29 episodes

Two friends with differing tastes trade fandom book recs. Their next obsession is just a read away.

Read This F***ing Book RTFBPodcast

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    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Two friends with differing tastes trade fandom book recs. Their next obsession is just a read away.

    RTFB: Episode 26 - Gideon the Ninth

    RTFB: Episode 26 - Gideon the Ninth

    Rachel rec'd her favorite book of the year for this spooky-season episode of RTFBPodcast and Elena loved it. We're reading Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. The story of a smart-ass sword fighter and the necromancer she loves/hates (and there's MURDER). Come for the skeletons! Stay for the emotions! Gideon the Ninth is like nothing you've read before. Rejoice, the sequel (Harrow the Ninth) is out June 2020.

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    Also, check out our new podcast covering Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings, Buckkeep Radio! 
     
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    NEXT BOOK: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
     
    Theme from "Books" by Jahzzar

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RTFB: Episode 25 - Warbreaker

    RTFB: Episode 25 - Warbreaker

    We are back after our summer off! We're reading Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker. This is Elena's first dip into the Cosmere and Rachel's favorite of Sanderson's works. We talk about why fantasy is a great space to write about religion, why Nightblood is our favorite and debate the husbandly merits of Vasher vs Lightsong.

    #OhHiHoid
     
    Also, check out our new podcast covering Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings, Buckkeep Radio! 
     
     
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    NEXT BOOK: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
     
    Theme from "Books" by Jahzzar

    • 1 hr 11 min
    RTFB: Episode 24 - The Raven Tower

    RTFB: Episode 24 - The Raven Tower

    We can't stay away from Ann Leckie! We read her full-length Fantasy debut, The Raven Tower. This one is a vengeance gig with gods (rocks, swarms, forests, talking snakes and more!), murder mysteries and subtly complicated twists and turns. Take a listen for a spoiler-filled discussion.
     
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    NEXT BOOK: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RTFB: Episode 23.5 - Heir to the Shadows/Queen of the Darkness

    RTFB: Episode 23.5 - Heir to the Shadows/Queen of the Darkness

    As promised, a supplementary episode discussing the rest of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy. The Content Warning is still in effect while we decide what works, what we wish was different and, ultimately, why this trilogy is so compelling and influential. 
     
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    NEXT BOOK: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie 
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    RTFB: Episode 23 - Daughter of the Blood

    RTFB: Episode 23 - Daughter of the Blood

    Elena and Rachel read Anne Bishop's Daughter of the Blood in this episode of RTFBPodcast. Lots of similarities to some of our other favorites with a few caveats that made us give our first Content Warning (rape, incest, sexual violence, pedophilia). 
    Talking through what we liked and what made us uncomfortable brought a greater enjoyment of the story and for levity... there ARE magical cock rings. Oh and uh, NSFW. Use those headphones!
     
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    NEXT BOOK: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie 
     
    Theme from "Books" by Jahzzar

    • 1 hr 22 min
    RTFB: Episode 22 - A Court of Wings and Ruin

    RTFB: Episode 22 - A Court of Wings and Ruin

    We read the rest of the Court books by Sarah J. Maas. This super-sized episode covers A Court of Wings and Ruin and the novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight. Lauren the Librarian is back. Settle in for monster talk!
     
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    NEXT BOOK: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
     
    Theme from "Books" by Jahzzar

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

popejacob ,

SO GOOD!

Loving this podcast, and how could I not with a podcast name like this?! Excellent podcast voices/personalities talking about some of my favorite books! My TBR pile is already having more added to it as a result. Thank you!

Direct to Video ,

Looking forward to more.

I've only listen to the first episode, (it's the only one that exists) but so far I love this podcast. There's a lot of banter with a genuine feel and real in depth discussion of an amazing book.

That said, The Old Kingdom series is pretty much my favorite series of books, and a large part of me wants to school these fools on Mogget, the bells, free magic, bloodlines, and charter magic.

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This must be how Star Wars nerds feel all the time.

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