Words About Books

Words About Books

Words About Books is a book club podcast. We pick a new book each month, read it, and discuss. Episodes release fortnightly. Follow and read along with us as we dive into the world of literature.... Show More

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September 19, 2020 83 min

Ben & Nate tackle Thrawn once again in a re-examination of Heir to the Empire and all of Star Wars. How have things changed since The Rise of Skywalker? Has Ben's heart softened after having to read some truly awful books for this podcast? Will this episode finally redeem the horrible Words About Books Podcast? Find out in another exciting edition of Words About Books, now in 3-D!

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September 5, 2020 93 min

A Wizard, A Barbarian, and some sentient Luggage team up to save the world from an all powerful Sourcerer! This month we read Sourcery by Terry Pratchett. A Rincewind novel set in the Discworld. If you're not sure what any of that means, don't worry we've got you covered. 

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In this brief wrap up to our series on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Nate discusses outsmarting Ben. Oh, and he gets around to apologizing to his grandmother eventually.

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Detective Ben continues his investigation into The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, though the case seems to be getting away from him. Fortunately Agatha Christie's brilliant detective Hercule Poirot is on deck to assist. 

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of Agatha Christie's most challenging mysteries. Our own Detective Ben goes up against the legendary Hercule Poirot in a race to solve the murder of Roger Ackroyd. An innocent man's life is at stake should the true killer not be found, and time is running out. 

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August 8, 2020 55 min

The exciting conclusion to our Dune series. This episode takes an in depth look at part 3 of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic. Was the conclusion worth the wait? Find out on this episode of Words About Books. 

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August 1, 2020 76 min

On this episode we discuss the introduction of the enigmatic fremen, a few lack luster plots within plots, and Nate's slow descent into despair as this book gets no closer to ending.  

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July 25, 2020 68 min

There's a traitor in our midst. It's Nate. He keeps trying to escape, but we've tightened his shackles and we're ready to continue our conversation about Dune. 

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July 18, 2020 88 min

After The Fold and Marked, Ben decides it's time for the boys to read some proper literature. This ENTIRE MONTH the podcast will be covering one of Ben's favorite (and longest) books. Nate begins to question his life choices. *Apologies in advance for some awkward edits. We had a lot of material to cut down for this one. 
 

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July 4, 2020 118 min

On this episode of words about books Ben and Nate chill in a hot tub 6 feet apart and talk about the steamy conclusion to Marked. Twitter: @wabpod  Show Notes and Additional Commentary blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja

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Ben descends further into madness with a detailed (and quite possibly incorrect) calculation of the precious metals market in the fictional romance story Marked. 
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Additional Show Notes and Commentary: https://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja

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June 20, 2020 118 min

Are Ben and Nate mature enough to discuss an adult romance? Is the author mature enough to write an adult romance? On this episode of words about books the boys discuss the complications of a shockingly uncomplicated relationship. There's also a reality destroying subplot. 

Twitter: @wabpod
Show Notes and Commentary: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja


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After our series on The Fold, Nate was unable to leave well enough alone and dove deep into the bibliography of Peter Clines. Perhaps a little too deep. Join Ben as he tries to cure Nate of this all-consuming obsession. 

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June 6, 2020 35 min

Ben has finally snapped. He was last seen running into the woods and screaming something about "quantum physics" and "that's not how it works." Nate plans to look for him if he ever stops laughing. Join us for the exciting conclusion to our series on The Fold. 

Twitter: @wabpod
Shownotes and Additional Commentary: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja

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May 23, 2020 112 min

Ben and Nate find themselves asking some hard questions. Is Mike a good person? What does this magical door actually do? Did Peter Clines hastily slap this together the night before it was due? Find out in Part 2 of our series on The Fold. 

Twitter: @wabpod
Shownotes and Additional Commentary: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja

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May 16, 2020 20 min

Hear the convoluted process by which the boys select their next book: Marked by Sarah Fine. For those who read along with us, please be aware that Marked contains very explicit sexual content. For those who plan to listen, we will be keeping our discussion of the book much more tame. 

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May 9, 2020 110 min

The Fold by Peter Clines is a sci-fi story about scientists who don't know how to do science that build a magic door that allows instant travel across space time. Also sometimes it kills people. Join Ben and Nate as they struggle to figure out where it all went wrong...

Twitter: @wabpod
Shownotes and Additional Commentary: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja

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April 25, 2020 68 min

The Possession ends not with a whimper but with a spectacular crash. A blog post warns of even darker things to come. A family in crisis asks: how much spaghetti is too much spaghetti? In this somber final episode of Head Full of Ghosts we will learn the tragic fate of the Barrett family. 

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  • The Fold by Peter Clines (5/10/2020) 
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    April 11, 2020 73 min

    Ben and Nate watch in horror as things spiral out of control for the Barrett family. The boys question if a reality TV show is really the best environment for a sick child, and if an exorcism is really the best treatment. What will the horrible ghosts in Marjorie's head make her do next? Will Nate be able to survive another millennial blog post? Can Ben stop talking about horror movies during this book club?

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    The Corona Virus has trapped most of us within our homes. In this episode Ben shares some tips on how to acquire books during these troubled times. Nate struggles to keep up. They also give several recommendations of books you may want to check out. Further recommendations and show notes available at: http://blog.wordsaboutbooks.ninja/

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