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Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 112 – 2018 in Review

1/9/2019
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The best thing about 2018 was the day it ended, and the second-best thing about it was recording this podcast. It’s our Year in Review! The Jennys talk through the highs and lows of our 2018 reading, then chat about the New Year’s Resolutions we failed and succeeded at, and the New Year’s Resolutions we’ve decided on for 2019. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player below, or download the file directly to take with you on the go! Episode 112 Here are the time signatures if...

Duration:00:48:48

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.110 – Holiday Gift Guide 2018

12/12/2018
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Happy holidays, podworld! The Jennys are here to suggest gifts for you to buy for your loved ones — not just those who love books but those who love books slightly less than infinity! Wow such variety, we are podcast geniuses. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player below, or download the file directly to take with you on the go! Episode 110 Here are the time signatures if you want to skip around. 1:04 – What we’re reading 2:40 – Jennys’ Holiday Gift Guide 3:30 – Gifts for...

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.109 – Bookish Skeletons and Forcening Boat Squad John

11/28/2018
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The holidays are in full swing chez Jennys, and we are back with many exciting holiday newses. Chief amongst our pieces of news is that we are bringing back the Holiday Gift Guide, wherein we suggest books for you to buy your loved ones. Fill out the form here! (Your deadline for submissions is December 7th.) Meanwhile, we are also finishing The Two Towers, admitting to bookish skeletons in our closets, and reading Suzanne Brockmann’s Ready to Roll, AKA, Boat Squad John. You can listen to...

Duration:00:48:19

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 108 – Culling Books and Forcening The Color Purple

10/17/2018
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Lo, I have triumphed against the odds and am bringing you this episode on Wednesday, albeit a scootch later than I intended. This time, we’re talking about culling books (if, why, when, and how) and kicking off the 2018 Forcening with Alice Walker’s classic and one of my all-time favorite books, The Color Purple. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player below, or download the file directly to take with you on the go! Episode 108 Here are the time signatures if you want to skip...

Reading the End Bookcast, BONUS: A Roundtable on Genderbent Twilight

10/10/2018
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Today is a very blessed Wednesday, because we are bringing you a bonus episode with not one! but two! special guests. Friends of the podcast Ashley and Robert came to Louisiana along with Whiskey Jenny, and we somehow talked them into reading Genderbent Twilight, AKA Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, by Stephenie Meyer, for our September bonus episode. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player below, or download the file directly to take with you on the go! Bonus Episode 4...

Duration:01:16:54

Reading the End Bookcast, BONUS: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society: The Movie!

9/19/2018
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WELP that was an absurdly long subject line, and I must say that I side with Juliet’s editor, played by the delightful Matthew Goode: TRUER WORDS, Matthew Goode! Listeners should know that I asked Whiskey Jenny if she felt we could wrap up our thoughts on the Netflix movie of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society in a cool 30 minutes of recording, and she said, “I don’t think that’s realistic.” We are not masters of terseness. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player...

Duration:00:31:57

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 107 – Fall Book Preview and Vanessa Hua’s A River of Stars

9/12/2018
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Friends in the Carolinas and Virginias, the thoughts of this podcast are with you. Please stock up on flashlights and batteries, don’t store important documents in the dishwasher, and buy plenty of good booze to see you through. Or if you’re in an evacuation zone, please please evacuate. Meanwhile, here’s some stormy day podcast listening for everyone. We’re doing a seasonal book preview — always one of my favorite types of episodes to record! — and reviewed Vanessa Hua’s debut novel A River...

Duration:00:45:34

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 106 – Historical Fiction and Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox

8/29/2018
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It’s Wednesday, and we’ve missed you! This week we’re nattering about historical fiction as a prelude to talking about a wonderful new historical novel, Jordy Rosenberg’s deeply strange and painstakingly researched Confessions of the Fox. Plus, we pick up the Lord of the Rings readalong with some more complaints about racial coding and some very noisy opinions about Treebeard and his greatness. You can listen to the podcast using the embedded player below, or download the file directly to...

Duration:00:50:52

Reading the End Bookcast BONUS: The Saddest Children’s Books

8/1/2018
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I’m going to say right up front that Whiskey Jenny only cries once in this episode, and I hope all y’all are impressed about that. For this month’s bonus episode (thank y’all again so much for your support), we decided to talk about the saddest books we read as kids, and Whiskey Jenny ONLY CRIES ONCE. (YES we included Where the Red Fern Grows. Come on.) (Gin Jenny, an automaton, cries zero times. She did get teary on Twitter today thinking about the characters in new Star Wars, though.) You...

Duration:00:32:07

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 105 – Great American Novelists and Lily Anderson’s Undead Girl Gang

7/18/2018
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Listeners, I got my first electricity bill since summer began in earnest, and I am delighted to report that it is NOT THAT BAD. My central air and heat has caused me some stress and dismay over the last year, but it’s all proving worth it. If you are in a place where central air comes standard, I congratulate you and rejoice in our shared happiness. If not, I hope that you are finding other ways to keep cool, and I commend to your ears this, our latest podcast. We read Lily Anderson’s YA...

Duration:00:53:39

Reading the End Bookcast BONUS: The Man from UNCLE

6/27/2018
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In one and the same week there have dropped a profile of Jonathan Franzen that was everything I wanted it to be and our VERY FIRST BONUS PODCAST EPISODE, made possible by our wonderful Patreon patrons. So, I mean, those are two things making me happy, even though there’s a lot that sucks about this … Continue reading "Reading the End Bookcast BONUS: The Man from UNCLE" The post Reading the End Bookcast BONUS: The Man from UNCLE appeared first on Reading the End.

Duration:00:44:14

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 104 – Attacking the Summer TBR and Naima Coster’s Halsey Street

6/20/2018
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It’s Wednesday, and I am running out of ways to say that the world feels more on fire than usual. But I hope that our podcast can be a small escape from the news. Call your reps, then hunker down under a weighted blanket with some chocolate cake and join in with our extremely high … Continue reading "Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 104 – Attacking the Summer TBR and Naima Coster’s Halsey Street" The post Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 104 – Attacking the Summer TBR and Naima Coster’s Halsey...

Duration:00:52:00

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 103 – Summer Book Preview and The Nakano Thrift Shop

6/6/2018
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Come my own ones, come my fair ones, come now unto me, would you fancy a new podcast that has just come from WELL NOT REALLY THE SEA but for the sake of the rhyme. It’s Podcast Wednesday, and Whiskey Jenny is back and y’all maybe (maaaaaaaaaaaaybe) missed her almost as much as I did! … Continue reading "Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 103 – Summer Book Preview and The Nakano Thrift Shop" The post Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 103 – Summer Book Preview and The Nakano Thrift Shop appeared...

Duration:00:46:18

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 102 – Book Clubs and Aminatta Forna’s Happiness

5/23/2018
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We have been trying to get our friend Alexis on the podcast and it finally succeeded, but because destiny opposes our works and ways, Whiskey Jenny was too sick to join us. Luckily Alexis and I still have lots of opinions between the two of us, and we had a grand time (though not as … Continue reading "Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 102 – Book Clubs and Aminatta Forna’s Happiness" The post Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 102 – Book Clubs and Aminatta Forna’s Happiness appeared first on Reading...

Duration:00:49:12

Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 101 – Fictional Morality and the Hatening, Part 2

5/9/2018
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Are you excited for the Lord of the Rings reread to begin? Because I guarantee you that your excitement level does not approach our excitement levels to be starting this reread. That is not even the main point of this episode, but it’s going to be the main point of this introductory paragraph because I want … Continue reading "Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 101 – Fictional Morality and the Hatening, Part 2" The post Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 101 – Fictional Morality and the Hatening,...

Duration:00:50:12