At one point in life, I actually updated this blog on a regular basis. Between work and podcasting, this blog has slipped, unfortunately! One of my goals for 2018 is to write more in general, including my blog. We'll see how long it lasts this time around. Books Read Due to freezing cold weather and a … Continue reading January Wrap Up
Check out this episode! This week we have Carson Long and Millena Silva back to discuss their second YA book: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card! Meghan rants about nicknames being stupid, Millena proves that Hunger Games is just an updated female version of Ender's Game, and Carson braces himself in case Millena says she hates … Continue reading Episode 14: Ender’s Game with Carson Long and Millena Silva
Check out this episode! I am on the road, but I took a few minutes to discuss banned books. I'm joined by Ollie for a quick discussion on banned books in the US and Ireland! As per the norm, we get slightly off topic, but it was definitely interesting to hear the difference between how … Continue reading Minisode: Banned Books!
Check out this episode! This week we have new guests: Millena Silva and Carson Long of Kennesaw State University's podcast: Book Club Soda! We discussed our first of two YA books: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen! Meghan and Carson have some serious feelings about this book, but both agree that they will give … Continue reading Episode 13: Once and For All with Millena Silva and Carson Long
Check out this episode! This week we discuss book one of the Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation by Jeff VenderMeer. This book is a bit of a dystopian, postmodern nutter of a book, and none of us quite understand what the hell is going on in this world on a greater level. Drink of the week: … Continue reading Episode 12: Annihilation with Liz Babish and Dawn Gildenmeister
Check out this episode! (OH HEY. YOU CAN EXPECT SOME REAL POSTS FROM ME THIS WEEK TOO!) It's a hot summer, and movies are playing blockbusters to fill the air conditioned seats. The guest this week recommended the perfect book blockbuster for when you don't quite feel like walking out of your apartment into the heat! … Continue reading Episode 9: The Anubis Gates with Erin Ayers and Gena Radcliffe
Meg and Mari open their first season by discussing the classic original fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast! They focus on the original and first adaptation as it is frequently what is used in modern retellings. They make their checklist to use against the five modern retellings they’ll be reviewing this season, as well as why they think the story came to exist!
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Check out this episode! Meghan is joined again by Ileana and Stephanie to discuss the YA anthology The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman. We discuss how the YA genre ends to reach back to its 90s roots and bring the grittiness back, especially when discussing elves and faeries! Book Drink: Elder-Berry Tea … Continue reading Episode 7: The Essential Bordertown with Ileana Garcia and Stephanie Cortez
Meghan is joined by two new guests this week, Stephanie Cortez and Ileana Garcia. We read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory and discussed our thoughts on 1500s clothing, movie adaptations, and whether or not British actors can pull off American accents. Ileana introduces a new aspect of the podcast going forward, what cocktail goes with this book? … Continue reading Episode 6: The Other Boleyn Girl with Stephanie Cortez and Ileana Garcia
First, go check out our minisode as well! There's a giveaway you can enter! Giveaway ends June 10th, so get your entries in ASAP! This week I am joined by Ollie Brady and Emily Bennett of Best Acquaintances! We discuss David Gemmell's Waylander II and giggle through the entire episode while Ollie tries to explain … Continue reading Episode 5: Waylander II with Emily Bennett and Ollie Brady