Whether your book club chapter is more of a social gathering for book lovers, you don't have your own FYA Book Club chapter, or you just want even more book discussion in your life, we're very excited to present our brand-new podcast!
Book Plate (you know how we love puns) discusses each month's FYA Book Club pick at length, in a "menu" format inspired by the story. The food and drinks are always taken directly from the text, and we separate topics by "course." For example, the amuse bouche is almost always quick facts about the author and the book itself, whereas the main course is reserved for meatier topics. Our goal is to give you a "reader response" discussion: why the book did or did not resonate with us as individuals. The main difference between FYA's reviews and the podcast is that we fully discuss spoilers and book topics as they relate to our own experiences, in depth, rather than describing the book and giving you some key information as to why you may or may not like it.
This podcast is the brainchild of Annie, an SFFYA member, and we have a lot of fun recording each month at the Oakland Music Complex. (Between the tap dancers and the death metal bands, it's always an experience.)
Scenes from the studio. L-R: A wayward giraffe steals one of our champ cans; "Iron Maiden called. Said they needed an internet cable...I'll be back"; a note about etiquette
You can find all the previous episodes here, starting with November 2016's Out of Darkness. Ideally, we'll have the podcast recorded and posted by the end of each month, in order to give you a chance to read the book.
Please meet your hostesses:
Annie is an arts administrator, which is just as bureaucratic as it sounds, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a ride or die SF chapter cheerleader and has many opinions on books and other things. When not fighting the pantiarchy (or pantyarchy?) she social engineers her friends and acquaintances into arts and craft activities.
Britt lives in San Francisco, CA. When she’s not sprawled out on her classroom floor after a long day of droppin’ knowledge, she can be found at home reading YA and/or reminding Netflix that yes she is still watching, thank you very much. Her patronus is a bespectacled giraffe.
Jennie lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. When she’s not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, runs an Etsy shop, and thrifts for vintage everything.
We hope you'll join us!
Podcast not enough? Want to join an FYA chapter or start your own? Find all the details here!