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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.

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.

    Season 3, Episode 8: A Preview of “All Things Murderful” + Books We’ve Changed Our Minds About

    Season 3, Episode 8: A Preview of “All Things Murderful” + Books We’ve Changed Our Minds About

    Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

    Bookish Moments: a new Patreon segment and a childhood favorite

    Current Reads: Six left turns. It’s a broad swath of books today!

    Deep Dive: are you “allowed” to change your opinion on a book after you’ve read it?

    Book Presses: THE BOOK we’ve all been waiting for and sci-fi trilogy that’s just fun

    • 50 min
    Season 3, Episode 7: The Books We Would Assign Our 17-Year Old Selves

    Season 3, Episode 7: The Books We Would Assign Our 17-Year Old Selves

    Today, Meredith and Mindy are discussing:

    Bookish Moments: a vindicating poll from the Bookish Friends and the newest book from a favorite favorite favorite

    Current Reads: big feelings about these books today!

    Deep Dive: the books that 17-year old Mindy and Meredith needed to read

    Book Presses: a re-readable favorite and a parenting book (that might be) for you

    • 52 min
    Season 3, Episode 6: Are you “Book Bossy”? We are!

    Season 3, Episode 6: Are you “Book Bossy”? We are!

    Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

    Bookish Moments: reading a giant book and a giant buddy read

    Current Reads: evil and time travel and middle grade and memoir, we’re showing off our range!

    Deep Dive: being book bossy!

    Book Presses: we are sharing some comfort if your brain needs sweetness and light

    • 47 min
    Season 3, Episode 5: A “Book Voldemort” + Special Guest Roxanna Kassam-Kara

    Season 3, Episode 5: A “Book Voldemort” + Special Guest Roxanna Kassam-Kara

    Today, Meredith and Kaytee have a special guest, Roxanna Kassam-Kara. The three of us are discussing:

    Bookish Moments: the sweetest bookish moment ever, reading tees, and choosing a new book from your TBR

    Current Reads: each host is sharing two books they’ve read recently.

    Deep Dive: Roxanna’s reading life and her “achiever” tendencies

    Book Presses: two books you need in your life right now and one series starter that needed to be on the Press list.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 3, Episode 4: Where’s an Editor When You Need One + When We Give Up on an Author

    Season 3, Episode 4: Where’s an Editor When You Need One + When We Give Up on an Author

    Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

    Bookish Moments: reading in the heat and a new recording space

    Current Reads: books that need editing, ones that elicit strong opinions, and the plural of bigfoot(s?)

    Deep Dive: giving up on an author - how many tries should you give them?

    Book Presses: books from authors that changed our minds

    • 47 min
    Minisode: An Interview with "The Year of the Witching" Author Alexis Henderson

    Minisode: An Interview with "The Year of the Witching" Author Alexis Henderson

    Kaytee is interviewing Alexis Henderson, author of the debut novel, The Year of the Witching. Tune in to hear about:

    Young authors for the reading challenge!
    Counterbalancing darkness and sparkles
    Creating new locations from nothing
    Fan art and commissioning art from fans
    Her favorite writing tool and process
    Being a young, debut, Black author during the revelations about the publishing industry
    The book she wants to press into your hands

    • 17 min

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