The Library Coven is a bi-weekly podcast in which two bookish besties, Jessie and Kelly, discuss (mostly) YA fantasy through the lens of intersectional feminist criticism. Why? Because critique is our fangirl love language. And because talking about books is pretty magical.
BONUS! Great British Bake Off (3) Bread Week
It’s finally time for Bread Week! Here is our third bonus episode in the GBBO series. [actual footage of Jessie and Kelly preparing for recording this episode] As always, we’d love to be in discussion with you, magical folx. Post or tweet about the show using #criticallyreading. Let us know […]
Episode 39: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
hey, magical beings! This fortnight we’re bringing you a conversation about A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, the first in a planned duology. The second/final installment, A Psalm of Storms and Silence is due out in early 2021. Content Warning for discussions of parent death, panic attacks, and child abuse. ChildHelp […]
BONUS! Great British Bake Off (2) – Biscuit Week
Time for biscuits and episode 2 of our very special bonus episodes about GBBO! What did you think of biscuit week? How are you feeling about the season? As always, we’d love to be in discussion with you, magical folx. Post or tweet about the show using #criticallyreading. Let us […]
BONUS! Ep 1 of Our New Series on Great British Bake Off
Greetings, dear coven. We are excited to introduce our new series of bonus episodes following each new episode of Great British Bake Off! The program is also known as the Great British Baking Show on Netflix/in the USA ( because copyright law). J & K are both amateur bakers who […]
Episode 38: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Hello, coven! This is one of the last few episodes where we refer to ourselves as JK, It’s Magic. We hope you like our new name, and that you feel like you’re part of the coven. This week we’re talking about Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova, were we get to know […]
BONUS! Umbrella Academy
We’re coming at you with a super special bonus episode discussing all things about the first two seasons of Umbrella Academy! If you enjoy this episode, let us know, and let us know about any other bonus episode things you’d like to see in the future!! As always, we’d love […]
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Lovely to listen to
I really enjoy the hosts’ analysis. They do a good job breaking down the mechanics of the book and discussing the representation in said books.
One of my favs!
This podcast got me more into young adult fantasy. The people on it are so cool I wanna be their friend! To meet them in real life would be so rad. They have such great insight to each of the books which invites interest & depth of thought. Really competent & warm. 10/10!!!
I loved the first 2 episodes! Can’t wait to keep listening! And as someone who hasn’t read much YA literature I was really impressed with the themes discussed and really intrigued by the books themselves. Kelly and Jessie do a fantastic job of drawing you in to their conversation and leave you wondering what cleverly named segment is next and what progressive topic they will blow your mind with next. The theme song pairs wonderfully with the podcast name and the sprinkling of music throughout will bring a smile to your face. Well done JK!