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BSG #48: Yikes on Bikes / Docile

The Squad goes to dystopian Maryland this week for our discussion of Docile by K.M. Szpara. We talk about slavery, race, capitalism, fanfic and slavefic, and queer relationships. Then we get into some listener feedback for Survivor Song and catch up with what’s on the #BookSquadBlog, including Emily’s 12 Days of Christmas Movies series and television recaps! Join us on December 14th as we pick our favorite pop culture things of 2020 and exchange Christmas/Hanukkah gifts with each other! Then read along with us for our last #Bookpisode of the year on The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora on December 28th!

:30–what’s your favorite holiday food?
7:23–book intro and goodreads summary
13:13–plot clarifications and issues with slavefic (Stitch’s Media Fix) (Angelica Jade Bastien for Vulture)
27:20–how do we feel about a book that is refusing to engage with race, yet all about race?
39:08–sexuality and consent
53:15–something the book does well
1:02:36: final thoughts and ratings
1:11:55-listener feedback!
1:15:51–what’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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