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.

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

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Book Awards Short Cuts

Cecil Castellucci

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Books Mentioned
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff

The Devourers by Indra Das

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!

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Books Mentioned-
Make Trouble by John Waters

The Fact of A Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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!

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Books Mentioned

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Reading Glasses Episode 1: Book Slumps with Sara Benincasa

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Sara Benincasa

This week, Mallory and Brea discuss ways to get out of a book slump and interview author Sara Benincasa about her fundraiser to help refugees and have Neil Gaiman read the Cheesecake Factory menu out loud! Use the hashtag #SayNoToBookSlump to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!