Nov 13, 2019
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION by Ottessa Moshfegh
This week, we dig deep into two recent bestsellers: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION! We discuss teen romance, the allure of sleep, and famous events in Dutch history. (Spoiler alert, Toby hasn’t heard of...
Nov 6, 2019
Inspired by both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Taylor Swift, we choose the literary characters we wish were part of our best friend “squads.” Unsurprisingly, Bailey picks multiple cats. Plus, Andrew reveals the person he’d most want to host his holiday party, and Toby shares his plan to survive the apocalypse.
Oct 30, 2019
DRACULA by Bram Stoker &
THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW by Clive Barker
Spoooooky Halloween! We discuss two scary novels—THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW by Clive Barker and DRACULA by Bram Stoker—using our best (worst) Transylvanian accents. As an extra treat, we break down the concept of an “unlikeable character” and what...
Oct 23, 2019
To get you in the Halloween spirit, we talk about three spooky stories: “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, “House of Puppets” by Junji Ito, and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. Then, for our grand finale, we improvise the scariest story about flan you’ve ever heard. Hold on to your bats!
Oct 16, 2019
THE CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling &
DEATH WITH INTERRUPTIONS by Jose Saramago
We dig deep into lesser-known works by two of our favorite authors. Andrew covers DEATH WITH INTERRUPTIONS by Jose Saramago, while Bailey tackles THE CASUAL VACANCY, a novel by J.K. Rowling that has nothing to do with witchcraft or wizardry....