Today we’re getting to know Madeleine Riley By Her Shelf:
Madeleine is a special education teacher by day and a voracious bookworm by night. She shares her bookish life on her literary-themed Instagram @topshelftext. A loyal New Englander, she loves the ocean, cats, organizing, and is an aspiring gardener. When she grows up, she wants to be the muggle version of Hermione Granger.
In this episode, Madeleine and I discuss:
How she implements reading into her curriculum as a special education teacher
How watching the white Nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia sparked the Diverse Books Club, and why she shuttered the club with over 13,000 members
How she makes her Instagram more accessible and inclusive
The feedback she receives the most often from her appearance on What Should I Read Next
The book recommendation she’s been avoiding.
What Should I Read Next Picks:
She also didn’t like this author: Liane Moriarty
My suggestion for learning more about history of Charlottesville, VA:
The account that inspired Madeleine to close caption her posts: @mugandnook
The book club Madeleine is following for diverse reads: @words.between.worlds
For more enneagram info: @yourenneagramcoach
Madeleine’s episode of What Should I Read Next: Ep 72: Embarrassing Bookworm Confessions