FBC Box, Podcast Shownotes

The Case for Science Fiction, Our August Box, and Ace of Spades Hype Up

With Natalia, Emma, and Renee Science fiction and fantasy don’t get the respect they deserve and Natalia has a lot of feelings about it. At the end of the segment, we hope you’ll be more inclined to pick up the next science fiction or fantasy book you stumble across. Then Renee unboxes everything in the …

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FBC Readathons, Podcast Shownotes

Readathon with Your Kiddo + Audiobook Recommendations

With Natalia, Nina, Nina’s kiddo, and Christine The #FBCReadathon hype train has left the building! Natalia interviews our esteemed FBC Blog Contributor Nina Avila-Garcia and our Unofficial FBC Cheerleader Nina’s Kiddo about the Readathon. They give you reasons to participate, tips to get your kids to enjoy it and spill the tea on what they …

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Book Reviews, FBC Readathons, Podcast Shownotes

Mercury Boys Discussion + Graphic Novel Recommendations

with Renee, Rashmila, and Christine With Renee, Rashmila, and Christine The #FBCReadathon is happening this weekend! To help you prepare to make the most out of the weekend, Renee invited one of our blog contributors Rashmila to discuss one of the books in our giveaway, Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad. Then Christine shares a few …

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Author Interview, FBC Readathons, Podcast Shownotes

Creative Places to Read + An Interview with Emily Henry

with Niba and Christine The #FBCReadathon is happening next weekend! To help you prepare to make the most out of the weekend, Niba shares a few unconventional places to squeeze in more reading time. Then Christine interviews Emily Henry, the author of People We Meet on Vacation, which is one of the 50+ books we’re …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The New Wedding Book with Phalin & Business Updates with Renee

Planning a wedding but not too interested in the patriarchal traditions? We’ve got you covered! In today’s episode, Phalin converses with Karen Cleveland and Michelle Bilodeau, the authors of The New Wedding Book: A Guide to Ditching All the Rules, on how to focus more on “you doing you” and less on the “I do’s!” …

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Author Interview, Bookish Life, Podcast Shownotes

Praying with Jane Eyre: An Interview with Vanessa Zoltan

Renee chats with fellow book media entrepreneur Vanessa Zoltan about running a bookish business, what it means to be an atheist minister, and how to read secular texts as sacred. Vanessa is an atheist chaplain and CEO of Not Sorry Productions. She is the co-host of the podcasts Harry Potter & the Sacred Text, Hot …

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Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy with Emma and Niba

Emma hypes up an option from June’s Feminist Book Club box, Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventures, edited by Lydia Rogue. Then, using the Realm of Elderlings series by Robin Hobb, Niba takes an in depth look into feminism in fantasy as we watch female and non-binary characters …

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Author Interview, Blog, Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

The Ugly Cry: An Interview with Danielle Henderson + Phalin reviews The Gratitude Jar

The Ugly Cry is one of this year’s most talked-about books and for good reason. Renee chats with author Danielle Henderson about family, coming of age, trauma, comedy, and so much more. Then Phalin gives a brief overview of the heartwarming book The Gratitude Jar and discusses how practicing the nightly routine helped move her …

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Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Like Water for Chocolate with Natalia and Three Beach Reads with Emma

Ready for the beach? Feeling hungry? We’ve got a double header of reviews that will be perfect for you. First Natalia reviews Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, a book she campaigns for on the regular to fellow Feminist Book Club members and thinks should be required reading for everyone. Then Emma briefly reviews …

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Blog, Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Books Emma Wished She’d Been Assigned in High School and Breezy Summer Thrillers with Renee

Welcome to our newest podcast contributor, Emma Ito! Emma briefly discusses three history books she wishes she had been assigned in high school by women authors. Then Renee shares four of her favorite breezy thrillers, perfect for a beach or hammock this summer. Follow and support our hosts Emma: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentioned in this …

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