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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.

    School Boards and Book Banning

    School Boards and Book Banning

    On this episode we preach to the choir and discuss why book banning is a bad thing.

    Next time we will be discussing Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. You can find it at your local library or bookstore and read along with us.

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    • 33 min
    A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez

    A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez

    For our first read for the September Bookstore Challenge we read Sigrid Nunez's debut auto-fiction novel, A Feather on the Breath of God. It reflects on the author/narrator's parents, both immigrants, her upbringing in New York, and a later love affair with a Russian immigrant in her 20's.

    Next time we will be discussing Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. You can find it at your local library or bookstore and read along with us.

    • 45 min
    Magma by Thora Hjorliefsdottir

    Magma by Thora Hjorliefsdottir

    For our final Women in Translation Month installment we read Thora Hjorliefsdottir's Magma. It is a challenging read about a young woman in an abusive relationship. We relate, we don't want to relate. We commiserate.

    Next time we will be discussing A Feather on the Breath of God by Sirgrid Nunez.

    • 43 min
    Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

    Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

    Way back in 2017, we read Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins. When the documentary about her life popped up on Becca's Netflix Recommended, we figured we'd watch and discuss. We have a lot of laughs talking about Collins' fascinating life and work. 

    Next time we will be discussing Magma by Thora Hjorliefsdottir. It can be found at your local bookstore or through Hoopla if your local library uses that service.

    Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. 

    • 53 min
    The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez

    The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez

    It's Women in Translation Month and our first pick for this prompt is the recently released somewhat autobiographical/historical novel about the Pinochet regime in Chile, The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez. Long time listeners will be pleased to note that Corinne has transcended using the word "basically" as a filler to using exclusively "essentially."

    • 41 min
    Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    For Women in Translation Month, our prompt for August and also celebration in the wider book world, we talk a little bit about previous recommendation episodes, as well as some literary translation prizes. Our main topic is a translation game Corinne made, so fair warning, there is lots of laughing in this episode because we have lots of fun.
    Next time we will be discussing The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez.
    Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

BethG458643 ,

Great Book Podcast with Many Female Authors

I enjoy how Becca and Corinne focus on female authors purposefully and also focus on multicultural books. Their intentions are much appreciated. I don’t often enjoy many of the books they feature, but I suppose that’s more my problem. I also like how they have minisodes that don’t necessarily review books.

One constructive comment: I think it would be great if they created more of a dialogue with their listeners.

They can be a little annoying sometimes when they get giggly. Again, probably more my problem.

pmethr ,

Good

Smart hosts who discuss interesting books but OMG stop saying “like” all the time!

contentflower ,

Well,

This is *definitely* a podcast by two white women with english degrees, lol. I encourage people to look further than this

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