15 episodes

Hi, I'm Alex, and welcome to Reader Rambles! A weekly podcast for book lovers where I ramble about bookish topics and give readers advice as they navigate life. New episodes every Tuesday at 10AM ET. Become a Patreon member to vote on topics, and receive episodes the day before they go public.

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Hi, I'm Alex, and welcome to Reader Rambles! A weekly podcast for book lovers where I ramble about bookish topics and give readers advice as they navigate life. New episodes every Tuesday at 10AM ET. Become a Patreon member to vote on topics, and receive episodes the day before they go public.

    April YA Book Adaptation News

    April YA Book Adaptation News

    This week, we're talking about the release of Heartstopper and other April book adaptation news including Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, Nimona by ND Stevenson, and Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen! 



    Sources:

    Epic Reads: https://youtu.be/VAS5bg_cDDE?list=TLPQMTQwNDIwMjI0Wl2M2t8vTw

    Turtles All the Way Down: https://deadline.com/2022/04/turtles-all-the-way-down-judy-reyes-1235001794/

    Heartstopper Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrK4xPy4ahg

    Nimona: https://bookriot.com/nimona-netflix-movie/

    Along for the Ride: https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/book-to-screen-adaptations-2022



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    Reader Rambles is now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 



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    Music by Clue - B-Side - https://thmatc.co/?l=D27AD2C4

    • 21 min
    How I Track my Reading in 2022

    How I Track my Reading in 2022

    Welcome to Reader Rambles, a podcast for book lovers where I ramble about bookish topics and help readers navigate life. This is episode 13 where I share how I track my reading in 2022 through spreadsheets, The Story Graph's stats feature, and how I track my physical tbr in Notion! How do you track your reading? 

    Note: I tried to upload a video version to podcast platforms, but kept having technical difficulties. Will keep trying!

    Reading Trackers mentioned: 

    2022 Book Riot Reading Log: https://bookriot.com/2022-reading-log/

    Hardback Hoarder's Spreadsheet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko-xLjRTKYg



    MORE EPISODES: 

    Last week's episode (AITA - Book Edition): https://youtu.be/XV2Etfi_IGQ

    My Favorite Book Apps: https://youtu.be/gE5yf3hReIE

    2021 Reading Survey, My Reading Stats, and The Book That Made Me CRY! https://youtu.be/L_MDTPZ5yXk



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    https://www.instagram.com/pucksandpaperbacks/



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    Reader Rambles is now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Rate and review for more book lovers to find this podcast!



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    Want my advice? Submit to readerramblespodcast[at]gmail[dot]com 

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    Music by Clue - B-Side - https://thmatc.co/?l=D27AD2C4

    • 40 min
    AITA: Book Edition - "AITA for not reading my sibling's book?"

    AITA: Book Edition - "AITA for not reading my sibling's book?"

    Welcome to Reader Rambles Episode 12, a podcast for book lovers! In this episode, Alex goes through bookish AITA posts, talks about his week & some podcast changes, and he addresses how to be a better ally in the book community since it was Trans Day of Visibility. *Note: The audio is loud/high pitched until about 29 mins. Didn't realize until I started editing,  



    Bookish Shout Outs: 

    LiteraryLily: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryLily

    Anna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJMqcAMhz1U

    Erin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXGbINioEsQ

    Asher-Reid: https://www.tiktok.com/@readwithasherreid

    Tomesandtextiles: https://www.instagram.com/tomesandtextiles/

    Bre @Loc'd Booktician: https://www.youtube.com/c/Loc%E2%80%99DBooktician



    My Disabled Creator Shout Out Video: https://youtu.be/qDq4QkVJtI0?t=408



    [Time Stamps]

    00:00 Intro 

    2:00 Trans Day of Visibility 

    7:13 My Week & Current Read 

    Book Creator Shout Outs

    14:20 Am I The Asshole: Book Edition

    40:35 Outro



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    https://www.instagram.com/pucksandpaperbacks/



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    Want my advice? Submit to readerramblespodcast@gmail.com 

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    Music by Clue - B-Side - https://thmatc.co/?l=D27AD2C4

    • 41 min
    Where To Find Queer Books with Bek

    Where To Find Queer Books with Bek

    Welcome to the first Reader Rambles GUEST EPISODE! In this episode, I am joined by Bek from MoonyReadsbyStarlight. We discuss how we find queer books with good representation, how we started reading queer books, give queer book recommendations (nonfiction, queer adult, etc), answer your questions and shout out queer independent publishers!

    Follow Bek! 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonyreadsbystarlight/

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@moonystars93

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ZBh9pD-wJ-4funWpqpgPw 



    Queer Indie Publishers We Mentioned: 

    Bold Stroke Books: https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/

    Catapult: https://books.catapult.co/

    Topside Press: https://twitter.com/topsidepress?lang=en



    Resources to find Book Recs:

    Bookriot.com

    https://lgbtqreads.com/



    Books We Mentioned: 

    Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

    Rivers of Teeth by Sarah Gailey 

    Sorted by Jackson Bird

    Nevada by Imogen Binnie

    Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin 

    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green 

    How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake 

    Delilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake

    Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

    The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

    Making History or Making Gay History by Eric Marcus

    Podcast: https://makinggayhistory.com/

    The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado 



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    Reader Rambles is now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 



    Support This Podcast: https://patreon.com/pucksandpaperbacks

    Submit a topic: https://forms.gle/1294mazUxmyasagB7

    Want my advice? Submit to readerramblespodcast@gmail.com 

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    Music by Clue - B-Side - https://thmatc.co/?l=D27AD2C4

    • 31 min
    Reacting to Young Adult Books Turning Ten in 2022 and Answering Your Assumptions!

    Reacting to Young Adult Books Turning Ten in 2022 and Answering Your Assumptions!

    [CC] Reacting to Young Adult Books Turning Ten in 2022 & Answering Your Assumptions About Me! In episode ten of Reader Rambles, I react to the Buzzfeed list of Young Adult Books Turning Ten in 2022 including The Fault in Our Stars, Throne of Glass, The Selection, and more. I talk about feeling creator burnout last week hence the reason for taking a week off of the podcast. I also share my current reads and what I read last week! And last, I end the episode by answering your bookish assumptions about me that you sent into my Instagram and Twitter. 



    I'm going to start having guests on the podcast. You can look forward to the first guest episode next week!  Let me know which Booktubers you would like to see me have on. However, I will be having my friends on first as guests because that's what I'm most comfortable with. 



    Article: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mishmanixon/young-adult-books-turning-10-in-2022



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    🎙 Listen on Audio: https://bit.ly/ramblesep2

    Reader Rambles is now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 



    Support This Podcast: https://patreon.com/pucksandpaperbacks

    Submit a topic: https://forms.gle/1294mazUxmyasagB7

    Want my advice? Submit to readerramblespodcast@gmail.com 

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe018rFH8SO0WjncEGw9eYQ

    Music by Clue - B-Side - https://thmatc.co/?l=D27AD2C4



    #ReaderRambles #BookPodcast

    • 40 min
    Taking TEN Buzzfeed Quizzes To Find Book Recs!

    Taking TEN Buzzfeed Quizzes To Find Book Recs!

    Welcome to Reader Rambles, a weekly podcast for book lovers where I ramble about bookish topics and help readers navigate life. In episode 9, I take ten bookish quizzes from Buzzfeed to find out if I'm "really" a reader and find some new book recs! Thanks to my Patrons for picking this topic! At the end of every month, my Patrons pick the topic. Do you relate to anything I talked about in today's episode? Let's talk in the comments! You can rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 



    Help Trans Kids in Texas: 

    Sign the Petition: https://atadvocacy.com/texas-trans/?Refid=mantaray

    Donate: https://secure.everyaction.com/eKwA--rdJ0iUSXFOUGVMPw2

    https://www.transtexas.org/



    Help Trans Kids in Florida: https://eqfl.org/

    https://www.fc4tl.org/

    Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-trans-youth-at-the-fl-capitol-day?qid=f57f9c59097459150ca7720a22ef069f

    Help Ukraine: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine



    Quizzes: 

    1. **[If 34/50 Of These Bookish Things Give You A Boost Of ...**https://www.buzzfeed.com › rachelstrolle › book-things...](https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelstrolle/book-things-that-give-you-serotonin-bookworm-checklist)

    2. [https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelstrolle/personality-book-rec-quiz](https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelstrolle/personality-book-rec-quiz) 

    3. **[Quiz: Can We Guess Your Favorite Book Genre? - BuzzFeed**https://www.buzzfeed.com › pearlcake › build-an-at-ho...](https://www.buzzfeed.com/pearlcake/build-an-at-home-library-and-well-tell-you-what-b-1ofc4q4zo8)

    4. [https://www.buzzfeed.com/sydneysbooks/let-me-choose-your-next-lgbtqia-read-dl9s6j7gd1](https://www.buzzfeed.com/sydneysbooks/let-me-choose-your-next-lgbtqia-read-dl9s6j7gd1)

    5. **[I Can Tell If You're A Bookworm Or Not Based On Your ...**https://www.buzzfeed.com › pandalover101 › i-can-tell...](https://www.buzzfeed.com/pandalover101/i-can-tell-if-youare-a-bookworm-based-on-your-bo-9m5e5ovbwc)

    6. [https://www.buzzfeed.com/joe_goldberg/what-your-favorite-book-says-about-you-5vpdn4lbwb](https://www.buzzfeed.com/joe_goldberg/what-your-favorite-book-says-about-you-5vpdn4lbwb)

    7. [https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/best-new-book-quiz-june](https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/best-new-book-quiz-june)

    8. [https://www.buzzfeed.com/joannaborns/books](https://www.buzzfeed.com/joannaborns/books)

    9. [https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/march-2020-best-books-quiz-reading-coronavirus-quarantine](https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/march-2020-best-books-quiz-reading-coronavirus-quarantine) 

    10. [https://www.buzzfeed.com/clupo/design-your-dream-date-and-well-tell-you-what-new-1c1grmnnxo](https://www.buzzfeed.com/clupo/design-your-dream-date-and-well-tell-you-what-new-1c1grmnnxo)



    Follow me on Instagram: 

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    🎙 Listen on Audio: https://bit.ly/ramblesep2

    Reader Rambles is now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 



    Support This Podcast: https://patreon.com/pucksandpaperbacks

    Submit a topic: https://forms.gle/1294mazUxmyasagB7

    Want my advice? Submit to readerramblespodcast@gmail.com 

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe018rFH8SO0WjncEGw9eYQ

    Music by Clue - B-Side - https://thmatc.co/?l=D27AD2C4

    • 49 min

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