Getting Lit S3EP09: Hard as it Gets

Feb 3, 2020 | Podcast

Ilana and Wendy dip into Tattoo Parlor Romance with a torso on the cover, because that always goes well. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. Weirdly heteronormative for the genre. But that’s not the worst part of the novel…

Ilana’s Drink: “So We Meet Again”

1.5 tablespoons spiced rum

1 cup eggnog

Cinnamon stick

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Combine rum and eggnog stirring. Garnish with cinnamon stick, dust with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Getting Lit S3EP02: A Princess in Theory

Getting Lit S3EP02: A Princess in Theory

by Alyssa Cole. This episode is a package of punching! Ilana and Wendy talk secret princes, cave sex, and the dubious infrastructure of a Wakanda-like country. We also dive deep into why career focused women like romances with princes and billionaires, and the dreaded...

Getting Lit S3EP01: Scrooge McF*ck

Getting Lit S3EP01: Scrooge McF*ck

By May Sage. This month, Ilana’s husband Matt joins us for a second time and wows us with his knowledge of remembering snowfall statistics. Wendy forgets that kidnapping is a crime, and Ilana comes up with the next big holiday: You’re Everything You Need Bagel Day.

Getting Lit S2EP12: Stud in the Stacks

Getting Lit S2EP12: Stud in the Stacks

by Pippa Grant. For season 2’s finale, Wendy and Ilana discuss “high” versus “low” literature, the outsider’s perception of the romance genre, as well as the real purpose and benefit of romance novels. We also laugh over the words “insertion” and “pink taco.”

Getting Lit S2EP11: the Tycoon’s Revenge

Getting Lit S2EP11: the Tycoon’s Revenge

by Melody Anne. This month, our paperback romance adventure is a two-fer, billionaire AND secret baby! We drag our friend Rosie through the romance novel world, and find out her secret love of Goodwill bargain Harlequin novels.

Getting Lit S2EP10: Own the Wind

Getting Lit S2EP10: Own the Wind

By Kristen Aishley. This month, Ilana and Wendy delve into biker romance! Which is, spoiler alert, just dudes in leather jackets talking about how much they love eachother! We are accomplished people! Ilana is officially an elected official, and...

Getting Lit, S2EP9: It Had To Be You

Getting Lit, S2EP9: It Had To Be You

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Our special guest Katharine joins the podcast, introducing us to her favorite problematic beach read. We talk about the contextual history of consent in romance novels, the contemporary trope "emotional virgin," and...

Getting Lit S2EP8: Master of Ecstasy

Getting Lit S2EP8: Master of Ecstasy

  by Nina Bangs. This month, Ilana and I make the excellent choice of making my sister, who has a masters in linguistics, read a time travel vampire highlander viking romance novel. Is it as bad as it sounds? To that I say, "och aye!" Ye dinnae ken...

Getting Lit S2EP6: The Wedding Date

Getting Lit S2EP6: The Wedding Date

By Jasmine Guillory This month, Ilana's mom Sandy joins us! Favorite quote: Sandy: "Who has time for hobbies?" Ilana: "You are right now in one of our hobbies."   "The Wedding Date"   Ingredients: 1/3 oz brandy 3 oz Brut...

Getting Lit S2EP05: Hot and Badgered

Getting Lit S2EP05: Hot and Badgered

By Shelly Laurenston. This month, Ilana prepared for us some literary questions: Literary critics have said that Hot and Badgers is possibly the finest honey badger shapeshifter novel ever produced. Discuss: Is what ways are the characters of this novel both hot AND...

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