Shelf Love: A Romance Novel Book Club

Jennifer Crusie, The Drinking Game - guest Amanda Diehl

Episode Summary

Amanda Diehl (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books; NPR Books) and Andrea discuss their favorite Jennifer Crusie novels and other reader favorites. Andrea introduces the Crusie Drinking Game to the world and urges you to drink responsibly. Many books are recommended.

Episode Notes

Amanda Diehl (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books; NPR Books) and Andrea discuss their favorite Jennifer Crusie novels and other reader favorites. 

We discuss the rampant anti-butter bias in Crusie's maternal archetypes, cute and fuzzy hitmen, the dangers of frying pans, and secretary Inception! We also learn how Andrea once trapped Amanda in her car and forced her to start reading Jennifer Crusie novels. 

Is it a bingo? Is it a drinking game? Andrea shares the recurring themes she's noticed in Jennifer Crusie's oeuvre.

In Trope Town, Amanda recommends  con artist and pet-centric romance novels. Andrea hopes someone writes a book full of carpenter puns.

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