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Two Book Nerds Talking

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We are Honey and Diana, two Malaysian gals who really love diving into books of all kinds. Welcome to 2 Book Nerds Talking where we discuss books we love or those hot on the read list. We get to share reading insights, bookish topics, pick the minds of occasional bookworm guests and other general book nerdery. If you love books as much as we do, this is the podcast for you!

Latest Episodes

TBNT S03E23 | The Mistress of Darkness Julya Oui Talks Taiping and Terror

We hung out on a thunderous afternoon with Julya Oui and talk campfire tales, the private life of Silobans and the fact that there's really nothing to be afraid of. Having exorcised her demons on her page she cheekily says, "it's someone else's problem now..."

67 minAUG 26
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TBNT S03E23 | The Mistress of Darkness Julya Oui Talks Taiping and Terror

TBNT S03E22 | August TBR & Huns 'n' Dee's Reading Recs

EAs everyone knows, there are too many books being released atm. As a spillover from last week's episode since we could not fit everything in an hour this week we thought you might like to know the stuff we really liked reading lately plus more interesting books to sink your teeth into.

61 minAUG 19
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TBNT S03E22 | August TBR & Huns 'n' Dee's Reading Recs

TBNT S03E21 | WorldCon, Booker Longlist, Anticipated Books

We chill out with each other, over some delicious beverages and talk about happenings in the book world. Everything from ConZealand to is Rothfuss going to finally finish his book to the Booker Longlist. Also listen to Honey trying to convince Diana to read Midnight Sun even though deep, deep down inside she secretly wants to. Heh.

58 minAUG 12
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TBNT S03E21 | WorldCon, Booker Longlist, Anticipated Books

TBNT S03E20 | Special interview with Hanna Alkaf on The Girl and The Ghost

Hanna Alkaf is back with her first middle grade novel The Girl and the Ghost. A little girl inherits and peleset (generational spirit) from her bomoh grandmother and makes it her friend. But Pink (what she named her peleset) is made of darker stuff. Can a friendship between a girl and a ghost survive the pains of adolescence? We talk supernatural, young betrayals and the creative life during MCO. You don't want to miss this episode. A longer version of the interview with some juicy bits can be found on our Patreon page. Do check out how to subscribe at Patreon.com/tbntpod

72 minAUG 4
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TBNT S03E20 | Special interview with Hanna Alkaf on The Girl and The Ghost

TBNT S03E19 | Kevin Kwan's latest Sex & Vanity, best tak?

Kevin Kwan's romp-com has big stilettos to fill. After the Crazy Rich Asian trilogy, everyone is waiting with bated breath what the next glittery read would be. Well wonder no more! In Sex and Vanity we are back in the world of the super rich with an outlandish wedding (a Kwan specialty) and this time he's set it in Capri and New York. Listen to our episode this week and check out what we thought...

63 minJUL 22
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TBNT S03E19 | Kevin Kwan's latest Sex & Vanity, best tak?

TBNT S03E18 | In Conversation with Rutger Bregman on Humankind

Bumper episode coming up folks! This week we have a whopper so sit back, relax and let Rutger pretty much take you through his book about a hopeful history of us. It's fascinating and his theories are backed by tons of research. If there is one non fiction book you should pick up this year, this might be it because God knows we need a bit of brightness with the year we've been having. There is much here to chew on and also some great bits where you can see how life can be treated differently and your relationship with the people around you.

85 minJUL 15
Comments
TBNT S03E18 | In Conversation with Rutger Bregman on Humankind

TBNT S03E17 | Impractical Uses of Cake Facebook Live Interview

We chatted with Yeoh Jo-Ann the author of Impractical Uses of Cake with Elaine from Lit Books. This was supposed to be a live event but well, that pesky little virus happened to we ended up doing a FB LIVE instead. Sigh... there would have been cake if there was an event. Still... it was a cool conversation about male protagonists vs female, Singapore as back drop, cake and how has it been writing during the pandemic. Enjoy!

67 minJUL 8
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TBNT S03E17 | Impractical Uses of Cake Facebook Live Interview

TBNT S03E16 | Break Your TBR: Book Highlights

It's been quite a while since we've done a Break your TBR so here's an entire episode dedicated to books that are out in May/June and some which are up-coming. There's no rhyme or reason really... these are just books that's been buzzing and those were ourselves are looking forward to. Loads of local stuff too folks! This episode is in collaboration with @definitelybooks

64 minJUN 25
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TBNT S03E16 | Break Your TBR: Book Highlights

TBNT S03E15 | Last Tang Standing with debut author Lauren Ho

EWe have all been there. Awkward marital questions at family gatherings, trying to get ahead in your work place where everyone looks like an enemy, torn between two delectable men... (err... okay maybe that one is wishful thinking). Thank god for books like Last Tang Standing where it not only entertains but gives you useful urban survival tips. We finally got back to our physical studio (reunited... and it feels so goooood...) with debut author Lauren Ho and got stuck into everything from fielding off matchmaking attempts to coming of age in an age of noise and confusion.

66 minJUN 17
Comments
TBNT S03E15 | Last Tang Standing with debut author Lauren Ho

TBNT S03E14 | Is The Glass Hotel the Perfect Pandemic Read?

Many know Emily St. John Mandel through her gentle dystopia novel Station Eleven. Now back with her 5th novel, The Glass Hotel feels at times dream-like and other times like you have stumbled upon a parallel universe to her novel before. And she acknowledges this, weaving a story out of time with characters you've met before but in a different life, this is a novel about counter-lives and consequences and letting go. Although there's a storyline that moves within the world of a Ponzi scheme (that alone such an interesting follow-up to Station Eleven) at the heart of this novel is a ghost story where all the characters are 'haunted' in their own way....

49 minJUN 10
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TBNT S03E14 | Is The Glass Hotel the Perfect Pandemic Read?

Latest Episodes

TBNT S03E23 | The Mistress of Darkness Julya Oui Talks Taiping and Terror

We hung out on a thunderous afternoon with Julya Oui and talk campfire tales, the private life of Silobans and the fact that there's really nothing to be afraid of. Having exorcised her demons on her page she cheekily says, "it's someone else's problem now..."

67 minAUG 26
Comments
TBNT S03E23 | The Mistress of Darkness Julya Oui Talks Taiping and Terror

TBNT S03E22 | August TBR & Huns 'n' Dee's Reading Recs

EAs everyone knows, there are too many books being released atm. As a spillover from last week's episode since we could not fit everything in an hour this week we thought you might like to know the stuff we really liked reading lately plus more interesting books to sink your teeth into.

61 minAUG 19
Comments
TBNT S03E22 | August TBR & Huns 'n' Dee's Reading Recs

TBNT S03E21 | WorldCon, Booker Longlist, Anticipated Books

We chill out with each other, over some delicious beverages and talk about happenings in the book world. Everything from ConZealand to is Rothfuss going to finally finish his book to the Booker Longlist. Also listen to Honey trying to convince Diana to read Midnight Sun even though deep, deep down inside she secretly wants to. Heh.

58 minAUG 12
Comments
TBNT S03E21 | WorldCon, Booker Longlist, Anticipated Books

TBNT S03E20 | Special interview with Hanna Alkaf on The Girl and The Ghost

Hanna Alkaf is back with her first middle grade novel The Girl and the Ghost. A little girl inherits and peleset (generational spirit) from her bomoh grandmother and makes it her friend. But Pink (what she named her peleset) is made of darker stuff. Can a friendship between a girl and a ghost survive the pains of adolescence? We talk supernatural, young betrayals and the creative life during MCO. You don't want to miss this episode. A longer version of the interview with some juicy bits can be found on our Patreon page. Do check out how to subscribe at Patreon.com/tbntpod

72 minAUG 4
Comments
TBNT S03E20 | Special interview with Hanna Alkaf on The Girl and The Ghost

TBNT S03E19 | Kevin Kwan's latest Sex & Vanity, best tak?

Kevin Kwan's romp-com has big stilettos to fill. After the Crazy Rich Asian trilogy, everyone is waiting with bated breath what the next glittery read would be. Well wonder no more! In Sex and Vanity we are back in the world of the super rich with an outlandish wedding (a Kwan specialty) and this time he's set it in Capri and New York. Listen to our episode this week and check out what we thought...

63 minJUL 22
Comments
TBNT S03E19 | Kevin Kwan's latest Sex & Vanity, best tak?

TBNT S03E18 | In Conversation with Rutger Bregman on Humankind

Bumper episode coming up folks! This week we have a whopper so sit back, relax and let Rutger pretty much take you through his book about a hopeful history of us. It's fascinating and his theories are backed by tons of research. If there is one non fiction book you should pick up this year, this might be it because God knows we need a bit of brightness with the year we've been having. There is much here to chew on and also some great bits where you can see how life can be treated differently and your relationship with the people around you.

85 minJUL 15
Comments
TBNT S03E18 | In Conversation with Rutger Bregman on Humankind

TBNT S03E17 | Impractical Uses of Cake Facebook Live Interview

We chatted with Yeoh Jo-Ann the author of Impractical Uses of Cake with Elaine from Lit Books. This was supposed to be a live event but well, that pesky little virus happened to we ended up doing a FB LIVE instead. Sigh... there would have been cake if there was an event. Still... it was a cool conversation about male protagonists vs female, Singapore as back drop, cake and how has it been writing during the pandemic. Enjoy!

67 minJUL 8
Comments
TBNT S03E17 | Impractical Uses of Cake Facebook Live Interview

TBNT S03E16 | Break Your TBR: Book Highlights

It's been quite a while since we've done a Break your TBR so here's an entire episode dedicated to books that are out in May/June and some which are up-coming. There's no rhyme or reason really... these are just books that's been buzzing and those were ourselves are looking forward to. Loads of local stuff too folks! This episode is in collaboration with @definitelybooks

64 minJUN 25
Comments
TBNT S03E16 | Break Your TBR: Book Highlights

TBNT S03E15 | Last Tang Standing with debut author Lauren Ho

EWe have all been there. Awkward marital questions at family gatherings, trying to get ahead in your work place where everyone looks like an enemy, torn between two delectable men... (err... okay maybe that one is wishful thinking). Thank god for books like Last Tang Standing where it not only entertains but gives you useful urban survival tips. We finally got back to our physical studio (reunited... and it feels so goooood...) with debut author Lauren Ho and got stuck into everything from fielding off matchmaking attempts to coming of age in an age of noise and confusion.

66 minJUN 17
Comments
TBNT S03E15 | Last Tang Standing with debut author Lauren Ho

TBNT S03E14 | Is The Glass Hotel the Perfect Pandemic Read?

Many know Emily St. John Mandel through her gentle dystopia novel Station Eleven. Now back with her 5th novel, The Glass Hotel feels at times dream-like and other times like you have stumbled upon a parallel universe to her novel before. And she acknowledges this, weaving a story out of time with characters you've met before but in a different life, this is a novel about counter-lives and consequences and letting go. Although there's a storyline that moves within the world of a Ponzi scheme (that alone such an interesting follow-up to Station Eleven) at the heart of this novel is a ghost story where all the characters are 'haunted' in their own way....

49 minJUN 10
Comments
TBNT S03E14 | Is The Glass Hotel the Perfect Pandemic Read?
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