a podcast for gamers... who read
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Who We Are

Gamers Read is a podcast for video game and book enthusiasts alike. Each month, we take a book, read it, and discuss it on the podcast. The books aren't necessarily video game related nor are they particularly unrelated. We read the books we're interested in regardless of genre.

Gamers Read started for the simple reason that it has become increasingly difficult to find people with which to discuss books. While it's easy enough to talk about TV, the next summer blockbuster, or video games, the conversation surrounding seems to be books is dwindling. We aim to stem that tide.

So who are we? Just a few gamers talking about the books we read... or, *ahem* gamers who read.

The Crew

Allen Kesinger, when not playing games, is a Teen Services Librarian, which means he reads lots of books, right? Well, not as much as he would like. He is a fan of fantasy, science fiction, and graphic novels both in and out of the YA sphere of influence.

Favorite books: Dune by Frank Herbert, Star Wars Republic Commando: Hard Target by Karen Traviss, and White Noise by Don DeLillo

Jonathan Miley likes romantic comedies, long walks on the beach, and... wait, wrong website. Jonathan loves books and everything about the written word. But he became increasingly distraught with not having time to read after college and so he got an Audible subscription. He has been happy ever since. He sadly has no clue of what genre of books he likes, he just likes books.

Favorite books: Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund, Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Joel Szerlip loves consuming media. He's what you'd call media agnostic. Whether it be the latest video game or an epic fantasy novel, Joel loves consuming as much of it as he can. When he's not consuming media he's probably writing about it on his video game website Darkstation or personal blog WorldofJoel.

Favorite books: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, 11-22-63 by Stephen King, and A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin