2018 Round up

Welcome to Episode 18! In this show your hosts Cat and Ali round up 2018 as only they know how: with rambling, tangential nonsense, and the occasional mention of books they’ve read in 2018. Please be patient with them.

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Featuring Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Welcome to Episode 17, finally available for you wonderful fans, recorded back in the hazy days of 2018. Strap yourselves in, it’s a long one. Your hosts Cat and Ali this week gabble excitedly about Mirage by Somaiya Daud, one of the hottest releases of 2018.

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Halloween Special

Welcome to Episode 16, the spooky-if-you’re-a-horse Halloween Special! Your spoopy hosts talk carnivals, the American Gothic, and international IKEA meatball portions. You’ll need to grab yourself a copy of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury before giving this one a listen; expect many recommendations, lots of off-topic chat and prepare to find out the WORST THING ABOUT CANADA!

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Heists, Heists, and More Heists

Welcome to Episode 15, long promised and finally delivered. Your favourite ladies talk badly behaved murder children, heists, and children’s birthday parties. You’ll need to grab yourself a copy of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo before giving this one a listen; expect Cat to excuse Kaz Brekker’s absolute lack of morals, and Ali to patiently drag her back from every shiny new idea popping into her head - business as usual!

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The Ladies are Back in Town

Hello patient listeners! In a slight departure from the normal course of things, your favourite bookish ladies spend some time catching up, explaining their summer-long hiatus, and talking books in this week’s episode!

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Dystopias, featuring The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Hello and welcome to the hellish dystopia that humanity is hurtling towards. This week, Cat and Ali are talking all about The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

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#AmWriting mini series: Writing compelling characters

Tune in for Episode 12, the first episode in a five-part mini-series on writing!

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What the fuck are we doing with our lives? Featuring Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Tune in for Episode 11 and listen to Cat and Ali ponder the important questions in life - namely, what the fuck are they doing with it? Your fearless leading ladies take on Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and reach new levels of fangirling.

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The Journey Into Writing

Tune in for Episode 10 and listen to Cat talking all about how and why she got back into writing. She talks about the common fears many first-time authors experience, how she deals with them, and gives the lowdown on writing courses.

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The Fae: Not Just Cute Little Things With Wings. Featuring The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)

Tune in for Episode 9 and listen to your two favourite fangirls do what they do best - flail lovingly yet awkwardly in the general direction of the fae and hope desperately to be abducted to the land of faerie.

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Storytelling in Video Games. Featuring The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

They’re back! After a month-long hiatus, Cat is back and bringing a whole new medium to the table.

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Murder she read. Featuring The City and The City by China Mieville

It’s finally here - Episode 7! The dream team reunite to tackle The City and The City and Breach. Tune in for a somewhat intelligent discussion about binaries and dichotomies, a vague Simpsons reference, and a perfect example of the fate of the best laid plans.

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Mythbusters - Writing Tips Debunked. Featuring On Writing by Stephen King

It’s finally here - Episode 6! In the first episode of its kind, Cat goes it (sort of) alone while Ali is studying hard. This week, our intrepid heroine takes on writing tips and busts some myths wide open, with the help of guest host Joe Curtis.

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Something Snarky This Way Comes. Featuring City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

It’s finally here - Episode 5! This week, Cat and Ali commence heavy breathing over City of Bones (Cassandra Clare) and finally give Fanon!Draco the attention he deserves...

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Assassins: The Ultimate Anti-Heroines. Featuring Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

They’ve made it to Episode 4! This week, Cat and Ali wax lyrical over Nevernight (Jay Kristoff) and tackle some of life’s greatest mysteries...

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The Monster Mash. Featuring Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Welcome to Episode 3! This week, Cat and Ali talk about Moon Called (Patricia Briggs) - first book in the Mercy-verse - and all manner of things that go bump in the night...

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Elemental Magic. Featuring Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The ship hasn’t yet sunk! This week, Cat and Ali talk about NYT Bestseller Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi) and explore themes of racism, classism and privilege...

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A Whole New World. Featuring The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

In their maiden voyage into the world of podcasting, Cat and Ali discuss world building, focusing on Tempests & Slaughter (Tamora Pierce), The Belles (Dhonielle Clayton) and High Voltage (Karen Marie Moning)...

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