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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 2

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BCSC: Binge Watching

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This week on BCSC we're talking about what we're currently binge watching: The Sopranos and The X Files! What makes a show worth watching? What if you know it ends poorly? Does that ruin it a little?

Hey, what the hell happened with Lost?

We also dig a little bit into the San Diego Comic Con! Hannibal talk galore!

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See you next week, when we'll finish Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Just read straight through, guys!

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: Watchmen Part 2

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Hey you nutballs!  This week we're wrapping up our talk about Watchmen by Alan Moore, and it's a doozy of a little story with twists, turns, more pirate ships than we expected and, frankly, exactly the amount of blue butts we expected.  Jump aboard!

And get ready for our next meeting (not counting our extracurricular next week) in 2 weeks on Thursday, July 24 to talk about the first half of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince!  So read up through Chapter 15.  See you then, gang!

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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: Extracurricular - Style

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This week on our Extracurriculars episode, I have a style crisis, you guys...sooomeone's a little insecure about what's hanging in the closet!  Will talks me down and we talk a little about other people's perceptions and some weird ass interactions.  Grab a J. Peterman catalog and listen in!

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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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BCSC: Stephen King is God

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This week on our Extracurriculars episode we're talking about when narrators insert themselves into the story- particularly when a narrator we're all too familiar with inserted himself into a story we would have been familiar with had we not dropped it like a hot potato.  Take a listen!

And we'll be back next Thursday, May 15 to talk about the first 13 chapters (up to page 297 or 32% on an e-reader) of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so get moving on that if you haven't already.  See ya then, gang!

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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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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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WBKE 113: She's Such A Pest

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This week on Will and Bobby Know Everything, Will tells a story about seeing the most beautiful Hollywood starlets on Friday night, and then the guys play an amazing tape, on which a voice straight out of the past can be heard scheming...and making fart noises...It's incredible.

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Episode 114 next week!