I play games during every interview here at All By My Shelf. And I’ve recently devised a points system. Check below to see where your favorite author ranks.
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Fairy Tales – All By My Shelf
This player shows the most recent public episodes of the All By My Shelf Podcast.
Never Have I Ever Spoiled My Own Book
Guests are given a series of tropes based on their upcoming or recently published work as well as stereotypical writerly things to do (EXAMPLE: Never have I ever written at a coffee shop, Never have I ever written a smoking gun, etc). If they have done more than half of the scenarios, they have to spoil something from their book.
*Marked scores indicate interviews with spoilers.
|Michelle Mason (interview)||Your Life Has Been Delayed||8/30/21||5/10*|
|Hayley Krischer (interview)||The Falling Girls||10/15/21||6/10*|
|Soman Chainani (interview)||Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales||9/18/21||6/10*|
|Jessica Vitalis (interview)||The Wolf’s Curse||9/10/21||6/10*|
|Carly Heath (interview)||The Reckless Kind||2/5/22||7/10*|
|Brandie June (interview)||Gold Spun||6/26/21||8/10*|
In this game, I give the author three rounds of three books. They must choose one to hoard so that others can never see it, one to sacrifice, so they can steal its power and become a better writer, and one to giveaway never to see again (hypothetically, of course).
|Author||Book||Date||Books Added to the Giveaway Jar|
|Halli Gomez (interview)||List of Ten||1/22/2022||The Visitors by Greg Howard, Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty, Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June|
|Lisa Frenkel Riddiough (interview)||Elvis and the World As It Stands||10/23/2021||The Struggle Bus by Julie Koon, 365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark, Normal People by Sally Rooney|
|Brandie June (interview)||Gold Spun||6/26/2021||A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair, Two Kingdoms by Kristy Cunning, Hazel and Gray by Nic Stone|
My guests are given a brief blurb about their favorite books, but I have taken out key information and replaced it with [noun], [adjective], [character], and [verb].
In this game, guests are given 10 commonly misspelled words. They must spell the words correctly and the game ends when they make a mistake.