TBT 14: Six Of Crows

No Mourners. No Funerals. Yes Waffles! Our own Whisper-Dregs gathered to discuss their thoughts on Leigh Bardugo‘s hit YA fantasy-heist novel, Six Of Crows.

 

In this episode you heard from:
Christopher
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Nicky
Louisa | @otterbewriting
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Stephen

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TBT 13: Storytelling in Video Games

In this episode of The Book Table, some of our gaming whisperers discuss elements of storytelling in some of their favourite video games.

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In this episode you heard from:
Ayesha
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Louisa | @otterbewriting
Rich

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TBT 12: The Name of the Wind

For our twelfth episode, we had a lively discussion of Patrick Rothfuss‘s The Name of the Wind, a book that has quickly become considered an exemplar of the fantasy genre.

(n.b. Spoilers start around 24:00)

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In this episode you heard from:
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Emma |
Christopher |@cmcb
Sara (by proxy) | @fantasticpiggy

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TBT 11: How Do You Book?

In this free-form discussion, several of our whisperers talk about the pros and cons of all the different ways we consume literature — whether it be print (hardback, paperback, mass market), digital (kindle, nook, iBooks), or audio.

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In this episode you heard from:
Akhi | @akhipill
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Louisa | @otterbewriting
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Sara | @fantasticpiggy
Tanis

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TBT 10: Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Our designated #LOGHSQUAD discusses the recently-released English translation of the first light novel in this acclaimed Japanese science-fiction series, as well as its comparison to the popular anime adaptation.

[Spoilers start at about 48:00]

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In this episode you heard from:
Akhi | @akhipill
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Mike
Robert
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Stephen

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Book Table 09: Non-Western Themes in Fantasy Literature

What about fantasy that doesn’t fit the genre-typical western Medieval European setting? In this episode, some of our whisperers discuss books they’ve read that explore non-western themes and places, as well as a bit about the genre as a whole!

In this episode, you heard from:
Akhi | @akhipill
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Louisa | @otterbewriting
Rebecca | @rumy91989

Books mentioned in this episode include:
The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
Dune by Frank Herbert
Tamora Pierce’s Tortall series
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Harry Potter / Pottermore by J.K. Rowling
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The article about J.K. Rowling’s “Magic in North America” can be found on the Native Appropriations site.

 

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New Book Table Episode: Shadowshaper

In this episode we discussed Shadowshaper, a great urban fantasy YA novel! Our whisperers pretty much loved it overall.

Spoilers start at about 24:12.

22295304This episode will also be available on YouTube.

In this episode you heard from:
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Louisa | @otterbewriting
Sara | @fantasticpiggy
Shelly | @shllybkwrm

Daniel José Older can be found at his website and on Twitter.

You can find his video “Why We Don’t Italicize Spanish” that we mentioned on YouTube.

Don’t forget to check out Louisa’s blog post on The Importance of Being Bennie!

And here is Sara’s Patchwork art!
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Writers’ Nook 06: Left Brain, Right Brain, Left Knee?

Join us for a special interview with Rinske Verberg, a talented author from the Netherlands. As part of her education, she learned about Left Brain and Right Brain approaches to creative writing… but also a Left Knee approach?!

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Recommended watching:
Iain McGilchrist: The Divided Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI
Recommended reading:
Writing Down the Bones: http://goo.gl/dkxOlZ
The Artist’s Way: http://goo.gl/n6q4nr

Note: This was the first Writers’ Nook episode recorded as a Writers’ Nook episode, but for convenience, previous “Nanosodes” have been renamed “Writers’ Nook.”

In this episode you heard from:
Dorothy | dorothyannwrites.wordpress.com
Rinske| http://www.rinskeverberg.nl/

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TBT 07: Evolution of Fantasy

How do you define fantasy literature? At what point was there a shift from mythology and fairy tales to what we consider to be fantasy today? Some of our more well-read Whisperers discuss these questions and more in this episode of The Book Table.

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In this episode you heard from:
Akhi | akhipill
Dorothy | bwp_dorothy
Madeleine | madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | rumy91989

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TBT 06: Sex in Fantasy Literature

In this special Valentine’s Day episode, a panel of Whisperers teases apart different ways sex is treated (or ignored) in fantasy literature. We cover works from Harry Potter to Anita Blake and all sorts in between. We recommend that only mature audiences join us for this lively discussion of “the juicy bits” of fantasy!

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In this episode you heard from:
Stephen (Moderator)
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Madeleine | @madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Dave |
Akhi | @akhipill
Thomas |

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