Dystopian Gender Roles

We weren't sure what to title this episode. It was clear that there was a collective theme to these books, but our original idea of feminist dystopia wasn't quite right. I ended up at Gender-Interrogating Speculative Fiction, but Nicole told me (correctly) that is way too long and complicated. You can see what we've settled... Continue Reading →

Wilderness Survival

And it's time for another one of Laura's reading obsessions! This time, we're talking books about surviving nature, whether it's in the extreme cold of the north, the Florida Everglades, or just adrift in the ocean - basically, we're talking anything inspired by Hatchet. Listen along to find out whether Nicole's felt the allure of... Continue Reading →

Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

In the seventh outing in the Shetland Island series featuring detective Jimmy Perez, author Ann Cleeves has begun to delve deeper into the characters inner lives while still writing an engaging mystery. Besides working with Jimmy, the author has begun to round out the lives and desires of his co-workers, including his long suffering sidekick,... Continue Reading →

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

In the follow-up to her bestselling novels, Me before You and After You, author Jojo Moyes has published  an  eclectic  collection of nine short stories each from a woman's perspective and dealing with  a variety of themes from troubled relationships to near magical shoes. The longest story in the set is "Paris for One" and... Continue Reading →

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