This week I’m chatting with Rikki and Michaela, two Seattle area friends and SERIOUS book lovers who knew each other for YEARS before they discovered they shared a love of reading. Now they say its the best part of their friendship. In today’s episode we discuss what it means to live a literary lifestyle, why they believe in reading with the seasons, and how scary it can be to recommend your favorite book to your best friend. We also explore how they create meaningful, interactive experiences to bring favorite books to life, like their literary dinner parties. (That photo above is an example of the gorgeous work they do; see below to follow their accounts!)
I’m pretty sure I say this every week, but this is a fun one. Let’s get to it.
Books mentioned in this episode:
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• Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
• The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
• Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
• The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
• Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay
• The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
• Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Relilience, and Redemption, by Lauren Hillenbrand
• The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Anne Shaffer
• The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
• Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, by Julie Powell
• Persuasion, by Jane Austen
• Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neal Hurston
• Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books, by Cara Nicoletti
• My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, by Ruth Reichl
• Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
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What do YOU think Rikki & Michaela should read together? Let us know in the comments!