American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera

We know y’all know just how excited we’ve been to talk about this book, and today is finally the day! We sat down to talk all about American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera, an absolute bombshell of a debut novel that will leave you in a puddle of emotions and starving for Afro-Caribbean food.

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  • 00:00 – 24:22 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 24:22 – 41:22 – Discussion of American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera
  • 41:22 – 44:09 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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The True Queen by Zen Cho

We’re back, friends, and so beyond thrilled this week to be talking about our first ever adult fantasy book, The True Queen, as the tentpole book of the podcast. Bear with us as we take several tangents this week (Grey’s Anatomy! The TOR library embargo! Which Gilmore Girls boyfriend is actually the worst?!) all while gushing about just how much we loved this follow-up novel to Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 23:16 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 23:16 – 43:55 – Discussion of The True Queen by Zen Cho
  • 43:55 – 48:53 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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And Never Been Kissed by thehoyden and twentysomething

Forgive us, friends, but we’re mixing things up again! We’ll be back in a few weeks with our discussion of The True Queen by Zen Cho (as promised!) but until then, strap in for a whole heaping dose of feelings about hockey, Pittsburgh, and the genre-defying power of transformative work. We’re so thrilled to finally be reading a novel-length fic as the focus of our episode, and couldn’t think of a better one to start with than “And Never Been Kissed” by the hoyden and twentysomething!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00 – 03:01 – Intro & Updates
  • 03:01 – 24:31 – Hockey Fic Recs
  • 24:31 – 46:41 – “And Never Been Kissed” by thehoyden and twentysomething
  • 46:41 – 50:24 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano

Y’all, we are back this week with a book that was just the biggest of warm, magical hugs. We so adored A Sprinkle of Spirits, the second book in Anna Meriano’s absolutely delicious Love, Sugar, Magic series, and we tried our best to be gushing adoration while being sparing in our spoilers! So tune in to hear all about our love for witch books, our differing opinions on ghost stories, and a surprising number of Law and Order: SVU mentions.

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-20:24 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 20:24-33:52 – A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  • 33:52-38:17 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

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We are so incredibly glad to be back, friends! As always, we loved having a little bit of R&R during our holiday break, but we missed all your faces dearly 🙂 Today we’re back with a vengeance, coming at you with ten media recs a piece before we launch in to our discussion of the amazing, incandescent, totally delicious Alyssa Cole novella Once Ghosted, Twice Shy. Stick around until the end for some important Patreon updates as well as to find out what we’re reading over the next few weeks!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-49:53 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 49:453-1:02:53 – Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
  • 1:02:53-1:08:10 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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Next Episode: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano (February 25th)

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Romance and Randomness with Amanda

Happy end of the longest year in recorded history, friends! In our last episode of 2018, we talk to dear friend of the pod Amanda about ALL THE THINGS. You can check her out on Book Riot, Barnes & Noble, Bookpage, and Smart Bitches.

Thanks again to everyone who listened and read along with us this year. You have no idea what a bright spot you were for us and we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us. Happy New Year, all!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-28:46 – Intro & Current Reads
  • 28:46-1:20:00 – Q&A and Chat with Amanda
  • 1:20:00-1:23:00 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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Upcoming Episodes

February 11 Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
February 25 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Found Families with Diana

It’s Monday, which means it’s our third week in our huge December Guestravaganza and it’s time to talk about one of our absolute favorite tropes of all time – found families! We sat down with long-time friend of the pod, Di (who you can also find over at AO3 as kerrykhat), to just kind of chat our way through some of our favorite found family media properties and what it is we love so much about this genre-spanning trope!

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TIME STAMPS:

  • 00:00-27:50– Intro & Current Reads
  • 27:50-47:18 – Found Families Discussion
  • 47:18-49:41 – What’s Coming Up, Outro, and Outtakes

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