Yonit and Jessica sip strawberry gin-and-tonics through contraband plastic straws and talk about tropes in books and film and how they change and don't change over time. L'Chaim! Also an interview with Empire Records screenwriter Carol Heikkinen! Listener questions are answered, behind-the-scenes facts are revealed, and we cover everything from Rex Manning Day to her writing process. Enjoy and zay gezunt!
Yonit and Jessica enjoy a spritz--or is it a shpritz?--and talk about historical fiction. Does it even matter if it's accurate, as long as there's forbidden love? Also a conversation with Jessica's sister Melinda about her undying love for Outlander and how she'll keep reading until Diana Gabaldon explains the ghost in the kilt! L'Chaim!
Jessica and guest co-host Megan have a l'chaim of birthday-cake-vodka-shots and shmooze about being busy mommies who find time to read. Even though Yonit is on vacation, we still found a way to get easily distracted and follow the challah crumbs to interesting places. Also a fantastic interview with Wasted Pretty author Jamie Beth Cohen. We talk about Mayim Bialik, the 90s, and finding your teenage voice.
L'Chaim! We're drinking Smirnoff grapefruit vodka and talking about Jewish fiction & Jew-ish fiction, favorite Jewish authors, and more, going wherever the challah crumbs lead us. There are so many questions to be asked, and so many questions to be asked about those questions. Also we read reader comments and ask our shaila of the week.
L'Chaim! We're drinking homemade beet vodka and hot tea, so pick your favorite drink and join us. In this first episode, Yonit and Jessica start by talking about what inspired this podcast, books about books, and get lost down many rabbit-holes. So many. Stick around for what we're reading right now and our GoodReads goals. Yonit is reading The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson. Jessica is reading Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness.