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Halloween: Our favorite horror books

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Halloween: Our favorite horror books

Horror novels are good any time of the year, but the best time for them is right around Halloween. With the weather getting cooler and the nights getting longer, there’s nothing like curling up in a dark room with a cup of hot chocolate and a great horror story and scaring the hell out of yourself.

It’s also interesting how much of horror has a sci-fi or fantasy element to it. The exceptions are true-crime books or novels about gritty, urban violence, and those are great, but Kathryn and Elizabeth really prefer the ones with some kind of otherworldly element. So they’ve whittled down their list of favorites and each picked three books they think you’d like, if you’re looking to sleep with the lights on tonight.

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Classics Without All the Class Ep #9 Sherlock Holmes is My Homie

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Classics Without All the Class Ep #9 Sherlock Holmes is My Homie

On this episode the Tators announce their first author interview with Kevin Smokler for the mid May episode who will be on to talk about his book Practical Classics. The details for the San Francisco trip on April 6th are also finalized. Jared shares his love for buzzfeed.com, Jeane talks about some bad book covers and they speculate the future of Goodreads with the Amazon.com acquisition. After “Where’s my bookmark?” the Tators get into the discussion of March’s book pick which was reader’s choice of any Sherlock Holmes novels. 

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Classics Without All the Class #8: The Bad Girls (and Boys) of Literature

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Classics Without All the Class #8: The Bad Girls (and Boys) of Literature

 

On Episode 8 “The Bad Girls (and Boys) of Literature” Jared, Jeane, and Karena spill about recent forum activity including our Sherlock Holmes discussion. Karena shares her experience at an armchair read of the “odd” chapters of The Grapes of Wrath and Jared expresses his appreciation for TedTalks. CWAtC is coming to San Francisco on April 6th! More details to be announced. Then the hosts get into the nitty gritty of the bad girls (and boys) of literature in our first part of the series “Archetypes.” What families made it on to the Top 10 literary families you’d like to live with?

 

Also, listen for details on how to win an invite to rifflebooks.com.

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Classics Without All the Class #7: Life of Pi

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Classics Without All the Class #7: Life of Pi

This episode finds our fearless Booktators Karena and Jeane welcoming a third host to the podcast: our Techtator Jared, who promises to add some nonfiction viewpoints and male perspective to the show. We’ll see if he can deliver.

Gametator Laura has a new game on the forums and we clear up how book selections are made after some forum shenanigans. We delved into Life of Pi by Yann Martel, but not before Karena finally tackles the elusive New Adult category and Jared shares the pros of bibliophiles using Bento. We wrap up the podcast by announcing May’s book selection and set up June’s choices.

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Classics Without All the Class Podcast!

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Classics Without All the Class Podcast!

#A MESSAGE INCOMING FROM PLEEK# <Begin Transmission>Greetings human vistors! WebDroid Pleek here with exciting news! Commencing today and every other Monday to follow PixelatedGeek.com we are proud to present a new podcast by the lovely and talented females Jeane and Karena called, “Classics Without All the Class.” If you have the emotion of affection for books and novels than this podcast has a 100% chance of being your new favorite.  Please listen and enjoy! <End Transmission>

On this episode, Jeane and Karena announce a new Gametator, discuss January’s selection, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, reveal the poll results for April’s book and the poll choices for May’s book to movie month.

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