Thursday, September 24, 2020

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 75! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 7 of The Book of Life

Meh, we went for the obvious today!

Take 75 - The One With the Spice Rack

Description: It's Sol in Leo! We're back in Madison, but things aren't quite correct. Matthew's moody, Sarah's broody, and it seems it's up to Diana to get this place back into working order. We meet the locals (witches) at the Cost Cutter, and Smitty at the Post Office! This a short chapter, but it starts us on the path to the larger things to come.

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way as episodes are released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

Sol in Leo! Yay!
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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.

In this episode:
By the segment . . .

  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (04:20) Main discussion - Chapter 7 of The Book of Life - Sponsored by Sarah Dye
  • (58:22) Housekeeping - Thank you, Retta, Georgia, Michelle (with her PodChaser review), and Rachel - sponsored by Camille Mellin
  • (1:02:30) Save It For the Show - Topic: The fear of difference and change —  sponsored by Jody Kozey
  • (1:13:19) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page.
  • (1:14:50) Last thoughts/Outro.
Crock-potting 70's style!

Chapter 7, The Book of Life

  • It's Sol in Leo!
  • We all agree that we are happy about being out of “Crabby Cancer”
  • We start in Sarah’s still room, and Diana is fighting with the window! We see that this is Sarah’s sacred space. We think this is another side of Sarah, maybe even her truest self.
  • We compare the old pulpit to one of Jean’s colleagues, and Gerbert’s from a later chapter in this book.
  • A discussion of the 70’s decorating palette. Avocado, Persimmon, Brown and Harvest Gold! These colors have all survived in Sarah’s house.
  • Blenders, slow cookers, coffee grinders, and coffee makers are all the tools of the modern witch.
  • Diana thinks about the past and Mary’s mural, and all of a sudden, time starts spooling!⏰
  • Corra made it to NY
  • We loved the confrontation with Tabitha. 😾
  • Fernando reports on Matthew’s mental health. He also laments (and informs us) about Philippe. Diana “I’m getting the feeling you didn’t like the guy…” πŸ€”
  • We weigh the pros and cons of Philippe assigning Matthew as the family assassin.
  • We discuss why Diana is not using her magic to clean the still room; we conclude she’s still wary about performing magic in that space.
  • Sad, sad, Sarah. Boo! ☹️
  • The ghosts are gone, and it’s because Emily just died, and maybe they didn’t want to be hassled with questions, OK?!🀨
  • The blasted tree, and it’s strange fruit🌳
  • Diana is off to go shopping and Sarah is left to her sad sack self.
  • We discuss Sarah’s NEW BROOM - Val gets nitpicky. Anyway, the new broom is to replace Sarah’s old beat-down civic. 🚘
  • The witch ball is meant to replace the bumper stickers. LET SARAH KEEP HER BUMPER STICKERS!
  • Diana stops at the post office and sets the town abuzz.
  • Smitty is the Chatty Cathy of Madison…and we devolve into a discussion about Ace Hardware!
  • Oh…the post maul talk. DITCH!πŸ’₯πŸš™
  • Smitty; Diana exits stage left on this conversation. πŸ˜’
  • At the Cost Cutter in nearby Hamilton, we notice a minivan. Val gets a little heated talking about minivans.
  • Diana does a binding spell on the witch ball, and gets busted. Enter Vivian Harrison!
  • We discuss how nosy the coven seemed; but we just concluded it was a small town.
  • The old family names!
  • We speak to Abby, Caleb…both magical and part of the coven.
  • We discuss the Bodleian and the CostCutter as creature meeting places when some creature intrigue crops up.
  • Diana surprises us and herself “I think I need your help…” Wow! Progress!
  • The humans start noticing, so they set a date at Sarah’s in 20 minutes.
  • Back home, Diana tries some magic. It works!
  • “Welcome home, granddaughter” πŸ‘»
  • FIN

Sarah's got a brand-new broom!
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