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September Book: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

  • Shelby Van Pelt - Author and @shelbyvanpeltwrites on Instagram and @shelbyvanpelt on Twitter

  • Shelby loves the character of Aunt Jean

  • Tova is loosely based on Shelby's grandmother

  • Repurchasing the Grateful Dead t-shirt = boombox moment

  • Science believes that octopus can't see color

  • Milwaukee Zoo has an octopus named Chalupa

  • Go-to Bev: Beer and Wine. Currently enjoying: Angels & Cowboys Rose

  • "Racy on the tongue" https://www.angelsandcowboyswines.com/

  • Go-to-Book: Charlotte's Webb by E.B. White, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving


September Wines:

Happy Camper (California)

Happy Camper Wines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon - currant and cherry flavors

  • $11 and 13% ABV (medium-bodied)

  • A pop and drink

Floorshow (California)

Floorshow Red | Total Wine & More

  • Red Zinfandel Blend - raspberry, roasted fig and spice

  • $35 and 15.2% ABV (full-bodied)

  • Let breathe for ~30 minutes before enjoying

Hiyo Sparkling Social Tonic (Non-alcoholic)

Hiyo - Blackberry Lemon Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Social Tonic (afreshsip.com)




Book Club Questions:

(Questions sourced from Today Show and our brains)

  1. What kind of person do you think Marcellus would be if he were human? What qualities do Marcellus and Tova both share that makes this remarkable friendship a success?

  2. What’s your favorite sea animal? Which one would you be?

  3. Marcellus is extremely smart- smarter than any human he encounters. Have you ever had encounters with animals- octopuses or otherwise- who demonstrated surprising levels of intelligence, emotional or otherwise? Have you felt “seen” by an animal or felt a relationship with an animal deepen upon earning their trust?

About the Pals:

Reading: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (audiobook), The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias, Cackle by Rachel Harrison, Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell

Watching: The Summer I Turned Pretty, Making the Cut Season 3, We Own This City

Listening: Harry Styles, Lizzo, Beyonce, Unlocking the Magic, Happiest Podcast on Earth


Bottoms up. Stay Weird.


-Georgianna and Laura


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