• Episode 121 - March Birthdays

    Has we've said before, March birthdays are the best birthdays! This episode we've got two books related to birth[days] and an announcement! One book is a memoir and the other is low fantasy. One changed the lives of women, the other has magic! One has a show on BBC the other... well it's just for the hehes and the hahas.

    In other news, our very own Rachael is with child! We wish her and her family love, health, and rest in this next stage. With that, we will also be taking a hiatus while they get their baring as a family of three. Be sure and check out our Instagram @isntitpastyourbedtime for updates on what we're reading and status on when we return.

    Books Discussed:

    Viciously Yours by Jamie Applegate Hunter

    Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth

    E118 - 36m - Mar 5, 2024
  • A Love To Last an Eternity

    What happens when a Cupid and a Reaper get together to get revenge on said Cupid's ex. Love, obviously. This episode our morally grey leading man is named Death, Daddy Death that is. This adorable novella is gunna hit ya right in the heart.

    Book Discussed:

    Petty Cupid by Sarah Blue

    25m - Mar 1, 2024
  • Episode 120 - We Love Us Some Romantasy

    Sticking with the love theme, but adding in some fantasy. This episode we've got a house sitting over a magical land, with wardens trying not only to protect the house, but their hearts as well. The other is a widely popular story with Fae, magical beasts, invisible walls, and so much more going on than could be said!

    Books Discussed:

    Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

    A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

    E117 - 44m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Lots of Love to Go Around

    This mini we've got some more dark romance. Here, our leading lady is a ghost with a few goals:

    1. Figure out how to not be a ghost any more
    2. Figure out who she actually is
    3. Find a way to have sex with the four guys in the house she's currently haunting
    4. Eat popcorn

    Pretty solid goals if you ask us.

    Book Discussed:

    Four Psychos by Kristy Cunning

    17m - Feb 16, 2024
  • Episode 119 - Diversify Your Listens

    Your annual reminder that you should be reading diverse books all year long. But we get it, sometimes it can be a struggle to know where to start, or to get out of the algorithm of white lady authors. Both books this episode are Audible Originals and no longer than 8 hours. One gives How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days vibes, in the best possible way when our main character agrees to be a starter ex for her little sister's crush. The other is set in a future world ruled mostly by AI, and the main human character has to help a stolen robot learn how to be more human.

    Books Discussed:

    The Starter Ex by Mia Sosa

    The A.I. That Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

    E119 - 37m - Feb 6, 2024
  • A Love Worth Killing For

    Romance isn't dead and neither is the love these two feel for each other. Our first mini of February is about two serial killers who fall in love with one another. He's got golden retriever energy and a slight Irish accent, what's not to love. We beg you to please read the CW before reading this book yourself!

    Book Discussed:

    Butcher and Blackbird by Brynne Weaver

    15m - Feb 2, 2024
  • Episode 118 - Not Another (f-ing) Self Help Book

    While we're always trying to improve, resolutions just aren't for us. New year, same us. This episode though we read some books flagged as "self help" to see if they'd give us any little nuggets we could embrace. While neither of these books will likely change our lives, there are a few vibes we took away. Hopefully you're not too hard on yourself this year. Crank your music, buy yourself the flowers, compliment a stranger when you can, and try not to let Betty in accounting get ya down!

    E117 - 28m - Jan 23, 2024
  • Episode 117 - Goodread Choice Awards

    We aren't sure how the first round is selected for the Goodread Choice Awards, but we celebrate anyway. This episode covers two of the winner from 2023. They are total opposites. One is about an author stealing not only a manuscript, but so much more. The other, a private detective solving crimes during the pandemic, with some cannibalism mixed in.

    Books Discussed:

    Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

    Holly by Stephen King

    E115 - 38m - Jan 9, 2024
  • Episode 116 - It's a Classic Christmas

    Happy Christmas to all who celebrate. This episode we're covering two books that some classic Christmas movies are based on, and turns out Kristia hasn't seen either movie (for shame)! One man's heart grows three sizes while visited by three ghosts. Another turns out is short stories, but we could still shoot our eye out with 'em.

    Books Discussed:

    A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

    E113 - 32m - Dec 26, 2023
  • A Short Comfy Cozy Winter Villain

    What a better way to cozy up for the winter than with a silly lighthearted sci-fi story. It's got unionizing dolphins, cats who can type, and a whole bunch of super villains. This will certainly get you into the perfect mindset for Winter!

    Book Discussed:

    Starter Villain by John Scalzi

    16m - Dec 22, 2023
  • Episode 115 - Happy Hanukwanzakah!

    There are a lot of Christmas books on the shelves, but not nearly as many for the other many holidays celebrated in December. This episode we're coving two. One is a novella romance which kicks off with none other than a work place bunch. The other is a heart warming YA set in a bookstore of all places!

    Books Discussed:

    Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

    The Kwanzaa Brunch by D.L. White

    E113 - 25m - Dec 12, 2023
  • Small Town Winter Murder with Pancakes!

    We're getting cozy and comfy with our minis this month. Starting off with a nice little small town murder, solved by the local baker, because of course she's a better detective than the new small town sheriff. She also makes killer pancakes... see what we did there.

    Book Discussed

    Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost

    13m - Dec 7, 2023
  • Episode 114 - Family Drama

    As we enter the holiday season, we figured what better to read about than family dynamics that aren't our own. These families may have more issues than us, some haven't truly spoken in three years, there may be a cult involved, one woman is unable to leave well enough alone, oh but the husbands really support their wives, so at least there's that.

    Books Discussed:

    Never Meant to Stay by Trisha Das

    The Husbands by Chandler Baker

    E112 - 27m - Nov 28, 2023
  • Episode 113 - Murder Mystery

    Dead bodies, bombs on crew ships, tea, assassins, French pastries. What more could you want from murder mysteries. Come with us while we figure out who dun it in two different murder mysteries, both featuring older leading ladies.

    Books Discussed:

    Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

    Vera Wong's Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

    E113 - 36m - Nov 14, 2023
  • Episode 112 - The Halloween Special

    Happy Halloweeneve Night Owls! We've got a special episode filled with witches, cures, love, and mortal enemies. All treats and no tricks.. well maybe a trick or two.

    Stay safe out there dear listeners!

    Books Disscussed:

    Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare

    Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

    E110 - 31m - Oct 31, 2023
  • A True Crime (Not So) Mini

    Our last mini of October isn't quiet so mini, Kristia wasn't able to keep it short, so enjoy this almost full length episode. All treats, not tricks. This true crime is a white collar crime, so don't expect any gore. Our con artist managed to pretend to be a piolt while swindling over $2 Million from banks in the 60s.

    Book Discussed:

    Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding

    32m - Oct 27, 2023
  • Episode 111 - Psychological Thrillers

    We're going back to our roots here and reading one of our favorite genres, psychological thrillers! Neither of our main characters can be trusted to know what's really going on around them. They may be a bit paranoid, but that doesn't mean someone isn't out to get them...

    TW: Infertility Issues (starting at 12:00 minutes), the entire book covered by Kristia touches on this, skip if you're not in a good place to hear about this issue ❤️

    Books Discussed:

    Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough

    The Surrogate Mother by Freida McFadden

    E111 - 37m - Oct 17, 2023
  • It's a True Crime Mini

    With October being spooky scary month, we decided to cover some true crimes this month for the minis. Rachael kicks us off with a survivors story, and like many survivors she isn't believed by the town or the police. Thankfully, she doesn't give us.

    TW: Sexual Assault (is mentioned in the episode, but goes into detail in the book)

    Book Discussed:

    Gitchie Girl by Phil Hamman & Sarah Hamman

    17m - Oct 13, 2023
  • Episode 110 - Ladies Solving Crimes

    Lady detectives are better than boy detectives, there we said it. This episode we've got two amature detectives solving crimes, saving lives, and being all around badasses. Both belong in series, so of you're interested there are more out there!

    Books Discussed:

    One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner

    The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson

    E108 - 35m - Oct 3, 2023
  • Episode 109 - They're Still Banning Books

    Yeah, you'd think in the year 2023 they'd finally stop with this nonsense, but then you'd be wrong. Happy Banned Book Week everyone! We've got two books that as usual we say for parents to read with their kids instead of banning them. It's some more adult themes, but that doesn't mean kids are ready. We've got sex work in different forms, slut shaming, and lies.

    Books Discussed

    Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

    The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

    E109 - 37m - Sep 18, 2023
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