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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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.

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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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The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions. Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.

If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes! Or get in touch with us:
Twitter | @BackroomWhisper
Facebook | facebook.com/BackroomWhispering
Email | BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

 

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The Curse of Knowledge

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Madeleine Cassier
Producer
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A COMPANION TO TBT EPISODE 05

51sT1gF5PTL.jpgIn our most recent episode of The Book Table (TBT), we discussed Stormdancer, the first novel in the Lotus War trilogy by Australian writer, Jay Kristoff. Marketed as a Japanese-inspired steampunk series featuring what Patrick Rothfuss called “a strong female protagonist” in his blurb, it elicited some very different reactions amongst our discussion participants.

In our online book club, many people specifically picked upon Kristoff’s use of Japanese language and culture, calling it anything from “random” and “uneven” to “frustratingly wrong” and a little bit rage-inducing. The appropriation that formed the foundation of this book drove those familiar with Japanese culture and language to feelings of annoyance and irritation. A few members of our book club didn’t even finish Stormdancer, and a few more said they were unlikely to pick up the sequels.

For my part, I rated the book a solid 4 out of 5 stars and said that, despite acknowledging problems, I enjoyed it. I made a point in the podcast of saying that I had read the entire trilogy back in April 2015 over the course of about a week, so many of the details of all three books often blurred together in my remembering. Though, probably most importantly, I also mentioned that Japanese history and culture are not my forte. My knowledge-base on that topic comes predominantly from media, so I shall never claim myself an expert…ever.

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TBT 05: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

In this episode we discuss the “Japanese-inspired Steampunk dystopia” novel Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff. We liked parts, but weren’t so enthused about others – let us know what you thought, listeners!

Spoilers start at about 28:48.



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Stormdancer is availble from
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible.

 

You can find Jay Kristoff on Twitter or on his website.

In this episode you heard from:
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Stephen

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions. Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.

If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes! Or get in touch with us:
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Email | BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

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TBT 03: His Dark Materials

In this episode of The Book Table, we discuss the series His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. We had a lot to say on this topic, if an hour and a half is too much there’s a built-in pause-and-stretch-break with our spoiler cut at 35:47. If you would like spoiler-free content, feel free to stop listening at that point.

This episode is also available on YouTube, iTunes, and your favorite podcast apps: just search “The Book Table!”

In this episode you heard from:
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions. Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.
If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes! Or get in touch with us:
Twitter | @BackroomWhisper
Facebook | facebook.com/BackroomWhispering
Email | BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

 

 

New Episode of The Book Table!

Hello everyone!  The inaugural episode of our book discussion podcast, The Book Table, has been released!  In this episode, Shelly, Madeleine, Rebecca, and Akhi discussed An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

You can find it on:
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or via RSS
iTunes and other options coming soon…Or listen right here!

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Amazon
Goodreads

You can also find Sabaa Tahir through her Twitter, Facebook, or Website.

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