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Reading Queens

Reading Queens

By Valia Lind
If you love books, fandom discussions, and having a good time, join your new internet friends, as they take on such topics and more! Hosted by a group of published authors, Reading Queens is a podcast for every book lover! Follow us on Instagram @readingqueenspod! New episode every Wednesday!
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S2 Ep. #36: Rating Books
THROWBACK EPISODE! Today we talk book reviews! How we review, why we review the way that we do, why reviews are important! We'd love to hear your thoughts on it!  Check out our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/readingqueenspod Come talk to us on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Kay L. Moody (kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
36:20
May 18, 2022
S2 Ep. #35: Classics
Do you have a favorite classic? What about least favorite? Also, do you know and understand grammar? These are just some of the fantastic points we discuss in today's episode! Come join the fun!  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/readingqueenspod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Hosted by Joanna Reeder, Hanna Sandvig, and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
45:12
May 11, 2022
S2 Ep. #34: Author Hangout + Patreon
Welcome to our chaos episode! It's a blast!  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/readingqueenspod Special edition signed copies: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1166127004/pre-order-flame-crystal-thorns-exclusive All the links for Kay's new book: https://kaylmoody.com/flame-and-crystal-thorns-fae-and-crystal-thorns-1/ Hosted by Stacey Trombley, Kay L. Moody, and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
34:20
May 04, 2022
S2 Ep. #33: Asian Authors
Join us as we discuss some of our recent reads written by Asian authors. Including books by Sue Lynn Tan, Elizabeth Lim, Kat Cho, Julie Kagawa and more!  Bookshop page: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-33-asian-authors Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Hosted by Tessonja Odette, Kay L. Moody, and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
53:15
April 27, 2022
S2 Ep. #32: Fairytale Retellings
We're back with our book club talk, returning with one of our favorite tropes: Fairytale Retellings!  Book links: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-32-fairytale-retellings Valia's wolf book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Y83G4GL Hosted by Alison Ingleby, Joanna Reeder, Stacey Trombley, and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
46:35
April 20, 2022
S2 Ep. #31: Brandon Sanderson
Come join our conversation as we geek out about Sanderson universe, audiobooks, and gardens, apparently.  Hosted by Hanna Sandvig, Tessonja Odette, Abby J. Reed, and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
52:26
April 13, 2022
S2 Ep. #30: Author Interview - Alexandra Bracken
In this one, we hang out with the amazing Alexandra Bracken, discussing favorite sandwiches, writing shenanigans, and go on about 50 random tangents. Come join the fun!  Alex's books: https://linktr.ee/alexbracken Alex's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexbracken/ Hosted by Kay L. Moody and Valia Lind Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:02:04
April 06, 2022
S2 Ep. #29: Bridgerton
Welcome to our Lady Whistledown moment, where we share all the hot gossip about this season of Bridgerton. Tess came prepared with notes! Come join the fun! Hosted by Rose Garcia, Tessonja Odette, and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:05:08
March 30, 2022
S2 Ep. #28: Thrillers
Welcome to our thriller filled episode! We share some of our favorite books and shows, and basically just geek out about thrillers.  Book list: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-28-thrillers Hosted by Abby J. Reed, Tessonja Odette, and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
52:01
March 23, 2022
S2 Ep. #27: Enemies to Lovers
We're back with our tropes talk and we're starting off with a good one: Enemies to Lovers! Come listen to us discuss some recent reads!  Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-27-enemies-to-lovers Hosted by Hanna Sandvig, Stacey Trombley, and Valia Lind Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
47:30
March 16, 2022
S2 Ep. #26: Villains
Do we love them? Do we hate them? Do we love to hate them? Or hate to love them? Come join the discussion!  Make sure to check out 2 FREE books, available only the week of March 9-13th! --> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083J7VM4N Hosted by Alison Ingleby, Abby J. Reed, Kristin J. Dawson, and Valia Lind Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
48:22
March 09, 2022
S2 Ep. #25: Let's Talk About Writing
THROWBACK! In this one, we discuss some of the writerly/author questions we get asked, talk about self publishing world, and we tell stories! Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
56:13
March 02, 2022
S2 Ep. #24: Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump
In this one, Joanna and Rose argue about the Chronicles of Narnia and one of them cries. Welcome to the chaos episode! Don't miss out on the fun. Book list: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-24-books-to-get-you-out-of-a-reading-slump Hosted by Joanna Reeder, Rose Garcia, and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
44:13
February 23, 2022
S2 Ep. #23: Book Boyfriends
Hiya! Today we talk all about our favorite book boyfriends! Obviously, it's not a full list, but it's a pretty fun one! Come listen and then share YOURS!  Book list: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-22-book-boyfriends Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Hosted by Joanna Reeder, Hanna Sandvig, Stacey Trombley, and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
44:28
February 16, 2022
S2 Ep. #22: Pie Parties, ABBA, & Dangerous Games
Hi! We're coming at you with another THROWBACK episode!  In this one, Hanna is the one to keep us on track! It's pretty shocking, she even says so herself. We talk pie parties, ABBA, Vella, and the trope: dangerous games! We also laugh a lot, so you definitely don't want to miss out. Including books by Stephanie Garber, Maggie Stiefvater, Cordelia Castel, Michelle Madow, and more! Bookshop page: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-36-pie-parties-abba-dangerous-games Joanna's Vella story: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097K26HXP/ Kristin's Vella story: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0993PWGZR Joanna's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Joannareeder Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
02:24:12
February 09, 2022
S2 Ep. #21: 5 Books to Read in 2022
Welcome to this super fun episode full of BOOKS! We each share 5 books we want to read in 2022, and let me tell you, they're amazing! Also, we have a lot of fun!  List of books: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-21-5-books-to-read-in-2022 Hosted by Kay L. Moody, Tessonja Odette, Rose Garcia, and Valia Lind Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
51:03
February 02, 2022
S2 Ep. #20: Author Interview - Carol Beth Anderson
Welcome to this super fun author interview with Carol Beth Anderson! Come talk writing, Fae lore, and the theater! Feathered Fae Series: https://www.amazon.com/Faerie-Fallen-Feathered-Fae-Book-ebook/dp/B095JBD4WY/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbethanderson/ Hosted by Clari Gosling and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
32:02
January 26, 2022
S2 Ep. #19: Lethal kisses, The Vampire Academy, & Forbidden love!
Hi friends! THROWBACK EPISODE TIME! Today we dive into a very fun trope: forbidden love! We also discuss some fun side tropes and techniques, like lethal kisses and much more! Books mentioned include The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, and Firelight by Sophie Jordan! We also recommend a bunch of other books that include forbidden love. All the books can be found here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-12-lethal-kisses-the-vampire-academy-forbidden-love Amazon book club: https://amzn.to/2PilPya Hosted by Hanna (@hannasandvig), Joanna (@joanna_reeder), Alison (@alisoningleby) and Valia (@valialind). Follow us on Instagram: @readingqueenspod. We'll be doing weekly shoutouts, so tag us #readingqueenspod   Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:04:00
January 19, 2022
S2 Ep. #18: Harry Potter and The Trip Down Memory Lane
Welcome to this fun-filled episode about Harry Potter! We talk books, memories, movies, and how Valia still haven't read all the books. But Abby is planning a full Hogwarts nursery for her children! And so much more!  Hosted by Abby J. Reed, Alison Ingleby, Joanna Reader, and Valia Lind.  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
56:57
January 12, 2022
S2 Ep. #17: Jane Austen, if you please
Welcome to the first episode of 2022! We're here to talk all things Jane Austen! Favorite adaptations, least favorite books, adaptations, and all the feels! Books discussed include: Pride by Ibi Zoboi, For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, and more! https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-17-jane-austen-if-you-please Hosted by Hanna Sandvig, Clarissa Gosling, and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
34:14
January 05, 2022
S2 Ep. #16: Teas, The Originals, and Found Family
Welcome to our THROWBACK episode! It's the holiday's so we thought we'd take a little break. So here is one of our favorite episodes and tropes!  Join us as we discuss our favorite teas, The Originals, and the found family trope! Hosted by Kay L Moody, Tessonja Odette, Hanna Sandvig, and Valia Lind. Books discussed in the episode: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-14-teas-the-originals-found-families Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:03:38
December 29, 2021
S2 Ep. #15: Christmas Movies and Books!
If you'd like to hear us rant about the Last Christmas and the Holidate, you've come to the right place! But we also discuss our favorite warm and cozy Christmas movies and books! Come share your favorites!  Hosted by Hanna Sandvig, Tessonja Odette, and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
48:21
December 22, 2021
S2 Ep. #14: Author Interview - Joanna Reeder
Welcome to this super fun author interview with our own, Joanna Reeder! Come talk writing, guitar playing, and the Bachelor!  Raven Court series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R7Y6SL8 Vella story: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B097K26HXP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanna_reeder/ Hosted by Rose Garcia and Valia Lind.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
28:23
December 15, 2021
S2 Ep. #13: Author Interview - Rebecca Ross
Rebecca Ross is here and we're talking books, writing, and nightmares coming to live! If you love young adult fantasy, this one is definitely for you.  Dreams Lie Beneath from Avid Bookshop: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9780063015920 Dreams Lie Beneath: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/dreams-lie-beneath-rebecca-ross Becca's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccajross/ Hosted by Hanna Sandvig and Valia Lind. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
31:45
December 08, 2021
S2 Ep. #12: Writing Talk
In this one, we discuss some of the writerly/author questions we get asked, talk about self publishing world, and we tell stories!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
56:13
December 01, 2021
S2 Ep. #11: Author Interview - Clarissa Gosling
Today we have a special author interview for you all! Clarissa Gosling is here to talk all about her dragon shifter series, her writing process, and bunnies!  Her books: https://clarissagosling.com/dragons-of-kaitstud/#dragonshift Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarissahgosling/ Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder) and Valia Lind (@valialind)  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
26:58
November 24, 2021
S2 Ep. #10: Food in Books!
Please have a snack before or during listening to this episode because it will make you hungry!! We talk about food we write into our own books and books we read. We also go over Thanksgiving dishes! We were all hungry by the end of it.  Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:01:18
November 17, 2021
S2 Ep. #9: Vella and Wattpad Stories
Today we talk all about serialized stories! Let's discuss Vella and Wattpad. Joanna and Kristin are here to talk about their stories. Check them out in the links below. Joanna: Vella - https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B097K26HXP Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Joannareeder Kristin: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0993PWGZR Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Kristin J Dawson (@kristinimagines), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
51:19
November 10, 2021
S2 Ep. #8: Book to Move Adaptations
This is a fun one! We talk (and rant) about all kinds of movies we love and hate. Come join the conversation!  Hosted by Alison Ingelby (@alisoningelby), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:07:21
November 03, 2021
S2 Ep. #7: All things Dune!
Welcome to this episode of all things Dune! We discuss the original material, old adaptations, and of course, the new movie! Come listen and find out why some of us loved it and why some of us didn't.  Then tell us your thoughts on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Hosted by Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), Clari Gosling (clarissahgosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:01:06
October 27, 2021
S2 Ep. #6: 3 vs. 5 Star Reviews - How We Rate Books
Welcome back! Today we talk book reviews! How we review, why we review the way that we do, why reviews are important! We'd love to hear your thoughts on it! Come talk to us on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Kay L. Moody (kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
36:20
October 20, 2021
S2 Ep. #5: Author Interview - Kimberly Vale
We are thrilled to have Kimberly Vale, the author of Crossbones, on the podcast today! Come talk all things pirates, writing, and books! We have a blast.  Crossbones: https://www.amazon.com/Crossbones-Kimberly-Vale/dp/1989365795 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberly.vale/ Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/KarateChop Hosted by Stacey Trombley (@trombolii) and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
26:32
October 13, 2021
S2 Ep. #4: Spooky reads & real life ghost stories!
Boo! Welcome to our spookiest episode ever! We talk spooky movies and books and share some real life supernatural experiences! While also confessing some childhood secrets. Don't miss out!  List of books: https://bookshop.org/lists/s2-ep-4-spooky-reads-real-life-ghost-stories Signed copies of The Scarlet Rose: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1087055259/preorder-the-scarlet-rose-hardcover Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Stacey Trombley (@trombolii), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
52:19
October 06, 2021
S2 Ep. #3: Q&A with the Queens!
Welcome to a very fun Q&A episode! You asked us the questions, we answered. Let's have some fun!  Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Follow us on Instagram and ask us more questions. Maybe your question will be featured on the next episode!  https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
49:46
September 29, 2021
S2 Ep. #2: Supernatural - ALL the feels!
Welcome to episode 2! In this one, we dive into all the thing Supernatural - as in the show from CW (WB for the OGs). This episode is full of SPOILERS so beware! Also, Valia talks way too much (and way too fast), Joanna fangirls hard, and Rose is in her feels. Make sure to listen!  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ (@readingqueenspod) Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Rose Garcia (rosegarciabooks), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
50:60
September 22, 2021
S2 Ep. #1: Author Interview - Kay L. Moody
Welcome to the official start of Season 2! Today we have a very special interview with Kay L. Moody celebrating the end of her fantastic fae series! Kay shares some secrets, gives you some behind the scenes tidbits, and hits on what's coming next! You don't want to miss out!  Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind). The complete fae series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089QDWSJJ Kay's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaylmoody/ Kay's Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KayLMoody Kay's website: https://kaylmoody.com Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
32:60
September 15, 2021
Ep. 36: Pie parties, ABBA, & dangerous games
In this one, Hanna is the one to keep us on track! It's pretty shocking, she even says so herself. We talk pie parties, ABBA, Vella, and the trope: dangerous games! We also laugh a lot, so you definitely don't want to miss out.  Including books by Stephanie Garber, Maggie Stiefvater, Cordelia Castel, Michelle Madow, and more!  Bookshop page: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-36-pie-parties-abba-dangerous-games Joanna's Vella story: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097K26HXP/ Kristin's Vella story: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B0993PWGZR Joanna's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Joannareeder Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:12:06
September 08, 2021
Bonus ep. #7: Author Interview - Stacey Trombley
We are thrilled to have Stacey Trombley as the guest of honor! We talk casinos, male heroes with horns, and jumping out of airplanes...plus, so much more! Don't miss out!  Pick up her complete fae series!  - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RTQ4PM Follow Stacey on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/trombolii/ Follow Stacey on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@trombolii Stacey's website - https://www.staceytrombley.com Hosted by Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), Clari Gosling (@clarissahgosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
31:02
September 06, 2021
Ep. 35: Shakespeare, Sucker Punch, & back to school traditions
We take a trip down memory lane in this one. Maybe also start a band. And talk books that make us sad...and happy. You'll just have to listen to find out what's all that about!  Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
52:39
September 01, 2021
Ep. 34: Sea creatures, Christmas movies, & fairytale retellings
In this one, Tess spoils Last Christmas, Hanna interrupts, Kay is extra hyper, and Valia can’t stop laughing or saying “umm”. And we discuss fairytale retellings trope! You don’t want to miss out! Featured books by CJ Redwine, Ashley Poston, Erin A. Craig, and Sophie Jordan! Bookshop page: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-34-sea-creatures-christmas-movies-fairytale-retellings Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:15:56
August 25, 2021
Bonus ep. #6: Author Interview - Tessonja Odette
We are thrilled to have Tessonja Odette as the guest of honor! We talk fairytales, writing process, TV shows, and so much more! You even get to find out Tess's most hated nickname. Don't miss out! Get her latest book - Heart of the Raven King - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0916FSLZY Follow Tess on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tessonja/ Tess's signed books - https://www.etsy.com/shop/TessonjaOdetteAuthor Tess's website - http://tessonjaodette.com Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
53:48
August 23, 2021
Ep. 33: Illustrations, lukewarm water, & sentimental books
This one has a lot of laughter, really random tangents, and history time with Hanna! What book would you grab in a fire?  Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
55:05
August 18, 2021
Ep. 32: Broadway, In the Heights, & fated mates
We might have quite the conversation about Broadway in this one. Tess really gets into it with her rants and it's the best time ever. Oh and we discuss the fated mates trope! Including books by Raye Wagner, Leia Stone, Laura Thalassa, Sarah J. Maas, Linsey Hall, and more!  Check out the books here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-32-broadway-in-the-heights-fated-mates Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Clari Gosling (@clarissagosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:14:17
August 11, 2021
Bonus ep. #5: Author Interview - Rose Garcia
Today, we have a special episode all about the amazing author, Rose Garcia. Come hang out with us as we talk about her inspiration for her books, while being interrupted by a zombie puppy. We also discuss her hispanic heritage and how she writes that into her books. And so much more!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Rose's books: https://www.amazon.com/Rose-Garcia/e/B0083TTV6O/ Rose's website: https://www.rosegarciabooks.com Rose's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosegarciabooks/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
45:60
August 09, 2021
Ep. 31: Mountain bike crash, reading challenges, & spell-your-name games
In this episode, the queens take on important subjects such as crashing a mountain bike, water vs forest recharge, reading challenges, and using book titles to spell our names! Come play the game with us!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Clari Gosling (@clarissagosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
33:32
August 04, 2021
Ep. 30: Regency romance, The Fifth Season, & a dying world
In this one, we discuss some good comfort regency romance! We also dive into the dying world trope and talk about some great books by V.E. Schwab, Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Claire, N.K. Jemisin, Virginia Bergin. And more!  Hosted by Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Kristin J. Dawson (@kristinimagines), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Bookshop link: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-30-regency-romance-the-fifth-season-a-dying-world Amazon book club: https://amzn.to/3BY3dYj Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:12:28
July 28, 2021
Ep. 29: Ball gowns, bookish vacations, & Austenland
In this one, we plan a Queen’s BALL! And demand Alison wears a “sticky outy” dress for it. We might also laugh a lot, talk about traveling to bookish places, and Jane Austen, so come join!  Hosted by Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Kristin J. Dawson (@kristinimagines), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), & Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
34:39
July 21, 2021
Ep. 28: Monsters, Sir Copper Gauntly, & strong female leads
Is this our most random episode title? Maybe. You have to find out why by listening. Also, Rose full on spoils the Sorcery of Thorns. We're not kidding. If you don't want to be spoiled skip from 27-35 minutes. You've been warned.  In other news, we talk one of our favorite tropes: strong female leads. Featuring books by Rebecca Ross, Margaret Rogerson, Claire Legrand, and Jennifer Estep. Plus more! Check out the books here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-28-monsters-sir-copper-gauntley-strong-female-leads Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), Stacey Trombley (@trombolii), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:16:28
July 14, 2021
Ep. 27: Hot tub, Anne of Green Gables, & summer reading
Welcome to the episode of everything! Seriously, we discuss all the things and we have a blast doing it! Also, apparently Rose has never heard of Anne of Green Gables the Canadian version. Give it a listen!  Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), Stacey Trombley (@tromblii), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
43:15
July 07, 2021
Ep. 26: "Fantic episies", deaf culture, & characters with disabilities
We're back and we're talking all about characters with disabilities in books! This is such a fascinating subject. We mention books such as A Curse so Dark and Lonely, Song for a Wale, Soundless, The Kiss Quotient...and more!  Bookshop page: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-26-fantic-episies-deaf-culture-characters-with-disabilities Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Website: https://valialind.com/reading-queens-podcast/ Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
50:18
June 30, 2021
Ep. 25: Near drowning, character wardrobes, & assassin aesthetics
If you need a little motivational speaking in your life, you've come to the right place! This episode is filled with laughs, stories, and apparently inspiration! Come talk with character's wardrobe you'd love to steal!  Hosted by Kay L. Moody (@kaylmoody), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
54:01
June 23, 2021
Ep. 24: Book hipsters, The Hunger Games, & the contest
This is a very tangent filled episode, but so fun! Come talk the contest trope with us! Books mentioned by Elizabeth Lim, Ernest Cline, Suzanne Collins, Joelle Charbonneau, Audrey Grey, and more!  Link to the books: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-24-book-hipsters-the-hunger-games-the-contest Amazon book club: https://amzn.to/3wH9ZhG Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasadnvig), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:03:11
June 16, 2021
Ep. 23: Chickens, book BFFs, & Raya and the Last Dragon
The energy in this episode is very chaotic and very fun! Come hang out with us as we discuss some very serious chicken situations, Raya and the Last Dragon writing lessons, and which book character we would love to have as our BFF!  Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
43:25
June 09, 2021
Ep. 22: Webtoons, Jurassic Park, & Dragons
We're back and we're talking dragons! There's a lot going on in this episode, so make sure to tune in! Our conversation included books by Rachel Hartman, Julie Kagawa, Naomi Novik, and Mari Macunsi (and more!) Link to the books mentioned: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-22-webtoons-jurassic-park-dragons Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Clari Gosling (@clarissagosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:01:39
June 02, 2021
Bonus ep. #4: The Vampire Diaries Universe
Yes, this is the one were Valia spoils everything (especially The Originals). Tess said it was okay! So listen at your own risk. But definitely listen! Joanna talks about what the show means to her, and you don't want to miss out!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
58:12
May 31, 2021
Ep. 21: Bunnies, David Tennant, & villain rants
Are we about to lose some friends? Maybe. But we think you should still come listen to our ranty and fun episode! We talk raising bunnies, book problems, fantastic villains, and villain love interests. And we have a lot of thoughts!  Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Clari Gosling (@clarigosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.  
44:35
May 26, 2021
Ep. 20: Blue hair, villains, & anti-heroes
We don’t know who needs to hear this but go water your air plans. Also, this is the episode where Valia says “interesting” about a hundred times. Come talk anti-heroes with us! Including books by Suzanne Collins, Jeff Wheeler, Rebecca Shaeffer, Kiersten White, and more! Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Kristin J. Dawson (@kristinimagines), Stacey Trombley (@trombolli), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Webtoon: https://www.webtoons.com/en/thriller/not-even-bones/list?title_no=1756 Bookshop page: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-20-blue-hands-villains-anti-heroes Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
53:36
May 19, 2021
Ep. 19: Writer brain, Brandon Sanderson, & a deserted island
We're back! On today's show, we talk about all the things, including (but not limited too): dictation, meeting big time authors, a deserted island, and books!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Kristin J. Dawson (@kristinimagines), Stacey Trombley (@trombolii), and Valia Lind (@valialind)  Link to the diction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUVQ2vd_w1M Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
36:22
May 12, 2021
Mini ep. #3: Shadow and Bone - ALL the spoiler reactions
Unscripted, unfiltered, and ranty!! Welcome to our third mini episode! Our topic? Shadow and Bone - the show & books! We talk ALL THE SPOILERS! Keeping our opinions to the show, the trilogy, and the Six of Crows duology.  Hosted by Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Come listen to us lose our minds over the show, and join the conversation! We want to hear from you! On our Instagram @readingqueenspod. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:13:22
May 10, 2021
Ep. 18: Pottery, Twilight, & love triangles
Welcome back! Today we're here to talk about love triangles. Do we hate them? Do we love them? Listen and find out! Featuring books by Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Anna Bright, Andrea Robertson, Becky Moynihan, & more!  Links to the books can be found here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-18-pottery-twilight-love-triangles Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), & Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:12:24
May 05, 2021
Mini ep. #2: Shadow & Bone - fangirling over the show
Unscripted, unfiltered, and ranty!! Welcome to our second mini episode! Our topic? Shadow and Bone - the show! This episode is for everyone as it does not contain spoilers! (A fully spoiler filled episode, and all our opinions, is coming). Hosted by Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Come listen to us lose our minds over the show, and join the conversation! We want to hear from you! On our Instagram @readingqueenspod. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
53:48
May 03, 2021
Ep. 17: Hot Cheetos, A Heroine's journey, & Star Wars
We're back for another episode! And today, we geek out over a bunch of things, including, but not limited to: Star Wars, air plants, Winx, and story telling! It's such a fun episode!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
53:24
April 28, 2021
Ep. 16: Late nights, Cinderella, & cross-class romance
Welcome back! Today we're discussing all kinds of things from Detroit Being Human to Cinderella to Ember in the Ashes. Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Books discussed can be found here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-16-late-nights-cinderella-cross-class-romance Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:04:30
April 21, 2021
Mini ep. #1: Shadow & Bone - spoiler free speculations
Unscripted, unfiltered, and ranty!! Welcome to our first mini episode! Our topic? Shadow and Bone! This episode is for everyone as it does not contain spoilers! (A fully spoiler filled episode, and all our opinions, is coming).  Hosted by Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Don't forget to enter our giveaway for the full paperback set of Shadow and Bone! On our Instagram @readingqueenspod.  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
36:54
April 19, 2021
Ep. 15: Technical difficulties, video games, & first love
Welcome back! And welcome to another episode full of chaos. It was so fun! Join your hosts Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), and Valia Lind (@valialind) as they talk video games, music, and what YA characters type they would be!  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
48:42
April 14, 2021
Ep. 14: Teas, The Originals, & Found Families
The most hectic episode ever! But so fun! Join us as we discuss our favorite teas, The Originals, and the found family trope! Hosted by Kay L Moody, Tessonja Odette, Hanna Sandvig, and Valia Lind.  Books discussed in the episode: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-14-teas-the-originals-found-families Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:03:38
April 07, 2021
Ep. 13: Cookies, TBRs, & K-Dramas
Episode 13 is here and it's filled with laughter, fun discussions about baking, TBRs and DNF books, and K-Dramas! We get pretty into it. Don't miss out! Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Can you guess what our next trope is?  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
48:57
March 31, 2021
Ep. 12: Lethal Kisses, The Vampire Academy, & Forbidden love
Hi friends! Today we dive into a very fun trope: forbidden love! We also discuss some fun side tropes and techniques, like lethal kisses and much more! Books mentioned include The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, and Firelight by Sophie Jordan! We also recommend a bunch of other books that include forbidden love.  All the books can be found here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-12-lethal-kisses-the-vampire-academy-forbidden-love Amazon book club: https://amzn.to/2PilPya Hosted by Hanna (@hannasandvig), Joanna (@joanna_reeder), Alison (@alisoningleby) and Valia (@valialind). Follow us on Instagram: @readingqueenspod. We'll be doing weekly shoutouts, so tag us #readingqueenspod   Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:04:00
March 24, 2021
Ep. 11: Final Introduction, dead succulents, & The Lord of the Rings
In this episode, you get to meet our final Reading Queen, listen to our plant love grow like the plants we keep buying (except for the succulents), and enjoy our lament over the Hobbit movie adaptation. Among other things! Hosted by Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Alison Ingleby (@alisoningleby), & Valia Lind (@valialind). Come join the fun & guess what our next trope discussion is!  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
39:53
March 17, 2021
Ep. 10: Fireworks, The Lunar Chronicles, & Royalty
We're back! And we're here to talk about one of our favorite tropes: royalty! Books discussed include The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Selection by Kiera Cass, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian, among others! All the books can be found here: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-10-fireworks-the-lunar-chronicles-royalty  Follow us on Instagram: @readingqueenspod. We'll be doing weekly shoutouts, so tag us #readingqueenspod   Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
53:26
March 10, 2021
Ep. 9: Introductions #5, Theo James, & cover love
Welcome back! In this episode, you meet a new queen, hear Tess gush about Theo James and her feels regarding Sanditon, before we dive into a YA fantasy cover discussion.  The question here: What is your favorite type of a cover?  Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Clara Gosling (@clarissahgosling), and Valia Lind (@valialind) Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
48:36
March 03, 2021
Ep. 8: Short stories, Shadowhunters & Hidden Magic
Welcome back! Today we dive into the world of Shadowhunters (we have a lot to say), short stories, and the hidden magic trope! Books discussed Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, The Diviners by Libba Bray, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, and Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. Make sure to check out our Bookshop page for all the books we discuss: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-8-short-stories-shadowhunters-hidden-magic Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Kristin J Dawson (@kristinimagines), Stacy Trombley (@trombolii), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Follow us on Instagram: @readingqueenspod Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
01:10:01
February 24, 2021
Ep. 7: Introductions #4, favorite main character, & re-reading
Reading Queens here, coming at you with more book talk! Join hosts Joanna Reeder (@joanna_reeder), Kristin J Dawson (@kristinimagines) , Stacey Trombley (@trombolii) , and Valia Lind (@valialind) as we discuss our favorite books, favorite main characters, and our love (or dislike) for re-reading!  Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
48:58
February 17, 2021
Ep. 6: Birthday cakes, #plantmom, & Friends-to-lovers
Settle in as we talk about baking birthday cakes for our books, all the plant mom things, and friends-to-lovers romance!  Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@Joanna_Reeder), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Books mentioned: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, and Heist Society by Ally Carter.   Pick up the books we discussed: https://bookshop.org/lists/ep-6-birthday-cakes-plantmom-friends-to-lovers Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:02:28
February 10, 2021
Ep. 5: Introductions #3, real ghost stories, & serial killers
We're back! And we're talking real ghost hauntings, serial killers, and all the bookish things! Hosted by Joanna Reeder (@Joanna_Reeder), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), Abby J. Reed (@abbyjreed), and Valia Lind (@valialind).  Follow us on Instagram and guess our next trope: https://www.instagram.com/readingqueenspod/ Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy. 
53:34
February 03, 2021
Ep. 4: Phantoms, Love & Monsters, & The Chosen One
This is a full fangirl type of an episode! Listen to us gush about some shows and movies, and then talk all the bookish things! Shadow and Bone, Aurora Rising, Children of Blood and Bone, and Girl of Fire and Thorns all follow the Chosen One trope and we love them! We also include some awesome, less known books as recs for the trope! Hosted by Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), and Valia Lind (@valialind). You can find the books here: https://bookshop.org/lists/phantoms-love-monsters-the-chosen-one Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
56:39
January 27, 2021
Ep. 3: Introductions #2, Castles, & Dylan O'Brien
Welcome back! Today, you get to meet another one of our queens, hear us gush about Dylan O'Brien, if we would be comfortable in a castle, and all about pets, our own and magical ones! And of course, books! Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Rose Garcia (@rosegarciabooks), and Valia Lind (@valialind) For more information, check out our website: https://valialind.com/reading-queens-podcast/ Make sure to follow us @readingqueenspod on Instagram! All opinions are our own. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
37:12
January 20, 2021
Ep. 2: Baking, homework, & Enemies-to-lovers
Welcome back! In this episode, we talk about baking, which one of us actually managed to do our homework, and the enemies-to-lovers trope! Books discussed are The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Leevenseller , Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Legendary by Stephanie Garber , and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. You can find all the books here: https://bookshop.org/lists/baking-homework-enemies-to-lovers Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). Make sure to follow us on Instagram @readingqueenspod. All opinions are our own. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.
01:13:05
January 13, 2021
Ep. 1: Introductions, unicorns, and Jane Austen
Welcome friends! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the first official episode of the Reading Queens, as we introduce ourselves, ramble on about our favorite books and shows, and discuss if we rather be a mermaid or a unicorn. Hosted by Kay L Moody (@kaylmoody), Tessonja Odette (@tessonja), Hanna Sandvig (@hannasandvig), and Valia Lind (@valialind). If you'd like to check out any of the books discussed in this episode, you can! https://bookshop.org/lists/introductions-unicorns-jane-austen Make sure to follow us @readingqueenspod on Instagram! All opinions are our own. Artwork by Hanna Sandvig. Music by Stephen Roy.  
47:56
January 06, 2021
TRAILER: Introducing Reading Queens
Official launch day is January 6, 2021!  Follow us @readingqueenspod to stay up to date!
00:58
December 11, 2020