UNspoiled!: Book Club
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The Atrocity Archives
Alright, Patrons, please tell me what I ever did to you? Because this is 2 books in a row now that I didn't really like at all, and the blame lies squarely with YOU, my "friends"! Okay that's not entirely fair, because I didn't hate The Atrocity Archives the way that I hated most of A Dirty Job, but I'm not a huge fan. It's not something that I would pick up again, or recommend, and Krista (who generously agreed to cohost again after the disaster last month) liked it even less than I did....
RIP to 'A Dirty Job'
Hey everyone. Bad news is, we lost the episode due to some miscommunications on my part. On the plus side, I really didn't like this book and I feel no urge to make time to re-record it. So here's a short blurb on why I feel the way I do, and I will see you all next month with The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross, which you can buy here! https://amzn.to/2IpUSmU
The Book Thief
I'm here with the next installment of the UNspoiled! Book Club, and this time it's Jaime Smith joining me to talk about The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. This is a book from a unique perspective, to say the least, and it's understandable why it's grown as acclaimed as it has. However, I have to be honest. I didn't love this book. Don't get me wrong, it's a really captivating idea and overall I found the plot to be interesting, as well as the peeks at how ordinary Germans who weren't in...
My main takeaway after reading this book was a sense of surprise at how much of the book was virtually unchanged for the movie, and how much that worked on-screen, while being impressed at the detail of story aspects that wouldn't have been interesting on-screen at all. Basically, if you asked me whether the book or the movie was better, I wouldn't be able to answer because I feel that they were each perfectly suited to the medium in which the story was being told. For the movie, you can...
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
In which RoShawn and I discuss white fragility and the realities of racism.
The Wee Free Men
My apologies for the lateness on this post! I had some sound issues and then my site got hacked, so I had it posted to Patreon but forget to schedule it for release on iTunes! I hope you can forgive me. And I hope you enjoy the show!
Howl's Moving Castle
In which Candace and Natasha discuss this delightful bit of fantasy wrapped in a ribbon of interesting ladies and overdramatic men.
Bag Of Bones (w/Overdue!)
In which the gentlemen from Overdue join me in reading a spooky Steven King novel!
In this book, I think I would rather deal with an actual ghost than Mrs. Danvers. Haven't read the book yet? Get it here! http://amzn.to/2wD8gfl Or get next month's book, 'Bag Of Bones' by Stephen King, here! http://amzn.to/2ezIX5v
The Girl With All The Gifts
The world as we know it is gone, and one little girl must overcome her bloodlust to remake it.
In this book, a fabulously detailed, beautifully crafted universe seems to be welcoming Natasha like an old friend.
In which Natasha and Liz discuss the classic SciFi novel, and Liz loves it with all her heart and Natasha tries desperately to understand.
The Kite Runner
Krista and I discuss this beautiful and tragic novel and the way it stomped all over our hearts.