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Ep85: We Be Witches

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Ep85: We Be Witches

Lit Chicks

Ep85: We Be Witches
We start off this podcast with a little chat about satan’s waterfall cause who doesn’t want to go with the flow?! Then we discuss two witchy books/series! A Witch in Time and The Tiffany Aching books (mostly The Wee Free Men) from the Disc-world series! Happy Reading!
July 23, 2020
Ep84: Love & Quarantine
In this episode we review If I Never Met You, Surprise Me, and The Two Lives of Lydia Byrd. Happy Reading!
June 23, 2020
Ep83: This Sucks!
Vampire time!!!!!!!!! We talk about two books featuring some blood sucking fiends! A Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex and The Southern Book Club’s Guide go Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. Enjoy!
April 21, 2020
Ep82: Book Swap!
This week Marcia and Becky both read books the other should have read. Becky reviews Mort (yes, from the Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett and Marcia reviews The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card! Enjoy! 
April 13, 2020
Ep81: Sci-Fi...It's contagious!
In this episode we review two science fiction books, The Messengers by Lindsay Joelle and Contagion/Immunity duology by Erin Bowman.  After we chat about space plagues we review a listener requested book, The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville. Special guest reviewer Grayson joins us for this part. We talk about Halloween, Trump, Basketball in the 90's and R Kelly. I know, now you really want to listen right? Find out how all those things go together on this episode of Lit Chicks Podcast. Enjoy! 
April 3, 2020
Ep80: It's Not Lupus!
episode 80!! Welcome to the House episode. If you don't get the episode title, shame on you! In this episode we review House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas and The House Husband by James Patterson & Duane Swierczynski. 
April 2, 2020
Ep79: The Wives Club
In this week's episode we start with a little fitness talk. Then we dive into the Netflix hit show Love is Blind! Man that show was horrible but I couldn't stop watching it! Then we get into the books! This week we reviewed The Wives by Tarryn Fisher and The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. We hope you enjoy! 
March 19, 2020
Ep78: My Oxford...wait, dead bodies?!? TELL ME MORE!
In this episode we start off with a review of My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan. Solid meh. Then we deep dive into the interesting world of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs By Caitlin Doughty. Kids ask the darndest things!
March 5, 2020
Ep77: Get Furious
In this episode we discuss the book Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Pérez. Warning: If you're a female this episode (or rather the information discussed within the book we review) will probably piss you off as much as it did us. If you're a male, hopefully it will piss you off as well. Either way, we hope you like this episode. Thanks for listening! 
February 27, 2020
Ep76: Oz
This episode we go somewhere over the rainbow and venture down the yellow brick road to Oz! We talk about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz!  Then we venture into the world of Wicked and talk about the book and the hit Broadway musical adaptation!  We hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening! 
February 20, 2020
Ep75: Agatha Christie writes strange romance novels!
In this episode we have a little bit of everything! We start off sharing our worst moments of the past week...moving with cats and a rent the runway dress disaster. Then we ease into some chat about Little Women by Louisa May Alcott before we jump into a review of Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. This is where things got really fun. Did you know Agatha Christie also wrote romance? We get sidetracked reading titles of her mystery novels and re-imagining them as romance novels. Lastly we give an updated review for Amazing Grass Superfood powder after taking it for the last week. Happy Reading! (and listening!)
February 6, 2020
EP 74: Healthy habits suck but what about the snacks?!
In this episode we're going full on self help! We explore some new healthy habits and snacks! We chat about Healthy Habits Suck by Dayna Lee Baggley, The Power of Self-Compassion by Laurie J. Cameron, 10% Happier by Dan Harris and The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brené Brown. We also try bone broth, HempBars, chocolate chia seed pudding, and some superfood powder in orange juice. Listen to check out what we have to say about the books and healthy snacks!  (if you hate the sound of chewing like I do, I'm just going to apologize right now. Cashew Butter is a beast and it takes a minute. #sorry)
January 29, 2020
Ep 73: Magical Trees and Fantasy History!
Trees can tell stories and People can turn into animals on this week's podcast!  In this episode we start off with a light discussion of some TV shows based off books (The Witcher and YOU). Then we dive into two books, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate and My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows! We finish up this weeks episode with a little taste test of some cold coffee beverages from Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and McCafe! Until next week, Happy Reading!
January 25, 2020
Ep 72: New Year, who dis?
Episode 72 and We're baaaaaaaaaaaack! Kicking off 2020 with a look back on what we read in 2019 and what we're looking forward to reading in 2020! Also a bunch of exciting book to film adaptation coming up this year! In this episode we're reviewing Throne of Glass and a who lot of finance books (special shout out to Clever Girl Finance, you da best)! Also in this episode, peanut butter whiskey, green pillows worth crying for, Sam Heughan, and The Little Mermaid but not. 
January 8, 2020
Ep 71: Underground Ghost Affair
We recorded this episode back in August of 2019 but had to take a long unexpected break to deal with life.  We're back now and I'm just throwing this episode out there so it's not lost forever.  In this episode we discuss The Canterville Ghost, The Underground Railroad, Evidence of the Affair and a lot more. Happy Reading!!!
January 8, 2020
Ep70: Daisy Jones and the Black Leopard!
Galaxycon chat...Tim Curry, David Tennant, & exploding eyes! Please go watch Twelve Forever on Netflix! Also, serious sandcastles with Marcia! Palm bruises are a thing! Then we dive into the lit question of the week:Spilt Wine. Afterwards we dive into books! We discuss I’m Fine and Neither are you, Five Feet Apart, Daisy Jones and the Six & Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Happy reading!!
August 9, 2019
Ep69: Southern Lit II
Southern Episode II!! We start by discussing Area 51, Henry Cavill, and Crackers! Then we jump into our Lit questioning the week! Then we talk southern books! Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Color Purple, A Confederacy of Dunces, Cold Sassy Tree, Obsidian, Call Your Daughter Home, & Where the Crawdads Sing! For Where Crawdads Sing, we start of spoiler free then discuss it afterwards in full with spoilers! Until next time, happy reading!
August 3, 2019
Ep68: sensationally HAUNTED by poppies and links!
The right stuff-NKOTB 7/10/19 • Chattin about stuff, then books! Heart Shaped Box & Murder on the Links. • Lets talk about sex-salt n pepa 7/10/19 • Slave to Sensation & The Poppy War • Don’t go girl-NKOTB 7/10/19 • Enjoy and until next time, Happy Reading!
July 28, 2019
Ep67: Dragon Queen at Nevermoor Mountains.
Lit question: what book would you use to hide a secret bottle of whisky in? Then we talk books! Fire in his blood, Queen of Ruin, Nevermoor, At the Mountains of Madness, and Brazen & The Beast!
July 18, 2019
Ep66: A Little Romance and a little Nonfiction!
In this episode we discuss Ayesha at Last, Becoming, How Not to Die Alone, and The Mysteries of the Exploding Teeth!
July 12, 2019
Ep 65: To All the Scottish Husbands I’ve Burned for Before
Marcia’s trip abroad & lit question of the week...which morphs into an Outlander debate! Then we jump into book chat...To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before book 2&3, Girls Burn Brighter, A Highlander Walks into a Bar, The Library Book, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! Enjoy!
June 27, 2019
Ep64: Trashed Trash
Warning!!!-In this episode we are thoroughly trashed. We discuss the following books: Inspection, Forbidden, and The Yellow Wallpaper. There is also just a lot of drunken nonsense. Sorry. We’ll do better. We thought it would be funny...some of it is...maybe. Enjoy!
June 20, 2019
Ep63: NPCs and RPGs!
In this episode we review NPCs by Drew Hayes and then explore writing/storytelling through gaming. We talk specifically about Pathfinder, DnD, and Vampire The Masquerade! Hope you enjoy!
June 11, 2019
Ep62: Love with a side of classic horror
We have several books to talk about after we argue about whether someone can ever have too many books. We discuss Love and Gelato, Red, White, and Royal Blue, The Crazy Rich Asian sequels, The Willows, & The Unhoneymooners!
June 6, 2019
Ep61: Read Between the Wines
In this episode we have Mike Wine-Guy from the podcast Ride Between the Wines(go check him out @!)! We discuss Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker and talk about wine A LOT! Then we jump into fiction..with a chat about Death in the Vines! We end the episode with an awesome segment where Mike Wine-Guy does a wine and book pairing for us (The Belles, Frankenstein, The Flatshare, Grace and Fury, & more)! We hope you enjoy!
May 28, 2019
Ep60: SPRING BREAK-Reviewers gone WILD!!!
Reviewers gone wild!!!! So we both read the Bride Test and we wanted to talk more in details so...this episode contains tons of SPOILERS for The Bride Test, possibly some for The Kiss Quotient, and then Becky possibly gives some spoilers for Red, White, and Royal Blue(which will be reviewed in an upcoming episode).
May 24, 2019
Ep59: Murder, Devils , Zombies, & Barbarians!
Lit question: Do you go clubbing?! Book clubbing, that is! Then we talk books!-The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Rosemary’s Baby, Severance & Ice Planet Barbarians (everyone should be excited about ice planet barbarians!!!)
May 20, 2019
Ep58: All we need is Love
Wine chat and some book chat. How do you treat your books?!? Then we break into our book discussions- Dear Martin, Lucifer rant(this isn’t a book, I know..but it really pissed me off), Once Burned, The Bride Test, The Kiss Thief, and Evil Eye!
May 16, 2019
Ep:56 Hair!!
Book chat-You Can’t Touch My Hair, Brimstone Angels, A Caribbean Mystery, Leah on the Offbeat, City of Bones, Everlasting Rose & More!
May 13, 2019
Ep55: 24 hour Erotica with strangers and lambs
All These Beautiful Strangers, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The Temptation of Grace, New Erotica for Feminist, and The Silence of the Lambs but not necessarily in that order. You’ll have to listen to figure out the order. Enjoy!
May 2, 2019
Ep54: Flats, Fires, and Fangirls!
In this episode we discuss The Flatshare, Little Fires Everywhere, The Princess and the Fangirl, & The Near Witch!
April 19, 2019
Ep53: Poisons, Feminism, Elementals, & Vegas!
Ashamed Book chat • To Kill a Mockingbird, The Elementals, Waisted, The Royal Art of Poison, Feminism is for everybody, Eloquent Rage, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Earl Next Door, & Meet Cute! Woo! Lots of book this week guys!
April 11, 2019
Ep52: Kids Lit Fun!
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive, The Night Gardener review and parent’s perspective, Bake a Wish, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, and Dogman: Brawl of the Wild!
April 1, 2019
Ep51: Attack of the meh
Book question and then we discuss Nobody’s Duke, The Immortalist, When the Sky Fell on Splendor and more book chat along with some other stuff.
March 26, 2019
Ep 50: Curious Time Travelers...on ice!
It’s our 50th episode and we have an awesome guest, Jennifer! We discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Opposite of Always, and Beartown / Us Against You. Then we chat about stuff and talk about Elton John for a second and also Andrea Gibson (check her out!)• Wuthering Heights chapters 31-34 and a fun little Wuthering Heights game to celebrate the end! • This episode also has some clips from the Elton John concert I recently attended.
March 17, 2019
Ep 49: Cat Butter
With an episode title like this who needs a description?! Oh, you still want one? Okay..we discuss The City in the Middle of the Night, Children of Blood and Bone, Her Deceptive Duke, Queenie & And Then There Were None • Wuthering Heights Chapters 27-30
March 16, 2019
Ep48: Wolf dogs, Lovecraft, & Trouble Dog spacecraft!
In this episode we discuss Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Dunwich Horror, & Fleet of Knives! • Wuthering Heights Chapters 23-26 summary and discussion!
March 10, 2019
Ep47: Loving ladies and The Hazel Wood!
Book discussion: The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton, My Lady’s Lover, and The Hazel Wood & Silk is for Seduction! Then we just randomly chat about other books and such. (FLEET OF KNIVES!!)
February 27, 2019
Ep46: Flies, Lies, and History!
Lord of the Flies, The Silent Patient, The Souls of Black Folk, The Night Olivia Fell, & who’s Got Game?• Wuthering Heights Chapters 19-20 • Wuthering Heights Chapters 21-22!
February 20, 2019
Ep45: Valentine’s Day Special!
We have all the romances here! Paranormal, Classic, Modern, and Historical!(WARNING: This episode has naughty bits.) We discuss Ghosted, Pleasure Unbound, The Accidental Beauty Queen, Lucifer’s Daughter, It’s Getting Scot in Here, and Persuasion!! • Wuthering Heights Chapter 15-18
February 9, 2019
Ep:44 Books first then Movies!
Historical fiction intro 2 • which Fictional kids would you want to adopt or hang out with! Then we discuss Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Anne of Green Gables, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Last Letter, And Sense and Sensibility! Next we jump into Wuthering Heights Chapters 11-14! • We out!
February 2, 2019
Ep 43: Faeries Crushing it in America
Nonfiction intro • An Anonymous Girl, A Story About Cancer (with a happy ending), Vampire Girl, The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Wicked King, Crushing It, & America for Beginners • Wuthering Heights Chapters 7-10 • Where to find know you want to!
January 27, 2019
Ep42: Women, Alchemist, and War!
Mystery/ thriller intro 2 • The Indignities of Being a Woman & The Trouble with Women • The Alchemist, The Mortal Immortal, A Thousand Splendid Suns, & White Rose • Wuthering Heights: Chapters 4-6 • Where to find know you want to!
January 20, 2019
Ep41: Slayers gonna slay! Time travelers gonna wibbly wobbly!
Lit Chicks Sci-Fi! • The Psychology of Time Travel, The Yellow Wallpaper, Soulful Simplicity, Slayer, & Crazy Rich Asians • theSkimm • Wuthering Heights: Chapters 1-3 • We out!
January 13, 2019
Ep40: New Year, New Books!
Intro • 2019 book goals and • theSkimm • The Sun is also a Star, Birdbox, and Mr. Dickens & His Carol • Fahrenheit 451, The Hospital, and The Broken Girls • Our next Read-a-long information....spoiler: it’s Wuthering Heights!! • Where to find know you want to!
January 7, 2019
Ep38: One Day Deal of Christmas Fury
We talk One Day In December, The Last Black Unicorn, The Deal of a Lifetime, Christmas on the Island, Grace and Fury, and more! Then we jump into our read-a-long for A Timeless Christmas. Chapters 11-15!
December 31, 2018
Ep39: Last episode of 2018!
Weekly book talk featuring Pachinko, Being Mortal, Circe, and The Wife Between Us! 2018 book wrap up! THE BEST books we read this year! And then we finish up our tea-a-long for A Timeless Christmas, Chapters 16-THE END. (Thank God!)
December 30, 2018
Ep37: Whiskey, Christmas, and Sequins...I mean Sequels!
In this episodes we talk sequels (A Million Suns, Shades of Earth, and Where She Went), The Whiskey Sea, and Snow in Love. Then we dive into our Christmas read-a-long, A Timeless Christmas chapters 6-10!
December 13, 2018
Ep36: Nonfiction & Fiction meet Santa
Book Talk- Between the World & Me, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Across the Universe, and Lock In! Then we break it down for our read-along, A Timeless Christmas. We discuss chapters 1-5!
December 4, 2018
Ep35: Memories ARE magic
In this episode we talk about our yearly reading goals and where we are. Then we bust into the books for this week...All the Bird in the Sky, An American Marriage, Men in Kilts, The Book of M, and The Selection/The Elite!
November 27, 2018
Ep34: Sci-fi fails, vamps, super-heroines, and Christmas!
Ed Sheeran, Mystic Falls/Vampire Diaries, Homo Deus, The Fledgling, Refrigerator Monologues, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, The Christmas Sisters, and much more!
November 19, 2018
Ep33:Butterfly in the Sky...dang it, Laura!
This episode we dive into a beautiful rainbow of books. We have the good, the bad, and the meh. Covering horror, biographies, young adult, middle grade, and classics! (A few of the book titles: The Cruel Prince, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, Unwritten, Emma, and Carmilla.)
November 8, 2018
Ep32: Halloween Monster Mash
Its Halloween week!!! In this episode we talk about Dietland and then jump into some scarier books like The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Little Stranger, The Mist, I Am Legend, Hell House, The Haunting of Hell House and more! We also talk scary movies and the netflix show The Hauntinng of Hill House! Theres a lot of spooky fun in this episode!
October 30, 2018
Ep31: Spooky Reads and Buffy the Vampire Sayer Books!
In this podcast we talk about The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Halfway to the Grave, Something Wicked This Way Comes, A Blade So Black, and City of Ghost. We also talk about haunted houses, Halloween costumes, hearing aids, being unable to sleep once you have kids and more! Enjoy!
October 20, 2018
Ep30: All British Episode
We talk about a lot of British Books. I'm not going to list them all here but give this a listen for some fun historical fiction, fantasy, perfect Fall/October reads, and more!
October 16, 2018
Ep29: Kingdom
Weekly book roundup with some Neil Gaiman, Evelyn Hardcastle & more! Followed with The Red Queen Series & To Kill A Kingdom discussions. Then we just chat about a buncha fun stuff!
September 30, 2018
We're talking Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Sleepy Hollow, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, Frankenstein, and The Lost Queen!
September 15, 2018
Ep27: Word of the week is COURT!
Word of the week is COURT! We talk about The Hocus Pocus Sequel, Cross Her Heart, and Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Unwanted Wife!
September 8, 2018
Ep26: BOLD
In this episode we're discussing City of Ghost, Eleanor & Park, The Proposal, and Toil & Trouble:15 tales of women & witchcraft! Also a snippet from The Decatur Book Festival 2018 panel with Victoria Schwab!
September 3, 2018
Ep25: Curious
Weekly book Round up! Followed with discussion of The Other Woman, The Space Between, The Last Time I Lied, and Then She Was Gone! Then a little segment of True or Poo!
August 28, 2018
Ep24: Diversity
In this episode we picked books based on our word of the week, Diversity! The Belles, The Kiss Quotient, Fresh Ink, Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and The Hate U Give!
August 22, 2018
Ep23: KidsLit
Luke and Grayson review their current reads! Which are...Lemonade in Winter, The Adventure of Frog and Toad, and James and the Giant Peach!
August 15, 2018
Ep22: Neil Gaiman
We talk about the beautiful work of Neil Gaiman! Specifically talking about The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stardust, and Trigger Warning.
August 5, 2018
Ep21: Southern Lit
Oh man, this is a big episode! We have two guest reviewers join us (Amy & Sam) and we talk about what we've read this week...including The Line That Held Us and a few more. Then we dive full on into Gone with the Wind and follow it up with some discussion of Bastard Out of Carolina. Enjoy!
July 27, 2018
Ep20: American Lit
We're talking about Daisy Miller and The Sun Also Rises! We also briefly discuss all the other books we've read during the week in our new weekly roundup!
July 22, 2018
Ep19: Magical Realism
July 15, 2018
Ep17: Satire
In this episode we discuss A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (for like 2 seconds) and then Breakfast of Champions! And a lovely (read:really bad) drunk summary of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
July 7, 2018
Ep17: Nigerian Authors
June 25, 2018
Ep16: Middle Grade Books!
In this episode we talk about The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe & Serafina and the Black Cloak!
June 21, 2018
Ep15: Kids Lit!
4 Kids Lit reviewers! Talking about Trains, No Sleep for the Sheep, Skippy Jon Jones, and The BFG!
June 15, 2018
Ep14: Lost in Space
In this episode we are going to discuss two space books! Space Opera and The Martian! Enjoy!
June 8, 2018
Ep13: Short Stories
In this episode we discuss Difficult Women and The Bloody Chamber. Both are spoiler free! Enjoy!
June 2, 2018
Ep 12: Arthurian Legend!
In this episode we are going to discuss 4 different Arthurian Legend books! The Road to Avalon, The Winter King, The Mists of Avalon, and The Once and Future King! Two guest reviewers, Amy & Scott, join us to talk King Arthur. We may have been having wine and while discussing the podcast recording may have stopped. We found out about an hour later. Ha! Enjoy!
May 25, 2018
Ep11:Bad Bad Things
Becky and guest reviewer, The Sheels, discuss All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
May 19, 2018
Ep10: Embers of War with a VERY special guest!
Embers of War with special guest Gareth Powell! Unfortunately we had some technical difficulities which were very unfortunate but we didn't edit it because we didn't want to lose anything. Life isnt perfect and neither is this podcast! But we want to thank Gareth Powell for coming on the show and not hating us for the problems! Lol
May 11, 2018
Ep9: Choose Your Own Romance!
We Discuss the wonderful choose your own path book, My Lady’s Choosing! And we finish this episode with a drunk summary of Outlander....the first one!
May 3, 2018
Ep 8: Mystery Thriller!
In this episode we will discuss The Good Widow & Into The Water! And we finish the episode with Getting Salty with The Witching Hour!
April 28, 2018
Ep7: Historical Fiction
In this episode we review Fever 1793 (spoiler free!) & The Room on Rue Amelie (filled with dirty spoilers!!)
April 21, 2018
Ep6: KidsLit
In this episode we talk to three kids about books they've read! (Dragons Love Tacos, Matilda, & A Wrinkle in Time!)
April 14, 2018
Lit Chicks Ep5: non fiction
In this episode we talk about Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers & The Radium Girls!
April 7, 2018
Lit Chicks Ep4:The Classics
Discussing Jane Eyre and The Bell Jar!
March 31, 2018
Lit Chicks Ep3: Science Fiction Double Feature!!
In this episode we summarize The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy & A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. We finish the episode up with a Getting Salty Summary of The Sparrow!
March 24, 2018
Lit Chicks Ep2: A Darker Shade Of Magic
We review A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab and follow it up with a drunk book summary of The Night Circus!
March 18, 2018
Lit Chicks Ep1 Prologue
Prologue: introduction to podcast hosts!
March 10, 2018