Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: “Black Water” 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 fifth book: Black Water. Will Michaela and I still hate this one as much as we did when we were kids? Will the cats win over Casey or will she join us in our hate? JOIN US AND FIND OUT!

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

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: “The Reality Bug” 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 fourth book: The Reality Bug. Will I ever stop hating Aja? Will Michaela be right, and this book be much better for adults than kids? Will Casey like this book or hate it like Michaela and I did as kids? FIND OUT!

Previous Episodes:

Ep #1: The Merchant of Death

Ep #2: The Lost City of Faar

Ep #3: The Never War

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 3: Angelfall by Susan Ee

IT’S MY TURN FOR A PICK AND YOU CAN BET I’M ON A ROLL.

I don’t know if you saw my blow up after our last regularly scheduled hangout, but you can catch up with that here if you want. Anyways, this week we’re going my pick: Angelfall by Susan Ee.

I may scream again this episode. HOWEVER, thankfully we have TWO guest Bibliomancers this episode (even if one is just remote) who are in my corner on this one. I guess you’ll just have to watch and see if Taylor manages to set me off. Again. Here we go!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: “The Never War” 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 third book: The Never War. Will I ever stop being cranky about the First, Second and Third Earth territories? Will Michaela’s love of Gunny endure? Will Casey come willingly into the happiness of nostalgia or must this first timer be dragged? FIND OUT!

Previous Episodes:

Ep #1: The Merchant of Death

Ep #2: The Lost City of Faar

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 3: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Welcome to another episode of the regular season of Bibliomancy for Beginners! Tonight we’re discussing one of Taylor’s picks (ew): a graphic horror novel called Through the Woods by Emily Carroll!

THAT’S RIGHT, THE FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL WE’VE EVER DONE.

It promises to be FANTASTIC. One, because it’s Taylor’s pick which means I make it my mission to trash him. Two, because the fabulous Casey from The Drunk Librarian (and also our Nostalgia Junkie: Pendragon series and our 13 Days of Misfortune series) will be joining us!

Make sure you join us too!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: The Lost City of Faar by DJ MacHale

Welcome to the second installment (of 10!) of the Bibliomancy for Beginners special series: Nostalgia Junkie. AND I’M ACTUALLY THERE FOR THIS ONE. (Not that it means that episode 1 is one for you to miss.)

In this special series, myself, Head Bibliomancer Michaela from The Pied Piper Calls and special guest Casey from The Drunk Librarian are tackling the ten books of the Pendragon series by DJ MacHale. This is the link to episode 2 on The Lost City of Faar!

Don’t miss next week, on Monday, when we three tackle the third book in the series, The Never War!

(We did have some technical difficulties in the end because Michaela lost her internet, but never mind the abrupt ending. We’re going to tie up any loose ends–of which there were few–at the beginning of the next episode!)

Bibliomancy for Beginners Nostalgia Junkie: The Merchant of Death by DJ MacHale

You know that, here at Bibliomancy, we’re all about reading as many books as we possibly can. And we love to do it in series. (Do you remember our 13 Days of Misfortune? I do. With anxiety.) Anyways.

Michaela really wanted to do another throwback series, so she picked one of her childhood favorites: The Pendragon books by DJ MacHale. So we’re doing a book a week until we finish the whole series!

Like I said, this special includes Michaela, me and our lovely dear Casey–who you might remember from 13 Days of Misfortune. The link to the first episode is below, which I–sadly–was not a part of due to reasons I will explain rather shortly. HOWEVER, it is still very much worth watching! I hope to see you next week when we do book 2!

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 3: Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

Hey there guys!

This is a posting that is a little bit late, but I wasn’t there for this episode for reasons they explain in the video and I’ll explain in a post later. HOWEVER, just because I’m not there doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth watching! (Or you can watch it and tell me how much you missed me because I make the show for you. That’s cool too.)

Anyways. Check it out! I guess Michaela and Taylor can be okay sometimes.

Bibliomancy Begins Season 3! 2AM in the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

I am the worst. Why? I apparently never got this post up when we actually DID this episode last week. Like you, I guess the fact that we were starting SEASON THREE of Bibliomancy for Beginners snuck up on me.

What is Bibliomancy for Beginners, you ask? Well, if you’re new around here, it’s the book club I run with two of my college friends. This season we’re doing a lot of fun, new stuff that front-runner Michaela has lovingly detailed in this here blog post, but I would like to quote her on one of the most exciting things:

“The next change is that we will be following a theme this summer.  The internet has blown up with the need for #diversebooks and we want to promote that as well.  We hope to read books that will cover a variety of genres, languages, genders, sexualities, and ethnicities.  We all benefit from more and varied stories so let’s show our support for the authors who break the parade of dead white men!”

Are you excited? Be excited. In the bottom of this post is the video for our first episode, 2AM in the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino. Don’t forget to tune in with us on June 23rd for MY PICK, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir! For more info:

Twitter: @bibliomancy101 and we use the #beginbibliomancy for discussion/live tweets
Vine: Bibliomancy For Beginners
Instagram: bibliomancy4beginners
Goodreads: Bibliomancy for Beginners

And now, the video!

Bibliomancy for Beginners: “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury

Better late than never! Today three Bibliomancers take on the classic The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. It’s one of Taylor’s picks, and naturally he loves it and I hate it so get ready for some awesome verbal sparing!