Reading Glasses

Do you love books? Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join hosts Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better on Reading Glasses, a podcast designed to help you get more out of your literary experiences.

As professional creatives and mega-readers, Mallory and Brea are experts on integrating a love of reading into a busy lifestyle. Listeners will get help for bookish problems, like how to vanquish that To-Be-Read pile and organize those bookshelves. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on reader dilemmas. 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? No matter what you read or how you read it, Reading Glasses will help you do it better.

Ep 10 - Get a Dead Finger - Put Your Book Love on Display and Sarah Kuhn

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Sarah Kuhn

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!

Links -

Bookshop AirBnb

Sarah Kuhn
Twitter

Jordandene

Out of Print

Miles to Go Clothing

Book Riot Store

Artist Jen Bartel Store

Mental Floss Reading Speed Article

Books Mentioned-

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente

The Party by Elizabeth Day

Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Reading Glasses Ep 9 - Who Did the Murdering in this Book & Beach Reads Reclaimed! Plus Banned Books with Tonia Thompson

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Tonia Thompson

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 hands of teens. Link below for details! Use the hashtag #TakeBackBeachRead to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!

Tonia Thompson
Toniathompson.com
Twitter

Banned Books-
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
ACLU

Prism Spectacles

Books Mentioned-

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

The Hike by Drew Magary

Ep. 8 - Authors: They're Just Like Us! They Even Use Pinterest! Plus interview with Mur Lafferty

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Mur Lafferty

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!

Goodreads Group

Mur Lafferty-
http://murverse.com/
Ditch Diggers
https://twitter.com/mightymur
Should Be Writing Writers Workshop

Litsy

Brea’s Apple Corer

Books Mentioned -

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Down Among The Sticks And Bones by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Ep 7 - Mallory is Obsessed with Iceland and an interview with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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Yrsa Sigurdardottir

In episode 7 of Reading Glasses, Brea and Mallory discuss the best places for book tourism, interview Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir and debate spoilers. Use the hashtag #ReadingAroundTheWorld to participate in online discussion on Instagram and Twitter!

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Ep 6 - Wipe Your Hands and Other Book Event Advice with IDW's Chris Ryall

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Chris Ryall

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 Instagram!

Links-

Being A Book Escort-
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/the-modern-fac...

Frankfurt Book Fair-
https://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/

LA Festival of Books-
http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Brooklyn Book Festival-
http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

Emerald City Comic Con-
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

Chris Ryall-
https://twitter.com/chris_ryall

IDW Comics-
http://www.idwpublishing.com/

Books Mentioned --

American War by Omar El Akkad
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451493583

Hunger by Roxane Gay
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062362599

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250075581

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781632866578

The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143034902

On Writing by Stephen King
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781439156810

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781451678192

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780802130204

Carter Beats The Devil by Glen Gold
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780786886326

Ep. 5 - Jesus Holds Your E-Books and Other Travel Tips with Tom Merritt

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Tom Merritt

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! Also check out our Facebook or GoodReads pages!

Links -

Whispersync
https://www.amazon.com/Whispersync-for-Voice-Learn-More-Kindle-Store/b?i...

Sword and Laser
http://swordandlaser.com/

Tom Merritt
http://www.tommerritt.com/
http://tommerrittbooks.com/

Books Mentioned -

Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780756413262

The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250068811

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780553588941

Pilot X by Tom Merritt
http://tommerrittbooks.com/blog/2016/4/9/pilot-x

Should You Give a S*?t about Book Awards? And Cecil Castellucci!

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Cecil Castellucci

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 Twitter and Instagram!

Reading Glasses Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/259287784548200/

Overdrive
https://www.overdrive.com/

Book Awards Short Cuts
http://www.bookspot.com/awards/

Cecil Castellucci
https://castellucci.wordpress.com/about/

Lambda Awards
http://www.lambdaliterary.org/the-2016-lambda-literary-award-winners/

Books Mentioned
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385542364

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781594634642

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250077028

Zone One by Colson Whitehead
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307455178

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062290137

The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780312357498

The Devourers by Indra Das
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781101967539

Ep. 3 - Readers in a Non-Reader World

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Brazos Price

This week, Brea and Mallory solve the dilemma of how to read around other people, find the coolest library in the world, ask a Book Professional Brazos Price and hopefully save a reader marriage. Use the hashtag #ReadingInTheRealWorld to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!

Book Story-
http://mynews4.com/on-your-side/on-your-side-iteam/controversial-books-n...

Book Light-
https://www.amazon.com/Camkey-Rechargeable-Reading-flexible-Padded/dp/B0...

Silent Reading Party-
http://www.silentreadingpartypdx.com/

Books Mentioned-
Make Trouble by John Waters
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781616206352

The Fact of A Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250080547

Episode 2 - Navigating New Releases/Nick White

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Nick White

This week, 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 - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/05/bogota-bibliophile-tra...

Nick White -
http://www.thenickwhite.com/books/
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/535386/how-to-survive-a-summer-b...
https://twitter.com/nickwhite1985?lang=en

Book of the Month Club -
https://www.bookofthemonth.com/

Books Mentioned

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812995343

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374537142

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780060530945

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780060080846

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780743253970

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062498533

Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812987324

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781101912362