But never fear! We have the WHOLE THING right here on our YouTube channel (Did you know we have one of those? You can watch all the Talking Normal vids and book club discussions one right after the other, when you have nothing better to do) OR right here in this post. See how easy we make it for you to watch us make fools of ourselves?
But just in case you like your ridiculousness in bite-sized pieces, I’ve broken the whole thing down for you into tiny, delicious, drunken morsels.
A Very Special Episode of Boozy Book Club
0:10 Really, all these boozy book clubs are the same, and not very special at all. Whomp whomp. But we do mourn the loss of that one hangout that didn’t record live and was SO SUPER FUNNY YOU GUYS MISSED OUT BIG TIME.
2:11 WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Hot toddies? Cow manure red wine? Cool.
4:18 Naked Storytime with Bekah and the resident senior population of Philadelphia.
5:30 Beth segues Naked Storytime perfectly into our main discussion.
Bekah and Beth TOTALLY disagree about The Handmaid’s Tale
5:48 Did you read this in high school? Seriously, tell us in the comments if that was your experience and how it shaped your view of old women and red dresses.
7:43 Bekah has a great, awesome opinion and Beth’s face obviously really wants to interrupt her, but she doesn’t.
9:34 Beth just vomits out all her plot hole issues with the book and feminism and sniffles a lot.
11:44 Bekah counters with HISTORY and POLITICS and smartness, and Beth doesn’t know enough to argue.
12:28 Beth is all “BUT 1984 is so good!!!!”
15:00 Is this actually a feminist book? plus PLOT SUMMARY
22:00 So, Bekah WHY did you like this book?
25:00 Really, Offred? REALLY? You have nothing and you’re not into the elicit sex with Nick? Side-eyeing you hard.
25:35 Beth asks, “WHAT IS THE POINT?”
26:45 WINE BOTTLE TIME: how do we rate The Handmaid’s Tale? Well, we are split down the middle. So that would be a good ol 2.5 out of 5.
Romeo & Juliet, Space Odyssey Awesomeness, aka Saga
28:35 We get to the good stuff, ie the graphic novel we read.
29:00 Nikki shows off her Jamie Fraser bookmark, and Bekah is jealous. TOOO bad our buddy Vicky doesn’t like you too, Bekah.
30:10 BOOBS! BOOBS!
31:45 Nikki makes a wonderful commentary on the state of warfare in the modern world and how it relates to out-sourcing in Saga. /professor
32:25 Beth, the only resident That’s Normal parent, weighs in on how Saga reads when you have kids.
33:45 THE WILL: Bounty hunter with a heart of gold.
36:00 The Stalk: Glad you’re dead, but I thought you were a badass…how did this happen?
37:39 The Horrors: Izabel might be our favorite character.
39:15 We talk about Fiona Staples’ amazing artwork!!!
40:20 We admit it: we’re invested and we’re buying volume 2. Just call us basement dwelling beer gutted comic book fans. We are SO that demographic.
41:51 Good luck trying to option this for a TV or a movie. It’s too awesome. A friggin’ sea horse just shows up. An old lady unicorn!
43:24 OVERALL: wine bottle time!!! We give it a solid 4 out of 5.
Next month: All About Different Types of LOVE
45:25 We get to what Bekah’s really into: OUR FEBRUARY PICKS (and our main pick especially).
When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.
West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.
They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend.
And OMG you guys – we have a copy of Deeper to giveaway! We’re not making this difficult because we hate difficult giveaways so we want you to leave a comment on this post with a text/snapchat/instagram/internet faux pas you made. Did you mean to send that sexy text to your husband but instead sent it to his best friend? (One of us has been there) Did a landscaper steal your unlocked phone with what could be considered home-made porn starring YOU on it & you had to pay him $100 to get it back (may or may not be true about one of us…) TELL US IN THE COMMENTS!
We’ll pick our favorite as the winner. Enter from now until until Sunday 2/9 at 11:59 pm ET. US only, 18+. Sorry I know we’re the worst.
A word about our book picks: Each month, we pick a “main title” and at least one, but sometimes two, optional books. We do this because with almost 300 of you in Boozy Book Club, we are bound to pick books that someone has read. The optional books give everyone the opportunity to participate even if the main title doesn’t exactly float their boat, for whatever reason. Hope you can join us in February!!
Okay now comment away & enter our Deeper giveaway!