On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a birthday gift for a friend and winter prep Current Reads: we've got lots of five-star books for you today readers, and one that didn't hit the mark Deep Dive: the fictional worlds we would love to live in (or maybe just visit) Book Presses: a graphic novel and a perfectly quiet winter book As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down! New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . Season 4, Episode 18: 0:10 - An Ad for Ourselves 1:46 - Currently Reading Patreon 5:05 - Bookish Moment of the Week 6:47 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 7:07 - Three Lives & Company bookstore 9:03 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 10:06 - Current Reads: 10:18 - Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson (Kaytee) 12:40 - Ash Davidson's About Me page 14:09 - Greenwood by Michael Christie 14:58 - State of Terror by Hilary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny (Meredith) 15:16 - Still Life by Louise Penny (1st in Three Pines series) 19:12 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny 21:07 - The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody (Kaytee) 21:15 - Netgalley 22:47 - Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling 22:49 - How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 23:33 - The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody (pre-order link) 24:07 - Pony by R. J. Palacio (Meredith) 24:21 - Page and Palette Bookstore 27:04 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio 28:36 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 30:50 - How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith (Kaytee) 34:23 - Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call (Meredith) 34:32 - Fabled Bookshop 41:09 - Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 42:39 - Blackwell's 44:17 - Deep Dive: Worlds We Want to Dive Into 44:54 - The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams 45:27 - Still Life (1st in the Three Pines series) by Louise Penny 46:27 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 46:45 - Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages and Co #1) by Anna James 47:19 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (HP #1) by J.K. Rowling 47:25 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston 47:42 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 47:59 - The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 47:60 - Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien 49:08 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 49:54 - A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow 50:36 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 50:38 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 51:13 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 52:16 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 52:27 - Good Talk by Mira Jacob (Kaytee) 54:13 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (Meredith) 56:15 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram firstname.lastname@example.org Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast
We watched lots of streaming shows this week! Selling Sunset, Jen Shah Doc, Paris is getting Married, Dope Sick, Porsha's Family Matters and the George Michael Doc. Then onto the Premiere of RHOC (19:42) RHOP (34:00) Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (38:25) Vanderpump (43:08) Below Deck (47:12) Bachelorette (47:56) Winterhouse (53:11) and MAFS Where are They Now (55:39) Follow us on Instagram at Dames who DIsh. You can email us @ email@example.com. Follow us on TikTok @ Dames who Dish Leave us a review on Apple podcasts (5* would be great)!
A new premiere! In this week's episode, Abby and Vanessa discuss.. - RHOC - can Heather save the franchise? - Winter House finale - WE DESERVE A REUNION - RHOP Part 4 - how we feel about a celeb guest host When you're done listening, please leave a 5 ***** rating or a written review. If you'd like to skip Starbucks and support our Patreon - check it out! https://www.patreon.com/realmomsofbravo
As the days grow shorter, Mara and Josh bundle up for a trip to the illustrious and eccentric Winterhouse (by Ben Guterson)! It's a fanciful mystery set in a delightful locale, but does it live up to their expectations? Let's find out. Also discussed: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Dark Side of the Rainbow, the Addams Family, Yelp reviews, Home Alone, and 1930s gangster movies. Next month we will be reading The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or @hfkpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. We're also on GoodReads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/90379252-josh-mara Theme music composed by Ben Ash. Visit him at www.benash.com. Mixing and drums by Chaz Bommarito, guitar by Jakael Tristram. Note: This month's episode is being uploaded in WAV format instead of MP3 due to technical challenges. Please let us know if this affects your downloading or listening experience.
**At the end of every episode now, we will be recommending some pop culture goodies to consume so stay tuned to the end of the episode for those. They will also always now be listed here in the description for reference too!**At the top of the episode, Deepti was VeRy excited to report on her conversation from Thanksgiving night at home with her childhood friend who (1) is a plastic surgeon now and (2) WATCHES BRAVO. Connect the dots....the takeaway opinions were great! On RHOSLC, Deepti, Haley and Larkyn chatted about Meredith's opinions that were all dead on and refreshing to be heard OUT LOUD (unlike on shows such as AHEM Rhobh), Lisa's non-committal to saying almost ANYTHING of actual substance being annoying, Mary's sheer and utter *meanness* being too much and a couple big analyses on Heather.Winter House Finale! Is Austen the biggest gaslighter man-child ever? How did the producers have NO footage of Craig and Paige flirting the entire season, did they actually NEVER flirt on this vacation?? Deepti, Haley and Larkyn give all their final opinions on all the cast members and their storylines on the show.POP CULTURE RECOMMENDATIONS:Larkyn:BOOK: Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel (Author: Anthony Doerr)SHOW: The Sex Lives of College Girls (by Mindy Kaling) on HBO MaxDeepti:BOOK: Lake Success (Author: Gary Shteyngart)PODCAST: George Clooney episode on Marc Maron's WTF podcast COMEDIAN TO FOLLOW on Twitter: Chris Fleming https://twitter.com/chrisfluming?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
The peacock delivered! We are pleased to say that Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip exceeds all expectations and we highly recommend the price of admission. We also break down the Austen of it all in Winter House, Fraud Squad continues with Salt Lake and Mia's size 12 drama during Potomac's reunion.
We are so excited to be back and all caught up on all our favorite shows! Bachelorette (11:52) Welcome to Plathville (17:10) RHOBH (25:30) RHOP (33:34) RHOSLC (40:25) Vanderpump Rules (55:53) Winterhouse (1:03:15) Below Deck (1:09:33) and MAFS Houston (1:15:05) Give us a follow on Instagram! email us at email@example.com.
Sarah Galli from Andy's Girls joins Abby and Vanessa in this jam packed episode. They discuss: - Winter House - what is it about Austen Kroll? - RHOSLC - our brains will forever be in the Beauty Lab parking lot. - RHOP - part 1 is off to a solid start! Skip your Starbucks order this week and join our Patreon for as little as $3 a month (www.patreon.com/realmomsofbravo).
ASK! BELIEVE! RECEIVE! You guys asked for another reunion series, and you got your wish! I'm kicking off my “Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion series with a familiar face: Taria Faison of the “What Else is Going On?” podcast! It's a THICK episode, with a ton of discussions about the fashions, the players, the newbies, the hypocrisy, the slander, and most importantly… the missionary position! But don't worry… we kick things off with an equally MEATY discussion of THAT EPISODE of the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City!” Are cults as uncommon as we're led to believe, or are they an everyday occurrence that we IGNORE?! Mary M. Cosby and Whitney Wildrose help us decide. Plus, we discuss “THE LIES! THE LIES!” starring Jenneisha Shah.Taria's Instagram: www.instagram.com/weigopodcastBuy Taria a Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/weigoCheck out Taria's Patreon: www.patreon.com/weigopodcast*** HEY! Some of you have asked how you can show your appreciation for all of the content provided by your mama's favorite Black geek. How about you buy me a beer/coffee? FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/realitycomics2 ***CHECK OUT THE DIPP! The site that allows you to read articles about some of your favorite shows, written by experts and fans FOCUSED ON DEPTH, NOT CLICKS! Their personalized subscription site allows you to follow high-quality coverage surrounding the shows you love, and the shows you love ONLY! Check out this article for instance:https://thedipp.com/vanderpump-rules/did-lala-kent-randall-emmett-break-up?via=kendrick43DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND REVIEW! I LOVE 5 STARS!EMAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.orgFOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: @realitycomicstoo / www.instagram.com/realitycomicstoo
Gaslighting from Austen, unhinged behavior from Erika, staged interaction in Salt Lake, and hope the curse of the vow renewal ends all in one episode! And quite a bit more hence the longer episode, but there was just so much to unpack this week.
Morgan delivers this week's Pop 3: Real Housewives of Dubai, Delilah Hamlin's concerning Instagram video about an accidental overdose, and Summer House's Carl and Lindsay romance rumors. Next up is your Deep Dive: WHAT is going on with Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian. Finally, Morgan's VERY special guest, Luke Gulbranson, who dishes all about Winter House, Deuxmoi rumors about Paige, his celebrity crush on Ciara (no, not the one you're thinking), and he has some choice words for Craig.
This episode shouldn't have happened, because we should have both read this book like twenty years ago... but we're finally reading Redwall by Brian Jacques! Does it hold up if you don't have childhood nostalgia for these rambunctious mice? Let's find out. Also discussed: John Cleese, Squid Game, diagramming sentences, the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Rupi Kaur, and the Bubonic Plague. Next month we will be reading Winterhouse by Ben Guterson. Contact us at email@example.com or @hfkpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. We're also on GoodReads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/90379252-josh-mara Theme music composed by Ben Ash. Visit him at www.benash.com. Mixing and drums by Chaz Bommarito, guitar by Jakael Tristram. Note: This month's episode is being uploaded in WAV format instead of MP3 due to technical challenges. Please let us know if this affects your downloading or listening experience.
The third episode in my Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion series is here, and I am joined by my next-of-kin or emergency contact at this point… Mani of the incredible podcast, Patreon, and instagram account “Mixing With Mani.” We talk about hot topics briefly (because we mention it all on her Patreon episode) that collectively knocked us all over the head this past week, reunion fashions (through MIXOLOGY, duh), whether or not this reunion needed to be four-parts (spoiler alert: it did not), Crystal's leather pants, Erika and her skewer, and SO… MUCH… MORE! Make sure you're subscribed so that you don't miss any of the other episodes in the series!Mani Instagram: www.instagram.com/mixingwithmaniCheck out Mani's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mixingwithmaniCheck out Mani podcast “Mixing With Mani” on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mixing-with-mani/id1470175064*** HEY! Some of you have asked how you can show your appreciation for all of the content provided by your mama's favorite Black geek. How about you buy me a beer/coffee? FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/realitycomics2 ***CHECK OUT THE DIPP! The site that allows you to read articles about some of your favorite shows, written by experts and fans FOCUSED ON DEPTH, NOT CLICKS! Their personalized subscription site allows you to follow high-quality coverage surrounding the shows you love, and the shows you love ONLY! Check out this article for instance:https://thedipp.com/real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/watch-comment-on-the-rhobh-reunion-tonight-live?via=kendrick43Become a member of the “Melanated Bravo” club on Clubhouse! Kaya and Aaron (from the “Bravo While Black” podcast) join me every Thursday for a weekly kiki about all of our favorite reality shows! We also have a weekly “after dark” Tuesday room where the discussion topic varies, and we have a room on Fridays for Marvel content.DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE, AND REVIEW!EMAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.orgFOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: @realitycomicstoo / www.instagram.com/realitycomicstoo
Vanessa and Abby unpack a lot in this episode. They discuss... - Winter House - really, Austen?! - RHOBH Part 3 reunion - oooOOf EJ - RHOSLC - Duy sucks - RHOP - Are the butterflies sleeping? Don't miss out on the fun - join our Patreon. For $3 a month, you can get all the juicy scoop on Bravo and Pop Culture.
Everyone is getting hitched this week in Morgan's Pop 3: Former “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison is engaged, as is Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice (in classic over-the-top fashion), and the Real Housewives of Atlanta has their official new cast! Next up is your Deep Dive: Katie and Blake break up after their “Bachelorette” engagement and Katie attempts stand-up comedy (yikes). And finally, Morgan's thoughts on Winter House (so many hot tubs) and a Very Special Announcement.
A full lineup means a full heart for us Bravo fans! Listen to this week's episode as Abby and Vanessa breakdown the Winter House premiere, continued Erika Jayne drama with the RHOBH reunion, forced friendships on RHOSLC and d*cks dropping on the RHOP couples trip.
On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: a book that confused us both, and a great podcast episode Current Reads: a second in a series, a great premise, a great title, and a book filled with a-holes Deep Dive: the authors whose books we pre-order as soon as we know about them Book Presses: two presses from some of our favorite auto-buy authors As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down! New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . Bookish Moments of the Week: 2:10 - Diving In Podcast 2:39 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 4:05 - Currently Reading Patreon 4:27 - The Novel Neighbor bookstore 4:45 - Novel Neighbor's Instagram @novelneighbor 6:39 - Super Host by Kate Russo 8:04 - The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 8:06 - The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Current Reads: 9:01 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Meredith) 9:11 - Fabled Bookshop 9:29 - Book of the Month 13:57 - No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez 14:36 - The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (Kaytee) 14:53 - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin 15:33 - The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker 15:38 - The Boys Club by Erica Katz 16:08 - And Then There were None by Agatha Christie 16:11 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware 17:38 - All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenburg (Meredith) 19:50 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 21:44 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 23:16 - The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 23:46 - Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox (Kaytee) 24:06 - Love Lives Here by Maria Goff 26:31 - Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend (Meredith) 27:48 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 27:51 - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 31:27 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Kaytee) 33:51 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 33:56 - The Book Review Podcast 34:14 - Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke 34:23 - Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby Deep Dive - Auto-Buy Authors and Books 37:40 - Still Life by Louise Penny 38:02 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Pre-order link) 38:12 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 38:19 - A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 38:27 - The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams 38:33 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 38:49 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins 39:12 - Cazadora by Romina Garber (Preorder link) 39:14 - Lobizona by Romina Garber 39:34 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 39:36 - On The Come Up by Angie Thomas 39:39 - Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas 40:19 - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty 40:30 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 40:48 - The One by John Marrs 40:49 - The Passengers by John Marrs 40:51 - The Minders by John Marrs 41:10 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 41:15 - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead (Preorder link) 41:47 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles 42:19 - The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James 42:21 - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James 42:23 - The Haunting of Maddie Clare by Simone St. James 42:35 - Descent by Tim Johnston 42:36 - The Current by Tim Johnston 43:26 - A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris (preorder link) 43:57 - Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain 45:48 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley 46:17 - The Lost Man by Jane Harper 46:33 - The Dry by Jane Harper 46:50 - Force of Nature by Jane Harper 47:14 - Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley 47:15 - The Editor by Steven Rowley 47:16 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley 47:57 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 48:05 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes 48:17 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 48:19 - The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig 48:41 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 49:35 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth (Meredith) 51:36 - Gone Girl by Gillian Finn 52:24 - The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield 53:25 - Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Kaytee) 53:26 - Dear Justyce by Nic Stone 54:38 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram email@example.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast
Enjoy our presentation of Winterhouse written by Ben Guterson and published by Simon & Schuster. Orphan Elizabeth Somers has been sent away by her malevolent Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap on a train ride to the Winterhouse Hotel. She is to stay there while they are away on vacation for three weeks. Elizabeth isn't looking forward to staying in this boring, stuffy hotel, but she doesn't anticipate the charms that await her. Within the hotel's library, she discovers a magical book of puzzles that unlocks a mystery and some sinister secrets. From this moment on, her boring getaway turns into quite the adventure.This title won the Washington Book Award and the Morning Calm Medal.Winterhouse is recommended for ages 9 and up. Please see common sense media for more information and reviews: http://bit.ly/WinterhouseReviewsThis title is available in audiobook form through Hoopla: http://bit.ly/WinterhouseHooplaAudio Please visit www.calvertlibrary.info for more information.Music: Dub the Uke (excerpt) by Kara Square (c) copyright 2016. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/mindmapthat/53340
In this episode Donny Hadfield-Smith, co-host of Know That podcast and host of Truly Anything podcast and his husband Quinten Lamar (aka Quin) co-host of Know That podcast and host of This Is Gonna Be Good podcast, join me and Producer Cory for a couples conversation. We start out talking to Donny and Quinn about how they met, what led up to their first date and when they knew it was love (or at least when they knew they needed to live together.)Then we get deep and talk about navigating this world as an interracial couple as Donny is white and Quinn is black. We talk their family and friends reactions, the micro-agressions that Donny grew to recognize and how he learned what being anti-racist truly is. And Quinn shared the realization he came to about his expectations of Donny and his appreciation that Donny truly has his back and is always receptive to his feelings. And we finish by playing a fun Bravo couples themed game that involved a Summerhouse and a Winterhouse of couples...This is truly one of me and producer Cory's favorite episodes. And we are TRULY glad to call Donny and Quinn friends...Know That!Instagram:@knowthatpod@thisisgonnabegoodpod@realdonnywood @swolemiteTwitter@knowthatpod@realdonnywood@QuintenLamar
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: recording with a young friend and library woes Current Reads: you have to read this, plus lots of murder Deep Dive: do you picture actors and actresses when you read? how about setting? Book Presses: a book that would make a great movie, and a classic sci-fi thrill As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! New: we are now including transcripts of the episode. These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . Patreon ad - we sponsor ourselves: 1:51 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 3:26 - Join us as a Bookish Friend! Current Reads: 6:51 - 96 Miles by Laura (J.L) Esplin (Kaytee) 10:35 - Malorie by Josh Malerman (Meredith) 10:43 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman 13:34 - Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks (Esther and Kaytee) 16:24 - Minority Report movie 18:56 - COVIDeo number 3 with the kids 19:53 - The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Meredith) 23:56 - Sitting Pretty: The View from my Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body by Rebecca Taussig (Kaytee) 24:06 - @craftyerinw on Instagram 26:57 - @sitting_pretty on Instagram 27:21 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon 27:33 - @jensbookshelf on Instagram 27:46 - Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Meredith) 29:23 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Deep Dive - Casting Book Characters: 31:50 - The Popcast 33:29 - Still Life by Louise Penny 34:11 - Relic by Doug Preston and Lincoln Child 36:12 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 41:59 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 43:08 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 43:23 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Kaytee) 44:00 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 45:05 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 45:42 - Timeline by Michael Crichton (Meredith) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: connecting through book recommendations and Current Reads: an unpopular opinion and some unputdownable fiction Deep Dive: the title words and cover images that draw us in Book Presses: a few more gorgeous covers for your consideration As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . Patreon - an ad for ourselves: 2:38 - Still Life Book Club Chat 3:30 - The Crazy Awesome Reading Log 4:20 - patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast Current Reads: 7:59 - If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais (Kaytee) 10:00 - Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais 10:58 - The Real Sherlock by Lucinda Hawksley (Meredith) 12:27 - The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle 12:30 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 13:33 - Anxious People by Fredrick Backman (Kaytee) 15:41 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman 15:45 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman 15:55 - Beartown and Us Against You by Fredrick Backman 18:08 - Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Meredith) 20:11 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager 22:37 - Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (Kaytee) 26:12 - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Meredith) 28:25 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 29:26 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Deep Dive - Title and Cover Catnip: 32:16 - The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 33:30 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 33:42 - Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry, Rachel Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis 33:46 - The Muse by Jessie Burton 34:17 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 34:47 - The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty 35:19 - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers 35:23 - Anxious People by Fredrick Backman 35:31 - With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo 35:34 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 35:36 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare 37:30 - Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund 37:31 - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict 37:40 - My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray 37:54 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 38:57 - YA Fantasy Title Meme 39:02 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 41:15 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Kaytee) 44:07 - The Murmur of Bees by Sophia Segovia (Meredith) 46:48 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram email@example.com
Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a YouTube rabbit hole and setting down the books for Netflix Current Reads: A selection of hits and misses, all of which we’re ready to discuss with nuance Deep Dive: The Books We Are Jealous That You Get to Read for the First Time. Ah, nostalgia. Book Presses: righting another wrong in the press list, and cozy comfort for when the world is too much As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . Book of the Month - ad: 2:03 - Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman 2:15 - Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman 2:56 - Leave the World Behind by Ruman Alam 3:02 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon 3:33 - Ties that Tether by Jane Igharo 3:55 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab 4:52 - Use our link and the code CURRENTLYREADING to get your first book for just $9.99! Bookish Moments: 8:02 - Winter in Narnia ASMR room 8:30 - Mr. Tumnus’ House ASMR room 8:34 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 9:32 - Interior Design Masters on Netflix 9:58 - Hoarders on Netflix 10:07 - The Home Edit on Netflix Current Reads: 10:38 - Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (Meredith) 11:06 - Listener Press Episode at the end of Season 2 14:18 - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (Kaytee) 14:44 - Kaytee thinks January LaVoy is her BFF because of her interview with her 17:26 - The Boys Club by Erica Katz (Meredith) 17:33 - Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler 17:34 - The Firm by John Grisham 20:55 - Long Walk to FREEDOM by Nelson Mandela (you guys, I said WATER? What the heck??) (Kaytee) 24:19 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Meredith) 28:52 - The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner (Kaytee) 31:00 - As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner 31:45 - The study about Millennials and Gen Z and the Holocaust Deep Dive - Books We Are Jealous You Get to Read for the First Time: 33:10 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 33:15 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 33:23 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 33:27 - The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall 33:29 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 34:38 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 35:08 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling 35:59 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman 36:01 - This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel 36:03 - The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall 38:13 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 38:17 - I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 39:38 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (Meredith) 43:50 - A Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindburgh (Kaytee) 43:58 - Episode 34 of Season 1 Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram firstname.lastname@example.org
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 As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . 0:59 - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 1:08 - New York by Edward Rutherford 1:28 - London by Edward Rutherford 1:52 - Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Patreon - We Sponsor Ourselves: 2:09 - Currently Reading on Patreon Bookish Moments: 3:30 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon 6:11 - A Likely Story in Colorado Springs, CO 6:41 - The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Current Reads: 8:54 - A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey (Meredith) 12:08 - Conjure Women by Afia Atakora (Kaytee) 14:47 - The Troop by Nick Cutter (Meredith) 14:52 - @booknernative on Instagram 16:06 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding 16:07 - Twenty Eight Days Later by Michael Nelson 16:57 - FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven 20:06 - The Switch by Beth O’Leary (Kaytee) 20:14 - The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary 25:14 - The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street by Lauren Oliver (Meredith) 26:54 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 26:55 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 27:56 - After the End by Clare Mackintosh (Kaytee) 28:02 - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh 31:12 - Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid Deep Dive - Changing Your Mind About a Book: 32:56 - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Racism in Eleanor and Park) 33:57 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix 35:49 - Articles about JK Rowling’s Twitter Rants 36:44 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling Hi, this is like a retraction in the newspaper. I, Kaytee, realize that the comments I made about JK Rowling were very personal. I would probably phrase them differently now, having seen how they were received. I still feel very strongly about her stance and her very public opinions, but I would like to say that her opinions are garbage, not she as a person. I humbly accept this correction from our many listeners who have pointed it out as going too far. The audio is what it is, but please consider this my public statement regarding this matter. 39:33 - Greenglass House by Kate Midford 40:23 - The Need by Helen Phillips 41:03 - The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates 42:03 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 43:12 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (Meredith) 46:11 - Serial Reader App 47:33 - Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Nuevel (Kaytee) 49:16 - Waking Gods #2 and Only Human #3 by Sylvain Nuevel Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram email@example.com
Sent by her uncaring aunt and uncle to the mysterious Winterhouse Hotel, orphaned Elizabeth discovers a magic book and begins to uncover the dark secrets that linger in the hotel's walls. This title is intended for tweens and is suitable for most audiences. Recording made with permission of Amulet, an imprint of Abrams. Click here to see this title in the Houston Public Library catalog.
Spicy take warning! Strong opinions abound in this episode. Meredith, Kaytee, and Mindy are discussing: Bookish Moments: a bookish moment of accountability, technology disasters, and a librarian friend Current Reads: two books each with lots of happy reading Deep Dive: Books that we RIATIATW (Read It And Threw It Against The Wall) Book Presses: a graphic novel for adults lands and as classic middle grade pick As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . Bookish Moments: 2:18 - Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3:40 - Season 2, Episode 30 was a disaster Current Reads: 7:13 - A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner 7:18 - As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner 7:32 - The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff 9:43 - The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez 9:48 - The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez 10:08 - Vageode Cake 12:19 - Currently Reading Illustrated Reading Journal (Free for Patrons!) 12:36 - The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare 12:43 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 13:40 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 14:57 - Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson 13:50 - Thirteen by Steve Cavanaugh 16:15 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes 16:19 - The Firm by John Grisham 17:27 - The Holdout by Graham Moore 18:00 - Slay by Brittney Morris 18:04 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 20:36 - The Selection by Kiera Cass 20:50 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Deep Dive - Books We Read and Threw Against the Wall: 23:23 - What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel 23:36 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 24:52 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 26:22 - 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 26:55 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 29:45 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding 33:49 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 34:53 - The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain 35:33 - Patron Buddy Read! 38:20 - Mac B Kid Spy, Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett 39:02 - Mac B Kid Spy, The Impossible Crime by Mac Barnett 42:40 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer 44:41 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 45:46 - Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein 47:01 - May B by Caroline Starr Rose 47:32 - Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 48:18 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling 48:40 - The Secrets of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
Meredith and Kaytee are back with the episode you’ve been waiting for. Our favorite books of 2019! Rather than spending time on all our regular segments, we are diving right into the good stuff. No Bookish Moments, no Current Reads, no Deep Dive, no Pressed books, just a reflection on our 2019 reading year and then the top 10 lists you’ve been waiting for! We are each sharing 10 books we LOVED this year (plus a couple bonus picks that we slide in under the radar). We do a lot of gushing, we have a lot of words, and we think this episode contains the real gems for us and readers like us. If you have books you think we’ll love based on these lists, put them in the comments! If you agree or disagree with a pick, put that in the comments as well! We love hearing from you! As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . Let’s Talk About Stats, Baby: 3:22 - Kaytee on Goodreads 3:23 - Kaytee’s spreadsheet (with excessive stats) comes from the BookRiot spreadsheet with some special modifications. You can grab a copy directly from BookRiot though! Patrons get my copy with all the bonus challenges and stats already included. 3:26 - 2020 Reading Journal Top 10 Lists: (Titles in Italics and parentheses are books we mentioned that are not part of the official top 10 list) 13:40 - Sweep by Jonathan Auxier 14:11 - (Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier) 15:02 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 15:41 - (Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson - book 2) 15:46 - (The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson - book 3) 16:14 - Burnout by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski 16:28 - (Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski) 17:08 - A Better Man by Louise Penny 18:50 - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow 19:56 - The Whisper Man by Alex North 20:00 - (Book of the Month subscription) 20:59 - The Passengers by John Marrs 21:11 - (The One by John Marrs) 22:02 - The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye 22:11 - Episode when listeners press books into OUR hands 23:23 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts 25:08 - The Current by Tim Johnston 25:15 - (Shelf Subscription from Bookshelf Thomasville) 27:31 - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 29:28 - The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff 31:28 - (Sarah’s Bookshelves Life interview with Garrett) 32:00 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter 33:20 - American Royals by Katherine McGee 35:13 - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal 37:06 - (Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry) 37:40 - (The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides) 37:44 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth 39:41 - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 39:57 - (Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead) 40:54 - The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich 42:39 - The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall 44:47 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
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Kaytee and Meredith are sharing a special guest with you this week, our dear friend and podcast pal, Sarah Dickinson of Sarah’s Bookshelves and Sarah’s Bookshelves Live. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a sanity saver behind the scenes, meeting a (kid’s) favorite author, and new reading acronyms. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’re each sharing two reads this week and we’re all over the place with sequels and weird books, and amazing books, and STRONG opinions! We’re skipping slow but steady so we have more time to chat with Sarah. Stay tuned for an update on that next week. For our deep dive this week, we are picking Sarah’s brain about what it’s like to almost always be reading ahead of the charts. How she tracks her reading and whether she has goals for her yearly reading. It’s a great conversation with lots of food for thought. Finally, this week, we are Pressing Books into Your Hands. We’ve got a non-fiction pick that will tear your heart out, an oldie but a goodie, and a WWII fiction book one of us believes is “best in class.” As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . 4:06 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 4:15 - Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney 8:03 - Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey 8:27 - Big Nate by Lincoln Pearce 8:29 - Dog Man by Dav Pilkey 11:30 - After the Flood by Kassandra Montag 13:40 - The Innocents by Michael Crummy 15:25 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 15:50 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 16:18 - The Book of M by Peng Shepherd 16:37 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman 16:50 - Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton 17:41 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 18:13 - A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer 19:36 - Minisode with Brigid Kemmerer 25:36 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman I managed to talk about this entire book without mentioning the title? How?? The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman 26:50 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 26:51 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 26:59 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas 27:01 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas 27:30 - Our companion episode with Sara Hildreth 27:32 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live episode with Sara Hildreth 27:45 - The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore 33:20 - The Need by Helen Phillips 33:45 - Ten Things To Tell You episode about books 38:39 - The Grace Year by Kim Liggett 38:50 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 39:00 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 40:18 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding 55:14 - The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne 55:29 - The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M Graff 55:50 - Sarah’s interview with Garrett M. Graff 1:00:09 - Episode 9 with Meg Tietz 1:00:22 - The Home Maker by Dorothy Canfield 1:02:54 - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave 1:03:11 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 1:03:13 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 1:04:32 - Kaytee’s old (written) interview with Chris Cleave 1:05:20 - Connect with Sarah: @sarahsbookshelves on Instagram or her website sarahsbookshelves.com
Kaytee and Meredith are back into their routine after some guests and a big shake-up, and we’re excited to be here! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: moving and the big changes it brings, a #bookstagram challenge. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. This week is going to feel a little different for a number of reasons. Take a listen to hear about 2 books Kaytee read recently and then we’ll talk about what’s happening with Meredith’s reading life. We’ll move on to a short Slow But Steady update from each of us, with a funny update from a couple listeners. For our deep dive this week, we are checking out the eleventh category of the #readerstatus side of the Currently Reading Challenge, books by authors from other countries. We have a lot of great authors here and we know you’ll have a bunch to add to our list! Finally, this week, we are Bellying Up to the Book Bar with listener Jami Dabbs. She loves “stories well-told with characters you can sink your teeth into” and we think we’ve got some great recs for her. As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!* . . . . . 2:35 - Currently Reading Challenge 3:55 - Book People in Austin, TX 4:36 - Fabled Book Shop in Waco, TX 5:08 - Texas Book Festival 5:33 - #book10gram challenge with @howjessreads 5:38 - Jessica Howard on Episode 3 of Season 2 9:36 - After the Flood by Kassandra Montag 13:32 - The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger 13:40- Episode 31 of Ten Things to Tell You 15:41 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 18:09 - A Better Man by Louise Penny 29:23 - Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny 29:33 - Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan 31:38 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry 31:59 - Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery 32:02 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 33:05 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 33:13 - A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway 33:14 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 34:11 - Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast 34:25 - Harry Potter series by JK Rowling 35:37 - Currently Reading Challenge 36:18 - Murmur of Bees by Sophia Segovia 36:44 - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 37:20 - Chocolat by Joanne Harris 38:10 - A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle 38:36 - Frederick Backman (Beartown, A Man Called Ove, etc) 38:54 - Stieg Larsson Millennium Series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) 39:14 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah, We Should All Be Feminists, etc) 39:29 - Abraham Verghese - Cutting for Stone 39:33 - Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner, And The Mountains Echoed 39:57 - Alexander McCall Smith - The Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency 40:26 - John Boyne - The Heart’s Invisible Furies 40:54 - Junot Diaz - The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 41:06 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude 41:11 - Jose Saramago - Blindness 41:30 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas 41:31 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 41:32 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 41:35 - Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, etc) 41:36 - Charles Dickens (Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, etc) 42:44 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 42:47 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys 42:51 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter 42:53 - The Dry by Jane Harper 42:54 - Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand 42:56 - Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet 43:01 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 43:03 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling 43:56 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 44:04 - The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 44:20 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 44:38 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 45:46 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 44:49 - The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes 44:55 - The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak 45:36 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 45:52 - A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams 46:27 - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke 46:39 - The Current by Tim Johnston 47:07 - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 47:33 - North and South by John Jakes 47:56 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 48:08 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck 48:43 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson 48:50 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 49:10 - All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage 49:26 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds and speakers. And we’re feeling a little feisty this week (we know.. that’s your favorite)! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: an explanation for the extreme busy-ness around here, and a Patron-related milestone! Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Two titles from each host, middle grade, YA, contemporary romance, and classic #bookstagrammademedoit. We’ve got an update for you on our Slow But Steady reads and what’s been happening for our own SBS reads in the past week, as well as a few emails from listeners to share. For our deep dive this week, we are discussing our favorite self-help and productivity books. Two Penelopes talking about productivity? Don’t worry, the show notes have ALL the titles! Finally, this week, we are Bellying Up to the Book Bar. Jasmine Lake wants sweet and fun books, she doesn’t mind heavier topics, but as an HSP, they need to be dealt with gently. And we’ve got a bunch of goodies to share with her! As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! . . . . . 0:45 - Currently Reading throw in the Zazzle Store 4:31 - Currently Reading Patreon (so many fun ways to connect with us over there!) 6:21 - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 9:05 - House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig 11:45 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 13:31 - Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner 15:16 - East of Eden by Richard Poe 17:41 - Patrons get access to monthly Kaytee Reads Too Much episodes! 19:11 - Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi 19:19 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 23:26 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry 24:44 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 24:57 - On Writing by Stephen King 25:54 - Swan’s Way by Marcel Proust 26:49 - Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Michael Zuckoff 27:15 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 27:21 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 27:30 - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 27:32 - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander 29:23 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown 29:37 - Daring Greatly by Brene Brown 29:52 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown 30:17 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 30:22 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin 31:01 - The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 31:24 - Atomic Habits by James Clear 32:02 - Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern 32:28 - 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam 32:54 - Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam 33:08 - The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner 33:12 - Episode 7 of Currently Reading with Jessica Turner 33:36 - Stretched Too Thin by Jessica Turner 34:13 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson 34:44 - You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero 35:08 - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal 35:26 - Essentialism by Greg McKeown 35:31 - Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guilleabeau 36:00 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski 36:34 - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz 36:52 - Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle 37:34 - Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner 37:36 - Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider 38:01 - 10% Happier by Dan Harris 38:48 - Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist 40:44 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum 40:55 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen 41:06 - Blended by Sharon M Draper 41:09 - Heart Land by Kimberly Stuart 41:11 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 42:11 - Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 42:23 - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 42:29 - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon 42:45 - What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum 42:56 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg 43:01 - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg 43:23 - The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber 44:04 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 44:09 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman 44:51 - Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi 45:01 - Winterhouse and Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 45:17 - The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson 45:19 - The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson 45:52 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling 46:09 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry 46:38 - The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop 47:11 - Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose 48:06 - Patrons get access to monthly bonus Belly Up to the Book Bar episodes! *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*
These show notes are a bit different, you’ll notice, because this episode is a lot different! We are wrapping up Season one of the podcast with a look back, and a glimpse forward. We’re chatting about your favorite episodes, our favorite episodes, the biggest flubs and regrets we have, and more. Take a listen above or in your favorite podcast app. We can’t wait to share Season 2 with you guys when we return on August 5th! . . . . . 3:07 - Episode 35 3:33 - Episode 34 5:27 - Episode 31 7:18 - Episode 28 9:28 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 10:06 - Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Trebole and Elyse Resch 10:10 - Bibliophile by Jane Mount 10:16 - Snape: A Definitive Reading by Lorrie Kim 11:29 - Poop Emoji Plunger 12:27 - Kaytee’s Birthday Post 12:39 - Louise Penny Stack 13:42 - Patreon! 14:12 - Bookish Moment posts happen every Monday! 16:36 - Episode 1 17:13 - Episode 19 22:40 - Some Writer by Melissa Sweet 23:30 - A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum 26:47 - Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan 27:45 - The Editor by Steven Rowley 28:43 - The Popcast with Knox and Jamie 31:14 - Episode 40 (Books that Saved Our Lives episode) 35:10 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 35:16 - The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 35:21 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 36:03 - Nevermoor and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend 36:05 - Scythe and Thunderhead by Neal Schusterman 36:13 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts 36:20 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertram 36:28 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 37:18 - Patreon! 38:49 - Belly Up to the Book Bar - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 41:50 - Bookshelf Thomasville Shelf Subscription 42:08 - Episode 23 - being a Penelope Currently Reading Merchandise *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*
In a bold, sudden move, that's sure to shock millions of users worldwide, Playstation has switched out one of their July PS+ offerings, PES, in favor of the critically acclaimed "Detroit: Become Human" which also includes the PS3 hit "Heavy Rain". We see this as an absolute win! The remainder of our podcasts largely focuses on Dave's infatuation with new release "The Sinking City", which, according to him, is a blend of Lovecraft, Bioshock, and other unique elements. Check out what he has to say here!PS: We've launched our Live Podcast! We will be slightly restructuring our format to account for the transition, but will stay true to the content and jokes that you love!PPS: We've launched our Merch store! winterhousegaming.threadless.com is the place to get the hottest gear to rep your favorite Podcasters around.PPPS: We sell Coffee! (Okay, maybe not us) but we've partnered with the great folks at Player One Coffee to grab you some discounts on what honestly is terrific coffee. As coffee drinkers, that's saying something. Use code FRIEND-BP6NRGJ to get 5% off your order!
We love it when we have a guest that constantly puts his foot in his mouth, case in point, our guest and good friend Jason. Self-admitted purchaser of loot crates, watch him try to convince of the upsides to it. But in all seriousness, he's a great sport. The real culprit is the money hungry corporate giant EA, and their "Surprise Mechanics". Find out how much we hate them, after the jump!
Was it just us, or did this year's Gaming showcase feel surprisingly lackluster? Don't worry, we're here to guide you around all games that you can just stay away from (We're looking at you, Commander Keen). We also hit the highlights, by making a way bigger deal of the great things that were announced.
We throw ourselves back 17 years (crazy, we know) to 2002, a lawless gaming wasteland, then GTA III ruled the world, early 00's nu metal was all the rage, and that time Tony skipped his sophomore biology final to go buy Metallica's "St. Anger" (He would have just rather taken the final). Starcraft Ghost was also apparently a thing? Soak yourself in nostalgia bliss in the newest episode of the WHG podcast!
We share our thoughts on Dauntless, the new Monster Hunter lite, created by Epic Games, and Eric has surprisingly little to say about it. As only 2 members of the WHG crew have experienced it, we wildly speculate about the future of the game!
In a bizarre turn of events, 22 years after the release of the original, Tony FINALLY plays (and streams) the modded PC version of FF VII. Spoiler alert, he loves it! Eric loses himself in the still (for some reason) massively multiplayer game World of Warcraft, to which he is pleasantly surprised. The critically divisive Rage 2, is currently being tackled by Dave, so we've got that part covered? Find out why after the jump!
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 course). You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: an indie bookstore day recap and a bookish “retirement” gift. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We both read quite a few books that we REALLY loved this week, so don’t hesitate to use those show notes below! For our deep dive this week, we have decided to give ourselves bookish “demerits” a la Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast. These are places in our reading lives where we think we could improve. Sometimes we commiserate with each other and sometimes we chide each other! As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week we are talking about a fantastic mystery/police procedural, and a multi-generational family saga. As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! . . . . . 5:23 - Thriftbooks.com my favorite used book website! 6:02 - A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 9:43 - Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen 11:07 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 11:24 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 14:18 - Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson 15:22 - Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage 15:23 - The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas 15:25 - Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman 16:49 - My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd 17:15 - The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms 21:18 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 21:42 - Beauty by Robin McKinley 25:16 -Uprooted by Naomi Novik 25:17 - Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik 26:48 - Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon 27:05 - Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams 27:47 - The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson 28:38 - The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray 30:45 - Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson 30:47 - The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson 31:01 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 31:02 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 32:30 - Robert Galbraith series 32:45 - Three Pines series by Louise Penny 32:47 - HP Series by JK Rowling 33:02 - Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins 33:02 - Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer 33:34 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman 42:01 - A Place of Execution by Val McDermid 42:09 - Tana French books 43:25 - Distant Echo by Val McDermid 43:51 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*
We've officially lost Kelly since Days Gone has released. Dave's not far behind, and Tony doesn't really understand what's happening. Suffice it to say it's business as usual in the WHG camp. Eric's descent into classic game randomization hell takes a serious turn for the worst, but for the resident retro streamer, he's used to masochism on tons of different levels. There's also some news that nobody's interested in (ESO: Elswyr and Elder Scrolls Blades?.....no? We didn't think so.) You can listen to us make fun of them in the latest episode of the Winterhouse Gaming Podcast!
After taking a short siesta, and frequenting the Bangor Comic and Toy Con 2019, we're back with episode 11 of the Winterhouse Gaming Podcast! We cover the rumors surrounding the PS5 announcement, Borderlands GOTY, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and all the newest releases coming up this year. It's also worth noting that we have clearly abandoned all hope, much like Square-Enix has, of ever finally seeing Final Fantasy VII remade. It's life, and it happens. We're sure that we'll move on, and someday, finally heal from the damage it's brought on, emotionally. Also, check out what Mulch-bagging is! More after the jump!
Two weeks after release, we've got all details on FromSoftware's latest release. We discuss the immaculate attention to detail, the crushing difficulty, and the gameplay mechanics are put under a microscope. Is it TOO hard? Dave certainly seems to think so, but he's immersed himself in his newest obsession, Generation Zero! Last, but CERTAINLY not least, almost a 5 year wait, Borderlands 3 gets announced, along with a remaster of the original! Find out more after the jump!
Google has unleashed what seems to be the ultimate gaming platform, named "Stadia" which apparently seems to be cloud-based, accessible on any internet platform that supports Chrome, or is Google oriented. We discuss a controversial opinion of whether every single game should include an "easy" mode. Yes, even Dark Souls. We also Take a dive into the inner working of the Winterhouse Streaming Platform, and start talking Content Creation. It's not all glamour, glory, and tons of viewers. In reality, we have none of those! The fatigue is real here, folks! EA Paid Ninja a cool $1M to play Apex, and The Switch seems to become more and more of a porting machine. Find out the details here!
We don't like to comment on rumors. We love it. So imagine our elation when we learned about A possible buy-out of Take-Two by Sony, A L4D-inspired title "Back 4 Blood", and the possibility of MORE Steam Link, something nobody wanted. Games discussed: Apex Legends, Ghost of Tsushima, Satisfactory, The Outerworld, and VR Labo, and more!
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 the books that our friends and family members have pressed into our hands. As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. A children’s classic and a funny romantic comedy. As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! . . . . . 4:38 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 8:30 - The Child by Fiona Barton 8:38 - The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 9:15 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Burton 12:33 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 12:40 - Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 14:02 - 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich 17:58 - Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik 18:02 - Uprooted by Naomi Novik 22:04 - Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillin Smith 26:52 - On the Come Up by Angie Thomas 26:57 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 30:01 - Currently Reading Challenge 2019! 31:33 - The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd 31:42 - Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley 31:55 - The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman 32:14 - Dreamland by Sam Quinones 32:23 - Dopesick by Beth Macy 33:18 - The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald 33:30 - Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley 33:54 - Soul of America by Jon Meacham 34:06 - Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich 34:18 - 100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christiansen 34:33 - Testable Asic Devices by Wayne Needham 34:56 - American Gods by Neil Gaiman 35:04 - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 35:08 - The White Book by Han Kang 35:24 - For Every Solution, A Problem by Kristin Gier 36:05 - A Gift From the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindburgh 36:19 - West With The Night by Beryl Markham 37:20 - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari 37:33 - Yes, Please by Amy Poelher 37:34 - Bossypants by Tina Fey 39:11 - House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 41:09 - The Ordinary Princess by MM Kay 44:49 - Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty McDonald 47:55 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 49:22 - The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 49:28 - The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion 49:50 - The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion 52:45 - 10 Things To Tell You Episode 1: When Do You Read?
The WinterHouse Gaming Crew cycles through some of the rumors regarding Anthem refunds, loot drop rate changes, and exactly how much gamers are willing to deal with, when it comes to Electronic Arts. Tony and Dave are terrified of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and big changes have come for Playstation Plus members. More content after the jump!
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 this episode: Winterhouse by Ben Guterson The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson The House with the Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson (no link yet! Coming in December!)
Anthem has officially dropped, and as of this recording, only Dave had been able to experience the full game, as Kelly and Tony, in all their shame, had to go to work. Are the less-than-stellar reviews accurate? Does the game live up to the hype? You'll have to find out for yourselves, by listening in!
After it's all said and done, we are not impressed by Nintendo's showcasing of "new" titles for its latest handheld/console hybrid. Relying on pure nostalgia with a remake of "Link's Awakening", Final Fantasy ports, and probably a Star Fox title or something, there was much left to be desired from what was once a consistently amazing company. No Animal Crossing? No 3DS titles, after they forced so many new iterations of the system on us? Luckily we have have Metro Exodus and Far Cry: New Dawn to fill the gaming void! Listen to us gush about it all!
The Impossible has happened. Apex Legends, the new Battle Royale FPS, is something that Kelly, David, and Tony can all get behind, and enjoy it! In other news, Microsoft is bring XBOX Live to Nintendo consoles, and the results are in on the Anthem Beta, and Resident Evil 2. Hear more after the jump!
Meredith and Kaytee have to try to keep themselves under control this week as we have a bit of a longer deep dive segment. It’s hard, listeners, to reign in the book talk, especially after a week away! You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the hosts: ditching a time-suck that was preventing reading, and a new bookish website. Next, we discuss our current reads. Since we had to limit ourselves, these four titles are all AMAZING. We dare you to not get excited about at least half of them, no matter what your wheelhouse is! Our deep dive this week includes and extra special interview with the ladies from Pantsuit Politics, Beth and Sarah. Whether you’re already a fan, or these are new voices in your ears, you’re guaranteed to learn something. I (Kaytee) did, and have been a raving fangirl for more than two years. It’s unbelievable to me that I even got to talk to them! As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: a non-fiction pick from Sarah if you want to broaden your political reading, a poetic choice from Beth for sanity in turbulent times, and one from each of your regular hosts (a sweet picture book and a creepy true crime novel). That’s a lot of pressed books! As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! . . . . . 4:00 -myTBR.co - Tailored Book Recommendations from Book Riot 7:10 - Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier 10:24 - The Hunger by Alma Katsu 10:46 - The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown 13:54 - Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce 17:48 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson 18:00 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 20:08 - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart 20:12 - A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket 22:40 - I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland 45:59 - The Righteous Mind: Why People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 47:05 - Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott 48:30 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 49:00 - Pantsuit Politics Podcast and Website Pantsuit Politics on Twitter Pantsuit Politics on Instagram 50:28 - Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon 52:31 - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (set in Washington state) 53:07 - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote *Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*
Fans of Anthem will be distraught to know that the game will not run native 4K or at 60 FPS as previously promised. Luckily the demo was so good, we'll soon forget all about it. Dave and Tony strike an accord, and apparently people like read reviews about super old video games. Haven't they already played those? What's the point? Join us and occasional co-host Emily P. as we tackle the tough questions that nobody asked!
For what seems like an eternity, Dave is trapped in the bowels (see what we did there?) of he latrine for what can only be described as "a ride with the Devil". Leaving Tony and Kelly to their own devices, we start complaining a lot about the news. The PS vita got an update for some reason, and Tony reflects on his streams of Catherine, and the Resident Evil 2 One-shot demo. More news about Fallout...what a surprise, and The Division 2 gets a beta! Come listen to when it'll drop!
Welcome to 2019! After taking a short break for the holidays, and to catch up on some much need rest/gaming, David, Kelly, and Tony are back to give you the news that matters to nobody! We discuss the fate of Elder Scrolls, more about what we will refer to as the Fallout 76 debacle, and why exactly Bungie and Activision split!
As 2018 comes to an end, we discuss the games that made the cut (and the ones that didn't) with our good friend Sam! As a PC enthusiast, he knows the ins and outs of the Steam refund policy, and he's used it plenty. Find out which games to avoid, and listen to our obligatory picks for the Winterhouse GOTY!
Willie Fresco is in the studio this week, where we talk his favorite games, genres, his affinity for fighting games (and sneakers), and how began his career in professional gaming with NFFB. It was a blast meeting a fellow content creator, and getting to know more about his passions!
Dave walks us through his first, and what will most likely be his last time playing the Red Dead Online multiplayer mode, we talk about the (seemingly) monumental travesty that is Fallout 76 (We all dig it though, so we don't see what the big deal it) and more than you could have ever possible bargained for in the 68th episode of the Winterhouse Gaming Podcast, where we welcome back our good friend Emily!
We were just sick and tired of Eric talkin' smack, so we put him on a plane, flew him up to cold-ass Bangor, and put him in his place! But in a much more real sense, we were happy to have him up here for a week, game, stream, and let him see how the sausage gets made. Once you go behind the scenes, it stays with you. It's up to you whether that's a good or bad thing. But we discuss Red Dead Online, a new Mass Effect, the Playstation Classic, and more, after the jump!
Straight from the BlizzCon floor, the completely anti-climactic news of an all-mobile Diablo game came as a massive disappointment to many. We tried to talk as little about it as we possibly could, for obvious reasons. In order to recover from this, we have our very special guest Emily, who discusses her love of Mass Effect, why she has two copies of "Two Worlds", and the Eevee version of the Tamagotchi. It's too many topics to mention in the blurb, so jump in!
Who isn't pumped about the New Smash, How pokeballs work, or how Pokemon GO and Let's GO! interact with each other? We have a ton of laughs joking with our special guest Justin, who games for the love of gaming, and offers a unique perspective on the JRPG genre! Stay tuned for our Live at Nor'Easter Gaming Expo podcast soon!
We can't keep it together, with our review of Starlink, The hot streak that Rockstar Games seems to be on with breaking game records, Tony's unenthusiastic response to Just Cause 4, and more!Also, who the hell never heard of Zork!? That was a quality game! Fight me, Dave!
In light of the news that Sony will be allowing PSN users to change their usernames, we decided that it would be a great time to get rid of our old handle "Xx_whgextreme420blazeit_xX" from when that was cool back in 2008 (it wasn't) to something a bit more refined. Dave got a new record player*, and Tony goes on a conspiracy theory rampage about the inter-connectivity of the Assassin's Creed games. So it's business as usual at the Winterhouse Gaming studio, thanks to our NEW sponsor: Eric's sensual reviews!*UPDATE: Dave's record player no longer works, and we're dubious that it ever did.
We know what you're thinking, but we didn't get Jason Vorhees as a special guest (as cool as that would have been). But we did get somebody NAMED Jason, who's arguably as tall and creepy, so you can just use your imagination. Nothing gets done in this podcast, in typical WHG fashion, but we talk about Tomb Raider, pixelated naughty parts, and giving Dave's mom the "Death Wobble". Find out what it means!
Quite a few things happened in the gaming community this past week. We give you a full rundown on Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4 and the fantastic photo mode that drains hours of hour lives,the highlights of Nintendo direct (Spoiler alert: It was great!) and the latest remaster announcements! More after the jump!
The Witcher Netrlix Series, The search for Molly (whoever that is), and videos of Eric Dancing his cares away, while working that junk he's got in his trunk! We didn't make it up! Maybe we did, but you'll never know if you don't tune in!
The hate train on Microsoft keeps rolling! We discuss Microsoft's seemingly desperate "All-Access" payment plans for XBOX in grasping at straws attempt to make money, The Onimusha remaster, PS4 Cross-play! Come get an earful
Special Guest Alex Bernard sits in with us to talk about tactical games, Civilization, XCOM, the best team members from our favorite BioWare series, and more! Also, what the Hell is the game Freelancer all about!? Stick around to find out! Other Special Guest - The Air Conditioner Dave forgot to turn off.
Charlie Lovett talks with Ben Guterson about his middle grades novel Winterhouse, an Indie Next pick. Winterhouse features a young girl sent away alone to a mysterious hotel in the snowy mountains. Our discussion ranged from working with an illustrator to the use of first person narrative to the inspirations for Winterhouse itself—from the Grove Park Inn to The Shining.
We get out of our comfort zone, and talk with some of the local experts about tabletop gaming! Our special guests Silver Paladin Gaming join us, to learn us a thing or two about new types of games! Develop interest, roll for intelligence, and success!
In my second conversation with Jessica Helfand — recorded earlier this month when Jessica was in Baltimore — we talk about Winterhouse (the studio she co-founded with William Drenttel), publishing, the role of design (and design criticism) in Trump's America, and what she's learned in her first semester teaching design at the Yale School of Management. Links from this episode can be found at scratchingthesurface.fm.
The fifth of our six interviews recorded at the 2015 HOW Design Live in Chicago is with Jessica Helfand of Design Observer. We talk about Design Observer, The Observatory (her podcast with Michael Beirut), Winterhouse, magazine design, and her upcoming book. Enjoy. The Reflex[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Jessica Helfand: The Reflex Blue Show #145 appeared first on 36 Point.
Jessica Helfand is a firm believer that graphic design is more than just typography or branding. A partner at Winterhouse, senior critic at Yale, and founding writer of Design Observer, Jessica talks about how she has changed as a designer, and how design has changed along with her. http://www.listencloseshow.com/
Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel work in partnership at Winterhouse and are co-founders, with Michael Bierut and Rick Poynor, of Design Observer.
Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel work in partnership at Winterhouse and are co-founders, with Michael Bierut and Rick Poynor, of Design Observer.