Audiobooks, Libraries, and Other Adventures: Reader Chat with Amanda Garrison

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. For this week’s Reader Chat, I got to talk to the cohost of Fictional Hangover Podcast, Amanda Garrison. You’ll remember that my very first reader chat was with the other cohost of that show, Claire Eastaugh, so now my collection of … Continue reading Audiobooks, Libraries, and Other Adventures: Reader Chat with Amanda Garrison

A Very BookTok Summer: Podcast Episode (and Newsletter Preview)

You can listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts! So, how was your summer? I was unemployed for much of the summer, so I spent a lot of my days when I wasn’t sending out dozens of copies of my resume, scrolling through and posting videos on BookTok.  … Continue reading A Very BookTok Summer: Podcast Episode (and Newsletter Preview)

“Star Trek,” Jane Austen, and Other Comforts: Reader Chat with Rachel Amber Bloom

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, and wherever you find bookish podcasts. I'm joined this week on the podcast by writer, social media specialist and fellow Janeite, Rachel Amber Bloom. Rachel gives me a crash course in the Star Trek fandom, we compare favorite childhood books, and we of course talk at length … Continue reading “Star Trek,” Jane Austen, and Other Comforts: Reader Chat with Rachel Amber Bloom

Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

This episode is available on Spotify, Apple, and anywhere you find bookish podcasts. My conversation with Claire last week about Midnight Sun and Twilight reminded me of some previous thoughts I’ve had on the series. In October of 2015 when Life and Death, the gender-swapped reimagining of Twilight, was released, I reposted two essays I’d … Continue reading Reflecting on “Twilight” 15 Years Later: Podcast Episode

“Midnight Sun,” the Hugo Awards, and Other Concerns: Reader Chat with Claire Eastaugh

Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. I'm joined this week on the podcast by the cohost of Fictional Hangover, Claire Eastaugh, and we have some concerns. We discuss the release of a new Twilight book, ponder the relevance of dead white male science fiction authors, and Claire gives … Continue reading “Midnight Sun,” the Hugo Awards, and Other Concerns: Reader Chat with Claire Eastaugh

Social Justice in Science Fiction: Podcast Episode

Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you find bookish podcasts. This week's podcast episode is a reading of this post from all the way back in January of 2019. I thought it seemed relevant now in this moment of increasing awareness and action surrounding the civil rights and social justice movements. And … Continue reading Social Justice in Science Fiction: Podcast Episode