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Attack of the Nerds | Episode 1 | A Semi Bookish Star Wars Podcast

Attack of the Nerds | Episode 1 | A Semi Bookish Star Wars Podcast

May 3, 2021

With Star Wars Day just a few parsecs away, Semi Bookish took the microphones to do what nerds do best, and that's debate a fandom from once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away.

May the 4th be with you!

Hungry for the Hunger Games? A better-late-than-never book discussion

Hungry for the Hunger Games? A better-late-than-never book discussion

April 19, 2021

Semi Bookish turns back time with a book discussion devoted (mostly) to Suzanne Collins' first venture into the world of the Hunger Games. Why does the book endure? What did Suzanne do right (or wrong)? What about the movies and who is more scrumptious between Peeta and Gale?

Tomes that tickle your funny bones

Tomes that tickle your funny bones

April 5, 2021

Pull up a chair as the Semi Bookish crew talks tomes that tickled their funny bones, the line between being intelligently and forcefully funny, and why the gran caca is more hilarious than we'd all prefer to admit.

Women’s History in the making with Mayor Angela Sword Heath

Women’s History in the making with Mayor Angela Sword Heath

March 8, 2021

With Women's History Month on the mind, we invited Adrian's first female mayor to Semi Bookish. Mayor Heath talks books, traveling, and the passion that brought her back to her roots. 

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” | A Scary(ish) Book Discussion

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” | A Scary(ish) Book Discussion

February 22, 2021

In the mood for an old-fashioned book discussion, and at the behest of Lord Ish (a.k.a. Grant), the Semi Bookish crew dipped our toes into the thriller/horror literary pool with Iain Reid's "I'm Thinking of Ending Things."

"I'm Thinking of Ending Things" | A Scary(ish) Book Discussion

ALL Black Stories Matter

ALL Black Stories Matter

February 8, 2021

Semi Bookish recognizes Black History Month by discussing the importance of African-American literature, and along the way celebrate a collection of titles, authors, and even a few audiobook narrators. Opinions and objectivity collide, but one truth remains, and that is "ALL Black Stories Matter."

Of love and bodice rippers; why everyone should give romance a chance.

Of love and bodice rippers; why everyone should give romance a chance.

January 25, 2021

The Semi Bookish crew defines the romance genre, how it crosses over into other genres, and why geese everywhere should fear Fabio. 

As always, kudos to Kevin MacLeod for his fabulous performance of "Maple Leaf Rag," originally composed by the great Scott Joplin.

You always remember your first.

You always remember your first.

January 11, 2021

What better to ring in the new year than with a discussion of firsts, specifically the first within a new series. Amidst a handful of technical difficulties (we blame 2020), the Semi Bookish crew dishes on and recommends firsts.

To FanFic, or not FanFic? That is the Question!

To FanFic, or not FanFic? That is the Question!

December 21, 2020

This episode the Semi Bookish crew delves into the dirty world of Fanfiction. Together we argue whether fanfiction is right or wrong. We even briefly discuss the history of fanfiction, and mention examples of fanfiction gone right (and some examples gone horribly wrong).

Shout out to Kevin McCleod for his arrangement of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag for our opening and ending theme. 

Books that give your heart a hug.

Books that give your heart a hug.

November 9, 2020

Books that give your heart a hug, inspired by the impending Holiday season as well as our personal pursuits to remain happy in the face of a year gone just a little bit off track. Mentioned items include "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, "Red, White, and Royal Blue," by Casey McQuiston, and so much more.

Shout out to Kevin McCleod for his arrangement of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag for our opening and ending theme. 

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