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Bookrageous Episode 6; The ‘Best American’ Series

Episode six of the Bookrageous Podcast is live! This time out, Jenn (of JennIRL fame) and I were again joined by Paul Montgomery, host of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast. Jenn, Paul and I chat about what we’ve been reading and discuss the yearly Best American series of books, get geeky, and talk about what we love about collections and anthologies. Enjoy, subscribe, and let us know what you’d like to see in future episodes!

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Bookrageous Episode 5; Our Fall Reading Lists

Episode five of the Bookrageous Podcast is live! Jenn (of JennIRL fame) Rebecca (from The Book Lady’s Blog) and I chatted a bit about the trade shows we’ve been hitting to pick up books – the annual fall conferences of NAIBA, SIBA and NEIBA. Then, we switched into total sales pitch mode to talk about just a few of the many, many upcoming books we can’t wait to read. Enjoy, subscribe, and let us know what you’d like to see in future episodes!

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Bookrageous Episode 4; MOCKINGJAY!

Episode four of the Bookrageous Podcast is live! Jenn (of JennIRL fame) Rebecca (from The Book Lady’s Blog) and I got the Bookrageous gang back together to talk about Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay. Along with the standard look at what we’ve been reading, we spend a good long time talking about out likes, dislikes and reaction to Mockingjay – with voicemails from Bookrageous listeners mixed in for good measure. Enjoy, subscribe, and let us know what you’d like to see in future episodes!

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Literature’s Most Famous Opening Lines, Google Voice Style

On one of the upcoming episodes of the Bookrageous podcast, we’ll be discussing Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay, the final part of the Hunger Games trilogy. Opinions are pretty split on the book, in the general public and among our trio of podcasters. Team Bookrageous decided that, hey, we want to squeeze as many opinions as possible into the show, so why not solicit voicemails from other readers? One voicemail line later (call us, there will be prizes!) we were off and running.

Did you know that Google Voice makes transcriptions of all of your voicemails? Did you know that how Google interprets what people say is hilarious?

As a public service, here’s the famous opening lines of a bunch of novels, transcribed by Google Voice. The better-read of you might be able to figure out each book on first look, but I wouldn’t blame you if you find it incomprehensible. I’ve listed the actual books at the end of the post.

Call me, Ishmael.

For starters, I was a little worried that the fidelity was so good. Sure, the pause (which Google added, not me) completely changes the line, but the words are all still there.

Do the truth universally knowledge to the single man in possession of the good fortune must be in one, so if.

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Bookrageous Episode 3; Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction and Space Camp

Episode three of the Bookrageous Podcast is live! This time, Jenn (of JennIRL fame) and I were joined by podcaster extraordinaire Paul Montgomery, host of the Fuzzy Typewriter podcast and staff writer for iFanboy. In the extra-double-super-duper-sized episode, Jenn, Paul and I chat about what we’ve been reading and discuss genre and literary fiction, and Rebecca and Christina (author of Stacked) pop by to talk about space camp and space books. Enjoy, subscribe, and let us know what you’d like to see in future episodes!

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Bookrageous Episode 2; Busting Into New Genres

Check it out – episode two of the Bookrageous Podcast. This time, Rebecca from The Book Lady’s Blog and Ali from WonderAli joined yours truly to talk about genres, what we wish we read more of, and what we’re reading at the moment. Enjoy, subscribe, and let us know what you’d like to see in future episodes!

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Intro Music; Bust a Move – Matthew Morrison

What We’re Reading;

Break Music; Ahab – MC Lars

What do we want to read more of?

Buy the Bookrageous Calendar!

Find Us Online (collectively) – Twitter, Tumblr, Formspring

Find Us Online (individually) – Josh, Rebecca, Ali

Outro Music; My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors – Moxy Fruvous

Bookrageous Calendar is GO FOR LAUNCH!

bookrageouscalIf you happen to follow me, Jenn Northington and Rebecca Schinsky online (and really, why wouldn’t you?), you’ve noticed that we’ve been posting a lot about Bookrageous. Bookrageous is our shorthand for really cool, exciting and unique things going on in the world of publishing. One of the ideas that led to the creation of the term, and the one we’ve been writing about feverishly lately, is the Bookrageous Calendar.

As of today, the calendar is launched and on sale over at Zazzle. You can – and should – buy the hell out of it.

We talked quite a bit about the calendar on the first episode of the Bookrageous podcast, but here’s the gist of it if you didn’t listen to the show. The Bookrageous Calendar is an 18-month (Jan 2011-Jun 2012) calendar featuring pictures of booksellers, book bloggers and other ever-lovin’ book nerds with a book or books. Think your typical swimsuit or charity calendar with a serious twist of literate-ness. There are topless photos (at least two!). There are men and women. There are a ton of good books. The calendar clocks in at a not-too-spendy $25, which buys you a whole year and a half of lovely literati and offbeat omnibuses. None of the people in the calendar make anything off the sale, as all proceeds go to First Book, a nonprofit that gives books to children in need.

So GET TO IT! If you wanna see this guy, or this gal, or pictures like this, you gotta buy the Bookrageous calendar. If you want to support a good cause and keep books fun, get the calendar. If you want to crush on the lovely models, buy the calendar.

In the meantime, check out the #Bookrageous social media leviathan (links on the left side) and stay tuned for the next Bookrageous podcast.