Reading Glasses

Reading Glasses

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Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing their bookshelves and hear reviews on the newest reading gadgets. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on bookish problems. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? Mallory and Brea engage in a weekly discussion geared towards all kinds of book lovers — no matter what you read or how you read it.


136 - This Motherf**ker Was Picked By Oprah!
Jan 23 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory discuss celebrity book club picks and test out a reading challenge app! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
135 - Re-Reading Books and Mike Chen!
Jan 16 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory talk about re-reading books and interview author Mike Chen! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books…
134 - Like Living Inside of Goodreads and Donna Freitas!
Jan 9 • 40 min
Brea and Mallory talk about ways to organize and display your books, and interview author Donna Freitas! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
133 - Learning Things From Books and Courtenay Hameister!
Jan 2 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory discuss learning things from books and talk to author and humorist Courtenay Hameister! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
132 - Our Best Books of the Year!
Dec 26, 2019 • 46 min
Brea and Mallory talk about their favorite books of 2019! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned - …
131 - Not Enough Tub Reading - 2019 Reader Challenge and Tres Dean!
Dec 19, 2019 • 50 min
Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned -
130 - Murder Books with Wendy Heard
Dec 12, 2019 • 53 min
Brea and Mallory talk about murder books with author Wendy Heard! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - - For 20% off! Links - …
129 - What Gets You To Pick Up A Book and Lindsey Dunn!
Dec 5, 2019 • 45 min
Brea and Mallory talk about what gets them to pick up a book and interview Lindsey Dunn from NoveList! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - …
128 - Power Moves and Trigger Warnings with Isa Mazzei!
Nov 28, 2019 • 46 min
Brea and Mallory talk about triggers warnings in books with writer Isa Mazzei! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
127 - Everyone’s Just Doing Their Best and Zoraida Cordova and Dhonielle Clayton!
Nov 21, 2019 • 54 min
Mallory and Brea discuss the author/reader relationship and interview authors and the hosts of Deadline City Zoraida Cordova and Dhonielle Clayton! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at…
126 - Yelp for Books with Sarah Enni!
Nov 14, 2019 • 52 min
Brea and Mallory talk about bookish social media with author and podcaster Sarah Enni! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - …
125 - Just Fucking Write - NaNoWriMo with Tom Merritt
Nov 7, 2019 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory talk about National Novel Writing Month and interview author and NaNoWriMo participant Tom Merritt! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
124 - Be A Secret Witch with Ben Blacker!
Oct 31, 2019 • 52 min
Show Notes - Brea and Mallory talk about witch books with comic writer Ben Blacker! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Promo Code -…
123 - Scary Books for Halloween and Clay McLeod Chapman!
Oct 24, 2019 • 50 min
Brea and Mallory talk about scary books for Halloween and interview writer Clay McLeod Chapman! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
122 - Space: The Ultimate Escape and Madeleine Roux
Oct 17, 2019 • 47 min
Brea and Mallory talk about space books and interview author Madeleine Roux! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Bark Box - Links - …
121 - Punks, Goths and Russian Composers - Music Scene Books and Elizabeth Keenan!
Oct 10, 2019 • 40 min
zElizabeth Keenan! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned -
120 - Mr. Dewey Is A Trash Baby and Library Systems with Adam Sockel
Oct 3, 2019 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory talk about library systems and interview Adam Sockel from the Professional Book Nerds Podcast! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
119 - Extremely Beige - The Goodreads Rundown
Sep 26, 2019 • 45 min
Brea and Mallory give listeners a run down on Goodreads and give book journaling advice! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsors - The Great…
118 - Co-Written Books with Maika & Maritza Moulite!
Sep 19, 2019 • 41 min
Brea and Mallory talk to authors Maika and Maritza Moulite about co-written books. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsors - The Great Courses…
117 - Reading Series Is Like Dating and JY Yang!
Sep 12, 2019 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory talk about book series and interview writer JY Yang. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
116 - Books on the Immigrant Experience and Tope Folarin!
Sep 5, 2019 • 46 min
Mallory and Brea talk about great books on the immigrant experience and interview author Tope Folarin! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor -…
115 - Books That Make You Feel Old and Other Historical Fiction with E.R. Ramzipoor!
Aug 29, 2019 • 52 min
Brea and Mallory talk about historical fiction with E.R. Ramzipoor! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - The Great Courses Promo Code - …
114 - A Lovely Bread Dream and Other Happy Books and Gabrielle Civil!
Aug 22, 2019 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory talk about books that make you happy and interview black feminist performance artist and poet Gabrielle Civil. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot…
113 - Who’s Making These Books?
Aug 15, 2019 • 33 min
Brea and Mallory break down publishing and solve some review guilt problems! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books…
112 -How to Boil Water and Other Cookbooks and Sam Slaughter!
Aug 8, 2019 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory talk about cookbooks and interview writer Sam Slaughter! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Use code GLASSES…
111 - Dusty, Sweaty Westerns and Del Howison!
Aug 1, 2019 • 28 min
Brea and Mallory talk about westerns and interview author Del Howison! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Books Mentioned…
110 - The Benefits of the Snargle-Flargen - Your Brain on Books
Jul 25, 2019 • 31 min
Brea and Mallory talk about what books do to your brain! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned -
109 - When a Book is On a Bagel You Can Buy It Anytime and Matilda Sabal from the Bluestockings NYC Bookstore!
Jul 18, 2019 • 42 min
Brea and Mallory talk about their rules for buying books and interview Matilda Sabal from the Bluestockings NYC Bookstore! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
108 - Prison Libraries and How to Help Them and Jill Grunenwald
Jul 11, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about prison libraries and talk to author and podcaster Jill Grunenwald! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - The Great Courses…
107 - Test Out God and Other Nonfiction with Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy
Jul 4, 2019 • 50 min
Brea and Mallory tick off another box on the Reading Glasses 2019 Reader Challenge with Carrie Poppy and Ross Blocher from Oh No Ross and Carrie! - read a nonfiction book you don’t know anything about! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to…
106 - Pride Reading Recommendations 2019
Jun 26, 2019 • 28 min
Brea and Mallory recommend books for Pride month! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Arm and Hammer Cloud Control Kitty Litter Links…
105 - Authors are Like Spiders with Sarah Kuhn!
Jun 20, 2019 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory tick off another box on the 2019 Reading Glasses Reader Challenge - tell an author you love their work - with author Sarah Kuhn! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at…
104 - Empty Planets, Trains and Swamps and Deb Spera!
Jun 13, 2019 • 42 min
Brea and Mallory talk about a book’s sense of place and interview author Deb Spera! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - The Great Courses…
103 - Cups and Balls and Magic with Sarah Gailey
Jun 6, 2019 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory talk about magic systems with author Sarah Gailey! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
102 - How To Talk About Books and Stoya!
May 30, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory discuss the best way to talk about books and interview author Stoya. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
101 - Animal, Vegetable or Jesus? And Other Nature Books and Meredith May!
May 23, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about nature books and interview author Meredith May! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Promo Code - Links…
100 - Reader Challenge Check In - Our 100th Episode!
May 16, 2019 • 39 min
Brea and Mallory celebrate 100 episodes of Reading Glasses with a reading challenge check in! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor…
99 - Mysteries But In A Hurry and Tom Ryan!
May 9, 2019 • 40 min
Brea and Mallory talk about thrillers vs. mysteries, and interview author Tom Ryan! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Lola Promo…
98 - French Flaps and Fancy Books and Alex Brown!
May 2, 2019 • 28 min
Brea and Mallory talk about fancy book extras and interview author Alex Brown! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
97 - Becoming A Tree Child and Adventure Books and Christopher Golden!
Apr 25, 2019 • 32 min
Brea and Mallory talk about adventure books and interview author Christopher Golden! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
96 - Cult Watch 2019 and Erica Boyce!
Apr 18, 2019 • 35 min
Brea and Mallory talk about cult books and interview author Erica Boyce! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - June 1st & 2nd NYC …
95 - Come Hither and Read with Kameron Hurley!
Apr 11, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about where you read and interview Kameron Hurley! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned -
94 - Wet Grocery Flyers and How to Relax with Books with Lynn Chen!
Apr 4, 2019 • 50 min
Brea and Mallory talk about relaxing with books and interview Lynn Chen, narrator of the Crazy Rich Asians audiobook. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!…
93 - Sci Fi vs. The Bible with Henry Zebrowski
Mar 28, 2019 • 50 min
Brea and Mallory welcome special guest Henry Zebrowski for a special MaxFunDrive episode about the Bible! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
92 - Harry Potter and All The Magical Animals with Podcaster Vanessa Zoltan!
Mar 21, 2019 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory finally talk about Harry Potter and interview one of the hosts of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Vanessa Zoltan! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail…
92 - Sexy Book Lists and Other Book Quirks with Mike Chen!
Mar 14, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about book quirks and interview author Mike Chen! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - SquareSpace Promo Code - GLASSES…
91 - Pre Orders Are Like Book Sex and Lit Agent DongWon Song!
Mar 7, 2019 • 40 min
Brea and Mallory check another box on the 2019 Reading Glasses Challenge (pre orders/library requests) and talk to literary agent DongWon Song. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at…
90 - Open Your Mouth and Pages Come Out : How to Make a Book
Feb 28, 2019 • 34 min
Brea and Mallory go behind the scenes in publishing and talk about weird things found in library books! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
89 - If That Book Comes A-Honkin’: Long Books and Jenn Lyons!
Feb 21, 2019 • 31 min
Brea and Mallory talk about reading really long books and interview author Jenn Lyons! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
88 - Secret Babies and the Hosts of the Read Me Romance Podcast!
Feb 14, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about romance books and interview the hosts of the Read Me Romance podcast! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Lola Promo…
BONUS EPISODE - AMA for Reading Glasses
Feb 11, 2019 • 32 min
This is a special AMA episode, where Brea and Mallory answer listener questions as a thank you for getting the show to 600 reviews! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail…
87 - YA or GTFO and lit agent Eric Smith!
Feb 7, 2019 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about YA books and interview author and literary agent Eric Smith. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - For 10% Promo…
86 - So Many Books! Tracking Your Reading and M. Lynx Qualey!
Jan 31, 2019 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory talk about tracking your reading and interview podcaster and translator M. Lynx Qualey! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
85 - Seize the Book and Little Free Libraries
Jan 24, 2019 • 34 min
Brea and Mallory talk about Little Free Libraries and tips for dyslexic readers! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - SquareSpace Promo Code -…
84 - Our Fav Trans Authors and Author Holly Malholm!
Jan 17, 2019 • 38 min
Mallory and Brea talk about their favorite trans authors and interview writer Holly Maholm! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
83 - Tomatoes, Movies and Craft Books with Don Coscarelli
Jan 10, 2019 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory talk about craft books with filmmaker and author Don Coscarelli! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Squarespace …
82 - Books To Get Your Sh*t Together with Gaby Dunn!
Jan 3, 2019 • 47 min
Brea and Mallory talk to Gaby Dunn about books that help you get your shit together in 2019! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
81 - Our 2019 Challenge and Sam Maggs!
Dec 27, 2018 • 42 min
Brea and Mallory talking about 2019 reader goals and interview author Sam Maggs! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
80 - Cats With Knives and Our Fav Books of 2018!
Dec 20, 2018 • 39 min
Brea and Mallory talk about their favorite books of 2018! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned -
79 - Mr. Billy Bookshelf and Other Great Bookish Gifts and bookseller Amber Brown!
Dec 13, 2018 • 47 min
Brea and Mallory talk about getting gifts for readers and interview bookseller Amber Brown! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
78 - Book Recommendation Flow Chart with Nnekay Fitzclarke
Dec 6, 2018 • 49 min
Brea and Mallory talk about the art of recommending books and interview podcaster and librarian Nnekay Fitzclarke! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
77 - Books Are Like Sandwiches and publisher Chad W Post!
Nov 29, 2018 • 42 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about finding recommendations for books around the world and interview publisher Chad W. Post. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail…
76 - Everyone’s in the Loo and Claire Handscombe!
Nov 22, 2018 • 41 min
Brea and Mallory talk about literature from the UK and interview author and podcaster Claire Handscombe! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
75 - Don’t Put Mayonnaise On Your Books and Janelle Milanes!
Nov 15, 2018 • 37 min
Show Notes - Brea and Mallory discuss ways to repair your books and interview author Janelle Milanes! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
74 - Book Detectives for Satan
Nov 8, 2018 • 30 min
Brea and Mallory talk about out of print books and solve your bookish moving problems. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
73 - Literary Re-Tellings with L.L. McKinney
Nov 1, 2018 • 41 min
Brea and Mallory talk about literary retellings and interview author L.L. McKinney. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
72 - Scary Halloween Comics with Ben Blacker
Oct 25, 2018 • 49 min
Brea and Mallory talk about horror comics for Halloween with writer Ben Blacker! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
71 - Books for Halloweenies and Madeleine Roux!
Oct 18, 2018 • 45 min
Brea and Mallory talk about non-scary Halloween books and interview author Madeline Roux! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
70 - Try the Hummus and Short Audio Fiction with Alasdair Stuart
Oct 11, 2018 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory talk about window shopping for books, short audio fiction and interview Alasdair Stuart about audio fiction podcasts! Links: Podcasts Mentioned: Writer’s Voice Selected…
69 - Hot, Fresh Opinions and Delilah Dawson!
Oct 4, 2018 • 49 min
Brea and Mallory check in with their 2018 reader resolutions, talk about finding new books to read and interview author Delilah Dawson! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at…
68 - Sci Fi is My Religion and Annalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders!
Sep 27, 2018 • 45 min
Brea and Mallory talk about science fiction and interview authors and hosts of Our Opinions Are Correct Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at…
67 - Make Your Own Book Score and Grady Hendrix
Sep 20, 2018 • 42 min
Brea and Mallory talk about reading music and interview author Grady Hendrix! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Enter code READING at…
66 - Write Your Own Book Rhyme and Ways to Mark Your Books
Sep 13, 2018 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about personalizing your library and test out some library tech. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - …
65 - Reading as Self-Care with Anne Bogel!
Sep 6, 2018 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about reading as self care and interview author and podcaster Anne Bogel! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Code -…
64 - What’s a Video Game and How Do I Read It? with Travis McElroy!
Aug 30, 2018 • 42 min
Brea and Mallory talk about game books and interview Travis McElroy! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
63 - Tweets That You Ask For and Anne T. Donahue
Aug 23, 2018 • 45 min
Brea and Mallory talk about essays and essay collections and interview author Anne H. Donahue! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
62 - No Trivia Books in the Bathroom and Andy McElfresh!
Aug 16, 2018 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about trivia books and interview author and podcaster Andy McElfresh. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
61 - Library Stew with Brazos Price
Aug 9, 2018 • 36 min
Brea and Mallory answer some behind the scene library questions with librarian Brazos Price! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor -…
60 - F*&k That Whale and Other Public Domain Books
Aug 2, 2018 • 32 min
Brea and Mallory discuss public domain books and solve some book light problems. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books…
Pop Up Video for Books and Anthony Oliveira!
Jul 26, 2018 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory talk about annotated books and interview writer and scholar Anthony Oliveira. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Simple Contacts…
58 - Reading Sword and Glasses Laser - Crossover Episode!
Jul 19, 2018 • 65 min
Oh man! It’s our first crossover episode! We’re doing an episode with Sword and Laser! Brea, Veronica, Mallory and Tom solve a reader problem and discuss the book Mortal Engines! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online…
57 - Books That Changed Your Life and Guy Branum!
Jul 12, 2018 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory talk about books that have changed our lives and interview author and comedian Guy Branum. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
56 - So Many Crimes and Billy Jensen!
Jul 5, 2018 • 47 min
Brea and Mallory talk about true crime books and interview author and investigative journalist Billy Jensen. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links…
55 - Should You be Afraid of the Bermuda Triangle and Oh No Ross and Carrie!’s Ross Blocher!
Jun 28, 2018 • 48 min
Brea and Mallory talk about spooky nonfiction with special guest, Ross Blocher, from Oh No Ross and Carrie! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links -…
54 - Reading is Dangerous and Other Health Tips
Jun 21, 2018 • 30 min
Brea and Mallory talk about reader health and try listening to sped up audiobooks. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
53 - Too Much Dog Death, Book Reviews and Alex Brown!
Jun 14, 2018 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory talk about book reviews and interview book reviewer Alex Brown. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Promo Code - glasses …
52 - Two Werewolves F*%king and Other Self Published Books and Leslye Penelope!
Jun 7, 2018 • 39 min
Brea and Mallory talk about self published books and interview author Leslye Penelope! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - StoryWorth…
51 - Making Book Friends, Book Priests and author Bethany C Morrow!
May 31, 2018 • 49 min
Brea and Mallory talk about making bookish friends and interview author Bethany C. Morrow. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
50 - Pod-i-versary Ep - We Answer Questions!
May 24, 2018 • 35 min
Brea and Mallory celebrate 50 episodes of Reading Glasses! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Links - …
49 - Punching Submarines and author Brian McClellan
May 17, 2018 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory talk about military fiction and interview author Brian McClellan. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Links - …
48 - Books to Make You Sh*t Yourself and Norton publicist Will Scarlett!
May 10, 2018 • 41 min
Brea and Mallory talk about book blurbs and interview W.W. Norton publicist Will Scarlett! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsors - …
47 - When Two Books Love Each Other and editor Navah Wolfe!
May 3, 2018 • 41 min
Brea and Mallory talk about how books get made and interview editor Navah Wolfe! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
46 - Put it on a Clock, Book Notes and Brazos talks about VR!
Apr 26, 2018 • 29 min
Brea and Mallory talk about what to do with quotes from books. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - Books Mentioned -…
45 - Readers Doing Good with Patrick Rothfuss
Apr 19, 2018 • 38 min
Brea and Mallory talk about ways to do good as a reader and interview author Patrick Rothfuss! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - …
44 - Fuck Boys, Get Horses with Erin Whitehead
Apr 12, 2018 • 43 min
Mallory, Brea and special guest Erin Whitehead talk about the magical world of horse books. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
43 - Bookish Internet, Panda Aunts and Jonny Sun!
Apr 5, 2018 • 43 min
Brea and Mallory talk about the wonder of the bookish Internet and interview author/illustrator Jonny Sun! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links -…
42 - Don’t Be A Moby Dick in Your Online Book Club and comicbookgirl19!
Mar 29, 2018 • 38 min
Brea and Mallory talk about online books clubs and interview comicbookgirl19! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Casper - Promo Code - GLASSES Audible…
41 - Radical Book Acceptance and Interview with Amanda Palmer!
Mar 22, 2018 • 47 min
Show Notes - Brea and Mallory help you clean off your crowded bookshelves and interview author and musician Amanda Palmer. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!…
40 - Reading with Kids, Horse Books and One Bad Mother’s Theresa Thorn
Mar 15, 2018 • 42 min
Brea and Mallory talk about reading with children, and interview author and podcaster Theresa Thorn. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - iPhone…
39 - Break Up with Bad Books and Lore’s Aaron Mahnke
Mar 8, 2018 • 37 min
Brea and Mallory help you break up with bad books and interview writer and podcaster Aaron Mahnke. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - SquareSpace …
38 - Fitbits for Books and Other Book Apps plus Karen Keninger from the National Library Service!
Mar 1, 2018 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory review book apps and interview Karen Keninger from the National Library Service! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links - …
37 - Drop that Book Guilt and a Review of a Plastic Bag!
Feb 22, 2018 • 41 min
Brea and Mallory help absolve guilt about reading for pleasure and review some pretty weird reading aids. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor -…
36 - Small Presses, Microcosm Publishing and Big Relationship Advice
Feb 15, 2018 • 44 min
Brea and Mallory talk about small presses, interview Joe Biel from Microcosm Press, and give out some intense relationship advice. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!…
35 - Classics are Goth, Leni Zumas and Advice to Get Rid of that Stinky Book!
Feb 8, 2018 • 36 min
Brea and Mallory discuss whether or not it’s worth reading classic literature, and interview author Leni Zumas. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - …
34 - Get More Pages In and John Hodgman!
Feb 1, 2018 • 40 min
Brea and Mallory give out hot tips on getting more reading in and interview author and podcaster John Hodgman! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links -…
33 - If You Wanna be My Lover, You Gotta Get with My Library and Overdrive’s Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald!
Jan 25, 2018 • 40 min
Brea and Mallory revel in the glory of libraries, and interview Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald from Overdrive. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Promo Code - glasses Links - …
32 - Audiobooks, Bed Hamburgers and Wil Wheaton!
Jan 18, 2018 • 36 min
Brea and Mallory finally talk about audiobooks, and interview actor, writer and audiobook performer Wil Wheaton! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion. Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links -…
31 - Short Stories are Like a Box of Chocolates and Interview with author Amal El-Mohtar!
Jan 11, 2018 • 38 min
Brea and Mallory talk about short fiction and interview author Amal El-Mohtar! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com. Sponsor - Offer Code - GLASSES …
30 - Adding more Ampersands to Your Life and New Year’s Resolutions You MIGHT ACTUALLY KEEP
Jan 4, 2018 • 25 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory help you make some New Year’s reader resolutions and test out a reading journal! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Links -…
29 - Born with Glasses and Memoirs with Anna Akana
Dec 21, 2017 • 30 min
Brea and Mallory talk about reading memoirs, and interview writer and actor Anna Akana! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Tote Bags and…
28 What to Give the Book Person who has Everything and Ask a Librarian with Brazos Price!
Dec 14, 2017 • 27 min
Brea and Mallory present the Reading Glasses Holiday Gift Giving Guide! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Tote Bags and Bookmarks- Amazon…
27 Indie Bookstores: Great Place For A Date (Unless You’re Mallory) and Steven Salardino of Skylight Books!
Dec 7, 2017 • 35 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about why indie bookstores are awesome, interview Skylight Books manager Steven Salardino and bust some page skipping book shame. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at…
26 - Sexy, Naked Books and Book Cover Discussion! and Creative Director Lauren Panepinto
Nov 30, 2017 • 37 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about judging books by their covers and interview creative director Lauren Panepinto! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! …
25 - Do Bestseller Lists Matter?
Nov 22, 2017 • 32 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about bestseller lists and review some reading lights. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsor - Links - …
24 - How to Always Have Snacks and Other Self-Help Books and Brook Sitgraves Turner talks Adulting!
Nov 16, 2017 • 33 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory bust some myths about self help books, talk to podcaster Brook Sitgraves Turner and review some book perfume. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at…
23 - There’s a Pencil Stuck in My Nose and Other Middle Grade Issues and a Colin Meloy Interview!
Nov 8, 2017 • 30 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss middle grade books, and interview author and musician Colin Meloy. Use the hashtag #ReadingGlasses to participate in online discussion! Send your thoughts to readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading…
22 - Should You Throw Away Your Books by Garbage People? and Jessa Crispin Interview!
Nov 2, 2017 • 35 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss book politics, interview author and podcaster Jessa Crispin and solve your bathtub reading problems. Use the hashtag #PagePolitics on Twitter and Instagram to participate in online discussion! Send your thoughts…
21- Small Talk at Parties or Werewolves: A Guide to Scary Halloween Books and Paul Tremblay
Oct 26, 2017 • 35 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk Halloween reading and interview author Paul Tremblay. You can participate in online discussion by using #ScaryPages! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Sponsors - Read Dog Books Warby…
20 - Comic Sans on Your Tombstone and Amber Benson!
Oct 19, 2017 • 38 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss comics and talk to author Amber Benson. Use the hashtag #ReadingComics to participate in discussion on Twitter and Instagram! Links - Reading Glasses Transcriptions on Gretta Reading Glasses Facebook…
Ep. 19 - The Dragon and Murderer Book Club and Also Other Book Club Advice
Oct 12, 2017 • 35 min
Show Notes - This episode, Brea and Mallory finally talk about book clubs, review some really weird pillows and share their fears of ending up in a cult. Use the hashtag #RollIntoTheBookClub to participate in discussion on Twitter and Instagram!…
18 - Nonfiction: Not Just for Dads! and Caitlin Doughty Interview!
Oct 5, 2017 • 34 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about the benefits of reading nonfiction and interview author Caitlin Doughty. To participate in discussion on Instagram and Twitter, use the hashtag #NonfictionLove! Links National Book Award Nonfiction 2017 …
17 - Crowbar the Movie out of Your Brain: Movie Adaptations and Author Shrabani Basu
Sep 28, 2017 • 33 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about book to movie adaptations, interview author Shrabani Basu, and help you read with motion sickness. Participate in discussion online with the hashtag #BookAdaptations! Links - Book Out …
16 - A Large Latte and a Translated Book Please plus Translator Didi Chanoch!
Sep 21, 2017 • 29 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss translated fiction, interview publisher and translator Didi Chanoch, and Brea thinks you should eat some pancakes. Use the hashtag #TranslatedBookLove on Instagram and Twitter to participate in online discussion!…
15 - Book Etiquette Tips or Maybe Just Put People in the Trash and Gail Carriger!
Sep 14, 2017 • 37 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory discuss the fine points of book etiquette and interview author Gail Carriger. Participate in online discussion with the use of this week’s hashtag #Readtiquette! Emily Post - Gail Carriger- Books Mentioned-…
Ep. 14 - Book Shame and How to Deal with It plus Confessions from Daniel H. Wilson
Sep 7, 2017 • 35 min
This week, we talk BOOK SHAME! Brea and Mallory talk about their own shameful book secrets, interview Daniel H Wilson about The Clockwork Dynasty and his own book shame, and Mallory finally gets to talk about her book brush. Use the hashtag…
Ep. 13 - Don’t Drink a Mud Puddle and Other Bibliotherapy! Plus Disability Advocate Heather Ratcliff
Aug 31, 2017 • 33 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about bibliotherapy and interview writer and disability advocate Heather Ratcliff. You can participate in online discussion with the use of the hashtag #BookTherapy! Books Mentioned - My Favorite Thing Is…
12 - Books: Not Just for Rich People Anymore! and Tor.com’s Mordicai Knode
Aug 24, 2017 • 34 min
Mallory and Brea break down all the different book types, talk about transitioning from graphic novels to prose books, and interview Tor.com’s Mordicai Knode. Sarah Gailey’s Twitter Calibre Tor.Com Mordicai Knode- …
11 - You’re Gonna Die with a TBR List! (And How to Accept that) and Writer/Disability Activist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
Aug 17, 2017 • 34 min
Brea and Mallory help you manage your TBR pile, interview author and disability activist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and absolve you of your book guilt. Participate in online discussion by using the hashtag #ConquerTBR on Instagram and Twitter! Link below if…
10 - Get a Dead Finger - Put Your Book Love on Display and Sarah Kuhn
Aug 10, 2017 • 36 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory talk about book fashion, interview author Sarah Kuhn and help you improve your reading speed. Participate in online discussion using the hashtag #BookChic on Instagram and Twitter! Books Discussed: Heroine…
9 Who Did the Murdering in this Book & Beach Reads Reclaimed! Plus Banned Books with Tonia Thompson
Aug 3, 2017 • 37 min
This week, Brea and Mallory defend the much maligned term “beach read”, review some weird reading glasses and debate book sharing. Reading Glasses is sponsoring Tonia Thompson’s drive to get copies of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas into the…
8 - Authors: They’re Just Like Us! They Even Use Pinterest! Plus interview with Mur Lafferty
Jul 27, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Brea and Mallory help you support the authors you love, interview author and podcaster Mur Lafferty and reveal that Mallory is a mole person. You can participate in online discussion using the hashtag #AuthorLove on Instagram and Twitter!…
7 - Mallory is Obsessed with Iceland and Interview with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Jul 20, 2017 • 34 min
Show Notes This week, Brea and Mallory discuss the best places for book tourism, interview Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigudardottir and debate spoilers. Use the hashtag #ReadingAroundTheWorld to participate in online discussion on Instagram…
Ep. 6 - Wipe Your Hands and Other Book Event Advice with IDW’s Chris Ryall
Jul 13, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Brea and Mallory help you navigate different types of book events, interview comics editor Chris Ryall and learn the importance of clean hands. Use the hash tag #BookEvents to participate in online discussion on Twitter and…
5 - Jesus Holds Your E-Books and Other Travel Tips with Tom Merritt
Jul 6, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Brea and Mallory solve vacation reading dilemmas, learn where Jesus keeps his e-books and talk bookish technology with Tom Merritt! Use the hashtag #TravelingReader to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram! And check our…
Should You Give a S*^t about Book Awards? and Cecil Castellucci
Jun 29, 2017 • 34 min
This episode, Brea and Mallory decode the madness of book awards, refuse to tolerate trash babies, and interview writer and past National Book Award judge Cecil Castellucci. Participate in online discussion for this episode using #BookAwards on…
3 - Readers in a Non-Reader World
Jun 22, 2017 • 33 min
Plus Ask a Librarian with Brazos Price!
Episode 2 - Navigating New Releases/Nick White
Jun 15, 2017 • 35 min
Brea and Mallory discuss new releases, interview author Nick White about his book How to Survive a Summer and hopefully save you some money! Use the hashtag #BrandNewBooks to participate in online discussion on Instagram and Twitter! Links - Book News…
Episode 1 - Book Slumps with Sara Benincasa
Jun 7, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Mallory and Brea discuss ways to get out of a book slump and interview author Sara Benincasa about her fundraiser to help refugees and have Neil Gaiman read the Cheesecake Factory menu out loud! Use the hashtag #SayNoToBookSlump to…