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This week Nate looks back at a book he read in high school and absolutely nobody else did. Then the discussion shifts gears into school reading in general when Ben shares that he was assigned To Kill A Mockingbird 3 years in a row! Be sure to listen to this episode, because there will be an assigned paper at the end and there are no Sparknotes.…
 
IT'S TIME! IT'S TIME! That's right everyone. We're starting 2021 off with a bang! This month's book is Edenverse! The greatest book every written by anyone hosting this podcast! This time around Nate drinks alcohol while Ben drinks discomfort and sorrow. So if you want to join in on the discussion go ahead and grab a drink, grab the book ($0.99 on …
 
Well it's finally here. My revenge for Ben making me read all that other shit. In this episode you listen to 90 minutes of a 3 hour conversation I forced Ben to have about the story of Starcraft I. Ben also has a wager for me: if we get 100 downloads in 90 days, he'll be forced to stream the first Starcraft game. So if you want to torture Ben as mu…
 
Ben and Nate journey to Earth's second moon of Kahani to formally apologize for poisoning the fabled Sea of Stories with their terrible writing. When they arrive they find the entire mess has been pinned on some guy named Khattam-Shud and that their adventure was actually an allegory for the importance of free speech.…
 
Today we examine Jay Key, Star Wheel Books, and the paths one may take to publication. Join Ben as he attempts to explain concepts such self publishing, independent publishing, and how they're not the same thing to an increasingly distracted and unfocused Nate who can't help but bring up our short story every chance he can possibly get. Don't forge…
 
Unfunny jokes. Bickering. An unlikeable protagonist that you’re supposed to love. Welcome to the flawed logic and page skimming universe of Duke LaGrange! Nate and Ben tackle an indie comedy book in today's episode. How to Pick Up Women with a Drunk Space Ninja: The Adventures of Duke LaGrange Book 1. Or HtPUWwaDSNTAoDLB1 for short. Was that a funn…
 
To celebrate the impending American election, Ben presents his top 5 Donald Trump take down books. Find out which of these is the right book to help you mentally prepare for a second dark age! Fire and Fury by Micheal Wolff, Fear by Bob Woodward, Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump, The Room Where it Happened by John Bolton, and Rage by Bob Woo…
 
The following audio sample was found in the library of Miskatonic University. It was late and I was the last student to leave. Most of the electric lighting was off. Only the blasphemous glow of the gibbous moon pouring through the windows provided illumination. There it was. A laptop sitting adjacent to a still opened copy of the dreaded Necronomi…
 
Ben & Nate tackle Thrawn once again in a re-examination of Heir to the Empire and all of Star Wars. How have things changed since The Rise of Skywalker? Has Ben's heart softened after having to read some truly awful books for this podcast? Will this episode finally redeem the horrible Words About Books Podcast? Find out in another exciting edition …
 
Are Ben and Nate mature enough to discuss an adult romance? Is the author mature enough to write an adult romance? On this episode of words about books the boys discuss the complications of a shockingly uncomplicated relationship. There's also a reality destroying subplot. Twitter: @wabpod Show Notes and Commentary: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninj…
 
The Fold by Peter Clines is a sci-fi story about scientists who don't know how to do science that build a magic door that allows instant travel across space time. Also sometimes it kills people. Join Ben and Nate as they struggle to figure out where it all went wrong... Twitter: @wabpod Shownotes and Additional Commentary: http://blog.wordsaboutboo…
 
The Possession ends not with a whimper but with a spectacular crash. A blog post warns of even darker things to come. A family in crisis asks: how much spaghetti is too much spaghetti? In this somber final episode of Head Full of Ghosts we will learn the tragic fate of the Barrett family. Let's discuss... Coming Soon. The Fold by Peter Clines (5/10…
 
Ben and Nate watch in horror as things spiral out of control for the Barrett family. The boys question if a reality TV show is really the best environment for a sick child, and if an exorcism is really the best treatment. What will the horrible ghosts in Marjorie's head make her do next? Will Nate be able to survive another millennial blog post? Ca…
 
The Corona Virus has trapped most of us within our homes. In this episode Ben shares some tips on how to acquire books during these troubled times. Nate struggles to keep up. They also give several recommendations of books you may want to check out. Further recommendations and show notes available at: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/…
 
Ben and Nate decide to curl up under a blanket with a flashlight and read Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. Head Full of Ghosts is the story of Merry and her older sister Marjorie. Marjorie had been struggling with mental health issues, but as time goes on the family begins to wonder if something more sinister isn't lurking beneath the surface.…
 
Ben and Nate discuss Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell. This book is a semi-fictional account of Bruce Campbell's efforts to break into the A-list. Will Bruce succeed in elevating his career to new heights, or will the B-movie virus follow him like a shaky cam through the Tennessee woods? Let's discuss! Coming Soon Next Book: Head…
 
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