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A Novel Adaptation

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A Novel Adaptation

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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

49 - The Witches by Roald Dahl

EGrab your Gran and let’s go take out a coven! We return to the welcome arms of Roald Dahl but have some issues with the on-screen version. The creepy, dark streaks of Jim Hensen and Mr. Dahl produced a cult classic of a children’s horror movie. Plus, we come up with as many children’s horror movies and tv shows as we could come up with because it’s definitely a genre that needs to be acknowledged. Jordan reveals her true feelings about campy movies and Emily divulges her weird love of them. Episode Drink: The Witch’s Cocktail 1/2 oz vodka 1 1/2 oz raspberry schnapps 1/2 oz melon liqueur 1 oz club soda 2 oz lemon juice a splash lime juice a splash grenadine syrup Plenty of ice Instructions Fill a collins glass with ice, and pour in the vodka, raspberry schnapps, melon liqueur and splash of lime juice. Pour in the lemon juice until the glass is 2/3 full and top off the glass with the club soda. Stir gently to mix, then add a splash of grenadine to serve. Recipe From: AllRecipes.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink every time: The kid says “Grandma” A witches’ eyes flash purple (or lightning can be seen in their eyes) The witches grovel and say “O brainy one!” or “O genius one!” A person is transformed into a mouse (sorry for this at the end of the movie) And finish your drink when you’re just done with the bad physical effects. They really just take you out of the moment of the movie. Fantastic Reads: Jordan: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Em: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 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.

51 minAUG 31
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49 - The Witches by Roald Dahl

48 - The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

EWhy do we find some villains so entreating? Dr. Lector makes our skin crawl in every scene but he somehow still holds our attention. And then you put Anthony Hopkins in that role and we’re even more interested. Jordan reveals why she likes horror so much and Emily admits why she just never can get into it. Episode Drink: A Nice Chianti Enjoy with a side of fava beans and your favorite sweetmeats. Check out the Feminist Drinking Song! Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: When someone mentions Hannibal eating someone Take an additional drink if mentioned by Hannibal Any time some is a sexist asshole to Clarice Whenever you hear jargon or insinuations are a little out of date Whenever you shiver at anything Hannibal says, Anthony Hopkins included Finish your drink when Hannibal successfully completes his plan to escape and now he’s on the fucking loose Jordan - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini Em: Ancillary Justice by Ann Lecki 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 17
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48 - The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

47 - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

EIn this episode, Jordan has the uncommon occurrence of actually getting the feels for these characters and Emily recounts how she wanted to BE Leslie when she was younger. We discuss how Josh Hutcherson might be a time traveler and which adaptation the author and her son pretend doesn’t exist. Episode Drink: The Drink of Queens 1 1/2 oz dry gin 1/2 oz dry vermouth 3/4 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz pineapple juice (freshly pressed, if possible) 1 wedge of pineapple, for garnish Instructions Shake all ingredients with ice and finely strain into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple on the rim. Recipe From: DiffordsGuide.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink every time: Jesse and Leslie go to Terabithia Jesse and Leslie speak like royalty in Terabithia Jesse gets annoyed by his sisters Jesse “disappoints” his dad Any time you get a hint of homophobic rhetoric from adults in this book Fantastic Reads Jordan: The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Em: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 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.

57 minAUG 3
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47 - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

46 - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

EIt is so easy to hate some of the characters in this book, and we loved doing it. The story is lovely and a big thanks to our Patreon for choosing it for their Author Level Patreon benefit because this is also one of our favorite books of the season. This movie though, is something else. If you’ve ever wanted to see puffy sleeves and 80’s synth inserted into farm chore scenes, then this movie definitely has you covered. If any movie adaptation has deserved a reboot - it might be this one. #RebootsThatNeedToHappen Episode Drink: Mexican Hot Chocolate 3 cups milk of choice 3 tbsp cocoa powder 3 tbsp tbsp granulated sugar Pinch salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon Pinch cayenne pepper 2 oz tequila Instructions To make hot chocolate, add all ingredients except for tequila to a small saucepan. Whisk to combine. Heat on low until mixture comes to a gentle boil, stirring. Remove from heat. Add tequila and whisk again. Divide into 3 mugs. Top each mug with 1-2 cinnamon marshmallows (instructions on site) or whipped cream. Recipe From: LivelyTable.com Watch Second City’s Sassy Gay Friend skits for Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time there is a new recipe introduced Every time something magical happens due to Tita’s cooking Every time Pedro cardboard cutout of a human Every time Mama Elena gets under your skin Take a shot of tequila if you actually attempt or have attempted one of the recipes Fantastic Reads Jordan: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lyn Anderson Em: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Leguin 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.

51 minJUL 22
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46 - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

45 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

EYou’re going to need a box of tissues for this book. We’re warning you now. We talk about the stark realities of the thirties, the advancement of female characters since then, and whether or not George is compassionate. We also share our true feelings about Steinbeck as an author and even introduce a new segment thanks to him. Episode Drink: White Rabbit Cocktail 80ml gin 50ml amaretto 50ml double cream 1 tsp lemon curd ¼ tsp vanilla paste handful of ice edible flowers, to serve Put the gin, amaretto, double cream, lemon curd and vanilla paste into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake until the outside of the shaker feels very cold. Strain into two small cocktail or coupe glasses and garnish with edible flowers before serving. Recipe From: BBC Good Food Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time Lenny talks about rabbits Every time you get choked up over George’s protectiveness of Lenny Every time the size and force of Lennie scares another character Every time you’re glad to live in this era and not the thirties And Finish Your Drink when you inevitably start balling (we’re sorry) Fantastic Reads Jordan: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang Em: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay 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 6
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45 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

44 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

EWe are here for racial justice and loved reading about Starr as she decides to fight the injustice in her life. There are some very significant differences between the book and movie that change whole the meaning of T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. as it affects the Carter family. We missed the references to Fresh Prince that were constant in the book and think that Chris got the “girlfriend treatment.” Episode Drink: Milk Fortify your body so you can go out and protest for longer. Plus, it’s handy to have on hand in case things escalate and some trash police officer tries to pepper spray you. Places to show your support for the movement: George Floyd Memorial Fund Minnesota Freedom Fund Black Visions Collective Reclaim the Block Campaign Zero Anti-Racism Resources Bail Funds/Legal Help Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Anyone says “king” Sekani acts like a little brother You see news coverage Harry Potter is mentioned The movie title is explained And down your drink when you’ve had it with the injustice in the world and you’re ready to get out there and protest Fantastic Reads Em: How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi Jordan: Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen Check out this episode of Sisterhood of the Bottomless Mimosas that Jordan guest-starred on! 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 minJUN 22
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44 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

43 - Room by Emma Donoghue

EImagine if you were born and grew up in a tiny tool shed in someone’s backyard and the only person you’ve ever known is Ma? We take a dive into the world of Jack, a 5 year-old boy who only knows Ma and Room. His world gets turned upside down when Ma informs Jack that there is a whole world outside of Room and they have to escape. The book and material are heavy, but our conversation wasn’t. We are doing this. Drink: The Gin Lollipop 1 oz gin 1 oz peach liqueur 5 oz of orange juice 1 oz of seltzer water Shake and strain into an ice-filled collins glass, then add seltzer water. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry, and serve. Thanks to 1001 Cocktails https://en.1001cocktails.com/cocktails/cocktail_gin-lollipop_363181.aspx Our Drinking Game for the Story: Take a drink: Everytime Jack throws a temper tantrum Every time you can tell Ma is THIS CLOSE to losing her shit Keep drinking nervously throughout the carpet/truck scene, because holy shit. Any time Jack is introduced to something to the outside world Take a shot whenever you feel so uncomfortable. Raise your glass when you’ve found out that Old Nick has been apprehended and sent to jail. Fantastic Reads: Jordan: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Emily: The First Test: Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce 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.

60 minJUN 8
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43 - Room by Emma Donoghue

42 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

EGrab a bucket of water to cool yourself down because we have some hot takes in this episode. We get into the virtues and vices of trying to modernize a classic piece of work and when it’s worth it. Jordan and Emily disagree about humanity itself and then try to discern if Bradbury was a “stuffy old man.” Grab the fire hoses - the ones with water - because it’s about to get lit. Episode Drink: The Fahrenheit 151 6 cups apple cider 1 cup cranberry juice 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 6 cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 8 oz of Bacardi 151 Instructions Put all ingredients, sans rum, into a crockpot.Warm for approx. 1 hour. Once everyone has turned in their cell phone, pour in the rum. Stir and server. Recipe From Our Favorite Book: Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle What Books Would We Read for Humanity? Em: The Guide to Good Living by William B. Irvine Jordan: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink any time a book you’re familiar with gets burned Take a shot any time they mention book you’ve actually read Take a drink every time you recognize a historical event they reference Take a drink every time you roll your eyes at the shallow nature of the movie Finish your drink for all the unnecessary deaths in this movie. Bonus extra pour for that one unnecessary death in the book Cheerful Ears: Jordan: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Emily: American Gods by Neil Gaiman 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.

60 minMAY 25
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42 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

41 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

EGrab your wands and house scarf because we’re going to Hogwarts. We delve into the magical world of Harry Potter with our guest Mike Schubert from Potterless Podcast. We start with the Sorcerer’s Stone - as one should - and talk about our favorite casting choices, some problematic directions for character development, and how it’s just perfect the way this story fits into seven books. Also, there are some hot takes on Snape’s movie character. Episode Drink: Unicorn’s Blood 1.5 oz silver tequila 1.5 oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) 1 oz lemon juice Instructions Add everything to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake (hard!) for a full 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Thanks to BetterCocktail.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time Harry’s scar hurts Every time Malfoy says “Potter” Every time Snape is supposed to be suspicious Any time there is any hardcore foreshadowing Any time a house gets point awarded or taken away Finish your drink when something unfortunately happens to Neville Take a shot when Malfoy starts his chorus of “My Father Will Hear About This.” Fantastic Reads Jordan: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - the finale of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Em: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch Mike: Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator) 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 minMAY 11
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41 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

40 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

EOh no. Ohhhhh, boy. Is it possible that the movie is better than the book? How could this happen? P.S. We still love the book. Join us as we get into the tangled web that is Lara Jean Covey’s love life. She’s relatably angsty and adorably anxious. Plus, Jordan explains to Emily just how far sisters would go to get revenge for petty incidents. Check out : The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Episode Drink: Yakult You can find this drink in your local Korean grocery store or potentially even your major supermarket if your city is that cool. For those who like a challenge, check out this recipe from Wiki How to make your own at home! Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time they call each other by their last names Every time Lara Jean is angsty in the book Every time Kitty has a zinger When Kavinsky and Lara Jean do something that is specified in their dating contract Down your drink when Dad has an awkard sex talk, becuase I felt it Fantastic Reads Jordan - Circe by Madeline Miller Emily - How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones 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 minAPR 27
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40 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Latest Episodes

49 - The Witches by Roald Dahl

EGrab your Gran and let’s go take out a coven! We return to the welcome arms of Roald Dahl but have some issues with the on-screen version. The creepy, dark streaks of Jim Hensen and Mr. Dahl produced a cult classic of a children’s horror movie. Plus, we come up with as many children’s horror movies and tv shows as we could come up with because it’s definitely a genre that needs to be acknowledged. Jordan reveals her true feelings about campy movies and Emily divulges her weird love of them. Episode Drink: The Witch’s Cocktail 1/2 oz vodka 1 1/2 oz raspberry schnapps 1/2 oz melon liqueur 1 oz club soda 2 oz lemon juice a splash lime juice a splash grenadine syrup Plenty of ice Instructions Fill a collins glass with ice, and pour in the vodka, raspberry schnapps, melon liqueur and splash of lime juice. Pour in the lemon juice until the glass is 2/3 full and top off the glass with the club soda. Stir gently to mix, then add a splash of grenadine to serve. Recipe From: AllRecipes.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink every time: The kid says “Grandma” A witches’ eyes flash purple (or lightning can be seen in their eyes) The witches grovel and say “O brainy one!” or “O genius one!” A person is transformed into a mouse (sorry for this at the end of the movie) And finish your drink when you’re just done with the bad physical effects. They really just take you out of the moment of the movie. Fantastic Reads: Jordan: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Em: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 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.

51 minAUG 31
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49 - The Witches by Roald Dahl

48 - The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

EWhy do we find some villains so entreating? Dr. Lector makes our skin crawl in every scene but he somehow still holds our attention. And then you put Anthony Hopkins in that role and we’re even more interested. Jordan reveals why she likes horror so much and Emily admits why she just never can get into it. Episode Drink: A Nice Chianti Enjoy with a side of fava beans and your favorite sweetmeats. Check out the Feminist Drinking Song! Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: When someone mentions Hannibal eating someone Take an additional drink if mentioned by Hannibal Any time some is a sexist asshole to Clarice Whenever you hear jargon or insinuations are a little out of date Whenever you shiver at anything Hannibal says, Anthony Hopkins included Finish your drink when Hannibal successfully completes his plan to escape and now he’s on the fucking loose Jordan - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini Em: Ancillary Justice by Ann Lecki 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 17
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48 - The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

47 - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

EIn this episode, Jordan has the uncommon occurrence of actually getting the feels for these characters and Emily recounts how she wanted to BE Leslie when she was younger. We discuss how Josh Hutcherson might be a time traveler and which adaptation the author and her son pretend doesn’t exist. Episode Drink: The Drink of Queens 1 1/2 oz dry gin 1/2 oz dry vermouth 3/4 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz pineapple juice (freshly pressed, if possible) 1 wedge of pineapple, for garnish Instructions Shake all ingredients with ice and finely strain into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple on the rim. Recipe From: DiffordsGuide.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink every time: Jesse and Leslie go to Terabithia Jesse and Leslie speak like royalty in Terabithia Jesse gets annoyed by his sisters Jesse “disappoints” his dad Any time you get a hint of homophobic rhetoric from adults in this book Fantastic Reads Jordan: The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Em: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 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.

57 minAUG 3
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47 - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

46 - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

EIt is so easy to hate some of the characters in this book, and we loved doing it. The story is lovely and a big thanks to our Patreon for choosing it for their Author Level Patreon benefit because this is also one of our favorite books of the season. This movie though, is something else. If you’ve ever wanted to see puffy sleeves and 80’s synth inserted into farm chore scenes, then this movie definitely has you covered. If any movie adaptation has deserved a reboot - it might be this one. #RebootsThatNeedToHappen Episode Drink: Mexican Hot Chocolate 3 cups milk of choice 3 tbsp cocoa powder 3 tbsp tbsp granulated sugar Pinch salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon Pinch cayenne pepper 2 oz tequila Instructions To make hot chocolate, add all ingredients except for tequila to a small saucepan. Whisk to combine. Heat on low until mixture comes to a gentle boil, stirring. Remove from heat. Add tequila and whisk again. Divide into 3 mugs. Top each mug with 1-2 cinnamon marshmallows (instructions on site) or whipped cream. Recipe From: LivelyTable.com Watch Second City’s Sassy Gay Friend skits for Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time there is a new recipe introduced Every time something magical happens due to Tita’s cooking Every time Pedro cardboard cutout of a human Every time Mama Elena gets under your skin Take a shot of tequila if you actually attempt or have attempted one of the recipes Fantastic Reads Jordan: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lyn Anderson Em: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Leguin 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.

51 minJUL 22
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46 - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

45 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

EYou’re going to need a box of tissues for this book. We’re warning you now. We talk about the stark realities of the thirties, the advancement of female characters since then, and whether or not George is compassionate. We also share our true feelings about Steinbeck as an author and even introduce a new segment thanks to him. Episode Drink: White Rabbit Cocktail 80ml gin 50ml amaretto 50ml double cream 1 tsp lemon curd ¼ tsp vanilla paste handful of ice edible flowers, to serve Put the gin, amaretto, double cream, lemon curd and vanilla paste into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake until the outside of the shaker feels very cold. Strain into two small cocktail or coupe glasses and garnish with edible flowers before serving. Recipe From: BBC Good Food Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time Lenny talks about rabbits Every time you get choked up over George’s protectiveness of Lenny Every time the size and force of Lennie scares another character Every time you’re glad to live in this era and not the thirties And Finish Your Drink when you inevitably start balling (we’re sorry) Fantastic Reads Jordan: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang Em: Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay 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 6
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45 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

44 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

EWe are here for racial justice and loved reading about Starr as she decides to fight the injustice in her life. There are some very significant differences between the book and movie that change whole the meaning of T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. as it affects the Carter family. We missed the references to Fresh Prince that were constant in the book and think that Chris got the “girlfriend treatment.” Episode Drink: Milk Fortify your body so you can go out and protest for longer. Plus, it’s handy to have on hand in case things escalate and some trash police officer tries to pepper spray you. Places to show your support for the movement: George Floyd Memorial Fund Minnesota Freedom Fund Black Visions Collective Reclaim the Block Campaign Zero Anti-Racism Resources Bail Funds/Legal Help Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Anyone says “king” Sekani acts like a little brother You see news coverage Harry Potter is mentioned The movie title is explained And down your drink when you’ve had it with the injustice in the world and you’re ready to get out there and protest Fantastic Reads Em: How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi Jordan: Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen Check out this episode of Sisterhood of the Bottomless Mimosas that Jordan guest-starred on! 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 minJUN 22
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44 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

43 - Room by Emma Donoghue

EImagine if you were born and grew up in a tiny tool shed in someone’s backyard and the only person you’ve ever known is Ma? We take a dive into the world of Jack, a 5 year-old boy who only knows Ma and Room. His world gets turned upside down when Ma informs Jack that there is a whole world outside of Room and they have to escape. The book and material are heavy, but our conversation wasn’t. We are doing this. Drink: The Gin Lollipop 1 oz gin 1 oz peach liqueur 5 oz of orange juice 1 oz of seltzer water Shake and strain into an ice-filled collins glass, then add seltzer water. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry, and serve. Thanks to 1001 Cocktails https://en.1001cocktails.com/cocktails/cocktail_gin-lollipop_363181.aspx Our Drinking Game for the Story: Take a drink: Everytime Jack throws a temper tantrum Every time you can tell Ma is THIS CLOSE to losing her shit Keep drinking nervously throughout the carpet/truck scene, because holy shit. Any time Jack is introduced to something to the outside world Take a shot whenever you feel so uncomfortable. Raise your glass when you’ve found out that Old Nick has been apprehended and sent to jail. Fantastic Reads: Jordan: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Emily: The First Test: Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce 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.

60 minJUN 8
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43 - Room by Emma Donoghue

42 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

EGrab a bucket of water to cool yourself down because we have some hot takes in this episode. We get into the virtues and vices of trying to modernize a classic piece of work and when it’s worth it. Jordan and Emily disagree about humanity itself and then try to discern if Bradbury was a “stuffy old man.” Grab the fire hoses - the ones with water - because it’s about to get lit. Episode Drink: The Fahrenheit 151 6 cups apple cider 1 cup cranberry juice 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 6 cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 8 oz of Bacardi 151 Instructions Put all ingredients, sans rum, into a crockpot.Warm for approx. 1 hour. Once everyone has turned in their cell phone, pour in the rum. Stir and server. Recipe From Our Favorite Book: Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle What Books Would We Read for Humanity? Em: The Guide to Good Living by William B. Irvine Jordan: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink any time a book you’re familiar with gets burned Take a shot any time they mention book you’ve actually read Take a drink every time you recognize a historical event they reference Take a drink every time you roll your eyes at the shallow nature of the movie Finish your drink for all the unnecessary deaths in this movie. Bonus extra pour for that one unnecessary death in the book Cheerful Ears: Jordan: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Emily: American Gods by Neil Gaiman 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.

60 minMAY 25
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42 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

41 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

EGrab your wands and house scarf because we’re going to Hogwarts. We delve into the magical world of Harry Potter with our guest Mike Schubert from Potterless Podcast. We start with the Sorcerer’s Stone - as one should - and talk about our favorite casting choices, some problematic directions for character development, and how it’s just perfect the way this story fits into seven books. Also, there are some hot takes on Snape’s movie character. Episode Drink: Unicorn’s Blood 1.5 oz silver tequila 1.5 oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) 1 oz lemon juice Instructions Add everything to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake (hard!) for a full 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Thanks to BetterCocktail.com Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time Harry’s scar hurts Every time Malfoy says “Potter” Every time Snape is supposed to be suspicious Any time there is any hardcore foreshadowing Any time a house gets point awarded or taken away Finish your drink when something unfortunately happens to Neville Take a shot when Malfoy starts his chorus of “My Father Will Hear About This.” Fantastic Reads Jordan: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - the finale of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Em: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch Mike: Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator) 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 minMAY 11
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41 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

40 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

EOh no. Ohhhhh, boy. Is it possible that the movie is better than the book? How could this happen? P.S. We still love the book. Join us as we get into the tangled web that is Lara Jean Covey’s love life. She’s relatably angsty and adorably anxious. Plus, Jordan explains to Emily just how far sisters would go to get revenge for petty incidents. Check out : The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Episode Drink: Yakult You can find this drink in your local Korean grocery store or potentially even your major supermarket if your city is that cool. For those who like a challenge, check out this recipe from Wiki How to make your own at home! Our Drinking Game for this Story Take a drink: Every time they call each other by their last names Every time Lara Jean is angsty in the book Every time Kitty has a zinger When Kavinsky and Lara Jean do something that is specified in their dating contract Down your drink when Dad has an awkard sex talk, becuase I felt it Fantastic Reads Jordan - Circe by Madeline Miller Emily - How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones 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 minAPR 27
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40 - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
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