Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.63: Ilvermorny, Too Many Sequels, and Father’s Day

I know y’all had given us up for dead but the triumphal return of the Reading the End Bookcast has finally arrived! Whiskey Jenny and I return to talk about that whole Harry Potter / magic in America debacle, then to discuss authors who can’t leave their fictional worlds behind. We review (finally) Simon van Booy’s Father’s Day, and we answer a burning question from listener Ashley. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly to take with you on the go!

Episode 63

Note: We experienced so many technical difficulties in the making of this podcast that we began to entertain the possibility that the podcast was cursed. If the audio sounds weird at all, that’ll be why.


Upload of Anne of Green Gables is pending. I did not get a chance to scan it yet! Sorryyyyyyyy.

What We’re Reading

My Holiday in North Korea, Wendy Simmons
Bangkok Tattoo, John Burdett

Here are a couple of links about the problems with the Pottermore history of American magic (one, two, three).

Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
The Vampire Lestat,
Anne Rice
Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice
The Charioteer, Mary Renault
Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy, Helen Fielding
Ender series, Orson Scott Card
Anne of Green Gables (et seq.), L. M. Montgomery
Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
The Three Musketeers (et seq.), Alexandre Dumas
Amelia Peabody series, Elizabeth Peters
Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich
Life and Death (i.e., genderswapped Twilight), Stephenie Meyer
Gray, E. L. James

Featured Book

Father’s Day, Simon van Vooy

Reading for Next Time

The Regional Office Is Under Attack, Manuel Gonzales

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Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Theme song by: Jessie Barbour

One thought on “Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.63: Ilvermorny, Too Many Sequels, and Father’s Day”

  1. Yay! I’m glad you’re back. I listened this morning. I am so far out of the Harry Potter loop that I didn’t even know she’s written that stuff on Pottermore borrowing from the Native American traditions. You’d think that someone as smart and Twitter-savvy as Rowling would have thought a bit more about all that. Kinda disappointing. Obviously, I am satisfied with the books and don’t feel the need to connect with the website for more information. (I’m actually kinda debating whether to read the Cursed Child or not.)

    That 7th season of Buffy was such a misery fest, wasn’t it? I’d kinda forgotten, since I haven’t re-watched it.

    As for a reboot that I am excited about/down with, it’s the upcoming “Gilmore Girls” reboot on Netflix. I’m going to get Netflix JUST for that.

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