Amanda and I are chatting about making recommendations on Instagram, and about hidden gems in romance that maybe don’t get enough attention or mentions. We cover a lot of books here. We discuss books that we love through the lens of nostalgia, and older titles we are wary to suggest to newer readers of romance. We talk about scenery porn, and I also use the word “charming” too much. Sorry.
We also answer listener email, and talk about traveling with siblings, plus we answer a question from a reader who has some questions about sexuality.
Stay tuned for bonus book and lipstick recs from Amanda at the end.
Thanks to Lauren, Paroma, and Anonymous for email!
And, once you’ve listened to this episode, perhaps you’ll want this Too Old To Rage shirt?
Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:
And she does Rec it Wednesdays at the Smart Bitches Instagram – check out her history of excellent recommendations!
Yes, indeed, you too can be Too Old to Rage and wear our awesome shirts.
We also discussed:
- Aarya’s “Meet Disaster” post
- The Dramas Over Flowers podcast
- The definition of demisexuality from wiki.asexuality.org
- Recommendations made specifically for Amanda in our comments
- Amanda’s lipstick recommendations!
- Sarah mentioned Cheekbone Beauty, and their Warrior Women liquid lipstick in Cindy. All the colors are named for Canadian Indigenous activists.
- You can find DreamingReviews on Twitter, or listen to them in Episode 107 of this here podcast.
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This Episode’s Music
Our music is provided each week by Sassy Outwater, whom you can find on Twitter @SassyOutwater.
This is from Caravan Palace, and the track is called “Je M’amuse.”
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