Listeners, the time has finally come to talk about A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, the first book in one of our favorite series. We saved the rest of the series spoilers for a special end segment that begins around 1:11:45. If you haven’t read the rest of the books and/or don’t want spoilers, be sure to skip that!
You’ll notice that the show notes are short this time – surprisingly, we stayed pretty close to the source text in our discussion. Off brand, we know. Don’t fret, we’ll probably be back to our regular encyclopedic show notes antics for Ep 15.
- “There’s a Weird, Sexist Problem in Fantasy That We Need to Talk About” is the article J mentions about fantasy written by women often being mis-categorized as YA.
- The “Pleasure” issue of Bitch Magazine has some diverse feminist-y takes on what the experiences and representations of pleasure entail. On a related note, here’s an excellent Bitch profile/interview about Sarah Barmak’s book Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality. Lots of good info included there.
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The podcast theme song is “Unermerry Academy of Magics” by Augustin C from the album “Fantasy Music”, which you can download on FreeMusicArchive.com.
JK, It’s Magic is recorded on lands traditionally belonging to the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe indigenous peoples.