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A Novel Adaptation is a podcast about books and what it takes to make a screen adaptation that not only stays true to the text but takes it to the next level. There are plenty of good tv or movie adaptations, but what makes one great?

Latest Episodes

32 - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle

EThe dread and anxiety of IT is coming for you… just like this episode. We have some difference in opinion between which is better here, the book or the novel. It depends on what you’re looking for, long story short - but our journey to that conclusion is pretty ridiculous. We also talk about how Chris Pine is our favorite damsel in distress, Jordan ALMOST catches feelings, and Emily admits the hero’s journey needs to die. Episode Drink: A Wrinkle in Thyme 2 oz gin 1 oz pear juice 1/2 oz thyme syrup* 3 oz bitter lemon soda fresh thyme sprig (garnish) lemon peel (garnish) Instructions Shake first three ingredients with ice until chilled. Strain into rocks glass over a large ice cubic or spherical ice cube. Top with soda and garnish. Enjoy while discussing the implications of time travel with your nerdy friends. *To make syrup, heat 4:1 parts water:sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves. Add thyme and keep on heat for 5 minutes, making sure thyme is fully submerged. Strain, allow to cool and store excess in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Recipe From: Valcohol.com A Wrinkle in Time Honest Trailer Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time Mrs. Who quotes someone Every time the words ‘tesser/tesseract,’ ‘love,’ or ‘Charles Wallace’ are said Every time a new dimension or world is shown Every time there is oddly placed pop music in the movie And waterfall the whole time you’re uncomfortable in Camazotz. Hail hydrate! Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast Em: Book Club for Masochists A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation.

53 MIN1 days ago
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32 - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle

31 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

EWe span continents and decades as we dive into the details of Crazy Rich Asians. Join us as we swoon over Astrid’s impeccable fashion, adore Ollie and Peik Lin’s sass, and simply enjoy the ample Female Gaze in this movie. We are with you whether you’re here for the sweeping romance between Rachel and Nick in the movie, or want to get down and dirty in the game of inheritance chess with Eleanor in the book. Episode Drink: Straits Manhattan Liquor 1.7 oz Bulleit Rye 0.85 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino or Carpano Antica 3 dashes five-spice Angostura bitters 5-Spice Angostura BittersHerbs 1.7 oz Angostura bitters 0.35 oz cloves 0.14 oz star anise 0.18 oz cinnamon 0.07 grated nutmeg 0.18 oz green cardamom Instructions Lightly toast the cloves, star anise, cinnamon, grated nutmeg and green cardamom in a pan. Let the toasted spices sit in the Angostura bitters for one hour. Strain out spices. Garnish with single star anise, stir and serve up – shaken or stirred with ice and then strained and served without ice – in a cocktail coupe or pony glass. Recipe From: US Magazine Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time someone is exasperated, take a drink. Every time someone is mean to Rachel, take a drink Every time they talk about food, take a drink. When a character does something or has something ostentatious because of their wealth and it just astounds you, or makes you jealous, take knock back your entire drink. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Today in True Crime Em: Girl in Space

55 MIN2 weeks ago
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31 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

30 - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

EStay gold, bookworms. We get into the ongoing need for stories like this one to continue being taught in classrooms. We also talk about the examples of healthy and unhealthy masculinity and how that’s changed over the decades. And if that’s too heavy for you, we also talk about all the delightful eye candy of all these leading actors showing some skin before they were famous. Plus, Emily shames Jordan a bit for having never read this book before now. (How? How did you survive?) Episode Drink: The Spike Cherry Soda 1 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice 1.5 oz of white rum 8 oz of cherry cola Maraschino cherry Instructions Build drink over ice in a tumbler. Top with maraschino cherries. Bonus points for a gold rimmed glass! Recipe From:CinemaSips.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time a switchblade is brought out Every time Dally says “Man” Every time someone lights a cigarette Finish your drink any time somebody dies Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Don’t Talk to Strangers Em: Hidden Brain A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

45 MINSEP 16
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30 - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

29 - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

EPoo-tee weet? Get lost in time and space with us as we try to make it through the bombing of Dresden and many trips to Tralfamadorian. We raise a glass to feminism, adore scathing commentary, and try to come up with other words for ‘boring.’ While the movie might hit all the right beats from the book, it also kills the whole point of the book. So it goes. Episode Drink: The “So It Goes” (Actually called The Slaughter-house Five) 1 oz Cachaça, Novo Fogo 1 oz Lime juice 1 oz Pineapple Gum Syrup, Small Hand Foods 1 oz Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao (scant ounce) 3 ds Absinthe, Vieux Pontarlier Verte Instructions Combine in tin and shake well. Double strain to coupe Recipe From: KindredCocktails.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time you read, “So it goes.” Every time Billy is on Tralfamadore Every time you think the book makes a very important point but you’re maybe just not getting it and need to Google it. Every time you remember that feminism has actually come a long way and it is evident in either the books or the movies because women had to live through that. Then drink again to celebrate the distance we’ve come. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Hysteria Em: How Did This Get Made A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

50 MINSEP 2
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29 - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

28 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

ELife finds a way… Just because you could, you never stopped to think whether or not you should...DODSON, DODSON’S HERE! See nobody cares. So many memes. So many quotable lines. So iconic. You loved the movie in the 90s, but did you ever read the book? We did and we tell you all about it. Episode Drink: The Raptor 1 oz vodka ½ oz rum ½ oz Midori ½ oz Blue Curacao 2 oz club soda 2 oz Lemon Arizona Iced Tea 1 squeeze of lemon juice Instructions Mix the vodka, rum, Midori, and Blue Curacao in shaker. Shake to combine. Pour into an “on the rocks” glass filled with ice. Add club soda. Top off with Lemon Arizona Iced Tea Squeeze the lemon into the drink. https://www.reallyareyouserious.com/raptor-cocktail-jurassic-world-fallen-kingdom/ Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Hammond says “Spared no expense” A new species of dinosaur is shown on screen Someone gets killed by a dinosaur Outdated technology is shown The science behind the park is explained Dennis Nedry is shown eating something An impact tremor is shown You hear a line that has been established in our pop culture for years and that love that you’re hearing its origins. Like: “Hold onto your butts,” “Clever Girl,” ”Shoot her!” “Dodgeson!,” “You spent so much time thinking about whether or not you could, you never stopped to consider whether you should,” “Life finds a way.” Waterfall when: a Brontosaurus is on two legs Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Drinking game inspired by the one on ReelDrinkingGames.com Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Ask A Manager Podcast Em: Philosophize This! If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

61 MINAUG 19
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28 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

27 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

EEveryone’s favorite childhood bookworm shaped our lives. Who doesn’t love strong, smart, independent girl who serves justice to nasty adults? Matilda Wormwood to the rescue! Episode Drink: Matilda 1 oz. of Brandy 1 oz. of Kahlua 1 oz. Double Cream Instructions Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with the ice, shake, strain into a champagne flute, sprinkle with Ground Nutmeg, garnish with Grated Chocolate. Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Take a drink everytime Matilda is reading Take another drink when you’ve read the book Matilda is reading Hang your head in shame when a 6 year old is reading a classic you have never read Take a drink everytime Matilda uses her powers Just down it when it finally hits you as an adult how dark Ms. Honey’s childhood actually was. Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Missing Alissa Em: Nancy If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

64 MINAUG 5
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27 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

26 - Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

EWe aren’t sure exactly what to make of this story. Or this adaptation, for that matter. But we talk about the possibility of magic mushrooms influencing at least the movie adaptation, why Jordan loves the horror genre, and how cool it is to have an all-female cast in a sci-fi story. Jordan also blows Em’s mind with the prism effect. Things get weird, y’all. Episode Drink: The Lighthouse 1/3 oz of any coffee liqueur (we used Kahlúa) 1/3 oz of any Irish cream (Bailey’s) 1/3 oz of a high proof rum (151 proof) Lighter for flame garnish Instructions Pour Kahlúa into a shot glass. With a spoon, slowly pour Irish cream into the shot glass on top of the Kahlúa. Pour the 151 rum, again with the spoon, slowly on top of the Irish cream and light on fire. Blow flame out before drinking. Recipe From:1001Cocktails.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time someone is hypnotized - in the movie this is basically just the camp set-up scene Every time you feel uncomfortable Any time AreaX is called “pristine” Any time we get a flashback Please add water to hydrate. Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Coffee Break Languages Podcast Em: Archive81 A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

49 MINJUL 22
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26 - Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

25 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

EThis story will really have you falling for the complex characters. The amount of detail in the book will really push you over the edge. Don’t hold back, nosedive into Big Little Lies and hear us laud these ladies and wonder what the men were even doing there? Plus, emotional oceans, impeccable soundtracks, and more. Episode Drink: The Pink Drink 1 bottle sweet sparkling wine of choice 1 cup vodka of choice ¼ cup mixed berries jam 1 can of flavored sparkling water of choice Handful of mint leave Berries for garnish Instructions In a cocktail shaker add ice, a few mint leaves, 1 tablespoon of jam, and vodka. Like all great bartenders give it a good shake over your shoulder. Pour about one shots worth into glass of choice. Top with champagne and a splash of sparkling water. Recipe From: YesandYes.org Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: When you realize how hard it is to be a parent these days Any time you’re happy you are not a parent Drink even if you are a parent Every time someone is interviewed by the detectives Any time you’re mad at what these women have to go through We’re sorry you’re going to be as trashed as the parents on Trivia Night. Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: History Chicks Em: Invisibilia A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

54 MINJUL 8
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25 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

24 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

EWhile we don’t recommend you do the Bird Box challenge in public, we do recommend that you read this book. We think it’s delightfully creepy and full of complex tension between the characters. As for the movie… well, Sandra Bullock gives a great performance, as usual, but other than that you might as well keep your blindfold on for this one instead. Episode Drink: The Self Destruct 3 oz Vodka ½ teaspoon fresh squeezed lime juice ½ teaspoon triple sec Shake everything well and strain into a cool cocktail glass. Recipe: CocktailsandShots.com Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Any time someone offs themselves Any time the birds are set off Every time you’re scared, for … courage Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: The Dropout Em: Crimetown Season Two A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

58 MINJUN 24
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24 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

23 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

EBlessed be the fruit.Break out your red habit and white wings, it’s time to dig into The Handmaid’s Tale. Praise be. Episode Drink: Pomegranate Mimosa 1 c. sweetened pomegranate juice 1 bottle champagne Pomegranate seeds, for garnish In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 of the cup with sweetened pomegranate juice and top off with champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Recipe: Delish Additional Drink garnish with the Handmaid’s wings, courtesy of Jac o’lyn Murphy Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Every time you can say you’ve experienced some of the toxic masculinity that Joe exhibits. Like his entitlement for your actions or his controlling nature. Joe says he’s doing something for YOU Beck. Every time Joe wacks off in an unusual place. Every time Beck leans into her codependency with any other character. Take a drink when it just becomes too much with these characters because it’s just a lot. Pro Tips: Lock your doors and maybe just have curtains when you’re drinking. Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Already Gone Podcast Em: Dr. Death If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

66 MINJUN 10
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23 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Latest Episodes

32 - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle

EThe dread and anxiety of IT is coming for you… just like this episode. We have some difference in opinion between which is better here, the book or the novel. It depends on what you’re looking for, long story short - but our journey to that conclusion is pretty ridiculous. We also talk about how Chris Pine is our favorite damsel in distress, Jordan ALMOST catches feelings, and Emily admits the hero’s journey needs to die. Episode Drink: A Wrinkle in Thyme 2 oz gin 1 oz pear juice 1/2 oz thyme syrup* 3 oz bitter lemon soda fresh thyme sprig (garnish) lemon peel (garnish) Instructions Shake first three ingredients with ice until chilled. Strain into rocks glass over a large ice cubic or spherical ice cube. Top with soda and garnish. Enjoy while discussing the implications of time travel with your nerdy friends. *To make syrup, heat 4:1 parts water:sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves. Add thyme and keep on heat for 5 minutes, making sure thyme is fully submerged. Strain, allow to cool and store excess in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Recipe From: Valcohol.com A Wrinkle in Time Honest Trailer Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time Mrs. Who quotes someone Every time the words ‘tesser/tesseract,’ ‘love,’ or ‘Charles Wallace’ are said Every time a new dimension or world is shown Every time there is oddly placed pop music in the movie And waterfall the whole time you’re uncomfortable in Camazotz. Hail hydrate! Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast Em: Book Club for Masochists A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation.

53 MIN1 days ago
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32 - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle

31 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

EWe span continents and decades as we dive into the details of Crazy Rich Asians. Join us as we swoon over Astrid’s impeccable fashion, adore Ollie and Peik Lin’s sass, and simply enjoy the ample Female Gaze in this movie. We are with you whether you’re here for the sweeping romance between Rachel and Nick in the movie, or want to get down and dirty in the game of inheritance chess with Eleanor in the book. Episode Drink: Straits Manhattan Liquor 1.7 oz Bulleit Rye 0.85 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino or Carpano Antica 3 dashes five-spice Angostura bitters 5-Spice Angostura BittersHerbs 1.7 oz Angostura bitters 0.35 oz cloves 0.14 oz star anise 0.18 oz cinnamon 0.07 grated nutmeg 0.18 oz green cardamom Instructions Lightly toast the cloves, star anise, cinnamon, grated nutmeg and green cardamom in a pan. Let the toasted spices sit in the Angostura bitters for one hour. Strain out spices. Garnish with single star anise, stir and serve up – shaken or stirred with ice and then strained and served without ice – in a cocktail coupe or pony glass. Recipe From: US Magazine Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time someone is exasperated, take a drink. Every time someone is mean to Rachel, take a drink Every time they talk about food, take a drink. When a character does something or has something ostentatious because of their wealth and it just astounds you, or makes you jealous, take knock back your entire drink. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Today in True Crime Em: Girl in Space

55 MIN2 weeks ago
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31 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

30 - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

EStay gold, bookworms. We get into the ongoing need for stories like this one to continue being taught in classrooms. We also talk about the examples of healthy and unhealthy masculinity and how that’s changed over the decades. And if that’s too heavy for you, we also talk about all the delightful eye candy of all these leading actors showing some skin before they were famous. Plus, Emily shames Jordan a bit for having never read this book before now. (How? How did you survive?) Episode Drink: The Spike Cherry Soda 1 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice 1.5 oz of white rum 8 oz of cherry cola Maraschino cherry Instructions Build drink over ice in a tumbler. Top with maraschino cherries. Bonus points for a gold rimmed glass! Recipe From:CinemaSips.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time a switchblade is brought out Every time Dally says “Man” Every time someone lights a cigarette Finish your drink any time somebody dies Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Don’t Talk to Strangers Em: Hidden Brain A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

45 MINSEP 16
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30 - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

29 - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

EPoo-tee weet? Get lost in time and space with us as we try to make it through the bombing of Dresden and many trips to Tralfamadorian. We raise a glass to feminism, adore scathing commentary, and try to come up with other words for ‘boring.’ While the movie might hit all the right beats from the book, it also kills the whole point of the book. So it goes. Episode Drink: The “So It Goes” (Actually called The Slaughter-house Five) 1 oz Cachaça, Novo Fogo 1 oz Lime juice 1 oz Pineapple Gum Syrup, Small Hand Foods 1 oz Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao (scant ounce) 3 ds Absinthe, Vieux Pontarlier Verte Instructions Combine in tin and shake well. Double strain to coupe Recipe From: KindredCocktails.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time you read, “So it goes.” Every time Billy is on Tralfamadore Every time you think the book makes a very important point but you’re maybe just not getting it and need to Google it. Every time you remember that feminism has actually come a long way and it is evident in either the books or the movies because women had to live through that. Then drink again to celebrate the distance we’ve come. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Hysteria Em: How Did This Get Made A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

50 MINSEP 2
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29 - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

28 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

ELife finds a way… Just because you could, you never stopped to think whether or not you should...DODSON, DODSON’S HERE! See nobody cares. So many memes. So many quotable lines. So iconic. You loved the movie in the 90s, but did you ever read the book? We did and we tell you all about it. Episode Drink: The Raptor 1 oz vodka ½ oz rum ½ oz Midori ½ oz Blue Curacao 2 oz club soda 2 oz Lemon Arizona Iced Tea 1 squeeze of lemon juice Instructions Mix the vodka, rum, Midori, and Blue Curacao in shaker. Shake to combine. Pour into an “on the rocks” glass filled with ice. Add club soda. Top off with Lemon Arizona Iced Tea Squeeze the lemon into the drink. https://www.reallyareyouserious.com/raptor-cocktail-jurassic-world-fallen-kingdom/ Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Hammond says “Spared no expense” A new species of dinosaur is shown on screen Someone gets killed by a dinosaur Outdated technology is shown The science behind the park is explained Dennis Nedry is shown eating something An impact tremor is shown You hear a line that has been established in our pop culture for years and that love that you’re hearing its origins. Like: “Hold onto your butts,” “Clever Girl,” ”Shoot her!” “Dodgeson!,” “You spent so much time thinking about whether or not you could, you never stopped to consider whether you should,” “Life finds a way.” Waterfall when: a Brontosaurus is on two legs Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Drinking game inspired by the one on ReelDrinkingGames.com Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Ask A Manager Podcast Em: Philosophize This! If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

61 MINAUG 19
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28 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

27 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

EEveryone’s favorite childhood bookworm shaped our lives. Who doesn’t love strong, smart, independent girl who serves justice to nasty adults? Matilda Wormwood to the rescue! Episode Drink: Matilda 1 oz. of Brandy 1 oz. of Kahlua 1 oz. Double Cream Instructions Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with the ice, shake, strain into a champagne flute, sprinkle with Ground Nutmeg, garnish with Grated Chocolate. Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Take a drink everytime Matilda is reading Take another drink when you’ve read the book Matilda is reading Hang your head in shame when a 6 year old is reading a classic you have never read Take a drink everytime Matilda uses her powers Just down it when it finally hits you as an adult how dark Ms. Honey’s childhood actually was. Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Missing Alissa Em: Nancy If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

64 MINAUG 5
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27 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

26 - Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

EWe aren’t sure exactly what to make of this story. Or this adaptation, for that matter. But we talk about the possibility of magic mushrooms influencing at least the movie adaptation, why Jordan loves the horror genre, and how cool it is to have an all-female cast in a sci-fi story. Jordan also blows Em’s mind with the prism effect. Things get weird, y’all. Episode Drink: The Lighthouse 1/3 oz of any coffee liqueur (we used Kahlúa) 1/3 oz of any Irish cream (Bailey’s) 1/3 oz of a high proof rum (151 proof) Lighter for flame garnish Instructions Pour Kahlúa into a shot glass. With a spoon, slowly pour Irish cream into the shot glass on top of the Kahlúa. Pour the 151 rum, again with the spoon, slowly on top of the Irish cream and light on fire. Blow flame out before drinking. Recipe From:1001Cocktails.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time someone is hypnotized - in the movie this is basically just the camp set-up scene Every time you feel uncomfortable Any time AreaX is called “pristine” Any time we get a flashback Please add water to hydrate. Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Coffee Break Languages Podcast Em: Archive81 A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

49 MINJUL 22
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26 - Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

25 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

EThis story will really have you falling for the complex characters. The amount of detail in the book will really push you over the edge. Don’t hold back, nosedive into Big Little Lies and hear us laud these ladies and wonder what the men were even doing there? Plus, emotional oceans, impeccable soundtracks, and more. Episode Drink: The Pink Drink 1 bottle sweet sparkling wine of choice 1 cup vodka of choice ¼ cup mixed berries jam 1 can of flavored sparkling water of choice Handful of mint leave Berries for garnish Instructions In a cocktail shaker add ice, a few mint leaves, 1 tablespoon of jam, and vodka. Like all great bartenders give it a good shake over your shoulder. Pour about one shots worth into glass of choice. Top with champagne and a splash of sparkling water. Recipe From: YesandYes.org Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: When you realize how hard it is to be a parent these days Any time you’re happy you are not a parent Drink even if you are a parent Every time someone is interviewed by the detectives Any time you’re mad at what these women have to go through We’re sorry you’re going to be as trashed as the parents on Trivia Night. Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: History Chicks Em: Invisibilia A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

54 MINJUL 8
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25 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

24 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

EWhile we don’t recommend you do the Bird Box challenge in public, we do recommend that you read this book. We think it’s delightfully creepy and full of complex tension between the characters. As for the movie… well, Sandra Bullock gives a great performance, as usual, but other than that you might as well keep your blindfold on for this one instead. Episode Drink: The Self Destruct 3 oz Vodka ½ teaspoon fresh squeezed lime juice ½ teaspoon triple sec Shake everything well and strain into a cool cocktail glass. Recipe: CocktailsandShots.com Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Any time someone offs themselves Any time the birds are set off Every time you’re scared, for … courage Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: The Dropout Em: Crimetown Season Two A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

58 MINJUN 24
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24 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

23 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

EBlessed be the fruit.Break out your red habit and white wings, it’s time to dig into The Handmaid’s Tale. Praise be. Episode Drink: Pomegranate Mimosa 1 c. sweetened pomegranate juice 1 bottle champagne Pomegranate seeds, for garnish In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 of the cup with sweetened pomegranate juice and top off with champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Recipe: Delish Additional Drink garnish with the Handmaid’s wings, courtesy of Jac o’lyn Murphy Our Drinking Game for this Story: Take a drink: Every time you can say you’ve experienced some of the toxic masculinity that Joe exhibits. Like his entitlement for your actions or his controlling nature. Joe says he’s doing something for YOU Beck. Every time Joe wacks off in an unusual place. Every time Beck leans into her codependency with any other character. Take a drink when it just becomes too much with these characters because it’s just a lot. Pro Tips: Lock your doors and maybe just have curtains when you’re drinking. Please drink responsibly! Hail hydrate. Cheerful Ears: Jordan: Already Gone Podcast Em: Dr. Death If you wish to donate to our Patreon page, we would love you forever. A Novel Adaptation was created by Emily Eppley and Jordan Redwine. See more details at www.anoveladaptation.com and see what’s coming up next to read along with us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads to join the conversation. Our artwork is by Kit Bernal. Our music is “Harlequin” by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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23 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood