Podcast 383, Your Transcript is Ready!
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...
Articles / December 27, 2019

The transcript for Podcast 383. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part Three: Amanda, Kiki, Ellen & AJ has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤ Click here to subscribe to The Podcast →

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Best of 2019
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...
Articles / December 27, 2019

We’re recapping all kinds of stuff this week, and today: our top ten podcast episodes from 2019!  Episodes toward the end of the year are at a slight disadvantage, of course, though my late-November conversation with Alyssa Cole in Episode 379 is one of the most recently popular and continues to be shared and linked (with good reason – it’s a great conversation). But looking at the year overall, these are the top ten most listened to Smart Podcast, Trashy Books episodes of the year – and thank you to everyone who listened, recommended, shared, and posted about the show. Special thanks to all our Patreon community members, who helped shape this season and keep the show going each week! #10 – 354. Six Books Amanda’s Excited About, and Other Stories from BEA 2019 (June 7) Amanda was at Book Expo America 2019, and she has books to recommend, titles to squee about, and a definite predilection for candles and reading cover blurbs, too. We talk about her impressions of this year’s BEA, who it’s for, and how it’s changed over her time working in various parts of publishing. We also talk about how much Amanda likes reading blurbs on…

Smart Bitches Happy Hanukkah Giveaway 2019 – Night Six!
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...
Articles / December 27, 2019

Happy Hanukkah, 2019! Tonight is the sixth night, and of course we have another giveaway. I love shopping for this week every year. Ready? Let’s do this! Today’s prize is: a Kate Spade Greta Court Ramey Glitter Crossbody in Black. Of course I have pics! Isn’t it cute? AND SPARKLY? Want some specs? The bag measures approximately 5.7″h x 9.4″w x 1.4″d It has an adjustable crossbody strap drop length of 22″. The top zips closed – very important to me, personally. The interior has one slide pocket. IT SPARKLES. Want to enter? Yay! Just leave a comment saying what book you most want to read in 2020! Standard disclaimers apply: I am not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents where permitted by applicable law. Must be over 18 and open to the option of fried food and candles, plus very adorable handbags. Must also be open to how awesome you’ll feel carrying this bag – because it’s gonna be pretty awesome. Comments will close Saturday 28 December 2019 at or near 12pm ET, and winner will be announced shortly afterward. Good luck, Happy Hanukkah, and thank you for being part of Smart Bitches!

383. Our Favorite Books of the Year, Part Three: Amanda, Kiki, Ellen & AJ
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...
Articles / December 27, 2019

We’re recapping our favorite books that we read in 2019! Amanda and I talk about the loss of my coffee maker and about her favorites of 2019, including how glad she is that there’s more sci-fi romance for her to enjoy, and who is her new favorite historical romance sex puppy hero. Kiki talks about a book that transformed her way of holding her own body safely and gently, and her love of grumpy romances for grumpy people. Ellen sneaks six books into their top five, and looks at what makes Ilona Andrews’ world building so good, and AJ shares what authors and books rocked their world (hint: lesbian necromancers may have been involved). I hope you enjoy this reading recap, and that you share with us your favorite books that you read in the past year, too! You can subscribe to Smart Podcast, Trashy Books at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you catch your favorite shows! Listen to the podcast → Read the transcript → Here are the books we discuss in this podcast: We also mentioned: Our Rec League discussion of the term coined by Olivia Waite, “Sex Puppy Hero” YouTube: Ancient Library Room 10 Hours of Celestial…