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Bonus Episode III – Twilight Movies

Twilight Movie

We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled book podcast to release this bonus episode about the movies of the Twilight saga! As a Patreon goal, we watched all 5 films and recorded our reactions to them. (Renata’s dazzled reactions and Kait’s….less-dazzled reactions.)

Special note: Check out our Bygone Badass Broads Giveaway, running through 3/25/18, to support an independent bookstore and get cool stuff!

Apologies: Sorry for the delayed episodes and for the iffy audio quality of the first part of these episodes!

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: Storified #TwiWBS

Storified #TwiWBS: New Moon

Storified #TwiWBS Eclipse

Storified #TwiWBS Breaking Dawn Part 1

Storified #TwiWBS Breaking Dawn Part 2

 Candy pairing: Cranberry-apple cider punch

Coming up next: Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson.

 

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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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Bonus Episode II – Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Thanks to our Patreon sponsors, we recorded a bonus episode about Gossip Girl (the novel by Cecily von Ziegesar as well as the TV show) with special guest Renata’s mom, Susan. We have to say: we enjoyed this dive into the lives of hyper-privileged Manhattan youths more than we thought we would, despite the fact that almost nothing actually happens in this book. Download this episode to your Swarovski crystal-encrusted Motorola Razr to hear us learn how the other half lives!

Apologies: Whoops, the clanking sound in the background is all of the jewelry Renata’s mom wears, please excuse her beauty. Also, Renata mistakenly said Serena has a cat named Kitty Minky. In fact, Kitty Minky is Blair’s cat. We regret the error and apologize to the fictional cat in question.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: ‘Gossip Girl’ Creator Spills a Major Secret About Chuck and Blair’s Iconic Relationship

Serena/Blair Works on Archive Of Our Own

 Candy pairing: Kait says a half grapefruit & Pop Tarts, Renata says boozy chocolates, Renata’s mom says a single Tic-Tac.

Coming up next: Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel.

 

* Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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

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Bonus Episode I – Christian Mingle The Movie

Christian Mingle the Movie

Thanks to our generous Patreon supporters, our editor Becca joined us to watch Christian Mingle The Movie for our first Patreon Goal bonus episode! Our longtime sponsor Christian Mingle inspired this romantic comedy; meanwhile, our Patreon patrons sponsored the Straw-Ber-Ritas we got drunk on while we watched it. If you don’t like it when we laugh at our own jokes, you are gonna hate this episode! If you are Stephen Tobolowsky: we’re sorry. Make yourself a steak and/or cake and enjoy this episode!

Footnotes: Stephen Tobolowsky on IMDB

Christian Mingle on IMDB

A Brief History of Lex Luthor’s Cake Stealing Ways

Steaks n Cakes

Hank Schrader's Serial Killer Chalkboard

Hank Schrader’s Serial Killer Chalkboard

 

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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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Episode 15.5 – Fifty Shades of Grey (The Movie)

50 Shades of Grey movie

Renata was snowed in, so she had three lesbians–Kait, returning guest Anna of Bellwether Friends, and internet personality Laura–tell her all about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. They all agreed: it needed more dick. We also addressed various weird plot points of the book that we ran out of time to discuss in the last episode, encouraged people to donate money to whatever charity they want whenever they want, and made controversial comparisons to Love Actually. There’s no way you can be as sick of hearing about Fifty Shades of Grey as we are of talking about it, so put on your sex jeans and tune in to this bonus episode!

Footnotes: American Sniper film ‘behind rise in anti-Muslim threats’

Anti-Sex Worker Activists Are Behind #50DollarsNot50Shades

“A Few Thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey” by Roxane Gay

The Rocky Road to the Making of the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

Love is Respect

Intro to BDSM Safety by Abby Howard (NSFW)

Coming up next: Middle School, The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson.

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Episode 08.5 – The Christmas Shoes (The Movie)

The Christmas Shoes (The Movie)

God wanted to make sure you understood the true meaning of Christmas, so he sent you this podcast episode based on the movie, based on the novel, based on the song, The Christmas Shoes. In this bonus mini-sode, Kait and Renata confront Renata’s long-time nemesis Rob Lowe and conclude that he’s perfectly suited to play a douchebag lawyer who requires human sacrifices before he changes his behavior. We’re also pleased to see that this 12-year-old movie appears to have taken many of the notes we made about the novel’s shortcomings in last week’s episode. Listen now, before one of your loved ones comes down with a case of Christmas cancer!

Footnotes: Renata’s Moth story about her rivalry with Rob Lowe

The Christmas Shoes movie on YouTube

Coming up next:  The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck.

 

* Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Episode 04.5 – I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends, Part 2

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Listeners, will you accept this bonus episode? Margaret of Two Bossy Dames joins Kait, Renata, and returning guest Stacey to explain The Bachelor to us in this follow-up to our episode about I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain by Courtney Robertson. In return, we read her more classy excerpts from Courtney’s book. Listen now to hear us struggle valiantly with names like Adrian Grenier, Arie Luyendyk, and Ben Flapjack. Um, Flajnik.

PS: if any reality television producers are listening, please contact us ASAP about the important new reality shows we’ve pitched in this episode!

Footnotes: Pop Culture Happy Hour #200, featuring Margaret answering questions about I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends.

CNN interview confirming Renata’s pronunciation of Adrian Grenier’s name

Coming up next: Scavenger Hunt by Christopher Pike.

* Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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

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