Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Worst Bestsellers LIVE!

In case you missed our many posts on social media, we’re going to be returning to Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boston to record another LIVE episode of The Worst Bestsellers! We’ll be reading Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice, joined by Meredith Goldstein, whom you may know from Boston Globe‘s “Love Letters” column/podcast, her two books, Chemistry Lessons and Can’t Help Myself, or her appearance discussing the Horny Fairies Books here on our show. We’ll be discussing the book, playing games, giving away some prizes, and deciding how Wolverine and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can improve the story.

The show is one week from today, Thursday, April 18th at 7pm. Trident is located at 338 Newbury St in Boston, easily accessible from the Hynes Convention Center T stop (as much as anything is easily accessible from the T, am I right??). There’s also metered street parking and a smattering of garages in the area if you’d rather attempt Boston traffic.

The event is unticketed and FREE, and there will be full food/drink service during, so make an evening of it and grab dinner or a drink while you’re there! You can RSVP to the Facebook event here (though it’s not required) or check out some more details on Trident’s website. Hope to see you there!

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Episode 121 – Shatter Me

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

In a world…where a teen girl’s touch is deadly…to everyone except one hot guy…who she’s locked in a jail cell with…what will happen next? According to Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, maybe she’ll overthrow the government? Bookseller Maggie joined us to discuss this chaste, yet horny YA dystopian novel.

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: “A Very Large Expanse Of Sea” Author Tahereh Mafi on Representation for Muslim-American Teens and the Need for More Diverse Love Stories

Rogue & Gambit #5 Review (Featuring a Kate Beaton tribute)


Candy Pairing: Kait says Thin Mints, Maggie says cinnamon rock candy, Renata says Twinkies.

Coming up next: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.


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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)

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Readers Advisory: Episode 121 – Shatter Me

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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