All the classics you missed, never read or never wanted to read, we'll do it for you!
Ep 30 - Persepolis
“The greatest country in the world” said hardly noone without dictator tendencies. What’s it like to be 10yo when extremists take control? Marjane Satrapi will tell you - and it’s way more revealing than you could imagine. Her memoir Persepolis is our book of the month!
Ep 29 - The Bell Jar
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussions of suicide.
What do UN interpreters, tuberculosis, and turkey necks have to do with dating? Ask Esther. Our main character in the novel The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath navigates her world while struggling with depression and it is sometimes funny, sometimes suffocating, sometimes nothing - all, real. This semi-autobiographical novel is a classic for a reason. Sylvia Plath writes with nuance.
Ep 28 - Kindred
Happy Black History Month! And we got Octavia Butler. That's right, in this time-traveling quinkydink, we jump from 2021 back to 1976...and 1815! The novel Kindred connects two ancestors across generations, plus or minus an arm.
Continuing our year of women and writers who are POC, enjoy! You might just learn a thing or two about a redhead.
Ep 27 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Episode 27. Year 2021. What could go wrong? Well, 50 Shades. Tricia picked a title that sent us „starting the year off with shit“ as Sarah puts it. Fitting? E.L. James wrote Fifty Shades of Grey and we sift through all 50 red flags of this relationship.
Ep 26 - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Even 20202 ends and for the last episode we are checking in with McMurphy, Bromden and Nurse Ratched. Join us in figuring out what is going on inside the Oregon psychiatric hospital and watch two giant egos fight in Ben Kesey's bestseller.
Ep 25 - World War Z
A pandemic, an election and a shooting. It was not easy to find a book that was even darker than the real world these days. So we decided to throw some zombies into the mix. In this month's episode we talk about World War Z. Here's to hoping that this stays a dystopian fiction.
This is the first audio book I downloaded and it is amazing! You should really try it out!
I had hope for this podcast but could not get past the first 10 min of The Great Gatsby. One of the women (Tricia??) offers nothing but giggles, her subjective petty dislikes and vapid opinions. She scoffs at the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald, as if she were an authority. The other two are deferential to her idiocy. Get her off the podcast and you might have something. Now I’m unsubscribing.
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