Trish and Jess identify books they will own but will never read, sometimes because they have squishy hearts and sometimes because they hate history. Trish knows someone who gotten broken up with because they read "Ulysses" too much,  Jess is unsympathetic to suddenly blinded charachters because Daredevil is so badass, and a talking dog scolds other dogs all while assessing this month's book, "Blindness." Next month: "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. (Musical Credit: I can see clearly now by Johnny Nash)

Direct download: Blindness.mp3
Category:fiction -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

While assessing "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan, Trish and Jess discuss hypothetical hedgehog names that have come from the deep truth of dreams, Mr. Penumbra is weighed against Dumbledore, and the economic value of animating boobs are all discussed in this month's episode. Next month's book: "Blindness" by Jose Saramago. (Musical Credit: Princes of the Universe by Queen)

Direct download: MrPenumbra.mp3
Category:fiction -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

This month we talk about Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. One of the 40% of books Trish actually likes! Who does or does not get murdered is discussed, but more importantly, are there any characters in this book that deserve our affection? Your hosts are of different opinions.

Next month: Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan.

(Musical Credit: She's Leaving Home by The Easy Star All-Stars)

Direct download: GoneGirl.mp3
Category:mystery -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

This month we bring you a discussion on The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. Next month we discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. (Musical Credit: Confluence by John Williams)

Direct download: GardenOfEveningMists.mp3
Category:fiction -- posted at: 10:32am EST

We close 2014 with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt. Next month we read The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. (Musical Credit: Georgia on my mind by Ray Charles)

Direct download: MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil.mp3
Category:non-fiction -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

This month, Trish and Jess talk about "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell. We learn that Trish doesn't care about space potatoes, there's all kinds of sexual tension, and Jess just wants Tim Gunn to be happy. Next month is "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. (Musical Credit: Paer Natus Est Nobis Et Filius Datus Est Nobis by Benedictine Monks Of Santo Domingo De Silos)

Direct download: TheSparrow.mp3
Category:Sci-fi -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

In the premiere episode, Trish and Jess face off in "Judge a Book by its Title" before assessing their first book choice: "Horns" by Joe Hill. Discussion wraps up with their top 5 lists of horror novels. Next month: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. (Musical Credit: Devil with the Blue Dress On by Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels)

Direct download: Horns.mp3
Category:horror -- posted at: 7:54pm EST



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