Bookstabber
Bookstabber 13: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Bookstabber 13: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

January 6, 2022

This week Gene and Willow discuss Nicola Yoon's YA romance The Sun Is Also A Star. Gene loved this story of love at first sight story about a young man on his way to a college interview for a school he doesn't want to attend and a young woman trying to keep her family from being deported that evening. Willow was not as swept away.

 

You can find the comics Gene and Willow make together at librarycomic.com

Bookstabber 12: A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

Bookstabber 12: A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

December 16, 2021

This week Gene and Willow discuss the weird and Lovecraftian novel A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill. Are monsters real? Are all tentacles evil? And how does Willow feel about flying werewolf sex? Find out in this exciting episode!

Bookstabber 11: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Bookstabber 11: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

November 25, 2021

This episode Gene and Willow discuss The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, an Arthurian tale of forgetfulness. It's the first episode featuring work by an author who has won the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature. Do you think Willow was impressed?

 

You can find comics Gene and Willow make together at librarycomic.com and barbariangirl.com

Bookstabber 10: Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

Bookstabber 10: Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

November 4, 2021

This week Gene and Willow discuss Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson (The Family Fang, Perfect Little World). Gene loves Wilson's novels, and Willow's reaction to this one surprises him.

 

You can read the comics we make together at librarycomic.com and barbariangirl.com  And please email suggestions about what we should read for a future episode.

Episode 9: Graphic Novel Bonanza!

Episode 9: Graphic Novel Bonanza!

October 14, 2021

This week we're doing something different! Willow and I discuss four graphic novels we both love: Robot Dreams by Sara Varon, King City by Brandon Graham, Legion of Super-Heroes: Teenage Revolution by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson, and Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks.  (Of course we don't agree on everything.)

 

To find comics we make together, visit librarycomic.com

Episode 8: All The Bird In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Episode 8: All The Bird In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

September 23, 2021

Gene and Willow discuss All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. It's an apocalyptic book that both defies and embraces the conventions of fantasy, science fiction, and coming of age novels. Gene loves it, and was sure Willow would, too. Wrong.

 

You can find the comics Gene and Willow make together at www.librarycomic.com 

 

And if you know a book Willow might like, please please please email us your suggestion at bookstabberpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 7: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Episode 7: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

September 2, 2021

In this episode, Gene and Willow discuss The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. The title character, Maia, is the unlikely, half-goblin ruler of the Elflands who comes to power after an airship accident kills his father and half-brothers. To keep his throne, and just to stay alive, Maia has to deal with a lot of bs at court.

A librarian once put the book into Gene's hands and told him it was his next favorite book, and several of his friends love it. Yet Willow rants! And Gene drives her a little crazy.

And please check out the comics Gene and Willow make at www.librarycomic.com 

Episode 6: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Episode 6: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

August 12, 2021

In this episode, Gene and Willow discuss the first two volumes of Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries, All Systems Red and Artificial Condition. The main character is a SecUnit that has hacked its own controller module and spends much of its time watching media (when it isn't saving idiotic humans from danger). It's one of Gene's favorite science fiction series. 

And please check out the comics Gene and Willow make at www.librarycomic.com 

Bookstabber 5: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King

Bookstabber 5: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King

July 22, 2021

Library Comic's Gene Ambaum and Willow Payne discuss The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and the YA novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King. Rant ahoy!

Episode 4: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks and When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

Episode 4: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks and When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

July 1, 2021

Episode 4 is the first Bookstabber double feature! Gene and Willow discuss Gene's favorite space opera, Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks, and then talk about When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald, a YA-ish novel with an unusual narrator. As usual Willow questions Gene's taste and his mental state.

 

 

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