Cures for the Common Book Hangover (QR 056)

March 28, 2023

Come and celebrate with us as Tara announces her new job. Also, Kris finally reveals her age for all of you playing at home.

We get advice on book hangovers. The two try to separate the art from the artist with the third season of Ted Lasso (it’s hard, y’all). Then Tara describes her new adventure into the world of Bollywood and Indian cinema.

Official Recommendations

From Kris: Meeting Millie by Clare Ashton

A lot of the early scuttlebutt on this book was around its tagline and the reaction to it. “Can two women, one gay and one straight, be friends forever or does sex get in the way?” It hit a lot of readers and writers the wrong way, but the positive is that Meeting Millie is a great book! Kris adored this past-present, friends-to-lovers romance that just makes you feel good. Check it out.

From Tara: A New Life and She Loves to Cook, She Loves to Eat by Sakaomi Yuzaki 

Tara has two recommendations this week. The first is a very short video game by Angela He called A New Life, which puts the player in control of a relationship between two women and its possible beginnings, middles and ends. It’s a bittersweet game, because isn’t love just a (hopefully) really long walk to a sad ending? A New Life is beautiful, short, and worth your time.

Tara’s second recommendation is the manga She Loves to Cook, She Loves to Eat by Sakaomi Yuzaki is. As Tara says, it’s “just what it says on the tin.” One woman loves to cook, one woman loves to eat, and between the two a relationship begins. It’s a gentle, lovely, wonderful warm hug of a book, which you might need after playing A New Life.

Works/People Discussed

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Ted Lasso, Season Three (Apple+)
  • Alaska Daily (ABC)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season Fifteen (MTV)
  • The Romantics (Netflix)
  • 3 Idiots (2009)
  • Bittersweet by Susan Cain

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