EPISODE 36

Nic Stone and I Like to Watch

July 8, 2019 - Abbe chats with Nic Stone about her novel Jackpot and the power of YA and Linda Holmes about Evvie Drake Starts Over, second chances, and Maine.

In this episode, Abbe binge-reads I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum, combining her two loves of reading and TV.

Then, she sits down with author Nic Stone about her third YA novel, Jackpot, and why it’s important to talk to young people about real issues. They also talk about how, even though she’s not a wizard, reading Harry Potter made Nic Stone feel seen in high school.

"Give up. You will not ever see everything or read everything...you have to just look for the things that you are the most interested in and really abandon the idea about being a completist about culture."
—Linda Holmes

Finally, Abbe welcomes Evvie Drake Starts Over author and Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast host Linda Holmes into the studio to talk coastal Maine, second chances and Judy Blume. They also talk about how there’s no way you’ll ever consume all the books you want to read, (similar to this Read it Forward article, My Goodreads TBR Makes Me Face My Mortality), so you should just give up and read the things you want to read.

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