Penny Reid On The Hades/Persephone Myth and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Penny Reid (Knitting in the City Series, Winston Brothers) and I discuss A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. It’s a dark fairy tale that blends Beauty and the Beast, the Hades/Persephone myth, and the Hunger Games.
In addition to asking the deep existential questions - At what cost freedom? Freedom at what cost?! - we talk about how your first love isn’t always your last love, YA, and how there’s strength in being a marshmallow.
Penny will be back in a future episode to discuss her new publishing venture, Smarty Pants Romance.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas
Guest: Penny Reid
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Lore Olympusby Rachel Smythe (Web comic) The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactusby Dusti Bowling
Book recommendation requests:
Penny’s 12-year-old-going-on-75 year old son has read All the Books. His favorite books include
The Foundation Trilogyby Isaac Asimov and he recently enjoyed The Last Romanticsby Tara Conklin. He didn’t like Dune. How do we introduce him to the romance genre?
Penny is looking for recommendations for awesome romance books to gift her daughter on her 16th birthday (6 years from now).
Penny is looking for character-driven erotica suggestions, along the lines of C.D. Reiss.
Grief is a spiral
Zeus is toxic
Outgrowing a relationship is OK
There’s strength in being a marshmallow
Would you trade your freedom for a golden cage
“The reason it still resonates with women today in the industry is how real Ripley is, Weaver adds. "So many people in the business would have said, ‘Well now we have to make her more sympathetic.’ And then it’s suddenly this token scene that shows we’re actually feminine after all, and that’s frankly bulls---, because that doesn’t happen in real life. Ripley doesn’t have time to try to be sympathetic, you know?” she added.”
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