Category: Arts:Literature

A semi-weekly podcast about YA lit and our intense feelings, hosted by Jessica Tuckerman, Magdalyn Ann, and Dan Stanton.

June 27, 2019

Hunger Games Movie Marathon

Welcome to the 75th HUNGA GAMES! Even before  Suzanne Collins announced her prequel we were itching to go back to Panem. To kick off our Summer Movie Marathon discussions we watched all four Hunger Games movies... and about 7 hours worth of special features.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on Panem and fandom interaction.

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May 25, 2019

Testimony From Your Perfect Girl

Jess, Maggie, and now Dan, all talk about Kaui Hart Hemmings' TESTIMONY FROM YOUR PERFECT GIRL. Listen and enjoy as we discuss blow jobs in the woods, body positivity, and how beating up your friends is the best way to make a point.

 

Annie Tripp has everything she needs--Italian sweaters, vintage chandelier earrings, and elite ice skating lessons--but all that changes when her father is accused of scamming hundreds of people out of their investments. Annie knows her dad wasn't at fault, but she and her brother are exiled to their estranged aunt and uncle's house in a run-down part of Breckenridge--until the trial blows over.

Life with her new family isn't quite up to Annie's usual standard of living, but surprisingly, pretending to be someone else offers a freedom she's never known. As Annie starts to make real friends for the first time, she realizes she has more in common with her aunt and uncle than she ever wanted to know. As the family's lies begin to crumble and truths demand consequences, Annie must decide which secrets need to see the light of day . . . and which are worth keeping.

 

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April 27, 2019

George Lucas As A Genre OR Circumstance Is Not Magical Realism

This week we talk about George Lucas as a genre of fiction and genres in general. Join us next time for an INTERVIEW (we do love doing those around here) with Rebecca Donnelly. 

 

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February 7, 2019

Welcome Back & The Hate U Give

We're back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it's totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

 

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September 6, 2018

An Interview with Helen Scheuerer

This week Helen Schuerer stopped by on her blog tour for Reign of Mist and had a quiet little one on one with Maggie (since Jess's voice is still out of comission).

August 24, 2018

An Interview with Linsey Miller

This week Maggie interviewed Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows and the upcoming Ruin of Stars. Make sure to visit BookedAllNight.blog to check out the blog tour which includes: this amazing exclusive interview, the full first chapter, and a publisher run giveaway!

July 26, 2018

An Interview with Kara Thomas

Kara Thomas stops by to talk writing YA horror and how murder makes everything better. 

July 20, 2018

A LITTLE SUMMER BREAK

HEY THERE BOOKNERDS!

We're going to be taking a little break for the summer (not too long). Just long enough to read some books, go to school, Graduate with an MFA (*cough cough* Maggie), and record some new interviews. 

If you're already a patron then you have access to the full interview with Kara Thomas and can look forward to having early access to our interviews with Linsey Miller and Helen Scheuerer (which won't publish publically until Fall).

We'll see you real soon!

Good night, our little night owls!

June 29, 2018

Reaper at the Gates

This week we discuss Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir!

The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times bestselling EMBER QUARTET.

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion--even at the cost of his humanity.

June 16, 2018

The Illuminae Files UNCUT

Viruses... IN SPACE! War... IN SPACE! Psychotic AIs... IN SPACE! You know Jess loves this series and now we're finally talking about The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

The uncut discussion of the Illuminae Files.

Originally published as part of our patron only content, enjoy this uncut discussion on The Illuminae Files.