The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

In finishing out Pride month here at NNIR headquarters, and as our VERY LAST EPISODE until Chelsea comes back from maternity leave, we’re bringing you guys a discussion of Avon’s first major f/f historical, The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite. We both enjoyed the book, though perhaps not as much as we wanted, and we have a very great conversation about the dangers of story scarcity and the unfair burden it places on exigent stories! Enjoy, friends, and we’ll see you in about six weeks with new content! In the meantime, enjoy the summer and some of our greatest vault episodes!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:20:27 — Current Reads
  • 00:20:27-00:42:10 — The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
  • 00:42:10-00:44:50 — Outro, Upcoming, and Outtakes

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Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian

Today, we’re kicking off NNIR Pride month by diving back in with one of our favorite authors, who has taken a bit of a detour into a genre we don’t read very often here at podcast HQ – a golden era mystery! Mysteries are not some of Chelsea’s favorites, and only the queer love story and the beauty of Cat Sebastian’s writing managed to save this one from a similar fate. Tune in as we talk about defining genre-crossing books, the hilarity of the small-village British mystery, and just how long Downton Abbey has really been.

Also, in her excitement to talk about Birthday by Meredith Russo, Chelsea left out content warnings for hate speech, depression, misgendering, suicide and suicidal ideation — please remember to take care of yourself, friends. 

 

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:23:22 — Current Reads
  • 00:23:22-00:52:32 — Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian
  • 00:52:32-00:55:14 — Outro, Upcoming, and Outtakes

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Game of Thrones: The Good, The Bad, The Fic Recs

We are so sorry for leaving you guys hanging yesterday, our normal posting Monday, but we hope you’ll forgive us – we needed the extra time to collect all our thoughts about Game of Thrones and the series finale that aired Sunday night! We go through some of our peaks and pits, wrapping up thoughts on the series as a whole before throwing 10+ mostly novel-length fics your way, just in case you still need to wash the taste of the finale out of your mouth.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:19:23 — Current Reads
  • 00:19:23-01:00:56 — Game of Thrones reactions
  • 01:00:56-01:21:08 — Game of Thrones fic rec list
  • 01:21:08-01:23:50 — Upcoming, Outro, and Outtakes

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Nerd Media Wrapup — Game of Thrones, Endgame, and CBS All Access

Just like every other pop-culture aware outlet on the internet, it’s finally our turn to talk about the recent glut of pure nerd media hitting the big and small screens! Between reaching the end of the first era of the MCU and squinting desperately through the Battle of Winterfell, we’ve got all sorts of opinions on Endgame, Game of Thrones, Star Trek: Discovery, and the new reboot of The Twilight Zone. It’s a bit of a long one, so buckle in friends, and as per usual: note the timestamps if you’re avoiding spoilers!

 

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00:00-00:20:52 — Intro and Current Reads
  • 00:21:11-00:30:10 — Star Trek: Discovery
  • 00:30:10-00:35:39 — Twilight Zone Reboot
  • 00:35:39-00:48:02 — Game of Thrones (through S08E03)
  • 00:48:02-01:09:19 — Avengers: Endgame
  • 01:09:19-01:12:25 — Upcoming, Outro, and Outtakes

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The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

It feels like we have been waiting for the entire year for this episode, but only because Lucy Parker is a forever favorite here at House NNIR, and she beyond knocked it out of the park with the Slytherpuff family-secrets-and-reputations contemporary romance, The Austen Playbook, the fourth book in her London Celebrities series. Join us as we talk (spoiler- free) all the things we loved about this book, all the ways Lucy can do no wrong, and the myriad of Game of Thrones ships Kay can rec that Chelsea will nope out of like her life depended on it!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 26:49 – Intro and Current Reads
  • 26:49 – 45:00 – Discussion of The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
  • 45:00 – 47:17 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera

We know y’all know just how excited we’ve been to talk about this book, and today is finally the day! We sat down to talk all about American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera, an absolute bombshell of a debut novel that will leave you in a puddle of emotions and starving for Afro-Caribbean food.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 24:22 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 24:22 – 41:22 – Discussion of American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera
  • 41:22 – 44:09 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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The True Queen by Zen Cho

We’re back, friends, and so beyond thrilled this week to be talking about our first ever adult fantasy book, The True Queen, as the tentpole book of the podcast. Bear with us as we take several tangents this week (Grey’s Anatomy! The TOR library embargo! Which Gilmore Girls boyfriend is actually the worst?!) all while gushing about just how much we loved this follow-up novel to Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 23:16 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 23:16 – 43:55 – Discussion of The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • 43:55 – 48:53 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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