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The Bookstore

Jun 11, 2024

Today we discuss Wise Children by Angela Carter, a book about twins, fulfilling June's prompt to read a book with twins or doppelgangers. It's Angela Carter, so everything is in excess, not just one set of twins, but multiple, plus all the twins share the same birthday. There's a confusing family tree, there's a...


Jun 4, 2024

You ready for a messy book? This week we read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin.

Next time we will be reading Wise Children by Angela Carter.

Content warnings: sexual assault, domestic violence, fertility issues.

If you want to read along with The Bookstore Challenge 2024, you can join us on The...


May 21, 2024

We're back! Becca's still suffering from a sinus infection, but we're pressing on anyway. The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams is Corinne's pick for May's prompt to read a book recommended by your favorite author. Joy Williams (in general) is recommended by many authors, among them Catherine Lacey and...


May 15, 2024

Due to some unforseen circumstances this week we are bringing you an episode from our Patreon about Colleen Hoover's massively popular novel It Ends With Us in leiu of our regularly scheduled book discussion. We will hopefully be back with that next week.

Here is the Slate article by Chels Upton mentioned at the top...


Apr 30, 2024

Perhaps our most referential episode, ever.

The book: The Employees by Olga Ravn

The art it was created to accompany: Consumed Future Spewed Up as Present by Lea Guldditte Hestlund

Books (many are also Movies/TV shows) Mentioned:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick (movie is titled Bladerunner)