Episode 68 – Cookie Meets Peanut

Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel

Storytime Underground Joint Chief Cory joined us to discuss the fact that writing picture books is way harder than most celebrities think it is! We read Cookie Meets Peanut by Real Housewife/Adult Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel, illustrated by Daniel Roode. Let us tuck you into bed with the story of an extremely irresponsible pet owner!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown Podcast

Paws for thought? Bethenny Frankel tries to get dog to read her new children’s book on a stylish outing in the Big Apple

Skinnygirl, Fat Wallet: How Bethenny Frankel Earns More Than Any Other Real Housewife

Selected Illustrations: (click to embiggen)

Cookie Meets Peanut 1

Cookie Meets Peanut 2

Cookie Meets Peanut 3

 Candy pairing: Cory says Skinnygirl elderberry & sweet lemon gummies, Kait says a gold-leaf gummy dog, Renata says a Skinnygirl Cosmo.

Coming up next: Redacted In the Butt By Redacted Under the Tromp Administration and Taken By the Gay Unicorn Biker by Chuck Tingle.

 

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Live Show TONIGHT at Trident Booksellers!

Hey, you probably heard about this since we’ve been yelling about it on social media everywhere, but just in case you didn’t…we’re recording a live show TODAY, March 9th, at 7pm at Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Boston! We’ll be discussing The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks with returning guest Margaret H. Willison. It’s a free, unticketed event and we hope you can make it! (If you can’t: don’t fret, we’ll post the recording to our podcast feed.)

The Notebook

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Bonus Episode II – Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Thanks to our Patreon sponsors, we recorded a bonus episode about Gossip Girl (the novel by Cecily von Ziegesar as well as the TV show) with special guest Renata’s mom, Susan. We have to say: we enjoyed this dive into the lives of hyper-privileged Manhattan youths more than we thought we would, despite the fact that almost nothing actually happens in this book. Download this episode to your Swarovski crystal-encrusted Motorola Razr to hear us learn how the other half lives!

Apologies: Whoops, the clanking sound in the background is all of the jewelry Renata’s mom wears, please excuse her beauty. Also, Renata mistakenly said Serena has a cat named Kitty Minky. In fact, Kitty Minky is Blair’s cat. We regret the error and apologize to the fictional cat in question.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: ‘Gossip Girl’ Creator Spills a Major Secret About Chuck and Blair’s Iconic Relationship

Serena/Blair Works on Archive Of Our Own

 Candy pairing: Kait says a half grapefruit & Pop Tarts, Renata says boozy chocolates, Renata’s mom says a single Tic-Tac.

Coming up next: Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel.

 

* Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Episode 67 – The Chemist

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Kait, Renata, and Jeanne (@FangirlJeanne) read Stephenie Meyer’s adult romantic thriller, The Chemist. It’s a love story that starts off with torture (but like the 24 kind, not the 50 Shades kind) and ends with a Food Network reality show. It made us truly miss the Cullens. We hope you enjoy listening to this podcast, whether it’s from inside your Volvo, Jaguar, Hummer, or other type of vehicle that Stephenie Meyer might enjoy describing in detail!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Stephenie Meyer’s Great Chemistry With Jeremy Renner

The Story Behind The Chemist

 Candy pairing: Jeanne says Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans (spinach), Kait says candy cigarettes, Renata says Pop Rocks.

Coming up next: Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel.

 

* Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 67 – The Chemist

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Episode 66 – Violets Are Blue

Violets Are Blue by James Patterson

Kait, Renata, and their guest Ryan Sandoval (author of The D.A.D.D.Y. Complex) read Violets Are Blue, the 7th book in James Patterson’s Alex Cross series. Intrepid detective Alex Cross investigates vampire-themed murders, as well as the body of every female character in the book. Join us as we sort ourselves into the four fetish houses: leather, rubber, Goth, and Victorian.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: You Must Remember This podcast

How Did This Get Made? Vampire’s Kiss episode

James Patterson: How the Bestseller Factory Works

Sade’s Wikipedia page

BookShots by James Patterson

 Candy pairing: Kait says Hershey’s kisses, Renata says a mixed bag of candy, Ryan says novelty wax fangs.

Coming up next: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer.

 

* Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Live Show Postponed!

Duarte in the snow

Hi, Boston-area Best Listeners! Just in case you hadn’t heard elsewhere (or hadn’t looked out your window and assumed): tonight’s live episode recording at Trident Booksellers & Cafe has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, March 9th at 7pm.

We hope to see you in March! In the meantime, stay safe and warm inside with a good book (or a bad one–who are we to judge?).

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