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Episode 072: The Cleis Press Sextionary

Episode the seventy-second; Wherein the Pageist reflects on the relationship between fantasy and reality and consults a passel of humans to write this episode’s book review. The book reviewed is The Cleis Press Sextionary. .45 Intro and Announcements: Welcome to the newest Facebook person–Ashley! Thank you to the survey-responder for your kind words. If you’d […]

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The Bookshop Experience

[This is text of the book reviews from episode 71.] As mentioned in previous episodes, I worked in independent bookshops for years—if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be one of my regular customers who’d ask for recommendations for yourself or for gifts this piece will give you an idea. This writing […]

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Episode 071: My History of Sexy Reading

Episode the seventy-first; wherein the Pageist has some very good news, some potentially interesting news and gives her listeners the Bookshop Experience. This episode includes 30 mini book reviews. .45 Intro and Announcements: A big thank you to my patrons! You’ve kept my head afloat and my sanity intact this year. There was one new […]

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50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino

[This is the text of the book review from episode 69.] This episode’s book review is 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino. I received it for free from the generous people at Cleis Press, but that’s never stopped me from being honest. First bit of honesty—with this title, if it […]

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The Pageist Shop

The Pageist shop is open with an initial set of collections for power exchange, s-types, kinksters, poly individuals and those with a Victorian bent. All apparel comes in multiple colours–express yourself! Notebooks (black, white or Victorian) can be modified with either blank, lined, grid or checklist pages. Important note: because several items are tagged ‘bdsm’ […]

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Episode 069: 50 Shades of Kink

Episode the sixty-ninth; wherein the Pageist reveals why comedians are not to be trusted, despairs over technology and enthuses about the new shop. The book reviewed is 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino. .44 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to Mark for recommending an alternative to Skype! Here’s to clearer […]

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Episode 068: Poly Land

Episode the sixty-eighth; Wherein the Pageist tells the story of meeting her Ultimate Hero and also shares some good news. The book reviewed is Poly Land: My Brutally Honest Adventures in Polyamory by Page Turner. .44 Intro and Announcements: New listeners in the Faroe Islands, which was a brand new place to me and was […]

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Jealousy Survival Guide by Kitty Chambliss

[This is the text of the book review from episode 67.] A couple episodes ago I interviewed the author of this week’s book—Kitty Chambliss. The interview was informative and a thoroughly enjoyable the experience. We covered some information from the book I won’t be discussing in this review (since it’s been covered on the show), […]

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Scary Stories to Tingle Your Butt by Chuck Tingle

[This is the text of the book review from episode 66.] This episode’s book is Scary Stories to Tingle Your Butt: 7 Tales of Gay Terror by Chuck Tingle. I’m not sure where to start, here. If you’re familiar with this author you’ll know why. I’ve wanted to review something of Chuck Tingle’s for awhile—because […]

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Episode 066: Scary Stories to Tingle Your Butt

Episode the sixty-sixth; wherein the Pageist learns about all the things she’s not interested in, becomes increasingly weary over censorship and catches up on a few weeks of announcements. The book reviewed is Scary Stories to Tingle Your Butt: 7 Tales of Gay Terror by Chuck Tingle. .44 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to everyone […]

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Episode 065: Kitty Chambliss

Episode the sixty-fifth; Wherein the Pageist has an utterly delightful chat with the unspeakably exuberant Kitty Chambliss about jealousy in non-monogamous relationships and how to deal with it. .44 Intro and Announcements: Still no announcements because this intro was recorded very early in preparation for my husband’s brain tumour surgery. 4.11 Interview: In this episode, […]

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