This episode, we talk about the books that we gifted each other for our annual Christmas book exchange. Jess reads Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a fantastical tale of Mayan myth and love in the backdrop of early 20th century Mexico. And Vee reads Educated by Tara Westover, a memoir that untangles the deep-rooted threads of brainwashing, gaslighting, and neglect.
Vee’s dogs generously add some background noises, we talk about the joys of recommending books, the narrative liberties of memoirs, Reddit book exchange, comics, mythology and pantheons.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hogswatch, and Merry Candlenights to all!
CW: abuse and gaslighting