14. Bootyful Pages and TV Delights: Let’s Crack Open 'Butts' & Hulu's 'Black Cake'
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This episode is all about the bottom line! We crack into Heather Radke's 'Butts,' and share some cheeky tales that'll have you in stitches. And, as if that wasn't enough, we slice into the layers of drama in Hulu's 'Black Cake' Episode 4 – this ep is a bottomless pit of entertainment! Book Club Book of the Month: Butts: A Backstory - Heather Radke Next Book Club Book: If I Had Your Face - Frances Cha Music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Music Unlimited⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay ..read more
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11. Why Fish Don't Exist and Other Existential Questions
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5M ago
Dive into chaos with our penultimate 2023 episode featuring the fishy existential wonders of "Why Fish Don't Exist" by Lulu Miller. Are fish in on a cosmic joke? What's the real deal with reality? Life upside down got you pondering purpose? We'll tackle the deep questions (or not) and spill the bookish tea—join the witty chaos! ??✨ Book Club Book of the Month: Why Fish Don't Exist - Lulu Miller Next Book Club Book: Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Books We Loved: Flux - Jin Woo Chong Maame - Jessica George The Dutch House - Ann Patchett The Secret History - Donna Tartt Mistborn - Brando ..read more
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10. Unveiling the Eerie Secrets of Silver Nitrate
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5M ago
This tenth episode of SOS Library is a spooky one! We continue our trek into the dark and autumnal season with this month's pick: Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno Garcia. A ninties horror picture show adapted on the page for our reading pleasure, we talk about what scared, thrilled, and disappointed us. Finally, we discuss our book highs and lows since the last episode and dive into our pick for next time! Book Club book of the Month: Silver Nitrate - Silvia Moreno Garcia Discussion topics and more: https://silviamoreno-garcia.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Book-club-kit-Silver-Nitrate.pdf Next ..read more
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09. Bunny Trails and Pachinko Farewells
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5M ago
For this ninth episode of SOS Library, Season 1 of Pachiko draws to a close with its eighth and final installment. We give our thoughts about the episode as well as the execution of the show as a whole. Then, to welcome back-to-school season, for our book of the month pick, we are dicussing Bunny by Mona Awad. If dark academia and horror are your genres of choice then you are in good company with us! While still being in comfy and cozy company. And lastly, we talk about our favorite and not-so-favorite reads over the past month. Book Club Book fo the Month: Bunny - Mona Awad Next Book Club Boo ..read more
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08. The Whole Book is a Filler Episode
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5M ago
Welcome to episode 8 of SOS Library, where we serve up a double dose of literary and TV excitement! In this thrilling episode, we dive into not one but two book club picks for the month. First up, we unravel the mysteries of "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. Get ready for a gripping discussion as we explore the dark and haunting secrets hidden within its pages and learn about the inception of the FBI. But that's not all! In a surprising twist, we also venture into the world of Stephen King's "Fairy Tale," where the master of horror takes a somewhat fantastical turn. Join us as we (t ..read more
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07. The Very Secret Society of No Expectations
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5M ago
For our seventh episode of SOS Library, we are rounding off the first half of the year with our thoughts and feelings on the sixth episode of Pachinko, a wholesome discussion of "The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches" by Sangu Mandanna (featuring some personalized potion concoctions of our own making), and a mid-year reading check in tag. Book Club Book of the Month: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches - Sangu Mandanna Next Book Club Book of the Month: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann Fairy Tale - Stephen King Recommendations ..read more
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06. May is Moody Memoir Month
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5M ago
In episode 6 of SOS Library, we dive deep into our own emotions and personal insights from reading "What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma" by Stephanie Foo. As we share our thoughts on the book's powerful exploration of trauma and resilience we also open up about our own personal histories. Trigger warnings: This memoir discusses potentially triggering content, including child abuse, physical and mental abuse, torture (non-graphic), neglect, panic attacks, dissociation, depression, and suicidal ideation. Let's not forget about the rollercoaster ride that is the fifth epis ..read more
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BONUS - SOS Library's Field Trip to Seven's Up
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5M ago
Find out why half of us were dying in our recent group outing to Seven's Up - a live poetry reading featuring Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith, and Hanif Abdurraqib. Listen in as we discuss the artists and their poetry, annoying and rude students, and the painful discomfortable chairs. Definitely check out all these amazing aritsts and their works below: Sarah Kay Anis Mojgani Clint Smith Hanif Abdurraqib Music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠Music Unlimited⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay ..read more
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05. They Can't Kill Us (With the Parallels) Until They Kill Us (With More Parallels)
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5M ago
Hold on to your bookworm hats, because episode 5 of SOS Library is here, and it's hotter than a fresh cup of NYC coffee! This time, your Queens girls are unleashing their thoughts on They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. Featuring a special guest, we dive into lyrical brilliance of these musical essays, share favorite musical artists, and talk about more literary goodness than you can shake a bookmark at! We also dive headfirst into episode 4 of Pachinko on Apple TV. Get ready for the parallels on parallels that none of us were expecting. So, find your favorite reading noo ..read more
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04. The Unfortunates, Followed By More Unfortunate Self-Insert Fanfiction Publications
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5M ago
Welcome to SOS Library, episode 4, where three Queens girls spill the tea on our latest book club pick, The Unfortunates by JK Chukwu. But wait, there's more! We also share our thoughts on self-insert fanfiction publications. We judge. :) If that's not enough to satisfy your literary cravings, we also dish about episode 3 of Pachinko. Join us as we chat about the latest plot developments, our favorite characters, and what we're excited to see in the upcoming episodes. So grab a cuppa, cozy up, and join the fun with us at SOS Library. Get ready for some laughs, insights, and recommendations t ..read more
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