Tag Archive: Fiction

Oct 09 2017

Episode 063: Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms

Episode the sixty-third; wherein the Pageist has an update about Walter’s diagnosis, announces a new way to support the show, and laments why we can’t have nice things. The book reviewed is Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms edited by Sacchi Green. .45 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to all of my patrons for making …

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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

Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile book cover

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 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 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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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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Mar 13 2017

Episode 047: The Reunion

Episode the Forty-Seventh; Wherein the Pageist gets to grips with new technology of all sorts, deals with the end of a cold, and is happy to be home. The book reviewed is The Reunion by Laura Antoniou. TPOK Radio is brought to you by The Church of Sinvention. Use TPOK10 to get 10% off! 0.555 …

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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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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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Sep 20 2016

The Trainer by Laura Antoniou

[This is the text of the book review from episode 25 of the podcast.] In this episode I’ll be talking about The Trainer by Laura Antoniou, which is the third book in The Marketplace series. I reviewed the first book in episode one of the show and the second book in episode six. The Marketplace, …

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Sep 16 2016

Episode 025 The Trainer

Episode the twenty-fifth; wherein the Pageist returns to the Marketplace for the third time to learn how trainers become trainers. Also, a note from a fan and show developments. .50 Intro & Announcements: Welcome to new listeners in Venezuela! And the new Facebook friend Lexi! Thank you to the person who contacted me through Tumblr. …

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Mar 08 2016

The Slave by Laura Antoniou

This is the text of the book review from episode 006, which you can listen to by clicking:. The Slave is the second book in The Marketplace series. I reviewed the first book in episode 001, which you can listen to here:. Since I had previously reviewed a book in the series I was excited …

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Mar 04 2016

Episode 006 The Slave

Episode the Sixth; in which The Pageist celebrates her first year being kinky, visits her first dungeon and almost envies *the* slave. 1.05 Intro & Announcements: Power Exchange Summit–Early Bird tickets are still available. If you’re into the power exchange thang, then you should go to it. The place I’m getting my sweet player–PodTrac–also has …

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Mar 01 2016

A Life Less Monogamous by Cooper S. Beckett

This is the text version of the book review from Episode 5 of The Pageist podcast. [I received this book for free, but book reviewer’s honor, I’ll tell you what I really think. Listen to episode four of the podcast for my philosophy on free books and the responsibility of the reviewer.] Jennifer and Ryan …

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