Season 2, Episode 10: Weird Genetic Reading Quirks + Special Guest Host Steven Needham

Kaytee and her brother, Steven Needham, record Episode 10 of Season 2 together!

Kaytee and her brother, Steven Needham, record Episode 10 of Season 2 together!

Kaytee is recording with a special guest this week, her little brother! Steven is a prolific reader, working the night shift, and has big book opinions.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: vacation reading choices, and an email from a family member.

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We are each sharing three books we’ve read recently, and they are all over the map!

We’’ll move on to a short Slow But Steady update, along with an update from a couple listeners with regard to their choices.

For our deep dive this week, we are poking around in Steven’s reading life. We’ll learn about when he developed his love for reading, how he balances reading and school, and if he has any controversial opinions regarding the reading life.

Finally, this week, we are Pressing Books Into Your Hands. We’ve got a great series of books for people who want to know all the things, as well as a childhood favorite that isn’t to be overlooked.

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! 






1:31 - Vacationland by John Hodgeman

2:58 - Walkable City by Jeff Speck

3:57 - Sue Grafton novels

5:07 - Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger? by Sherry F. Colb

7:29 - The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

8:33 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

9:16 - On the Bright Side: The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

9:46 - Timeline by Michael Crichton

9:54 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

9:59 - Lost World by Michael Crichton

10:07 - Congo by Michael Crichton

11:41 - The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

11:53 - Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

12:24 - Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

14:29 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

15:34 - Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry by Scott Huler

18:00 - The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

21:59 - The Know-It-All by AJ Jacobs

23:03 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

23:49 - Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery

23:55 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

24:01 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

24:49 - On Writing by Stephen King

25:00 - Notes From a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwauchie

25:08 - Moby Dick by Herman Melville

25:12 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

25:51 - Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

26:54 - The Essential Calvin and Hobbes Treasury by Bill Watterson

27:35 - Animal Farm by George Orwell

27:39 - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

30:02 - Constantly Calibrating podcast

38:49 - What If by Randall Munroe

38:50 - Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

38:58 - How To by Randall Munroe

42:07 - Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

43:59 - The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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