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March 21, 2015  

Bookrageous Episode 79; Strong Female Characters

Intro Music; Ha Ha Ha by the Julie Ruin

What We’re Reading


[1:30] One Man Guy, Michael Barakiva

[3:10] Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, Sara Farizan

[3:55] All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven

[5:45] Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz


[7:20] On Such a Full Sea, Chang-Rae Lee

[8:15] The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, Cathy Hirano (Translator)

[10:15] The Vampire Tapestry, Suzie McKee Charnas; WORDs for Nerds

[11:45] The Cold Dish, Craig Johnson

[12:50] Hexed Vol. 1, Michael Alan Nelson, Dan Mora (July 7 2015)


[14:50] Last of the Sandwalkers, Jay Hosler (April 7 2015)

[17:30] I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, Martin Short

[19:00] The Smartest Book in the World, Greg Proops

[20:30] The Riot Grrrl Collection, edited by Lisa Darms; The Punk Singer: A Film about Kathleen Hanna


[22:37] On Immunity, Eula Biss

[25:55] Quarantine, Rahul Mehta

[27:00] Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, edited by Meghan Daum (March 31 2015)


Intermission; They Meet from Ms Pac-Man (yes, the arcade game)


Strong Female Characters

[30:15] I Hate Strong Female Characters, Sophia McDougall, New Statesman

[33:45] Jupiter Ascending

[35:55] Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

[36:40] Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

[37:50] The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

[39:35] Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum

[41:20] Not Here to Make Friends, Roxane Gay, BuzzFeed Books

[44:05] Tampa, Alyssa Nutting

[46:25] Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

[49:45] Rabbit novels, John Updike

[51:00] Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay

[53:00] Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

[53:30] A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, Eimear McBride (in paperback June 9 2015)

[55:05] Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories, Katherine Heiny

[57:00] Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel, Meg Cabot (June 2 2015)

[58:30] From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Meg Cabot (May 19 2015)

[1:03:00] We Need Diverse Books

[1:04:10] Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

[1:04:55] G. Willow Wilson and comics

[1:05:45] The Broad Inclusive Canvas of Comics, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

[1:08:25] A Diverse, Gender-Swapped LOTR Recast, Book Riot


Outdo; Ha Ha Ha by the Julie Ruin


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