The Booket List Episode 10: Introducing “Elantris”!

This week on The Booket List, Brennan, Chris, and Kimmy talk about the new November Read “Elantris” by Brandon Sanderson.  Both Chris and Brennan are well versed in the world of high fantasy. They tell us all about the genre, what we can expect from November’s Read, and each host talks about their favorite high fantasy read.

Have you ever read Elantris? Tell us your opinion over on Facebook! If you haven’t read it, you can tell us what your first impression is as you read it with us this month!

The Booket List Episode 6: “Good As Gone” By Amy Gentry

This week on The Booket List, Kimmy introduces a new host to the show. Brennan!! We learn a bit about Brennan and all his reading interests.  After that we launch right into introducing October’s Book “Good As Gone” by Amy Gentry, If you would like to purchase it you can do that here. We are all excited, well most of us are. Kimmy has a distaste for anything remotely scary. You can read up on the blurb down below and head on over to our facebook page to tell us what you expectations are for October’s read!

Blurb for “Good As Gone” by Amy Gentry:

Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic—but Anna, Julie’s mother, has whispers of doubts.  She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.

Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep readers guessing until the final pages.

 

The Booket List Episode 5: “Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub

This week on The Booket List, Kimmy and Chris discuss September’s Book Club Book “Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub. We’ll talk about our opinions of Straub’s writing, what our expectations were for the book and if they were met, and we’ll talk all about our favorite aspects of this excellent read.

This podcast is full of spoilers! For our spoiler-free review, check out this post on The Geekwave.

October’s book will be “Good As Gone” by Amy Gentry! You can find it on Amazon. If you want to join our book club you can find us at facebook.com/kutethebooketlist.

The Booket List Episode 4: Libraries or Ebooks?

 

Yo, friends!

This week on The Booket List Chris and Kimmy talk about what a sad soul can do when they don’t have easy access to books. We’d love to hear what you do when getting to the library is tough. If you don’t have a solution yourself, give us a listen to hear ours. Also, have you ever picked up a book with certain expectations, and had them completely demolished or a book just completely throw you for a loop? What do you do? Head over to our Facebook Page and tell us all about your experiences.  Lastly, don’t forget to join us  next week for our discussion of Modern Lovers!

If you have any comments, suggestions, or just want to contact us you can email us at either K.workman@dailyutahchronicle.com or c.swensen@dailyutahchronicle.com

Peace Out Peeps!

The Booket List Episode 3: All About The Hosts!

Sup Peeps!

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Booket List!  This week we start our episode with yet another awkward pause from Chris. First we talk about our favorite books. Chris has a deep love for Tolkien and The Lord of The Rings. Reading them over the summer and for a class this semester? My goodness, that’s a lot of Lord of The Rings. As for me, it’s not possible to give only one book. So I have a list starting with “The Maximum Ride” Series by James Patterson, the classic read of my childhood. We talk about reading and high school for a while, and I have a torturous story about sharing books.

Our next question is, “What do you like to do besides read?”,  Chris likes to play video games, play the guitar, and write stuff. That’s a direct quote. We learn that Both of us really love to play Dungeons and Dragons, and Chris hates running pre-made adventures. Both of us started playing DnD with 3.5 Edition, which is obviously the best Edition. But, not exactly the easiest edition to learn. But, dice rolls can be extremely annoying no matter what edition you play in, thanks to your Dungeon Master (the one that runs the story, for those of you who don’t know). Really though, when you roll a nat 20 to jump over a wall. *face palm*, after our really long tangent into DnD town, we continue on and its my turn to answer. I play the Cello, I like to play video games particularly Halo and The Elder Scrolls games.  Chris gives me some advice on starting the Dark Souls Games. Also, the new Guitar Hero controller is weird, more realistic, but weird. Besides the occasional video game i do spend a lot of time on homework and at work.

My personal favorite question was “What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?” Chris loves The Lord of The Rings movies, but really loathes The Hobbit movies.  I found that really weird, I agree to a point but I still enjoyed The Hobbit movies. Chris really didn’t like when he learned i’ve only seen the Lord Of The Rings movies once. Next up it’s my turn, I talk about loving both the Eragon movie and book as two separate entities, and how awesome the Harry Potter movies are, and remembering how I wished certain things would’ve been great to see. We run of another tangent about our dislike of when people write for money rather than for the art or your love of reading.

Our last question, Chris really doesn’t have an opinion about. And I do, i find it really annoying waiting in between release dates for new books in a series. So I like to wait till a series is finished so i can read it all the way through.

Well, we had a really great time getting to know more about each other this week, if you have any stories or answers you want to share from our questions feel free! We would love to hear from you!

Peace out peeps!

 

-Kimmy

 

A New Year

To kick off the new academic year, The Rostrum asked students what their goals were for themselves in and out of school. We also had the opportunity to sit down with last Summer’s Orientation Team Leaders to revisit what it’s like to come to college for the first time. Finally, we interviewed Chris Mead, Assistant Professor in the Honors College, about what it’s like starting out in a career in higher education.

The Geekwave Episode 47: To Hype or not to Hype

We’re back again and Lee starts off with his attempt at impersonating Logan while Kimmy gets really loud. The first stop is Chris’s review on the movie Suicide Squad followed by No Man’s Sky. Both movie and game have been riding a large hype train for the past few months, but do they deliver?

From movieweb.com

From movieweb.com

We talk about the new Joker and how it compares with the long line of Jokers. We talk about origin stories and then discuss the Killing Joke animated movie. After mentioning Mark Hamill’s time as the voice for the Joker we touch a little bit on Comic Con before getting into No Man’s Sky.

From www.ign.com

From www.ign.com

Chris starts off with how salty Xbox players have gotten with the release of so many interesting games coming out only for PS4. Kimmy and Lee go in depth explaining the games’ design and pondering where “Space Minecraft” might be heading. With the day one patch clearing the slate for the real deal the big question now is how long will the game last.

Chris and Lee end the show with a cheer for Ryan Reynolds feat of showing up at the showing of Suicide Squad as Deadpool. Until next time Geekout everyone!