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Talking Tolkien, the Sequel Podcast

Talking Tolkien, the Sequel Podcast

October 3, 2022

Talking Tolkien for just a single podcast is a disservice, especially when you consider that the film trilogies for both "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" are (almost) as culturally significant as the books upon which they are based. There are films and TV series which many believe possible only because the fantasy film fanbase grew in the wake of Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of the War of the One Ring. 

Finding your next favorite read through the power of Readers Advisory!

Finding your next favorite read through the power of Readers Advisory!

September 19, 2022

Readers Advisory, the process of putting the right book into a reader's hands, is an art form. It can take shape in a myriad of ways, but just how do you handle the process? Tune in to Semi Bookish for our insights as well as a few tips and tricks.

Talking Tolkien (and LOTR)

Talking Tolkien (and LOTR)

September 5, 2022

In honor of J. R. R. Tolkien's birthday, and, Semi Bookish decided to take to the microphone to talk about the man often referred to as the Father of Modern Fantasy Literature. We'll talk about the Lord of the Rings, too, and we might even tread lightly over the films and the upcoming "Rings of Power."

Two Years of Semi Bookish (and counting)!

Two Years of Semi Bookish (and counting)!

August 22, 2022

With the second year of recording officially behind us, Semi Bookish reflects on its finer moments before turning its gaze to the future. Tune in to reminisce and to get a sense of what is, or might be, in store.

A Historical Fiction Addiction (and a heartfelt farewell to Jen)

A Historical Fiction Addiction (and a heartfelt farewell to Jen)

August 8, 2022

Jennifer, ADL's Adult and Teen Services Librarian extraordinaire, is leaving us to chase new and exciting opportunities. Although we will miss her, we're also celebrating her future. And how best to wish her the best then to discuss Historical Fiction, which is one of Jen's jams, in case you haven't been listening.

Rolling into Dungeons & Dragons

Rolling into Dungeons & Dragons

July 11, 2022

Dive into the realm of Dungeons & Dragons along with the stalwart crew of Semi Bookish and their fearless Dungeon Daddy. Along with wishing the late and nerdy Gary Gygax a happy birthday, we explore the popular TTRPG's evolution from its earliest stages to the gaming juggernaut that it is today.

Tuning into Queer Television

Tuning into Queer Television

June 27, 2022

Semi Bookish strays from the straight path to take Queer Television to task, doling out praise and criticism with an equally heavy hand. 

The Power of Positive Reading Experiences

The Power of Positive Reading Experiences

June 14, 2022

Just days into Summer Reading, Semi Bookish takes to the microphone to explore their personal, and often hilarious, reading histories, experiences.

Getting Down with Downton Abbey

Getting Down with Downton Abbey

May 30, 2022

With six seasons and two movies released, the Semi Bookish takes a figurative trip to Downton Abbey, exploring the ups and downs of the fictional aristocrats and those beneath them. 

Books you want to throw out a window.

Books you want to throw out a window.

May 16, 2022

For the good, bad, or purely ridiculous reasons, Semi Bookish talks about books they've wanted (or still want) to throw out a window. What about you? Can you name a few?

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