Book Squad Goals

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BSG #39: Third Person Flavored / Gods of Jade and Shadow & Interview w/Josie Silver

Escape the pandemic and join us in 1920s Mexico for a discussion of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s “Gods of Jade and Shadow.” From more than six feet apart, we talk about the book’s fairy tale structure, the unlikely romance at its center, and whether or not it’s actually a YA novel (spoiler: it’s not). Then, Emily treats us to her lovely interview with Josie Silver, author of the romance novel “The Two Lives of Lydia Bird,” which you can purchase now — hopefully online from your favorite local indie bookstore! If you need suggestions for indie bookstores to order from, search ‘featured bookstore’ on our blog, where you can also read about all the other content we’ve been consuming during this time of social distance. Next time on the podcast (4/6) we’ll be joined by BSG fave Grady Hendrix for a discussion of Netflix’s new “Dracula” miniseries, and we’ll also talk with Grady about his new novel, “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.” Be sure to read along for our next bookpisode (4/20) on Tamsyn Muir’s “Gideon the Ninth.” As always, you can follow us @booksquadgoals on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and you can send us any comments or questions to Stay safe, friends, and stay inside!

1:07–join us in quarantine
8:38–what’s your trendy book name?
13:01–book intro
15:07–does the Jazz age add anything?
20:00–what do we actually know about Mayan mythology?
29:52–fairy tales, new adult lit, and genre
49:09–so what makes this a fairy tale?
53:06–how was the romance?
1:03:19–an interview with Josie Silver!
1:30:54–what’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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