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Read This F***ing Book

22
Mar 2021

RTFB: Episode 28 - The Lies of Locke Lamora

Long promised and not forgotten, Elena and Rachel are back to talk about the gentleman bastards of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. It's a bit of a heist, a bit of a mystery, with a lot of swashbuckling flair and enormously engrossing world-building. 

As always, beware spoilers!

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Also, check out our other podcast covering Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings, Buckkeep Radio

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NEXT BOOK: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

 

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25
Oct 2020

RTFB: Episode 27 - Harrow the Ninth

We took a year off but we're back and what better book to get us back into the swing of things than the sequel to our last episode? We spend this entire episode raving about Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, but beware all the spoilers!

 

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NEXT BOOK: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

 

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23
Oct 2019

RTFB: Episode 26 - Gideon the Ninth

Rachel rec'd her favorite book of the year for this spooky-season episode of RTFBPodcast and Elena loved it. We're reading Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. The story of a smart-ass sword fighter and the necromancer she loves/hates (and there's MURDER). Come for the skeletons! Stay for the emotions! Gideon the Ninth is like nothing you've read before. Rejoice, the sequel (Harrow the Ninth) is out June 2020.

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NEXT BOOK: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

 

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23
Sep 2019

RTFB: Episode 25 - Warbreaker

We are back after our summer off! We're reading Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker. This is Elena's first dip into the Cosmere and Rachel's favorite of Sanderson's works. We talk about why fantasy is a great space to write about religion, why Nightblood is our favorite and debate the husbandly merits of Vasher vs Lightsong.

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NEXT BOOK: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

 

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9
Jun 2019

RTFB: Episode 24 - The Raven Tower

We can't stay away from Ann Leckie! We read her full-length Fantasy debut, The Raven Tower. This one is a vengeance gig with gods (rocks, swarms, forests, talking snakes and more!), murder mysteries and subtly complicated twists and turns. Take a listen for a spoiler-filled discussion.

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NEXT BOOK: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

 

2
May 2019

RTFB: Episode 23.5 - Heir to the Shadows/Queen of the Darkness

As promised, a supplementary episode discussing the rest of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy. The Content Warning is still in effect while we decide what works, what we wish was different and, ultimately, why this trilogy is so compelling and influential. 

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NEXT BOOK: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie 

 

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21
Feb 2019

RTFB: Episode 23 - Daughter of the Blood

Elena and Rachel read Anne Bishop's Daughter of the Blood in this episode of RTFBPodcast. Lots of similarities to some of our other favorites with a few caveats that made us give our first Content Warning (rape, incest, sexual violence, pedophilia). 

Talking through what we liked and what made us uncomfortable brought a greater enjoyment of the story and for levity... there ARE magical cock rings. Oh and uh, NSFW. Use those headphones!

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NEXT BOOK: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie 

 

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2
Feb 2019

RTFB: Episode 22 - A Court of Wings and Ruin

We read the rest of the Court books by Sarah J. Maas. This super-sized episode covers A Court of Wings and Ruin and the novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight. Lauren the Librarian is back. Settle in for monster talk!

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NEXT BOOK: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

 

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29
Dec 2018

RTFB: Episode 21 - A Court of Mist and Fury

We are back with a double stuffed episode and the return of our librarian friend, Lauren! In this episode we're asking the real questions. What is wrong with Lucien? Why is the Suriel our favorite? and (of course) Who has the biggest wingspan? That's right! We read A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. 

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NEXT BOOK: A Court of Wings and Ruin AND A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

18
Sep 2018

RTFB: Episode 20 - Annihilation

“Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective—even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth.”  Elena and Rachel tackle Jeff VanderMeer's award winning novel, Annihilation

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NEXT BOOK: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

 

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