The guys have a whole bunch of random topics this week. Jeff starts off talking about the projects he’s editing right now and then it’s about the book he finished reading last week–Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin. The other book discovery is Gay Sex Positions: An Adult Coloring Book, which they’ve ordered and Will shows off the sample page he’s colored. Moving on to TV, they talk about The Voice battle rounds, La’Porsha Renae on American Idol, Kim Fields and Nyle DiMarco on Dancing with the Stars as well as The Passion Live on Fox.
Last week’s Question of the Week on podcasts is answered before the guys dive into two podcasts they listened to that had an impact: The Creative Penn’s interview with Beth Buelow about her book Introvert Entrepreneur and The Self Publishing Podcasts‘ discussion of “How to Be Happy Where You Are in Your Writing Career.”
The Academy Award nominated film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, is praised. Jeff also discusses the upcoming #40toNoneDay, which raises awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. The show wraps up with the new Question of the Week: “How often do you browse physical bookstores for books?” and a look ahead to the Rainbow Book Fair, coming up April 9 in NYC.
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Here are the things we talk about in this episode:
- Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin on Amazon
- Gay Sex Positions: An Adult Coloring Book website (NSFW!) | Free coloring page signup | Twitter (@Gspacb)
- From The Voice on You Tube
- La’Porsha Renae on American Idol on YouTube
- Nyle and Peta ChaCha on Dancing with the Stars
- Nyle’s DWTS vlog with People.com
- The Passion Live on Fox
- The Creative Penn Podcast #260: “The Introvert Entrepreneur with Beth Buelow“
- The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow on Amazon
- Self Publishing Podcast #201: “How to be Happy Where You Are in Your Writing Career”
- Carol on DVD/Blu-Ray at Amazon
- The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith on Amazon
- True Colors Fund: 40 to None Day
- “Where to Find a Book” – Jeff’s “Outside the Margins” column on Prism Book Alliance
- QUEERCentric Books: Read with Pride shirt supporting the LGBT Center in Raleigh, NC
- Rainbow Book Fair, April 9 in NYC
[h2]Question of the Week Episode 24 Responses:[/h2]
While listeners can leave comments on the website each week, answers come in from various other platforms as well (and we can only read a few answers on the show). Here are all the responses we got to the question “What podcasts are you listening to?” Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer.
- A.J.: My favorite podcasts to listen to (aside from this one, obviously) are the Savage Lovecast and Media Carnivores hosted by Brent Hartinger (author of Geography Club).
- Kim: I listen to Book Riot for general book news.
- Nancy: This is the first podcast I’ve listened to regularly. I look forward to getting the message on my cellphone that the podcast is available. I’m definitely going to listen to Romance Out Loud.
- Katie: Yours is the first I’ve listened to, but Romance out Loud sounds great. I’ll have to check it out. I’ve listened to the Basement Yard a little bit. Joe Santagaro just complains about weird crazy people and stuff. Sometimes he’s too crass for me.
I almost never go into bookstore anymore and I feel guilty about it. Before Amazon I browsed bookstores a lot, for me it was the best way to find out about new books. I started buying from Amazon in the late 1990’s. I started reading ebooks on a PDA in the early 2000’s and then switched to a Kindle. It is just easier and cheaper to buy ebooks and books from Amazon. Another factor is the amount of information available on the web from authors, publishers, bloggers and even Facebook.
I recently bought a handwork book directly from an Australian publisher based on a blog I read. I never would have found the book in a US bookstore.
Great podcast, guys! Will, your example of energy = willpower really landed for me. I’m a total introvert. I can be “on,” but it’s like draining a battery. At some point, I need to go away and recharge by myself.
I rarely browse new bookstores, only when I’m killing time at Barnes & Noble before the movies. However, I do love browsing used bookstores. There’s something exciting about searching through the cluttered stacks of a used bookstore, like it’s a treasure hunt. Plus, the book prices at a used bookstore are competitive with ebook prices. I’m more willing to take a chance on a $3 used book than a $19 new book.
Total introvert here too, the long dinner table kills me, hate it, recharging often needed after that.
I love walking through book stores. I go to Half Price Books couple times a year and can never leave empty handed. Tbr pile is out of control.
I love bookstores! When I was home in NZ, I actually built up such a rapport with the owner of my local comic store that he would hold things he suspected I would like until I had the chance to look at them. Often, he was right! I didn’t develop a relationship like that at any of our local bookstores but my stepdad did, with an independent book store. When I shop at that store, I go straight to the staff and tell them the kind of book I am looking for and get their recommendations because they know books like nobody’s business.
Currently, I am in Japan! My Japanese is not at book reading levels yet but this has not prevented me from buying Japanese novels here. Because I am currently trying to save I try to avoid bookstores but still end up in one at least once a month.
Fun fact: seeing what Western books end up translated and distributed in Japan is fascinating. Sometimes the titles are completely different and a fun game to play is ‘guess the book.’ If I am in a bigger city with bookstores with English language books, I often end up browsing just to see what is currently popular.
I saw your tween about the coloring book and got mine in the mail this week! I’ve got some coloring to do!
Ours came this week too! We’ll share more artwork as we color.
I’m all caught up with your podcast! Listened from the beginning. I want to thank you for all the fic recs and interviews with authors and everything else! I am not new to M/M fic but came from fanfic and I think I found you via Suzanne Brockmann? So very glad! I’m reading the Hat Trick books and have so many others in my TBR pile. I have rediscovered my love of reading after being…underwhelmed? with mainstream romantic fic in general. You talked about tropes in one of your earlier podcasts and it hetero-normative a trope? I feel like it is. And I’m SO over it. I added Symptoms of Being Human to my list too.
Wow…. all caught up. That’s a lot of listening. Will and I are glad we were able to add to your TBR pile (and thank you for putting the “Hat Trick” books in there too…I hope you enjoy them and hope you’ll share your feedback). And yes, you may have heard about us from Suzanne Brockmann who tweeted about us a few weeks ago.