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Judging Book Covers Podcast

A bi-weekly book club podcast hosted by Stephanie Cortez and Meghan Griffin! In 2019 we are exploring a book challenge, broadening our horizons and making smarter book choices! And don't forget: keep supporting your local libraries!
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Jun 20, 2019

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 the perspective people had of them. We also discuss the Lifetime movies based on V.C. Andrews books, Downton Abbey, and American literature and how it is taught. 

Poems discussed in the episode: 

"I, being a woman and distressed"

"Justice Denied in Massachusetts"

"Humoresque"

"Oh oh you will be sorry for that word"

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Twitter | Podcast | Podcast's Twitter | Blog

Jun 8, 2019

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 

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May 23, 2019

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 to do a novella by her! 

Next Up: A book of essays! 

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May 9, 2019

 

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, as well as some PSAs about sex education. We also dive into our favorite of the Chrises because, naturally! 

Side note: Meghan's audio screwed up and didn't record for about 10 minutes. It's been edited down, but roughly 47 minutes in, that's why she kind of disappears! 

Next up: A book with LGBTIQ+ romance!  

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Apr 24, 2019

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 spiders, does this book have a fridging, and how much we love Odd. 

Next up: A romance book! 

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Apr 11, 2019

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 dangerous situations, pockets, timey-wimey stuff, the death of Payless, and Murder Mardi Gras! 

Book Drink: Muddled Pines

Next Up: A Cover with Purple in it! 

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and guest: 

Tim's Twitter | Minds at Yeerk Instagram

Mar 29, 2019

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 a book with green on it! 

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Mar 14, 2019

 

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 Key

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Feb 27, 2019

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 overpopulation, and our feelings on Lestat! 

CW: Lots of rape discussion because apparently, it is hereditary in one of the family lines. 

Next Up: Rereading a childhood favorite! 

Book Drink: -

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and guest: 

James's Twitter | Unabashedly Obsessed Podcast's Twitter | Unabashedly Obsessed Podcast Kids on Bikes Podcast's Twitter |

Feb 14, 2019

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! 

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Book Challenge | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

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Jan 29, 2019

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: A book recommended by someone you trust! 

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Book Challenge | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

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Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram

Jan 16, 2019

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 from this book and what they feel is of benefit, and their relationship with New Year's resolutions. 

Find us on the web:

Book Challenge | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email: judgingcoverspodcast@gmail.com

Find our hosts:

Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram

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