Happy New Year, everyone! And welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly show that answers your questions about life, love, and literature! My special guest co-host this week is the wonderful Rincey Abraham. We discuss topics such as: respectful cosplay, keeping books damage-free while traveling, and the best way to start an “anti-book club.” Don’t miss it!
Rincey is a contributing editor at Book Riot – she makes a few videos every week for the Book Riot YouTube channel. Rincey also runs her own YouTube channel, “Rincey Reads,” where she talks about books and other bookish and non-bookish topics every week. You can find her on Twitter @rinceya. Thanks, Rincey!
Dear Book Nerd,
Over the past year or so, I’ve been slowly getting into comics. I love Saga, Ms. Marvel, Bitch Planet, and Sex Criminals. I enjoy these new comics so much that I’ve thought about going to comic conventions, which I’ve never done before.
Socially Sensitive Newbie Comic Lover
Dear Book Nerd,
Bookish problem: I love taking a book with me wherever I go. Be it on the train, bus, etc. Problem is, I adore my books and they always end up getting a little damaged/worn/torn with all the travel and being carried around in a bag with other things. Really hate my books being damaged. Does anyone else have this problem and if so any solutions out there?
Dear Book Nerd and Co-Host,
I want to start an online ‘Anti-book club’ book club and/or blog. I have several ideas bouncing around in my head but I’m not quite sure which one to go with or how to execute them. I don’t like the required reading aspect of book clubs but I do like the idea of people talking about books together. I did a quick google search of “anti-book clubs” and they didn’t seem to last long. Is it because it’s a bad idea? Are they not doing it right?
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