Bookmark Podcast: New fiction we loved or hated

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Season 3 Begins

At the end of Season 2, our hosts unboxed some advanced reader copies of new books and assigned one to each other. In this episode our hosts are back from hiatus with their homework.

It took the dark humor of a lesbian atheist with a penchant for death, but we finally got genuine laughs out of Chris.  After reading Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, he even did extra credit by looking up similar books in NoveList Plus. Chris shared a list of potential titles that might tickle his funny bone in the future. We also learned the death of pet rabbits is a lasting sorrow. Autumn speaks from personal experience that jokes on this matter are all “too soon.”

Miranda was psyched for some speculative fiction like The Handmaid’s Tale, but Girl One fell short. She said the book was a good attempt but she was sometimes pulled out of it by stilted dialogue. Our hosts want to know if the secrets a missing mom kept and references to Kansas are enough to have you give the book a good review.

Even Tanya Tucker references couldn’t save Autumn’s review of The Photographer. Delta Dawn’s desire to join the family she’s hired to take photos of reaches past Autumn’s cringe criteria. However, our coworker Trish, loved the book. So there is hope that you will end up liking this book.

30-second teasers

Introducing a new segment: 30-second teasers! What are our hosts looking forward to telling you about in future episodes in 30 seconds or less? Miranda is excited to read Velvet Was the Night. Chris can’t wait to tell you about the amazing Cloud Cuckoo Land. Autumn will be on-topic when she tells us all about The Final Girl Support Group. Tune in next time for these and more!

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What’s Next?

The next episode of The Bookmark drops September 20!

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Meet your Hosts

Autumn Friedli, Chris Blocker and Miranda Ericsson relish talking books with recurring readers and special guests from the library and community in The Bookmark.

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Elizabeth is a book nerd and fangirl. She’s passionate about the things and people she loves and is happy to hear about the things you love. Ask her about YA fantasy fiction and Doctor Who.