Read This F***ing Book
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Two friends with differing tastes trade fandom book recs. Their next obsession is just a read away.
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 22 - A Court of Wings and Ruin||We read the rest of the Court books by Sarah J. Maas. This super-sized episode covers A Court of Wings and Ruin and the novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight. Lauren the Librarian is back. Settle in for monster talk! #TeamNesta Follow us on twitter||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 21 - A Court of Mist and Fury||We are back with a double stuffed episode and the return of our librarian friend, Lauren! In this episode we're asking the real questions. What is wrong with Lucien? Why is the Suriel our favorite? and (of course) Who has the biggest wingspan? That's ri||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 20 - Annihilation||“Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective—even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self-immolating desire for the truth.” Elena and Rachel tackle Jeff VanderMeer's award winning novel, Annihilation. #TeamCrawl||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 19 - Dune||It is time for the Sleeper to awaken! Join us as we tackle an epic sized episode for Frank Herbert's Dune! Rachel discusses why she loves Dune while Elena tries to decide if Paul Atreides is a true hero. Discussion covers fashion, ecology and family t||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 18 - A Madness of Angels||We're doing our part to give life to the blue electric angels in the phone lines by uploading another episode of the RTFBPodcast! We discuss the brilliant urban fantasy, A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin. Take a listen, Come be we and be free! Fo||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 17 - Foreigner||A Felicitous New Year to you! In this episode Rachel and Elena are joined by our cosplay pal - engineer and Paidhi fan, Eli. This marks the first book we've read on RTFBPodcast in which one of the hosts has the book tattooed on her body.... so yea||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 16 - Provenance||Rachel and Elena are back with a podcast favorite in the latest Ann Leckie novel, Provenance. Spoiler-heavy (just read the book!) discussion covering Hwae, Ingray, the mysterious Pahlad Budrakim and everyone's favorite - Captain Uisine! Special mentio||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 15 - The Girl at Midnight||Rachel recs a big favorite in Melissa Grey's The Girl at Midnight. Elena and Rachel discuss world building, fashion, and subversion of reader expectations over this scavenger hunt through a war between the magical and bird-like Avicen and the militari||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 14 - Thief With No Shadow||We've missed our book chats! After moving and some additional travel and conventions, we are back on schedule. Latest conversation is about Emily Gee's Thief With No Shadow. A romantic fantasy with a semi-victorian flair. Follow us on twitter||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 13 - Uprooted||Hiatus is over! We're done prepping like crazy for Dragon Con so we're back into our reading piles. This episode covers Naomi Novik's award winning Uprooted. A creepy fairy tale with a small cast, wonderful prose and the scariest trees we've ever encoun||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 12 - Sunshine||Rachel and Elena read Sunshine by Robin McKinley. Not your run of the mill vampire story, and we would expect nothing less from a master like McKinley, this one has a baker with an affinity for sunlight, a modern setting full of magic and a vampire in a||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 11 - A Court of Thorns and Roses||We're joined by our librarian friend, Lauren, to read Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses. This is an extra long episode because we really loved this book! We're continuing our delving into fairy tales. ACOTAR is a new adult type fantasy action a||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 10 - The Snow Queen||We're back after an unscheduled break (one of our hosts had a major fire but everything is good now!) to read Joan D. Vinge's The Snow Queen, a retelling of the classic fairy tale with an epic scifi twist! We bent our recommendation rules to read this o||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 09 - Lost Stars||It's almost Star Wars Celebration Orlando, so we're reading some Star Wars! Not just any Star Wars - Rachel's favorite from the new canon, Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. It's a star-crossed love story set in the Star Wars universe, following two characters||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 08 - The Forever War||Today on Read This F**king Book, we read The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. This SciFi classic about an interstellar conflict inspired by the Vietnam War spurred a lot of conversation between Rachel and Elena. From gender roles in societies of the futur||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 07 - Illuminae||Elena and Rachel are joined by Kim from YouthBookReview to discuss the YA SciFi novel Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This book is incredibly unique for it's presentation and structure, you should definitely check it out! Join us as we decid||3/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 06 - The Arcana Chronicles||Episode 6 is our first total Failure in the RTFB Project. Rachel rec'd a book and Elena HATED it. Fangirl conversion rating: zero. Rachel might make up for Elena's lack of enthusiasm though. Listen to to our convo after reading The Arcana Chronicles by||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 05.5 - Ancillary Sword / Ancillary Mercy||No surprise to anyone, we loved the Imperial Radch books by Ann Leckie so much that we gave in to our inner fangirls and recorded a supplementary episode covering Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy. Listen as we celebrate the incredible badassery of||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 05 - Biting the Sun||We're reading utopian New Wave SciFi from the 70s in Episode 05. This one is Biting the Sun by the derisann Tanith Lee. Attlevey! This is going to be just groshing my oomas! Follow us on twitter @RTFBPodcast Rec your favorites to us or join in the di||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 04 - Ancillary Justice||RTFB Episode 4 has us reading our new favorite space opera, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. We're joined by FireandLunch co-host Lauren and our nerdy Photographer friend and genre reader, Matt. Follow us on twitter @RTFBPodcast Rec your favorites to||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 03 - The Left Hand of Darkness||Episode 3 has our hosts reading SciFi classic The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin. We're continuing our reading themes of winter, love and incredible prose. Follow us on twitter @RTFBPodcast Rec your favorites to us or join in the discussi||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 02 - Winter Rose||Episode two has Rachel and Elena reading Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip. This is a perfect novel to read on a wintery night. A dreamy fantasy with classic imagery and an interesting structure. Follow us on twitter @RTFBPodcast Rec your favorites||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Episode 01 - Sabriel||in our first episode we're joined by illustrator Joey Ammons to read one of his favorites: Sabriel by Garth Nix. Discussion of themes, plot points, character arcs and all manner of Spoilers for anyone who has not read Sabriel. Follow us on twitter @RTF||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRTFB: Ep 00 - Prologue||What happens when two friends with differing tastes trade fandoms? Their next obsession is just a read away! Introductory episode for a new podcast about our favorite books and fandom. The hosts recommend books to each other and discuss. A new book eve||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving this podcast, and how could I not with a podcast name like this?! Excellent podcast voices/personalities talking about some of my favorite books! My TBR pile is already having more added to it as a result. Thank you!
Looking forward to more.
I've only listen to the first episode, (it's the only one that exists) but so far I love this podcast. There's a lot of banter with a genuine feel and real in depth discussion of an amazing book.
That said, The Old Kingdom series is pretty much my favorite series of books, and a large part of me wants to school these fools on Mogget, the bells, free magic, bloodlines, and charter magic.
This must be how Star Wars nerds feel all the time.