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The Bookstore

Feb 26, 2019

This one might be a little divisive. We read My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh and talk about loving books with characters who are gross and mean. 

This discussion will include topics related to sexual assault and drug addiction.

Our next book discussion will be Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah....

Feb 19, 2019

This week we watched the Studio Ghibli version of Howl's Moving Castle. Does it make any more sense than the book? What's Batman doing here?

Next week we will be discussing Ottessa Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation you can find it at your local bookstore or library and  read along with us.

Feb 12, 2019

This week we have an update on 18th Century Shakespeare scammer William Henry Ireland, we talk about the latest literary scam hitting the scene, and we talk about how lighthearted fantasies do not spark joy for Becca as we discuss Diana Wynne Jones's fantasy for people of some age group, Howl's Moving Castle.

Next time...

Feb 6, 2019

Seems we’re in an era of wild scams (hi, have you watched the Fyre Festival docs?) so we’re bringing back one of our favorite topics: literary scandals. Tune in for the story of a literary forger desperate to impress his dad, and a wildly popular Man Booker Prize winning novel that is startlingly similar to one by a...