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Bad Author Book Club

By Claribel A. Ortega & Ryan La Sala
Authors Claribel A. Ortega and Ryan La Sala dive into the wacky world of celebrity penned fiction! Our season one read is Modelland by Tyra Banks! Join us as we read one chapter of the YA fantasy novel each week!
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S1E44 - THANKS TO THE HUDSON RIVER | Acknowledgements of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Tyra thanks hotels, cafes, and an assortment of famous men in the acknowledgments for her best selling fever dream of a book, Modelland. Join us as we say a final farewell to this book and talk about our plans for season 2!  Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
48:25
August 26, 2022
Minisode - The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
Get The Honeys, by Ryan La Sala!  Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
16:23
August 19, 2022
S1E42 - THE FINAL CHAPTER | Epilogue of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
It’s time for a girls night in the sky, as we read the final chapter and at long last, reach the end of Modelland by Tyra Banks. We survived…but at what cost? Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
01:04:18
August 12, 2022
S1E41 - TOOKIE ON HER ROOMBA | Ch. 47 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
The bushes are rustling and we've made it to the final proper chapter of Modelland! Find out what happens with Tookie, her flower brooch and who exactly is hiding in the shrubs!   Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
54:49
August 04, 2022
S1E40 - THE END OF US | Ch. 46 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Tookie does her worst Tookie thing yet, someone nearly dies! And we get a dramatic reveal we both saw coming as we discuss the latest chapter of Modelland by Tyra Banks and grow ever closer to the end!   Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
43:38
July 29, 2022
S1E39 - NASTY LITTLE GIGGLE | Ch. 45 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Dueling monologues, one ugly room and a new monster for Claribel to fall in love with - this episode has it all! Join us as we discuss chapter 45 of Modelland by Tyra Banks!!  Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
57:23
July 22, 2022
S1E38 - A KICK TO THE CHEST | Ch. 44 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
This episode is about a chapter that's only 4 pages long, but WOW is it a kick to the chest! And we discover a new obsession of Claribel's.  Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
49:01
July 15, 2022
S1E37 - A Mother Always Knows | Ch. 43 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
BUCKLE TF UP HOT QUEENS! In this episode we get MANY revelations, none of which we asked for!!! Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
01:07:37
July 08, 2022
S1E36 - The Seductive Ghost | Ch. 42 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
Boooo0o0o0o0o0o!!! Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
50:07
July 01, 2022
S1E35 - IT WAS ALL A DREAM?? | Ch. 41 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
We wish.  Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
32:54
June 24, 2022
S1E34 - No Showers for the Wicked | Ch. 40 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Tookie just got into a car crash but it's time to go back to school and attend the super bowl of super models...if she can make it in time! Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
39:02
June 17, 2022
S1E33 - Hot Queens, Unhot Reunion | Ch.38 & 39 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
It's a double episode this week as the girls escape from Modelland and we see the return of some familiar faces and finally get some answers...even if they make no sense!  Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
01:03:45
June 10, 2022
S1E32 - Great Balls of Mandation!! | Ch.37 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
And now.....the moment we have ALL been waiting for. THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF MODELLAND! Come chat with us on the BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
01:08:11
June 03, 2022
S1E31 - SHANKyou Very Much | Ch. 36 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Authors Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega delve into the 36th chapter of Tyra Banks's masterpiece YA novel, MODELLAND. Game of Thrones has the Red Wedding. MODELLAND has....this chapter. Tune in, and then chat with us on Discord after! https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) - AN INSTANT BEST SELLER Ghost Squad  The Honeys - PREORDER FOR AUGUST! Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
43:13
May 27, 2022
S1E30 - M'Lady's Lip Virginity | Ch. 35 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Authors Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega delve into the 35th chapter of Tyra Banks's masterpiece YA novel, MODELLAND.  Oh GOD!!! These chapters have it all. Monsters with tuba for eyes. Creamy De La Creme. Zarpessa stuffed inside a refrigerator. FULL leather jackets! If you're curious about any of this, tune in, and then chat with us on Discord after! https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) - AN INSTANT BEST SELLER Ghost Squad  The Honeys - PREORDER FOR AUGUST! Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
44:51
May 19, 2022
S1E29 - Tyra Impregnated Us!! | Ch. 33 & 34 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Oh GOD!!! These chapters have it all. Monsters with tuba for eyes. Creamy De La Creme. Zarpessa stuffed inside a refrigerator. FULL leather jackets! If you're curious about any of this, tune in, and then chat with us on Discord after! https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) - AN INSTANT BEST SELLER Ghost Squad  The Honeys - PREORDER FOR AUGUST! Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
47:15
May 13, 2022
S1E28 - Spooky Fun House School Assembly | Ch. 32 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Well, well, well!!! We've got a itty bitty announcement today, along with another FUN chapter of MODELLAND by the amazing Tyra Banks! Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
38:56
March 18, 2022
S1E27 - Emergency Exit Crane - Ch. 31 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Chapter 31 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks is.....one for the books! There's a daring escape (attempt) and....an earthquake? Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
49:59
March 11, 2022
S1E26 - What would Rihanna do? | Ch. 30 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
In today's episode Ryan and Claribel read and discuss the exciting 30th chapter of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks and ultimately decide that Rihanna would have a thing or two to say to the girls as they hatch a dubious plan. Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
36:08
March 04, 2022
S1E25 - Serene Secretions - Ch. 28 & 29 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Double trouble! In today's episode Ryan and Claribel read TWO ENTIRE CHAPTERS of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks! And somehow they are loopier than usual (Claribel and Ryan, not the chapters). Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
56:43
February 25, 2022
S1E24 - Roller Skate Feet - Ch. 27 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
In today's episode, Ryan and Claribel read another chapter of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks in which Tookie goes to The Feds. And the Feds have eeeverythign! A woman made out of scissors! A doctor with roller skates for feet! A girl who is drowning and no one cares! And little blips of misogyny all along the way. Come, look, listen!  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
55:26
February 18, 2022
S1E23 - No Roses, Only Thorns | Ch. 25 + 26 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Trigger/content warning! These two chapters are mostly silly but there is some discussion of emetophobia (fear of vomit/vomiting), disordered eating, and fat phobia. Otherwise, it's just a lot of....cats?? Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings (and join the Witchlings discord!) Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
55:13
February 11, 2022
S1E22 - Modelland Fight Club | Ch. 24 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
Authors Claribel A. Ortega and Ryan La Sala delve into the 24th chapter of MODELLAND by Trya Banks, officially hitting half-way through this tome, and also officially hitting their personal limits. It's back to class for Tookie, and this next class is all about: FIGHTING! And magnets? We think?? Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
01:09:12
February 04, 2022
S1E21 - The Return of Bellisima | Ch. 23 of MODELLAND by Tyra Banks
As if this podcast wasn't chaotic enough, Claribel and Ryan decide to play a special game at the end of today's episode involving one of our listeners and...their grocery list? Meanwhile, in MODELLAND, our heroine Tookie has...vanished! Literally she is off the page.  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
40:17
January 28, 2022
S1E20 - Tookie's First (and Last) Shower | Ch. 22 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
Authors Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega dive into chapter 22 of Modelland by Tyra Banks, supermodel and YA fantasy author! This chapter/episode is allllll about relaxing! And trauma! Two things you can expect to find in a spa at Modelland. Dun dun dun!!!! Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
41:57
January 21, 2022
S1E19 - The Porno Buffet Episode | Ch. 21 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: The chapter of Tyra Banks' MODELLAND covered in this episode is about food, and heavily features food descriptions and disordered eating. It's frankly over the top, even for Tyra. Please prioritize your safety and health when deciding to listen. If you need to skip to the next episode, we'll be including a trigger-safe TLDR recap covering any plot points in the chapter (shocker, there are none).  Onwards!  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
49:49
January 14, 2022
S1E18 - Tookie Runs-a-Way (not really) | Ch. 20 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
Authors Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega dive into chapter 20 of Modelland by Tyra Banks, supermodel and YA fantasy author! This chapter/episode, we explore yet another wacky class at Modelland, and Claribel makes a near pixel-perfect imitation of the Shrek meme that would put even Guru Gunnero on his butt.  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
39:53
January 07, 2022
S1E17 - Tookie Goes to First Period | Ch. 19 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
Authors Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega dive into chapter 19 of Modelland by Tyra Banks, supermodel and YA fantasy author! This chapter/episode has everything. Cramps, sharks, statues, and of course a two headed vulture plucking out the eyes of a child. Make sure to keep an apple nearby, cuz it's finally time to learn what the classes at Modelland are all about! Daniel Jose Older explains why we don't italicize Spanish words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24gCI3Ur7FM  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
54:15
December 31, 2021
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Covid Claus is Coming to Town by MJ Edwards
You better not shout. You better not cry. You better...believe we're doing a holiday episode featuring another iconic MJ Edwards masterpiece: COVID CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! Thank you, hot queens, for a year of joy and laughs! We hope you enjoy our holiday episode for 2021, and we can't wait to see you next year! Love youuuuuu!! Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
55:13
December 17, 2021
S1E16 - Huge Bitches Don't Say Goodnight | Ch. 18 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
What could be said about Chapter 18 of Modelland that hasn't been spewed by Claribel and Ryan literally every single episode so far? Not much!!! Except this is wild and we had a blast discussing it, and would you guess that 100% of the beds appearing in this chapter are invisible? If you guessed yes, you're right!!! Listen, and then meet us on discord to discuss. Love you, hot queens!! Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
49:11
December 10, 2021
S1E15: Thigh High Bootcamp | Ch. 16 + 17 of Modelland by Tyra Banks
Oh god. The dreaded Thigh High Bootcamp is upon Tookie and the Lesbian Pouch girls! This week we power through two wild chapters of Modelland by Tyra Banks, covering the long-awaited Thigh High Bootcamp! Spoiler alert: literally no one is wearing thigh high boots. So what are they wearing? Listen to find out!  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
49:13
December 03, 2021
S1E14: WELCOME TO THE SUPERDOME @ Modelland
This week we're diving right back into Tyra Banks' incredible and baffling YA/Dystopian/Fantasy novel MODELLAND starring the one, the only: TOOKIE DE LA CREME!!! We've finally reached Modelland and first things first, an operatic orientation.  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
32:12
November 19, 2021
S1E13: Kissing the Coronavirus
Oh gosh, we're back, but at what cost!? This week, we tackle KISSING THE CORONAVIRUS by M.J. Edwards, an erotica novel about one woman's love affair with....COVID-19?? It's true. We'll explain in the episode but for the families out there: this one is for sure in the PG-13-to-R-rated territory. And for any scientists out there, this episode doesn't even exist, just meet us back in the Modelland ones.  Come join the discussion on the official BABC discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  The Honeys Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok
34:02
November 12, 2021
We’re back! And we’re bad. Welcome to the Bad Author Book Club
After a really long and annoying hiatus, we're back and we're better than ever! Join authors Claribel A. Ortega and Ryan La Sala as we continue our read of Tyra Banks' Modelland, a truly magical YA dystopian novel that's the Hunger Games meets America's Next Top Model.  Join us on discord: https://discord.gg/Mhw92TUdMG More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram 
05:57
September 10, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT MINISODE: We’re Going Into Hiding
Coming to you from a sort of undisclosed locations, Ryan & Claribel are still on the run and bringing you a special announcement! Listen and follow Ryan's instructions very carefully.  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
04:57
February 19, 2021
S1E13: We Made it to Modelland
At long last we are on the other side of the Modelland gates! This week we meet some of Tookie's fellow bellas, we're even more confused about how any of this works, and we get some new intel dropped on Metopia royalty???  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
54:20
February 12, 2021
Modelland by Tyra Banks: The Predictions Episode
Coming to you from the bathroom of a gas station, this week is all about predictions! We know what happens in the first 100 pages but what happens next? On this week's episode we listen to voice messages from YOU the listeners, discuss our predictions and get into a big fight! We're also on the run from the law, as Dorothy is still missing. Whoops!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram  Join the Celebrity Book Club discord! 
01:10:52
February 05, 2021
Modelland by Tyra Banks: The First 100 Pages
Did you know Tyra Banks wrote a young adult dystopian fantasy novel? Well she DID and this week we recap chapters 1-13 of Modelland by Tyra Banks in a futile attempt to make any of this book make sense. We're joined by a new book club member, and recount the past 100 page of chaos, drama, and baby fingers. Someone might just die this episode and we don't mean in the book.  A big thank you to our special guest Mara Fitzgerald as Dorothy! Go buy her book or else.  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | Tiktok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
54:38
January 29, 2021
S1E10: Lesbian Pouches
This week, as we cover chapters 11, 12 & 13 our souls leave our bodies. The writing? Bad. The plot? It's worse, honey! But we do get to see some familiar favorites, a new and exciting character and finally, we reach the gates of Modelland all from within a gossamer pouch filled with lesbians!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:07:43
January 22, 2021
S1E9: No Plot, Just Vibes
This week we tackle TWO chapters, nine and ten! TDOD is finally here and we find out who is going to Modelland, who is getting left behind and who is turning into a lamppost!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:04:51
January 15, 2021
S1E8: We Are Unraveling
Mayor Rump steals the show as we inch closer and closer, and we do mean inch because this book is moving SLOW, toward TDOD. What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
41:49
January 08, 2021
S1E7: Adam Driver Wall Punch
 Join us as we read Modelland by Tyra Banks! This week we struggle to pronounce even the most basic of words as the De La Creme family has some *serious* drama and we find out a potentially MAJOR plot twist! Plus, Brian is back and there is more screaming than ever! What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
43:36
December 25, 2020
S1E6: Ownvoices for Dumb Binches
Claribel and Ryan completely forget Bellissima’s name this week, as we meet the graduating class of Modelland and Claribel breaks down which Intoxabella is which real life model. Conspiracy theories about Lizzy and Tookie’s real parents abound, as we make everything up and pull plot from thin air. What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Tyra Banks Presents: 15 Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:24:45
December 18, 2020
S1E5: Ten Foot Tall Daddy
Chapter Five - Ten Foot Tall Daddy We discuss chapter five of Modelland by Tyra Banks which has aggressive circus vibes and a flashback that might be filled with clues. Also, we learn Myrracle is a messy, messy binch. What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
43:50
December 11, 2020
Interlude: Into the Closet
On this special bonus episode of Celebrity Book Club, Ryan & Claribel find themselves in unfamiliar territory...somebody else's book club. But will they find friends to read Modelland with, or end up all alone? Follow along on this must-listen-to sketch episode and find out what's in store for your two favorite hot queens.  Thank you to special guest, Phil Stamper, for narrating this episode!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us?  Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions: Mark Oshiro - Mark Does Stuff Write or Die Podcast Project Lit Community Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
08:20
December 09, 2020
S1E4: Tookie Has a Coherent Thought
On episode four of Celebrity Book Club we find out what happens with the coveted Smize, there’s a return of Bellissima and although this chapter is only four pages long, Claribel and Ryan just can not stop talking. If you're enjoying Celebrity Book Club don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
40:49
December 04, 2020
S1E3: Bellissima the Creepy Doll
On episode three of Celebrity Book Club we unfortunately meet Tookie’s family and something BIG happens right before the chapter ends. Claribel is incensed about rhyming again and Ryan is sadly not drunk this time. Donate to the Trevor Project https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us?  Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
54:36
November 26, 2020
S1E2: What's Up Hot Queens?
On episode two of Celebrity Book Club we read chapter two of Modelland by Tyra Banks where we find out a shocking secret about our fav Zarpessa, find a weird treehouse, and even more bodily humor. Why god?  TW for self harm: Starts at 35:53 and ends at 36:53  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:06:56
November 20, 2020
S1E1: Little Baby Fingers
On the very first episode of Celebrity Book Club, Claribel & Ryan dive head first into the world of Tookie De La Crème, Modelland and Tyra Banks. None of it makes sense.  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland!  More options for finding Modelland:  Abe Books World of Books Mentions: Mark Oshiro - Mark Does Stuff Write or Die Podcast Project Lit Community Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media:  Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:14:58
November 13, 2020
Welcome to Bad Author Book Club!
Sometimes celebrities write books, and sometimes those books are ridiculous. But! That doesn't mean they're not fun to read, and we're gonna prove it. *Formerly known as Celebrity Book Club*  Starting November 13th, join Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega every Friday for a new episodes that take you through these wild books chapter by chapter, from the perspective of authors and disasters in their own right. Join the book club and get more info on our  website! !
04:20
November 03, 2020