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Fandom Buzzz!

Fandom Buzzz!

By Fandom Buzzz!
Welcome to the "green room" for Alexa Loves Books, where spoilers abound and ships set sail (or crash and burn)! Macky & Alexa get together to chat about books, comics, TV shows, movies, anime and manga while drinking caffeine (most of the time, anyway). Basically, this is the podcast for you if you're interested in listening to two fandom enthusiasts break down their feels for the things that they love. We hope you enjoy the buzz!
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S02E08: Bookish Breakdowns #5, Part Two: Rule of Wolves
Welcome to second half of our two part Bookish Breakdowns episode dedicated to Leigh Bardugo's Rule of Wolves!  In honor of how deeply we love this book we have temporarily re-named our favorite segment "Ship Wreck or Ahoy" for this episode. Want to find out what we changed it to? Got through the first part and totally want more? Or just curious why we exhausted ANOTHER two hours just talking about this book?  Well, have we got the Fandombuzzz episode for you! Danica joins us still (with all her Darkling feels) as our Rule of Wolves fangirling session goes to places we didn't think we'd go. Such good fun. So much that we're definitely having Danica over again for sure for future eps! Either way, we're pretty sure the fun thoughts and sentiments we captured in this episode can stand alone so we just had to throw it out here and give it it's own space! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. You can find Danica on her website, Instagram and journal Instagram.
01:59:21
May 12, 2021
S02E07: Bookish Breakdowns #5, Part One: Rule of Wolves
In a fun and unprecedented way, we now present the first of a two part Bookish Breakdowns episode featuring Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. That it took a full (and we mean really full) two episodes to get even the first wave of our thoughts and feelings out goes to show you how deeply we love this book and how devastating it has been to our fandom feels.  Joining us amidst the wreckage of our fan feels is our dear friend Danica!!! Mostly because she's just as undone by this book and we love having her over for... well anything.  Today's episode, we discovered, was all about the cast. Yes. All of them. and it was a grand old time getting that far. If you somehow manage to get through it all, and want more? Go check out part two! Also out today! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. You can find Danica on her website, Instagram and journal Instagram.  
01:53:59
May 12, 2021
S02E06: Bookish Breakdowns #4:Keeper of the Lost Cities - Legacy
In which we have a very special guest and have finally posted this LONG OVERDUE collaboration! Joining us to discuss Shannon Messenger's latest book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities Series is Kristin (of Merrily Kristin)! We take on Legacy and talk for a considerably long time about who's in it, why they're there and where they're going! Strap in for spoilers and join us as we visit the Lost Cities and... well... breakdown! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. You can find Kristin on her Youtube channel, blog & Instagram.
01:45:57
May 11, 2021
S02E05: The Grishaverse - Shadow and Bone
To nobody's surprise, we're buzzing about the Shadow and Bone Netflix series. And not even just about how good it is, but about how both the books and the show work together to create such a unique experience. So there's that... There also a little bit of anime (Hello, Jujutsu Kaisen!) and a couple of movies (Can you say King Kong vs Godzilla and Mortal Kombat?) on today's episode of Fandombuzzz! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
58:54
May 05, 2021
S02E04: Rule of Wolves Preview, Back to the Streamies and Fearless
In which Alexa talks briefly about how Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo is an amazing book and hint that a Bookish Breakdown is on the horizon (as soon as Macky reads it, that is). We also talk a lot about the things we've been streaming lately, so we hope you guys enjoy! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
44:35
April 21, 2021
S02E03: A Return to Gaming and Good Times
We're back at it! We're podcasting every couple of weeks now just to keep things sustainable and marginally fresh while the world has slowed down. Today's episode is all about the video games we have gotten ourselves into (or back into, in Alexa's case) with the usual smattering of anime, TV (Falcon and the Winter Soldier anyone?) and, as always, books! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
43:60
April 07, 2021
S02E02: Bookish Breakdowns #3: Chain of Iron
Season 2's first Bookish Breakdown episode is here and we are STILL living for this book! Today, we pick apart what is (to us) arguably our favorite Cassandra Clare book: CHAIN OF IRON (The Last Hours #2).  As is our wont, SPOILERS YET ABOUND. So do read the book if you can before you listen! We totally recommend it. But if you've read it (and it has broken you down), come right on over and listen to us talk about how this tale WRECKED us. Fun times! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:37:26
March 19, 2021
S02E01: Season 2 Opener, Raya & the Last Dragon + WandaVision
We're back! After an unplanned (but needed) hiatus, we're at it again, and the green room is lit with feels, fandoms and freakouts! We're talking what's new, what's currently on the TBR, what's streaming and what's got us all a-buzz. Most noteworthy of which are our takes on the two latest Disney Plus offerings: Raya & the Last Dragon and WandaVision.  FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:02:15
March 17, 2021
S01E23: Best of 2020
After an unplanned break, we’re back to wrap up the first official season of this podcast! We’re sharing some of the highlights of our fandom life in 2020, including all our favorites from books to ships. We’re so grateful that you’ve joined us for this fandom green room journey and we look forward to picking things up again in 2021! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:25:26
December 31, 2020
S01E22: Bookish Breakdowns #2: The Lost Book of the White
It's time for another special Bookish Breakdown episode! Today, you'll get the chance to hear our in-depth thoughts on THE LOST BOOK OF THE WHITE (The Eldest Curses #2) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. As always, SPOILERS ABOUND. We highly recommend reading the book before you listen to this episode! But if you have read it, join us as we gush about our favorite moments, chat up the characters we love and make some predictions for the next book in the series. FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:31:16
October 19, 2020
S01E21: Animorphs, Addie LaRue & Black Clover, Part 2
In which we end up podcasting later than planned, mostly because Black Clover has now taken over our lives in a lovely way. There's a touch of nostalgia (the Animorphs & Thundercats), a heartfelt shoutout to V.E. Schwab's The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and a rather lengthy shipping discourse before we dive into out Black Clover has done what it's done. FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. For more on Macky's novellas, do visit the BlueRoom. Check out https://www.blueroomprojects.com/ for Macky's novella Cold Snap! Kindle exclusive for Cold Snap can be found here, while the Deluxe Version with the art book is right here.
01:00:26
October 12, 2020
S01E20: The Baby-Sitters Club, Dystopian Streamies, The Guild Hunter Series & Magic the Gathering
In which we talk about the Netflix adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club, a handful of dystopian shows (For the Motherland: Fort Salem, Carnival Row, Westworld & Umbrella Academy), James Bay and Taylor Swift’s new musical releases, The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh and Magic the Gathering! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. For more on Macky's novellas, do visit the BlueRoom. Check out https://www.blueroomprojects.com/ for Macky's novella Cold Snap! Kindle exclusive for Cold Snap can be found here, while the Deluxe Version with the art book is right here.
52:17
October 05, 2020
S01E19: Anime Wrap-Ups, Byakko Senki & Keeper of the Lost Cities Revisited
We've got a big anime wrap-up today, featuring Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars, the My Hero Academia OVA episodes, out of this world animes Beyond the Boundary and The Promised Neverland and the super cute, super pure Tamako Market series and film. We also revisit two favorites: the Keeper of the Lost Cities series and the Fushig Yuugi universe via the new Byakko Senki! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. For more on Macky's novellas, do visit the BlueRoom. Check out https://www.blueroomprojects.com/ for Macky's novella Cold Snap! Kindle exclusive for Cold Snap can be found here, while the Deluxe Version with the art book is right here.
01:08:04
September 28, 2020
S01E18: Sailor Moon Super S, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avatar the Last Airbender & Black Clover
We're finally back from our mid-season hiatus! Today, we're talking about our feelings for Sailor Moon Super S, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avatar the Last Airbender and Black Clover. FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. For more on Macky's novellas, do visit the BlueRoom. Check out https://www.blueroomprojects.com/ for Macky's novella Cold Snap! Kindle exclusive for Cold Snap can be found here, while the Deluxe Version with the art book is right here.
56:45
September 21, 2020
S01E17: Cold Snap, Outer Sailor Scouts and The Illuminae Files
We're feeling a little bit sci-fi over here! This episode covers our thoughts on The Illuminae Files and our love for the Outer Sailor Scouts. But it's also got a bit of shameless plugging for Cold Snap, coming soon from https://www.blueroomprojects.com/ FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify. For more on Macky's novellas, do visit the BlueRoom. Check out https://www.blueroomprojects.com/ for Macky's novella Cold Snap! Kindle exclusive for Cold Snap can be found here, while the Deluxe Version with the art book is right here.
51:16
May 25, 2020
S01E16: Illuminae, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Sailor Moon S and CLAMP
In which Alexa finally gets really into The Illuminae Files and is halfway through the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, while Macky shares his CLAMP dreams. Oh, and we both talk a bit about Sailor Moon S. Good times all around! Hope everyone's staying safe and healthy! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:03:18
May 19, 2020
S01E15: Animal Crossing, Garth Ennis, Crack Ships and A Little More Sailor Moon
This week, our featured fandoms are Animal Crossing and Garth Ennis. We'll give you three guesses as to which fandom belongs to which person... There's also a smattering of Sailor Moon & Shadowhunters included, as well as a few crack ships here and there. Hope you guys are staying safe and healthy during this time! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
45:00
May 12, 2020
S01E14: Les Miserables, Into the Badlands. Bleach Fan Fiction & Storm from the X-men
Hope everyone's keeping busy and keeping their spirits up during this lockdown! It's another Monday, and boy, was it the Mondayest Monday ever. Anyway, today, Alexa dishes a wee bit on how her first time reading Les Mis is coming along. There are also some thoughts on Knives Out, the (awesome) AMC series Into the Badlands, a lot of love for Bleach and a mini shoutout for one of the greatest X-Men ever to do that mutant thing: Storm. FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
59:33
May 04, 2020
S01E13: Sailor Moon R, Final Fantasy and Just A Bit More X-men
There are a lot of fun new readathons happening, which you'll learn about in today's Bookish Buzz! And as the Sailor Moon rewatch continues, we're chatting a little bit about Sailor Moon R. And, to nobody's surprise, there's a bit more about X-men and Final Fantasy in here, because one episode isn't enough time to consume anything of that scale. As always during this time, we hope you're all staying safe and keeping healthy and sane! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
58:18
April 28, 2020
S01E12: Dawn of X and Violet Evergarden
Macky kicks off talking about digital bookish things (Kindle Unlimited, the big Dark Horse Kids sale happening through April 27, 2020 where you can get all the Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels for $1.49). Alexa, on the other hand, finally finished Violet Evergarden and sings its praises. And we hear Macky rambling about the newest set of X-titles collected into Dawn of X, including X-men, Marauders, Excalibur, New Mutants, Fallen Angels & X-Force). Our hearts go out to you if you are going through tough times during this lockdown. Hope everyone stays safe and healthy! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:13:35
April 20, 2020
S01E11: Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil 3, X-men, Bleach, Sailor Moon... What Year Is It Really?
Within roughly the same weekend, Final Fantasy VII remake, Resident Evil 3 remake and Persona 5 Royal were released. That we also got back into X-men, Bleach and Sailor Moon around the same time evokes that scene in Jumanji when Robin Williams asks, "What year is it?" Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and that if you're going through tough times, you find what you need to get by! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:14:57
April 13, 2020
S01E10: Shin Megami Tensei Persona and The Bridgerton Series Mini Tour
This episode features some anime favorites, a bit about Altered Carbon and mini-tours of the Shin Megami Tensei Persona series and the Bridgerton book series. Hope everyone's doing okay! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
36:40
April 07, 2020
S01E09: Okami, Resident Evil and Staying In
Hope everyone's managing okay during this lockdown! The world is in a difficult spot, but we're hoping a bit of nerdery will be helpful during these trying times. That being said... Anybody else playing video games these days? We have! Has that impacted our reading? Kind of. We're talking about our recently played games (ones we've finally gotten around to), the usual books and series and then some. Stay safe and healthy! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
49:22
March 31, 2020
S01E08: Little Women and Otaku Overload
In which we dedicate a little time to talking about Little Women, and then spend the rest of an episode talking about a ton of anime. FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:11:35
March 19, 2020
S01E07: Bookish Breakdowns #1: Chain of Gold
Welcome to a brand new kind of episode for Fandom Buzzz! We're breaking down the things about Chain of Gold that made us break down in the inaugural Bookish Breakdown. Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers -- so consider yourself warned! There are new segments, and old games, and spoilers (Did we mention that already?), so turn back now if you haven't read the book yet and don't want to be spoiled. FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
01:32:41
March 12, 2020
S01E06: Sarah J. Maas and Chain of Gold, Episode Zero
In which we gush about Sarah J. Maas and fly that Shadowhunter garbage flag high, though we try hard not to spoil House of Earth and Blood or Chain of Gold.  FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
37:48
February 06, 2020
S01E05: My Hero Academia & Tamora Pierce
In which Alexa gushes about our new favorite thing that gives "Mando and Baby Yoda" a run for their money! There's also plenty of gushing about one oof our favorite authors of all time, Tamora Pierce.  FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
41:22
January 30, 2020
S01E04: Four the Win... Shinkai Strikes Again!
In which there is a lot of bookish news, as well as dishing on the new Makoto Shinkai film "Weathering with You". There's talk about the Angel graphic novel reboot, Alexa's reading (including an update on her 'Miserables' journey) and some Naruto fangirling. Also... Anyone into RED, the Warren Ellis graphic novel and/or the Bruce Willis film? FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
47:57
January 23, 2020
S01E03: Hugo, Shinkai, Schwartz and Gygax
Games are still afoot! We talk a bit more about Shannon Messenger ('tis an era), Les Miserables, and get really chatty about Makoto Shinkai. Plus, there are some great shoutouts to Dungeons & Dragons, Wicked and a bit of Jason Robert Brown.  Check out the D&D characters Alexa, Kristin and Andrew created as illustrated by Kahlil Santiago! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
42:11
January 16, 2020
S01E02: Round Two!
In which we continue to attempt to podcast in the most comfortable way we can... and also how we sound when a food coma is imminent (specifically in Macky's case). More games, more chill times and happy to have this second episode under our belt! FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
35:53
January 09, 2020
S01E01: Path of Least Resistance
We took a poll and the aye's have it! Welcome to the pilot episode of Fandom Buzzz!  First order of business: SPOILERS. It's really hard to buzz about your bookish loves and favorite fandoms without dishing on actual events or character arcs that you've read, watched or experienced, so please do keep in mind that this is a SPOILER-FILLED zone. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, here's what you can expect from this podcast. We talk about what's happening "yay-abouts" in our bookish circle ("Bookish Buzz"), chat about upcoming titles we cannot wait to get our hands on ("New and for Review"), share summat about what we're reading ("Reading Right Now"), buzz about our fandom obsession of the moment ("Featured Fandom") and have some fun game segments in between.  So, sit back, grab a cup of something to drink and enjoy the conversation! We sure did ;) FIND US ELSEWHERE For our thoughts on what we've read & our book hauls, feel free to also check us out on Youtube. Alexa also shares review on her book blog. She also runs a bookstagram! Macky's music can be found on Spotify.
50:23
January 02, 2020