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Jan 2019

427 - Adrenaline Junkie by Les Edgerton

So this is the second time we're reviewing a memoir, which is always an odd proposition, because you're essentially agreeing to review someone's life. I think this turned out pretty nice, and we'll be interviewing Les in the coming weeks as well. Check it out and come back next week for another book - An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

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Dec 2018

426 - 2018 Year In Review

It's impossible to move on from 2018 without first talking about 2018. So here we go - revisiting some of the ups and downs of the year. Spoiler: it was pretty much all ups. Thanks for all of your support in 2018!

20
Dec 2018

425 - 2018 Office Holiday Party

Check it out! The Booked. boys and their trusty holiday companions sat down for nearly two hours to deliver some holiday cheer. Charlie Brown, Emmet Otter, and of course the annual gift exchange all contribute to an unforgettable evening. If you haven't seen it on Facebook, you can listen to it here.

11
Dec 2018

424 - Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones

That's right bitches! Long-time Patreon patron, permanent holiday episode host, and Robb's best friend Misty picked this classic Stephen Graham Jones book as her Patreon Pick for 2018. Check our review out, and head over to our Patreon page (any patron at the $1 or higher level) for a MASSIVE spoiler talk, if you're feeling up to it. 

6
Dec 2018

423 - Interlude

I know we promised some Demon Theory, and it's coming next week for sure. Until then, we talk about some book lists, some bad sex scenes, plagiarism, and probably the best moment is when Livius ad-libs some sci-fi poetry! It's... special.

29
Nov 2018

422 - Interlude

Hey, we're back with an interlude. This one gets a little weird. From power outages, to Livius paying $600,000 for a Fiero, to some rigorous research into state age of consent laws... Yeah, it gets interesting. Enjoy!

21
Nov 2018

421 - In the House in the Dark of the Woods

Here it is! Our 31st (?) book of the year! This is one of those rare instances where a book arrives on our doorstep and we choose to review it. So Little Brown sent this along to Livius and it sounded interesting, so we gave it a shot.

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Nov 2018

420 - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Check it out! We finally decided to review a revered heavy hitter, Shirley Jackson. Check out what we have to say about We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Then, we discuss the passing of a comic book giant, Stan Lee. And of course, Robb discusses a story from his past.

7
Nov 2018

419 - Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

Check out our review of Alice Isn't Dead. Hopefully you're already familiar with the story from it's original incarnation - a podcast. We've talked about it on the podcast previously, and it's gained a pretty large following. And it's got Jasika Nicole narrating, for heaven's sake. And head over and support us on Patreon if you're interested in hearing a pretty hefty spoiler talk about the book!

30
Oct 2018

418 - Halloween Extravaganza Spectacular!

For those of you that didn't catch our live stream, here's the audio from this year's Halloween Extravaganza Spectacular. We hope you enjoy, and have a great Halloween! Remember to bring the eggs and shaving cream for the houses that give you the Mr Goodbar.
 
Note: The audio is a little off in this episode, thanks for bearing with us as we adjust to new equipment.
24
Oct 2018

417 - Interlude

We're back with an Interlude! This episode, we catch up on what we've been watching, talk about losing an iconic Chicago store, and Robb invents a new word for what it's called when you're gaming and vaping. 

16
Oct 2018

416 - Dracul by Dacre Stoker and JD Barker

It's the freakin prequel to Dracula, written by a Stoker. Like 150 years later. How could we not review it?

3
Oct 2018

415 - Katerina by James Frey

It's a super controversial author. A literary bad boy. Whatever. How's the book? Not as bad as you'd think. See what we have to say about it.

26
Sep 2018

414 - We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

We're back after a week delay. Robb was under the weather and basically sleeping a whole lot. But we're here to tell you about this heavy metal themed book that may or may not (but totally does) have to do with selling souls.

11
Sep 2018

413 - Zoje Stage interview

We're back with an interview with Baby Teeth author Zoje Stage, and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun! Check it out, and if you haven't yet you should get on reading Baby Teeth!

5
Sep 2018

412 - Cherry by Nico Walker

We're back with more book excellence for you! This time, Cherry by Nico Walker. The we talk about Mr Rogers and heist movies. Like you do.

31
Aug 2018

411 - The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

We're trying something new, where we review a book that is considered to be the author's best work. And we're calling it...
We don't have a name for it yet. Greatest Hits was floated. Thoughts?
20
Aug 2018

410 - David Duchovny interview

Yes. You read that correctly. We got David on the phone for a little over an hour of discussion about his books, music, and a little TV chat as well. It was a delightful interview, and we're sure you're going to enjoy it. And since you've most likely already stopped reading, please enjoy. 

13
Aug 2018

409 - Interlude

We're back with an interlude! This episode, Robb complains about his rental car process, and Livius complains about getting a passport photo taken. So it accidentally turned into a huge conversation where we gripe about our travels. But, it's pretty entertaining, so you should give it a listen.

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Aug 2018

408 - Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

We're back with a wicked little book to chat about. Baby Teeth has been tearing up the charts, so we decided to sink our adult teeth into it. Glad we did. We loved it, so please check out what we had to say.
For our UK followers, the book is releasing under the title Bad Apple by Zoje Stage, with a release date of August 9th, so depending on when you read this, it may already be available.
 
31
Jul 2018

407 - The Original Adventures of Ford Fairlane by Rex Weiner

Here it is, our review of an unexpected, but wholly welcome book, the stories in which inspired what MUST be Andrew Dice Clay's peak acting performance. We may also talk about porn magazines and Leonardo DiCaprio's "Pussy Posse". It's pretty great.

25
Jul 2018

406 - Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

We're back with a new book review! This time, it's the latest by Megan Abbott, Give Me Your Hand. We really enjoyed Dare Me way back when we talked about it in episode like 104, so we knew we were in for something special with this one.

18
Jul 2018

405 - Interlude

We're back with an interlude episode that started with, and largely continued with no real agenda. A truly rudderless endeavor. Probably, that's why Livius spent a lot of time talking about "Future Robb".
It's actually quite entertaining, so please enjoy.
11
Jul 2018

404 - The Brickeaters by The Residents

Here's something different. A debut novel written by an experimental music outfit that's been chugging along for almost half a century. It's a good ol' detective book with some twists.

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Jul 2018

403 - Conspiracy Theories Part Two

More conspiracy theories! How did we talk for so long about conspiracies? We're the lizard elite, of course.