#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!

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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

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!