Kate and special guests Simon, Gav and Darran are still on their quest to conquer Action Castle, guided by Rob (pardon me, the C64), with some bookish recommendation and occasional silliness along the way, but will they succeed? Part 2!
Kate, Simon, Gav and Darran continue to play the adventure with words ‘Action Castle’ (a ‘Parsley’ game, which you can find too at memento-mori.com), on the C64 (or Chilver-64) computer, attempting not to die in embarrassing ways as they go on a quest to see what awaits them. Of course, there’s some hilarity, a little unavoidable innuendo (apologies!), and they recommend some books along the way.
In no particular order, the books mentioned during the course of the adventure were…
- The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
- The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
- See What I Have Done by Sara Schmidt
- Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
- His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
- Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
- SPQR Mary Beard
- Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season
- Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah
- Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
- The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
- Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens
- Rebel of the Sands and Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
- Walking Home by Simon Armitage
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Master and Margarita
You can find Simon at @savidgereads on Twitter and Instagram. You can read his blog at https://savidgereads.wordpress.com and watch/subscribe to his vlogs at https://www.youtube.com/user/SavidgeReads.
You can find Darran at @shinraalpha on Twitter and Instagram.
Gav is the former cohost of The Readers and Hear, Read This! and is still the behind-the-scenes techno-production wizard for The Readers. You can find him on Twitter at @gavreads.
You can find Rob on Twitter and Instagram at @robchilver, and Kate in the same places at @magic_kitten, as well as here!
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Episode 178. An Adventures With Words production. Hosted by Rob Chilver and Kate Neilan.