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Episode 134 – The Rock Says

The Rock Says... by The Rock and Joe Leyden

 

As listeners to the podcast may know, we’re big fans of Dwayne Johnson, but slightly less knowledgable about his pro wrestling alter ego, The Rock. So we invited Tres Dean, author of For Your Consideration: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, to read the 2000 memoir The Rock Says… by The Rock and Joe Leyden. We learned a lot about both Dwayne Johnson and The Rock. Arguably, more than we wanted to know? Put your MP3 player in your fanny pack to listen to this episode on the go!

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Footnotes: Gennifer Flowers Interviews The Rock

“Meet the Woman Who Built Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Media Empire” by 

“The Wrestler and the Cornflake Girl: Ring legend Mick Foley explains how Tori Amos changed his life” by Mick Foley

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I Don’t Even Own A Television #140 –  No Regrets by Ace Frehley and Joe Leyden

Candy Pairing:  Kait says WWE Superstars Ice Cream bars, Renata says margarita Jelly Bellies.

Coming up next: Dark Angel by V. C. Andrews.

 

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Episode 133 – The Host

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

 

Unlike vampires, we keep aging, so this is our 5th podcastversary! Tragically, we’ve completed our run on the Twilight saga, but the show must go on. We brought back returning guest Caroline to discuss Stephenie Meyer’s awkward alien follow-up to the Twilight saga, The Host. Bad news: it’s not as entertaining as Twilight. Good news: she never followed through on making this a trilogy. As you listen to this episode, please join us in using The Secret to compel Stephenie Meyer to write another vampire book for next year!

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Footnotes: Remembering The Host, a Scifi Book That Barely Wanted to be Scifi by Beth Elderkin

Stephenie Meyer Hopes The Host Will Be A Trilogy, Is That A Good Thing? by Kelly West

Candy Pairing:  Carrie says Blow Pops, Kait says a giant lollipop, Renata says giant gummy worms.

Coming up next: The Rock Says… by The Rock and Joe Leyden.

 

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Episode 132 – Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth, a dystopian society controlled by Buzzfeed quizzes, has been one of most frequently-requested episodes. In an effort to bring peace to the five factions, we invited Annie, author of The Chance You Won’t Return and cohost of the Crossover Appeal podcast to read this flash-in-the-pan dystopian novel with us. Listen to this episode on your next trip to Chicago–just make sure to be careful when jumping off the El train!

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Footnotes: GoodReads Interview with Veronica Roth

Official Divergent Faction Quiz

Bean cleaned: Workers quickly remove graffiti from Chicago’s beloved sculpture

Candy Pairing:  Annie says Pop Rocks and Coke, Kait says chocolate with a razor blade in it, Renata says abandoned chocolate.

Coming up next: The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 132 – Divergent

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Episode 131 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie novelization by Steve Behling

 

Hola! We read the Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie novelization by Steve Behling so you don’t have to! We were joined by librarian extraordinaire and Dora the Explorer watcher Kristi, who helped us avoid getting stuck in the quicksand of this self-aware novel that briefly took Twitter by storm. Strap on your backpack and listen to this episode as you hack your way through the jungle!

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Footnotes: The Dora the Explorer movie sounds absolutely bonkers

Candy Pairing:  Kait says movie theater popcorn, Kristi says last year’s Halloween candy, Renata says pan dulce.

Coming up next: Divergent by Veronica Roth.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 131 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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Episode 130 – Dealing With Dragons

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede

As Flashback Summer draws to a close for another year, our friend Kelsey joined us to return to a feminist favorite: Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. The three of us all loved this book as tweens and were thrilled to report that it holds up. Listen to this episode while cleaning your dragon’s cave.

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Footnotes: The Problem of the Improper Princess by Catherine Nichols

Candy Pairing:  Kait says mini Twix bars, Kelsey says cherries jubilee, Renata says lemon drops.

Coming up next: Dora and the Lost City of Gold junior novel by Steve Behling.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 130 – Dealing With Dragons

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