Fueled by egg nog, holiday cookies, and candy canes, the lady nerds look back on the works they discussed in 2017 and, in the spirit of the season, mercilessly pit them against each other to award “Sockies” in 10 categories. Happy Holidays!
Ashley wants Jane Austen fanfic from the gents’ perspective, Gricel gets all the feels thanks to Pixar and Batman, and Bee has something in common with Mary Lennox. The lady nerds respond to your astute Persuasion feedback, discuss the works that hit them in the heartstrings this year, and play First Impressions.
In which we discuss the merits of sense vs. sensibility, consider the virtues of Austen’s gents, and have a lively discussion on “the marriage plot” and how Jane set the bar for happy-ever-after a little too high (ruining romance for all). All this and more as the Bluestockings share their thoughts on Jane Austen’s Persuasion and subsequent film adaptations.
Gricel doth protest too much, Bee eulogizes the greatest canine actor of our time, and Ashley starts a surprising conversation on the morality of Turkish delight. The lady nerds discuss their favorite fictional foods, discover they are all Elinor Dashwood, and play First Impressions.
In which inner children wage war with outer adults, the ethical implications of magic love towns are discussed, and the ladies are delighted by dancing trolls, singing mushrooms, and gossiping mice. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the TV miniseries The 10th Kingdom.
Gricel has a confession about Firefly, Ashley forgets to provide spoiler alerts, and Bee’s long-cherished wish comes true as we introduce our next selection. In honor of Halloween, the lady nerds discuss their favorite scary, creepy, and downright disturbing reads, plus respond to feedback and play First Impressions.
In which we discuss the ownership of fictional characters, male gaze and female sexuality, the importance of second seasons in character development, and nonsense Mandarin. All this and more as the Bluestockings discuss the TV series Firefly and the related film Serenity.
The Bluestockings follow up on your feedback from their makeshift hurricane bunker. Plus: recent favorites and First Impressions for the next work.