out the Annie soundtrack–one of my Can’t Stop Listening To’s from when I was a kid.

  2. My son lately loves the book Olivia by Ian Falconer. He’ll be two in a couple of weeks. Whenever we get to the part about Olivia building sandcastles he says, “Enzo beach too!” And although he has never been to an art museum, when we get to that part, he always says, “Enzo museum too!” He tells me emphatically every time that he does NOT like the painting by Jackson Pollock that Olivia sees in the museum, but he literally oohs and ahhs over the painting that Olivia creates on her living room wall. I don’t mind reading this one every single night. Since I’m a teacher, I find myself buying lots of books for him from Scholastic book clubs, and I recently ordered a couple sets of Pebble Plus books. These are fabulous non-fiction books with big, vivid photographs that Enzo loves. We’ve been enjoying the sea animals set lately.

  3. My 20 month old daughter is super obsessed with a book called Shades of Black: Celebrating our Children. She will find it EVERY time we are at the library, and force me to read it very loudly to her (“I am black. I am unique”). I don’t think she knows that we come from very white toast stock. I personally feel embarrassed about our lack of uniqueness, but no matter where I hide it in the library, my daughter finds it.

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