#80 – Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Cabrera-Dixon of Hardcover Hoes)

Tune in as Sam Cabrera-Dixon (Hardcover Hoes) returns to 2CC for a discussion on Bloodmarked, the second book in the Legendborn Cycle by Tracy Deonn. The first book, Legendborn, had plenty of goodness to offer fantasy readers as a contemporary YA retelling of Arthurian legend. Is Bloodmarked a worthy follow-up (spoilers: it is)? Comparing the … Continue reading #80 – Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Cabrera-Dixon of Hardcover Hoes)

#60 – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (with Chelsee and Christina of The Bi Pod)

Tune in as Chelsee and Christina (The Bi Pod) collaborate with Arthur for Pride Month 2022, during which queer content will be featured throughout June. For the fourth and final episode of the month, the focus is on the The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, the 2014 space opera debut novel by Becky Chambers. As … Continue reading #60 – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (with Chelsee and Christina of The Bi Pod)

Interview with Author Eric Berlin (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen)

Joining the show for today is Eric Berlin, who wrote The Puzzling World of Winston Breen and its two sequels, all of which belong to the small group of puzzle-themed middle-grade books that Arthur had devoured as a child. On top of that, Eric creates puzzles for a living, having whipped up crosswords and variety … Continue reading Interview with Author Eric Berlin (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen)

My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

What’s new, everyone? TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea) has just published his newest book, Under the Whispering Door. It tells the story of Wallace Price, an incredibly callous and self-absorbed lawyer who makes no effort to gain sympathy from the reader as he pitilessly lays off a paralegal in the opening chapter. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

My 2 Cents on The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

What’s new, everyone? The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one of my all-time favorite romcom reads, and her sophomore effort, The Bride Test, isn’t far behind. Now she’s come out with her third novel, The Heart Principle (notice the mathematical theme of all three names?). It follows Anna Sun, a professional violinist who, due to a viral YouTube video … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s CODA

What’s new, everyone? After premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in January, CODA, the family film written and directed by Siân Heder (Netflix’s Tallulah), not only snagged the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award but was also acquired by Apple for $25 million. Having been highly anticipated since then, the film has remained generally beloved … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s CODA

My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

What’s new, folks? Last year I read The Loop, a YA dystopian novel by debut author Ben Oliver that kicked off in the future on first-person narrator Luka Kane’s sixteenth birthday. But he couldn’t really enjoy himself while behind bars in the Loop, a death-row prison that the World Government used to run experiments on and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

My 2 Cents on Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society

What’s new, folks? When the trailer dropped for the Disney+ TV adaptation of The Mysterious Benedict Society, the children’s book by Trenton Lee Stewart, it drew me in immediately with its offbeat aesthetic. This is an element that shines through in the first entry of Stewart’s series, which I read last year in preparation for the … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society

My 2 Cents on Black Widow

What’s new, folks? For seven films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, the Russian superspy who defected to S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a founding member of the superhero team known as the Avengers. However, none of those MCU entries featured her as the lead. Only until after she (spoilers) sacrificed … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Black Widow