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It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.

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It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.

    67 - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

    67 - How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

    This week we read Alexander Chee's How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. 

    Reading Schedule: 3/3 - Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, 3/17 - The Collection by Nina Leger, 3/31 - Passing by Nella Larson, 4/14 - Weather by Jenny Offill

    • 41 min
    66.5 - Patreon Exclusive Released - YA Twitter Drama

    66.5 - Patreon Exclusive Released - YA Twitter Drama

    We're busy so we've pulled one of our Patreon Exclusive episodes out to show you what you might be missing.

    www.patreon.com/thebookstore

    • 29 min
    66 - False Bingo

    66 - False Bingo

    First some news and a correction (and a phone call!), then we review and discuss False Bingo, a book of short stories by Jac Jemc.

    Next book is How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee.

    • 49 min
    65.5 - Very Difficult or Very Hard

    65.5 - Very Difficult or Very Hard

    We discuss how we feel about movie adaptations of books, and Becca quizzes Corinne on some Oscar winners. 

    But before that, we recommend some articles of interest regarding American Dirt:

    https://tropicsofmeta.com/2019/12/12/pendeja-you-aint-steinbeck-my-bronca-with-fake-ass-social-justice-literature/

    https://medium.com/@davidbowles/non-mexican-crap-ff3b48a873b5

    https://thebluenib.com/a-poor-imitation-american-dirt-and-misrepresentations-of-mexico/

    • 36 min
    65 - Gods of Jade and Shadow

    65 - Gods of Jade and Shadow

    We discuss and review Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and... well, we can't like them all.

    Next time we will be reading False Bingo: Stories by Jac Jemc. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us.

    • 53 min
    64.5 Never Join a Committee

    64.5 Never Join a Committee

    We attempt a timeline of the events that have been shaking up Romancelandia, and rhapsodize about the genius of Greta Gerwig and her version of Little Women.

    Sources:

    https://www.pajiba.com/miscellaneous/a-timeline-and-explanation-of-the-romance-writers-of-america-controversy.php

    (and lots of time spent refreshing Twitter!)

    Next book discussion will be Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Gods of Jade and Shadow! 

    • 31 min

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