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Episode 126 – Bunnicula

Bunnicula by James & Deborah Howe

It’s the return of Flashback Summer and the 40th anniversary of beloved children’s classic Bunnicula by James & Deborah Howe. We were joined by Laura to discuss the story of some irresponsible pet owners. Listen now to hear one weird trick to make your vegetables more Instagrammable!

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Footnotes: “The Enduring Legacy of Bunnicula, a 40-Year-Old In-Joke That’s Still Hilarious” by Sarah Gailey

Overdue #138 – Bunnicula

Candy Pairing:  Kait says Ecto Cooler, Laura says white chocolate, Renata says white Skittles.

Coming up next: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 126 – Bunnicula

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Transcript: Episode 125 – Interview With the Vampire

Hello! This is an experiment. We love the idea of having podcast transcripts and we know they’re important for accessibility, but the truth is it’s also very expensive and time-consuming to create transcripts, and, well, we all have full-time non-podcast jobs. This transcript was largely done by the Otter app with editing by our editor Becca. We’d like to keep making transcripts of our episodes but won’t be able to do them regularly.

We know this transcript isn’t perfect, but we hope you enjoy it anyway! If you have feedback about this transcript or how we can make transcripts more useful for you, you can leave a comment on this post or let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

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Episode 125 – Interview With the Vampire

Interview with The Vampire by Anne Rice

 

We ran out of Twilight books so we had to read about some less-sparkly vampires, ugh! Fortunately, we were #blessed with the company of not only Meredith Goldstein (author of the Boston Globe’s Love Letters column as well as the books Can’t Help Myself and Chemistry Lessons) but also a live audience at Trident Booksellers, for our discussion of Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice. If you weren’t able to join us in person, now at last you can hear our agonized discussion of a book with a lot of arson and insufficient glam (which could have been rectified by the addition of Cher.)

Transcript (experimental): Here.

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Footnotes: Interview With the Vampire film on Wikipedia

Vampire Chronicles Timeline

Candy Pairing:  Kait says black jellybeans, Meredith says Hershey’s Hugs, Renata says atomic fireballs.

Coming up next: Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 125 – Interview With The Vampire

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 123 – Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

We don’t have anybody’s HBO login, so instead of watching the show, we were forced to read the book Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty! Fortunately, we were joined by Melissa of the Truer Words podcast for this trip through the delightfully sordid world of Australian elementary school politics. Are you #TeamMadeline or #TeamRenata? Duarte is #TeamRenata, but only because Madeline has never fed him.

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Footnotes: Chloe’s Big Little Lies playlist on Spotify

The Dixie Chicks – Goodbye Earl

Framed: She Was the PTA Mom Everyone Knew. Who Would Want to Harm Her? by Christopher Goffard

This American Life #447 – The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms

Candy Pairing:  Kait says Tim Tams, Melissa says Calissons, Renata says champagne Jelly Bellies.

Coming up next: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 123 – Big Little Lies

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Episode 122 – A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

When Gina joined us to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, we were startled to discover that this book has way more than just witches! This book also has vampires, daemons, and plenty of #herbs. Join us for a relationship between a witch with tenure and a vampire who is 15 times older than Edward Cullen!

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Footnotes: Deborah Harkness’ ‘A Discovery of Witches’ started with airport bookstores

Candy Pairing: Gina says Cadbury Flake, Kait says old timey candy, Renata says #herbs.

Coming up next: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 122 – A Discovery of Witches

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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.

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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)

Hilliterate

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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