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It’s time for the final book in the Inkworld to come to a close. Today we’re finishing Inkdeath and leaving Mo and Meggie behind us. The conflict between the Atterhead and the forces of good comes to a head as Dustfinger and Mo team up to fight Orpheus. The final battle commences with a rather twist of an ending and resolution. Which of the annoying characters will survive? Oh wait, that’s all of them. Will we be sad to see this series go? Next week we will be reading chapters 1-14 of Everlost, book 1 in our new series, The Skinjacker Trilogy. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
We left the last episode on a relative high with some interest and some empathy. Alas, we spoke too soon, which we can confirm as we dive into the final Inkheart book, Inkdeath. The theme of this reading was once again chaos, but not in an alluring, attractive, or compelling way. What on earth is happening? We have all of our characters in the Inkworld, and still none of them have enough common sense to get them out of their problems. They seem to have forgotten that they are in a book. Mo’s character transformation is continuing and affecting everyone else. Asia has a lot of thoughts on that in particular. Next week we will be reading chapters 42-81 of book 3 in the series, Inkdeath. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
Are things turning around for us with the story? In what is undoubtedly our favorite Inkworld reading so far, the political turmoil reaches a boiling point. Relationships are tested and fortified, which brings us joy. Fenoglio and Orpheus continue to exist and interfere, which does not. Worldbuilding picks up in this reading, so if you’ve been missing it, it is somewhat rectified this episode. With a big twist at the end of the reading, we find ourselves wanting more. We definitely need to know what happens in the final book. Next week we will be reading chapters 1-41 of book 3 in the series, Inkdeath. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
We’re entering the Inkworld this week as most of our characters are transported inside the book. Dustfinger first, then Meggie and Farid, and finally Mo, Resa, Mortola, and Basta all make it into Inkheart where chaos ensues. Unsurprisingly we respond well to burgeoning romance and tender familial relationships and respond poorly to Fenoglio’s increasingly gross behavior. The Inkworld is changing and taking on a life of its own. Too bad neither of your co-hosts cares that much. We still think that the story is missing a hook, but maybe we’re just too judgmental. Next week we will be reading chapters 40-77 of book 2 in the series, Inkspell. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
All parties converge on Capricorn’s village as he prepares his plan for the Shadow to execute Dustfinger once and for all. Meanwhile Fenoglio and Meggie have a plan of their own to circumvent this outcome. We discuss Meggie’s mom, and meet her, in what we think is probably the most interesting part of the book. Listen to see how we feel about the ending, and the idea of a sequel. What is going to happen in the next book? What worlds might we explore? ​Next week we will be reading chapters 1-39 of book 2 in the series, Inkspell. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
It’s finally time for a new series back at Throwback Paperback, and we’re diving into the cult-classic Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke. We return to fantasy, and let’s just say both hosts have plenty of feedback. While neither of us have read the books before, they come highly recommended, so we enter with high expectations. Does the book live up to them? It is worth noting that for a change Asia does a lot of the predicting this week instead of Charles. How do you think her predictions worked out? ​Next week we will be reading chapters 31-59 of book 1 in the series, Inkheart. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
Episode 77 - Bruiser

Episode 77 - Bruiser

2022-04-0401:03:10

TW: This episode includes topics of violence, assault, mental and emotional abuse. Please take care of yourself and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, the national domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-7233. Please listen at your discretion.  This week we cover Bruiser by Neal Shusterman. In this book, we follow Bronte, Tennyson, and Brewster as they navigate regular teenage tribulations with the added difficulty of Brewster’s special power. This book takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of pain, love, sacrifice, and responsibility. Expect for Charles and Asia to reaffirm their friendship to each other as they break down the heavy material in this book. ​Next week we will be reading chapters 1-30 of Inkheart, book 1 in our new series, Inkheart. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
Episode 76 - Eggs

Episode 76 - Eggs

2022-03-2838:56

In week 3 of our single books on tragedy, we have Eggs, a tale of two misfits who form an unexpected but necessary friendship. David, who is dealing with the loss of his mother, and Primrose, who is dealing with a lifetime of neglect, find each other, and start on various escapades. We debate if they are responsible for each other, and how to deal with their difficult life challenges. This is another tender and sweet book, but definitely geared towards a younger audience. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, Bruiser. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
Continuing with our journey of sadness, we are covering The Fault in Our Stars this week. With heavy allusions to Shakespeare, we get to follow the star-crossed lovers of Augustus and Hazel as they meet, bond over their mutual burden of cancer, and fall in love. Another tender love story, we spend a considerable amount of time enjoying the character development and wit of the protagonists. It is a poignant book on living in-spite of all trial and tribulation, and making the most out of each day. Be ready for an emotional episode. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, Eggs. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
TW: This episode includes a discussion of sexual assault and rape. Please take care of yourself, and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, the national sexual assault hotline is: 1-800-656-4673. Please listen at your discretion. This week we cover all of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and get into all sorts of themes of trauma and abuse. This beautifully haunting book paints a vivid picture of adolescence, and Asia enjoys reminiscing on the book while Charles enjoys returning to memories of his own high school. We follow Charlie in his episolary journey as he starts high school and his own infinity. The topics he’s dealing with are heavy, but we watch as he does his best to overcome his past, and be a support to his loved ones. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, The Fault in Our Stars. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
It is time to finish up the Maze Runner trilogy as we finish The Death Cure. This episode wraps up a LONG unit on dystopian fiction, and we have mixed feelings. Of course, there is some horror because these books have been super scary, but no surprise there. This episode we do discuss the ethical question between Newt and Thomas. Would Asia and Charles do the same for each other? The story is still quite the page turner, though we do take exception to the ending. On a scale of Divergent to Hunger Games, where does The Maze Runner fall? Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
We dive into the third and final book of the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure. Thomas and the gang make their dramatic escape from Wicked only to be plunged into the realities of a flare infested world. The feuding between Thomas and Teresa continues, and unsurprisingly, we do not approve of this. Expect more horror, more violence, and more confusion as usual. Some of the characters take a turn towards idiocy, which we also unsurprisingly judge rather harshly. If given the chance to get your memories back, would you have taken it? Next week we will be reading chapters 38-73 of book 3 in the series, The Death Cure. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
Plots thicken and so does the suspicion as we finish the second half of The Scorch Trials. In this episode, we discuss the larger ramifications of the trials and the real life impact they will have on these kids. They have to fight their way through the city, through the betrayal trial, and then through some more monsters because these are still horror books, and we couldn't have you forgetting that. Teresa’s actions are polarizing, but both hosts agree that the book is a page turner. We simply must keep reading to find out what happens next. Next week we will be reading chapters 1-37 of book 3 in the series, The Death Cure. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
Another week of the Maze Runner trilogy, and another episode filled with vile disgusting content. The boys of the Glade think they are safe only to be thrown into possibly worse conditions than the maze. We discuss trauma, fear, and the vast potential outcomes that the book provides. This series is full of twists and turns, and at this point we are willing to question anything and believe any outcome. Thomas continues to be a superhero, but what else is new at this point. ​Next week we will be reading chapters 32-65 of book 2 in the series, The Scorch Trials. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
The Gladers get kicked into high gear as the end of their maze trial looms. The maze enters its ending phase and the violence, horror, and gore are elevated to a new level. We also get to see the beginning of Thomas and Teresa’s friendship as she wakes up from her coma. The ending leaves us on the edge of our seats and begging to dive into the next book of the series. Which of the hosts was right in their prediction as to how to escape the maze, because one of us got pretty close! ​Next week we will be reading chapters 1-31 of book 2 in the series, The Scorch Trials. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
We jump right back into a dystopian/post-apocalyptic/hellscape as we start The Maze Runner trilogy. This book feels like the perfect encapsulation of our dystopian unit and brings some new levels of gore and horror to the podcast. If you thought His Dark Materials was rough, this will be even darker. Where our last series was a page turner for its charm, this series is a page turner for the shock and terror. Neither of us could put it down. Have you figured out the maze yet? Have we? Next week we will be reading chapters 32-62 of book 1 in the series, The Maze Runner. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
This week we finish the Ember trilogy as we wrap up the Diamond of Darkhold. We have thoroughly enjoyed the series, we definitely feel ready to wrap it up and move on to the next one! We start with Doon’s daring escape and end up with the happily ever after that was to be expected. How do Lina and Doon reconnect? What is the diamond anyway? What does each of the hosts take away from the series? Do you want more City of Ember content on the podcast? Listen to this episode to wrap it up and get some payoff on some long teased material. Next week we will be reading chapters 1-31 of The Maze Runner, book 1 in our new series, Maze Runner. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
It’s time for us to dive into the end of the Ember trilogy as we start the Diamond of Darkhold. While we are still thoroughly enjoying the series, the realism hits a bit of a snag, as Lina and Doon return to Ember. The book is still a page turner as we try to decode the hidden message from the Builders and the usefulness of the tool they left for the Emberites. Asia takes exception to Lina and Doon’s superhuman pathfinding and walking abilities, but Charles is more bothered by their assumption of the ability of flight. Which one is being less realistic? ​Next week we will be reading chapters 15-27 of book 3 in the series, The Diamond of Darkhold. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
The tension has been building and finally comes to a boiling point. Lina has been bonding with Maddie, and Doon has been spying on Tick. The racism parallels are on full display, but we both think that the book is a total page turner. Finally, the tension boils over, and we have an almost full out brawl. Once again we marvel at how much we are enjoying this series, and the development of our two protagonists. Listen to hear if the Emberites are successful at assimilation or if the Sparks’ xenophobic tendencies win out. ​Next week we will be reading chapters 1-14 of book 3 in the series, The Diamond of Darkhold. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
It’s time for the second book of the trilogy, The People of Sparks. The denizens of Ember have emerged into a post apocalyptic society that only begrudgingly takes them in. As is to be expected, we have a good time ribbing both our great characters like Lina and our insufferable ones too like Torren. There is a brewing conflict between the Emberites and the people of Sparks. Charles and Asia have suggestions as to how conflict should be avoided, but will that advice be heeded? Lina goes off on an adventure and Doon becomes an on-again off-again member of the Tick fan club. But are either decisions good ones? ​Next week we will be reading chapters 16-29 of book 2 in the series, The People of Sparks. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support
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