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

 

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