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The Villa Book Club

The Villa Book Club

2023-01-2501:05:11

It’s time for our first book club of 2023! This month we’re talking about The Villa by Rachel Hawkins. We’ve heard a lot from our listeners about this book, and we’re so excited to talk about it finally!   We share our thoughts about the two timelines, our theories about the ending, and play amazing listener voicemails with thoughts and theories about the book. We also discuss what sets The Villa apart from a typical thriller, how it plays with the idea of the self-help guru, and how this book was inspired by the circumstances in which Frankenstein was written.     If you liked The Villa, you might love The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins, Groupies by Sarah Priscus, and Sister Stardust by Jane Green.   Obsessions Olivia: Puffer vests Becca: Halfbaked Harvest Creamy White Chicken Chili   What we read this week! Becca: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir, Seven Days in June by Tia Williams, (check for content warnings for these two!), and Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren. Olivia: The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland.    February’s Book Club Pick: Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan (check for content warnings before picking it up!)   Sponsors: Prose - Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today at Prose.com/bop. Zocdoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the Zocdoc app for FREE to find and book a top-rated doctor today. Better Help - Visit betterhelp.com/BADONPAPER today to get 10% off your first month.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
It's time for a 2023 book preview! We brought on some of our favorite book people on the internet to share 2 books they’re excited about this year, and boy has our TBRs grown! We also ask the age-old question: If you had to bring a book character to a chain restaurant, who are you picking and where are you going?   Follow our guests! Megan Prokott - @the_spines Traci Thomas - @thestackspod Taylor Choi -  @bookswithtay Jenny Jackson - @jennyjacksonpineapple Giselle Gonzalez - @hopelessbooklover_   Becca’s Picks Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson (out Mar 7)   Olvia’s Picks The Whispers by Ashley Audrain The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley   Megan’s Picks I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai (Out February 21) Yellowface by R. F. Kuang (Out May 16)   Traci’s Picks Waco by Jeff Guinn (Out January 24), Waco Rising by Kevin Cook (Out January 31),  Koresh: The True Story of David Koresh and the Tragedy at Waco by Stephan Talty (Out April 11) Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Out May 2!)    Taylor’s Picks Just My Type by Falon Ballard (Out February 7!) Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Out March 14!) Bonus rec: The Truly Devious Series by Maureen Johnson   Jenny’s Picks Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey (Out January 17) Games & Rituals by Katherine Heiny (Out April 18).   Giselle’s Picks Powerless by Elsie Silver (Out February 10) Happy Place by Emily Henry (Out April 25!)   Obsessions Becca - Ginny & Georgia Season 2 Olivia - Amelia Dimoldenberg’s Golden Globes Interview with Andrew Garfield    What we read this week! Becca - Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert,    This Month’s Book Club Pick: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins, Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Time for our first Three Things in 2023! We have a fun grab bag of things to discuss! P.S. Does Anybody else want to crawl into a hole for the rest of the year already?     Olivia’s Three Things WFH wardrobe philosophies  Journal Prompts Embarrassing Stories    Becca’s Three Things Purchased Movies on Amazon Prime Realistic Dream Trip for 2023  Emily in Paris   Becca’s Movie Purchases: Love and Basketball, One Winter Weekend, Christmas Around the Corner, Chalet Girl, Beyond the Lights, After, Girls Trip, Pitch Perfect, Elf   Olivia’s Movie Purchases: Magic Mike, Season 1 of Love After Lockup   Journal Prompt ideas: What you have at the top of mind, what shows your watching/music your listening to, what you did that day.    Obsessions Olivia: The Menu Becca: Five Year Journal   What we read this week! Becca: Confess by Colleen Hoover, Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor   This Month’s Book Club Pick: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins   Sponsors: Prose - Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order at prose.com/bop Zocdoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the Zocdoc app for FREE and find a top-rated doctor today.  Better Help - Visit BetterHelp.com/BADONPAPER today to get 10% off your first month.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Our 2023 Goals!

Our 2023 Goals!

2023-01-0401:00:411

For our first episode of the new year, we’re talking about our 2023 goals! We reflect on what we achieved and what didn’t pan out in 2022, and we’re giddy to share our personal and professional goals for 2023!   If you want to catch up on the 2022 goal lore, check out our 2022 Goals Setting Episode Becca recorded with Grace in January, and our 2022 Goals Mid Year Check-in we recorded in June where Olivia also announces her goals.    If you wanna hop on the 5-year journal train, this is the one Olivia uses!   Obsessions Becca: New Year Energy Olivia: Puzzles, coloring, and playing board games with family.    What we read this week! Olivia:  The Fell by Sarah Moss A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone   Becca:  Before I let go by Kennedy Ryan Happy Place by Emily Henry (out Apr 25) Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn (out Jan 24) The Villa by Rachel Hawkins (out Jan 3) Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson (out March 7)   January’s Book Club Pick: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins   Sponsors: The Villa - Listen to The Villa wherever audiobooks are sold!  Better Help - Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper to get 10% off your first month.    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Best of Books 2022

Best of Books 2022

2022-12-1455:363

We’re finishing 2022 on a strong note by talking about our favorite books of 2022! We cover our favorite reads spanning 6 different categories, and play voicemails from YOU about your favorite books! Favorite Book Club Pick Olivia: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Becca: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, You Made a Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi Listeners: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult, Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson   Favorite Romance Olivia: Book Lovers by Emily Henry, Every Summer After by Carley Fortune Becca: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune Listeners: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune, Thank you for Listening by Julia Whelan, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera, After Hours on Milagro Street by Angelina M. Lopez   Favorite Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense  Olivia: Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka Becca: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins   Favorite Literary Fiction Olivia: Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot Dark, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Becca: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close Listeners: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki   Favorite Wildcard  Olivia: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt  Becca: The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E Smith, The ARC by Tory Henwood Hoen Listeners: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen, I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, The Wreckage of my Presence by Casey Wilson, The Selection by Kiera Cass   Favorite Book of the Year  Olivia: We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman Becca: This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Listeners: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Babel by R.F. Kuang, Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen   More Listener Reccomendations!!! Human Kind: a Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman, A Promised Land by Barack Obama, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, Heartless by Elise Silver, Fool Hearts by Emmy Sanders, Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score, Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score, Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C Ford.    Obsessions: Becca: Basking in glow of christmas tree lights Olivia: For the Love of Pickles Facebook Group   What we read this week! Olivia: Scandalized by Ivy Owens, These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant, The Villa by Rachel Hawkins, Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot Dark Becca: The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk   Sponsors: Uncommon Goods - To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/BOP Better Help - Learn more and save 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/badonpaper Zocdoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the ZocDoc app for free to start your search for a top-rated doctor today.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.  
Best of 2022!

Best of 2022!

2022-12-0759:25

It's time for us to look back on our best of 2022! We’re talking about our personal best moments and also our best purchases, entertainment favorites, and more! Tune in for our favorite episodes of the podcast, hard-boiled eggs, and Temperature by Sean Paul of course!   Personal Best Best Day - Olivia: Her Umbria Road Trip! | Becca: The Day she sold her book!  Best Meal - Olivia: at Zahav in Philadelphia | Becca: A restaurant in Rhonda Best Trip - Olivia: Tie between Iceland & Alaska | Becca: Rhonda Best Month - Olivia: May | Becca: October   Entertainment Best TV Show - Becca: The Summer I Turned Pretty & Severance | Olivia: Severance  Best Movie - Olivia: Good Luck To You, Leo Grande | Becca: Top Gun: Maverick Best (New to you) Podcast - Olivia: Maintenance Phase | Becca: The Shit No One Tells You About Writing Best Concert - Olivia: Paolo Nutini | Becca: Harry Styles Best Album - Olivia: Are You Happy Now? By Jensen McRae | Becca: Midnights by Taylor Swift Best Song - Becca: Free by Florence + The Machine | Olivia: Hunger by Florence + The Machine Best Meme - Olivia & Becca: The Corn Kid Best (New to you) IG follow - Becca: @Writeordietribe | Olivia: @Maryoliversdrunkcousin  Best BOP episode - Becca: Olivia’s First Episode!; Ask an HR Rep: Phylicia Jones Answers Your Work Q’s | Olivia: First Three Things Episode    Shopping Best clothing purchase - Becca: Mister Zimi Lottie Dress | Olivia: Platform Converse  Best beauty purchase - Becca: Amazon hair clips | Olivia: Necessaire Body Serum Best home purchase - Becca: Open Spaces Entryway Shoe Rack / Anthropologie Mini Latte Bowls | Olivia: Rice Cooker and Egg Cooker  Best misc purchase - Becca: Amazon Tabs | Olivia: Coloring books + supplies   Obsessions Olivia: Anti-Hero (Country Version) by Josiah & The Bonnevilles Becca: Trader Joe’s Peppermint Pretzel Slims   What we read this week! Becca: The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk Olivia: Five Survive by Holly Jackson   Sponsors: Nuuly - Get $20 off their first month at Nuuly.com with code BOP20. Better Help - Save 10% off your first month at Betterhelp.com/badonpaper   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
It’s our final book club of the year! Today we’re talking about The Cloisters by Katy Hays. We chat about which plot twists we saw coming in this atmospheric mystery (and which surprised us!), and also dive into our love for the historical mystery embedded in this book, which led us to talk about our feelings on historical fiction in general. Plus, we’re sharing our own personal clairvoyant experiences. If you liked this book, you may enjoy The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, and A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.    Obsessions Olivia: Stutz on Netflix  Becca: Her home printing setup   What we read this week! Olivia: The Cloisters by Katy Hays Becca: Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli   Sponsors Uncommon Goods - To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/BOP    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we’re catching up with friend of the pod (and former co-host) Grace Atwood! Grace shares everything she’s been up to from buying a house to creating a shoe with Sarah Flint! We also share a few gift ideas for besties, coworkers, and more!  Follow Grace on Instagram, thestripe.com, and her newsletter!    Gift Guide For your work bestie - $20 Grace - A fun ornament from furbish studio or a nice mug Becca - Erin Condren custom notepads Olivia - A Today’s Garbage notepad from The Tiny Tassel   For your mom/mother-figure - $250 Grace - a cashmere wrap from Theory or Cuyana  Becca - Air Fryer, Brightland Olive Oil, Tiny Tongs, Fredricks and Mae cutting board Olivia - Monica Vinader   For your best friend - under $100 Grace - Face Cups from Tak Tak Goods Becca - A Hotel Lobby Candle and Piecework Puzzle, or a custom print of 5 favorite books Olivia - A Book Embosser from Etsy    Guy gifts - under $100 Grace - Dagne Dover Tech Organizer Becca - Tushy Bidet  Olivia - Sephora Cologne Sampler or Bombas socks   Stocking stuffers - around $10 Grace - Ice roller, Translucent Post Its, True Red Pens Becca - Extra long phone charging cord Olivia - Silocon case for apple tv remtote   Obsessions Becca: Tiktok Airfryer Chicken Wraps Olivia: Marc Fisher Izzie Boots    What we read this week! Olivia: Bad Vibes Only by Nora McInerny  Becca: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey   This Month’s Book Club Pick: The Cloisters by Katy Hays   Sponsors: Better Help - Learn more and save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/badonpaper   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week on the podcast we’re chatting with Nora McInerny! Nora is the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and the author of five books, most recently Bad Vibes Only, a collection of essays that came out in October. With Nora, we take a walk down Tumblr memory lane and talk about how she decided to be so candid in her memoirs (and why she’s done writing them) the difficulty of writing about topics like self-image and grief, cleaning out your notes app, making big life changes, and of course, we ask her for book recommendations.    Nora’s Current Reads A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry The Old Place by Bobby Finger On Nora’s TBR The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live by Danielle Dreilinger Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation by Paris Marx   Obsessions Becca - Piecework Puzzles: Psychadelicatessin Olivia - Owala Water Bottle   What we read this week! Becca: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score The Daydreams by Laura Hankin Olivia: Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak   This Month’s Book Club Pick: The Cloisters by Katy Hays   Sponsors: Nuuly - go to nuuly.com and enter the code BOP20 at sign up to get $20 off your first month. Uncommon Goods - To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/BOP. ZocDoc - Go to ZocDoc.com/BOP and download the ZocDoc app for FREE and start your search for a top-rated doctor today.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week, we’re sharing our reviews on products that have gotten a lot of internet hype and answering the question: IS! IT! WORTH IT! Our listeners requested items in various categories they wanted our opinions on, and we’re breaking down our thoughts from the cost of the item, how long we’ve used it, what we like/don’t like about it, and how it compares to alternatives!   We’d also like to stress that things do not equal happiness, and recommend reading this article about how money really affects your happiness if you’d like to think about this further!   Most Requested items Stanley Thirst Quencher - $40 Dyson AirWrap - $599   Beauty: Augustinus Bader The Cream $280 Necessaire Skincare The Body Serum ($45), The Body Lotion ($28) Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter $46 Ice Roller $20; Jade Roller <$10 Thrive Mascara $25 (caliray Come Hell or High Water Volumizing Tubing Mascara is a great)   Home: Always Pan $145 Dyson Vacuums $350 - $800 (Olivia loves the LG equivalent)  Candles over $50   Clothing: Skims Fits Everybody High Waisted Thong 3 for $36 Birkenstock Clogs $120 Rothys Slip On Sneakers $119   Misc: Away Luggage Carry On $295 Airline Lounge Access   Obsessions Olivia: Champion Men’s Big/Tall Sweats  Becca: Tiny Tongs   What we read this week! Olivia: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin Becca: The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang   This Month’s Book Club Pick: The Cloisters by Katy Hays   Sponsors: Nuuly -  Get $20 off your first month at Nuuly.com with code BOP20. Better Help - Save 10% off your first month at Betterhelp.com/badonpaper.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.  
We’re back with this month’s three things—hopefully a new monthly-ish tradition. We each brought something fun, something productive, and we both wanted to talk about an album we’ve had on repeat.    Becca’s Three Things -Making a plan to vote: Go to vote.org to check your registration, find early voting locations, see what’s on your ballot, and more! And for if you live in the state of  New York, check out The Daily’s episode about the New York Election. And for a laugh, check out this McSweeny’s article -Ranking Thanksgiving Foods - (Here’s Becca’s favorite stuffing recipe) -Midnights   Olivia’s Three Things -Midnights  -The Awakening by Kate Chopin -All There Is with Anderson Cooper   Olivia’s Lifetime Movie viewing: October Kiss (You can watch it) Pumpkin Pie Wars (Do not watch!)   Obsessions Olivia: Quote from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert  Becca: Baggu hand towels   What we read this week! Olivia: The Awakening by Kate Chopin Becca: The ARC by Tory Henwood Hoen, It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover, We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman (out 11/8)   This Month’s Book Club Pick: The Cloisters by Katy Hays   Sponsors: Hello Fresh: Go to HelloFresh.com/bop65 and use code bop65 for 65% off plus free shipping! Prose: Go to Prose.com/bop for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we’re discussing our October Book Club Pick: When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff. We talk about the theories we had while reading this book, what we did and didn’t like, our thoughts on the ending, and play two calls from listeners sharing their thoughts.  Content Warning: In this episode, we discuss the book's plotlines surrounding sexual assault & pedophilia, so if these themes may be upsetting to you, please take care and skip this episode and join us next week.    National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support Chat online at online.rainn.org Call at 800-656-4673   Obsessions Olivia: Maintenance Phase  Becca: Purple Anthropologie Coat   What we read this week! Becca: When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff, The ARC by Tory Henwood Hoen Olivia: The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney   November’s Book Club Pick: The Cloisters by Katy Hays    Sponsors: ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the ZocDoc app for free and start your search for a top-rated doctor today.  Uncommon Goods - To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/BOP. Better Help - Save 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/badonpaper.    Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we’re talking about the books we loved when we were growing up! We highlight our favorite books from Elementary, Middle, and High School, and hear from listeners about their favorites!    Elementary School Olivia: Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt, Nancy Drew, The Dear America Series, Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery Becca: Bridge to Terabithia, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Walk Two Moons, Babysitters Club Little Sisters Books, American Girl Doll books, and Choose Your Own Adventure Books. Listeners: Ghost in the Garden, The Ramona Books, Cam Jansen Mysteries, Ella Enchanted & Matilda, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Fudge Books by Judy Blume.    Middle School Becca: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, The Giver by Lois Lowry  Olivia: The Giver by  Lois Lowry, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, and The Care and Keeping of You.  Listeners: Sweet Valley High, The Clique, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes, and The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.   High School  Olivia: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, and The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Becca: Sloppy Firsts, and a Book about The Skulls and Keys Listeners: The Myth of You and Me, Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, and The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong.   Two more recent books that discuss our favorite books from growing up: Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss and We are the Baby-Sitters Club by Marisa Crawford and Megan Milks   Obsessions Olivia - Being Home Becca - 2248 Number Puzzle Game    What we read this week! Becca: The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe, November 9 by Colleen HooverOlivia: Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett   This Month’s Book Club Pick: When We Were Bright And Beautiful by Jillian Medoff     Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
Three Things

Three Things

2022-10-1201:00:24

It’s time for Three Things: our new series where we each bring three miscellaneous topics that we want to talk about, but don’t need a full podcast episode to break down. This month’s things include fall clothes shopping, walking desks, celebrity heights, and more!  Becca’s Three Things: Fall Clothes Shopping - @anindigoday on IG is great for how to apply new trends to your wardrobe, and Hillary Kerr’s Newsletter provides some great inspiration too. Standing & Walking Desks - for some inspo about working&walking, check out @julesacree for inspiration!  How to Make, and Keep, Friends in Adulthood via NYT  Olivia’s Three Things: The poor aging of What Not to Wear Guessing Celebrity Heights Her favorite books from high school - includes Specifically Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Agatha Christie, The Dear America Series, and The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Becca’s fave includes The Sloppy Firsts Series by Megan McCafferty, The Face on the Milk Carton by  Caroline B. Cooney.  Obsessions  Becca: New iPhone 14 Pro Camera Olivia: Sunflow Beach Chairs What we read this week! Olivia: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune, My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russel, and Upgrade by Blake Crouch Becca: The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe This Month’s Book Club Pick: When We Were Bright And Beautiful by Jillian Medoff Sponsors: Better Help - Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper today to get 10% off your first month. Uncommon Goods - To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/BOP Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
It's time for an advice episode! We’re excited to answer your questions about staying motivated while writing a book, maintaining long-distance friendships, learning how to stop holding yourself back from dating, making big career changes, and more!  Obsessions Becca: Custom legal pad Olivia: We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman (out Nov. 8) What we read this week! Becca: In My Dreams I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead, and It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Olivia: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune, We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman This Month’s Book Club Pick:  When We Were Bright And Beautiful by Jillian Medoff (check content warnings on this one!)  Sponsors: Prose - Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order at Prose.com/bop   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
We’re so excited to finally discuss our delightful and surprising September Book Club Pick: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn! We share what we loved about this book, our thoughts on the rotating POV, which character we identified with the most, and our love for how the book addressed ageism. We also discuss our mixed feelings about the ending and if we could become CIA operatives.    To learn more about the origins of this book, check out The Shit No One Told You About Writing Interview with Deanna Raybourn   For the Art Heist Curious, check out: Fake by Erica Katz and The Lost Leonardo, and Last Seen.    Check out this NYT Article: Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, ‘It’s Unreliable.’   Obsessions  Olivia: Free People Sweater Dress Becca: Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Sweatpants   What we read this week! Becca: In My Dreams, I Hold A Knife by Ashley Winstead Olivia: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn   This Month’s Book Club Pick:  When We Were Bright And Beautiful by Jillian Medoff (check content warnings on this one!)    Sponsors: Uncommon Goods - To get 15% off your next gift, go to UncommonGoods.com/BOP Better Help - Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper today to get 10% off your first month   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we’re releasing our inner foliage sluts and soup fiends to talk about all things FALL! We discuss our favorite things about fall, and our favorite fall activities from weekends away to cozying up at home.   We also had to share a robust list of candle recommendations. Olivia recommends Bath & Body Works candles in the scents Hometown Sugar Cookies Autumn Chai, White Pumpkin, Flannel, Lakeside Morning, and Leaves. Becca recommends Brooklyn Candle Studio’s Apple Cider and Montana Forest, Le Labo’s Santal 26, Maison Louis Marie No. 4 Balincourt,  Hotel Lobby’s Signature Candle (they have a fall candle coming out at the end of September!), and Yankee Candle’s Sandal Balsam and Cedar.    We also highly recommend Chappy Wrap and Barefoot dreams Blankets     Favorite Fall Movies include Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, You’ve Got Mail, Gilmore Girls, Mermaids, and Autumn in New York if you’re having a sad girl fall.    Our Favorite Fall Reading includes City of the Lost by Kelly Armstrong, The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, The Magicians Series by Lev Grossman, and A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin.    Fall Foods: Olivia’s Soup Recipe and Chrissy Teigan’s Stuffed Shells   Click here to join this haunted boat tour.    Share hyped products you want us to review in a future episode via DMing @badonpaperpodcast or emailing us at badonpaperpodcast@gmail.com.    Obsessions  Becca: Look Both Ways on Netflix, Breakfast by Dove Cameron Olivia: Birkenstock Bostons    What we read this week! Becca: People Person by Candice Carty-Williams Olivia: When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff, Jackal by Erin E. Adams (check content warnings before picking these up!)   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Killers of A Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn   Sponsors: ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/BOP and download the ZocDoc app for free. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Tell Me Lies - Check out Tell Me Lies on Hulu and let us know what you think!   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
This week we’re excited to interview two English teachers about what books are taught in High School English classes right now. We chat about what books are in their current curriculum, how books get chosen, what books students get excited about, and what books outside the curriculum are popular with high school students right now.    Mary’s Books: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Emily Dickenson, Walt Whitman, Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, and Antigone by Sophocles.   Caroline’s Books: Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Hunger Games by Susan Collins, and Harrison Burgeron by Kurt Vonnegut.   Obsessions:  Becca: Amazon Hair Clips, The Don’t Worry Darling Drama   What we read this week! Becca: The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Scandalized by Ivy Owens (Lauren from Christina Lauren)  Olivia: The Measure by Nikki Erlick      This Month’s Book Club Pick: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn    Sponsors:  Tell Me Lies: Check out Tell Me Lies, now streaming on Hulu and let us know what you think! Betterhelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper today to get 10% off your first month.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
We’re preparing for indoor time this fall and talking TV and Movie recommendations! Becca and Olivia share their recommendations, and our listeners call in to share their favorite shows and hidden gems!   Olivia’s TV Recs: Scripted: Yellowjackets, Severance, Under the Banner of Heaven, Starstruck, and Fleabag.   Becca’s TV Recs: Partner Track, Loot, Never Have I Ever, Tell Me Lies, Hacks, Ten Percent, and The Bear.   Listener TV Recs: Trying, Minx, Crash Landing on You, Call your Agent!, Valeria, Minx, Everything I Know About Love, What We Do in the Shadows, Gilmore Girls, The Expanse, Love Island UK, Six Feet Under, A League Of Their Own, Abbott Elementary, The Great British Bake Off   Movie Recs Becca: Not Okay, Vengeance, and Top Gun: Maverick Olivia: Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Listeners: The Last Duel (check content warnings before watching!) and Cha Cha Real Smooth   Obsessions  Olivia: Orange Amazon dress (pleasant surprise) Becca: Sweat shorts (Lou & Grey; Amazon)   What we read this week! Olivia:  Reclaiming Body Trust by Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant Becca: Now Is Not The Time To Panic by Kevin Wilson The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna How To Fall Out Of Love Madly by Jana Casale The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes   This Month’s Book Club Pick: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn   Sponsors: HelloFresh - HelloFresh.com/bop16 and use code BOP16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts. Prose - Go to Prose.com/bop for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off.   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
So excited to discuss our August book club pick: You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi. This lush romantic drama sparked a lot of conversation in our Facebook Group, and we share our differing feelings about the book as well! We also discuss why we think this book was so divisive, our thoughts on the characters' chemistry, how the theme of grief is explored, and what we thought about the ending.   In this conversation we bring up author Akwaeke Emezi’s interview with Elle, and To Be Black and Loved’s You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty review!    Obsessions Olivia: Cowboy boots  Becca: New desk setup - Wireless Keyboard, Laptop Stand, Magic Trackpad    What we read this week! Olivia:  All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt  Becca: Seoulmates by Susan Lee (out 9/20) If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang (out 10/11) Now Is Not The Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson (out 11/8)   September Book Club Pick: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn   Sponsors: Better Help - Visit BetterHelp.com/badonpaper today to get 10% off your first month   Join our Facebook group for amazing book recs & more!  Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Olivia on Instagram @oliviamuenter and Becca @beccamfreeman.
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Jun 9th
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