89 episodes

Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson are reading a book they're pretty sure they're going to hate. Read along with us for a podcast book club of Ready Player One and Armada by Ernest Cline.

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Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson are reading a book they're pretty sure they're going to hate. Read along with us for a podcast book club of Ready Player One and Armada by Ernest Cline.

    Episode 86 – Charlie says, “Huh…”

    Episode 86 – Charlie says, “Huh…”

    How em dash HOW em dash is this book not about Charlie hauling in a world record white perch, or at the very least the story of him getting a treble hook buried into his thigh? Why not page after page of Carlisle being tutored in Courtly Italian by some foppish vampire with a high … Continue reading "Episode 86 – Charlie says, “Huh…”"

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Episode 85 – Throbbing Wetly

    Episode 85 – Throbbing Wetly

    Twilight but as told from the vampire’s point of view, continues to be a collection of words strung together in mostly coherent fashion, with occasional digressions to count thousands of insects. There you go, Little Brown, you can use that as a quote on the cover of the paperback. We hit the halfway mark during … Continue reading "Episode 85 – Throbbing Wetly"

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Episode 84 – RIP Orlando Calderas Wallace

    Episode 84 – RIP Orlando Calderas Wallace

    If you like Cline-ian pop culture lists you are in for a treat! In this episode Mike and Conor break down Bella’s likes / dislikes, turn-ons / turn-offs, preferences for types of flowers / er, preferring not to encounter other types of flowers, etc. Conor again dives to the dark web to widen our understanding … Continue reading "Episode 84 – RIP Orlando Calderas Wallace"

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Episode 83 – Lanny

    Episode 83 – Lanny

    Yes, we talk about things other than Lanny. But we don’t want to! You’ll all be thrilled to learn that Mike drained the budget to reunite the 372 Players, that Mike scores, um, pretty, pretty well on the Real or Fanfic challenge. There’s tons of Dumb Sentences and Conor dives to the dark web. But … Continue reading "Episode 83 – Lanny"

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    Episode 82 – The Comedy Stylings of Emmett

    Episode 82 – The Comedy Stylings of Emmett

    So many words, so many of them “monster”! A jam-packed episode: Conor sails through several Sonic Challenges Mike, ahem, sails through Real or Fanfic Our listeners mail in and we steal it Believe it or not there are plenty of Dumb Sentences. There are GOFFS! (get it?) Special thanks to our patreon supporters! Get every … Continue reading "Episode 82 – The Comedy Stylings of Emmett"

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Episode 81 – Book 14

    Episode 81 – Book 14

    Let’s read another terrible book! But first, a story (By listener request!) about the time Mike inherited a house. It does not go well. This should be a fun one, let’s start by reading through Chapter 4!

    • 28 min

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