BT bloggers: Understanding the chemistry – BT074

BT bloggers: Understanding the chemistry – BT074

Guests: Rudi Bremer and Gabby | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 20/22/2019 Sydney

The Book Thingo podcast comes out of accidental hiatus (blame Kat!) with an episode dedicated (mostly) to The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite. Spoiler: we disagree about many things. This leads to a discussion of women taking up hobbies, such as knitting and baking, that are actually work. Does a hobby have to be productive? We have opinions and theories. (Because of course, we do.) We circle back to the book by exploring whether producing something beautiful has value of its own.

Just before the 1-hour mark, I describe a historical romance plot for a book whose plot I couldn’t remember. This book does exist! Details in the outro.

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Rudi Bremer — Long-suffering audio producer and recommender of books: @rudi_bee

Gabby — Wearer of socks and gloves, epilogue hater: @penneclearwater


  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — No Two Ways by Chi Yu Rodriguez
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — The Fling by Rebekah Weatherspoon
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventures by Courtney Milan
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Proper English by K.J. Charles
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Beard Science by Penny Reid
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — Lover at Last by J.R. Ward [ review ]
  • BDBT | Amz | Aud — London’s Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch


Tessa Dare, Loretta Chase


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