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Blake’s Book Club: Midnight Sun – Chaptah 21 — The Game | #NERDCLAN PREVIEW

In today’s installment of Blake’s Book Club, Blake chats Midnight Sun – Chaptah 21: The Game. 

Blake discusses why it’s hard to write a recap of sports events, opening the world but illuminating character, and why we’ve finally entered a good long stretch of this book…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 7 – Mudbloods And Murmurs | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 7 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Mudbloods And Murmurs.

We chat finally being able to begin some plot, Draco’s sudden change to hate speech, and Blake goes full Anna from Frozen…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 6 – Gilderoy Lockhart | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 6 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – Gilderoy Lockhart.

We chat some slick foreshadowing, the vibrant writing for Lockhart, and why Blake doubles down on his Puff hate…

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Blake’s Book Club: Midnight Sun – Chaptah 20 — Carlisle | #NERDCLAN PREVIEW

In today’s installment of Blake’s Book Club, Blake chats Midnight Sun – Chaptah 20: Carlisle

Blake discusses the visual cues of the paintings for Carlisle’s story, a surprising use of dark comedy, and my terrifying recurring dreams of Mary’s carbon copy…

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Blake’s Book Club: Midnight Sun – Chaptah 19 — Home | #NERDCLAN PREVIEW

In today’s installment of Blake’s Book Club, Blake chats Midnight Sun – Chaptah 19: Home.

Blake discusses why it’s not a coincidence that we first hear about the “visitors” arriving when harmony is finally created, the fine line of love and antagonism, and some much needed levity…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 5 – The Whomping Willow | The Chamber Of Secrets

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake chat chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets – The Whomping Willow.

We chat why this chapter’s journey is the inverse of the journey to Hogwarts in The Sorcerer’s Stone, the Malfoy’s real intent with the diary, and we have another M&B Media Hall Of Fame moment…

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Blake’s Book Club: Midnight Sun – Chaptah 18 — Mind Over Matter | #NERDCLAN PREVIEW

In today’s installment of Blake’s Book Club, Blake chats Midnight Sun – Chaptah 18: Mind Over Matter.

Blake discusses why this is a companion piece to the previous chapter, how Edward and Bella should actually share the antagonist/protagonist relationship, and why there was some serious unintentional comedy about crushing skulls….

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Blake’s Book Club: Midnight Sun – Chaptah 17 — Confessions | #NERDCLAN PREVIEW

In today’s installment of Blake’s Book Club, Blake chats Midnight Sun – Chaptah 17: Confessions.

Blake discusses how this chaptah recontextualizes the emotional arc of the book, the significance of the various transformative experiences, and why everything changed the moment I met Mary many moons ago. 

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