Episode 81: Our 2019 Challenge and Sam Maggs!

Episode 81

26th December 2018

Brea and Mallory talking about 2019 reader goals, reveal our 2019 Reader Challenge and interview author Sam Maggs! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Episode notes

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!

It’s our READER CHALLENGE OF 2019! Hashtag #readingglasseschallenge when you participate!

Book Challenges:

Read a translated book.
Read a graphic novel.
Read a non fiction book about a subject you know nothing about.
Read a short story collection or anthology.
Read a book by a trans author.

Activity Challenges:

Get or renew your library card and post a picture. (Or just post a picture of you with your card if you already have one.)
Preorder or request a book from your library.
Join a book club, in person or online, for just one month.
Send a favorite author a tweet or email telling them how much you love their work.
Incorporate reading into one of your favorite relaxing activities.

Reading Glasses Merch

Links –

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Amazon Wish List

One Second A Day App

Sam Maggs
Sam’s Twitter
Girl Squads by Sam Maggs
Marvel Fearless and Fantastic! Female Super Heroes Save the World by Sam Maggs, Ruth Amos, Emma Grange

Books Mentioned –

Bedfellow by Jeremy C. Shipp

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

The Phoenix Empress by K Arsenault Rivera

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss

In this episode...


  • Sam Maggs

About the show

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.

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