The latest phase of my Sweet Valley Obsession is the most fun one yet. Making the podcast is such a delight, and I hope you'll help me out by listening, subscribing, and spreading the word! Just like this site, we read the books with a mix of reverence and disdain, fascination and condescension. And, of course, we're taking it all WAY to seriously.
You can search for Sweet Valley Diaries where ever you listen to podcasts, but I'm going to start uploading all episodes to the website here as well. Below, you'll find this week's EXTRA DRAMA bonus conversation, a follow up on last week's conversation around Book 3, Playing with Fire. And if you're curious about what I had to say when I initially read Playing with Fire back in 2006, you can read my thoughts here.
The "S" word ("Sex") isn't a part of the Sweet Valley High vocabulary, but in this bonus conversation, Marissa and her guest, film scholar Caitlin McCann, cover lots of tricky s-words: Sex, Slut Shaming, and Subtext. Sooooo Scandalous!