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Not Now, I'm Reading is a book club and fandom discussion podcast!Once a week, online besties and all-around lady nerds Chelsea and Kay get together to discuss all different sorts of genre reads, fan fiction and pop culture.When picking reads, our guiding principle is that we want to read things that make us happy. From comics to romance, through science-fiction, young adult, crime or fantasy – pretty much anything that can be classed as genre fiction goes, as long as it’s something we can gush about.We always aim to be critical readers but we want this show to be a space for positivity and celebrating fiction that gets things right. No book is perfect, but there are some damn good ones, and we want to be reading them.

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Not Now, I'm Reading is a book club and fandom discussion podcast!Once a week, online besties and all-around lady nerds Chelsea and Kay get together to discuss all different sorts of genre reads, fan fiction and pop culture.When picking reads, our guiding principle is that we want to read things that make us happy. From comics to romance, through science-fiction, young adult, crime or fantasy – pretty much anything that can be classed as genre fiction goes, as long as it’s something we can gush about.We always aim to be critical readers but we want this show to be a space for positivity and celebrating fiction that gets things right. No book is perfect, but there are some damn good ones, and we want to be reading them.

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Delightful as hell genre podcast!

By Gin Jenny - Apr 12 2018
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I love listening to Kay and Chelsea talk about their favorite reads! This podcast is a smart, engaging squeefest that I look forward to every release day. <3

My favorite fannish podcast!

By Peytonsjaisusjns - Mar 31 2018
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Chelsea and Kay are best friends who love to talk about the books and fanfic they’re reading. Their podcast immediately improved the quality (and quantity) of what I read because they give the best recommendations. They run a great Wordpress website with links to everything they discuss and provide transcripts of the episodes too. Their enthusiastic and fun discussions reflect my fannish experience so perfectly, and I hope Chelsea and Kay continue letting us listen in for a long time!

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
0
1
0
1

Delightful as hell genre podcast!

By Gin Jenny - Apr 12 2018
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I love listening to Kay and Chelsea talk about their favorite reads! This podcast is a smart, engaging squeefest that I look forward to every release day. <3

My favorite fannish podcast!

By Peytonsjaisusjns - Mar 31 2018
Read more
Chelsea and Kay are best friends who love to talk about the books and fanfic they’re reading. Their podcast immediately improved the quality (and quantity) of what I read because they give the best recommendations. They run a great Wordpress website with links to everything they discuss and provide transcripts of the episodes too. Their enthusiastic and fun discussions reflect my fannish experience so perfectly, and I hope Chelsea and Kay continue letting us listen in for a long time!
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Not Now, I'm Reading

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Not Now, I'm Reading is a book club and fandom discussion podcast!Once a week, online besties and all-around lady nerds Chelsea and Kay get together to discuss all different sorts of genre reads, fan fiction and pop culture.When picking reads, our guiding principle is that we want to read things that make us happy. From comics to romance, through science-fiction, young adult, crime or fantasy – pretty much anything that can be classed as genre fiction goes, as long as it’s something we can gush about.We always aim to be critical readers but we want this show to be a space for positivity and celebrating fiction that gets things right. No book is perfect, but there are some damn good ones, and we want to be reading them.

Rank #1: Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai

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Hello, again, friends! This week we are talking about the final book in Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series, Hurts to Love You, and it makes us feel All The Things. We're also talking about our current reads, our feelings on bearded versus non-bearded Captain America (and how we feel about SebStan's Bucky to Winter Soldier spectrum of dirtiness), plus what we've got coming up next. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-03:30 – Intro 03:30-34:09 – Current Reads 34:09-49:16 – Discussion of Hurts to Love You 49:16-1:01:19 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Apr 09 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #2: Favorite Novel Length Fanfics

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This week we’re going to be recommending some of our very favorite novel-length fanfics. That’s right, fics as long as books, and you get to read them for free. We also talk about our current reads and what we have coming up next. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-02:17 – Intro 02:17-1:05:54 – Favorite Novel-Length Fanfics 1:05:54-1:09:11 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Mar 12 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #3: American Panda

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Hello, again, lovely listeners! We're back this week with our first book pick of the year: American Panda by Gloria Chao. The things about it we loved we adored, and the things we were uncertain about we could mostly shrug off because of the things we loved. We also talk our current reads, Keanu 2k18, what's happening with our Patreon, and what we've got coming up next. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-02:38 – Intro 02:38-32:22 - Current Reads 32:22-49:38 – American Panda Discussion 49:38-54:06 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Feb 26 2018
54 mins
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Rank #4: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

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Hello, friends! This week we're talking about one of our most anticipated contemporary romance releases of the year, Alyssa Cole's A Princess in Theory. We also talk about what we're currently reading, get into a fight about who's the Frodo and who's the Samwise of our friendship, and wind up on a long tangent about Tom Holland after fancasting A Princess in Theory. And, as always, we talk about what we've got coming up next. 00:00-01:35 – Intro 01:35-36:07 – Current Reads 36:07-53:44 – Discussion of A Princess in Theory 53:44-57:23 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Mar 26 2018
57 mins
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Rank #5: What We Read On Our Winter Vacation (Plus Schedule Changes and Patreon!)

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In our first episode back from our winter vacation, we have lots of new and exciting things to share with you! The first (and most obvious) is that we've modified our posting schedule. We're going to be posting new episodes every other week, though it looks like they'll be quite long, so the amount of content you're getting will be about the same. We're also launching a Patreon page! You'll find our website content mirrored there for free (including the show notes and transcripts) and some great additional content if you sign on as one of our patrons. We're also going to spend a great deal of time talking about all the great (and not so great) things we read while we were on vacation. Plus we're going to make a very inaccurate Oscar prediction. (Michael Stuhlbarg did not get an Oscar nod and WE ARE CURRENTLY VERY BITTER ABOUT IT.) We're excited for all the new things happening in 2018 and hope you are, too! 00:00-01:45– Intro 01:45-03:05– Schedule Changes 03:05-08:18– Patreon 08:18-1:00:26– What We Read on Our Winter Vacation 1:00:26-1:01:40– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Feb 12 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: Not Now, I'm Watching The Last Jedi

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For this, our final episode of 2017 (and a very happy holiday to anyone celebrating, and a lovely Monday to all) we're discussing our most-hyped movie of the year: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We swear we loved it a lot, even though we spend a great deal of this episode picking to pieces things we thought could've been done differently. We also talk about our current reads and what we've got coming up next. As a quick reminder, we'll be taking January off from the podcast to rest, relax, and ready some awesome new content for 2018. We want to thank each and every one of you who has listened to the podcast, read the transcripts, and chatted with us on Twitter. It's been so wonderful getting to hear from you and talking about our favorite reads and fandom things this year. We hope we'll see you when we return in February. Until then, happy reading and a happy new year! TIME STAMPS: 00:00-00:45– Intro 00:45-18:36– Current Reads 18:36-43:40– Discussion of The Last Jedi 43:40-45:28– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Dec 25 2017
45 mins
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Rank #7: Not Now, I'm Reading: 2017 in Review & Star Wars Fic Recs

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We've got a jam-packed episode for you this week. We start, as always, by talking about what we're reading. Then we're moving on to a stats breakdown of the books we've featured on the podcast in 2017, before wrapping up with some Star Wars fanfic recs to get you all hyped for The Last Jedi. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-01:04– Intro 01:04-14:50– Current Reads 14:50-20:36– Discussion of our 2017 reads 20:36-35:14– Star Wars fanfic recs 35:14-36:52– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Dec 11 2017
36 mins
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Rank #8: Not Now, I'm Reading Leia, Princess of Alderaan

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This week's episode marks the beginning of our very special all-Star Wars December. Today we're reading Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray. We're also talking about our current great (and decidedly not so great) reads and what we've got in store for you in the next few weeks. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-00:34– Intro 00:34-19:08–Current Reads 19:08-26:48– Discussion of Leia, Princess of Alderaan 26:48-27:56– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Dec 04 2017
27 mins
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Rank #9: Not Now, I'm Watching Thor: Ragnarok

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This week we're talking all about the last Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok. Kay is thoroughly pleased, Chelsea is pleasantly surprised, and Chris Hemsworth is absolutely hilarious. While we don't touch much on the movie's themes of imperialism and colonialism in the podcast, we've included a few links from some super smart folks for you to check out if interested! Apologies for the audio quality from Kay's end for this episode. It sounds like she's recording in an echo-chamber, but that should be fixed next episode. And, as always, we'll be talking about what we're reading and what's coming up next. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-00:35– Intro 00:35-18:50– Current Reads 18:50-36:24– Discussion of Thor: Ragnarok 36:24-37:25– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Nov 13 2017
37 mins
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Rank #10: Not Now, I'm Excited for Spring 2018 Releases

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This week we are talking about our most anticipated reads of Spring 2018. There are a lot so we (mostly) kept it to five a piece plus one kinda dubious pick from the both of us. We're also talking about our current reads and what we've got coming up next. TIME STAMPS: 00:00-00:56– Intro 00:56-15:19– Current Reads 15:19-31:46– Discussion of 2018 Releases 31:46-33:03– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes
Oct 09 2017
33 mins
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Rank #11: Not Now, I'm Reading The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian

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This week we're talking about Cat Sebastian, our favorite m/m historical writer, and her latest book, The Ruin of a Rake. There's a lot of happy sighing and flailing happening. We also talk our current favorite and least favorite reads (Kay continues to fail at finding new contemporary YA to read, so feel free to rec your favorites) and what we're up to in the coming weeks.
Sep 18 2017
44 mins
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Rank #12: Not Now, I'm Reading Fanfic on AO3

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This week we're doing something a little different. We'll be discussing our current favorite reads, as per usual, but we're also going to give you an introduction to AO3/Archive of Our Own, our favorite fanfiction/fanworks archive. We'll share our tips and tricks for finding the perfect fics for you and how to get the most out of the user interface. It's a lot more fun that it sounds!
Sep 11 2017
47 mins
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Rank #13: Not Now, I'm Reading When Dimple Met Rishi

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This week we're talking about our favorite contemporary YA release of the year, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. We're also talking about our current reads and our upcoming two-parter: Not Now, I'm Reading Something Awful, where we pick books we think the other person will hate. Yeah, I'm not sure how we're still friends, either.
Aug 14 2017
38 mins
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Rank #14: Not Now, I'm Reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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This episode we're gonna be talking about everybody's favorite soft space opera, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, but first we're getting emotional about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and sharing our recent favorite tie-in materials and fics.
Jul 17 2017
33 mins
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Rank #15: Not Now, I'm Prepping for the Hugo Awards

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It's time for our second episode and this one is packed with SO MANY MEDIA MENTIONS. Kay and Chelsea chat about the nominees for this year's Hugo Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11 at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki.
Jul 10 2017
39 mins
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