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Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

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Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
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Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves

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Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about: - 2 OLD BOOKS THEY LOVE - 2 NEW BOOKS THEY LOVE - 1 BOOK THEY DON’T LOVE - AND 1 NEW RELEASE THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.
 
A fun, upbeat, accessible show about brilliant books, writing and culture. Each episode sees two authors go head to head in a war of the words, championing a book they love and think we should all read...but only one can win. This book podcast features an incredible array of authors from across the globe and some amazing, and sometimes unexpected, book recommendations. #books #bookpodcast #authors #writers #booklovers #writing #literature #bookrecommendations #bookworms See acast.com/privacy ...
 
•FBOL is now on Patreon! Subscribe: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit•The podcast about the most groan-worthy, enraging, and sh*t characters in lit. Join host Emily Edwards and a guest for a weekly "book club" discussion on every book you wanted to destroy in English class, but couldn't. Classic literature of Europe and the Americas– everything from mythology to Victorian epics to the modernists– is hard to get through, and each week, we take on a frequently assigned book to talk about al ...
 
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Screenwriting legend David Koepp (Jurassic Park / Death Becomes Her / Carlitos Way / Panic Room) goes head to head with international bestselling author Karin Slaughter (Pieces Of Her / The Silent Wife / Last Breath / Blindsighted) in a war of the words. They discuss adapting books for the screen, picking apart twists, their new novels and their wr…
 
We had so many friends and listeners contact us and ask us to read this that we squeezed it into the schedule for this year. You’re welcome. Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion of: American politics, racism, feminism, and all that could possibly entail. If you’re not interested in hearin…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing: Bookish Moments: a new social media delight and a bookish gathering Current Reads: each of us sneakily convinces the other one to read a book that she wasn’t sure about before Deep Dive: we are planning the bookstacks to bring on your family vacation so that everyone can r…
 
Have you heard the one about the priest, the vicar and the podcast host? Comedian and writer Ardal O'Hanlon goes head to head with popstar vicar and author Rev. Richard Coles in a war of the words. They discuss their new novels, their writing, getting the tone right, the perks of wearing a dog collar and #taskmaster. They also give us some brillian…
 
In Episode 115, Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry, discusses the inspiration behind her best-selling debut novel, sexism in the workplace, and the story behind Six-Thirty the dog. Plus, Bonnie’s book recommendations! This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!)…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: working with a new bookstore and a reading chair conundrum Current Reads: we’ve got some wheelhouse reading here today including some non-fiction that we think you’ll love Deep Dive: the books we read during our childhoods that impacted the readers we …
 
For this week's Patron's Choice episode, we read Interspecies Reviewers (Vol. 1): Ecstasy Days by Tetsuo Habara for our Patron Austin. He said that he, "decided to choose this glorious novel for [his] recommendation...since [he] has little chance to talk about [it] in polite company or for that matter, most impolite company." Reluctantly, we did ha…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kendra Adachi is joining Meredith and Kaytee, and we are discussing: Bookish Moments: perfect reading weather, winning fifth grade, and bookish nerdiness Current Reads: the very first time this has happened in Currently Reading, there’s a double up! Deep Dive: we get to Lazy Genius a reading life and it’…
 
JBC is back with cozy mysteries! We read the second book of the Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery series - Homicide and Halo-Halo! We talk about our love for cozy mysteries, what makes it cozy, as well as everything else we were dealing with in May. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and stands against Anti-Asian Vi…
 
Welcome to the Summer 2022 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books! In this episode, Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out June through mid-August. This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Introducing Summer Shelves (a companion to …
 
Two brilliant songwriters, Jarvis Cocker and Baxter Dury, go head to head in a war of the words. They talk about how their books came into being, holding on to things from childhood, their writing processes and recommend us some books they have read and enjoyed recently. In the Book Off, they pit Haruki Murakami's "Hard Boiled Wonderland And The En…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Roxanna are discussing: Bookish Moments: an Oprah moment and an interesting reading experience Current Reads: a beach read with teeth, serial killers, joy as protest, gosh, this episode is GOOD Deep Dive: Meet Roxanna! Book Presses: a stunning mystery and a chocolate chonker As per usual, ti…
 
In the Spring 2022 Book Preview, Catherine (Gilmore Guide to Books) and I shared our most anticipated books that released April – May 2022. In today’s episode, we’re circling back to update you on the books we’ve had a chance to read — or at least attempted. Given my ongoing success rate with spring releases, I’m starting to wonder if that is just …
 
We take a break from Patron's Choice episodes this week to discuss HYDRATE RIGHT!: The Effective Way To Drink Water by Dr. Lesley Ike. Chris found this on a recent fateful dive into the “Short Reads” category on Amazon and, well...how could we pass this up? Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, this episode includes mildly g…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: derailed reading and theater nerdery Current Reads: We are exceptionally murdery today. Sorry, not sorry. Deep Dive: books about all kinds of disasters Book Presses: a cozy series we love and a parenting book of joy As per usual, time-stamped show note…
 
Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Yara Zgheib. Yara is the author of No Land to Light On, a heartbreaking and heart-mending love story of immigration and parenthood and leaving your heart across the ocean. This book was an Indie Press List pick for March from An Unlikely Story. Tune into my conversation…
 
Bestselling thriller writers Ruth Ware and Gillian McAllister go head to hear in a war of the words. They discuss their latest novels and writing, as well as sharing some fabulous book recommendations. In the Book Off, they pit Oyinkan Braithwaite's "My Sister The Serial Killer" against "Impossible" by Sarah Lotz, but which one will win...??? See a…
 
Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite books that missed last year’s Summer Reading Guides, some deep backlist books we think are great for summer reading, and our #1 picks for four categories featured in Sarah’s 2022 Summer Reading Guide. This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purc…
 
Journalist and author Leslie Gray Streeter (@LeslieStreeter) is here to discuss all the ramifications of Mark Twain's most celebrated classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. From how to present the audio book (don't, maybe?), to who is the sociopath of the novel (not Huck!), we get into it, and discuss how our relationship to this novel …
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: finishing up school and reading when the wheels fall off Current Reads: all kinds of books for you today, readers Deep Dive: our five (personal) rules for reading Book Presses: falling in love with the octopus and a creepy twins As per usual, time-stam…
 
Authors Tara M Stringfellow and Dolen Perkins-Valdez go head to head in a war of the words. They discuss Memphis, writing in anger, music on the back porch, making readers think, the importance of women's stories, poetry and lyrical prose. In the Book Off, they pit Octavia Butler's "Kindred" against "Oh, You Thought This Was A Date?" by C Russell P…
 
Writer and comedian Katharine LaRonde (@KatLaRonde) graces us with her presence to discuss our "homegirl" Laura in Tennessee Williams's first and most famous play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. SUMMARY Amanda is a struggling single mother to two children in their 20s– Tom, who works at a shoe factory, and Laura, who is self conscious about a slight physical…
 
This time, we read Hangman's Curse (The Veritas Project Vol. 1) by Frank Peretti as requested by our Patron, BeastWithTheLeast! They said that, “It’s probably the laughably worst YA novel I’ve ever read (or that I haven’t blissfully forgotten about)." Join us on this Christian Scooby Doo escapade and learn about spider mating! Who needs evolution o…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing: Bookish Moments: delightful Zoom meetings and used books for “complete” shelves Current Reads: some thrills, some nonfiction, some YA, and some romance Deep Dive: reading during a big life change Book Presses: a married people romance and a narrative non fiction gem As per…
 
Actress, singer and author Carrie Hope Fletcher goes head to head in a War Of The Words, with bestselling novelist Joanna Cannon. They discuss their new books, the joy of fantasy novels, writing whilst doing other jobs, the importance of character led fiction and also recommend us some books they have read and enjoyed recently. In the Book Off, the…
 
In Episode 111, Dolen Perkins-Valdez (author of Take My Hand) shares details about the real-life events that inspired the book about a tragic story and historical landmark in the battle for women’s rights. Dolen also talks about her research methods and a couple of key themes from the book. Take My Hand was a 5-star book for me and will be one of m…
 
This week, journalist and co-founder of the Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, Jody DiPerna (@JodyDiPerna) is here to discuss my favorite play by one of my favorite writers, ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett. To hear the whole episode, become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit Follow FBOL on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fuckboi…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: new merch and a comfort read Current Reads: some books that were directly recommended by readers and ended up being big hits Deep Dive: our bookish confessions, in which we essentially play strip poker with opinions Book Presses: a book that is singula…
 
Debut novelist Kasim Ali goes head to head with author and teacher Okechukwu Nzelu in a war of the words... They discuss their publishing journeys, how they approach rejection, "messy" romcoms, queerness and the joy in "simple writing". They also recommend us some books they have read and loved recently - and give us some tips for getting books bac…
 
We're here to ruin one of Emily's childhood books, Ellen Raskin's THE WESTING GAME. As it turns out, it's pretty racist, ableist, and glorifies the owner of a company town. Woo hoo? Follow my guest, Taverlee Laskauskas, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaverleeJaye Get the rest of this episode on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit Summary…
 
A YouTube user told us to check out a book about the afterlife, but Signs from Pets in the Afterlife was in the search results just below the intended book and, well...we couldn’t resist. Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion or mention of pet death, grief, and mourning.…
 
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