#imbibliomancy: Drunk Book Club with “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro

51txdww3tal-_sy344_bo1204203200_Holy mackerel guys. This. This book club is a … thing. I say at one point that I can’t tell if this is our best or worst hangout. There’s a section in the center where Taylor and I discuss our papers and theory and I’m not sure that will be interesting to anyone but our professor. Feel free to skip through that, because the ending is funny as all hell. Maybe you might even find that interesting, I don’t know. Are you an English major? You might.

This is the last Imbibliomancy episode of this semester, the first two episodes being The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and then John Dies at the End by David Wong. Look forward to more of these next semester! Don’t forget that we have a special episode that’s a follow up to our Magicians hangout from last January!


Betwixt the Books: 30 Seconds to Disagree – “Queen of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen

Surprise! Michaela and I have a new feature coming at you! Since our book tastes are so different, we came up with a quick and dirty way to try to convince each other to read some of our favorite books. I get 30 seconds to tell Michaela why she should read Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, she gets 30 seconds to tell me why she’s still not on board and then I get 30 more seconds to assuage her fears.

Click on over to Michaela’s blog to watch her try to convince me to read John Dies at the End! (Because we recorded this in October before that Imbibliomancy episode where she actually does make me read it…)

#imbibliomancy: Drunk Book Club with “John Dies at the End” by David Wong

You guys know that Taylor and I fight a lot about books, right? Well STRAP IN AND HOLD ON TIGHT because this Drunk Book Club was probably the most heated we’ve been in a really long time. But hang on. Let me explain the concept first.

The Bibliomancer team promised you more book club this semester, and we meant it. This time, with a very special bonus: all of the core team (since we’re all over 21!) came to this book club pretty tipsy–and we’re in the same room! With our English major love of pretentious discussion of literature, we figured that it really couldn’t get anymore hilarious than if we added alcohol to the mix.

As I said, this episode (2 of 3) is about John Dies at the End by David Wong. It’s Michaela’s pick, since she had to reschedule the gigantic postmodern opus that she had originally wanted to do. School has been hard on us all. But it was a good switch, because OH MY GOD THIS EPISODE. I start it off being pretty imbibed, having come from the biggest football game of Ithaca’s season (yes, laugh about a big football game for a D3 school) and it just goes from there. Taylor and Michaela really like it and I hate it (shocking, I know) and Taylor and I end up going at it pretty seriously. For the ENTIRE EPISODE. It’s entertaining, I promise.

If you missed our first episode on Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, CATCH UP. All three of us actually liked that one, but the entire thing turns into us giggling like maniacal school children and dropping the mic into pizza and that sort of thing.

Our last episode, coming in December, will be Taylor’s pick: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Anyways, here’s the video!