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Colored Pages Book Club

Summary: Join longtime friends Marci and Ako for their bi-weekly podcast where they discuss fiction, fantasy, and magical realism written by writers from colorful and diverse backgrounds! Come for the honest discussions, stay for the complete and utter tomfoolery. Also, no worries if you haven't read the books, we've got you covered!

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 Kai Cheng Thom’s ”Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:14

Hello Literary Listeners, and welcome back to another episode of that bi-weekly book club masquerading as a podcast. That’s right, the dynamic duo is back to discuss the wondrously beautiful and hilarious Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom.   So, join Marci and Ako as w pack our things and leave the town of Gloom to travel with the protagonist to the Street of Miracles in the city of Smoke and Mirrors.    Intro: 00:10 – 19:58 Summary: 20:19 – 42:49 Discussion: 42:49 – 1:10:14   Also, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Tracey Lindberg’s ”Birdie” Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:31

Hello, dear honey bunches! Your favorite vegan apricots are back to finish up the lovely and ethereal Birdie by Tracey Lindberg! So sit back and enjoy some spicy ass chips of your choice as we discuss Birdie's healing, the process of change, the follies of fatphobia, and Lola's NOT cookies! Icebreaker Question: 3:10 - 18:35 *Plot Summary: 18:51 - 48:05 Discussion: 48:15 - 1:13:55 *Content Warning: mention of child molestation, domestic violence, and incest. Take care of yourselves! Of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Tracey Lindberg’s ”Birdie” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:53

Hello Colorful Cast of Literary Listeners. Another week (bi-week) another episode! That’s right ya’ll Marci and Ako are back with our regularly scheduled programming. And today we are staying on script and reading Ako’s pick Birdie by Tracey Lindberg. So join Marci and Ako as they meander through this 21st Néhiyaw (Cree) novel of self-discovery.   Introduction: 00:00:22 – 00:24:15 Plot Summary: 00:24:35 – 00:40:35 Discussion: 00:40:49 – 1:05:53   Content Warning: childhood sexual abuse, familial physical abuse, sexual violence, indoctrination, abandonment, psychiatric hospitals, being unhoused.   Also here are some links to the Canadian podcasts mentioned in the sh.ow! Secret Life of Canada - https://www.cbc.ca/radio/secretlifeofcanada  Media Indigena - https://mediaindigena.com/category/episodes/   And of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages. You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com. Come say hi!!

 Tangent Episode #2: ”Video Games” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:37

UH-HAIIIIIIIIIII!!  Okay, we get it. We lied to y'all. We promised y'all some Birdie by Tracey Lindberg, but like a little birdie, our desire to do that flew right tf away and what landed in its place was....this? But seriously, we just needed a little break after the emotional toll of Just Above My Head, so we hope you enjoy our second tangent episode where we discuss all things video games! So sit back, maybe pull out your Gameboy, and listen as we talk about games we recommend, games that made us, and the games we'd be in! *Part 1 (Games That Made Us): 4:52 - 30:36 * Part 2 (Games We Live For and Would Live In): 30:56 - 54:41 Of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!! *Games Mentioned - Part 1* Ako: Spyro, Kingdom Hearts, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Marci: Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Trilogy, Tales of the Abyss *Games Mentioned - Part 2* Ako: Gris, Journey, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Mario Party Superstars Marci: Florence, Wintermoor Tactics Club, Heart of Enya, Mission: It's Complicated, The Gardens Between Miscellaneous Games Marci Would Also Recommend Make it Last/Make it Last: While You Can - Queer interracial (both BIPOC) love story visual novel. Free! Even the Ocean - Anti-capitalist narrative platformer Dandara - Afro-Brazilian Metroidvania Secret Little Haven - Early Internet-inspired trans coming of age visual novel

 James Baldwin’s ”Just Above My Head” Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:16

Hello, hello reoccurring cast of colorful characters. We hope you're well.  Welcome back to another episode of the CPBC podcast! That's right the dynamic duo is back to discuss the final novel by the poetic, black, queer novelist James Baldwin.    So join Marci and Ako as they discuss, what to do with bitterness, happiness leaving us unread, Pluto tenuous status as a planet, and the sorrows and wonders of love, loss, and family in this 20th century novel that echos into the present.    Intro: 00:00:10 - 00:22:03 Summary: 00:22:24 - 1:02:52  Discussion: 1:03:07 - 1:36:16    *Content Warning: Mention of domestic abuse and violence at the following times: 00:25:57 - 00:27:42  and 00:29:15 - 00:29:45 (brief mention)   And of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 James Baldwin’s ”Just Above My Head” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:15

Hello, fellow butterflies and honeybees! One of the legends has come to visit us on this week's episode as we'll be discussing Just Above My Head by the ICONIC, James Baldwin! So sit back and enjoy some vegan strawberries as we discuss intimacy's importance, affectionate Black masculinity, Julia's disappointing character arc, and, of course, the writing of this ~complex~ novel! Listener Shoutouts: 3:52 - 8:52 Icebreaker Question: 8:52 - 34:33 *Plot Summary: 34:50 - 1:12:10 *Discussion: 1:12:20 - 1:41:42 *Content Warning: mention of child abuse, incest, sexual abuse, oppressive violence. Particularly at 57:35 - 59:41 and 1:28:32 - 1:31:01. Take care of yourselves! Of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 P. Djèlí Clark’s ”A Master of the Djinn” Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:29

Hello Cast of Colorful Characters, your dynamic duo is back for another hilarity filled episode! This week we are finishing off the steampunk, historical fiction, detective novel, A Master of the Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark. That's right folks join Marci and Ako as we traverse through an alternative 20th century Cairo and finally uncover the true identity of the imposter! Buckle up for all the twist and turns in this truly phenomenal and well-crafted novel.    Introduction: 00:12 - 11:43 Summary: 12:03 - 01:01:54 Discussion: 01:02:08 - 01:35:29   Check out our episode with Malavika here ! And feel free to say hi to her on Instagram @yfbpodcast! Of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!  

 P. Djèlí Clark’s ”A Master of Djinn” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:44

Hello, gumdrops! We are back from our graphic novel vacation with Hazel and friends and, chiiiile, do we have a book for you all?! This week, we're diving into the A M A Z I N G queer, North African-inspired fantasy called "A Master of Djinn" by P. Djèlí Clark! Enjoy some gluten-free strawberries as we discuss Egyptian cultural contexts, Fatma's amazing outfits, Alexander Worthington's suspiciousness, and, of course, the return of prophetic bad b*tches!  Shoutout to Malavika from "Your Favorite Book" Podcast: 00:00 - 2:05  Cultural Context: 7:45 - 28:28 Plot Summary: 28:46 - 1:14:08 Discussion: 1:14:22 - 1:53:39 Check out our episode with Malavika here ! And feel free to say hi to her on Instagram @yfbpodcast! Of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Tee Franklin’s ”Bingo Love” (feat. The SJW Comic Book Club) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:43

Hello, colorful cast of characters! Your favorite duo is back and this week is a delightful fusion of two book clubs masquerading as podcasts -- that's right, we have on the hilarious, insightful, and wonderful, SJW Comic Book Club Podcast!  And this week, we will be reading Bingo Love by Tee Franklin. So join Monte, Veronica, Melissa, Marci, and Ako as they swoon and chuckle over this adorable queer, Black, inter-generational love story, and guess what? It's just in time for Valentine's Day! Maybe share this episode with someone you're bingo-crushing on ;) Intro: 00:18 - 28:47 Summary: 29:07 -  50:16 Discussion: 50:30 - 1:39:43 Also please, please, please show our friends over at SJW some love! They are some of our favorite people! Check them out wherever you listen to podcasts and follow them on social media using @sjwcomicscast on all platforms! In fact, here's their linktree: https://linktr.ee/sjwcomicspodcast And as always, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Padma Venkatraman’s ”A Time to Dance” Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:37:03

Hello dancersss! This week, we're back to finish our conversation on the BEAUTIFUL, LOVELY, ICONIC ASS TALE, A Time to Dance! No, but seriously, this book is so so soooo moving, please read it immediately.  Anywho, do some gentle stretching and get cozy as we talk about Chandra's charisma, Veda's spiritual ascension, and whether or not Govinda will find himself in the bottom two this week (spoiler alert: he will). Icebreaker Question: 1:18 - 19:40 Plot Summary: 19:57 - 59:09 Discussion: 59:18 - 1:34:52 Of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Padma Venkatraman’s ”A Time to Dance” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:17

Hello, colorful cast of characters! Welcome back to the Colored Pages Book Club, that reoccurring auditory sitcom masquerading as a book club! This week, we are discussing Marci's pick, A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman. Join Marci and Ako as they discuss ableism, transcendental movement, Bharatanatyam dance, the meaning of bodies and movement, along with their typical jokes and jests!  Intro /Question: 00:00:14 - 00:14:30 Summary: 00:14:51 - 00:40:37 Discussion: 00:40:53 - 1:20:18 Also, check out these clips of Bharatanatyam dance to see this beautiful dance style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWhA3ldZcyY  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LDInQzeuIQ  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHj1-07KbV8  Also check out Padma Venkatraman’s Website!! https://padmavenkatraman.com/  And, of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Ocean Vuong’s ”On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” Part 2 (feat. Left Shelf) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:55:30

Howdy, y'all...idk lol. Anyway, your favorite Internet play cousins are back for another episode, this time with friends! This week, we finish our conversation on the ethereal, lyrical, and truly ~gorgeous~ novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. And helping us in our discussion today are Nino and Ethan from Left Shelf Podcast--a podcast that uses stories to prove that politics is downstream of culture. So get cozy as we talk about what the Earth truly is, Ako's TA skills, and, of course, our ~hot takes~ on this banger of a novel! Introductions/Icebreakers: 00:07 - 15:27 Plot Summary: 15:46 - 39:38 Discussion: 39:49 - 1:51:49 *Content Warning: Mention of sexual assault from 48:40 - 49:38* Wanna listen to more Left Shelf? Of course, you do! Check them out on Twitter (@leftshelfpod), Instagram (@left.shelf), or email them at leftshelfpodcast@gmail.com. Better yet, here's their linktree to find all the things: https://linktr.ee/leftshelf  And, of course, if you wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes, you can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and  Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Ocean Vuong‘s ”On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:49

Hello, colorful cast of characters! Welcome back to another episode of this syncopated sound wave masquerading as a podcast. That's right, join the usual crew of Marci and Ako as they discuss part one of the poetic, beautiful, and perhaps... gorgeous queer Vietnamese-American novel "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong! A couple of trigger warnings off the top- this book discusses the following: war, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, bullying, racism, and a particularly intense instance of animal cruelty. Please take care while listening. Intro - 00:00:10 - 00:14:00 Summary - 00:14:16 - 00:38:14 Discussion - 00:38:28 - 1:27:49 Also, follow this link for Khadija Mbowe's video essay on digital black face that Marci referenced in the discussion section  (and, of course, show her some love-- we appreciate you, friend, nice work!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfcYnswbybM Wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes? You can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!  

 Witi Ihimaera‘s ”Whale Rider” Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:25

What it do? What it do??  Hi friends--whale lovers and allies alike--we're back for another episode of this magical show. This week, we're going to be finishing the beautiful, ancestral, and honestly kind of wild Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera! So, sit back and enjoy some vegan crab cakes as we discuss our wishes for the world, Koro Apirana's blatant hypocrisy, Kahu's magical vibes, and bull whales being on they bullshit.  Plug for Left Shelf Podcast: 00:00 - 2:25 Intro/Icebreaker Question: 2:29 - 24:23 Plot Summary: 24:40 - 45:58 Discussion: 46:07 - 1:09:05 Be sure to check out our collaboration with Left Shelf Podcast discussing "The Case For and Against Love Potions" by Imbolo Mbue here Wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes? You can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

 Witi Ihimaera‘s ”Whale Rider” Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:48

Hello, Colorful Cast of Characters! Welcome back to another episode of CPBC, that's right, the dynamic duo is at it again and this time we are reading....The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera! I know, that's a surprise, we switched it up on ya'll, but you know what they say, surprises are the spice of life...or something.  We explain why we chose not to read The Bone People by Keri Hulme in the intro. So, if you're up for it, feel free to join us as we laugh, pontificate, and chat through this modern Maori novel! Intro - 00:10 -15:28 Plot Summary - 15:48 - 35:21 Discussion - 35:36 - 01:05:48 *Trigger Warning: This episode discusses child abuse from 3:05 - 5:48 and racial violence from 31:34 -35:21* Wanna stay afloat on all our latest episodes? You can find the links to our Twitter (@TheColoredPages), Instagram (@TheseColoredPages), Website (thesecoloredpages.com), and Reading List here: https://linktr.ee/thecoloredpages . You can also reach us directly by emailing us at thesecoloredpages@gmail.com . Come say hi!!

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