Posted in Season 4

S4E7 – Put Some QuaranReads On It

Ardo and Yash discuss what they’ve been since everything locked down in March. 

  • 7:17 – Contemporary Adult
  • 17:33 – Genre Adult
  • 35:49 – Young Adult/Middle Grade
  • 1:12:19 – Comics
  • 1:32:05 – Yash’s Book Focus
  • 1:34:34 – Ardo’s new job and new projects from the PABOI team

Yash’s comic can be found in Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Vol. 2 and Ardo’s comic can be found in Wayward Kindred. The IG Lives mentioned can be found here (Amplify Black Voices Part 1 and Part 2, and Quarantine check-in).

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes, Season 4

S4S6 – PABOI: Tracy Deonn (Part 1)

Ardo and Yash interviewed debut author Tracy Deonn about her upcoming Arthurian retelling, Legendborn. This is the first part of a two part interview and this episode has NO SPOILERS! They talked about Tracy’s road to being published, genre fiction being used to discuss racism and the 2008’s Merlin.

The book comes out September 15 and you can pre-order it wherever you buy books!

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Podcast Episodes, Season 4

S4E5 – Put Some Feels On It

This episode was recorded in early March before the lockdown implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Ardo talks about a new book she’s gotten and Yash gushes over some TV adaptions of books she’s enjoyed. Then they both talk about the books they’ve recently read (a ton of comics!).

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Podcast Episodes

Amplify Black Voices: A Booklist

This posts lists all the books mentioned in the two PABOI IG lives with myself (Yash) and Sarah Cuddie, my wonderful guest co-host.

For the first IG Live “episode”, we dedicated the first half to books for people who wish to educate themselves, and the second half to generally celebrate Black authors, their many voices, and their diverse stories.

In the second IG Live “episode”, we mentioned some of the books we didn’t get the chance to talk about last time, and recommended some more recent and upcoming books.

I’ve linked all the titles to take you to Bookshop.org, but if you have a minute, why don’t you look into this list here and support a Black-owned indies instead? If you’re in Canada, A Different Booklist is doing free nationwide shipping until June 11th!

Alright, let’s get to it!

Continue reading “Amplify Black Voices: A Booklist”
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S4E4 – PABOI: Ausma Zehanat Khan

Ardo and Yash interviewed the author behind their favourite mystery series featuring the swoony Esa Khattak and kickass Rachel Getty: Ausma Zehanat Khan! She’s also the author of The Khorasan Archives fantasy series which will have its final book, The Bladebone, released on October 6! It’s available for pre-order. They discussed the mystery series (obvs), what draws Ausma to the mystery and fantasy genres, how she’s spending her time in quarantine and the book she’d like to blurb.

We recorded this interview via Zoom to ensure social distancing. When we refer to “quarantine”, we mean staying away 6 feet apart as per social distancing and mostly, sheltering in place. Please adhere to your local healthcare recommendations with regards to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic. There are local bookstores doing curbside pick-ups and delivery through online and/or phone orders but please call ahead to see if your local bookstore is among them. Libraries also offer ebooks. 

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Podcast Episodes, Season 4

S4E3 – Put Some Revenge On It

It’s Galentine’s Day! Spend it with your favourite book pals, Ardo and Yash, as they discuss the books they’ve read this month. Yash talks about her obsession with Ausma Zehanat Khan’s mystery series (about time!) and her new job. Ardo gushes over Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House and approaching anthologies.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Interview, Podcast Episodes, Season 4

S4E2 – PABOI: Cindy Pon

Back in the spring of 2019, Ardo and Yash interviewed young adult author Cindy Pon about the sequel in her Want duology, Ruse, as well as exploring grief in young adult speculative fiction, her Chinese brush art and more.

You can read the Syfy Wire article we mentioned, Five Sci-fi and Fantasy Series That Should Be on TV by Preeti Chhibber, here.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Season 4

S4E1 – Put Some 20/20 On It

Ardo and Yash kick-off the new year with their list of most anticipated reads! Then the duo discuss how well they’ve done on their 2019 reading resolutions and make new ones for 2020.

  • Reading Resolutions (34:57)

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mention in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.

Posted in Podcast Episodes, Season 3

S3E9 – Put A 2019 Recap On It

2019 has come to a close! Ardo and Yash celebrate by talking about their top reads of the year. What did you enjoy reading this year? Tell us by tagging us on Twitter and Instagram.

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mention in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt or in the comments below.

Posted in Podcast Episodes, Season 3

S3E8 – Put A Murder On It

Ardo and Yash discuss the books they’ve been reading in 2019 for the final time as the countdown to 2020 begins. 

  • Picture books (2:00)
  • Comics (4:17)
  • Young Adult (11:10)
  • Contemporary/Poetic (14:41)
  • Speculative Fiction (19:20)
  • Historical Fiction (29:43)
  • Nonfiction (31:27)
  • Book Focus: International Crime Fiction/Thrillers (38:46)

Ardo reviewed Teen Titans: Raven and Dear Justice League which you can read on Women Write About Comics.

You can find both Ardo and Yash’s comic projects here:

Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Volume 2
Wayward Kindred anthology

The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mention in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.