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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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Jul 20, 2020

This week Stephanie and Meghan read The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae! As she is close in age to us, we had fun discussing our own relationship with some of the topics she discusses! 

Please note, JBC will be on hiatus for about a month. We will see you in mid-August! 

We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since libraries are still (mostly) closed. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 

50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores

A More Current List 

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Jul 6, 2020

In this episode, Stephanie and Meghan read This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender! This book has a great realistic teenage love story, and never once feels like a book trying to make a statement, which makes us love it more! We discuss a little bit of our outlooks from when we were teenagers, as well as how we can still get advice from a sixteen year old boy. 

We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since libraries are still (mostly) closed. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 

50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores

A More Current List 

Find us on the web:

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Find our hosts:

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Jun 19, 2020

This week Stephanie and Meghan are joined again by Ollie Brady to discuss R L Stine's Fear Street: The First Evil! We discuss the books of our childhood, particularly focusing on the horror books that shaped our reading styles. We also dive into some of the book drama going on in the world, so this episode is a little heavier than we expected. 

We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since libraries are still closed. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 

50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores

A More Current List 

Find us on the web:

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Find our hosts:

Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram

Jun 5, 2020

This week Stephanie and Meghan read Lot:Stories by Bryan Washington! This is a short story collection that is well done and powerfully important. 

We also close with a discussion of bookstores to support, since libraries are still closed. Judging Book Covers Podcast stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you are looking for black owned bookshops, please check out these links: 

50 in 50 Black Owned Bookstores

A More Current List 

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Find our hosts:

Meghan's Twitter | Stephanie's Instagram

May 22, 2020

This week Stephanie and Meghan are joined by Victoria Lucia! Victoria brought us The Magicians by Lev Grossman, the book one of her favorite shows is based on! Spoiler: the tv show is definitely better than the book! 

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May 10, 2020

This week Stephanie and Meghan get all up in some heists while reading Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Rohrig! We also spend a good portion of the episode discussing food and cooking and all the cooking shows that go with that!

Next up: A book with a Blue cover!  

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Apr 23, 2020

Happy anniversary to JBC! And as always to celebrate, we invited Tim Lowe to come back and read another book with us. Tim picked the Veronica Mars novel The Thousand Dollar Tan Line. We do have spoilers for the first three seasons and Veronica Mars movie, but no spoilers for season 4! 

Next Up: A book given to us for free!

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Apr 9, 2020

Our favorite Ollie Brady joins us to talk about Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man! We are also in severe cabin fever isolation mode, so there is a lot of chatter about what we are watching and recommend if you need recommendations! 

Book Drink: Mint Julep

Next Up: A Novelization of a podcast/tv show with Tim Lowe! 

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Apr 1, 2020

COVID has caused us to get a little stir crazy, so this episode is a little all over the place, even after it has been edited down. And there is no excuse for it being a week late, other than Love is Blind. Which probably goes well with us reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel! 

Book Drink: Red Wine (for Love Is Blind, honestly.)  Or hot chocolate for the book (we didn't actually discuss a drink!)

Next Up: A Book that Makes Us Laugh with Ollie Brady! 

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Mar 12, 2020

JBC is back and has invited Dr. Sarah Ifft Decker of Media-eval Podcast back on to discuss some 14th Century court cases! Specifically, we read A Poisoned Past: The Life and Time of Margarida de Portu, a 14th Century Accused Poisoner by Steven Bednarski! Come listen to us discuss how you might think you have the worst brother-in-law, but Margarida has you beat! 

Book Drink: A Good Red Wine (with a side of garlic bread)  

Next Up: A Translated Book

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And our Guest:

Sarah's InstagramMedia-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast

Feb 29, 2020

JBC is back and maybe forgot to post an episode this week! It's because we have been too busy SWOOOONING over Beverly Jenkins' novel Destiny Captive! Join us as we go back in time to the 1880s and become pirates in Cuba. 

Book Drink: TEQUILA 

Next Up: A Book about a Historical Event

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Feb 13, 2020

Judging Book Covers Podcast is BACK! We kicked off the 2020 JBC Challenge with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin! And it was totally a hit and worth it -- February has some great releases! 

Book Drink: Sprite and SKYY vodka

Next Up: A Romance Novel

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