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S2 E10: We read historical fiction and love it

This week the gang reads historical fiction. Alisa and Aileen are old pros at this sub-genre while Josie and Lauren are more like dabblers. Ironically, almost all of the...

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Guest host writer/director Barbara Stepansky

Ever wonder how your favorite book becomes a movie or a TV show? Well, wonder no longer because we have brought in a bona-fide filmmaker to explain it. Lauren...

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S2 E8: Books on our nightstands

This week on Fiction Between Friends, anything goes! It was the “What’s on Your Nightstand?” show. Aileen read Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. A modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice...

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S2 E7: Books that got us through the pandemic

We talked about it, and we’ve decided that the pandemic is over. For now, at least. And we wanted to celebrate that by talking about what helped get us...

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S2 E6: Books set in New England (our hometown)

This week we all read books that were set in our neck of the woods. New England! Aileen starts us off with On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Set at...

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S2 E5: Books that made us laugh

We felt like we needed to lighten up a bit, so this week we read books that made us laugh. Lauren read an old favorite, One for the Money...

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S2 E4: Books turned into movies

Aileen had always wanted an excuse to read Nora Ephron, so she read Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Lauren got her sweet tooth fix with an old copy of Like...

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S2 Ep3: Steamy love stories

We’re a bit early for Valentine’s Day, but each of us picked a love story to discuss this week. Lauren went first and talked about The Ex Talk by...

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S2 Ep2: We all read Stephen King

Aileen is a huge Stephen King fan and has been for as long as we can remember. This week she picked a book of his for each of us...

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S2 Ep1: We read banned or reconsidered books

Right now in our country there are towns, cities, and states making lists of books that certain people want banned from schools and libraries, and we are absolutely horrified...

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Ep.8: Big Summer, Me Before You, Virgin River, Bridget Jones’ Diary

Our final episode of the season!  We’ll be off for three weeks and then be back January 10 for Season 2. The gang’s all here for escapist novels! It’s...

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Ep.7: Eleanor Oliphant and The Song of Achilles

We tried something a little different for this episode and chose to partner up and cover two books instead of four. Aileen and Lauren read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely...

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Ep. 6: Erotic Stories + Witches = A Deadly Education

The Lauren Drought continues, but in her absence we discuss books that she picked out for us, and it’s unanimous. Every book was a perfect fit. We conclude that...

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Ep.5: Books we loved about captivity and survival.

Unfortunately, Lauren couldn’t make it, but the remaining gang soldiers on without her and discusses captivity and survival stories. Aileen re-read Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews...

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Ep.4: 3 violent books we loved and a palate cleanser.

We chose to go dark on this one, all except for Lauren who went with some lighter fare because sometimes you read what the book gods send your way...

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Ep.3: Books we re-read the most.

What is it about certain books that brings up back, again and again? Why re-read at all, considering there are so many great books waiting on our TBR lists?...

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Ep.2: Our favorite books about friendship.

Since this is a podcast celebrating books and friends we thought it was important for our second episode to cover books centered around friendships. We discuss Divine Secrets of...

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Ep.1: Books that made us fall in love with reading.

Since this is our very first episode we thought it would be appropriate to make the theme for this one, “Books that made us fall in love with reading”....

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