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Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.

Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.
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Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.

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English


Episodes

Episode 134 – The Rock Says

10/7/2019
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As listeners to the podcast may know, we’re big fans of Dwayne Johnson, but slightly less knowledgable about his pro wrestling alter ego, The Rock. So we invited Tres Dean, author of For Your Consideration: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, … Continue reading →

Duration:01:05:36

Episode 133 – The Host

9/23/2019
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Unlike vampires, we keep aging, so this is our 5th podcastversary! Tragically, we’ve completed our run on the Twilight saga, but the show must go on. We brought back returning guest Caroline to discuss Stephenie Meyer’s awkward alien follow-up … Continue reading →

Duration:01:27:36

Episode 132 – Divergent

9/9/2019
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Divergent by Veronica Roth, a dystopian society controlled by Buzzfeed quizzes, has been one of most frequently-requested episodes. In an effort to bring peace to the five factions, we invited Annie, author of The Chance You Won’t Return and cohost … Continue reading →

Duration:01:31:35

Episode 131 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

8/26/2019
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Hola! We read the Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie novelization by Steve Behling so you don’t have to! We were joined by librarian extraordinaire and Dora the Explorer watcher Kristi, who helped us avoid getting stuck … Continue reading →

Duration:01:12:58

Episode 130 – Dealing With Dragons

8/12/2019
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As Flashback Summer draws to a close for another year, our friend Kelsey joined us to return to a feminist favorite: Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. The three of us all loved this book as tweens and were … Continue reading →

Duration:01:22:50

Episode 129 – Rotten Romans (Horrible Histories series)

7/29/2019
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For this installment of Flashback Summer, we flashed way back to ancient Rome. We read The Rotten Romans from the Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary & Martin Brown with returning guest, librarian Laura. It’s a whimsically British look at history … Continue reading →

Duration:01:03:19

Episode 128 – Pickle Puss (Polk Street School)

7/15/2019
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Flashback Summer continues with a trip to the Polk Street School, where the kids aren’t alright. Becca joined us to read Pickle Puss by Patricia Reilly Giff, an early chapter book about how not to run a summer reading program or … Continue reading →

Duration:01:06:30

Episode 127 – Sideways Stories from Wayside School

7/1/2019
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The next stop on our Flashback Summer vacation is the 30th floor of an elementary school. Literary agent Amy joined us to read Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. Everyone should listen to this episode, unless you’re … Continue reading →

Duration:01:27:57

Episode 126 – Bunnicula

6/17/2019
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It’s the return of Flashback Summer and the 40th anniversary of beloved children’s classic Bunnicula by James & Deborah Howe. We were joined by Laura to discuss the story of some irresponsible pet owners. Listen now to hear one weird … Continue reading →

Duration:01:01:14

Episode 125 – Interview With the Vampire

6/3/2019
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We ran out of Twilight books so we had to read about some less-sparkly vampires, ugh! Fortunately, we were #blessed with the company of not only Meredith Goldstein (author of the Boston Globe’s Love Letters column as well as … Continue reading →

Duration:01:29:47

Episode 124 – The Five People You Meet in Heaven

5/20/2019
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If you like sitting around, listening to esoteric monologues that may or may not relate to your life from random people who refuse to answer any pertinent questions, do we have the vision of the afterlife for you! Chelsea joined … Continue reading →

Duration:01:22:19

Episode 123 – Big Little Lies

5/6/2019
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We don’t have anybody’s HBO login, so instead of watching the show, we were forced to read the book Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty! Fortunately, we were joined by Melissa of the Truer Words podcast for this trip through … Continue reading →

Duration:01:18:53

Episode 122 – A Discovery of Witches

4/22/2019
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When Gina joined us to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, we were startled to discover that this book has way more than just witches! This book also has vampires, daemons, and plenty of #herbs. Join us for … Continue reading →

Duration:01:20:22

Episode 121 – Shatter Me

4/8/2019
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In a world…where a teen girl’s touch is deadly…to everyone except one hot guy…who she’s locked in a jail cell with…what will happen next? According to Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, maybe she’ll overthrow the government? Bookseller Maggie joined us to … Continue reading →

Duration:01:19:34

Episode 120 – Murder Games (Instinct)

3/25/2019
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Since James Patterson & Howard Roughan went to the trouble of giving their book two different titles, we decided that we needed the power of two book podcasts to discuss it. So we had our old friends J.W. and Chris … Continue reading →

Duration:01:34:48

Episode 119 – After

3/11/2019
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We read After by Anna Todd, a fanfiction-turned-novel that’s bold enough to ask the question: would you like to date Harry Styles, if, rather than being a member of One Direction, he was just a college student, and also a … Continue reading →

Duration:01:28:04

Episode 118 – Naked in Death

2/25/2019
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As the talents of Our Lady Nora Roberts cannot be held by one pen name alone, we were joined by fellow Nora devotee Christine to investigate Naked in Death by J. D. Robb. It’s a romantic suspense novel set in … Continue reading →

Duration:01:19:19

Episode 117 – Year One

2/11/2019
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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine, since we’re spending it with Kathryn from the Truer Words podcast! Our Lady Nora Roberts has launched a post-apocalyptic series with Year One. Don’t worry–even though … Continue reading →

Duration:01:26:20

Episode 116 – How The Secret Changed My Life

1/28/2019
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Our lives have been changed by The Secret, as have those of Andrew and Craig from the Overdue podcast. So they joined us in reading How The Secret Changed My Life by Rhonda Byrne. We were delighted to combine our … Continue reading →

Duration:01:31:29

Episode 115 – Bests & Worsts of 2018 (Part 2, Adult & Graphic Novels)

1/14/2019
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Tune in to our Bests & Worsts of 2018 episodes to hear us discuss these titles and read excerpts from our favorites! Please note: We counted things that we read in 2018, regardless of publication year. We didn’t count anything that we … Continue reading →

Duration:01:23:58