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
Happy Camper (California)
Cabernet Sauvignon - currant and cherry flavors
$11 and 13% ABV (medium-bodied)
A pop and drink
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)
Book Club Questions:
(Questions sourced from Today Show and our brains)
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?
What’s your favorite sea animal? Which one would you be?
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