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Join me at the Brook where I will review and discuss novels from all over the library, topics from all over the globe, and rants from all over my brain. Grab a raft and hang on for the ride!

The Brook Reading Podcast Brook Reading

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Join me at the Brook where I will review and discuss novels from all over the library, topics from all over the globe, and rants from all over my brain. Grab a raft and hang on for the ride!

    BUST feat. Stacey Abrams

    BUST feat. Stacey Abrams

    Tonight on Episode 111, I review the Fall 2020 issue of BUST magazine featuring Stacey Abrams. I also catch up on some special shoutouts, including a promo for a new podcast that you need to check out. Don’t forget to check out the website for all of the links and info listed in the episode. Happy listening!

    Promos: Mr. Nikoli’s Kitchen

    Intro Theme Song Provided By: Sean Faust
    Outro Theme Song Provided By: Victoria Timpanaro

    • 27 min
    Great Dames - Vol. II

    Great Dames - Vol. II

    This week’s episode is one we’ve all been waiting for - the culmination of the BUST anthology, Great Dames, Vol. II! Thank you for your patience, and enjoy the episode!

    “What better person to do BUST Magazine than me?” - Dolly Parton

    Promos: Feminists Without Mystique

    Intro Theme Song Provided By: Sean Faust
    Outro Theme Song Provided By: Victoria Timpanaro

    • 30 min
    Brook Reading's Halloween Special and a Stephen King Countdown!

    Brook Reading's Halloween Special and a Stephen King Countdown!

    It is the last night of October, Brookworms, and you know what that means - Stephen King! Also, Halloween!! This week’s Halloween special episode starts G-rated with my special guest and lovely girlfriend, Shera, and our Spooky Jokes Hour, then I dive into some of my favorite moments and characters from the Stephen King universe. I also want to remind you all to please join my friends Tricia and Siana at 2 Girls on a Bench on Saturday, November 7th at GetVokl to raise money for a cure for epilepsy. The links are on the Brook Reading website, Facebook, Twitter and all over! Follow @2girlsonabench for more info!

    Promos: 2 Girls on a Bench - The Bench Gives Back, Assorted Goods
    Shoutouts: Two Peas on a Podcast, The Countdown movie and TV reviews podcast, The Circle Opens, What Does It Matter Podcast, The Horror Academic, Reel Feels Podcast, and Mouse and Weens

    Intro Theme Song Provided By: Sean Faust
    Outro Theme Song Provided By: Victoria Timpanaro

    • 33 min
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare with Vic from the Horror Academic - All the Horror

    Wes Craven's New Nightmare with Vic from the Horror Academic - All the Horror

    Episode 108 is my last foray into the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series during All the Horror Month featuring my good pal and podcast host, Vic from the Horror Academic on YouTube. We talked a lot about quality editing, the role of literature in horror movies, poor, screechy Dylan, and the fact that this was a love story to future movie makers from the father of modern horror cinema himself.

    Intro Theme Song Provided By: Sean Faust
    Outro Theme Song Provided By: Victoria Timpanaro

    • 1 hr 32 min
    All The Horror Bonus Episode - Interview with Sam of IOTR

    All The Horror Bonus Episode - Interview with Sam of IOTR

    Tonight, on a special episode of Brook Reading, I sit down (virtually) with Sam from the Invasion of the Remake Podcast. Sam is the organizer of our annual media and podcast event, All the Horror. Sam and I discuss his passion for individuality, creativity, and family within the podcasting universe, as well as the origin and history of All the Horror.

    All of the links that we mention during the interview can be found on my website. Check out the upcoming content, buy some merch, and support Scares That Care!

    Promo: Invasion of the Remake

    Intro Theme Song Provided By: Sean Faust
    Outro Theme Song Provided By: Victoria Timpanaro

    • 35 min
    A Nightmare on Elm Street - ALL THE HORROR

    A Nightmare on Elm Street - ALL THE HORROR

    It’s ALL THE HORROR!!!!! Vic, The Horror Academic, and I get together for Year 2 to discuss ANOTHER iconic horror film, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. We pick apart this movie to its bone AND revel in its importance. This installation in our annual event, All the Horror, is only the first in our discussion of the Nightmare series, in fact, you can go to Pocket Change Productions on YouTube to listen to MORE!

    Shoutouts: Eating Cereal with B%#*es, SuddsrUs Podcast, BS3 Radio, No Phony Podcast Network

    Promos: 2 Girls on the Bench’s The Bench Gives Back Fundraiser, Invasion of the Remake, Hasmark Publishing, The Horror Academic on YouTube

    Intro Theme Song Provided By: Sean Faust
    Outro Theme Song Provided By: Victoria Timpanaro
    Also, check out our new artwork!

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

LadyHope78 ,

It’s like chillin’ with your BFF

If your an avid reader , you’ll love this podcast . If you don’t read a lot , Melissa will get you excited and you’ll pick those books up ASAP! Entertaining and informative ,The Brook Reading Podcast is a welcome addition to your queue. Check it out !👍🏼💜📚🗣

And her guests aren’t half bad either 😏

JoKohn ,

Can We Be Friends?!

I had fun listening to your episode today. I had you in my ears while I was gardening and it was really nice hearing you spend solid time lifting your friends up and discussing their projects. 👍 I’m all about that! Your insight into movies and books you’re interested in is very genuine and I really fell into that “we’d totally be friends in real life” feeling. Great podcast!! Keep up the good work!

Mch1383 ,

NJ-based book podcast?

What’s not to love? I found this podcast through WDIM and am still in the process of catching up and love every episode! As an English major, I appreciate the variety of books!

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