Babes, Books & Beers
By Babes, Books & Beers
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We’re three babes from New York, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Sarah, who like to talk books & drink beers. Several years ago we met in a local book club. After each meeting, we found ourselves staying late to talk literature over a few drinks. This podcast is our way of opening our discussions to you!
||ExplicitS02 E02 – A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz||Time to get spooky! The babes go dark (and grim) in this episode as they discuss rather disturbing retellings of the Grimm fairy tales in A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. Don’t listen if you have a weak stomach, hate creepy stuff, and if you’r||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 E01 – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton||Catch up with the babes after a long summer as they discuss The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Take a journey to the beauty-obsessed society of Orléans, where Camellia Beauregard is on the path to become the kingdom’s favorite Belle. In this surprising||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 – Packing for Mars by Mary Roach||The babes embark on an interstellar mission! In this episode, we blast off into space as we discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. Listen to find out the answers to all the questions you wanted to ask an astronaut like if you throw up in your suit, wou||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 – The Girls by Emma Cline||It’s the summer of 1969. Teenager Evie Boyd is bored with her everyday life in California until one day, she meets The Girls. Soon, she is following around a buckskin-wearing cult leader and um, performing lots of questionable acts. Tipsiness brought||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon||The babes are in the mood for romance – again! In The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, two high school seniors cross paths and we are here for it. A hopeless romantic poet plus a science and math nerd equals something exciting. Join us as we ques||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard||It’s time for another dystopian novel! Red Queen is about a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by the Silver elite who have god-like superpowers. Strangely, protagonist Red, Mare Barrow, appears to possess pretty||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 – We Are Okay by Nina LaCour||In this episode, the babes read the 2018 Printz Award-winning We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. In this book, Marin is battling grief, loneliness, and memories of her old life back in California. As for the babes? We are NOT okay! Just listen. Tipsiness broug||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 – A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin||Spirits and dragons and boats – oh my! In this episode, the babes discuss A Wizard of Earthsea by the late renowned fantasy novelist, Ursula K. LeGuin. The book, released in 1968, tells the story of a bratty kid who makes a big mistake and (kind of||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline||It’s the future, the world sucks. The only way to escape is by logging in to the OASIS, a 3D video game paradise, which the babes all want to explore. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline follows a kid named Wade Owen Watts as he competes to find a hidden||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 – There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins||The babes are in the mood for love, so they read a slasher romance. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins tells the story of Makani Young, a spunky teenager who lives in an uneventful town in Nebraska. However, things get less boring||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 – Flush by Carl Hiaasen||Join us for a mysterious adventure in the Florida Keys as we discuss Flush by Carl Hiassen. Noah’s dad is convinced the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor, but he can’t prove it. Naturally, he sends his son and daughter to||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 – Pie by Sarah Weeks||The babes discuss Pie by Sarah Weeks in this episode. In this book, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch dies and leaves her famous pie crust recipe to her cat, Lardo. Tell us how to properly pronounce pecan and find out which one of us doesn’t like pie as we||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 – Turtles All the Way Down by John Green||In this episode, the babes and a special guest read Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. It’s about a girl with anxiety named Aza, who, along with her bubbly best friend, go on a hunt to solve the case of a missing billionaire. Enjoy some #tuataraf||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 – Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson||The babes are rollin’ into 2018 with the graphic novel Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. Listen as they hip check each other and discover a shared childhood passion as they come of age with main character Astrid…oh, and they get tipsy too. Tipsines||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 – NOS4A2 by Joe Hill||Ho Ho Ho-ly crap! Do we have a holiday book for you! In this episode, the babes take a ride across the Shorter Way Bridge to Christmasland as they dive into NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. Get creeped out with us as we discuss various morbid Christmas decorating ti||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 – The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart||Things get mysterious as the babes and a special guest join The Mysterious Benedict Society (by Trenton Lee Stewart). Tune in as we infiltrate the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, run by the evil Ledroptha Curtain. Find out who may have been||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 – Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott||It’s time for a dark and disturbing discussion! In this episode, we discuss Victoria Scott’s newest book: Violet Grenade. This explosive psychological thriller tells the story of troubled runaway Domino Ray. Tune in to find out what is (or who is) i||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 – Sweet Valley Throwbook Extravaganza||It’s another throwbook special, only more extravagant! The babes each read a book from the popular Sweet Valley series by Francine Pascal, which chronicles the insane adventures of the beautiful teenage Wakefield twins. There’s a crash landing of a||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery||In this episode, the babes deep dive into the ocean and discuss The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. We enter the mysterious world of the octopus as we learn from Sy’s many interactions with these awesome and intelligent creatures. Listen to us fi||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 – The Truth About Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club #4) by Ann M. Martin||In this special throwbook episode, the babes tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth…about Stacey. In our tipsiest episode yet, we delve into the drama of the fourth Baby-Sitters Club novel. Hear Stacey’s big secret, how the baby-sitters hand||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 – The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King||The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. In Episode 5, the babes read the first book of Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series. Join us as we follow the gunslinger in his search for the mysterious man in black, talk about w||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 – In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez||The babes tackle a heavy book in Episode 4: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, which recounts the true story of the revolutionary Mirabal sisters in Trujillo-era Dominican Republic. Listen as we get tipsy over a very sad book, find out who||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot||The babes take a hard right in Episode 3 and read nonfiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The cells of Henrietta Lacks, called HeLa by scientists, provided information for some of the most groundbreaking research in medical h||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie||En voiture! In Episode 2, the babes talk about Agatha Christie’s most famous novel, Murder on the Orient Express. A train gets stuck in the middle of a blizzard and a Belgian detective with a silly moustache is trying to figure out whodunnit. Find out||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 – Wonder by R.J. Palacio||In Episode 1, we, the babes (Sarah, Elizabeth, and Rebecca), discuss the wildly popular middle-grade novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder tells the story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a severe facial deformity and his first year of scho||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the only way to do a book club!
I'm not the biggest reader in the world but I would join this "book club"! The girls here are very passionate about their interests and it reflects greatly into the show. It's hilarious and entertaining which makes it an enjoyable audio experience that keeps my attention span! Great show ladies, keep it up!
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Beer and Books?? Hell yeah!!
I started listening to this podcast about a month ago when my brother-in-law suggested following them on IG @babesbooksandbeer. I’ve enjoyed listening to their thoughts and opinions about the books and become quite thirsty for a good beer while driving to work (even in the morning commutes!). I love that they sample from breweries world wide. I’m a native Northern Californian and I think loving craft beer is a requirement for us. That there are other ladies like me out there enjoying a good beer and reading good books (although Sweet Valley High could be questionable 😂), makes this the perfect podcast for me! Keep reading and keep drinking, ladies!
A fun book club for your pocket
BB&B is like a fun book club you carry in your pocket. The hosts are high energy, opinionated and well versed in both their books and their beers. Recommended.