66 episodes

Hi 👋 My name is Jennifer and I love books! I love them so much I became a librarian, I write stories in my free time, and I have a podcast where I talk all things bookish: Big Book Energy. These conversations will address how books were, are, and will continue to be relevant to our every day lives. Keep reading ❤️

Big Book Energy Jennifer Fain

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Hi 👋 My name is Jennifer and I love books! I love them so much I became a librarian, I write stories in my free time, and I have a podcast where I talk all things bookish: Big Book Energy. These conversations will address how books were, are, and will continue to be relevant to our every day lives. Keep reading ❤️

    Sitting Down With Florida Man | S5 E2

    Sitting Down With Florida Man | S5 E2

    Sitting Down With Florida Man
    This week, BBE welcomes the Florida Men on Florida Man podcast back to the show. Jennifer sits down with Wayne to discuss Dave Berry’s book, Best State Ever, a heartfelt defense of his beloved state of Florida. 
    Episode Highlights
    Sponges. Yes, sponges. We know, you're hooked already.The Villages: your favorite quasi-dystopian retirement community.When are you considered a Floridian? What about a Mainer?The Skunk Ape makes an appearance, which is unsurprising given Jennifer’s Bigfoot obsession.Anecdotes on alligators are shared.If you're in Florida and want to go to a beautiful park with a lighthouse, check out St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge.What do you think the best state ever is and why? The answers may [not] surprise you.Connect with Florida Men On Florida Man
    Interesting in learning more about Florida Man? Find them on your favorite podcasting app.Or check out their website.Or their supremely ~aesthetic~ Instagram.Support the Pod
    Find BBE on InstagramVisit the Bookshop StoreBuy Me A Coffee!Don’t forget to leave us a review if you are enjoying the pod.*Some of the links above are affiliate links and I will receive commission from any purchases made through them*
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bigbookenergy)

    • 49 min
    The Never-To-Be-Read List | S5 E1

    The Never-To-Be-Read List | S5 E1

    The Never-To-Be-Read List
    This week Jennifer gives a [belated] look at her 2021 reading and talks about her reading goals for 2022. Yes, she knows that it is already March.
    Paige Presents Webtoons: One of Jennifer’s latest Webtoon obsessions, The Gentle Way follows the Judo practitioner Jun as she learns how to confront her fears and overcome her anxiety. Super cute, romance vibes, but also great lessons on how to live your life bravely and authentically.

    Visit the author's Instagram or Patreon if you want more!
    Episode Highlights
    Did Jennifer reach her 2021 reading goals of 80 books and reading all the unread books on her shelf? No. No she did not.Trying to pick more reasonable goals for 2022 reading.Please help Jennifer figure out how to read the books she already owns. Please.Jennifer introduces the slightly re-imagined segment: Paige Presents WebtoonsSupport the Pod
    Find BBE on InstagramVisit the Bookshop StoreBuy Me A Coffee!Don’t forget to leave us a review if you are enjoying the pod.*Some of the links above are affiliate links and I will receive commission from any purchases made through them*
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/BigBookEnergy)

    • 15 min
    It's the End of the Podcast as we Know It: Paige's Farewell

    It's the End of the Podcast as we Know It: Paige's Farewell

    BBE is transitioning to a new phase. One that unfortunately lacks Paige. Tune in to hear about her new adventures, plans for the future, and a wrap up of season 4. Stay tuned for a new phase of BBE where Jennifer will continue to bring you all the bookish content you could hope for!
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bigbookenergy)

    • 58 min
    Headcannon Accepted: Captain Wentworth's Diary

    Headcannon Accepted: Captain Wentworth's Diary

    Listen along as we take a dive into what some might consider fanfiction. Whether or not it is, we here at BBE loved hearing Captain Wentworth's side of the Persuasion story.
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/BigBookEnergy)

    • 20 min
    Indiana Jones with a Much Bigger Gun: Area 51

    Indiana Jones with a Much Bigger Gun: Area 51

    Paige needed to compensate for the discomfort brought on by reading a spicy romance novel. She went with aliens.


    Area 51, by Bob Mayer
    Learn more about the author and his books on his website.Want to read about flying saucers and shadowy military ops? Support us by buying a copy from our Bookshop store.

    Paige Presents Fun with Comics: Jennifer talks Webtoon Like Wind On A Dry Branch. Click on for some plague, demons, and magic.


    Creative’s Corner: For some amazing commentary content and zany original music, check out YouTuber Münecat.


    Discussion Questions
    Why did Paige pick this book?What did Jennifer think of the alien insanity?Do we have any more "wild" sci-fi reads to recommend?Given Mayer’s military background, what do we think about the negative depiction of the military in this book?Insert Jennifer talking about Stargate a lot again

    Support the Pod
    Find us on InstagramFind us on TwitterDon’t forget to leave us a review if you are enjoying the pod.

    *Some of the links above are affiliate links and we will receive commission from any purchases made through them*
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/BigBookEnergy)

    • 19 min
    Bring the Romance: Jennifer's Fav Spicy Webtoons | BBE Shorts

    Bring the Romance: Jennifer's Fav Spicy Webtoons | BBE Shorts

    Bring the Romance: Jennifer’s Fav Spicy Webtoons
    Carrying on the trend of our July episode, Jennifer dives into some of her favorite ~spicy~ romance Webtoons. With some incredible stories and art, this is just another reason to download the app and get reading stat.
    Some of Jennifer’s fav spicy Webtoons:
    Freaking RomanceAt Arm’s LengthLet’s PlaySubZeroMidnight Poppy LandSupport the Pod
    Find us on InstagramFind us on TwitterDon’t forget to leave us a review if you are enjoying the pod.Check out our Bookshop store!*Some of the links above are affiliate links and we will receive commission from any purchases made through them*



    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bigbookenergy)

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Thatsabingo! ,

Such a great show!

I found this pod a few days ago and I’m so
Glad I did! Excellent quality and chemistry. Easy to listen to. Do yourself a favor and subscribe!

MouthDork ,

Get this podcast in your ears!

There has never been a better podcast title than this one. Click subscribe now. Also, start with the discussion of The Left Hand if Darkness and work your way back. The conversations are rich, warm, engrossing, and inviting. We need more shows like this one in the podcast arena. Enjoy!

Youngetam6 ,

Makes me want to read

Loved the Jurrasic Park episode. I had always put off reading the book because i loved the movie so much and i didn't want it to get ruined. But these two do such a good job at discribing the book now i really want to read it, or at least listen to it. Keep up the great work. SUBSCRIBED!!

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