Category Archive: Book Reviews

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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Feb 02 2017

Episode 042: Sex with Shakespeare

Episode the forty-second; Wherein the Pageist comes in through the library, issues a warm welcome to her guests from Malaysia and looks forward to mangling a dead language. The book this episode is Sex with Shakespeare: Here’s Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love by Jillian Keenan. .48 Intro & Announcements: One new …

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Jan 31 2017

The DIY Porn Handbook

[This is the text of the book review from episode 40.] This week’s review is The DIY Porn Handbook: A How-To Guide to Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution by Madison Young. Before we get started I would like to say I received this book for free, but if there are any doubts about my ability …

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Jan 25 2017

Episode 040: The DIY Porn Handbook

Episode the fortieth; Wherein the Pageist discusses the impertinence of projecting one’s kinks, learns of a kinky ebook publisher and is reminded (yet again) to be kinder to herself. The book reviewed is The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution by Madison Young .47 Intro & Announcements: Two new Facebook likes: Hellooo to …

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Jan 17 2017

Opening Up by Tristan Taormino

[This is the text of the book review from episode thirty eight.] This week’s book is Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino. Though the title is about open relationships, the book covers anything that isn’t monogamy. Opening Up is geared both towards people new to non-monogamy and people …

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Jan 12 2017

Episode 038: Opening Up

Episode the thirty-eighth; wherein the Pageist (briefly) returns to her roots, explains why your neurotransmitters LIE and shares some exciting news about the site. The book reviewed is Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino. .48 Intro & Announcements: A new Facebook follow: Welcome to Richard! And a new …

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Jan 10 2017

Real Service

[This is the text of the book review from episode 37.] This episode’s book is Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny and Raven Kaldera. Kaldera edited Paradigms of Power: Styles of Master/slave Relationships, which I reviewed in episode thirteen (and loved). Like that book, this one is also geared towards people in power exchange relationships, though …

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Jan 08 2017

Episode 37: Real Service

Episode the thirty-seventh; Wherein the Pageist registers for a conference for sexy nerds, discovers the perfect mascot for oh, so many wonderful people and shares info on a new site for the kink community. The book reviewed is Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny and Raven Kaldera. .48 Intro & Announcements: The show is now in …

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Jan 03 2017

Books You May Have Missed

[This is the text of the book reviews from episode 36, which was a recap of books I’d reviewed prior to having the podcast, grouped by genre. Some books didn’t make it onto the website so this is the first time some have been mentioned, while I’ve rethought my opinions on others.] Fiction The first …

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Dec 30 2016

Episode 036: The Pageist Talks Pre-Show Books

Episode the thirty-sixth; wherein the Pageist celebrates a year of doing the podcast and shares thoughts on the books reviewed prior to having the show. Books reviewed… quite a few. 0.48 Intro and Announcements: Two surveys! Thank you, survey-takers! If you’d like to fill in the anonymous survey and make my day, the link is …

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Dec 27 2016

The Academy by Laura Antoniou

[This is the text of the book review from episode 35.] The book this episode is The Academy: Stories from The Marketplace, which is the fourth book in The Marketplace series by Laura Antoniou. –I’ve learned how to pronounce her name properly. I reviewed the first book in episode one, which introduces the reader to …

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Dec 22 2016

Episode 035: The Academy

Episode the thirty-fifth; wherein the Pageist takes some time to schedule in some self care, gets excited about kind fans and lesbian porno comics and returns to the Marketplace…again. The book this episode is The Academy by Laura Antoniou. .48 Intro and Announcements: The show is now in Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Djibouti. …

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Dec 13 2016

Sexual Outsiders

[This is the text of the book review from episode 34.] This week’s review is Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M Ortmann and Richard A. Sprott. This was an interesting read. The authors are therapists who see patients who identify as kinky or who want help integrating the kinky aspects of …

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Dec 08 2016

Episode 034: Sexual Outsiders

Episode the thirty-fourth; wherein the Pageist is confounded by inconsistent censorship, attempts to perform nonconsensual submission and takes an academic view of kink. The book reviewed is Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M. Ortmann and Richard A. Sprott. .49 Intro & Announcements: Two new survey responses! You can fill out the …

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Nov 29 2016

Ethical Porn for Dicks

[This is the text of the book review from episode 32 of the podcast.] The book this episode is Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley. I received this book for free, but if you want to know if I can give a negative review about a …

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Nov 22 2016

Miss Vera’s Guide to Cross Gender Fun for All

[This is the text of the book review from episode 31 of the podcast.] This episode the book is Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All by Veronica Vera. I received this book for free, but after you hear this review I doubt you’ll think I’m lying about anything. At the start the book is …

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Nov 15 2016

My Life on the Swingset

  [This is the book review from episode 30 of the podcast] The book this episode is My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory by Cooper S. Beckett, which I received for free, but I’m incapable of lying about … pretty much anything but certainly how I feel about books. I talk …

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Nov 12 2016

Episode 030: My Life on the Swingset

Episode the Thirtieth: Wherein the Pageist offers commiserations and support to those affected by the recent election and discusses outing as consent violation. The book reviewed is My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory by Cooper S. Beckett. .49 Intro & Announcements: Four new Facebook likes. Welcome to Cimmie, Sarah and Lara. …

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Nov 08 2016

My Dad Wrote a Porno (the Book)

  [This is the text of the book review from episode 29 of the podcast.] This episode’s book is My Dad Wrote a Porno: The Fully Annotated Edition of Belinda Blinked 1 by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, Alice Levine & Rocky Flintstone. It’s a book based on a podcast that was started because Jamie Morton’s …

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Nov 04 2016

Episode 029: My Dad Wrote a Porno the Book

Episode the Twenty-Ninth; Wherein the Pageist gets philosophical then pornographic and keeps a sexy promise. The book reviewed is My Dad Wrote a Porno. .48 Intro and Announcements: Three new Facebook likes–all anonymous. Welcome! Welcome also to new listeners in Algeria, Colombia, Egypt and Jordan. My iTunes reviews seem to have disappeared. Are they still …

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