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JBC is back from hiatus and ready to read! But FIRST: We joined a network! Thank you to Certain POV Network for inviting us to be a part of your amazing group. Please go check out the website and find all the amazing podcasts you can listen to! This week we broke our rules a little because one of our favorite authors, Alyssa Cole, has released a ne…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan read The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae! As she is close in age to us, we had fun discussing our own relationship with some of the topics she discusses! Please note, JBC will be on hiatus for about a month. We will see you in mid-August! We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since …
 
In this episode, Stephanie and Meghan read This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender! This book has a great realistic teenage love story, and never once feels like a book trying to make a statement, which makes us love it more! We discuss a little bit of our outlooks from when we were teenagers, as well as how we can still get advice fr…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan are joined again by Ollie Brady to discuss R L Stine's Fear Street: The First Evil! We discuss the books of our childhood, particularly focusing on the horror books that shaped our reading styles. We also dive into some of the book drama going on in the world, so this episode is a little heavier than we expected. We a…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan read Lot:Stories by Bryan Washington! This is a short story collection that is well done and powerfully important. We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since libraries are still closed. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned …
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan are joined by Victoria Lucia! Victoria brought us The Magicians by Lev Grossman, the book one of her favorite shows is based on! Spoiler: the tv show is definitely better than the book! Find us on the web: Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com Find our hosts: Meghan's …
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan get all up in some heists while reading Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Rohrig! We also spend a good portion of the episode discussing food and cooking and all the cooking shows that go with that! Next up: A book with a Blue cover! Find us on the web: Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcove…
 
Happy anniversary to JBC! And as always to celebrate, we invited Tim Lowe to come back and read another book with us. Tim picked the Veronica Mars novel The Thousand Dollar Tan Line. We do have spoilers for the first three seasons and Veronica Mars movie, but no spoilers for season 4! Next Up: A book given to us for free! Find us on the web: Twitte…
 
Our favorite Ollie Brady joins us to talk about Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man! We are also in severe cabin fever isolation mode, so there is a lot of chatter about what we are watching and recommend if you need recommendations! Book Drink: Mint Julep Next Up: A Novelization of a podcast/tv show with Tim Lowe! Find us on the web: Twitter | Facebook |…
 
COVID has caused us to get a little stir crazy, so this episode is a little all over the place, even after it has been edited down. And there is no excuse for it being a week late, other than Love is Blind. Which probably goes well with us reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel! Book Drink: Red Wine (for Love Is Blind, honestly.) Or hot…
 
Today we celebrate Stephanie's birthday! Friend of the podcast Tim Lowe presented us with a book, Contact by Carl Sagan, as a 1985 Bestseller gift! .....Can we return it? Next Up: Our hosts's top 5 2019 Reads Find us on the web: Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com Find our hosts: Meghan's Twitter …
 
Sorry this episode is so late! Medical, travel, and computer issues...it's been a messy week. BUT it's okay, as we are joined by Alex LaVelle from Paneolology to discuss the play The Moors by Jen Silverman! This drama is a wonderful tongue in cheek look at Victorian gothic literature and the terrifying moors they tend to be staged on. Next Episode:…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan chat about H. H. Holmes and the World Fair! But really we talk a lot about how everyone keeps talking about how charismatic and wonderful Holmes was and how gross that is. Next Episode: A drama Find us on the web: Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com Find our hosts: M…
 
Note: There are some The Good Place spoilers from minute 15-18. This week Stephanie and Meghan read Yes Please by Amy Poehler! We discuss her openness about her career, her ability to keep the private stuff private, and some of the things that haven't quite aged well. Also, we definitely have an interesting "book drink!" Next Episode: A true crime …
 
This episode is dedicated to Chris. Happy belated birthday! We finally get a relaxing break and decided to read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams! We also discuss A Simple Favor, another book that you should see the movie first. What IS the question that has the answer 42?! Next Week: A memoir Find us on the web: Website | Twitt…
 
Happy Banned Book Week! Stephanie and Meghan discuss one of the more popular banned books: Beloved by Toni Morrison. All the content warnings. And we feel them in our bones. Next episode: A Book We Saw The Movie First Find us on the web: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com Find our hosts…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan tackle one of Obama's favorite 2018 books: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones! This episode is also extra bonus discussion of Hunger Games, as Stephanie finished the series after last episode. An American Marriage has discussions of rape, infidelity, and abortions, so just a heads up. It's a rough yelling ride. Next…
 
Stephanie and Meghan tackle a book by an author from their state: Suzanne Collins from Connecticut! Stephanie had not read Hunger Games, while Meghan realizes it's probably her favorite YA series. We discuss the terrifying possibility of the Games happening, our favorite characters, and how a post-Game of Thrones world has led Stephanie to believe …
 
Several weeks ago, Stephanie and Meghan wavered between reading Rebecca and One Hundred Years of Solitude. When Facebook helped them decide to read the first, they saw an opportunity to read the second as well. What happens when an entire family names everyone the same name? What's more important, family or war? How should you treat our partner's s…
 
It is summer, so of course Stephanie and Meghan are continuing to do some school-ish summer reading. This week they read The Scarlet Letter, a book Meghan read in high school and hated. Has it gotten better with age? Next Up: A book translated into English! Find us on the web: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgi…
 
Today Stephanie and Meghan read a Gothic classic: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier! We discuss if it is actually a romantic love story, what we thought the book would be about, and man how young our poor narrator actually is! Next Up: Rereading an assigned book from school! Find us on the web: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram |…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan tackle Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber! We discuss all ten stories in the collection, not just the first story! Book drink: Bloody Marys Next Up: A classic we haven't read before! Find us on the web: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com Find our hosts: Me…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan try to understand some poetry, so they invite Megan Sunday of Let's Get Weirding to help them find some poetry they'll actually like! Megan definitely delivered, as we all read some Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry that made us laugh, discuss how revisionist American history is, and how frustrated some women were with…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan dive into a collection of essays: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley! And we do spend this episode as an excuse to talk about our woes in pop culture. Cocktail: Hair of the llama cocktail Next Up: A collection of poetry Find us on the web: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: …
 
Stephanie and Meghan are back to continue our month of love and romance! This time we read two novellas that center around queer romance: one modern and one historical urban fantasy! We lucked out in two stories that aren't about a character coming out or having to deal with society trying to keep them down! And since we loved Alyssa Cole, we HAD t…
 
There is a LOT going on in this episode, as the week we recorded it was definitely a big one for pop culture! So if you want to skip ahead, please pay attention to below! Skip GoT talk: 07:05 Skip Locke and Key (mild spoilers): 10:30 This week we read A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole! This book does lead to our discussion of sex and sexy scenes,…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan dive into one of our more controversial authors: Dean Koontz! We grabbed a copy of Odd Thomas as it is his most highly recommended book! And any excuse for us to watch an Anton Yelchin movie, we will take! We talk about how we are probably a little late to read this book and why, why the most terrifying thing is still…
 
It is time for Tim's annual visit! We welcome him back with another weird book (we wouldn't want it any other way?) Is Wayward Pines a ghost town, stuck in a time dimension, an entire flashback? We had a lot of fun guessing and still couldn't quite figure out what was going on in the book! We discuss the main character's love of being naked in dang…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan dive into the first half of the Joe Hill's comic series Locke and Key! We discuss our relationship with comics, especially what brought us into collecting them. We also briefly discuss the new Netflix show possibility and whether or not we would want to see inside our own heads? Next Up: Tim's annual visit to discuss …
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan get real with talks of childhood and puberty, inspired by this week's book: Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. We discuss early crushes, first kisses, periods, religion, and more. All while looking at the incredibly innocent and adorable Margaret as she navigates sixth grade. Next episode: Locke and K…
 
To celebrate Meghan's birthday, we read a classic from 1988: Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice! And who better to come talk books with us than James Anderson?! It is just a wonderful added bonus that none of us had read an Anne Rice book or seen this movie! We discuss how Anne Rice effected Twilight vampires, how other books have handled overpopulat…
 
This week Stephanie and Meghan fall into a magical world in Howl's Moving Castle! They talk about the pressures of being the oldest child, add a new segment about the books we read between episodes, and how awesome 24in48 was this past January! Next up: A Bestselling book from 1988! Find us on the web: Book Challenge | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook…
 
Stephanie and Meghan check off number 2 on their JBC reading challenge: A non-fiction book based on a historical event! This week's episode is about The Devil in the Shape of a Woman by Carol Karlsen. They discuss how infuriating it is to see why women were accused, the reach of the witchcraft trials, and the lingering effects to this day. Next up:…
 
Apologies for the EXTREME delay in this episode: Meghan's audio was definitely a mess. Hopefully you enjoyed this book as much as we did, and hopefully you forgive us for this massive delay! Please go vote for our next season as well! Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate and review us! Facebook Group | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram …
 
Stephanie and Meghan start the new year and new season with a book challenge! We have put together 27 books to read this year and will be using them as our episode guides. Our first episode of the season is a self-help book: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero! Stephanie and Meghan discuss their relationship with self-help books, what they've retained …
 
Meghan and Stephanie end the year discussing Stephen King with one of our favorite guests! We debate whether we are going to read the entire Dark Tower series, our love for Idris Elba, who really is Dean Koontz, the idea of passing time by poops, and the perils of spoiling oneself! Book Drink: Bourbon, Whiskey, or Water Find us on the web: Website …
 
This episode is way too late, and we will get the last one out before the new year!! We read Chemistry by Weike Wang right before the holidays. While it isn't a seasonal book, it does lead us into a discussion of bad boyfriends, toxic families, and how awful grad school is! Doesn't that sound like a great way to get ready for the holidays? Juuuuuus…
 
With the holidays, we definitely got delayed! But we hope you had a good one, as we did. We are continuing with Persephone by discussing the 2009 animated Wonder Woman movie! It's a bit of a...loose adaptation, but we have a good bit of fun discussing it and our favorite things about Wonder Woman. Join us next week for a dive into the 2016 novel, T…
 
We apologize for the delay — Meghan had a stomach bug that could not be tamed! But we have an excellent short story collection to discuss with you this week! We read Roxane Gay's Difficult Women for this episode, expecting a wonderful essay collection but instead, we got an inspiring short story collection! This may be a bit too dark for holiday re…
 
This episode is a first in a lot of ways: our first Persephone retelling, our first Greek mythology retelling, and our first time doing a sequel of a series! We dive into Sarah J Maas's A Court of Mist and Fury to discover that we maybe do love our Hades character, sometimes like our Persephone character, but overall, eat a bit of crow in what we t…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! If you need a break from family, come dive into SEASON 8! We talk a few Greek underworld mythos, particularly Persephone and Hades and Orpheus and Eurydice! We are incredibly excited to branch out! Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate and review us! Facebook Group | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website | Email…
 
On this episode, we take a look at a book from Stephanie's TBR list! And it is a dozy of a book, coming in at 500 pages! We discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr, who as a person is also quite fascinating. We review the book through its historical lens and as a murder mystery. We also have a long discussion in which we realize how little Stephanie and…
 
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