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Book Club 5 | The Books of Our Childhood


About This Episode

New voices in the LTN Book Club discuss the books that got them started in speculative fiction and where those books have taken them in their adult life. From Indian in the Cupboard to BIONICLE Chronicles to The Hobbit, we discuss the things that got us started, and whether or not our parents would let us read Harry Potter.

What books did you read as a kid?



Episode Hosts

Madeline Turnipseed
Associate Editor
Assignment Editor at Love Thy Nerd, Madeline lives in Kansas where she takes care of people, plays games, watches, reads, writes, and makes things.
Joey Thurmond
Joey Thurmond has two degrees in communication and English, and teaches on both for a living. He's actually a dragon in disguise who loves quiet, rainy days with a cup of hot tea. Videogames of the first-person shooter and survival-horror variant are his favorite, and he's a living repository of Star Wars and Bionicle lore. He has bylines at Game Informer, Push Square, and Tech Raptor, but currently maintains his own content at saveasdoc.com.
Lisa Eldred
Lisa Eldred is a Michigan-based writer and editor. By day she writes for Covenant Eyes. By night she collects Star Wars- and Harry Potter-themed LEGOs and Cthulhu kitsch. Her favorite tabletop RPG system ever is Edge of the Empire. You can find her at wasabijane.com or on Twitter at @firstcrusader.
Katie Garrett
Katie Garrett is a teacher and book lover from Indiana. Katie is also passionate about Jesus, her husband Andrew, their furry children, and other nerdy endeavors.

Episode Producer

Bubba Stallcup
Co-founder | Chief Community Nerd
Bubba is the Chief Community Nerd, host of the Free Play podcast and one of the founding members of Love Thy Nerd. He serves as Technology Director at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, TX. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 3 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart, Bubba loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight

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