Author Archives: Kait

Episode 206 – Straight

With Saturation Day (and spooky season!) upon us, Kait retreated to her queers-only bunker with returning guests Wren and Laura to discuss Chuck Tingle’s horror novella StraightListen to see what happens when three type-A planners read a book about the type of people who don’t google the menu before going to a new restaurant.

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Footnotes: Nightfire Proves Love is Real With Chuck Tingle’s Horror Novel, Camp Damascus

Coming up next: Blessings from the Other Side by Sylvia Browne.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 206 – Straight

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

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Transcript: Episode 144 – Girl, Wash Your Face

This is a transcript of Episode 144 – Girl, Wash Your Face. These transcripts are a work in progress. If you have any questions or suggestions about the formatting, please let us know! If you have a request for what transcripts you’d like to see next, you can email us at worstbestsellers@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Episode 138 – Queer Venting About Instinct

Murder Games (Instinct) by James Patterson

How desperate is Kait for scraps? She pre-ordered the next Murder Games novel just for another dumb murder story about gay people, despite all her issues with the first one. And boy, there were issues. Join Kait and Wren as they delve into what works and what doesn’t in “James Patterson’s” foray into queer protagonists, and gush endlessly over how much they love the incredibly silly show based on it.

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Coming up next: Bests and Worsts of 2019, Part One

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Transcript: Episode 12 – Outlander

This is a transcript of Episode 12 – Outlander. These transcripts are a work in progress. If you have any questions or suggestions about the formatting, please let us know! If you have a request for what transcripts you’d like to see next, you can email us at worstbestsellers@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that while we are working to make the show as accessible as possible by adding these transcripts, there are only three of us and we all have full time jobs, so it’s slow going. Thanks!

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Transcript: Bonus Episode – Christian Mingle: The Movie

To celebrate our #WBSMingle Christian Mingle: The Movie livetweet over on Twitter tonight (7pm Eastern!), below is a transcript of our first Patreon-goal bonus episode!

(As we’ve said previously, these transcripts are a work in progress! We’ve made some changes to make them more readable, but please let us know if you have any further suggestions! Thanks!)

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Episode 124 – The Five People You Meet in Heaven

If you like sitting around, listening to esoteric monologues that may or may not relate to your life from random people who refuse to answer any pertinent questions, do we have the vision of the afterlife for you! Chelsea joined us for The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, a trudge through one man’s severely messed-up existence that was probably meant to be inspirational, but mostly made us feel disturbed and dead inside. Hold onto your keys and join us on this carnival ride into our own personal hell!

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Footnotes: The Five People You Meet In Heaven movie trailer

Reading ‘The Next Person You Meet in Heaven’ is Hell by Ron Charles

Death Parade opening theme song

Candy Pairing:  Kait says generic lollipops, Chelsea says Tootsie Rolls, Renata says saltwater taffy.

Coming up next: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, live from Trident Books!

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 124 – The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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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 112 – Queer Thoughts on Having It All

Having it All by Helen Gurley Brown

How do you get and keep a man? Hell if Kait knows, even after reading Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown. Once again, Kait has gathered some queer friends to see if Helen Gurley Brown’s worldview falls apart if you are not a heterosexual, cisgender woman. (Spoiler alert: It does!) Join Kait, Wren (of Ready to Roll), and Laura as they explore whether bisexual people exist (Spoiler alert: They do!), what the best “thanks for the sex!” gift is (brass lion all the way), and how much to tip on dates (less than the price of whatever outmoded status symbol you gift to your date at the start).

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Coming up next: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

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