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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- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — No Two Ways by Chi Yu Rodriguez
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — The Fling by Rebekah Weatherspoon
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventures by Courtney Milan
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Proper English by K.J. Charles
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Beard Science by Penny Reid
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — Lover at Last by J.R. Ward [ review ]
- BD | BT | Amz | Aud — London’s Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch
- Tough Mudder
- The Great British Bake Off
- Yuendumu, NT
- History Ever After, Part I: The Fabricated Chronotope by Jennifer Hallock
- History Ever After, Part II: The Problem of Chronotopes by Jennifer Hallock