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Rough Draught

16
Feb 2021

Meet Cute Club

Carissa & Kirsty celebrate Valentine's Day by rediscovering a love of romance thanks to a cast of charming, complex characters and a story that is heartwarming but not saccharine.

 

Topic: Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

11
Feb 2021

Deaf Republic

Kirsty & Carissa consider silence, rebellion, joy, love, and the infinite penis.

 

Topic: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

3
Feb 2021

The Toll

Kirsty & Carissa finish the extremely solid Arc of a Scythe series with religious allegory, space exploration, and another underwhelming storyline for Rowan.

 

Topic: The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

25
Jan 2021

Cherry

Kirsty & Carissa take a hit of candid, vivid writing on a journey through the mind of an Iraq-vet-slash-heroin-addict-slash-hopeless-romantic-slash-part-time-bank-robber-slash-average-dude.

 

Topic: Cherry by Nico Walker

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

12
Jan 2021

2021 Draughties

Kirsty & Carissa revisit the books of Rough Draught 2020, and none of the real-life events. Who will win the coveted Best Classic, or some of the more obscure Draughties? Let's find out!

7
Jan 2021

A Fashionably Dead Christmas

Carissa & Kirsty celebrate the holidays with a litany of angelic, demonic, and vampiric figures. It's...really...something.

 

Topic: A Fashionably Dead Christmas by Robyn Peterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

5
Jan 2021

The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell

Kirsty & Carissa delve into spy work to discover how treason works, why people might commit treason, and whether or not anyone actually cares about treason.

 

Topic: The Spy Who Couldn't Spell by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

30
Dec 2020

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Kirsty & Carissa visit another classic fantasy world, consider the definition of allegory, and enjoy good old-fashioned imagination.

 

Topic: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

17
Dec 2020

Genre

Kirsty & Carissa discuss the concept of genre: purpose, execution, and personal interaction with.

 

Topic: The Concept of Genre

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

15
Dec 2020

Leave the World Behind

Kirsty & Carissa head out to Long Island for a relaxing and mildly apocalyptic vacation. On the way, they consider what it would be like if every waking moment were crucially important.

 

Topic: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

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