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Apr 2019

441 - Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry

We have now officially read all five of the Stoker Awards Best Novel category! Check out how we rated the fifth of five, and head over to our Patreon for some spoiler talk.

11
Apr 2019

440 - Interlude

Here we go with an Interlude. We're in-between books and waiting for confirmation on some interviews we're working on, so we thought we'd expose you to our raw thoughts. What thoughts? Book releases, the Booked. TV series, what we're watching, and a whole lot more.

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Apr 2019

439 - Eighth Anniversary

That's right, somehow they let us do this for eight years. Here's to at least one more, right?

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Mar 2019

438 - The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Here's the fourth of five Bram Stoker nominees for the best novel in 2018. It's a creepy historical fiction horror book about the infamous Donner Party trip across the country in the mid nineteenth century. Check it out, and hear what's new with Josh Malerman that we barely missed hearing about in the previous episode. And stick around for some spoiler talk, posting right after this.

18
Mar 2019

437 - Inspection by Josh Malerman

Get your fresh Malerman here! Hot off the literal presses, Inspection is the new book from Josh Malerman. Hear what that you've been waiting for. Has it been too long since you heard us fanboy about Malerman? Wait no longer. Also, head over to our Patreon for spoiler talk, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the book first. There's so much good stuff you won't want spoiled.

12
Mar 2019

436 - St Patrick’s Day

In which the Booked. holiday crew talk about super Irish things like the Boondock Saints. If you missed it, the video live stream is available on Booked.'s Facebook page.

1
Mar 2019

435 - Seth Harwood interview

Hey y'all! Last episode we dropped a review of Seth Harwood's latest joint The Maltese Jordans. This time around, Seth agreed to come back on and talk sneakers, Jack Palms, Patreon, and lots more. Be sure to head over to Seth's Patreon and subscribe to get tons of excellent content!

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Feb 2019

434 - The Maltese Jordans by Seth Harwood

Awwwww he got the velcro!
Hey patrons, check out our review of Seth Harwood's latest Jack Palms book The Maltese Jordans! It's a fun detective story that dives into the world of sneaker collectors and explores the scoops and scandals of basketball in the mid-nineties. 
15
Feb 2019

433 - The Nice Guys by Charles Ardai

In which, after almost eight years, we still find something new to do on the podcast. No it's not the first time we've reviewed a novelization, but it is the first episode dedicated to the topic. If that makes sense. Anyway, which one of you cock and balls wants to make twenty bucks?

9
Feb 2019

432 - Vultures by Chuck Wendig

Check it out! We're reviewing the SIXTH and final book in the Miriam Black series! It's by far the longest series of books that we have chosen to review on the podcast, and probably pushes Wendig up close to our most reviewed author. Stay tuned for spoiler talk coming immediately after this!

31
Jan 2019

431 - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

In which we finally get to talking about the French literary classic by Alexandre Dumas. You may want to fill up your glass, because this is a lengthy discussion. After our Musketeer discussion, we chat a little about things we're watching, and reveal that up next is the final book in a series that we've long adored. Check it out!

24
Jan 2019

430 - Interlude

Check it out! While we buy ourselves some time to finish reading the weighty tome that is The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, we took some time to talk about some awards, some new television, and other random bookish things. Next episode is the Three Musketeers, and after that, there may be some Miriam Black sooner than you think.

15
Jan 2019

429 - Les Edgerton Interview

Check it out. We finally got Les Edgerton to free up some of his busy schedule to talk with us about his recent memoir Adrenaline Junkie, as well as life in general. He's a great dude, wonderful storyteller, and a genuinely interesting man. You won't regret checking out this one.

8
Jan 2019

428 - An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

It's our second review of 2019, and it's a mass-market effort from St Martin's Press. Check out what we thought of An Anonymous Girl.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.
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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.