What You Should Read

You Should Read: NOT Harry Potter (with Kendell Johnson)

November 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 26
What You Should Read
You Should Read: NOT Harry Potter (with Kendell Johnson)
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What You Should Read
You Should Read: NOT Harry Potter (with Kendell Johnson)
Nov 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 26

We do a deep dive into JK Rowling's anti-trans comments and how that has affected our feelings about Harry Potter. Can you separate the art from the artist and should you try? How do you balance something you love with the harm its creator is doing to people? There aren't easy answers but it's a subject worth grappling with. And, as a bonus, we recommend books you can read instead of hers. (Well, not The Casual Vacancy; people are already not reading that one.)

LINKS:

Joan He and her publisher's seeming breach of contract: https://twitter.com/joanhewrites/status/1325893647267729409 (Twitter thread)


Romancing the Runoff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RomancingRunoff 

Donate to them on ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/romancingrunoff 

The auction starts on Wednesday, November 18. 


Follow What You Should Read:
Twitter:   @wysr_podcast
Instagram:   @wysr_podcast
Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast
YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ
www.whatyoushouldread.com

Don't forget about our book club! We're discussing The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult on December 8! You can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for our debut pick.




BOOKS DISCUSSED:


Kendell: Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo)

Julia: The Seep (Chana Porter), A Hat Full of Sky (Terry Pratchett), the Veronica Speedwell series (Deanna Raybourn)

Rachael: The Book of Two Ways (Jodi Picoult), A Promised Land (Barack Obama), The Keeper of the Lost Cities (Shannon Messenger), The Poacher's Son (Paul Doiron)

Kelly: The House in the Cerulean Sea (TJ Klune) and the VI Warshawski series (Sara Paretsky)





Show Notes

We do a deep dive into JK Rowling's anti-trans comments and how that has affected our feelings about Harry Potter. Can you separate the art from the artist and should you try? How do you balance something you love with the harm its creator is doing to people? There aren't easy answers but it's a subject worth grappling with. And, as a bonus, we recommend books you can read instead of hers. (Well, not The Casual Vacancy; people are already not reading that one.)

LINKS:

Joan He and her publisher's seeming breach of contract: https://twitter.com/joanhewrites/status/1325893647267729409 (Twitter thread)


Romancing the Runoff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RomancingRunoff 

Donate to them on ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/romancingrunoff 

The auction starts on Wednesday, November 18. 


Follow What You Should Read:
Twitter:   @wysr_podcast
Instagram:   @wysr_podcast
Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast
YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ
www.whatyoushouldread.com

Don't forget about our book club! We're discussing The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult on December 8! You can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for our debut pick.




BOOKS DISCUSSED:


Kendell: Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo)

Julia: The Seep (Chana Porter), A Hat Full of Sky (Terry Pratchett), the Veronica Speedwell series (Deanna Raybourn)

Rachael: The Book of Two Ways (Jodi Picoult), A Promised Land (Barack Obama), The Keeper of the Lost Cities (Shannon Messenger), The Poacher's Son (Paul Doiron)

Kelly: The House in the Cerulean Sea (TJ Klune) and the VI Warshawski series (Sara Paretsky)