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Do you love books? Are you in the mood for a laugh? Join Megan O'Russell's journey as she dives further into the epic adventure of being an author, explores her love and obsession of all things book-related, and finds the humor in writing roadblocks. With twenty books across six series, Megan has taken the Indie Book world by storm. Her journey from traditional publishing to prolific Indie author has been filled with lots of laughter and more than a few tears. Whether you're an avid reader o ...
 
Chapter 3 Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast for readers of science fiction, fantasy and romance! Hosted by Bethany and a rotation of guests, Chapter 3 Podcast keeps you up to date on the latest titles in genre fiction plus topical discussions including: What is dark fantasy and why is it so appealing? How does science fiction engage with questions of humanity and personhood? What does consent in the #MeToo era look like in romance novels? And more! -Episode Structure- * On My Radar - highlighti ...
 
We’re a group of three friends talking about the YA series, Animorphs. One is a veteran of the series, one read it as a kid but can't really remember, and the last one has never read a word of the series! If you want to know more about how the series holds up or just some gross animal facts, you’ve come to the right place. New episodes every Monday! Proud member of the Collective Legacy Podcast Network: collectivelegacy.org/fanimorphs
 
Hi readers, welcome to Literary Gupshup, Pune's first podcast on literature and writing. I, Vikas Prakash Joshi, your host and founder, will interview Pune's best known writers, translators and creative personalities to answer the questions you had but were too scared to ask. "How does one improve as a writer?" "How difficult is it to get published?" "How do you market yourself as a writer?" These are just some of the questions that I answer through these podcasts. For guys and girls new to ...
 
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We are joined by friend of the pod Joy to discuss chapters 1-38 of CALL DOWN THE HAWK - the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's DREAMER trilogy. We talk dreamers, dream creatures, dream consequences, Lynch brothers, and, of course, speculate wildly about the upcoming sequel: MISTER IMPOSSIBLE. Spoiler alert: once again, we want to remind you that we …
 
From sacrificial bleaching to rebellious chopping, hair changes have long been a way of outwardly displaying internal transformations. From the sexist to the meaningful, it's time to dive back into a discussion full of tropes and truths.By Megan O'Russell
 
This week, Kim and Alice revisit a favorite holiday, International Women’s Day, with true stories about women around the world. Plus, new nonfiction about medical history, flight attendants, and more. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, ed…
 
Wherein your host Bethany talks about underrated science fiction and fantasy with YouTubers Adri from Perpetual Pages and Jocelyn from Yogi With a Book. For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon ! Looking for a book mentioned in the episode? Check here! *Note that all links are affiliat…
 
What is important about "setting" a narrative in a specific location and why does it seem somehow less important to white writers? We dig into how place contributes to YA stories - particularly indigenous and migrant stories, list the best examples we have covered on the pod and identify our own knowledge gap (fantasy books!) . Plus, in homework: B…
 
We are joined by friend of the pod and returning guest Martha to discuss the ancillary material of THE RAVEN CYCLE: the three Christmas short stories and the OPAL novella, all by Maggie Stiefvater. We talk holiday traditions, childhood trauma, dream science, and so much more - including tons of speculation about the DREAMER trilogy. SPOILER ALERT: …
 
Kelly highlights this year’s YA Summer Scares horror selections. Get to know some rad horror books and a rad horror-focused program. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! This post contains affiliate links. When you buy throug…
 
Nurturing readers from buyers into fans is a long process filled with many perils. But those special fans who become advocates for their favorite books can help keep authors from feeling like they're screaming into the void. From Bookstagramming to creating social proof, dive into how unicorn readers can change an author's outlook and career.…
 
It's time to close the rom-com fairy tale book on Lara Jean and Peter! Up for discussion: Joe's struggle to connect with Covey, the appropriate size of backyard weddings, letting teenage girls get drunk, the ramping up of stakes between novel and film and the strategic use of the "Korea trip" in both properties. Wanna connect with the show? Follow …
 
We conclude our deep dive into Maggie Stiefvater's THE RAVEN CYCLE with chapters 33-the end of THE RAVEN KING! We talk possession, grief, closure, and, of course, continue our Pynch meltdown. We also get into our favorite series arcs and characters, and take a look at how they've all grown and evolved since the beginning of the series. THANK YOU SO…
 
When travel isn't possible, technology can save the day. From virtual reality to obscure documentaries, there are many possibilities for doing worthwhile research from home and exciting possibilities for readers who want to dive further into their favorite stories.By Megan O'Russell
 
This week Alice and Kim talk new nonfiction releases by Black authors. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Nonfi…
 
Wherein your host Bethany talks all things Tessa Dare with Amanda from The Naughty Librarian and Jenn from The Book Refuge! For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon ! Looking for a book mentioned in the episode? Check here! *Note that all links are affiliate links from which we earn a …
 
With a sprawling inter-generational tale of displacement, poverty and racism, Jacqueline Woodson has written an evocative, lyrical novel about her time growing up. Special shout-outs to listeners Melissa and Kailie who chimed in with their thoughts. Wanna connect with the show? Follow us on Twitter: @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKHSPod. Brenna: @br…
 
We are joined by returning guest, friend of the pod Melissa, to discuss chapters 1-32 of Maggie Stiefvater's epic conclusion to THE RAVEN CYCLE: THE RAVEN KING! We talk character growth, cinematic horror, impending doom, and have a collective meltdown over the ship that is Pynch. Oh, and Tasia has another meltdown over Declan Lynch, but what else i…
 
Legacy. What is a legacy? The words of an author can last long after they are gone, continuing to resonate with readers for generations. Or centuries. The concept can seem surreal. But the passing of an author, reminder of copyright law, and durability of print books can make the question of a legacy panic-inducing and immediate.…
 
Kelly and guest author Tiffany Schmidt talk about Cynthia Leitich Smith’s recently re-released book Rain Is Not My Indian Name and dig into where the YA for younger YA readers is. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! Show Not…
 
We're unintentionally tackling another text with accusations of ableism this week. After a brief lament about the lack of reviews from disabled readers, we dig into the book, which we think is doing pretty solid work, and the film, which takes a few Hollywood shortcuts, but is also decent. Up for discussion: a gentle male friendship for Brenna, Can…
 
We are joined again by friend of the pod Jessie to discuss chapters 26-the end of book 3 in THE RAVEN CYCLE: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE! We talk car dates, emotional court appearances, upsetting deaths, and Blue Sargent finally getting full measure. Oh, and Corinne forgets that Ronan Lynch can dream things. SPOILER ALERT: once again, we want to remind yo…
 
This week Alice and Kim share books about some of their favorite epic love stories and gush about some new (and awesome) historical true crime. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton. This post contains affiliate links.…
 
Wherein your host Bethany discusses queer science fiction and fantasy with YouTubers Kathy Trithardt (creator of the Queer Lit Readathon) and Reads With Rachel! For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon ! Looking for a book mentioned in the episode? Check here! *Note that all links are …
 
Feeling a little trapped? Staying safe has meant locking ourselves away from the world. But maybe our cages are cocoons. From publishing new books to learning new skills, in this episode of A Book and A Dream, Megan O'Russell explores the transformations to carry with us as we break back out into the world.…
 
Let's talk about ableism, shall we? In the new YA film dealing with a teenager on the verge of losing his hearing, there are a few tone-deaf moments that no Sick Lit properties should be making. Plus: musicality, aggrieved mothers, emotional manipulation, the sad temporary ramifications of the #MeToo movement and the film's great use of silence...b…
 
We are joined by friend of the pod Jenna to discuss chapters 1-25 of book 3 in THE RAVEN CYCLE: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE! We talk fun villains, flirting (both good and bad), all things Blue Sargent and Richard Campbell Gansey the Third, Declan Lynch for some reason, and so much more. SPOILER ALERT: once again, we want to remind you that we WILL be refe…
 
Hannah and special guest Emily Blaeser compare their experiences on YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks committee and talk about the best in YA recordings….but first about Mary Roach, Anastasia Krupnik, and Kristy Thomas’ girl gang. Hannah forgets the word but knows some examples of antanaclasis in English and French. Also, it’s Lupin, not lapin 🐇! Subscrib…
 
A community of book lovers, a few curses, and some wardrobe issues. What do these have in common? Thousands of views on social media. For this week's episode of A Book and a Dream, Megan takes a dive into the world of TikTok and the strange encounters and epic viewership that can nurture a bridge between author and reader. As mentioned in the episo…
 
Special thanks to listener Emma for recommending A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, which proved to be a great companion to last week's The House on Mango Street. This coming of age narrative takes its time, allowing for tangents as it tells its tale of class struggle at the turn of the 20th century. Up for discussion: female friendships, put upon mothers, …
 
We continue our dive into THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater, covering from chapter 30 to the end! We talk grief, trauma, and the parallel arcs of Ronan and Adam. Honestly, this episode could have been 10 hours, but we tried to rein ourselves in. Sort of. SPOILER WARNING: once again, we want to remind you that we WILL be referencing events thro…
 
This week, Alice and Kim recommend easy nonfiction reads to start your year. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission.…
 
Wherein your host Bethany recaps bookish drama from 2020 with guests Izzy from Happy for Now and Jess Owens! We talk authors and YouTubers behaving badly For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon ! Looking for a book mentioned in the episode? Check here! *Note that all links are affilia…
 
Looking for your next read? Amazon categories will guide you even if you don't shop in the Kindle store. From some of the unfortunate mistakes authors make to how categories affect your next book binge, peek behind the curtain and see the nuts and bolts behind this literary love story.By Megan O'Russell
 
Considered a classic of Latinx literature, Cisneros' book is a series of vignettes set on a street in Chicago. Brenna selected this book to complement our regularsode next week, so we tackle the novel's class and feminist themes. Plus: an ode to lyrical, poetry-like texts! Wanna connect with the show? Follow us at our new Twitter handle @HKHSPod or…
 
We continue our exploration of THE RAVEN CYCLE with chapters 1-30 of THE DREAM THIEVES. We talk dreams, family, queer identity, and all things Ronan Lynch. Fair warning, folks: this is our favorite book of the series, and it shows. SPOILER WARNING: once again, we want to remind you that we WILL be referencing events throughout the entire series, up…
 
Hannah recommends recent picture books that go well with some YA favorites and under-sung gems. She is also happy to provide potato chip and cheese pairings upon request via Twitter or Instagram 😉 Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA new…
 
Immense changes can be necessary between when the author feels a manuscript is ready and when the readers finally receive the book. From standing up to an editor to preserve the heart of your story to adapting how you lure your reader into the world you've created, there is a fine line between what's worth fighting for and when you should simply hi…
 
Who's ready for an abusive relationship? What about "storytelling" as opposed to good writing? Do you like your FX dodgy and your vampires sparkly? The truth is...we didn't like Twilight. But we do try to be fair about how it became a cultural juggernaut and with whom, in addition to dissecting why it is harmful, problematic and filled with bad rep…
 
We felt a responsibility to address the breaking news from the holidays surrounding Trickster and Inconvenient Indian director Michelle Latimer. We also offer some context and include statements from writer Eden Robinson and film director Jeff Barnaby. Wanna connect with the show? Follow us at our new Twitter handle @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKH…
 
It's starting, it's starting...with book one of Maggie Stiefvater's incredible THE RAVEN CYCLE! In this extra long, extra spoilery episode we talk magic, forests, and ALL the foreshadowing goodness that can be found in THE RAVEN BOYS. SPOILER WARNING! We decided there was no way to discuss these books without talking about all the foreshadowing and…
 
Where is the line between productivity and madness? For planning her 2021 publishing schedule, Megan O'Russell has pulled in her best resource to help her establish that fine line―her husband Chris. In this special guest episode, Chris agrees to some projects he may later come to regret. If you're having problems choosing realistic 2021 goals, this…
 
This week Alice and Kim preview 21 of their most-anticipated new books from the first half of 2021. Plus, they discuss reading plans for the year and some of the best-reviewed books of 2020. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Al…
 
Wherein your host Bethany moderates a head to head discussion on whether The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is amazing or terrible! Joining her are YouTubers Angela from The Literature Science Alliance and Liene from Liene’s Library. For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon ! Lookin…
 
Saved By The Bell mega-fan Brenna introduces Joe to the wonders of Pacific Palisades as we tackle the very self-aware new version, who is surprisingly smart, class-oriented and progressive. It's also very funny! We also follow-up on our holiday activities. Brenna: Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Darius the Great Is Not Oka…
 
Slogging through tough times can teach us valuable lessons. While 2020 has been an undeniable disaster, Megan O'Russell offers some useful advice to carry into 2021, whether you're aiming to up your writing game or just trying to get through another Zoom meeting.By Megan O'Russell
 
We're staying gold through the end of 2020 with arguably one of the most significant YA texts in history! This is ultimate "YA for boys" (although it is written by a woman); it's also deeply nostalgic and kinda terrifying. Expect comparisons to our previous discussion on Stephen King's The Body/Stand By Me, talk about whose story this really is and…
 
This week Alice and Kim talk favorite nonfiction reads of 2020. Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Alice Burton. Follow Up Storygraph Favorite Nonfiction of 2020 Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Colette Goldbach Why We…
 
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