Episode 108: Opera With @marccold

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In this episode, we discuss all things (European) opera with noted cataloger @marccold! Content warning for sexual assault and murder (no thanks to Don Giovanni).

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Links
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Episode 83 with @Tuphlos
Great Courses: Operas of Mozart, How To Listen To and Understand Opera
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Seattle Opera
Puccini: Tosca
New York City Opera
BBC Wales: The Choral Tradition of Wales
Mozart: La Vendetta from The Marriage of Figaro, sung by Fernando Corena
Met Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts
Stories of the Great Operas
The Barber of Seville
Met Opera Shop
Opera News
Thomas Allen
Opera books
Gluck: Le Calme Rentre Dans Mon Coeur from Iphigénie en Tauride, sung by Bruno Taddia
Norm Hollingshead
Boris Goldovsky
The Met: Live in HD
The Magic Flute
Tosca’s Kiss
Puccini: Donde Lieta Usci from La Boheme, sung by Sara Scuderi
Verdi: Miserere from Il Trovatore sung by Franco Corelli and Leontyne Price
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A Night at The Opera
Treemonisha
Julia Perry: The Cask of Amontillado
Hermann: How I Love Them from Wuthering Heights, sung by Adriana Zabala
Jeanine Tesori: Blue to premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival
Desyatnikov: Rosenthal’s Children
Vladimir Sorokin: Blue Lard
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Wagner: The Ring (English), English National Opera
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Mozart: Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute, sung by Diana Damrau
Webber: Cats
Amadeus
Carmen
Carmen Jones
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What’s Opera, Doc?
Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte Overture
Mozart: Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars :: part 1 :: part 2 :: part 3
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte
Greer Grimsley
La Boheme
Rent
Beverly Cleary: Otis Spofford
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Who: Tommy
Hamilton
Verdi: La Traviata
A Room With a View
Verdi: La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, sung by Luciano Pavarotti
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from The Ring
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Cosi
The Fifth Element
The Lost Weekend
Madame Butterfly
M. Butterfly
Farewell My Concubine
Miss Saigon
Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book
Ethan Mordden
Karen Sturges: Death of a Baritone, Death of a Poohbah
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Farinelli
Stephanie Burgis: Masks and Shadows
Alexander Chee: The Queen of the Night
Dorothy Dunnett: Dolly and the Singing Bird
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Terry Pratchett: Maskerade
Kate Ross: Julian Kestrel mysteries
Space Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Judith Weir: A Night at the Chinese Opera

Lists, articles
Neatorama: 10 Operas You Didn’t Know you Already Like
Wikipedia: List of films using the music of Richard Wagner
Royal Opera House: 8 of the greatest operatic moments in film
Roger Ebert: The five arias from opera movies can’t live without
Glyndebourne: 10 times opera stole the scene at the movies
Goodreads: Books about opera
Talk Classical: Novels about operas?
Mental Floss: 13 Operas Adapted From Famous Novels
Book Scrolling: The Best Books About or Featuring the Opera (Nonfiction & Fiction)
NPR: 5 Books to Ignite an Opera Obsession

Musical Obsessions
Marc: Tuvan/Mongolian Throat Singing
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Alene: Toreador song from Carmen
Anna: Habanera from Carmen

Obsessions
Marc: Edgar Award winning The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs; The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Anna: Tombow dual brush pens
Alene: #chuckstravaganza

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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???”

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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

Check out our guest edit of the Two Bossy Dames newsletter!

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

 

Episode 99: Best of 2018

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In this episode, we look back over a year of movies, television, music, experiences, and books. We did the same for 2017 in Episode 77, 2016 in Episode 53, and 2015 in Episode 27.

Links

Movies
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Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
Ocean’s 8
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Love, Simon
Insidious: The Last Key
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A Simple Favor
The Meg (Episode 94)
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Looking forward to: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Autostraddle review), The Favourite, The Wife, Mary Queen of Scots, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mary Poppins Returns

Television
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Killing Eve
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
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One Day at at Time (Season 2)
The Good Place (Episode 85)
FBI
FBI
Black Lightning
A Very English Scandal
Doctor Who
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Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Nanette
Looking forward to: Pose, Insecure, Vida, Howards End, Killing Eve, The Good Place, One Day at at Time, Trinkets

Music
Party for One” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande
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Pynk” by Janelle Monae
The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic
Crazy Rich Asians motion picture soundtrack
Looking forward to: “Fake Love” by BTS, “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae, “Curious” by Hayley Kiyoko, “I Like It” by Cardi B, “Love It If We Made It” by The 1975, Golden Hour (album) by Kacey Musgraves, MitskiChristine and the QueensboygeniusCarly Rae Jepsen

Experiences
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Hamilton (and other live performances)
Royal Weddings
Seattle
Walker’s Shortbread

Books
#libfaves18
Broken Ice by Matt Goldman
Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? by Kelly Jones
My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum
Looking forward to: The Shallows by Matt Goldman
Thundercluck by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer
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The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
The Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao
Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis
The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
The Neighbor by Gerri Hill
Intercepted by Alexa Martin
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Treason of Hawks by Lila Bowen
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Looking forward to: The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, Jade War by Fonda Lee, The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker, A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian, The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty, The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey, Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Book Riot: 51 New Romance Novels Scheduled for 2019

Musical Obsessions
Anna: Spotify 2018 playlist, “Whistle” by Flo Rida
Alene: “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Obsessions
Anna: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Alene: Inclusivity

Episode 83: Classical Music Advisory with @Tuphlos

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In this episode, we follow up Episode 82 with Classical Music Advisory, bringing back Robin @Tuphlos Bradford (previously our guest on Episode 36) to share her expertise. We learned a lot about Robin’s dark musical past in the process, including her love for the cello and her secret years as a flutist?!

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Links

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
Mstislav Rostropovich
Bagpipe scholarship
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Jean-Pierre Rampal
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major
Chaminade: Concertino for Flute
Bach: Cello Suites
Ennio Morricone
Rachel Portman
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor
Johannes Moser
[Gramophone]
Zuill Bailey (Oz)
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Yo-Yo Ma (Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor)
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in D Minor
Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Dr. Robert Greenberg (Twitter)
The Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works (get it from your library!)
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Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
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The Guardian View on Diversity in Classical Music: Quality and Equality
10 Female Composers You Should Know
Ten Black Composers Whose Works Deserve to be Heard More Often
14 of the Most Influential Latin American Composers of the 20th Century
Classical So White and Male: Time is Overdue for Diversity
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in G Major
Fanny Hensel (nee Mendelssohn): Overture
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement
Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Three Dances for Orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Fathom Events

13 Best Classical Music Movies
10 of the best (and worst) films about composers
Immortal Beloved
Impromptu
Amadeus
The Red Violin
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
Shine
Hilary and Jackie

Twelve of the Best: Books Featuring Classical Music
11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Orfeo by Richard Powers
Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall (also TV)
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Musical Obsessions
Robin: Johannes Moser playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor
Anna: first movement of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Alene: “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic

Obsessions
Robin: YouTubing cellists
Anna: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
Alene: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

Episode 74: Horror Project Checkup and Holiday Romance Checklist


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All the checking in this episode as we discuss the progress we’ve made on watching horror movies since Episode 73 and also our plans for watching and unpacking holiday romance movies (see also Episode 56) for a future episode. If you want to follow along with us, we’ll be using the hashtag #BFHolidayRomance on Twitter and Facebook and using our Holiday Romance Movie Checklist:

Holiday Romance Movie Checklist

Download here

Links
santa
Dear Secret Santa (the one we can’t remember the name of)
The Nine Lives of Christmas (the one with a cat)
Window Wonderland (the Alex Danvers one)
Every Christmas Has a Story (the Lori Loughlin one)
Wish Upon a Christmas (the one with the actuary)
A Royal Christmas (the one with Jane Seymour)
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A Princess for Christmas (the one with Lena Luthor)

Obsessions
Alene: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
Anna: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

 

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
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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

Episode 63: Fashion Forward with @curiosityjones

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In this episode, we talk to author and jewelry designer (and former librarian) Kelly Jones about her books Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer and Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. Also personal styling tips, such as:

  • Dress the beautiful woman that you are
  • Try on everything before you buy it
  • Thrift shop for success

Links
What Not to Wear UK
Wraptillion
#argyleweek
Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer (originally published 1935)
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Ellen Kushner (Swordspoint, The Privilege of the Sword, Thomas the Rhymer)
Stephanie Burgis
Sorcery and Cecelia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
#chuckstravaganza (episode 62)
Project Runway
Iris Van Herpen
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Gilmore Girls
Ugly Betty
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
House of Eliott
The Incredibles (also: NO CAPES)
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Forgotten Realms
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Supergirl
The Tudors
The Borgias
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Sex and the City
The Mentalist
The X-Files
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Clueless
Charade
Edith Head
Shakespeare in Love
Titanic
The Age of Innocence
Spider-Man
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Desperately Seeking Susan
Dressmakers series by Loretta Chase
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

Musical Obsessions:

Kelly: Teen Titans theme song by Puffy AmiYumi
Anna: Tank! theme song from Cowboy Bebop by Seatbelts
Alene: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song by The Gregory Brothers

Obsessions:

Kelly: brownies with peanut butter cream cheese swirl
The Art of Deception by Stephanie Burgis
The Dark Days Club by Allison Goodman
Goblin Moon by Teresa Edgerton
Anna: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (July 2017)
Alene: Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz

 

Episode 58: Dragon Talk with @stephanieburgis

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Dragons, dragons, dragons! In this episode, we talk about dragon books, movies, television, games, and more with author Stephanie Burgis, including her book The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart! And a short discussion of . . . Jurassic Park?

Links
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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
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How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (audiobooks narrated by David Tennant)
Dungeons & Dragons
Dragons of Autumn Twilight/Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
The Crystal Shard by R. A. Salvatore/Forgotten Realms series
You Slay Me/ Aisling Grey series by Katie MacAlister
Dragon Bound/Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
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The Hero and the Crown
 and The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Cartoon sidebar: Jem and the HologramsThundercatsThe Powerpuff GirlsHe-Man (episode 85: The Rainbow Warrior)

Dealing With Dragons/Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede
A Natural History of Dragons/The Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
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Dragon’s Fat Cat/Dragon Tales by Dav Pilkey
Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
His Majesty’s Dragon/Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (audiobooks narrated by Simon Vance)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Beowulf
Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
The Dragon Lords: Fool’s Gold by Jon Hollins
Anne McCaffrey
David Eddings (Episode 36)
Shrek
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The Neverending Story
Pete’s Dragon
Peter and the Wolf (no dragons)
DragonHeart
Dragonslayer
Harry Potter
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Mulan
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Game of Thrones
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Wales
The Flight of Dragons
Ender Dragon in Minecraft
The Lego Batman Movie
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
Jurassic Park
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire
Elvenbane by Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton
Talon by Julie Kagawa
The Dragonbone Chair/Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series by Tad Williams
Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
Dragon Actually/Dragon Kin series by G. A. Aiken (Shelly Laurenston)

Musical Obsessions
Stephanie: “Franklin Shepard Inc.” from Merrily We Roll Along (documentary film The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, Tim FederleBetter Nate Than Ever)
Alene: “Causing a Commotion” by Madonna
Anna: “Into the Groove” by Madonna (Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs Episode 36)

Obsessions
Anna: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, Serving Victoria by Kate Hubbard (My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley)
Alene: 40 Bags in 40 Days
Stephanie: One Day At A Time