Episode 31: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

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Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to a book that no one really asked for: the sequel to Pride and Prejudice where Mr. Darcy is a vampyre. Join Anna & Em as they discuss the disappointing lack of hot, vampire sex, the never ending wedding tour, whether or not they would decide to become a vampire if the option ever arose, and how much this book… bites. (Eh? Ehhhh?)

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather be Reading:
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

If you were given the option to turn into a supernatural being, would you do it?
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Episode 30: Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere

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Welcome back, Literary Slummers, to our second holiday episode of 2018. Santa heard that Anna hated the song Christmas Shoes with a fiery passion, and decided to punish us both for being such mean, hateful readers all year long. He found something much worse than coal: the novelization of said Christmas song. Will Anna & Em be able to overcome this challenge and discover the true meaning of Christmas along the way? Tune in to find out!

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather be Reading:
Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Happy Holidays!

Have a terrible book you’d like to see us tackle in 2019? Let us know!
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Episode 29: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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Ding dong, Literary Lovers, welcome to GushRead, the podcast where we “challenge” each other to read books we absolutely adore. This fortnight, we revisit a book that Em wasn’t so sure about in the past, but, spoiler alert, turns out she was just being a dumb. Join us as we discuss the holiday classic Hogfather, in which Death has to pretend to be Discworld’s version of Santa. Holiday hijinks ensue.

Thank you so much to loyal listener and friend of the podcast, Sam, for stepping in as Samta Claus!

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather Be Reading:
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Christopher Moore
Jasper Fforde

 

What is the opposite of a silver-lining? Let us know!
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Episode 28: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Welcome back, Literary Slummers! Do you like overly explained narratives, casual sexism, and the glorification of anti-social assholes? Then have we got a book for you. We hated this one so much that Em had to leave about 30 minutes of discussion on the cutting room floor (bless you, Em). Tune in as we attempt to sort out the plot from the exposition in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

This fortnight, Anna is joined by a special guest, Lindsay! Everyone say “Thank you, Lindsay!” You can check out her instagram: @lelleellel

Also take a peek at our website: hatereadcast.wordpress.com.

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather Be Reading:
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
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Have you ever been called a “fake geek girl”? Write to us and tell us all about it.
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Episode 27: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

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[Please excuse our sniffles and slightly altered voices – we’re both dealing with allergies, ugh.]

You know what really didn’t need to be made? An adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in which the two leads are immortal beings fighting for opposite sides in the war of good versus evil, wherein the side of good wants soulmates to fall in love with each other, and evil wants the soulmates to kill each other. Come listen about the book that Em has declared her least favorite book she’s ever read. Ever. Also, we gotta talk about those inappropriate relationships once again, sorry not sorry.

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather Be Reading:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Any good retelling of anything

Want to tell Anna how wrong she is about Romeo and Juliet? Or yell at Em for not liking Terry Pratchett enough?
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Episode 26: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus

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Welcome back, Literary Slummers! This fortnight we have another special rewind episode full of paranormal teenage hormones, 90s nostalgia, and a few extremely inappropriate romantic relationships. Join us as we discuss the werewolves and meat boys in Annette Curtis Klaus’ Blood and Chocolate!

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather Be Reading:
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
The Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce

Have you ever had a relationship with a paranormal individual? We want to hear all about it!
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Episode 25: Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

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Welcome back, Literary Slummers! This fortnight, we tackled our first Nicholas Sparks book, and wow, was it an experience. We had a lot of expectations going into this one. Some of them were met in hilarious and unnecessary ways. Others… well, let’s just say it made for a good HateRead. Come along with us on this journey of creepy stalking and unsatisfying romance as we discuss Nicholas Sparks’ 1998 classic, Message in a Bottle.

A very special thank you to Ben Cope for our theme song! Check out his YouTube channel!

Rather be reading this fortnight:
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

What’s your favorite Nicholas Sparks book or Nicholas Sparks Book? Let us know!
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