Not Now, I’m Reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

This week is the first of our two very special Not Now, I’m Reading Something Terrible episodes. Chelsea and Kay use our powers for evil: to pick a book we think the other person will think is awful and make them read it. Let’s just say it was a success. Kay rants a lot about worldbuilding and bagels. Chelsea laughs at her pain. This episode we’re talking The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:52 – Intro
  • 00:52-12:49 – Current Reads
  •  12:49-39:42– The Iron King Discussion
  •  39:42-40:46– Outro, Upcoming Reads, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

Not Now, I’m Reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This week we’re talking about our favorite contemporary YA release of the year, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. We’re also talking about our current reads and our upcoming two-parter: Not Now, I’m Reading Something Awful, where we pick books we think the other person will hate. Yeah, I’m not sure how we’re still friends, either.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:38 – Intro
  • 00:38-12:08 – Current Reads
  •  12:08-46:34– When Dimple Met Rishi Discussion
  •  46:34-47:30– Outro, Upcoming Reads, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

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You can view this episode’s transcript here.

OUR NEXT EPISODES:

Not Now, I’m Watching Adaptations

This week we’re going to be talking all about literary adaptations. Ones we love, ones we hate, and what makes a good adaptation in the first place. We’re also talking about our favorite reads and letting you know what’s coming up next!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:38 – Intro
  • 00:38-12:08 – Current Reads
  •  12:08-46:34– Adaptations Discussion
  •  46:34-47:30– Outro, Upcoming Reads, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page.

You can view this episode’s transcript here.

OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 7 (August 14, 2017): Not Now, I’m Reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Episode 8 (August 21, 2017): Not Now, I’m Reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Not Now, I’m Reading Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai

This week we’re gonna be discussing the first New York release of one of our favorite romance authors, Alisha Rai! We’re talking Hate to Want You, plus our current reads and what we’re gonna be chatting about next week.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-1:01 – Intro
  • 1:01-12:11 – Current Reads
  • 12:11-26:23 – Hate to Want You Discussion
  • 26:23-27:21 – Outro, Upcoming Reads, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page.

You can view this episode’s transcript here.

OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 6 (August 7, 2017): Not Now, I’m Watching Adaptations
  • Episode 7 (August 14, 2017): Not Now, I’m Reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Thanks to Avon for the e-galleys of Hate to Want You, which were provided for possible review consideration.

Not Now, I’m Watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

This past weekend was SDCC, and the amount of nerd knowledge we’ve acquired is almost overwhelming. Black Panther preview! Cap with a beard! Captain Marvel will be set in the 90s! It seemed like the absolute perfect time to give you guys all  of our thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the MCU and all it’s recent shenanigans, and, of course – all the fanfic recs.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-00:37 – Intro
  • 00:37-10:56 – Current Reads
  • 10:56-29:42 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and MCU Discussion
  • 29:42-40:18 –  Marvel Fic Recs
  • 40:18-40:55 – Outro, Upcoming Reads, and Outtakes

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page.

You can view this episode’s transcript here.

OUR NEXT EPISODES:

  • Episode 5 (July 31, 2017): Not Now, I’m Reading Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
  • Episode 6 (August 7, 2017): Not Now, I’m Watching Adaptations

Not Now, I’m Reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

This episode we’re gonna be talking about everybody’s favorite soft space opera, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, but first we’re getting emotional about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and sharing our recent favorite tie-in materials and fics.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • Intro 00:00-00:34
  •  Star Wars Recs 00:34-10:40
  •  Long Way Discussion 10:40-32:35
  •  Outro and Upcoming Reads 32:35-33:24

MEDIA MENTIONS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

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You can view this episode’s transcript here.

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Not Now, I’m Prepping for the Hugo Awards

It’s time for our second episode and this one is packed with SO MANY MEDIA MENTIONS. Kay and Chelsea chat about the nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11 at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki. If you’d like to buy a membership to a) get a copy of the voter packet full of lots of great reads for an amazing value b) vote in this year’s Hugos and nominate for next year’s Hugos, you can buy a supporting membership for $40 US any time until Saturday, July 15, 11:59pm PDT. (Find out what time that is for you here.)

We know, we’re getting this episode in just under the wire.

Please note that Kay spent roughly five thousand years assembling the shownotes for this episode, so:

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Time Stamps:

  • Intro: 00:00 – 00:46
  • Hugos Discussion: 00:46-38:18
  • Upcoming Reads & Outro: 38:18- 39:37

Media Mentions from Today’s Episode:

And a list of works included in the Hugo Voter’s packet (seriously, the $40 membership is worth it if your budget can swing it):

In addition to the works listed in the above tweet:

  • Haunted by Sarah Gailey
  • An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity by J. Mulrooney
  • Infomocracy by Malka Older
  • Tear Tracks by Malka Older
  • The Black Box by Malka Older
  • The Rupture by Malka Older
  • Blue Monday by Laurie Penny
  • Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny
  • The Killing Jar by Laurie Penny
  • Your Orisons May Be Recorded by Laurie Penny
  • The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill by Kelly Robson
  • Two-Year Man by Kelly Robson
  • Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson

For more information, see the About the Show page, and to get in touch with us at all our various internet hangouts, check the About the Hosts page.

You can view this episode’s transcript here.

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