Episode 68: Sherlockiana with @aswatki1

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In this episode, we talk all things Sherlock Holmes with expert readers’ advisor Ally (also of #girlgang fame), running with our collective lady supremacy ideas wherever possible.

Links
Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
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Basil Rathbone: The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, etc
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Jeremy Brett: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes
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Robert Downey, Jr: Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock
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Jonny Lee Miller: Elementary
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Lucy Liu
Encyclopedia Brown
The Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas

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Alene and Sherry

Russell & Holmes series by Laurie R. King
Holmesiana
Without a Clue
[Harry Palmer films]
Young Sherlock Holmes
Portia Adams Adventures by Angela Misri
On the Case with Holmes and Watson series
An Enola Holmes Mystery series by Nancy Springer
Muppet Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty
Lady Sherlock: Circle of the Smiling Dead by Brooks Arthur Wachtel
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg
Irene Adler series by Carole Nelson Douglas
The House at Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

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#chuckstravaganza

Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black
Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Series by Vicki Delany
Wikipedia: Adaptations of Sherlock Holmes
Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood
Sherry Holmes
221b Baker Street board game
William Gillette [Gillette Castle]
Scott & Bailey
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn
Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
Phryne Fisher Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood
Buzzfeed quiz: Can You Guess Which Sherlock Holmes Said It?

Musical Obsessions
Ally: “Little of Your Love” by Haim
Alene: “Your Disco Needs You” by Kylie Minogue [Pride Classics on Spotify]
Anna: “Sherlock Holmes” by Sparks

Obsessions
Ally: Harry Potter Illustrated Editions
Anna: The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Alene: laundering bed pillows

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Episode 37: Phryne Fisher and the Mystery of the Girl Gang

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This week, we were joined by both members of the #girlgang to discuss a shared passion: the character of Phryne Fisher and all the mysteries she solves, people she helps, and young men she…er, becomes acquainted with. Featuring an in-depth discussion of the season two episode “Blood at the Wheel” and also: Mac.

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Links
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Phryne Fisher mysteries by Kerry Greenwood
Audiobooks narrated by Stephanie Daniel (RIP)
The Toast
Smart Bitches
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Readalikes and Watchalikes
Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Agency Series by Y.S. Lee
Iris Cooper series by K. K. Beck
Pistols and Petticoats by Erika Janik
Girl Waits With Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble (forthcoming) by Amy Stewart
Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson series by Stephanie Burgis
Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers
Cold Comfort Farm (book and movie)
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Musical Obsessions
Ally and Amy: “Lemonade” by Beyoncé and thinkpieces
Anna: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan
Alene: “Guantanamera

Obsessions
Ally: Hellcat, Goldie VanceTwo Dope Queens
Amy: Check Please, Farscape
Alene: Buzzfeed
Anna: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

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!

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

Show notes are here.

Episode 22: Y: The Last Man and Graphic Novels with Amy Diegelman Show Notes

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For this episode, we had special guest Amy Diegelman (@amydieg) of #girlgang (@jointhegirlgang) and Panels (@heypanels) with us to talk about graphic novels in libraries in general and Y: The Last Man in particular!

Readalikes for The Craft!
Ally Watkins of #girlgang
Bitch Planet
A-Force
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Game of Thrones
Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, et al.
Young Avengers
Batgirl of Burnside
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson et al.
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Musical Obsessions (Have you subscribed to our Musical Obsessions Playlist yet? Why not?)
Amy: “Our Own House” by Misterwives; 4 Non Blondes “What’s Up” cover
Anna: “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” from the Spy soundtrack
Carolyn: “Fool for Love by Lord Huron” by Lord Huron

Obsessions
Amy: Video games; Mass Effect
Anna: Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
Carolyn: Orange is the New Black