Tamara's Rating: 3/5
Lisa's Rating: 4/5
Today on Pop Culture Sunday on the Shelf Addiction Podcast, we discuss and review the second season of Luke Cage! Lisa and I break down what we thought of season two with light spoilers.
Marvel's Luke Cage season two hit Netflix on June 22. Did you watch season two already? If so, please comment and let us know what you thought of it. Listen right from this blog post or stream the conversation on your podcast app of choice.
Do you agree with our assessment or disagree? Let us know.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’m interviewing author Alice J. Black. She shares all about feminism in her series, Soul Seekers. Alice has lots to share about the strong heroine featured in her series.
Alice lives and works in the North East of England with her partner and slightly ferocious cats! Alice has always enjoyed writing from being a child when she used to carry notebooks and write stories no matter where she went. Nothing much has changed and she writes all manner of fiction with a tendency to lean towards the dark side. Most of her work is rooted in darkness, her inspiration coming from a macabre selection of reads as well as the dreams that frequent her sleep.
Her debut novel, The Doors, was released in 2014 and her next novel release, A Shadowed Beginning, the first part in a series of seven, was released in Autumn 2017. She is currently working on the Soul Seekers series. The prequel, The Leak of Madness, was released in Feb 2018 and they will continue to appear every two months. Several of her short stories have been included in anthologies with various presses and she is always working on more. When she's not writing, she always has a book in her hand and will read from whatever genre suits her that day.
Don't miss the latest Pop Culture Sunday episode where we talk about good and bad of book to movie adaptations. There always seems to be another adaptation, so I know there are TONS of movie examples. Today we are putting our two cents in. If you have your own best and worst adaptations, don't hesitate to share by leaving a comment below or tweeting at me on Twitter (@shelfaddiction)! Don't forget to subscribe on your favorite pod app of choice and don't to miss a single episode!
Welcome to the first installment of a brand new (to us) series read-along! Listen to this podcast episode as Casey, Nicola, and I share our thoughts on Written in Red, the first book in The Others series.
Find out if we all loved it or not! Even hear our individual ratings at the end of the episode.
Learn more about the read-along here! I hope you enjoy the episode! Feel free to comment about it here on this post, in the Goodreads group, or on Twitter using the hashtag #3Bloggers1Series.
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Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’minterviewing audiobook narrator/author/actress Alison Larkin. Join us as she shares with us of her experiences narrating her book 'The English American', as well as her narration of The Complete Novels: Jane Austen.
When Alison found her birth mother in Tennessee in her mid 20’s, she moved to New York and became a stand-up comic because what else do you do? As a comic she appeared regularly at The Comic Strip in NY and The Comedy Store in LA. As an actress she was in the Broadway transfer of the Royal National Theatre’s production of Stanley at Circle in the Square and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Her first one-woman show, from which her novel sprang was a critically acclaimed hit at the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Edinburgh Festival’s Assembly rooms and the Soho Theater in London’s West End. In Los Angeles she spent three years under studio development contract to star in her own sitcom with CBS Studios, ABC TV and Jim Henson productions while performing, speaking and voicing dozens of cartoons and movies from NPR’s The Wonderful World of Oz opposite Annette Bening and Phyllis Diller to Disney’s Pocahontas to The Wonderpets.
June is Audiobook Month! | Tamara's Top 5 Summer Audiobook Recommendations & Giveaway #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS
I am a huge advocate for audiobooks. I love them so much! The fact that I consume so many allows me to share my favorites in any season! Today I am sharing my top 5 audiobooks perfect for Summer. Whether you're a seasoned audiobook listener or brand new to the audio world, these will make your summer extra fun!
They are great to keep you entertained on long car trips and lengthy flights. If you're not going on vacation, no worries, these suggestions will have you pulled into the story on your daily commute or while working at your desk.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway before you go. Get excited! One Shelf Addiction reader from the US will win a copy of ALL 8 audiobooks mentioned below courtesy of the APA and the respective publishers.
Tamara's Top 5 Audiobooks for Summer 2018
These recommendations are in no particular order and there's something for a wide variety of fiction readers! Comment and let me know if you have plans to listen to any of these or if you already have.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! On today's podcast episode I’m interviewing award-winning audiobook narrator Tavia Gilbert. Listen as she shares some of her experiences while recording Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, the audiobook that won Tavia the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award!
Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators and I know that you'll enjoy her work as well. Congrats to Tavia on being named Booklist's 2018 Voice of Choice!
Audible named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal has written of this highly-acclaimed actress that she is "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." Tavia earned a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, studied audio documentary storytelling at the Salt Institute, and holds an MFA in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the co-founder of Animal Mineral Press, which publishes fiction and non-fiction that intends to manifest social justice and the founder of Juniper Street Photography. She is a popular college guest lecturer on writing and performance.
Joining me to discuss audiobook version of The Favorite Sister is Brad and Britney from the Audio Shelf podcast! Listen to the podcast episode here. After you listen to the episode, hop on over to their podcast and check out the audiobook discussion that I joined in on there, The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor!
Heads up. This is a #SpoilerAlert for you! If you don't want spoilers, read the book quickly and then come back!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Audio
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Format: MP3 Download/Hardcover
Pages: Hardcover: 384 | Audio Length: 15 hours 36 mins
Narrators: Ashlie Atkinson, Jenni Barber, Aja Naomi King
Source: Audible/Book Sparks
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…
Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.
Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.
Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.
Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.
And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.
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