Episode 80: Fifty Shades of Lars

Sep 16, 2012 by

Bookbabble Episode 80: Fifty Shades of Lars
Recorded 5 August 2012
Babblers: Renee, Lars, Donny

Synopsis:

Lars finally returns from outer space after many years. And just in time, too, for Renee and Donny’s take of the smash hit Fifty Shades of Grey. And ‘smash hit’ as in being thoroughly smashed to bits, that is. Also, a quick on on JK Rowling’s new book, and a spot of badminton.

Show Length: 1:00:00

Show Notes:

  • Hilarious Fifty Shades of Grey Review
  • Slender Man
  • Marble Hornets, Tribe Twelve, Everyman hybrid
  • Jeff the Killer
  • IT, Stephen King
  • The Casual Vacancy, JK Rowling
  • Dr Who!
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones
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Bookbabble Episode 56: Cultural Imperialism and Adam West

Dec 24, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 56: Cultural Imperialism and Adam West

Recorded 7 Dec 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

This is one weird, psychedelic episode.  We all came out of this one wondering what had happened.  How is this episode any different from the previous episodes, then, you may ask?  Well, among the stuff we covered: 70s/80s American TV series, Twilight/New Moon, how soon till the next Harry Potter-like phenomenon, export of popular culture from US and what Sweden and Malaysia thought of it in the early 80s, King’s Under the Dome, why Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn’t as bad as it sounds.  Also, when Bjorn is hungry, he likes BRAAAAAAAAINS.

Note: The book Donny was trying to remember when he brought up the Jane Austen mashups was Mansfield Park and Mummies.

Show Length: 1:38:50 mins

Adam West as Batman!

Mentioned

Links

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So you like ebooks, Kindle, Stephen King, and Amazon, and little else, huh?

Apr 7, 2009 by

In this new incarnation of Bookbabble (those who missed the boat, you can catch up here), I decided to add a tag cloud widget to the site, just to add a little snazziness.  Looking at the cloud at this present time, however, is getting me a little worried.

If you only go by the tag cloud now, it would seem to those who just tuned in to Bookbabble that we don’t do much but talk about ebooks, Kindle, love Stephen King and probably advocate Amazon as the be-all-end-all book retailer (this last part is probably true, since I’m using their affiliate code for all our book links). 

It’s a good thing Joyce is quite prominent now, not because we want to appear ‘serious’ or hoping having Joyce there lends us some credibility, but just to help convey the sort of diversity we’re really seeing from our discussions.  I suppose the loss of our old posts tended to skew the distribution a little.

I’m just saying…!

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Bookbabble Episode 29: You’ve got me feeling emotions!

Mar 21, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 29: You’ve got me feeling emotions!

Recorded 22 March 2009

Babblers: Gem, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

After Gem begins with a terribly tragic story of her beloved Dalek doll, the babblers launch into a discussion on books that elicit strong emotions from its readers.  Find out which books still emotionally affect Renee since she was 6 till this very day (which I understand is not a very long time at all), and Gem’s as well (it goes without saying that Donny doesn’t cry from reading).  Besides sadness, the babblers also talked a little about books that elicit anger, horror.  Finally, Renee closes with a heart-warming story of a long-lost textbook.

Show Length: 65:10 mins

Books mentioned in show:

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