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Best Book Ever

Nov 1, 2021

My, my, my, how the turn tables.

Jaimie Morimoto is now a Romance reader, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier.

We start by discussing what it means when we dismiss an entire genre/hobby/aesthetic because it is largely by and for women. Then we cover the strange experience of cringing at our old favorite books, movies, and TV shows. And we wrap it up with the fascinating history of Monopoly. I absolutely love talking with Jaimie!


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In this week's Patreon clip, Jaimie and I admit the truth about the authors we tell other people we have read, but have not actually read. We also talk about how easy it is to get into a habit of reading books by people who look just like us. According to Jaimie, “I was reading my own story back to myself over and over.” This clip is available exclusively to my Patreon supporters.


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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Jaimie Morimoto



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Discussed in this episode:

Best Book Ever Episode 024 – Jaimie Morimoto on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Best Book Ever Episode 014 – Jeff Adams on The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Best Book Ever Episode 057 – Ellene Glenn Moore on “Bitterblue” by Kristen Cashore

Book of the Month Club

Best Book Ever Episode 043 Jami Albright on The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss


Discussed in our Patreon Segment

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace by Yiyun Li

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Homie: Poems by Danez Smith

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