Not A Bookclub
Two girls ranting and reading! New episodes every first and last Friday of the month.
info_outline Episode 42 - Spotlight: YA Beginnings 05/28/2021
Episode 42 - Spotlight: YA Beginnings Deb and Mindy discuss the formative YA novels read during their teen years! Girls dressing as boys to be in a male dominated job(yes), glitter grunge(of course), and diaries of a certain Genovian princess(ALWAYS). Join them as they try to remember plots and the wild trips down memory lane. Follow us: For inquiries, please email Books Discussed:
info_outline Episode 40 - Spotlight: Fanfiction 04/30/2021
Episode 40 - Spotlight: Fanfiction Deb and Mindy talk about the most openly unexclusive "secret" club there is: fanfiction. Join them as they take a walk down memory lane and talk about their guilty(not really) pleasure. Disclaimer: All opinions are personal with no judgement on others preferred fanfiction reading experience and tags. Follow us: For inquiries, please email
info_outline Extra 3: Bookclub Book King of Attolia 03/19/2021
Extra 3: Bookclub Book King of Attolia Another month, another Not a Bookclub Bookclub book. Join Deb and Mindy as they discuss the next book in The Queen's Thief series, The King of Attolia, and the debate that ensues if Gen is to be Thief in this book or King. For inquiries, .
info_outline Episode 35 - Whatcha read? 02/05/2021
Episode 35 - Whatcha read? Join Deb and Mindy as they discussed what they have read recently. Thriller/mystery as a travel book, Japanese classic lit with unlikeable characters, and the last interview of one of the most mysterious tragic actresses. For inquiries, please email . Books discussed:
info_outline Episode 34 - Spotlight: Superheroes! 01/29/2021
Episode 34 - Spotlight: Superheroes! What makes a superhero? What makes a superhero story? Come join Deb and Mindy as they debate on what is the 'Superhero' genre! *Disclaimer: they went on for a while. For inquiries, please email . Books Discussed:
info_outline Extra 1: Bookclub Book The Thief 01/15/2021
Extra 1: Bookclub Book The Thief Welcome to Not a Bookclub's first bookclub special! Mindy wanted to talk about a book so we decided to do bookclub for the entire series. Read along or just listen to the rants and join them as they discuss the first book in The Queen's Thief series by Meghan Whalen Turner. *Correction: Pol's main job was to protect Sophos. For inquiries, please email
info_outline Episode 33 - Whatcha read? 01/01/2021
Episode 33 - Whatcha read? Happy New Year, everyone!! Goodbye 2020 and hello to 2021! Welcome to the first episode of the year! Come join Deb and Mindy as they discuss the last few books read in 2020. True crime, Joseon(Korea) mysteries, and magic children coming through! For inquiries, please email Shop local: Books Discussed:
info_outline Episode 32 - Looking Back 2020 12/25/2020
Episode 32 - Looking Back 2020 2020 is coming to an end and what a year it has been! Come join Deb and Mindy as they reflect on their reading year. From changing reading habits to expanding genres to mindless comfort reads. How did reading and books help process this year? For inquiries, please email Shop local: Happy Holidays, everyone!
info_outline Episode 30 - Spotlight: Bookstores in NYC 11/27/2020
Episode 30 - Spotlight: Bookstores in NYC Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you were able to enjoy this holiday, dedicated overeating, while socially distanced! Since the holidays for gift giving is coming up, we decided to highlight some of our favorite indie bookstores in NYC! Come hear us talk about cookbook stores, secondhand wonders, and an entire bookstore dedicated to children's books. CORRECTION: Strand Bookstore's tagline is 18 miles of books; not 5 miles of books. For inquiries, please email . Shop indie books at . Bookstores Discussed:
info_outline Episode 28 - Spotlight: CLAMP Part 2 10/30/2020
Episode 28 - Spotlight: CLAMP Part 2 Deb and Mindy are at it again! It's another CLAMP spotlight episode and it's a doozy. Come join them as they finish off discussing the publish works of one of the most popular manga acts in the world. Main takeaways: it's beautiful, depressing, and constantly on hiatus. Timestamps for series discussed: Legal Drug: 3:54 Chobits: 10:38 Murikuri: 20:42 xxxHolic: 21:38 Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles: 34:42 Kobato: 45:01 Gate 7: 47.18 Drug and Drop: 49:07 xxxHolic Rei/Tsubasa World Chronicles: Nirai Kanai-hen: 49:51 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card: 52:31
info_outline Episode 26 - Spotlight: CLAMP Part 1 09/25/2020
Episode 26 - Spotlight: CLAMP Part 1 CLAMP!! One of the biggest names in the manga and anime world. For Deb and Mindy, CLAMP was one of the most influential story-tellers of their old adolescent lives. Come join them as they nerd out, angrily discuss on being mutually broken, and cry out in awe at the beauty of the artwork. Also, missing eyeballs. For inquiries, please email Links:
info_outline Episode 24 - Spotlight: Shakespeare 08/28/2020
Episode 24 - Spotlight: Shakespeare Another month, another spotlight episode. Join Deb and Mindy as they discuss some of their favorite Shakespeare works! What makes Shakespeare so good? Is it actually hard to understand? What's the deal with that teenage star-crossed lover angst? TWO HOUSEHOLDS BOTH ALIKE IN DIGNITY, IN FAIR VERONA WHERE WE LAY OUR SCENE- For inquiries, please email (Excessive amounts of rain can be heard in the latter half of the recording.) *Correction: The tool in Much Ado About Nothing is named Claudio, not Claudius. Such a tool.*
info_outline Episode 22 - Spotlight: Books to Films 07/31/2020
Episode 22 - Spotlight: Books to Films Join Deb and Mindy as they discuss books-to-films adaptions. Find out what they liked, what they were not huge fans of, and if reading the book before or after watching the movie makes a difference! CORRECTION: Far From the Madding Crowd is written by Thomas HARDY, not HARDING. For inquiries, please email . Books Discussed:
info_outline Episode 20 - Spotlight: Black Authors 06/26/2020
Episode 20 - Spotlight: Black Authors This month, Deb and Mindy discuss Black Authors in various genres. Join them as they also discuss the disparity in the publishing industry and in book awards. Links: For inquiries, please email Books Discussed: Fact check: N.K. Jemisin's paid advance was $25,000 per book as oppose to the $58,000 that was mentioned. Click for article.