Covers & Cocktails: Smartypants
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Articles / November 8, 2019

Hi. My name is Amanda and I’m a cran stan. I am ride or die for cranberry season. My roommate and I made this mixture called “hot cranz” in the winter, where we just cook down cranberries and serve it over ice cream or pound cake. This Covers & Cocktails was a perfect excuse to fully express my love for this weird little red berry. Paired with my cran obsession is Beard Necessities by Penny Reid, her latest installment in the Winston Brothers series and our sponsor this month! A | BN | K | AB When I think about Penny Reid’s oeuvre, the color pink comes to mind. I have a good memory for cover designs and I often remember those before I can think of a title. Reid’s stitched Winston Brothers cover designs with all the smart pink accents have really stuck with me. Beard Necessities also features a second chance romance that’s a long time coming and I wanted to give a second chance to a drink that I’m pretty eh on: the mojito. I think it’s the mint. It usually overwhelms me and while I prefer mint as my toothpaste flavor and in my York Peppermint…

376. A Conspiracy of Deadline Cakes: Live at Loyalty Books with Sherry Thomas!
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Articles / November 8, 2019

A | BN | K | AB Two live recordings, back to back! This week, I’m in conversation with Sherry Thomas, author of the Charlotte Holmes series. I recorded this on Friday, 25 October, 2019, at the Loyalty Bookstore in Washington DC. As usual, I had questions from my nosy brain and from the SBTB community – and in the middle we have crashing cups, a spontaneous reading from the author, and a special additional guest: audiobook narrator Kate Reading came to the event to meet Sherry, and the poor woman sat next to me so I asked her a question, too. Thank you to Hannah and Diana from Loyalty Bookstore, to Tara O’Connor from Penguin RandomHouse, and to Jazzlet, Sarah Drew, Shari, Anonymous, and Aarya for questions! My favorite parts: 07:26-07:52 – What seeing her books in print is like for Sherry 50:41-50:56 – What we admire about Mrs. Watson 51:27-51:56 – What Mrs. Watson learns about herself in this book Music: https://www.purple-planet.com You can subscribe to Smart Podcast, Trashy Books at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you catch your favorite shows! Listen to the podcast → Read the transcript → Here are the books we discuss in this…