No Shelf Control: The Books, Booze, and Banter Podcast

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A biweekly podcast for readers, by authors. Each episode, Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat about either a book-to-screen adaptation or a popular BookTok book, discuss their latest reads and overflowing TBR lists, and talk about what they're working on right now, usually with a cocktail or glass of wine in hand. Spoilers and tangents are welcome. And swearing. ;)

Location:

United States

Description:

A biweekly podcast for readers, by authors. Each episode, Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat about either a book-to-screen adaptation or a popular BookTok book, discuss their latest reads and overflowing TBR lists, and talk about what they're working on right now, usually with a cocktail or glass of wine in hand. Spoilers and tangents are welcome. And swearing. ;)

Language:

English


Episodes

S2 Ep18: (BookTok Book Talk) Gild by Raven Kennedy

1/23/2023
For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Gild by Raven Kennedy, a fantasy romance retelling of the King Midas myth. This book is quite dark and explicit, so definitely check the trigger warnings before reading it. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Gild. BOOK RECS! The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzie Lee White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison CURRENT FREEBIES (at the time of episode airing): The Darkest...

Duration:01:07:04

S2 E17: A Discussion of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and the 2008 Movie

12/26/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the YA vampire romance phenomenon Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and the 2008 movie. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Twilight, both the book and the film. BOOK RECS: Hunk for the Holidays by Neon Gods by Katee Robert Winter's Fury by AE Reyne Saint by Adrienne Young Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi Divergent by Veronica Roth Across the Universe by Beth Revis Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi SHOW...

Duration:01:06:49

S2 Ep16: (BookTok Book Talk) Curse of Shadows and Thorns by LJ Andrews

12/12/2022
For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Curse of Shadows and Thorns by LJ Andrews, a fantasy romance retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a Vikings setting. (This book is another LS favorite!) WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Curse of Shadows and Thorns AND some for From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. BOOK RECS! From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout Land of Fury by Lindsey Pogue CURRENT FREEBIES (at the...

Duration:01:03:39

S2 E15: A Discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen and the 2022 Netflix Adaptation

11/28/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the 2022 audio dramatization of the Regency classic, Persuasion, byJane Austen and the 2022 Netflix adaptation. NOTE FROM LS: Apologies for my mic quality. With the whole FB fiasco, I forgot to switch over to my podcasting mic. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Persuasion, both the book and the film. ADAPTATION RECS: Pride & Prejudice (2005) Pride & Prejudice (1995) Persuasion (2007) North & South...

Duration:01:08:52

S2 Ep14: (BookTok Book Talk) Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

11/14/2022
For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, a witchy historical paranormal romance featuring a rich setting and seductive demon princes. (This is on of LS's favorite books she has read for the podcast!) WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Kingdom of the Wicked AND some for Kingdom of the Cursed. BOOK RECS! Bottom Girl by Lucy Score Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco OTHER...

Duration:01:04:16

S2 E13: A Discussion of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger and the Movie

10/31/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss the popular chick lit/women's fiction throwback, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, the 2006 adaptation of the same name. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Devil Wears Prada, both the book and the film. BOOK RECS! Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen OTHER LINKS: The Devil Wears Prada montage: https://youtu.be/ZAp9tTklmOY The Hot Chick...

Duration:00:56:01

S2 Ep12: (BookTok Book Talk) Hooked by Emily McIntire

10/17/2022
For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Hooked by Emily McIntire, a dark, brutal, and sexy contemporary romance spin on Peter Pan. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Hooked. BOOK RECS! The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood Song of Scarabs and Fallen Stars by Lindsey Sparks CURRENT FREEBIES (at the time of episode airing): The Darkest Winter by Lindsey Pogue After The Ending by Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Fairleigh...

Duration:01:03:35

S2 E11: A Discussion of The Duke and I by Julia Quinn and Bridgerton, the Netflix Adaptation

10/3/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss popular regency romance The Duke and I by Julia Quinn the insanely popular Netflix adaptation, Bridgerton. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Duke and I and Bridgerton. BOOK RECS! A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison Beach Read by Emily Henry Chill and Prosper by Denise Duffield-Thomas LINKS FROM THE SHOW: LS's Discord (for AI art and live read-through of The Raven Queen):...

Duration:00:55:02

S2 Ep10: (BookTok Book Talk) Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

9/19/2022
For this BookTok Book Talk episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Ruby Dixon's out-of-this-world and extra spicy sci-fi romance book, Ice Planet Barbarians. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers for Ice Planet Barbarians. BOOK RECS! Every Witch Way But Dead by Kim Harrison The Takeover by TL Swan Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score OTHER LINKS: Lindsey Sparks' Discord (for AI art and bookish fun): https://discord.gg/JDkWwZFau4 CURRENT FREEBIES (at the...

Duration:00:55:22

S2 E9: A Discussion of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and the Miniseries Adaptation

9/5/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and the 2021 miniseries adaptation of the same name. A note from Lindsey Sparks: Sorry about the audio quality on my end! The audio settings were set to the wrong mic. :( WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Station Eleven. BOOK RECS! Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young SHOW...

Duration:01:16:39

S2 Ep8: (BookTok Book Talk) Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

8/22/2022
For this BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Madeline Miller's beautiful retelling of the events surrounding the Trojan War, The Song of Achilles. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Song of Achilles. BOOK RECS! The Housemaid by Freida McFadden A Kingdom of Ruin by K.F. Breene MOVIE/SHOW RECS 1883 As Above, So Below OTHER LINKS: Lindsey Pogue's Savage North Chronicles character portraits...

Duration:00:52:30

S2 Ep7: A Discussion of Austenland by Shannon Hale and the Movie Adaptation

8/8/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss Austenland by Shannon Hale and the 2013 movie adaptation of the same name. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about Austenland. LINK TO AUSTENLAND MAKEOVER SCENE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szoivPXfpxM BOOK RECS! A Kingdom of Ruin by K.F. Breene Priest by (Sierra Simone) Song of Achilles by (Madeline Miller) The Hacienda by The Housemaid by (something McFadyen) MOVIE RECS! The Lost City FAVORITE...

Duration:01:04:59

S2 Ep6: (BookTok Book Club) A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

7/25/2022
For this BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the Persephone and Hades retelling, A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about A Touch of Darkness. BOOK RECS! The Hacienda by Isabel Canas Priest by Sierra Simone Hollen the Soulless by Denali Day The Villain by LJ Shen Neon Gods by Katee Robert A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas OTHER LINKS: Lindsey Sparks' Patreon (including The Last...

Duration:00:55:52

S2 Ep5: A Discussion of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and the TV adaptation

7/11/2022
Bestselling fantasy authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and the first season of the adaptation of the book into a streaming show. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about A Discovery of Witches (the book) and A Discovery of Witches, season 1(the show). BOOK RECS! Kingdom of Ruin by K.F. Breene It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey CURRENT FREEBIES (at the time of episode airing): The Darkest Winter by Lindsey...

Duration:01:27:35

S2 Ep4: (BookTok Book Club) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

6/27/2022
For this BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the insanely popular and absolutely dazzling book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. BOOK RECS! The Hacienda by Isabel Canas It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey That Highland Fling by Meghan Quinn Kingdom of Ruin by KF Breene OTHER LINKS: Fan Cast for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on...

Duration:00:54:35

S2 Ep3: A Discussion of The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes and Shining Girls (Apple TV)

6/13/2022
Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes and the adaptation of the book into the show Shining Girls on Apple TV. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Shining Girls (the book) and Shining Girls (the show). BOOK RECS! A Throne of Ruin by K.F. Breene By a Thread by Lucy Score OTHER LINKS: Lindsey Sparks' spicy stories Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lindseysparks CURRENT FREEBIES (at the time of episode airing): The...

Duration:01:08:56

S2 Ep2: (BookTok Book Club) From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5/30/2022
For the first BookTok Book Club episode, Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss the mega-popular epic fantasy romance book, From Blood and Ash, by Jennifer L. Armentrout. WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about From Blood and Ash. BOOK RECS! Flirting with Monsters series by Eva Chase A Ruin of Roses by KF Breene To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo North of the Stars by Monica James The Hating Game by Sally Thorne CURRENT FREEBIES (at the time of episode...

Duration:01:10:57

S2 Ep1: A Discussion of The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski and The Witcher (Netflix)

5/16/2022
Authors Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Sparks discuss The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski and the adaptation of the book/series into The Witcher on Netflix (specifically looking at season 1). WARNING: This episode contains ALL the spoilers about The Last Wish and season 1 of The Witcher. BOOK RECS! The Hating Game by Sally Thorne To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo A Ruin of Roses by K.F. Breene LS is currently reading her book, Echo in Time, on the Read By The Author podcast. OTHER...

Duration:01:16:48

Episode 53: Interview with Jennifer Probst (The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti)

3/7/2022
Authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat with bestselling author of contemporary romance fiction, Jennifer Probst, about her latest release, The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti. WARNING: This episode contains spoilers about The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti. JENNIFER PROBST's LINKS: Website: https://jenniferprobst.com/ Instagram: @authorjenniferprobst Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferprobst.authorpage/ Twitter: @jenniferprobst BOOK RECS! The Husbands by...

Duration:01:13:25

Episode 52: Interview with Holly Hill Mangin (The House on the Lake)

2/21/2022
Authors Lindsey Sparks and Lindsey Pogue chat with editor and author Holly Hill Mangin about her solo debut, The House on the Lake, philosphical and mysterious gothic romance that is a cross between The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and the movie The Others. WARNING: This episode contains spoilers about The House on the Lake. HOLLY HILL MANGIN's LINKS: Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Holly-Hill-Mangin/e/B08XVTQ23N Facebook (as an author):...

Duration:01:11:22