By Unassigned Reading
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We talk about the books you're never going to talk about in English class.
||CleanBook Talk 7: Harry Potter & Eight Whole Movies||Let’s talk about our current reads and all our thoughts on the eight Harry Potter movies. Wait, is this a book podcast or a movie podcast? Books mentioned in this episode: The Fifth Season by N...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 7: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||We’re talking HALF-BLOOD PRINCE this month! Dive in to find a smorgasbord or various topics, including: Harry’s Draco obsession, a surprising connection to Slavic fairy tales, and Half-Blood Prince: The Rom-Com Edition.&nbs...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Talk 6: Muse of Speculation||Were our fan theories correct? Do Lazlo and Sarai get their happy ending? And seriously what is the deal with all those missing Mesarthim babies? Y’all, MUSE OF NIGHTMARES is out and it’s all we can talk about! Okay, maybe we mention a few ...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 6: Strange the Dreamer||We’re talking STRANGE THE DREAMER this month! Expect a deep dive into themes of morality and the legacy of trauma and so, so, so many theories. Some great interviews with Laini Taylor about Strange the Dreamer to check out: http...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Talk 5: Harry Potter & Baby's First Fandom||How did we first get into fandom and which of us wrote Harry Potter fanfic back in the day? Listen to find out! Books mentioned in this episode: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole ...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||We’re talking Order of the Phoenix this month! What does Child Development say about Harry’s ability to deal with trauma? How much do we hate Umbridge? Was Harry always destined to be the Chosen One? Find out in this month’s episode of Book Club!||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Talk 4: Harry Freaking Potter & All The Fanworks||We’re reading too many books as usual. Also, let’s talk about A Very Potter Musical, fanworks, and get moderately confused over parody law! Books mentioned in this episode: The Adventure Zone by Carey Pietsch, Clint McElroy, Gri...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||We’re talking about the Goblet of Fire this month! What’s the deal with portkeys? Is Albus Dumbledore infallible? And just how many A Very Potter Musical references can we jam into one episode? The answer to all this and more in this month’s episo||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Talk 3: Harry Potter & My Patronus is a What Now?!?||Are you still super bitter about your Pottermore Patronus? Us too! Let’s talk about it in this episode of Book Talk (plus some of the other books we’re excited about, too). Books mentioned in this episode: Hullmetal Girls by Emily S...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||We’re talking Prisoner of Azkaban this month! Expect a lot of Sirius puns and a discussion on the inner workings on time travel. Our theme music is Never Long (Time Goes By) from the album Escapism by Sahara Sky. Get in touch wi...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Talk 2: Harry Potter & the Rise of the Gryffinpuffs||What’s the deal with Hogwarts Houses? That’s the question on everybody's minds in this episode of Book Talk. That, and all the awesome books we’re currently reading. Books mentioned in this episode: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor ...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone||We’re talking Sorcerer’s Stone this month! Expect a discussion of the differences between Sorcerers and Philosophers and the school song that never shows up ever again. (And, yes, we accidentally referred to Diagon Alley at Hogsmeade at on...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Talk 1: Harry Potter & How Trolls Got Sarah Into Reading||Hop on in for a freewheeling discussion of the books we’re currently reading and how we first got into Harry Potter. Books mentioned in this episode: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman The Woman’s Hour by Elaine F. Weiss/...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Club 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||We’re talking Chamber of Secrets this month! Expect a discussion of J. K. Rowling, Queen of Foreshadowing, Slytherin’s bad rap, and what the movies get wrong. Our theme music is Never Long (Time Goes By) from the album Escapism by Sahara ...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPromo||Welcome to Unassigned Reading! A podcast where two book-obsessed sisters talk about a new book each month-- but not the kind you’d usually find in an English class. Join us on our adventures analyzing and obsessing over all things YA, sci-fi, fantasy,||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The Book Talk Episodes are Especially Great!
I love how these sisters relate to books intellectually and personally. These are clearly two people for whom books are an essential part of life. They’re good at opening their memories and analysis to listeners, instead of making the podcasts feel closed off; this may as well be a chat over chai lattes, instead of a podcast. Highly recommended.
badababadam im lovin it
hey guys! love the series!! love your discussions and honestly wished you guys could make the episodes longer, cus youre both funny and smart, and the way you guys pick out details in books is great! keep up the good work!
A Book Club I Always Look Forward To
Sarah and Rachel are a joy to listen to. Not only do they have fun and thought provoking discussions on Harry Potter they also have the best book recommendations! So thrilled I discovered them. An absolute must listen for HP fans