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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.
 
•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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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 ...
 
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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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.…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: bookish laundry and thoughts on starting a book Current Reads: a few Indie Press List titles that blew our socks off and some additional great books Deep Dive: crotchety old ladies talk about their bookstagram pet peeves Book Presses: a smart thriller …
 
In Episode 110, Mary Laura Philpott (author of Bomb Shelter) joins me for a deep dive into the memoir & essays genre, including the differences between a memoir and an essay collection, the level of involvement from editors and publishers, and how she personally approaches writing a memoir or essays. This post contains affiliate links, through whic…
 
Well, Team Attic Wife, we're back with another dip into the world of grease paint and footlights, only SO MINIMALIST ALL YOU GET IS SPALDING GREY AND A GODDAMN LADDER. It's time for Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN, the most widely read play in all of American history, which your host managed to avoid reading until she was 36 years old. Don't worry, I di…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: beautiful bookshelves and a booktuber to love Current Reads: we’re all over the map this week with poetry and Cozy+ and a book I should have loved but didn’t and so much more! Deep Dive: reading outside of our comfort zones Book Presses: books that we …
 
Authors Harriet Tyce and Amy Mcculloch go head to head in a war of the words! They talk about mountaineering, foxes, the Marathon des Sables, Edinburgh, long baths and give us some brilliant reading recommendations. In the Book Off, they pit Andrew Kurkov's "Death And The Penguin" against Lizzie Pook's "Moonlight And The Pearlers Daughter" - but wh…
 
Our dear friend Andy Michaels (@StopThatAndy) is here to discuss the world's mot famous genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, Tony Stark, AKA, Iron Man. How did it take us this long to get to the archetypal fuckboi of Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Tony Stark has a tendency to fuck around *and* find out. Follow Andy's music…
 
In this week's Patron's Choice episode, Paris & Chris discover how little they know about the former soviet union and how their American cultural upbringing did not prepare them to appreciate books that are heavily steeped in U.S.S.R. culture. Our Patron Anna actually mailed us this book and requested that we do an episode on it. It’s pretty incred…
 
Welcome to the Spring 2022 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books! In this episode, Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out in April – May 2022. This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Announcements In conjunction with my upcoming 9…
 
My friend Abby– best known to you all on twitter as @ClapIfYouLikeMe– is here to discuss monarchical aspirations, poverty in settler times, and buying orphans. It's L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ! Want to hear the rest of the episode? Become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/fuckboisoflit Follow FBOL on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: the change of the seasons and a young fan Current Reads: a few books that will stay with us forever, and some that… won’t Deep Dive: the books that live rent-free in our heads Book Presses: a fairy tale retelling and a beloved brick As per usual, time-…
 
Bestselling authors Sarah Pinborough and Sarah Vaughan go head to head in a War Of The Words. They discuss their Netflix adaptations, writing for TV, lack of sleep in lockdown, the genius of Marian Keyes and...their new novels. We also get some great book (and TV) recommendations - and in the Book Off, they pit Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up The Bodies"…
 
In the Winter 2022 Book Preview (Ep. 102), Catherine (Gilmore Guide to Books) and I shared our most anticipated books set to release January – March 2022 (with one early April release). Today, we’re giving an update on the books we shared in the Winter Preview — now that we’ve had the chance to read them. This post contains affiliate links, through…
 
It's another episode of Terrible Antique Book Freaks! D & Ken from Antiques Freaks join us for the final Carnacki tale (for real this time - there are absolutely no more Carnacki stories written by Hodgson, so this is it!) We use Eye of Argon rules to read the entirety of The Hog, complete with backing music and sound effects by Chris. Have your Ca…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mindy and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a reading milestone and a new type of book “the quickie” Current Reads: a new book from a favorite author, a childhood love turned into a book, and more! Deep Dive: the seasons of life that we go through as readers Book Presses: a love story and a polic…
 
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