Episode 74 – Judge a Book By Its Cover November 2017

Happy NaNo for those who celebrate! November is upon us with a crop of thoroughly boring YA new releases, and our good friend Maverynthia has stopped by to help us try and dredge up something interesting from its depths. Do they succeed? Find out in this episode!

Just a reminder that this will by our only episode releasing on the main feed in November, but you can find over eight hours of bonus content on our Gumroad page!


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8 Comments

  • Ollie

    November 2, 2017

    THE WITCH OF NOVEMBER COME EARLY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

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    • Ollie

      November 2, 2017

      RUNEBINDER: Dystopian LARPer.

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      • olli

        November 2, 2017

        So sad November was such a let down for good books!

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  • RobotLurker

    November 6, 2017

    Melina Marchetta is an AMAZING Australian author whom I’ve loved since I was a kid. One of her earlier novels – Looking for Alibrandi – was actually made into a movie with the BEST cover of U2’s With or Without You in the history of U2 covers. (It’s by Hamish Cowan) She writes a lot of contemporary and I think some fantasy but I haven’t read any yet.

    (Also well, amazing to me, at least. Mileage may vary.)

    (PS: I can’t comment on the Gumroad but I LOVED the One Was Lost episode! A+ would listen to again :))
    (Also I always love JABBIC episodes β™₯)

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    • Ollie

      November 8, 2017

      πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed ONE WAS LOST for PLAY YA! We had a lot of fun, as I imagine you could tell haha

      Hope you have been well, RobotLurker! You NanNoing this month?

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      • RobotLurker

        November 19, 2017

        I have been super tired! I went back to university and I finally finished all my essays a couple weeks after classes finished and since then I’ve just been flopping around my house like a magikarp, haha. But I’m hoping I can pull off at least a few words for Nano! I’m going to start today, theoretically… πŸ˜€

        What about you? I forgot if I added you on the website or not… Oops!

        And yes! I love the gumroad episodes β™₯ I’ve been flinging some money when I have it because NOW I CAN DO THAT AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME *evil laughter* β™₯β™₯

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        • Ollie

          November 29, 2017

          :3 You did indeed add me there! I saw you in my buddies list. I managed to hit 8k words, which is more than the 7k I was aiming for–and there’s still one more night(I tend to write at 4am so Thursday I won’t get aaanything in at the last minute).

          Did you get to writing? I hope you had a good time with it! What do you like to write? I am mostly UF and horror.

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          • RobotLurker

            December 2, 2017

            I actually ended up “cheating” for my word count because I was physically incapable of writing (my wrists are still messed up from last year, which SUCKS A LOT)… the spirit was willing, but the flesh was spongy and bruised. I wrote in spirit, which is good enough for me, at least, even if others don’t agree (and that’s fine, haha!)
            But that’s so great you managed more than your goal! It’s a really satisfying feeling, you should be proud of yourself for it πŸ˜€ β™₯

            Hmm, I kind of go all over the shop with what I like. I make up all my Nanos as I go, and so far I’ve done a lot of fantasy stuff and a lot of YA magical-realism? sort of stuff…? Witches and vampires and things like that. I just like writing, haha! But I love UF and horror too… I think I read some of one of your books! A Taste of Faerie… I really loved it, I think I meant to buy it but forgot OOPS I’ll fix that next pay day πŸ˜‰

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