Swoony Boys Podcast

Erin tells us why she chose For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund.

We discuss how we felt about the book and its similarities to Persuasion by Jane Austen.

We talked about our favorite characters in the book and the choices Elliot made in the past.

We discussed the relationship between the Luddites, the Reduced, and the Posts.

We talked about the letters and the ending of the book before deciding if and when we'll read the companion book.

Jaime announces her pick for October's Book of the Month: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas!

 

Direct download: sbp_2019-for-darkness-shows-the-stars.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's book: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's book: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's book: Furyborn by Claire Legrand (chosen by Erin)

Then we reveal September's Assigned Reading:

  • Jaime's homework: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (chosen by Meg)
  • Meg's homework: The Cerulean by Amy Ewing (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's homework: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (chosen by Erin)
  • Erin's homework: 738 Days by Stacey Kade (chosen by Jaime)

 

Direct download: August_Homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT

Here are our picks for August's Hotties of the Month:

  • Locke from Roar by Cora Carmack
  • Logan Reid from Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson
  • Carson McClain from All Lined Up by Cora Carmack.
  • Max and Oliver from Dreamology by Lucy Keating, Edward from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, and Prince Audric from Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Sebastian Devereux, the Duke of Montgomery from Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
  • Tavin from The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
  • Cam Rohan from Mine Til Midnight by Lisa Kleypas
  • Henry Crosby from Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • Theodore Eaton from American Royals by Katharine McGee

 

Direct download: sbp_2019-aug-hotm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Podcast Notes

Meg tells us why she chose Dreamology by Lucy Keating.

We discuss how we felt about the book and what we thought about the characters.

We dished the romance aspect and if we would have matched up the characters a little bit differently in the end.

We talk about the relatablity of the characters and how some of them deal with issues that lots of kids and teens are experiencing today, like food allergies.

We discuss our feelings about the ending and what our favorite dream sequences were.

We try to come up with some comparable titles and think about whether this book would make a great movie, TV show, or if it should be a feature on Netflix.

Erin announces her pick for September's Book of the Month: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund!

What did you think? Are you on board with the #EJKMBookClub? Weโ€™d love for you all to join our club and read along with us! Tweet us and use the hashtag #EJKMBookClub so we can see your thoughts as well! Donโ€™t be surprised if some of those tweets make their way onto our episodes!

 

Direct download: sbp_dreamology.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

We start off with Mary E. Pearson giving us her elevator pitch for the Dance of Thieves series.

Then she tells us where the idea for the series came from, and it might surprise you.

Next we talk about what a typical writing day is like for Mary and how she develops her work.

Mary dives into her publication process and how she celebrates each book's release.

You know we have to talk about Jase some more, so that is exactly what we do.

Next Mary lets us know what is difficult about writing in the YA Fantasy genre as well as the best part

Then we dish all things Kazi, and Mary reveals the character from her book that she would love to introduce to someone else's character.

Mary discusses what she would include in a letter to her teenage self, and then we play a little game where she reveals two truths and a lie. Of course, we get it wrong.

Mary reveals her favorite scenes from Dance of Thieves and Vow of Thieves and then lets us know about her TBR pile.

She also reveals her favorite books that she goes back to whenever she needs to get the creative juices flowing.

We chat just a bit (or a lot) more about Mary's favorite swoony boys and finish with a fun word association game.

We wrap things up with Mary promising to hang out with us in real life where she'll spill all the secrets. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

 

Direct download: sbp_2019-author-talk_mary-pearson.mp3
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We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's book: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's book: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's book: What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli (chosen by Jaime)

Then we reveal August's Homework:

  • Erin's homework: The Traitorโ€™s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's homework: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's homework: Furyborn by Claire Legrand (chosen by Erin)
  • Kassiah's homework: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (chosen by Jaime)

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Alex Quinn from The Traitorโ€™s Kingdom by Erin Beaty
  • Evan from Say Yes by Elle Kennedy
  • All the guys from the Playful Brides Series by Valerie Bowman.
  • Rob and Owen from Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Rook (The Autumn Prince) from An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • Caius from The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey
  • Zayne from Storm and Fury by Jennifer Armentrout
  • Torden from The Beholder by Anna Bright
  • Cord Anderton from The Thousandth Floor Series by Katharine McGee
  • Marco from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Have you read any of these books? Or is there a boy that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on and we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or if one of us--or maybe all four of us--get a book that you havenโ€™t read yet and you want to read along with us, do it! Join us and share your thoughts on twitter or instagram using the hashtag #EJKMHomework so we donโ€™t miss out on what you think of these books! Consider it your homework, too. ๐Ÿค“ Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

Direct download: sbp_2019_july-hotm-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

Kassiah tells us why she chose The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

We discuss how we felt about the book.

We talk about audiobooks and syncing with audible a little bit.

Jaime admits that she didn't finish her homework. #detention

We talk about the time hopping in the book and how that detracted us from the story.

We discuss how The Night Circus feels Lemony Snicket-esque.

We talk about the characters and the romance aspect.

We explore our favorite things about the Circus and what we think is happening now (after the end).

We compare the book to other books we've read, like The Hunger Games.

We mention the audiobook again, which was narrated by Jim Dale, who also narrated the Harry Potter audiobooks.

Meg announces her pick for August's Book of the Month: Dreamology by Lucy Keating!

 

Direct download: The_Night_Circus.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 8:50pm CDT

Podcast Notes

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's book: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's book: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's book: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)

Then we reveal July's Assigned Reading:

  • Kassiah's homework: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (chosen by Meg)
  • Erin's homework: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Jaime's homework: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's homework: What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli (chosen by Jaime)

 

Direct download: sbp_june-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Harte Darrigan from The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell and Marcus from Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Sam Cole from A Love Like Yours by Robin Huber
  • Rob from Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer.
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Jase Ballenger from Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Nik Malikov from Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • Andrew Hart from Maybe This Time by Kasie West
  • Gabriel Duke from The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
  • Piers Gedrick Atherton, The Duke of Redmayne from How to Love a Duke in 10 Days by Kerrigan Byrne
  • Ezra Lynley from First and Then by Emma Mills
  • Luke from Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt
  • Ezra Mason from Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • Dylan McAvoy from Shameless King by Maya Hughes

Did we miss any favorite guys this month? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on and we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, and next month, we'll be reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our homework episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_june-hotm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

  • Jaime tells us why she chose The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw.
  • We discuss how we felt about the book and if we would have chosen this one for ourselves. Spoiler: we wouldn't. ๐Ÿ˜’
  • We dig in to the ending and all the problems we had with that.
  • We talk about the setting and what we thought of the characters.
  • We explore who we might cast in a movie adaptation.
  • We talk about how hard it is to cast people, and go over some more twists in the story.
  • Kassiah announces her pick for July's Book of the Month: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!
Direct download: the_wicked_deep.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:05pm CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Warcross by Marie Lu (chosen by Jaime)
  • Kassiah's book: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (chosen by Erin)
  • Jaime's book: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (chosen by Meg)
  • Meg's book: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West (chosen by Kassiah)

Then we reveal June's Assigned reading:

  • Kassiah's homework: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's homework: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's homework: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)
  • Erin's homework: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (chosen by Meg)

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_may-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 9:06pm CDT

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Jase from Vow of Thieves and Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Logan Bruno from The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Hideo Tanaka from Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Lucas Maxfield from Easy by Tammara Webber
  • Max Watson from The Start of Me & You by Emery Lord
  • Tristan from Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Elian from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Beast/Whit from Brazen and the Beast (The Barenuckle Bastards Series) by Sarah MacLean
  • Alex Claremont Diaz and Prince Henry of Wales from Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Also in this episode, Kassiah and Meg cry a little over the fact that Erin and Jaime haven't read Price and Prejudice, and we briefly discuss whether or not Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts. ๐Ÿ˜’ Kass makes a push for them to check out this audiobook. Did we miss any favorite guys this month? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on and we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, and next month, we'll be reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our homework episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

Direct download: sbp_2019_may-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Jase from Vow of Thieves and Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Logan Bruno from The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Hideo Tanaka from Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Lucas Maxfield from Easy by Tammara Webber
  • Max Watson from The Start of Me & You by Emery Lord
  • Tristan from Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Elian from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Beast/Whit from Brazen and the Beast (The Barenuckle Bastards Series) by Sarah MacLean
  • Alex Claremont Diaz and Prince Henry of Wales from Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Also in this episode, Kassiah and Meg cry a little over the fact that Erin and Jaime haven't read Price and Prejudice, and we briefly discuss whether or not Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts. ๐Ÿ˜’ Kass makes a push for them to check out this audiobook. Did we miss any favorite guys this month? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on and we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, and next month, we'll be reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our homework episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

Direct download: sbp_2019_may-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

  • Erin tells us why she chose Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. #Trolls ส• อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐส”
  • We discuss how we felt about the book and the characters, especially the MC Tristan, prompting us to apologize to Erin for ridiculing her choices.
  • We talk about the parallels to Beauty and the Beast.
  • We explore our feelings about trolls and our favorite scenes.
  • We discuss the ending and whether we will be continuing the series. And when.
  • Jaime announces her pick for June's Book of the Month: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, which none of us have read. #Witches

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_stolen-songbird.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's book: Alienated by Melissa Landers (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's book: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's book: Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm (chosen by Jaime)

We go off on a long tangent about trends in book covers and classic novels, then we reveal May's Assigned reading:

  • Meg's homework: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Erin's homework: Warcross by Marie Lu (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's homework: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's homework: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (chosen by Erin)

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_april-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

Here are our picks for April's Hotties of the Month:

  • Malachiasz from Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  • Will Caruso from Follow by Tessa Bailey
  • Joe Fontaine *bat*bat*bat* from The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • Jamie from Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Callum (22) from Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Zan from Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
  • Aelyx from Alienated by Melissa Landers
  • Josh from Arrange Me by Katy Regnery
  • Tyler Jones and Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth from Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Silas Cecil-Coke from the London Lovers books by Sierra Simone
  • Thomas Pane from Work in Progress by Staci Hart
  • Blake Crawford from Smut by Karina Halle

Did we miss any favorite guys this month? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on and we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, and next month, we'll be reading Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, so join us! #trolls We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our podcast episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

 

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:01pm CDT

Meg tells us why she chose The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.

We talk about what we liked and didn't like so much, including the unique political aspects of the book and that ending! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We lament over the changes in the movie preview vs. the book.

We talk about our love for the main characters, Daniel and Natasha.

We discuss books to movies and how hot we (still) think Robert Pattinson is.

We wander at the world that is Game of Thrones and decide if we'd recommend The Sun is Also a Star to everyone we know.

Erin reveals her pick for the April Book of the Month: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, which she based her decision in part on the fact that none of us have read it. #Trolls ส• อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐส”

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_the-sun-is-also-a-star.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's book: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway(chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's book: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's book: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (chosen by Erin)

Then we reveal April's Assigned reading:

  • Meg's homework: Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm (chosen by Jaime)
  • Erin's homework: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Jaime's homework: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)
  • Kassiah's homework: Alienated by Melissa Landers (chosen by Meg)

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_march-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:15pm CDT

Here are our picks for the Hotties of the Month:

  • Soren from Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  • Jake Connelly from The Risk by Elle Kennedy
  • Jack from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
  • Aiden Emerson from When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Loom from The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano
  • Oliver from Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • All of the Guys from the Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy
  • Vane Weston from Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
  • Hayden Tremblay from Just One of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper
  • Lute from To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
  • West Ravenel from Devilโ€™s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas
  • Zan from Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
  • Donavan from Fame Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West
  • Drew from Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_march-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Kassiah tells us why she chose Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger.

We talk about what we liked and didn't like so much, including the characters vs. the story and the ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ unique elemental themes of the book.

We dissect the covers and discuss information found on Shannon Messenger's website.

We discuss whether we'll be reading the rest of the Sky Fall Series.

We dreamcast the characters.

We talk about Books to Movies and lament over the fact that Jaime hasn't had to read any of our #EJKMBookClub picks so far. ๐Ÿ˜”

Meg reveals her pick for the April Book of the Month: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, which she based her decision in part on this trailer! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Direct download: mar_2019_let_the_sky_fall.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Royals by Rachel Hawkins (chosen by Jaime)
  • Kassiah's book: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (chosen by Erin)
  • Jaime's book: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (chosen by Meg)
  • We get off a little tangent and talk about Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
  • Meg's homework: Riders by Veronica Rossi (chosen by Kassiah)

Then we reveal March's Assigned reading:

  • Kassiah's homework: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's homework: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's homework: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (chosen by Erin)
  • Erin's homework: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (chosen by Meg)
Direct download: sbp_2019_feb-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Here are our picks for this special Valentine's Day edition of our Hotties of the Month:

  • Lord Carlston from The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman
  • Prinz Soren from Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian
  • Romeo Anderson from the #Hashtag Series by Cambria Hebert
  • Aiden Callahan from the Hearts Revenge Series by Cole Jaimes
  • Noah Stern from Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
  • Caleb from The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Athan from Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
  • Loom from The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  • Jordan Tuttle from You Promised Me Forever by Monica Murphy
  • Jesse Lachlin from Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
  • Ignifex from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Gideon Pruitt from Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

We also mentioned Jase (from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick) and Jase (from The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson). Because of course we did. ๐Ÿ˜

Did we miss any favorite guys this month? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on. And don't forget that we've got our Book Club going. This month's selection is Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. Find out our assigned readings in our podcast episode. Thanks for listening. ๐Ÿ’˜

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_feb-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:38pm CDT

Jaime explains why she chose Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.

We talk about what we liked and didn't like so much.

We discuss whether we'll be reading all of Emma Mills's other books. (spoiler: we already have or will right away.)

Kassiah reveals her pick for the March Book of the Month: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Direct download: sbp_foolish-hearts.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Sanctum by Sarah Fine (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's book: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's book: Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's book: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (chosen by Jaime)

Then we reveal February's Assigned reading:

  • Erin's homework: Royals by Rachel Hawkins (chosen by Jaime)
  • Meg's homework: Riders by Veronica Rossi (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's homework: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (chosen by Erin)
  • Jaime's homework: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (chosen by Meg)

We wrap things up by talking about whether this #EJKMHomework challenge has encouraged us to read other books from our backlists.

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_jan_homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:20pm CDT

  • Erin explains why she chose An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and gives a pitch to listen to the audiobook as well.
  • We discuss our general feelings--whether we loved it or hated it.
  • We question the (necessary?) violence.
  • We reveal our favorite parts. They really won't surprise you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • We consider the comparisons to other favorite reads, like The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and Red Rising.
  • We talk about whether we'll read the next books in the series and discuss the love triangle aspects of the series.
  • Jaime reveals her pick for the February Book of the Month: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

 

Direct download: sbp_ember-in-the-ashes.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

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