Saturday, October 30, 2021

Frankenstein - An All the Horror Special!

This week’s episode of Brook Reading is a long time coming!  I present to you an extra special, chock full episode celebrating one of the most revered creations in literary history, and one of the most terrifying monsters in film history, Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, “Frankenstein”!!  Not only is this episode long-awaited and special to me, as “Frankenstein” is one of my favorite novels of all time, but this episode also caps off the month-long, annual podcasting extravaganza, All the Horror!  Stick around as I review the novel, discuss Shelley’s incredible life, however peppered with tragedy, and cover as many film adaptations as I can.  Thank you so much to my #allthehorror community, I dedicate this episode to ALL my spooky friends, and I look forward to next year!  
Tonight’s promo will be one of the featured podcasts within All the Horror, the Invasion of the Remake Podcast!  A special thank you to Sam, one of the hosts of IOTR, for leading us through another spooky season!  

To find other special All the Horror episodes, you can follow @allthehorror18 on Twitter or the #allthehorror.  To find more about Invasion of the Remake, you can find them on all the things @invasionremake

The Story of Mary Shelley - Drunk History

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Alicia Dill, Author of Beyond Sacrifice

This week on Brook Reading, I had the distinct pleasure to interview author Alicia Dill and discuss her new novel, Beyond Sacrifice.  Alicia talks about the bonds amongst veterans, the importance of knowing facts from fiction, and the feeling of meeting a “unicorn in the wild”.  Afterwards, I highlight and review her most recent venture, Beyond Sacrifice, SPOILER - FREE!  Don’t forget to visit Alicia’s website to find out more about this incredibly talented and influential author, and pick up your own copy of Beyond Sacrifice!

Alicia Dill is an Army veteran, journalist, public speaker, and award-winning author. Originally from Missouri, she joined the Iowa Army National Guard at the age of seventeen. She received a degree in journalism and international studies at the University of Iowa, and has a masters from the University of Dubuque. Her first book, Squared Away, was a 2020 International Next Generation Indie Book Award winner and a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award. Her newest book, Beyond Sacrifice, published September 7, 2021. Both focus on the close bonds of sisters-in-uniform and draw from Dill’s experiences. See more at

Sunday, October 17, 2021

There Will Come Soft Rains

Hey, everyone!  It has been a while since I've updated, but this week's episode seems a perfect place to return to the blog!  To celebrate Spooky Season, this episode of Brook Reading reviews the beautifully written, yet incredibly morose short story, “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury.  Not only do I take a deep dive into one of my favorite short stories, but I plug one of my new favorite podcasts, the Party Time Excellent Podcast!  Don’t forget, go check out -  ESPECIALLY DURING SPOOK-TOBER - The Horror Academic on YouTube, and 2 Girls on a Bench on your favorite podcatcher!  Happy Halloween, and Happy Reading! 

Audio Adaptation of "There Will Come Soft Rains"

PROMOS:  Party Time Excellent Podcast, The Horror Academic, 2 Girls on a Bench

Party Time Excellent Podcast on Spotify

The Horror Academic on YouTube

2 Girls on a Bench