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November 23, 2020

Lib Laugh Love: book clubs, silent book clubs, and getting a digital MLIS (the ultimate book club)

ET and I are so happy to welcome Angela, a bookstagram buddy (instagram.com/angelas.bookclub) and youth services librarian to today's podcast episode! We ended up talking for over 2 hours because Angela is an. absolute blast :) Hope you enjoy episode 1 of what I've been thinking of as "the Angela Chronicles!" 

November 14, 2020

Librarian Reviews Ember Self-Heating Smart Mug (with bonus reading vlog ft. Vampires Never Get Old!)

I'm calling this book-ish because the ember mug is the only reason my beverages stay cold while I'm paying attention to my books and not my beverage ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


If you want to gasp over how expensive cozy things can be: https://ember.com/products/ember-mug-...
(seriously tho the copper is so pretty!)

While filming this on Halloween, I was reading the extremely appropriate Vampires Never Get Old. What a great collection of vampire stories that push the boundaries of the outdated pale-as-pale-can-be, skinny, able-bodied, straight (?? debatable, go re-read Carmilla and Dracula) vampire archetype! My only complaint is that I would like all of these to be fully-realized novels or series please because I need more. 

Also, I'm currently giving my copy away on bookstagram! https://www.instagram.com/p/CHdpGVgA1kO/

music:
Found You - Atch https://soundcloud.com/atch-music
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/_found-you
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vlTLsmc5MCQ

November 08, 2020

All about ACOTAR (basically 45 minutes of loving rants with my bestie)

This ACOTAR chit chat is *full* off spoilers, so please don't watch if you want to read the series and haven't yet! 


an incomplete list of what we talk about:
them new covers, tho
abduction but make it unthreatening, curse but make it so convoluted
what's with the lame masks
magical lack of pimples (what is Feyre's skincare routine?)
roofies under the mountain
bones be barking
dream shirt: https://www.bookchicktshirts.com/collections/book-tees/products/acomaf-soup-tee
eternally 18
storytime about twilight
stakes what stakes?
where'd their dad come from? on his ship?
Mor, Cassian, and Azriel are apparently not a thrupple
NAME YOUR LGBTQ+ RELATIONSHIPS GODDAMN
high ladies don't exist but they have many rules to follow cause that makes sense

Bookstapeople mentioned:
#MondayMaas and Throne of Glass out of context are both run by Nat and Jess:

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