Posts by Chelsey

Episode 23: Recommendations for Listeners Part 2, for readers who love sci-fi, history, true crime, audiobooks, and more

We put our matchmaking hats back on to answer some of the recommendation requests in our inbox. Today we’re recommending titles to listeners looking for books to read as a couple, books for their spouses, or audiobooks for themselves. We’re talking science fiction, diverse fantasy, true crime, military history, and more. You might need to…

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Episode 21: Reading Together, talking reading and relationships with our IRL best friends, introducing Brit and Richard (plus book recommendations, Hamilton fangirling and making fun of Curtis)

On today’s episode, we’re hanging out with our real life best friends, Brit and Richard. We ask them about how they met, what they like to read, and which television shows they’re loving lately. In between all of that is a lot of laughter and a little bit of real talk, which pretty much sums…

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Episode 20: The Song of Achilles Discussion, team #patrochilles, and why Hamilton is a Greek tragedy

On today’s episode, we’re answering the important questions, like “how are Achilles and Alexander Hamilton actually the same person?” And “do we ship Achilles and Patroclus?” The answer to that one is OBVIOUSLY YES. We also nerd out over historical and literary background info and get into other book-club-like topics. We love talking about our…

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Episode 18: Books That Shaped Us, tracing our reading lives from childhood to adulthood and indulging in nerdy nostaliga with Star Wars, Narnia, and Little House on the Prairie

Inspired by Curtis’ guest appearance on The SSR Podcast, we’re returning to our favorite childhood reads to figure out how they have shaped us as readers. We compare what we read then to what we read now, share some nerdy anecdotes, and reflect on how beloved characters have influenced our personalities. We encourage you to…

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Episode 17: Recommendations for Reading Husbands, answering listener questions and recommending books for readers who like journalism, history, espionage, fantasy, and sports

In this week’s episode, Chelsey and Curtis have way to much fun giving recommendations to listeners who want to find the perfect books for their husbands. It’s a puzzle! It’s a challenge! It’s a chance to be a little bossy! These are Chelsey and Curtis’ favorite things. Honestly, why didn’t they start this podcast sooner?…

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