Episode 17 - Ask Me About My Uterus (Part 1)

Sometimes being a woman is bullshit.

Hey guys! It's Episode 17, wherein we kick off our discussion of Abby Norman's new memoir, Ask Me About My Uterus! It's one of the hottest books of the summer, and for good reason—Abby shares her saga of pain and an eight-year struggle for a diagnosis. We think it's gonna be a doozy of a read, and it's going to open up a lot of tough topics. So be prepared!

The one thing you don't have to be prepared for? Spoilers. Our Part 1 episodes are always spoiler-free, so you can listen without fear! Also, keep an eye on our social media for this month's book club questions. We're looking forward to hearing about your uteruses (uteri?) or lack thereof, too!

EPISODE SHOUT-OUTS Kate Beaton, comic artist extraordinaire: @beatonna (Twitter) @cbarajas82 (Twitter)

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Episode 16 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Part 2)

Rumors of our death were highly exaggerated.

After a crazy-as-Hell April, we are back and better than ever! We're getting back on track with our discussion of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? We kick things off with some book news before jumping into the discussion. Be forewarned: not only are there spoilers, but we also get pretty dang deep about what it means to be human. Then, we share your answers to our Instagram questions before announcing our May book pick!

Thanks for sticking with us during our unplanned hiatus, guys. You really are the VERY best.

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Episode 15 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Part 1)

It's the book that inspired Blade Runner.

Hey guys! We're still getting back on schedule after Maria's vacation...but better late than never, right? This month, we're reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. If you love Blade Runner, this is the book that inspired the movie! We start by discussing a Reddit comment about rereading books, then jump into talking about Philip K. Dick's crazy life. (Things went...a little nuts there toward the end.) If you haven't read the book before, don't worry: we haven't either, so this is a completely spoiler free episode.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy and join in! (Replicants welcome.)

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Episode 14 - The Rogue Not Taken (Part 2)

Things get hot and heavy in a library.

Hey guys! Sorry for the one week hiatus...but we're back and better than ever! On today's episode, we're discussing Sarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken. (Note: we're labeling this episode explicit because we talk briefly about sex, but it's nothing you wouldn't hear on late night television. We promise.)

We kick things off with book news, including a passionate discussion about Barnes & Noble's future. Then we move into The Rogue Not Taken, where we tackle hard questions like whether the book is feminist and why women's pleasure makes people uncomfortable. Then we share your comments on the book before announcing our March book pick!

Episode Shout-Outs! @whirligig_world (Instagram) @virginiafoote (Instagram) @thenovelkitchen (Instagram) @tellyounolies (Instagram)

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Episode 13 - The Rogue Not Taken (Part 1)

Rogues and rakes and romance, oh my!

We've got a steamy read in store for you this February...it's The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean! This is a fun, feisty romance novel that even the most skeptical Misfits are sure to love. There are no spoilers here, but there is a ton of info about romance novels, the genre, and Sarah MacLean.

And don't forget to keep your eye on Instagram because our book chat will kick off next week!

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Episode 12 - Crooked House (Part 2)

You'll never think your family is weird ever again.

What's that lurking around the corner? It's a new episode of The Misfit Book Club! We're super excited about today's episode because we're chatting with Audrey and Emily from The Year of Agatha! They're basically Agatha Christie experts, so prepare to learn a lot...and laugh even more!

We kick off our discussion with some tidbits about Audrey and Emily's Year of Agatha project [8:15] and learn some more about the Queen of Mystery herself before jumping into discussing Crooked House [20:15]. We talk all about the killer, their motives, and even chat about the movie adaptation of Crooked House! (It was written by Julian Fellowes, who also wrote Downton Abbey.)

We close out the episode with your fellow Misfits' opinions about the book [55:30] and your recommendations for other fictional detectives to check out [58:00].

Oh, and make sure you stick around until the end when we announce February's pick [60:00]. Hint: Maria is super excited.

Make sure to visit Emily and Audrey's website—The Year of Agatha—for even more Agatha Christie goodness! They're also on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Follow them @theyearofagatha!

Episode Shout-Outs! @cestlaviedansleslivres (Instagram) @nordicsoulsbooks(Instagram)
@literati (Instagram) @torrancewatkins (Twitter) @lookBellaLacy (Twitter) @Phinleyy (Instagram) @bitterdymphna (Instagram) @belles__books (Instagram) @theliteraryjunkie (Instagram) @799Books (Instagram) @allweatherreader (Instagram) @tellyounolies (Instagram)

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Episode 11 - Crooked House (Part 1)

There's a mystery afoot...

Happy New Year, Misfits! We're stoked that 2017 is over...but we're even more excited about this month's pick! We're reading our first mystery—Agatha Christie's Crooked House! And don't worry, this episode is spoiler-free, so you don't have to worry about us giving away the ending.

We get back into the groove of podcasting with our bookish resolutions and book news, and then we introduce you to Queen Agatha herself. Did you know that she's the best-selling novelist of all time?! She's pretty much the best. We'll tell you everything you need to know before you dig into Crooked House.

Oh! And stick around until the end because we have another giveaway announcement just for you! (We're basically the Oprah of book club podcasts, not to be confused with being the Oprah of book clubs. That's...well, that's Oprah.)

Episode Shout-Outs! @theunreadshelf (Instagram) @katereadsbooks_ (Instagram) @Calsbooks (Instagram) @799books (Twitter) @theyearofagatha (Instagram)

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Episode 10 - Turtles All the Way Down (Part 2)

It's a metaphor.

Happy Holidays, Misfits! We're here with a special gift for you—a brand spankin' new episode! We're digging into Turtles All the Way Down by John Green...you know, that book that's totally not popular right now AT ALL. We think you're going to love this episode whether you've started TATWD or not, but be forewarned: there are spoilers ahead!

So here's how it all goes down: we start with part two of our First Annual Holiday Gift Guide [7:15] before giving you our general thoughts on the book [13:15]. We talk about Daisy and Aza's friendship [20:00] before asking each other WTF is up with all hush money [24:30]! Then we move onto the real point of this book—Aza's struggle with anxiety and OCD [31:45]. That's when things get real, you guys. While we don't get too specific, we do want to put a trigger warning on this part.

On a serious note: if you're struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone. There are many free services that can help [48:45]. Your now is not your forever.

Finally, we wrap things up with a fun discussion of Star Wars [40:00] before announcing January's book pick [54:00] and our upcoming special guests. Oh! And there will be more freebies in your future...so be sure to stick around until the very end!

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Episode 9 - Turtles All The Way Down (Part 1)

What happens when you can't control your own thoughts?

I don't know if you feel the same way we do, but we can't wait for 2017 to be over. But that doesn't mean we can't wrap things up with a great read! That's why we picked John Green's Turtles All the Way Down for December!

I mean, honestly. How do you not choose the new John Green book? And if you're anything like us, you're super excited to dig in.

First, join us for our awkward Thanksgiving stories [3:45] and our First Annual Holiday Gift Giving Guide! What do you get for that tough person on your holiday list? Don't worry—we've got you covered [7:45]. (Some of these book recommendations are a little passive-aggressive. But hey...why give a gift if you can't send a message, right?)

Then we're off to the spoiler-free races. We give you the skinny on John Green [13:00] and Turtles All the Way Down [19:45] and tackle some hard questions along the way. Should the author's life matter when we're trying to figure out the meaning of a book [23:00]? Why is it important to see good representations of mental illness in literature [26:00]? But don't worry—there are plenty of laughs sprinkled in there, too.

And make sure you stick around until the end...we have a big surprise annoucement! (Hint: it involves free things.) You definitely don't want to miss it.

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Episode 8 - Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Part 2)

The best women are unruly ones.

Never fear! We've got a new episode of The Misfit Book Club to help you get through your Thanksgiving holiday. (But, like...don't listen to this one without headphones. Things get a little saucy right off the bat and stay that way. You know you like it.)

This is the discussion episode for Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen. We start off with two hilarious stories about Stranger Things and a Maria's really weird massage, then we get into book news [9:50]. We have an awesome Harry Potter tidbit for you gamers out there.

Then we get into the meat and potatoes. Be forewarned: there are spoilers past this point! (Can you spoil a non-fiction book? Unclear.) We offer some general thoughts [12:20] before jumping into our very favorite chapters [14:00]. We also tackle a really hard question: how do you talk to people who are antagonistic toward feminism about feminism? We offer our suggestions [45:40], but we'd love to hear yours, too.

And of course, we share your answers to our book club Instagram questions [38:50]!

Keep listening to the end so you don't miss the announcement of December's book pick! We think you're going to be really, really excited about this one.

So plug in those headphones, turn up the volume, and enjoy!

EPISODE SHOUT-OUTS TO THESE AWESOME MISFITS.

  • @georginakaneauthor
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