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Book Hype

Book Hype is http://Hypable.com's official podcast for all things literature-related. Give your readers' eyes a rest and tune in for news, reviews, recommendations and (of course) banter as your hosts bring you the best of the book world.
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Book Hype hosts Karen and Brittany join Cathy Yardley and Cecelia Tan from Geek Actually to discuss the series!

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What we’re reading: –Three Little Words by Melissa Blue (a co-author!) –Looking for Group by Alexis Hall –Monstress by Marjorie Liu –The Master by Tara Su Me -And the TBR pile includes everything from the Hugo awards list!

Geek Actually: Who are they? What is it? -Cathy Yardley: approached by Serial Box to bring her “showrunner” capabilities to the series Superpower: guiding writers to plot development is her superpower -Cecelia Tan: long time science-fiction, fantasy, erotica writer Superpower: champion of fully realized female characters -How would you describe Geek Actually: “It’s the geeky women friends you want to hang out with” -These are women you can see yourselves in, they are the online friends you want to hang out with -What’s the mission with Geek Actually: Science-fiction, fantasy, have female characters, but there is not a lot out there about female nerds -Breaking free from the male stereotype -Serial Box offers this collection as serialized storytelling: the challenges and perks

Getting into Geek Actually: -Location, location, location: so many couches across the world -Internet friends are the best friends -But the Internet also sucks sometimes, like when women get harassed -What has changed, what has gotten better, and how have you dealt with that? –Geek Actually bridges a ton of genres and it works! -It is written in reality. This is how women live!

What makes you geek out? –Game of Thrones, watching people watch Games of Thrones on Twitter, Marvel, spoiler-free experiences -Is reaction-genre a thing? Yes, yes it is -Female-driven movies are taking over — what makes you excited about them?

What to check out: -Cathy’s Fandom Hearts series -Melissa Blue’s Dirty, Sexy Geeks series -Search for Geeky Romance! Lists exist!

What’s Next: -Please get into contact with us if there are any book/adaptation/author-related episodes you would like to hear! -Or suggest a book for book club, so Brittany does not have to!

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Book Hype hosts Karen and Kristen are live at Indy PopCon 2017. We speak with authors Lauren Jankowski and J.S. Lenore.

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What we’re reading: –The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente –Trust by Kylie Scott –Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien –The Sea-Stone Sword by Joel Cornah –Fourth World by Lyssa Chiavari –Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson by Emmy Jackson –A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Book Bites: -We have a two-fer this week! -Question 1: At what point during the day do you typically read? -Question 2: What makes a good book recommendation?

Talking with Lauren Jankowski: -She wrote the Shapeshifter Chronicles! -We get the elevator pitch and it sounds damn good. -Myth nerds unite. -Lauren’s books are getting republished! -You can check out Snowy Wings Publishing and Asexual Artists. -Find out more about Lauren’s new covers here! -Lauren also talks about asexual representation both in and out of her books. -You can find her on Twitter or on her website.

Talking with J.S. Lenore: -Jen knows our names! -We try to remember when we first met each other. -It all goes back to Teen Wolf. -There’s going to be eight books in the Affinity Series. -Jen got a tattoo from Burner’s cover. It hurt. -She’s also written some fanfiction! -Visit the Affinity Series website or follow Jen on Twitter.

Indy PopCon 2017: -We talk about the book cosplays we saw. -Who would we cosplay as if we had the chance? –

What’s Next: -Pick up Roar by Cora Carmack and read by the end of July! -Please get into contact with us if there are any book/adaptation/author-related episodes you would like to hear!

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Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Brittany break down the perks and pitfalls of book clubs. Plus, they discuss the latest book news.

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What we’re reading: –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling -“Dagon” by H.P. Lovecraft –The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young –Roar by Cora Carmack –UNSUB by Meg Gardiner –The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Deal of the Day: –His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman –Rule: A Marked Man Novel by Jay Crownover

Book Bites: -Who is your auto-buy author? Brittany: Sarah Dessen, Neil Gaiman, Don DeLillo, Philip Pullman, Brittany Cavallaro Karen: Rick Riordan, Lauren Layne, Alexandra Bracken, Chris Colfer Kristen: Cora Carmack, Kylie Scott, Lauren Layne, Sarina Bowen, Mariana Zapata

Book Clubs: Join ’em or Ditch ’em -Oprah wields a ton of power over the book world; is that a good thing? -Some history about when things go wrong with recommendations -Do we like book clubs? -What about book clubs make them work? -How many Oprah books have you read? -Emma Watson has a very specific book club; is that better? -Our book club gets revived LIVE ON AIR! -Pick up Roar by Cora Carmack and read by the end of July!

Book News: –Origin by Dan Brown sends Robert Langdon on another adventure –Holly Black has some adaptation news –Maureen Johnson‘s new series has Brittany skeptical about an older one –A new romance convention from Jennifer Armentrout

What’s Next: -Pick up Roar by Cora Carmack and read by the end of July! -Please get into contact with us if there are any book/adaptation/author-related episodes you would like to hear!

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Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Danielle are here to wish Harry a very happee birthdae and discuss the latest book news.

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What we’re reading: –The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan –Salvaged by Jay Crownover –Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson –Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

Deal of the Day: –This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab –The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie

Book Bites: -If we could have ONE MORE book in a completed series, what would it be and why? -SHOCKER: None of us picked Harry Potter.

Happee Birthdae, Harry!: Celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone -How we first heard of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone -Do we feel like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has re-read value, or do we tend to skip it for the later books? -There are a few things we think we realized we missed in our younger years as we re-read the series as adults. -Quotes Quiz! Danielle and Kristen are tested and it’s not as easy as it sounds. -We take a personality quiz live on the podcast. Let us know who you get! -How and what we would like to see in the future for Harry Potter.

Book News: –Two Harry Potters? WHAT?!?! –Turtles All the Way Down is the title of John Green’s much anticipated new book and we learn what it means! -Diana Gabaldon publishes a collection of short stories from the Outlander series. –Authors for Grenfell band together to help the Grenfell Tower fire victims.

What’s Next: -Please get into contact with us if there are any book/adaptation/author-related episodes you would like to hear!

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Book Hype hosts Karen, Kristen, and Brittany return to talk about BEA, summer reading plans, and the latest book news.

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What we’re reading: –Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh –Wait for It and Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata –Rookie Move and Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen –I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne –Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren –When It’s Real by Erin Watt –Once and For All by Sarah Dessen –Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill –Unsub by Meg Gardiner

Book Expo America 2017: -Karen represented Team Hypable at this awesome booklover expo -Favorite part: meeting people! Authors, editors, publishers, fans! (AND BRUNCH) -Some things to look forward to from BEA: –Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds –Invictus by Ryan Graudin –The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones –All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis –Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush –Fire Blood by Elly Blake –The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton –The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg –Lost in Arcadia by Sean Gandert –The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne –Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol –The Hundredth Queen/The Fire Queen by Emily R. King

Book News: -It’s happened. Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories is being adapted... by him! -More Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda casting news. -Want to be a founding member of Passionflix? –Books of Wonder is expanding! Have you been? –Unearthed is being adapted for the big screen ahead of its 2018 release. –Lauren Graham will adapt Windfall. –Phillip Pullman’s Book of Dust gets a title.

What’s Next: -Please get into contact with us if there are any book/adaptation/author-related episodes you would like to hear!

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Book Hype hosts Karen and Kristen welcome Julian Yap to discuss all things Serial Box!

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What we’re reading: The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert Flow and Grip by Kennedy Ryan Play On by Samantha Young Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Serial Box and how it works: -Julian is the co-founder, and works every day as the logistical and scheduling guru. -Serial Box wants to be TV for books: Short, weekly episodes of a story, with each ‘episode’ being a contained story that contributes to the greater arc of the tale. -Serial Box has writer’s rooms just like TV. -The writer’s rooms give the writers a place to bounce ideas, speeding up the process quite a bit. -They definitely wouldn’t turn down a future adaptation of their work. -You can read and listen cohesively, and can switch back and forth seamlessly between the two, which is so great. -Diversity is very important to Serial Box, and that is reflected in both the stories themselves and the people behind the scenes.

Upcoming releases: –Tremontaine season 3 premieres October 11, and is described as Three Musketeers meets House of Cards, and is led by Ellen Kushner. –Remade season 2 premieres November 15, is a lot like Lost, but is all teenagers who wake up in a post-apocalyptic world. -They are releasing the first season in podcast form so you can get caught up.

2018 and beyond:False Idols tells the tale of someone who goes around the world recovering ancient artifacts with a fantasy twist thrown in. –Born to the Blade is an upcoming epic fantasy serial. -Lots of content in 2018, including some hush-hush, very special projects. -Dream projects include a Veronica Mars-esque show, and maybe to be a platform for cancelled TV shows to continue their stories. -Maybe a Neil Gaiman story, more fantasy, and working with beloved authors to craft stories in a different way.

Bookburners: –Bookburners tells the story of a team from the Vatican that goes around the world saving people from dangerous books that contain demons or monsters and store them in the Vatican vault for banned books. -Season 3 brings together some threads from the first two seasons. It’s all very exciting! -As the first project, this one holds a special place in Julian’s heart and was the learning curve for this new platform they were creating.

Check out Serialbox.com, where you can read all the pilots for their current projects and learn more about what they have to offer.

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