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Judging Book Covers Podcast

A bi-weekly book club podcast where two guests read and discuss a new book every week alongside host, Meghan Griffin.
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Oct 15, 2017

Due to some crazy traveling and scheduling conflicts, I brought back two past guests to talk horror books really quick, rather than start a new round of guests! James DeBruicker of Over the Tabletop and Ileana Garcia both were wonderful enough to take a little bit of time out of their day to talk about what they love about horror books, an appropriate topic for October. 

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Over the Tabletop Twitter | Over the Tabletop FacebookIleana's Instagram | A Handbook for Handbook for Mortal Podcast

Oct 2, 2017

This week we have Carson Long and Millena Silva back to discuss their second YA book: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card! Meghan rants about nicknames being stupid, Millena proves that Hunger Games is just an updated female version of Ender's Game, and Carson braces himself in case Millena says she hates the book. We also try to convince Millena she needs to see IT (and never sleep again), and Meghan gets whiny about Ender's name and personality. All three of us begin our pitch on the Tim is our mutual friend podcast. 

Also enjoy hearing some of The Wake Up Kids, then go check out their BandCamp page for more info! 

Book Drink: Jack and Coke

Books Discussed this Episode:

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
GFL series by Scott Sigler
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett 
Harry Potter  by JK Rowling
IT by Stephen King

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Book Club Soda Podcast | The Peak — KSU Lifestyle | The Peak — KSU Lifestyle Facebook | The Peak — KSU Lifestyle Twitter | The Wake Up Kids | The Wake Up Kids Facebook |

 

 

Oct 1, 2017

I am on the road, but I took a few minutes to discuss banned books. I'm joined by Ollie for a quick discussion on banned books in the US and Ireland! As per the norm, we get slightly off topic, but it was definitely interesting to hear the difference between how both countries view and the history of banned and challenged books. 

Note: at one point I say books can't be banned, which isn't 100% true — schools classrooms and libraries can ban books, but that's about it. Enjoy! 

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Best Acquaintances' Twitter | Best Acquaintances' Facebook

Sep 17, 2017

This week we have new guests: Millena Silva and Carson Long of Kennesaw State University's podcast: Book Club Soda! We discussed our first of two YA books: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen! Meghan and Carson have some serious feelings about this book, but both agree that they will give Sarah Dessen books another try. Millena and Carson take a moment to talk Taylor Swift lyrics, all three kind of roll their eyes at the main character's first love, discuss YA tropes and major series, and explain that there is a difference between red heads and gingers.

Book Drink: Mimosa

Books Discussed This Episode: 

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Paper Towns by John Green
Looking for Alaska by John Green
DC Rebirth: Batman, Harley Quinn and The Flash
A City Stained Red 
by Sam Sykes
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Revival by Stephen King  
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan 
My Favorite Things is Monsters by Emil Ferris 
The Diviners by Libba Bray 

Shows/Movies/Musicals Discussed:

Newsies
Melissa & Joey
Young & Hungry
Community
Rick and Morty
John Wick
The Good Place

 

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Book Club Soda Podcast | The Peak — KSU Lifestyle | The Peak — KSU Lifestyle Facebook | The Peak — KSU Lifestyle Twitter

Aug 6, 2017

Meghan is joined again by Gena and Erin to discuss Michael Rowe'Enter, Night, a vampire novel that pays homage to the 70s terrifying vampire stories! The three of them discuss how people are always worse than vampires, the difference between vampires and wendigos, and how creepy small towns are! 

Book drink: Blood Berry Martini

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Kill By Kill Podcast Twitter | Kill By Kill Podcast Facebook | Gena's Blog | Over the Tabletop Twitter | Over the Tabletop Facebook | Erin's Blog

Jul 9, 2017

Meghan is joined again by Ileana and Stephanie to discuss the YA anthology The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman. We discuss how the YA genre ends to reach back to its 90s roots and bring the grittiness back, especially when discussing elves and faeries! 

Book Drink: Elder-Berry Tea Cocktail and Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

Books/Movies/Shows discussed in this episode: 

The Essential Bordertown
Beauty and the Beast
A Court of Thorn and Roses
Logan
X-Men/Dazzler
Sailor Moon
Hellboy 2
Lost Girl

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Ileana's Instagram

May 23, 2017

It's an off week for us readers, and yet there's an episode?! Today I've got my first of many giveaways, Feel Good Bar and Grill coloring book by Amy Davis Roth! Take a listen at this chill episode as I drink and chat at the featured bar on Saturn's moon, Enceladus! Check out Amy's stores and good luck! 

Also, enjoy listening to how I sound super tired....sorry! 

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Surly Amy's Stores:

Redbubble | Etsy | Home Page

May 14, 2017

Mari and James join me again for episode 4 of the podcast, where we discuss Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. Lots of talk of zombies and steampunk in this episode, as well as Mari and I making James feel old for making a Simpsons reference. 

Books referenced in this episode:

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Fables by Bill Willmingham

Find us on the web:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our host and guest(s):

Meghan's Twitter | Mari's Blog | James's Instagram

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