Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai

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.

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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

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OUR NEXT EPISODE:

  • Episode 32 (April 23, 2018) Ivan by Kit Rocha

 

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A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

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.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 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

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OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 31 (April 9, 2018) Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai
  • Episode 32 (April 23, 2018) Ivan by Kit Rocha

Favorite Novel Length Fanfics

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.

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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

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

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.

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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

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OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 29 (March 12, 2018) Novel-Length Fanfic Recs
  • Episode 30 (March 26, 2018) A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

What We Read on Our Winter Vacation (Plus Schedule Changes and Patreon!)

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!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 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

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OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 28 (February 26, 2018) American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • Episode 29 (March 12, 2018) Novel-Length Fanfic Recs

 

Not Now, I’m Watching The Last Jedi

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!

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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

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Not Now, I’m Reading Phasma

Today we are talking about Phasma by Delilah S Dawson with one of our lovely friends, librarian-in-training Di! You can find her tweeting about a wide variety of nerdy and wonderful things @bookishdi and her AO3 account is kerrykhat. We talk about our deep love of Star Wars, the loveliness of The Last Jedi’s cast, and why Brendol Hux is the absolute worst. We also share our current reads and what we’ve got coming up next.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:55– Intro
  • 00:55-15:52– Current Reads
  • 15:52-29:17– Discussion of Phasma
  • 29:17-32:50– What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 26 (December 25, 2017) Not Now, I’m Watching The Last Jedi