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Rough Draught

16
Sep 2020

When the Moon Was Ours

Kirsty & Carissa bring out their magical-spiritual sides to find the connection between nature and identity, love and ego, the moon and the water, and also pumpkins. So many pumpkins.

 

Topic: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

7
Sep 2020

The MacKinnon’s Bride

In another Kindle ad-inspired adventure, Kirsty & Carissa travel to medieval Britain & Scotland for some steamy romance, daddy issues, questionable accents, and far too many descriptions of breasts.

 

Topic: The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

27
Aug 2020

How to Do Nothing

Kirsty & Carissa consider Animal Crossing, the environment, social media, art, communes, refusal, and the idea of Doing Nothing.

 

Topic: How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

24
Aug 2020

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Kirsty, Carissa, and special guest Michelle go on an adventure in 1920s Mexico featuring snarky demons, architecture, assertive heroines, and literal hellfire.

 

Topic: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Guest: @michellelegustaleer

18
Aug 2020

Death of the Author

Carissa & Kirsty discuss J.K. Rowling's transphobia as well as the more general idea of authorship with an assist from the classic essay by Barthes. Can we separate authors from their work? Should we? 

 

Topic: Discussion // "Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

10
Aug 2020

Jane Eyre

Kirsty & Carissa go through a troubling orphaned childhood, private school, a governess job, and several marriage proposals only to conclude that women should not be locked in attics.

 

Topic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore 

29
Jul 2020

The Tradition

Kirsty & Carissa consider the parallel traditions running through America, family, sex, love, violence, and the Black experience while enjoying the language of Pulitzer-winning poetry.

 

Topic: The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

21
Jul 2020

A Court of Thorns & Roses

Kirsty & Carissa join an angry human girl as she learns about mysterious handsome faeries, the dangers of prejudice, and the magical powers of -- well, that would be a spoiler.

 

Topic: A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

 

14
Jul 2020

Pale Fire

Carissa & Kirsty unravel character histories and read a poem that is definitely, assuredly, indisputably about the fugitive ex-King of Zembla and his grand adventures.

 

Topic: Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

6
Jul 2020

Shattered Grid

Kirsty & Carissa activate their Zords and set off across the Power Rangers multiverse to learn that you can only truly be saved when you open your heart.

Topic: Shattered Grid - written by Kyle Higgins, illustrated by Daniele Di Nicuolo & Diego Galindo, colors by Walter Baiamonte & Marcelo Costa, letters by Ed Dukeshire

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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