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

Five Recent(ish) YA Novels to Read Instead of “Twilight”

First of all, this post is not about Twilight-shaming. If you love Twilight, your opinions are 100% valid. This is also not about internalized misogyny disguised as pseudo-feminist moralizing. As I've discussed before, women and girls deserve far more credit for our ability to analyze and critique fiction than we are often given. But I … Continue reading Five Recent(ish) YA Novels to Read Instead of “Twilight”

Vintage Fashion, Comfort Books, and Other Necessities: Reader Chat with Ayana of The Vintage Guidebook

You can listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. I’m joined for this week’s Reader Chat by Ayana, who you may know from The Vintage Guidebook blog and social media. We of course talked about vintage fashion and costuming, but since this IS a book podcast, we had … Continue reading Vintage Fashion, Comfort Books, and Other Necessities: Reader Chat with Ayana of The Vintage Guidebook

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