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We're two trouble makers from Columbia, South Carolina who love books and booze and talking over each other.  We met in a post-election fury and continue to agitate and drink heavily while reading the news.

Courtney is a Technical Librarian by way of a master’s degree in Public History. She has been obsessed with romance novels since she stole them off her Mamaw’s nightstand. She is a loud talker, likes the color pink, enjoys cheap wine, and thinks music festivals are dumb. She also is scared of bears, loves Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon, and is a Basic Southern woman minus the racism and White Shoulders.

Sara is a Research and Readers' Advisory Librarian with a master's degree in Library and Information Science.  She once came in second on Jeopardy! but it was after Alex Trebek shaved off his mustache so she isn't sure if that counts. She is unafraid of bears as long as they are South Carolina bears; none of that west coast ursine business.  She dresses like a lumberjack on vacation but owns more than one set of pearls and a lot of personalized stationery. 

Bodice Tipplers Bodice Tipplers

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

We're two trouble makers from Columbia, South Carolina who love books and booze and talking over each other.  We met in a post-election fury and continue to agitate and drink heavily while reading the news.

Courtney is a Technical Librarian by way of a master’s degree in Public History. She has been obsessed with romance novels since she stole them off her Mamaw’s nightstand. She is a loud talker, likes the color pink, enjoys cheap wine, and thinks music festivals are dumb. She also is scared of bears, loves Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon, and is a Basic Southern woman minus the racism and White Shoulders.

Sara is a Research and Readers' Advisory Librarian with a master's degree in Library and Information Science.  She once came in second on Jeopardy! but it was after Alex Trebek shaved off his mustache so she isn't sure if that counts. She is unafraid of bears as long as they are South Carolina bears; none of that west coast ursine business.  She dresses like a lumberjack on vacation but owns more than one set of pearls and a lot of personalized stationery. 

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Elaine - Angus Eye Tea Podcast ,

You'll Fall In Love With This Podcast

I know nothing about romance novels but holy cow, Courtney and Sara make these stories come to life! Their reviews are not only well thought out, but highly entertaining to listen to. The hosts work great together as well! Listening to an episode is like having wine with an old friend. Join this virtual book club, grab a drink, and enjoy!

-Elaine, Angus Eye Tea Podcast

Arconna ,

Being Surprised by Romance!

Honestly, I need to start reading romance novels. I'm one of those dudes that sits around saying "well, I'm not really into romance, but it's cool," but Sara and Courtney have got me thinking that I really ought to expand my horizons. The hosts bring a well-researched, honest perspective to the genre, tackling some of, shall we say, interesting versions of the bodice-ripper form.

Readers of romance will get a lot out of this show. But even non-romance fans will find a lot of entertainment in this relatively new show. And if you're like me -- willing to have your brain challenged -- you might develop a newfound interest in the genre!

Cailín Glas ,

Fall in Love with These Romance Enthusiasts

I’ve never been a reader of romance novels, but these two make me want to give them a try! Courtney and Sara are incredibly smart and their reviews are entertaining and easy to follow.

As a listener, you can tell that these hosts love what they do. It’s awesome to listen to great friends have fun together!

-The Black Case Diaries

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