Podcast Shownotes

Haunting Your TBR: Mariquita & Steph Talk Horror Books

Mariquita and Steph get together to talk about their favorite books for creepiest season of all, and they get a little carried away (oooo! by ghosts!!) Books mentioned: Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste Grievers by adrienne maree brown Maroons by adrienne maree brown (forthcoming) The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings Woman, Eating by Claire …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Why I Reread Books + Voicing Joy and Gentrification with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

With all the books out there to discover, it’s understandable that so many feel it’s a waste of time to reread something they’ve already read. Sally shares why she loves rereading books and what she learns when she does it.  Speaking of revisiting the past, Ashley interviewed Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of “On the Rooftop”. …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Empathy, Astrology, and Kinship with Candice Carty-Williams

Empathy, Astrology, and Kinship with Candice Carty-Williams Ashley interviewed Candice Carty-Williams about her novel, “People Person”. Ashley asked about creating kinship within long-lost family, using social media for validation, and Candice’s thoughts on romantic relationships. Ashley and Candice also share their big 3 in astrology.  Book content warning: death, mention of blood, revenge porn Book …

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Podcast Shownotes

I’m Glad My Mom Died: A Discussion about Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir

Ashley, Rah, Mariquita, and Alana Amore discuss the memoir, I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED by Jennette McCurdy. The conversation gets into thoughts about how Jennette wrote her experiences including her relationship with her siblings, going to therapy, and healing after her abusive relationship with her mother.  There are spoilers in this conversation. There are also …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Joy, Grief, and Chosen Family: A Discussion with Eleanor Brown

Mariquita talks with Eleanor Brown about what we miss when we discuss adoption, the importance of vulnerability and community, and her new book, Any Other Family.  Books mentioned: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown Support our guest and hosts: Follow Eleanor: Website …

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Brooklyn, Bookstagram, & Community

Alana sits down with Trae of @blkbookswap and Fayola of @readingforblacklives to discuss the origin and work of their Brooklyn/Bookstagram based orgs. This conversation breaks down the importance of community, representation, and what it’s like incorporating white people into communal spaces while holding space for poc.  Bookstores Mentioned:   CafeConLibros: Website // Instagram Adanne: Website // …

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Bookish Life, Podcast Shownotes

Romance & Publicity with Berkley Publicist Kristin Cipolla

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about working in the book industry world? Berkley Romance publicists, Kristin Cipolla, and host Jordy, discuss all things book publicity and the romance genre. If you are a book lover, this one’s for you.  Book Mentioned: First Book Recommendation: Do I Know You? by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The Magic of Feeling Seen + Deconstructing Happily Ever After: What We Lose When We Embrace Princess Tropes

There’s a special magic in feeling seen in a book – feeling like it was written just for you, to help validate your identity and experience. Maybe you even hesitate to recommend it because you can’t imagine anyone else could love it as much as you. Sally shares a couple of recent reads that gave …

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Podcast Shownotes, Social Justice

Social Stance vs. Social Bullying with Marsha Molinari

Simha Haddad and Marsha Molinari discuss the power behind social media platforms and the serious repercussions that come with misusing that power. Citing a recent incident in which a prominent celebrity used her platform to propel a false narrative, they delve into both the harm and the good that can come from a simple social …

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