YA REWIND: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

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February 27, 2013

Today on YA Rewind, author Gail Carriger joins me for a chat about her new young adult novel, Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School Book One). We talk about her literary influences, what appealed to her about a teenage protagonist, and why Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality floats above the moors.

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YA REWIND: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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February 13, 2013

Today on YA Rewind, I talk about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and the tremendous impact the boy wizard has had on my life. After, I spend some time on the Casting Couch discussing the first movie adaptation, its problems and successes, and why I would actually approve of a reboot in ten years.

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YA REWIND: The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander

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December 19, 2012

Today on YA Rewind, after an unexpected hiatus, I’ve gone back to the works of Lloyd Alexander for what may be one of my favorite books of all time: The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. I talk about how magic helps the moral go down, discuss the changes planned for this podcast in the new year, and finish with Book Jacket Theatre, the segment in which I pull really terrible blurbs from the ‘Paranormal Teen Romance’ section and give them all the melodrama they deserve.

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YA REWIND: Tales of Magic by Edward Eager

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October 17, 2012

Today on YA Rewind, I’m talking about not one, but four books: the Tales of Magic series by Edward Eager. I’ll talk about sequels that span a generation gap, and the benefits or lack thereof in marketing books as a series, before finishing with that old favorite, Book Jacket Theatre, the segment in which I pull really terrible blurbs from the ‘Paranormal Teen Romance’ section and give them all the melodrama they deserve.

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