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Sarah's Bookshelves Live

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Sarah's Bookshelves Live

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 ...
 
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Currently Reading

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Currently Reading

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.
 
•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 a ...
 
Looking at life through a bookish lens, internet-turned-IRL friends, Katie and Mollie, swap stories about the books they're currently loving and the life they're currently living. Grab a cup of tea (or a Moscow Mule) as we chat about the intersection of books, faith, family, friendship, personality, and culture.
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
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On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a birthday gift for a friend and winter prep Current Reads: we’ve got lots of five-star books for you today readers, and one that didn’t hit the mark Deep Dive: the fictional worlds we would love to live in (or maybe just visit) Book Presses: a graphic…
 
Award-winning journalist, TV presenter and author Robert Peston, goes head to head with Barrister and Author, Imran Mahmood in a War of the Words. They discuss their new novels and fascination with memory. Robert explains why he can't stand D:Ream and Imran gives us an insight into his character creation. Both authors also tell us what they have be…
 
CW: Deep violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, crowds + mobs, police violence, racism, body-shaming, self harm BECOME A PATRON: PATREON.COM/FUCKBOISOFLIT Our friend Jonathan Ade (@JonoKino) from our previous episodes on FRANNY & ZOOEY and LES MISERABLES is here to discuss a non-fiction novel of violence and tribalism and masculinity: AMONG …
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mary and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: holiday reading and a Bookish dentist visit Current Reads: some books that we both read that we can discuss together Deep Dive: how to move those books from TBR to read - reading your shelves! Book Presses: a delightful classic and a middle grade gem As pe…
 
In Episode 99, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite books from 2021, overall and by genre, along with a ton of bookish superlatives. We also talk about whether our reading has recovered from COVID and I reflect on the past year of the podcast. This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a…
 
CW: Substance abuse, conversion therapy, mid-century queerness, incest John Cheever is the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who is the master of the American short story. My guest, Andrew Rostan (@AndrewRostan) and I fully believe Cheever should be taught more in American schools, especially through the lens of the evolution of queer writers. BECOME A…
 
International bestselling authors, Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes are good friends, but have never met in person! Here they go head to head in a war of the words, from different sides of the world. They discuss their new books, the turmoil of writing in lockdown, escapism, open spaces, horses, being political through commercial fiction and how writers…
 
Ken from Antiques Freaks joins Chris for a very special Gentleman's Club episode! No girls are allowed as Chris & Ken probe the depths of The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness: Being a Complete Guide for a Gentleman's Conduct in all his Relations Towards Society by Cecil B. Hartley published in 1875. If you miss Paris, be sure …
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mindy and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: family reading time and a bookstore shopping trip Current Reads: a cadre of books that have been emotions attached tot hem Deep Dive: Matrix by Lauren Groff Book Presses: some sci-fi and some curmudgeon fiction to round out the episode As per usual, tim…
 
Screenwriter Georgia Pritchett goes head to head with actor and writer Casey Wilson, in a war of the words. Georgia talks about her work on the hit TV shows "Succession" and "Veep" - and how in the UK, she is still the only female writer in the room. Casey tells us all about her new show "The Shrink Next Door", obsession with the Real Housewives - …
 
CW: Transgender Identities, Homophobia, Racism, Suicide & Self-Harm, Slavery William Faulkner is part of the Big American Triad of writers: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner. Why is that? Especially when he never considered America past the lines of the fictional Yoknapatawpha. Dr. Daniel Kasper, professor at UT Arlington, discusses the transitiv…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: an ASMR playlist + supporting indie bookstores Current Reads: climate fiction, romance, non-fiction, and murder Deep Dive: the books that we want to see on the large or small screen Book Presses: another cinematic pick and a quick option for non-fictio…
 
Highlights Blaes and Emily talk about balancing this new venture alongside their full-time day jobs. How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their decision. How their community played an incredible role in the first big steps. Between an Instagram account and a Google Doc, the simple beginnings of this endeavor. Going from their ‘dream space’ to their ‘…
 
CW: Abuse, murder, capital punishment, pregnancy and infant loss Want the whole episode? Become a patron! http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit Author and history student Lillah Lawson (@LillahLawson, linktree) is here to discuss Arthur Miller's 1953 play about communism and HUAAC, THE CRUCIBLE. Based on the real events of 1692, Miller adjusted the …
 
For this week's Patron's Choice episode, we read RALPH 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660 by Hugo Gernsback for our Patron Patricia. A guy in 1911 had a lot of cool technological ideas but unfortunately decided to publish them within a silly, pulpy hero's journey. Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, this episode includes…
 
1:27 Bookish Moment of the Week 1:46 - Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent 1:52 - Bookends bookshop in Pagosa Springs Colorado 2:46 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle 4:05 - The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand 4:42 - My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton 4:43 - My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Asht…
 
CW: GamerGate, Jordan Petersen/Toxic Atheism, Fatphobia, Racism, Toxic Masculinity, Neurodivergence They had time to unpack all of it, but they didn't. Today, guest Thom Dunn (@ThomDunn, https://linktr.ee/thomdunn) discusses Ernest Cline's READY PLAYER ONE, which has helped define Geek culture and absolutely for the worse. With no desire to dissect…
 
Writers Lucy Vine and Nicole Kennedy go head to head in a war of the words, with two very different novels. They talk about their latest books, their relationship with social media, motherhood, the highs and lows of being a teenage girl, writing in lockdown and recommend us some new books. In the Book Off, John Wyndham's "The Day Of The Triffids" g…
 
0:00 Bite Sized Intro 1:43 - Currently Reading Patreon 5:48 Bookish Moment of the Week 7:01 - Smile by Raina Telgemeier 11:51 Current Reads: 13:09 - Billion Dollar Loser by Reeves Wiedeman (Meredith) 13:39 - The Herd by Andrea Bartz 15:33 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 19:55 - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Kaytee) 20:03 - All the Light We Cann…
 
In Episode 97, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza share how their co-authored novel (We Are Not Like Them) explores how hard it is to have conversations about difficult topics even between dear friends. We discuss why they decided to write a book with a lifelong, interracial friendship at its core, and how they handled collaborating on a book with a plo…
 
Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Powers goes head to head with bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks, in a war of the words. These two great writers discuss their work and inspirations, why humans are so fragile, writing in the wilderness, the future of the planet, and give us a few book recommendations along the way too. In the Book Off, they pitch M…
 
CW: Emotional abuse, Explicit sexual language, Antisemitism, Racism We've had multiple requests to do this book, and I was so excited Kerri Kearse (@_iamlivingcolor) offered to cover it with us! The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is a 2013 novel by Adelle Waldman that covers the dating life of Nathaniel Piven in earl 2000s New York City. TL; DL: he's…
 
TBC listener Ann reached out to us on Twitter earlier this year about this series and we thought a dark take on a common fairytale might be good for this spooky time of year. So, on a dark, chilly eve, we stumbled into a castle full of Anne Rice's kinks. It, uh, did not go well. Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, this epi…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a slumpy slump and reading dates Current Reads: we contain bookish multitudes Deep Dive: how to be a Library Ambassador. Go forth and make disciples! Book Presses: a fairytale that’s just as great on paper as on the screen and a business biography As p…
 
Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Mike Gayle. Mike is the author of All the Lonely People, his seventeenth novel, and one that totally captured my heart. You’ve heard me gush about the book, now listen to my conversation with Mike to hear about: Where Hubert Bird came from The Windrush generation and hi…
 
Author and professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi joins screenwriter and author Charles Yu for a War Of The Words. They discuss their writing, new novels, changing the way people are represented in Hollywood (and across the world) and recommend some books. In the Book Off, Charles Petzold's "Code" goes up against "Lose Your Mother" by Saidiya Hartman - but whic…
 
Link to a review of a biography of Patricia Highsmith: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/highsmith-was-a-troll-on-richard-bradfords-devils-lusts-and-strange-desires/ As it turns out, Patricia Highsmith was another one of those common birds, a midcentury writer of the antisemite variety, whose advanced-level bigotries really don’t come come up in …
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mary and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: indie bookstore moments for a day date and a meetup Current Reads: we both have books today that are contenders for favorite of the year Deep Dive: we talk about multiple categories of books that we have loved and think you might love for non-fiction Novem…
 
In Episode 96, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share some of our favorite debut novels and discuss why we gravitate toward debuts. We also discuss our reading stats for debut novels, as well as exploring some sophomore novels...the good, the not so good, and those we're still awaiting. This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a sm…
 
CW: Suicide, depression, age-inappropriate reatlionships ETHAN FROME is a weird-ass book. It’s shorter than JUDE THE OBSCURE, so that’s very nice. It’s nominally less bleak, but that’s just because it doesn’t involve child murderers. But it is bleak, it is creepy, it is foreboding and as we’ll discuss in the episode, we feel justified including it …
 
Singer, Songwriter and novelist Kathryn Williams goes head to head with writer and friend, Rosa Rankin-Gee, in a war of the words. As well as discussing their novels "The Ormering Tide" and "Dreamland" - they talk about songwriting, water, the positives of lockdown, zombies, castles, writing and what they have enjoyed reading recently. In the Book …
 
Another Patron's Choice rears its head! We read Power Mage by Hondo Jinx at the request of our patron Austin for this week's episode. He implored us to, "exorcise this demon ... I just need someone, anyone, to explain the scene where someone titfucks a corona bottle and then eats it.” If you like your women without consent or agency, have we got an…
 
CONTENT WARNING: RAPE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, GENOCIDE, RACISM I did an entire series for Patreon on Roald Dahl. The final installment was an episode on CHARLIE + THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which feels prescient to the discussion of the upcoming movie starring Timothee Chalamet. My patrons generously gave permission to make the audio public. Read along with t…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: being together in person! Current Reads: Books in the zeitgeist and one that’s perfect for October Deep Dive: are we precious about lending books out to others? do we have rules and regulations? Book Presses: books from the keeper shelf As per usual, t…
 
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