Season 4, Episode 10: It's Complicated + The Perfect Reading Nook


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On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: some wonderful bookish podcast episodes we had to highlight

  • Current Reads: books that have complicated feelings attached, and ones that you cannot “at us” about

  • Deep Dive: we are curating the perfect reading space

  • Book Presses: uncomplicated feelings about books from authors we love

As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down!

New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans!

*Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* 





Patreon Ad for Ourselves:

1:24 - Currently Reading Patreon

Bookish Moment of the Week:

5:01 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live podcast

5:06 - Sarah’s Interview w/ Kimberly McCreight

5:15 - A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCrieght

6:22 - What Should I Read Next podcast

6:33 - WSIRN Episode 300

Current Reads:

8:41 - Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Meredith)

14:03 - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

15:13 - The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Kaytee)

15:45 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

18:35 - We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julie Heaberlin (Meredith)

21:36 - We Begin at the End by Christ Whitaker

23:00 - Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen (Kaytee)

26:51 - Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber (Meredith)

32:06 - The Institute by Stephen King (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - How to Create the Perfect Reading Nook

36:31 - Oversized Chair (honestly, why WOULDN’T I link a great oversized chair??)

37:03 - Gooseneck reading lamp

39:20 - Cozy chair with ottoman for Meredith (don’t @ me about these prices y’all)

40:10 - Meredith’s mug warmer

41:17 - Need a plant next to you like Meredith? Try a Rooted subscription!

42:27 - Book Darts

42:34 - Kaytee’s Zebra Midliner Highlighters

43:45 - ASMR ambiance room fall

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

45:50 - The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Meredith)

48:34 - On Writing by Stephen King (Kaytee)

Bonus Easter Egg:

51:45 - Misery by Stephen King

51:52 - The Shining by Stephen King

52:01 - Pet Sematary by Stephen King

52:12 - Thinner by Stephen King

52:41 - Elevation by Stephen King

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