Bibliomancy for Beginners s.6 e.1: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

It’s a new season of Bibliomancy for Beginners, and we’re starting with an arc of #ownvoices titles. This one is ownvoices for an asexual main character, and also sounded really interesting in plot. After reading it, one of those things is still true!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4 Episode 6: The 13th and 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

FINALLY. This is really happening. We swear. This is the final episode of the regularly scheduled (haha) season 4 of Bibliomancy for Beginners. (Sort of.) Now that school is over and our lives are different, we’re going to be trying to strike up a new rhythm. For now, however, you can watch this episode which will be a lot of me yelling at Taylor for making us read this intelligent monstrosity of a waste of my time. 😛

Betwixt the Books Nostalgia Junkie: “The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman

IT’S FINALLY HERE! I have to say, our opening video of this series–with The Golden Compass–was one of my favorite episodes to date. We’re back at it again with The Subtle Knife, and Casey and I are EVEN ANGRIER than the last time. Tune in to watch us battle Taylor for who has the right opinion over whether this series is boring or not. (It is.)

Betwixt the Books Discuss! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

This happened a few days ago, but it DID happen! We got around Google Hangout and streaming issues to figure out how to stream from Skype. And then the audio wasn’t the best, but I swear the video IS interesting! It was quite a fun discussion, where we talk about fandom and fanfiction and why this book was set up to be disappointing. It was a nice bookend to our first discussion, about why Hermione may or may not be racebent in the books!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

This is hilariously late, but we actually are getting it done because we just said LET’S DO IT WHO’S READY TO GO and in the space of a half hour we got online. We’re really sorry about how delayed this summer has been, but we promise that it’s just because our lives are falling apart and not because of anything else. Anyways, this promises to be hilarious because we’ve half forgotten the book and I think the book is bad and Michaela and Taylor think it’s good!

The upcoming set of three books are books by authors we’ve already read or series that we’re continuing. If you remember a long time ago, we did an episode on Eugenides’ first book, The Virgin Suicides. Now we’re back for his second book!

Don’t miss our first three episodes of this season:

The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby * Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia * A Fierce and Sutble Poison by Samantha Mabry

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman

A week late, but not for lack of great content! Tonight, we’re live streaming our first of three episodes in our latest Nostalgia Junkie special. This is where we take books that we all read as kids and re-read them as adults to see if they are better or worse than we remember. This time around, we have all three original Bibliomancers PLUS the wonderful Casey from The Drunk Librarian, who was with Michaela and I when we did the inaugural 10 part Nostalgia Junkie series on DJ McHale’s Pendragon books

This series will come out once a month for the rest of the summer! Next, we read book 2!

Betwixt the Books Discuss! Book Guilt and Reader Guilt!

SURPRISE! Betwixt content coming at you nowhere near the Tuesday we originally planned it for. That’s okay. Life happens. This livestream is still awesome. This time around, Michaela and I are discussing what makes us guilty as readers and reviewers. Have you felt these guilts before? Did we miss some? Let us know!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: “The Quillian Games” by DJ MacHale

Welcome back all to this special Bibliomancy for Beginners series, Nostalgia Junkie! This ten part special goes book by book through one the favorite childhood series of Head Bibliomancer Michaela from The Pied Piper Calls. Us, with special guest Casey from The Drunk Librarian, will be going week by week through all ten books.

This week we’re talking about the seventh book, The Quillian GamesWill this one annoy the shit out of me like it used to? Will Casey even like it? Will Michaela’s “it gets better” mantra ever come to fruition? FIND OUT NOW!

Previous Episodes:

Ep #1: The Merchant of Death

Ep #2: The Lost City of Faar

Ep #3: The Never War

Ep #4: The Reality Bug

Ep #5: Black Water

Ep #6: Rivers of Zadaa

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 3: “Skin Trade” by Anita Blake

Here it is, guys. The final episode of the regular season of Bibliomancy for Beginners.

I’m crying for two reasons. One, this is the FINAL EPISODE. Two, I’M NOT IN THIS EPISODE. I couldn’t make it because I’ve been in job training for all the time ever and couldn’t even make it to the meeting, let alone read the book. However, for once in their lives, Michaela and Taylor aren’t on the same page with their reactions to the book and that makes this VERY entertaining.

Just a quick note before you watch: Miss my face? Miss Michaela’s? Catch up on our special ten part Nostalgia Junkie series, which is STILL GOING. I just posted the sixth installment yesterday. CHECK IT OUT.

Anyways. Here we go!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: “Rivers of Zadaa” by DJ MacHale

Welcome back all to this special Bibliomancy for Beginners series, Nostalgia Junkie! This ten part special goes book by book through one the favorite childhood series of Head Bibliomancer Michaela from The Pied Piper Calls. Us, with special guest Casey from The Drunk Librarian, will be going week by week through all ten books.

This week we’re talking about the sixth book, Rivers of Zadaa. Will Michaela fight Casey and I to the death over our opinions? Will I like this one as much as I did as a kid? Will Casey even like it at all? FIND OUT NOW!

Previous Episodes:

Ep #1: The Merchant of Death

Ep #2: The Lost City of Faar

Ep #3: The Never War

Ep #4: The Reality Bug

Ep #5: Black Water