Join our Classics Club!
And listen to tomorrow's episode a little early.
Today is the day. We just launched our Patreon community! Join our brand new Classics Club for bonus episodes, classes, book club chats, and behind-the-scenes fun. We're thrilled to read and learn alongside our Classics Club patrons as we investigate works of classic literature and share what we're reading and loving lately. We need a place to channel all of our Big English Teacher Energy, so here we are!
When you support us on Patreon, you're helping us sustain our creative work by directly funding our podcast. Your money will go to podcast improvements, website design, and paying our growing team so that we can continue to create quality content. We'll keep you updated as we meet goals and hit milestones, all because of YOUR support.
We posted a few things on Patreon to get you started. To access this content, go to patreon.com/novelpairings and sign up!
Early access to tomorrow’s episode: Five tips for reading Pride and Prejudice (or any Austen novel).
A link to the spreadsheet where we track our classic & contemporary pairings.
A welcome survey to help us get to know you better.
Our calendar of events for March.
And we’ll be posting more this week!
If you’ve never heard of Patreon, here’s the scoop: Patreon is a membership platform that allows creators to get paid for their content. Our new Patreon community is a way for listeners to financially support us and keep our show going, plus they get extra special bonus content as part of their membership. All of our regular episodes in the Novel Pairings podcast feed will remain free (don’t worry!). But we’re excited to offer more episodes, classes, and community events to our membership community.
We have two membership tiers to chose from.
$5/month: Literature Lovers are looking for a way to support Novel Pairings plus a little extra literary goodness delivered weekly. At this tier, you'll receive:
Bonus episodes every Friday
Quarterly AMAs with Chelsey and Sara
Access to the Ultimate Novel Pairings episode spreadsheet
Exclusive voting power to help us select books for the podcast
$8/month: Literature Scholars are looking for a way to support Novel Pairings and get more out of their reading lives through literary discussions and classes.
In addition to all of the benefits including in the Literature Lover tier, you will receive:
One monthly virtual book club discussion
One monthly class taught by Chelsey and Sara. Classes will include topics such as author deep-dives, literary movements, literary theory, close reading, and more.
If you’d like to hear more before you join us, stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode. In addition to sharing five tips for reading Pride and Prejudice, we’ll also go over all of our Patreon perks and what we have planned for Classics Club in the month of March.
We’ll be back in your inbox at the end of the week with a regular installment of our newsletter. In the meantime:
Download episodes of Novel Pairings wherever you get your podcasts.
Check out our blog for bonus pairings, reading tips, and book recommendations.
We declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!
See you in Classics Club!
Chelsey & Sara