The Bookstore

Hosted ByBecca & Corinne

It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.


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41.5 – Howl’s Movie Castle – Love Turniphead

This week we watched the Studio Ghibli version of Howl’s Moving Castle. Does it make any more sense than the book? What’s Batman doing here? Next week we will be discussing Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation you can find it at your…

41 – Howl’s Moving Castle

This week we have an update on 18th Century Shakespeare scammer William Henry Ireland, we talk about the latest literary scam hitting the scene, and we talk about how lighthearted fantasies do not spark joy for Becca as we discuss Diana Wynne Jones’s…

40.5 – Literary Scandals 301: He Was Pretty Much Unremarkable in Every Way

Seems we’re in an era of wild scams (hi, have you watched the Fyre Festival docs?) so we’re bringing back one of our favorite topics: literary scandals. Tune in for the story of a literary forger desperate to impress his dad, and a wildly popular…

40 – The Garden Party

This week: corrections, Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party, velour pants, dancing with people when you don’t like being touched. Next book will be Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones.

39.5 – Persepolis

We read and discuss Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir, Persepolis. Our next read will be The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield. Find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us.

39 – The Wedding

This week we read The Wedding by Dorothy West, Becca pronounces “chagrin” wrong, and Corinne has been saying “Marjane” wrong for several weeks now, so we actually don’t know anything except that The Wedding is a very solid book from the backlist that…

38 – The Transit of Venus

Some listener feedback and a discussion of The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard. What even is this book? Next week we will be discussing The Wedding by Dorothy West and the following week, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

37.5 – People Don’t Care About Offending Dead People

The episode is a little late, but Happy New Year! We’re talking about book resolutions, what we learned from our last year of reading, and our January reading project. Next week we’re discussing Shirley Hazzard’s Transit of Venus.

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