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What to Read in November - Lexicon

Laura is here, and she wants to tell you all about the book that we're reading this month. (Spoilers: Lexicon by Max Barry, an Aussie thriller about words and persuasion, and also Broken Hill for some reason.) Read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of November.

Duration: 00:00:36

10. So Alias Grace-ful

We’re diving into Alias Grace, the Margaret Atwood novel behind the about-to-be-released Netflix series (and Fiona's actual favourite book). Join us as we discuss potentially-guilty-murderess Grace Marks, as well as patchwork quilts, memory-triggering potatoes and the soon-to-be nuptials of Laura and Canadian actor/singer/superstar Drake. ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or about the podcast! Or about whether you've ever been aroused by a table leg! We're @bookwhostalking on...

Duration: 01:09:31

Mini Episode - Pitch Perfect

We welcome special guest Kate, a YA and children's book editor who tells us all the best bits about working in the publishing industry, and reveals why you should definitely hire a singing telegram. Then we play a super fun game where we make Kate listen to all our best (worst) book pitches, and make her choose the best (worst) ones. Find out why Fiona is starting a protest movement, why Ben loves Twilight, and why Laura has a single dropping in iTunes this week. Find Kate on twitter here:...

Duration: 00:53:31

What To Read In October - Alias Grace

Josie tells you what we're reading this month, and why you should read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of October. (Spoilers: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, and because you want to be all high-brow and say "It's not as good as the book" when the Netflix series drops on November 3rd.)

Duration: 00:00:35

9. More The Power To Ya

This month we're giving power to The Power, Naomi Alderman’s award winning 2016 novel. This book gave us ALL OF THE FEELINGS, and was also a great excuse to talk about Kesha starting her own religion. Settle in and enjoy (we sure did). Come and tell us what you thought of the book (and/or the episode), we're on facebook/ twitter/ instagram/ goodreads/ reddit @bookwhostalking.

Duration: 01:00:30

Mini Episode - Roald Dahl-ings

This September would have been Roald Dahl's 101st birthday, so to celebrate the author of some of our most beloved books, we're doing a quiz! Find out if we know our Buckets from our BFGs, and see who wins a golden ticket, and who gets a one-way trip to the chokey. (If you would like to submit a complaint about that half-point Laura thinks she deserved, please have a good, hard look at yourself, and then come and talk to us on Facebook or Twitter - @bookwhostalking.)

Duration: 00:30:46

What To Read In September - The Power

Laura tells you what we're reading this month, and why you should read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of September. (Spoilers: The Power by Naomi Alderman, and because we're *absolutely desperate* to talk about it with you.)

Duration: 00:00:53

8. A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Can you really ever know someone? Does tragedy plus time always equal comedy? What's the name of that Mandy Moore movie where she plays the President's daughter? All of these questions and more will be answered (or at the very least asked) as we delve into the 2017 Man Booker International Prize winner, A Horse Walks Into A Bar, by David Grossman. ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or about the podcast! Or about whether you think it's a bad idea for Ben to sing karaoke the night...

Duration: 00:51:58

Tell Us What You're Reading

We want to know what you're reading! Whether you're up to date, starting from the beginning, or being a maverick and doing your own thing, we want to hear about it. Email / Twitter / @bookwhostalking Instagram / @bookwhostalking Facebook / @bookwhostalking Reddit / @bookwhostalking Thanks for being in our book club, book worms

Duration: 00:00:59

Mini Episode - The Handmaid's Tale

We know you’ve watched it, we hope you’ve read it, and now we invite you to listen to us chat about how weird it is that they decided to make The Commander and Serena Joy crazy young and hot (but mostly crazy). Fiona, Laura and special guest Damian discuss the book-to-screen Hulu adaptation, with all its highs, lows and Supré dresses.

Duration: 00:48:13

Mini Episode - The Underground Railroad

Join Laura and Ben as they get super highbrow, reviewing Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winner 'The Underground Railroad'. They'll answer all the tough questions, including whether it's really a railroad, whether it's really underground, and whether they can even do one of these things without Fiona.

Duration: 00:13:04

What To Read In August - A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Laura tells you what we're reading this month, and why you should read it in time for our next main episode, due out at the end of August. (Spoilers: A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman, and because she really liked it.)

Duration: 00:00:58

Mini Episode - Fear

You’d die for your family, but would you kill for them? In this mini-episode, family members Fiona and Laura have a bite-size, spoiler-free discussion about Dirk Kurbjuweit’s “Fear”. Dubbed one of 2017's most promising thrillers, it's about a man and his family who are stalked by the creepy neighbour downstairs. So if you’ve seen this in your local bookstore and you want to know a little more before making that ~big purchase~, then give us a listen.

Duration: 00:10:19

6. Oh Lawd of the Flies

Sucks to your ass-mar, Bookworms, because we’re stepping back to a classic: Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The BWT gang discuss the Beast, Jonah Hill, and who they would kill first should they ever get shipwrecked (Ben). So if you’ve read this classic - give us a listen! And if you haven’t, you finally have an excuse to do so. It’s a win-win. Especially for all you high school kids out there who haven’t read it but need to participate in class discussion come Monday.

Duration: 00:51:52

Mini Episode - Harry Heads

We solemnly swear we are up to no good... Bookworms, this month marks 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published! That’s 20 years of bouncing ferrets, McGonagall’s addiction to all things tartan and the feeling of general soul-crushing heartbreak that your Hogwarts letter never arrived. To celebrate, we gathered our purest pumpkin juice, our crumbliest Cauldron Cakes and more Fizzing Whizbees that you could poke a bowtruckle at, and decided to get the whole gang together...

Duration: 00:26:45

Mini Episode - Comics 101

Holy mini-ep, Bookworms! In this Marvel-ous (lol) not-so-mini-episode we're talking COMICS, with comics writer and friend of the show, Josh Vann. We discuss President Lex Luthor, why Daredevil is the worst (not according to Ben), and how you can get started reading comics if you've always wanted to give it a go. Let us know if you want a comic recommendation on twitter or facebook (@bookwhostalking), and sign up for our newsletter to get Josh and Ben's top comic picks:...

Duration: 00:38:41

5. We Like The Hike

When Ben suggested a book with a main character called Ben we were suspicious, but Drew Magary’s novel The Hike put the gang on a path to excitement, laughter, tears, and a '90s earworm about uncomfortable underwear. Whether you’re a blurb-reader or not, this book will surprisingly surprise you with its surprises. We've never been more excited to discuss a book, and we've never been so angry after a round of HBO or Lifetime. Why would you want it any other way?

Duration: 00:48:59

Mini Episode - Rhett Bartlett

In this episode we're joined by Rhett Bartlett - good egg, friend of the show, and author of not just one, but two books: 'Richmond FC: A Century of League Football' and 'KB: A Life in Football'. Rhett talks to the gang about footy, surprise beers, and why you should never write a second book.

Duration: 00:28:15

Mini Episode - Big Little Mini Ep for Big Little Lies

If you took a sip of Monterey’s finest wine every time we said the word “penis” in this episode, there’s a chance you’d be dead in under 40 minutes, because we’re chatting about Big Little Lies! Cute-Australian-novel turned HBO-green-filtered-drama, Laura, Fiona and Josie discuss this book to mini-series adaptation, covering all the highs, lows, and broken urethras. With a star studded cast and a potential season 2 headed our way, we couldn’t be more pumped to discuss this “dark...

Duration: 00:38:04

4. How To Get Into How To Get Into The Twin Palms

Have you ever felt like an outsider? This month we’re chatting about “How to Get Into the Twin Palms” by Karolina Waclawiak, a story of lust, fire and the yearning to belong. Spoilers ahead, you little babushkas!

Duration: 00:39:23

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