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The Bookstore

Dec 31, 2019

Here we are with reflections on our year in reading and talking about books. Auld Lang Syne and all that, too.

Next time we will be reading Scruples by Judith Krantz. You can find it at your local library or bookstore and read along with us.

Dec 19, 2019

What's this? Another new episode this week! Recently we had the chance to chat with graphic novel writer Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, This One Summer, Skim) about her latest novel for DC Ink, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass. We chatted about how one goes about writing a graphic novel, writing...

Dec 17, 2019

Alternate title: WE ARE NOT HISTORIANS. Jenny Erpenbeck's The End of Days blew us away with how masterful she ties everything together. It's so good, we trip over our words and maybe have a slight existential crisis.

We will not be releasing an episode the week of Christmas, but we'll be back in the New Year with...

Dec 3, 2019

Correction: We stated that this novel was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, but that is wrong. One of Susan Choi's previous novels was a finalist, not Trust Exercise. Sorry for destroying your trust in us.

However, this novel DID win the National Book Award for Fiction. We attempt to figure out why.

Lots of spoilers in...