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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 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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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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Episodes

Episode 44: Bookish Serendipity + the Debut of a New Segment: “Belly Up to the Book Bar”

6/24/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds this week to chat about all sorts of bookish goodness! Continuing Important announcement: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! For a few final days (through June 30th), you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to pick up a Shelf Subscription for yourself or others! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a...

Duration:00:51:04

Episode 43: A Hopeful Android Story: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels with Guest Host Amanda Espinoza

6/17/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee had to call in the big guns this week, so they invited Amanda Espinosa to join them for this special episode of Currently Reading! Continuing Important announcement: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! Now through June 30th, you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to pick up a Shelf Subscription for yourself or others! You’ll hear a “bookish moment...

Duration:00:48:40

Episode 42: Audiobooks for your Summer Road Trip + The Reading Life of Guest Host Heather Chollar

6/10/2019
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Kaytee has a special guest co-host joining her this week, and I can’t wait to share her with you. You’ve heard me mention “my Heather” many times on the podcast, and today she’s recording with me to bring you a very special episode. Continuing Important announcement: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! Now through June 30th, you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to...

Duration:00:37:55

Episode 41: Murderous Mysteries + Our Bookish Mentors

6/3/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are excited to be chatting this week about all things bookish and books! Important announcement this week: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! Now through June 30th, you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to pick up a Shelf Subscription for yourself or others! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: an fun online printable for...

Duration:00:50:52

Episode 40: Books that Saved Our Lives

5/27/2019
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Kaytee and Meredith are back on track with another episode, recorded just a day after the last one. You’ll never guess it though! Important announcement this week: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! Now through June 30th, you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to pick up a Shelf Subscription for yourself or others! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each...

Duration:00:43:25

Episode 39: Spicy Opinions + Best Gifts for Bookworms

5/20/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are happily chatting this week about the books we’ve been reading and the bookish gifts we have been buying or want to buy! Important announcement this week: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! Now through June 30th, you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to pick up a Shelf Subscription for yourself or others! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the...

Duration:00:47:52

Minisode: An Interview with "A Curse So Dark and Lonely" Author Brigid Kemmerer

5/17/2019
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In today’s spoiler-free mini-episode, you get to hear from author Brigid Kemmerer, who wrote “A Curse So Dark and Lonely”, a book that Meredith fell in love with as soon as she read it and raved around in Episode 38. In this “minisode”, Meredith and Brigid talk about the evolution of the idea for this beautiful Beauty and the Beast re-telling, why she decided to have one of her main characters have cerebral palsy and some nuggets of info on the upcoming follow up book. And, as always,...

Duration:00:19:04

Episode 38: Five-Star Novels + Our Bookish Demerits

5/13/2019
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Kaytee and Meredith are back in your earbuds this week to bring you Episode 38, including a few literary confessions or demerits. We have a few important announcements right at the top of the show, one of which requires your help, listeners! Send us your Ask Us Anything questions via email, Direct Message, or as a comment on show notes, and we’ll feature them in a future episode! If we use your question, we’ll send you a coveted Currently Reading bookmark (and our everlasting thanks, of...

Duration:00:45:37

Episode 37: Books That Surprised Us + Where to Get Great Recs from Librarians, Booksellers and Podcasters

5/6/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are happy to be recording again, and can’t believe we are already up to Episode 37! We have a few important announcements right at the top of the show, one of which requires your help, listeners! Send us your Ask Us Anything questions via email, Direct Message, or as a comment on show notes, and we’ll feature them in a future episode! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: each of them this week centers on reading with the kiddos. Next, we discuss...

Duration:00:43:53

Episode 36: Our Favorite Books for Babies + A Bookish Baby Shower for (Return) Guest Mary Heim

4/29/2019
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We’ve got another “first” for the podcast this week! We are talking to our first return guest! You met Mary Heim in Episode 24 when she recorded with Meredith. Now, she’s back to chat with both of us and we’re so excited. Again. ;-) You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: an upcoming bookish holiday (now just past), finishing the second book in a series, and an audiobook binge. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got two current reads from each host...

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 35: So many interesting novels + how we decide which books to keep and which books to donate

4/22/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee return to their microphones (albeit, one is in a different location than normal) to talk all things reading and great books. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: choosing road trip audiobooks and a new Little Free Library update! Next, we discuss our current reads for the week: there’s no rhyme or reason to our picks this week but almost all of them are wonderful. Which is my favorite thing. For our deep dive this week, we chat about books we buy...

Duration:00:48:23

Episode 34: Engrossing Non-fiction + How We Rate our Books (and an Unplanned Rant about Bookstagram)

4/15/2019
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Kaytee and Meredith are back in your earbuds for some more great book chat this week! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: Meredith’s Little Free Library update and Kaytee’s piano lesson reading. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week: there’s a lot of interesting non-fiction in this week’s selections, as well as a number of titles that friends and family had pressed into our hands a few episodes ago! For our deep dive this week, we are focusing on book...

Duration:00:52:09

Episode 33: The Best BIG Bricks That'll Blow Your Mind

4/8/2019
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We’re back to regularly scheduled programming around here and happy to welcome so many new listeners! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a TV-show experience that only happened because of bookish friendships, and a win in the “raising readers” world, one of our favorite places to report about! Next, we discuss our current reads for the week: brand new titles, buzzed about books and ones we think need more play in the book world. For our deep dive this week, we are...

Duration:00:45:03

Minisode: An Interview with "Unscripted" Author Claire Handscombe

4/5/2019
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Today’s minisode give you the opportunity to “meet” Claire Handscombe, the author of newly-released “Unscripted”. It’s a perfect read for your beach vacation! In this “minisode”, Claire and I discuss what fangirling to the max truly is, we talk a bit about the publishing industry, cast her book, and talk about what the process is like for an author to get published for the first time. And, as always, we’ll end with a book she wants to press into your hands, readers! Minisode shownotes are...

Duration:00:24:35

Episode 32: Family Read Alouds + Special Guest Co-Host Mindy Brouse

4/1/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are joined by a special guest co-host this week, Mindy Brouse, a Currently Reading listener and super-fan of the show. This one was fun, you guys! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a funny bookish conversation, a sweet picture book that made me feel ~seen~, and a spoiler-ific discussion of a previous book. Next, we discuss our current reads. Since there are three of us, we kept it to two titles each, but there’s no shortage of great stories and...

Duration:00:57:07

Episode 31: Book Talk with Special Guest Co-Host Laura Tremaine!

3/25/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are joined by a special guest co-host this week, Laura Tremaine. Laura is well-known across social media, and we think you’ll love hearing from her. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a great book club chat, a new reading experience, and an unexpected bookish connection with a group of kids. Next, we discuss our current reads. Since there are three of us, we kept it to two titles each, but they are two great book s from each host that are sure...

Duration:01:03:55

Episode 30: Books with Hype + What Friends and Family Pressed Into Our Hands

3/18/2019
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Kaytee and Meredith are back in your earbuds with a whole cartload of book recommendations! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: bear with us this week as we gush at each other about getting to meet in person for the first time. Next, we discuss our current reads. We have some reads that surprised us this week, and we hope they surprise you, too, in all the best ways. Our deep dive this week centers on the Currently Reading Challenge for 2019 and we are discussing...

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 29: Choosing Great Library Books + Special Guest Co-Host Anna Hithersay

3/11/2019
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Kaytee is recording with a special guest co-host this week, Anna Hithersay of The Post Party podcast. Anna is a homeschool mom and was a librarian in a former life, so I think you’ll love our deep dive into choosing great books for your kids (and yourself) at the library. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the us: a bookish tattoo and a raising readers moment. Next, we discuss our current reads. This week has some thriller, some fairy tale, some romance, some middle...

Duration:00:50:03

Minisode: An Interview with "Winterhouse" Author Ben Guterson

3/8/2019
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It’s #middlegradeMarch and so, of course, Meredith is excited to be talking to Ben Guterson, the author of the Winterhouse Trilogy of middle-grade novels. These are some of our favorite books of the year. In this bonus mini episode, or “minisode”, Ben talks about his inspiration for the novels, what’s coming up in the third book, as well as a bit about his own life as a reader. And, he gives us a book he wants to “press” into every reader’s hands, too. Here are the books we mention in...

Duration:00:23:45

Episode 28: The Joy of Reading with Kids + Special Co-Hosts Jackson and Micah!

3/4/2019
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Meredith and Kaytee are so excited to finally bring you this very special episode, which we, and our kiddos, have been looking forward to for a long time! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the hosts: preparing with our sons for the special deep dive in this week’s episode (yep, that’s one bookish moment for the two of us!). Next, we discuss our current reads. Since we wanted to leave time for the kids, we give you only two (and a half) titles each this week, and they...

Duration:00:39:42