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So I’m A Spider, So What? Vol 7 By Okina Baba *Patron’s Choice* - Episode 143
One of our anonymous patrons asked us to choose a light novel for their Patron's Choice episode this season, so we chose this because the title made us laugh. We, uh, got volume 7 instead of 1 because we thought the 7 was a 1. So what!? Strangely enough we read a different light novel a few episodes ago for a different patron and they happen to be from the same publisher. Can TBC survive another light novel so soon after the last one?
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode just has some descriptions of cartoon-level violence
Dating & Crypto by Gabriel Bell
Chris went on another deep dive into the “Short Reads” category on Amazon and found Dating & Crypto, a brand new self-help guide which promises to teach you how to use cryptocurrency to boost your dating game. Although we learned nothing useful about crypto or dating, we did learn that a side hustle making low-level e-books on Amazon for $9.99 might be worth pursuing.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion of heteronormative dating stereotypes and the usual gendered weirdness that comes along with that.
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai *Patron’s Choice*
We read All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai for our Patron Lucek as our tribute to his patronage for 2022! He said, “I'm kinda requesting this one for my sanity. I read the reviews, went in hopeful, and then well. . . I'm now wondering if I read the same book. If I'm not remembering it wrong or psychotic. . . I'm sorry.”
There's a lot to like about this book, but we fell out of love with it as the novel wore on.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion of infidelity, sexual assault, and suicide.
Ladies First: MAGA Hat Romance Book #1 by Liberty Adams
We had so many friends and listeners contact us and ask us to read this that we squeezed it into the schedule for this year. You’re welcome.
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, today’s episode includes discussion of: American politics, racism, feminism, and all that could possibly entail. If you’re not interested in hearing American political discourse or discussions about race and gender, please choose another episode.
Interspecies Reviewers (Vol. 1): Ecstasy Days by Tetsuo Habara *Patron’s Choice*
For this week's Patron's Choice episode, we read Interspecies Reviewers (Vol. 1): Ecstasy Days by Tetsuo Habara for our Patron Austin. He said that he, "decided to choose this glorious novel for [his] recommendation...since [he] has little chance to talk about [it] in polite company or for that matter, most impolite company." Reluctantly, we did have some positive things to say about this book. Still, we wouldn't recommend it unless you had...very particular needs. Content Warnings: We're reading porn today, people. In addition to our usual barnyard language, this episode includes discussion of: explicit sexual situations involving age play, basiliskgirls, birdgirls, catgirls, cuckoldry, elves, halflings who look like children (so here’s your pedophilia warning), and spirits; a moment of racism.
HYDRATE RIGHT!: The Effective Way To Drink Water by Dr. Lesley Ike
We take a break from Patron's Choice episodes this week to discuss HYDRATE RIGHT!: The Effective Way To Drink Water by Dr. Lesley Ike. Chris found this on a recent fateful dive into the “Short Reads” category on Amazon and, well...how could we pass this up?
Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, this episode includes mildly gross body/medical talk.
A Solid Listen
I like how the podcasts bounces from the serious to the comedic. The hosts are pretty solid as well. Not to mention they find amazing books to review.
Thought this would be what I was looking for in the way of bad book review content. It wasn’t. I’ve listened to a lot of the eps and they just don’t do it for me. I personally found a lot of the jokes unfunny and the analysis fairly uninteresting, kind of surface level and definitely boring. One of the things keeping this from being a one star is the Virus Of Seduction episode, I found that one really funny and definitely recommend listening to it. I feel it’s one of their only episodes which demonstrate what the podcast could’ve been, with a very light hearted, fun review of the material without the extremely serious type of discussion they TRY to do weighing it down. Other than that I can’t say I enjoyed it too much.
Total waste of time
Do NOT waste your time listening to thsi podcast. It's a total waste of your time!