Episode 17: Bonus Gilmore Chat!

Here’s a little bonus for ya filthy animals. In it, we discuss all things Gilmore. No, we didn’t read a book, but we read our palms and the stars said that Gilmore Girls are on the menu. Enjoy, drunkers!

Episode 16- Psychiatric Tales

Yes, my dears, it is time for another episode! This time, we discuss Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham.

This episode, we discuss taste buds, the importance of using equitable language, a whole buncha latches, and so much more.

Olivia drinks: rum and coke (not cocaine, tho)
Ashley drinks: gin and tonic (that quinine is bomb)

We read: Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
Up next: We the Animals by Justin Torres

Episode 15- You Can’t Touch My Hair

OMG it’s time for Drunk of the Book Club! Welcome back, drunkers. This episode we discuss the always amazing Phoebe Robinson and her book You Can’t Touch My Hair.

We discuss hot beverages with liquor in them, Jon Hamm’s “bottom portion,” the sexy power of tailored suits, fangirling and giggling over an Instagram comment from Pheebs (SWOON!), and, of course, this fantastic book. We really loved it.

Olivia drinks: mango black tea and rum
Ashley drinks: coffee with cream, rumchata, fireball whiskey, and cinnamon smirnoff (it’s delish, I promise!)

We read: You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Up next: Psychiatric Tales by Daniel Cunningham

 

Episode 14-The Couple Next Door

Hello, sweet sweet babyloves. This episode we’re all about The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapenka (and some other stuff, too).

We talk about so much, including: tea, the “happy ending” of this book (LOLZ), gateway books, The Hot Cheetos Analogy, cheesy character descriptions, The Gilmore Girls (for a long time, sorry y’all),  and so much more.

Olivia drinks: mango black tea
Ashley drinks: coffee with cream and peppermint extract

We read: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapenka
Up next: You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson


Episode 12- The Woman in Cabin 10

Hey drunky babies, it’s time for episode 12! This week, we read The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Oooh goodness we have much to discuss this time around, and some of those things are: a shout out to St. George Spirits for keeping us inebriated; our fancy fancy English major use of literature terms like “unreliable narrator,” The Turn of the Screw, and “frame narrative;”  Ashley’s hatred of travel journalists (jaykay); the stigma of mental health issues and questions regarding unreliable narrators used to move forward plot lines; a cry for not only diverse emojis, but also the crossed-finger emoji; and a buncha bodies we’re going to dump overboard on our next cruise. Suffice it to say, you are in for a treat, dear listener.

Olivia drinks: Andre and raspberry liqueur
Ashley drinks: gin and tonic

We read: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Up next: The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti


Episode 11- Threadbare

OMG drunkers, you do not know how frustrating the process of recording episode 11 was. Apparently the universe was not pleased with us, so Skype kicked us out of our conversation approximately one thousand times. So, when Olivia’s voice starts sounding weird near the end, that’s because we had to switch to Facetime. Wah-wah.

However, we made it through and it was worth it! This week, we read Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore and the Ladydrawers. This graphic novel was illuminating, to say the least!

This episode, we discussed: the fact that neither of us are the best at reading graphic novels (it takes practice!), how this book was similar in structure to Modern Romance, how very very complicated the sex trade is, and the monumental importance of making ethical clothes choices. Listen up, bbs!

Olivia drinks: maker’s mark, lingonberry syrup, and water (I don’t know what that is, either)
Ashley drinks: gin and tonic (with lime essential oil, hayyyo!)

We read: Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore and the Ladydrawers
Up next: The Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware

Episode 10- The Girl on the Train

Hello, lovely drunkers! This week, we bring you episode 10, all about The Girl on the Train.

This week we discuss soooo much. Ashley’s drinking and Olivia’s sick, so it’s a magical combo.

For instance, we discuss: the book equivalent of flaming hots, #englishmajorproblems, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, John Krakashmaka, finally succeeding at drinking a drink that matches the book, booze in cans, Cost Plus aspirations, sneaking booze into places, Pringles scams, gif vs jif, Olivia’s rampant jealousy (lawl), the slow reveal, being complicit with Rachel’s blackouts and guilt, manipulative men, women and motherhood, well-loved books, and oh my god the list goes on. Just listen, bbs.

Olivia drinks: water
Ashley drinks: gin and tonic (not in a can, tho)

We read: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Up next: Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore and The Ladydrawers

Episode 9: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Awww it’s time for another episode of Drunk of the Book Club, drunkers! This time, we discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany.

This week, we two Harry Potter love-ahs discuss many things, such as: the difference with reading a play version of Harry Potter, cheesiness, wanting to see the production, character caricatures, seeing our old faves again, the fact that Harry is still such a baby sometimes, Albus and Scorpius’s adorbs friendship, goofy prophesies, new Harry Potter movies, being low energy, and drinking mimoSAS.

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Olivia drinks: water
Ashley drinks: water and coffee (we’re sobes today, ya’ll!)

We read: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
Up next: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

 

Episode 8: Barbara the Slut

Hey drunky babies! Welcome to Episode 8: Barbara the Slut! This time we read Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes.

This episode, we were finally together in one place! It was simply marvelous. Somehow we pulled ourselves away from our ladies Palm Springs getaway for a chitty-chat about oh so much. In this episode, you can hear the cicadas buzzing while we relate ourselves to elements of the book, discuss life from the point of view of a dog, ponder sexual empowerment, and so much more.

Ashley and Olivia drink: coffee (borrrrinnggg)

We read: Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

Up next: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne