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Rough Draught

23
Jul 2019

48 - Obsidian Son

Kirsty & Carissa are full of regret as they recount possibly the most painful reading experience of their lives, featuring cool hot dudes, naked dragon ladies, lots of money, questionable comic book references, and rare book collecting.

 

Topic: Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

18
Jul 2019

47 - To Kill a Mockingbird

Carissa & Kirsty revisit an American classic to examine the intricacies of a small-town Southern childhood in terms of both what is spoken and unspoken.

 

Topic: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

9
Jul 2019

46 - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Carissa & Kirsty embrace summertime and join four relatable high school gals to trade pants and stories about divorced parents, adrenaline chases, recognition of mortality, and Being Too Pretty.

 

Topic: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

1
Jul 2019

45 - Good Omens

Kirsty & Carissa join an angel and a demon in their race to find the Antichrist and avert Armageddon. Also featured: witches, witchfinders, hellhounds, maggots, Queen, aliens, and biker gangs with creative nicknames.

 

Topic: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

25
Jun 2019

44 - Harry Potter 6

Kirsty & Carissa make a return trip to Hogwarts, but this time, it's a teen romance! Time to learn about Voldemort's past, question Dumbledore's decision-making, and aggressively stalk Draco Malfoy.

 

Topic: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

17
Jun 2019

43 - My Year of Rest & Relaxation

Carissa & Kirsty join a sharp and nameless narrator on her drug-addled quest to sleep away the nihilistic monotonies and tragedies of her life in this darkly funny and deeply personal novel.

 

Topic: My Year of Rest & Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

11
Jun 2019

42 - Through the Language Glass

Kirsty & Carissa peek through the academic looking glass at the ways in which language, culture, and thought intertwine and interact.

 

Topic: Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

3
Jun 2019

41 - Scythe

Kirsty & Carissa visit a tranquil dystopia (or utopia) in which death has been all but exterminated -- except for the Scythes, an order of benevolent assassins who are going through quite the political upheaval.

 

Topic: Scythe by Neal Schusterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

28
May 2019

40 - Pride & Prejudice

Kirsty & Carissa set off on a quest to find husbands for the imperious Bennet daughters, encountering class commentary, petty drama, and witty Victorian banter along the way.

 

Topic: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

20
May 2019

39 - Hungry People

Kirsty & Carissa are joined by author Tasha Coryell to discuss her series of short stories, featuring physicality, food, sex, and morality as well as pop culture, clowns, and how to get Taylor Swift & Marilyn Manson in the same movie.

 

Topic:  Hungry People by Tasha Coryell

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore