Category Archive: Book Reviews

Sep 19 2017

Sweet and Rough: Queer Smut by Sinclair Sexsmith

[This is the text of the book review from episode 61.] The book this week is Sinclair Sexsmith’s Sweet and Rough: Queer Smut. I got this as a bonus for supporting Sinclair’s Patreon. So I paid for it…sort of. I read the first story and immediately went to get a copy to send to my …

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Sep 17 2017

Episode 61: Sweet and Rough

Episode the sixty-first; wherein the Pageist marvels at the wonders of hormones and 3D model clitorises. The book reviewed is Sweet and Rough: Queer Smut by Sinclair Sexsmith. .44 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to all of my patrons–you make the show happen! Mwah! Big, huge hugs to the newest supporter, Dedria! Two new Facebook …

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Aug 15 2017

Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan

  This is the text of the book reviews from episode fifty-eight. This episode’s book reviews are two novels by Francoise Sagan. Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile. The versions I read were both in one edition by Penguin Modern Classics, translated by Heather Lloyd in 2013. These are the unexpurgated versions of the books. …

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Aug 10 2017

Episode 058: Two Novels by Francoise Sagan

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Episode the fifty-eighth; Wherein the Pageist returns from an unplanned break with a revolutionary idea about what to do with all the unsolicited peen going around and remembers that morality is highly subjective. The books reviewed this episode are Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan. Intro and Announcements: Thank you, everyone for …

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Jun 22 2017

Episode 056: Brain Tumours and Real Artists

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Episode the fifty-sixth; Wherein the Pageist has a big, scary announcement and offers up two very brief book reviews. .45 Intro and Announcements: Listeners in new countries–the Bahamas, Hungary and Lithuania. Swingset.fm is a swanky bunch of shows–check it out. Eventually I’ll be over there, technology cooperating. Thank you to my Patreon supporters for making …

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Jun 21 2017

Small Favors Deluxe Hardcover Edition by Colleen Coover

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[This is the text of the book review from episode 55.] This episode’s review is of Small Favors by Colleen Coover, published by Limerence Press. Unlike some of the books I review I did not receive this one for free—I’ve purchased this book many times, in fact. First, I bought each of the separate comic …

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Jun 17 2017

Episode 055: Small Favors

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Episode the fifty-fifth; Wherein the Pageist expresses gratitude for community, friends and the best listeners in the world. The book reviewed is Small Favors: the definitive girly porno collection by Colleen Coover. .45 Intro and Announcements: The show has a new Patreon supporter! Effusive thanks to Dave! 1.48 My Submissive Life: People I’m grateful for–the …

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Jun 13 2017

Approaching the Swingularity by Cooper S. Beckett

[This is the text of the book review from episode 54, which includes a reading of one of the steamy scenes.] This episode’s book review is Approaching the Swingularity: Tales of Swinging and Polyamory in Paradise by Cooper S. Beckett. I received this book for free and Coop runs swingset.fm, but I auditioned to read …

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Jun 10 2017

Episode 054: Approaching the Swingularity

Episode the fifty-fourth; Wherein the Pageist gets another year older, makes her case for why kink is indeed an orientation for some people, explains what nonsexual kink is about and is finally well enough to read the sexy section from the last Antoniou book reviewed a hundred years ago. The book reviewed is Approaching the …

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May 30 2017

Decoding Your Kink by Galen Fous

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{This is the text of the book review from episode 52.} This episode’s book review is Decoding Your Kink: Guide to Explore, Share and Enjoy Your Wildest Sexual Desires by Galen Fous. Whose name I hope I am pronouncing correctly. I received this book for free, but that has never stopped me from being honest …

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May 23 2017

Episode 052: Decoding Your Kink

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Episode the fifty-second; Wherein the Pageist seems to have become an adult at some point, meditates on the importance of finding your place and learns about her personal erotic myth. The book reviewed is Decoding Your Kink: Guide to Explore, Share and Enjoy Your Wildest Sexual Desires by Galen Fous. .45 Intro and Announcements: The …

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May 09 2017

Story of the Eye and L’Abbe C by Georges Bataille

[This is the text of the book review from episode fifty.] [This text corrects my statement in the podcast that Sartre wrote The Stranger–it was Camus.] The books being reviewed this week are two by Georges Bataille, who has not one, but two French names I can’t pronounce easily. I picked these up when I …

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May 05 2017

Episode 050: Two Novels by Georges Bataille

Episode the fiftieth; Wherein the Pageist ponders the meaning of work, tells her mother of her job and falls in love with a French author. The books reviewed in this episode are Story of the Eye and L’Abbe C by Georges Bataille. .53 Intro and Announcements: TPOKRadio is streaming 24/7! Check it out here. Darkside …

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Apr 11 2017

BDSM by Ayzad (Extended Review)

This is the text version of the review from episode 48. With a bonus section at the end that wasn’t in the show. First, the part from the episode: The book this episode is BDSM: A Guide for Explorers of Extreme Eroticism by Ayzad. I received this book for free, but that isn’t going to …

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Mar 15 2017

The Reunion by Laura Antoniou

[This is the text of the book review from episode 47.] This episode’s book review is The Reunion by Laura Antoniou. As mentioned in the previous episode, this book is 640 pages long, by far the longest book in The Marketplace series. Thus far. I will be checking book length from now on so I …

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Feb 28 2017

Girl on the Net: How a Bad Girl Fell in Love

[This is the text of the book review from episode 45.] This week’s book review is Girl on the Net: How a Bad Girl Fell in Love by Girl on the Net. The author has a sex blog called Girl on the Net, where she writes about her fantasies and actual experiences with men in …

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Feb 23 2017

Episode 045: Girl on the Net

Episode the forty-fifth; Wherein the Pageist explains why darning socks is so fascinating and freaks out over humans. The book reviewed this episode is Girl on the Net: How a Bad Girl Fell in Love by Girl on the Net. .47 Intro & Announcements: I’d like to thank my special guest, Winter Storm Doris, for …

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Feb 21 2017

The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy

[This is the text of the book review from episode 44.] The book this episode is The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue. Shortest version possible: The internet is out to steal your information and sell it to the highest bidder. Or everyone. It doesn’t even have to be the correct information. But! …

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Feb 17 2017

Episode 044: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy

Episode the forty-fourth: Wherein the Pageist celebrates her second kinkiversary, goes in search of a good night’s sleep and makes an exciting announcement. The book reviewed is The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue. .47 Intro & Announcements: The show is now in Ukraine Survey if you’d like to let me know what …

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Feb 07 2017

Sex with Shakespeare by Jillian Keenan

[This is the text of the book review from episode 42 of the show.] This week’s book is Sex with Shakespeare: Here’s Much to Do with Pain but More with Love by Jillian Keenan. I received this book as a gift from a listener who is a very kind, gentle Englishman. Thank you, friend. I …

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