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BCSC: Eleanor & Park

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Hello, young lovers!  We are gathered here today to talk about Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Kristen's preconceived notions of Will's romanticism are shattered, tears are on the verge of being shed, and passionate discussion abounds.  It's basically a love fest.  Group hug!

We'll be back next week with an Extracurriculars episode, but remember to be ready to talk about the first 18 chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Thursday, September 4th.  Talk to you then!  We're both dreading the end but looking forward to it.  

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BCSC: Meet Cute Street Cute

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Greetings humans!  This week we're talking about real life rom-com moments and the origins of a pretty divisive lovey-dovey term, courtesy of Allie Baba!  

Make sure to finish the book Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell by next week, because on Thursday, August 21 we're going to be rarin' to talk about it.  

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BCSC: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Part 1

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Hello you lovely Shmooks! We're back in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, talking all about the Half Blood Prince! No surprise here, but we're both incredibly excited to talk about the mysteries, the revelations, and the weird stuff going on in this book, so put on a pointed hat, grab a butterbeer and enjoy!

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BCSC: What's Old Is New

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New friends!  Old friends!  What's the diff?  Come listen to us talk about talk about tv shows and movies- what's going around, what's coming around, and rhino piss.  Confused?  Don't be!  Listen and learn!

We'll be back next week on Thursday, July 10 with Bobby Koester to finish up our talk about Watchmen, so read the rest of the book if you haven't already and be prepared to share in front of the group.  We'll talk to you then!

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BCSC: Watchmen Part 1

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Hello!  We're back and ready to rumble this week and we're talking about the first half of the big deal graphic novel Watchmen, by Alan Moore.  We've got Bobby Koester from Will and Bobby Know Everything and Studio Rejects in tow and we're talking how awesome Dr. Manhattan is, how we were surprised by Rorschach, aaaaand crop tops.  Come on!

We'll be back next week with an extracurricular episode, but be ready in another 2 weeks to talk about the end of the book- read right on through.  We're all gonna be back on Thursday, July 10 to talk about it.  See you then!

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BCSC: Weiners on Broadway

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You've made it!  We have your weiner in lights on BROADWAY!  This Extracurricular episode was supposed to be about movie/tv adaptations of books, and it kind of is, but it's more about gabardine, Roger Klotz, what exactly Michael Fassbender is from, and, you guessed it, weiners.  Join us!  You're a star!

And come back next week on Thursday, June 26 ready to talk about the first half of Watchmen, so chapters 1-6.  We're gonna be joined by Bobby Koester and you won't want to miss it!  I mean, I assume...we haven't recorded it yet.  See you then!

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BCSC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Part 3

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Welcome to our talk finishing up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  While we're happy to see you, it can't be ignored that this time we meet this time after the most solemn of events.  Let's pour out a little pumpkin juice for one of our fallen comrades.  Let's also freak out about how awesome Dumbledore is.  Let's also talk about how there's no such thing as a guilty pleasure and how I love watching crap tv.  Amen.

On the next Shmook Club we're going to invite our friend Bobby Koester back to the Shmook Clubhouse to talk about the first half of Watchmen by Alan Moore, so read up to Chapter 7 (meaning through Chapter 6, WILL) and be ready to talk about it on Thursday, June 26.  But we'll be back next week with an Extracurricular episode, so talk to you then!  Take 'er easy!

 

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BCSC: Harry Potter Fan Theories

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Welcome, friends!  Join us around the theory table and listen to whoever is holding the Theory Stick as we explore fan theories surrounding Harry Potter.  Is McGonogall a traitor?  Does Neville kick ass?  IS RON DUMBLEDORE?  Explore with us!

We'll be back next week on Thursday, June 12 to wrap up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so go ahead and finish the book so we can have a nice chat.  Talk to you then!

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BCSC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Part 2

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By virtue of Educational Decree Number 666 (eesh), we're back this week to talk about the second part of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!  Umbridge is stumping around like she owns the joint, Dumbledore still isn't making eye contact, and Harry is feeling urges he doesn't quite understand.  It's way more dramatic than that makes it sound.  Listen up!

The next time we talk about the book will be after we finish it up, so read straight on through to the end and be ready in 2 weeks on Thursday, June 12.  But we'll be back in your brains next week with a little Extracurricular action.  Talk to you soon!

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BCSC: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Part 1

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Wotcher, friends!  This week we're talking about the first third of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and it looks like things are off to a pretty bumpy start for Harry and the gang.  We get into some Molly vs. Sirius talk, a little book vs. movie action, and as always, Kristen vs. William in a battle of wits that'll leave you breathless.  Jump on in!

We'll be reading the next third of the book, which bring us up to Chapter 26, which is page 570 or 64%, and talking about it in 2 weeks on Thursday, May 29.  Don't worry though, we'll be back to warm your ears up next week with a little Extracurricular action.  Talk to you then!

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Studio Rejects: Ghostbusters III Part 1

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When there's something strange, and it don't look good, it's probably because it's an un-produced spec script for Ghostbusters III! That's right, all you spooks, specters, and ghosts out there, we're digging into the world of Ghosbusters, one of the most  beloved franchises in the entire galaxy, and also one of the most constantly debated properties:

Should they make another movie? A sequel? A reboot?

Well, we know they definitely won't leave it alone, so now the question is, how can they do the original any justice...? FIND OUT!

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BCSC: The Gunslinger Part 2

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Well folks, looks like us weary ol' gunslingers are at the end of our journey.  Or is it the end of the beginning?  Let's find out!  This week we finish up The Gunslinger by Stephen King, and do some real (and justified) mean girl-ing, get into some existential universe talk, and learn some new words.  Join us!

Next book up is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and we're dividing this one into thirds because it's humongous.  So read up to Chapter 14, which is page 278 or at 32% on an e-reader, and be ready to hear us flap our yaps about it on May 15.  Talk to you then!

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BCSC: Let's Sing-Along

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This week on Book Club Shmook Club we tell the sordid tale of Let's Sing Along with Brett Ambler, a weird little tape Krissy was in 20 years ago!

The best part comes at about 3 minutes, 49 seconds, but you should probably just watch the whole thing!

We're going to contact that charismatic host and see what happens! Anyway, this is also your wake up call: We're talking about the end of The Gunslinger next week! Will Kristen enjoy it enough to read more?? PROBABLY NOT! But either way, the Dark Tower series will appear in the future, trust me

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See you next week for another new episode of The Shmooks!!

BCSC: The Gunslinger Part 1

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Parched for another episode, are ya?  Well fill up your water skins and tie your dying mule to our post for our talk about the first half of the first book of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, The Gunslinger.  We discuss King's American dreams and blue jeans, speculate about what else may happen in the book series to tie loose ends we don't understand together, and Will tweets at TBoz TWICE!  It can't be missed!

We'll be talking about the end of the book on Thursday, May 1st so read on through in the next 2 weeks, but we'll be back with a short Extracurriculars episode next week to talk about what we've been up to besides hanging out with ol' Roland.  Please let us know what you think about this book, the series as a whole or TLC's body of work as a whole!

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Until next time!

BCSC: Extracurriculars - Hannibal and The Real Housewives

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We're leaning heavily on the "shmook" side this week with a short episode talking about what we've been up to in between reading.  Will and I have been watching a lot of TV and it runs the gamut from botoxed rich babes to cannibalistic serial killers.  Check it out and let us know if you've been watching any of the same things or have any suggestions for us by getting in touch by e-mailing us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.

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See you next Thursday, April 17 when we talk about the first half of The Gunslinger by Stephen King.  So long!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part Two

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We are gathered here today to listen to Kristen and William cry like little babies about the death of Cedric Diggory.  Amen.  Join us on a journey through the Triwizard Tournament where we compare the book to the movie and have a great time doing it.  Also, how do we feel about fantastical beasties?  Find out!

Next time we'll be talking about the first half of The Gunslinger, which is the first book of The Dark Tower series.  We'll be reading up to page 106 which is at exactly 50% of the book for our e-reader readers, and so stop reading before the section marked "IX."  We'll be back to talk about it on April 17, so get to it if you want to follow along!

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See you shmooks!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part One

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The Quidditch World Cup!  The Triwizard Tournament!  Games are fun so everything should be awesome, right?  Not if the bad guys have anything to say about it!  This week we're talking about the first half of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as well as juggalo weddings and puppy anniversaries.  It's a celebration!  Come join us.

And get ready for our next episode by finishing The Goblet of Fire and being ready to talk about it on Thursday, April 3rd.  And please tweet us @krissypajamas and @willrogers2000 with any thoughts on the show, books, juggalos or puppies, or e-mail us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.

See ya in the stacks! (Library stacks.  Sorry.)

BCSC: Batman: Year One and The Killing Joke

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BAM!  POW!  ZOWIE!  This time we're talking about two classic Batman comics, Batman: Year One and The Killing joke, and we have a lottt to say...this show's jumbo sized.  We compare the books' styles to each other, touch on the legend of Burt Ward's dong, and talk about the morality of Commissioner Gordon (which my band's name.)  Enjoy and pass along to your fellow batbuds!

Then on Thursday, March 20th we'll be back to Harry Potter talking about the first half of The Goblet of Fire, so read up through the end of chapter 19 and get ready to join us.  As usual, you can always tweet us @krissypajamas and @willrogers2000 (and follow the brand new @WB2045 Twitter!) or email us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com if you've got anything to say about what we've read or what you'd like us to read in the future.  Talk to you later!

BCSC: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Hello, magical boys and girls!  I hope you're being careful, there's a madman on the loose...or is there?  Join us this week as we discuss Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  We get into some deep Harry Potter canon shit by discussing different magical animal breeds and whether The Amazing Johnathan is a wizard.

And get ready for next time, where we'll be comparing/contrasting/talking the hell out of 2 big deal Batman comic books- Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, which you can find here, and The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, which you can find here.  We're going to be reading both of them straight through so follow along with us and we'll talk about it on Thursday, March 6.

And as always if you have any thoughts on the shows, any of the books we've read, or The Amazing Johnathan, tweet us @willrogers2000 and @krissypajamas or email us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.  Talk to you soon!

BCSC: Psycho

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Greetings, nutjobs.  You're going to feel right at home this week with Psycho!  Will and I are talking about the book behind the movie, the differences between the two (actually the three, counting the 1998 remake crapfest), and our own darkest fears and nightmares (they're mostly dumb.)  Check it out!

Next time we'll be back on the Harry Potter bandwagon with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- just read it straight through so you'll be ready to listen to Will and I talk it up on Thursday, February 20.  It's the first book to kick things up a notch in ol' HP world so it should be a lot of fun!

And remember please let us know what you think about all things book and shmook through Twitter, @krissypajamas and @willrogers2000, or by e-mailing us at shmookclubrules@gmail.com.  Thanks guys!  Talk to you soon!