Monday, December 12, 2022

We Only Have Now

December took us by surprise. It snuck up so fast both Candice and Steph feel like they missed November. But with the long nights and darker days, everything is getting a bit more gothic and introspective.


Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture by Zeba Blay

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman  

Mind The Gap, Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan  

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris 

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker by Alice Walker 

A Celtic Temperament: Roberston Davies as Diarist by Robertson Davies 

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction by Sheree Renee Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight - Movies

Movies and TV

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on Prime  - Youtube Trailer

Midnight Club by Christopher Pike and Mike Flanagan - Youtube Trailer


The Home For Good Campaign and The Bookshelf’s $20,000 donation -

Dolly Parton’s America -

Grammar Girl Podcast -

The Allusionist - 


0:00 Intro and Catchup Up

8:00 - The time for giving

13:00 - Slipping into the winter mood

18:30 - Winter reading plans

22:00 - Dolly Parton and Feminism

29:00 - Journals of authors and hosts

38:00 - Self Care

44:00 - Reading genre fiction & Grady Hendrix

49:00 - Midnight Club review

52:00 - Reading YA as an adult vs as a Young Adult


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