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Rough Draught

Jan 2020

2020 Draughties

In episode 69 (nice), Carissa & Kirsty reflect on the best and worst books of 2019.

Dec 2019

A Christmas Carol

Kirsty & Carissa are visited by a gauntlet of literary spirits and forced to confront their own feelings about Charles Dickens and Christmas.


Topic: A Christmas Carol, in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens

Theme: “Make It Ours” by Evermore

Dec 2019


Kirsty & Carissa return to Neal Shusterman's world of immortality and discover new characters, old characters, a database with troublingly bold emotions, and the total destruction of an entire island.


Topic: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Dec 2019


Kirsty & Carissa cast some of their favorite characters from this year's readings.


Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Dec 2019

Fashionably Dead

Kirsty & Carissa put on their best Prada and dive into a world of sexy vampires, celebrity-impersonating fairies, and impossibly complicated family connections.


Topic: Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Nov 2019

The Power

Kirsty & Carissa make their way through a shocking turn of history to explore gender politics, the corrupting influence of power, and the nuances of resistance and oppression.


Topic: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Nov 2019


Kirsty & Carissa visit Marjane Satrapi's childhood memories in a beautifully illustrated, intimate recollection of the Iranian Revolution.


Topic: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Nov 2019

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Kirsty, Carissa, and their alter egos revisit a classic horror story to wrap up the Halloween season.


Topic: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Nov 2019

They Walk Among Us

Kirsty & Carissa channel their inner true crime podcasters (who turn out to be the Fittons) and discuss a collection of crime tales from Britain.


Topic: They Walk Among Us by Benjamin & Rosie Fitton

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

Oct 2019

Rough Draught: The Roughening

In the second annual Spooky Sessions, Kirsty & Carissa dig up some local legends and real-life ghost stories. Crucially, not a single book is mentioned.


Topic: Ghost Stories

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore