Established in April of 2011, Booked. is a weekly podcast where two avid readers review and discuss books, conduct author interviews, and make recommendations for good books they’ve read. Our goal is to deliver book reviews by everyday readers, for everyday readers.
We strike a balance between reviewing books with large readership, and independent or small press books that don’t benefit from the amount of promotion that comes with a large publishing house.
*Fresh and New*
We review timely books. We’re always looking for recent or soon-to-be released books to review. We consider books of any genre a possible review – as long as our listeners can find and buy them.
*Interaction and Community*
In addition to reviews we do author interview episodes, open format episodes where we discuss topics our listeners suggest online, and “Intro to genre” episodes where we explore genre fiction with a guest ‘genre expert’. Using social media, we do book giveaways and share interesting book-related articles and discussions.

LIVIUS NEDIN – Co-host, Communications

Livius is arguably the cynical member of the Booked team.
He has tried his hand at writing and decided he’s a far better critic than scribe. In between various TV shows he manages to enjoy a wide variety of fiction but loves noir, the strange and the original. Booked is his first podcast.

ROBB OLSON – Co-host, Producer

Robb is an avid reader, a sometimes writer, and an all the time co-host of Booked. He is also an editor and contributing writer at ManArchy Magazine. When he’s not editing audio and mooching wifi at a coffee shop, Robb is probably burying his nose in a book (at a coffee shop).

SKIP PAPERSLY – Booked. News

Skip Papersly was a proud newsreel man in the late 1930’s and 40’s. While on assignment in Berlin, Skip accidentally fell into a vat of deep freezing agent in a Nazi compound. It would not be until the year 1997 when he would be discovered, along with Hitler’s head and favorite Cockapoo, Fritzy. After a long defrosting process and cultural education, Skip was given a place to live, a computer, and Fritzy. In his spare time, Skip enjoys Hot Dogs, America, swing dancing, and Voting for FDR in every election. Fritzy died in May 2012.

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17 comments on “About Us

  1. Podcast reviews are a great concept. Hope you don’t mind me linking to your podcasts from my online bookstore… great way to share additional info on my books. Thanks!

  2. Hey now! why isn’t there a picture and bio of me here?

  3. Hello fellow podcasters (I’m a co-host of the Adventures In SciFi Publishing! I’m just curious if there’s any way to submit my newly released debut novel for your consideration. It’s an adult epic fantasy with all kinds of deep shit going on. Thanks a lot!

  4. We had to update this here page to include Mlaz Corbier, as he is long overdue for a spot on our roster. Also, wanted to prove that Livius Nedin can be handsome with the right amount of vegetation in the background.

  5. Robb, my honey is always handsome.

  6. Of course he is, Linda. (knowing wink)

  7. Listen to Booked before I make you listen to me. (You have been warned!)

  8. Why am I at the bottom?

  9. Isn’t The Netherlands south of the United States?

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    Skype: kbebeme

  11. I would like to send you my newly released novel, “The Origins of Disgust, Self-Hatred, and Hostility.” It’s published by a small indie publisher called Shook Up Publishing out of San Diego, CA. Please let me know if you’re interested and where I can send the book. Thanks!

  12. I listened to the whole Frank Sinatra in a Blender podcast and loved it! You guys do a great job of analysis, plus you’re interesting, fun and have good voices. I’m so excited that HARD BITE is the next book at Booked. (But maybe I should wait and see, huh? There’s always room that it might flop right on its belly.) Skip, I’m sorry Fritzy died. Are you going to do a memorial segment next May? Maybe a life retrospective of the life and times?

    Anyway, keep doing what you’re doing, guys. Word is going to get around more and more.

  13. How do we submit content?

  14. David Jan 22, 2014

    You guys gonna do some more author interviews soon?