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The Eras as Book Recommendations + Stratchey, Woolf & Bloomsbury

Where are the Swifties? Jordy and Berkley publicist, Kristin Cipolla, sit down to discuss two of their favorite things: Taylor Swift and books. If you’re looking for book recommendations based on each of Taylor’s eras, you’re in the right place.  In the second segment, Alana speaks with Nino Stratchey, of the infamous Stratchey family. They …

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Sex Education: What We Should Have Learned in High School

Jordy sits down with Laura Bates, feminist and sexism expert, to discuss her new book, NO ACCIDENT. This YA feminist, survivor thriller explores themes of sexual harassment, rape, abusive relationships, psychological abuse, and friendships in young adults.   Books & Resources mentioned Fix the System, Not the Women by Laura Bates Men Who Hate Women by …

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Frisky Faves + Alternating History & Fantasy with Charlaine Harris

Looking for some good romance books to spice up your shelves?! Jordy and Sally sit down to discuss their favorite romance books of 2022…and some of the flops they read.  In the second segment, Ashley interviews Charlaine Harris about the fourth novel in her Gunnie Rose series, THE SERPENT IN HEAVEN. The discussion includes world …

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Victorian-era romance - Mimi Matthews interview
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Victorian-Era Feminism in The Belle of Belgrave Square

I had the privilege of speaking with Mimi Matthews, the author of the Belles of London Series. This romance series began with The Siren of Sussex and continues now with the recently published The Belle of Belgrave Square. Matthews spoke with me about feminism’s place in the Victorian Era, outdated medical treatments like bloodletting and …

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Shauna Robinson interview + THE BANNED BOOKSHOP OF MAGGIE BANKS book cover
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Shauna Robinson Talks Reading, Representation, and The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks

In The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson, anti-bookworm Maggie Banks comes to Bell River to help out in her best friend’s bookstore. But she struggles to follow the strict rules put in place by the historic society, and eventually decides to play by her own rule book in order to bring new …

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Baking the Resistance with Our Favorite Sweet Feminists

In honor of Becca Rea-Tucker’s new cookbook BAKING BY FEEL, Renee sits down with @thesweetfeminist herself and best friend/mobile bakery owner Jeney Christensen. The three of them discuss baking as an outlet to process emotions (including feminist rage), how baking can be subversive, and how working in the kitchen can help us accept our imperfections. …

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Women and Westward Expansion + A Good Story Never Dies with Roseanne Montillo

Mariquita talks about her new favorite non-fiction book, Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West. The book captures the voices and stories of so many women who participated in, were carried along by, and were impacted by Manifest Destiny and the American drive westward in the mid- to late-1880s. It’s a real heartbreaker and …

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Blkstacks Book Recs + Dancing with Numbers with Tricia M. Taitt

Using her bookseller skills, content contributor Alana Amore Colvin (the admin behind blkstacks on instagram and youtube) provides book recommendations for folks looking to expand their reading taste to include more black women writers! Stacks keeps it simple giving listeners the starter pack for black femme literature. More on black femme literature, Renee chats with …

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