Episode 106: Fairies with @stephanieburgis

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In this episode, we discuss fairies with author friend and known fairy aficionado Stephanie Burgis! Including some discussion of what we define as a member of the fey, how to get rid of an earworm, and all the things you should be reading and watching.

Stephanie’s website:
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Thornbound
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
The Girl with the Dragon Heart
The Princess Who Flew With Dragons

Links
The Queen of Spells by Dahlov Ipcar
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (also her short stories)
Mirror Magic by Claire Fayers
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Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book by Terry Jones
Fairy Tale: A True Story
Wikipedia: Cottingley Fairies
Red Fairy Book (et al) by Andrew Lang
Lost Girl
The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Veronica by Nicholas Christopher
The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
Tinker Bell from Peter Pan
Secret of Roan Inish

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A group of goblins in the Labyrinth asking “did she say it???”

Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Legend
Ferngully

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A tried and true motto, just ask Fox Mulder

Strange Magic

 

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A 1989 photo of one of your hosts as Mustardseed

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Charles de Lint
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
October Daye books by Seanan McGuire
Horny Fairy ™ books by Sarah J. Maas
Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobooks!)
Merry Gentry series Laurell K. Hamilton
Leprechaun

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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Loreena McKennitt
Enya
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (by way of Pentatonix)
Tinker Bell movies
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
When Good Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath #7)
The Secret of Kells
Pan’s Labyrinth
I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Borderline by Mishell Baker
The Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
Kresley Cole
Shona Husk
Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (Books of Faerie)
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Marie Brennan
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
Goblin Market” by Christina Rosetti
Shadowmancer by Devin Harnois (Paladin Charm book 1)
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

 

 

Musical Obsessions
Stephanie: “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello
Anna: “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst
Alene: “Stayin’ Alive” by Lizzo

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Obsessions
Stephanie: Platinum Plaisir fountain pens
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Anna: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (@MissLiberty’s thread)
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Alene: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

 

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Episode 30: Epistolary Novels with Ally Watkins

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Dear Listeners,

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a librarian in want of a new book will pounce upon any that promise to be epistolary in nature. Join us for a discussion of epistolary novels with #jointhegirlgang‘s Ally. We promise a very charming discussion!

Yours in admiration,

BF

Links
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede
Carrie by Stephen King
Chat/Connect/Crash by Nan McCarthy (NOT Lauren Myracle who wrote ttyl etc!)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
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Freedom & Necessity by Stephen Brust and Emma Bull
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Allan Ahlbert
Griffin & Sabine/Sabine’s Notebook/The Golden Mean  by Nick Bantock
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
@brainpicker/@brainpickings
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (movie)
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom
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Pamela
or Virtue Rewarded
by Samuel Richardson
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
LibraryReads
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
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You’ve Got Mail
/The Shop Around the Corner/In the Good Old Summertime

Musical Obsessions
Ally: Stonewallin’ by Jane Decker (Spotify Discover)
Anna: Formation by Beyonce (lyrics)
Alene: Perfect by One Direction

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Obsessions

Ally: Phryne Fisher audiobooks read by Kathleen Wilhoite
Anna: Murder on the Orient Express
Alene: warm socks

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Amy, the other half of #jointhegirlgang, was on Episode 22!