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Pen & Page Gals

Pen & Page Gals is a podcast hosted by Jensine and Sophia, two book loving mamas flipping through our favorite and recent reads. In a digital age when everything is fast-paced and fighting for our attention, we hope to inspire you to slow the scroll and pause for some pages instead.

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Meet Us In The Meadow

We chat about our girls' weekend away, how we celebrated Jensine's 32nd birthday, and all the thoughts we had on Shadow & Bone on Netflix (hint: it's worth watching for Mal alone).We also dive into our April book club discussion, talking all things Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Which series from the Grishaverse do we love more? Listen to find out!Blog: penandpagegals.comIG: @penandpagegalsJensine: @jensaneSophia: @sophiaksays

43mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Not So Calm But We Read On

A time capsule to start. Then a Saint, a Privateer Prince, and an Amplifier in THE perfect trilogy for this month’s book club discussion of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Oh and Ben freaking Barnes. The end.Join us next month for Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in preparation for the Netflix drop on 4/23!

49mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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... Are We Prude?

We dig into the long-awaited next installment of our favorite Sarah J. Maas series, A Court of Silver Flames. Plus, school discussions and reviews for the Cursebreaker series by Brigid Kemmerer and American Royals by Katharine McGee.Show Notes:Girl Talk: School decisions in the time of COVID.Book Club: #ACOSF 3/5 stars- Is Maas still YA?- Do we like Nesta?- Team Elriel or Team Gwynriel?Reviews + Reactions:- Cursebreaker series- American Royals seriesNext month’s book club pick: the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo!

40mins

26 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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It's a New Year!

In the first PPG episode of 2021, Jensine & Sophia sit down to chat about New Years goals, a Q1 low-buy challenge, and best of all - the A Court of Thorns & Roses Series by the queen herself, Sarah J. Maas.

44mins

31 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Dash(and Lily)ing into 2021!

We say so long to 2020 aka the longest year ever with our last book club and our first split decision... find out who loved and who didn't fall for Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. Plus real life updates, book recs, and our first PPG pick for January (it's a magically, royally, ridiculously great one). So thank you thank you thank you for joining us this last trip around the sun; and we're signing off with a signature "byeeeee!"  for auld lang syne.

36mins

23 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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Seasons to Celebrate!

Reasons to celebrate? Can we say SEASONS to celebrate! Not only are the holidays upon us, but it is officially our Pen and Page Gals big wild wonderful ONE year birthday/anniversary and the start of a new season of episodes where we dish and discuss our favorite and recent reads. To bookmark this milestone, we are sharing a giftaway with you, our beloved biblo-community. Tune in to hear more about what you can win and how to enter!This month we also chat Thanksgiving plans and Sophia shares her first Christmas debacle in true 2020 fashion. And our November book club pick was In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren, our favorite pair of romance writers. Find out if we gave it thumbs up or down and don't forget to stop by our brand new site, penandpagegals.com.

38mins

24 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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The Enneagram Episode

With special guest host, Stephanie, we three non-experts explain the Enneagram and our appreciation for our types, as well as how it informs our relations to the books we read. Then we tune into our love for this month's book club pick, The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez.Sophia's Reads:- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris- The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica MorganJensine's Reads:- Beach Read by Emily Henry- Bringing Down the Duke + A Rogue of One's Own by Evie DunmoreNext month's book club pick: IN A HOLIDAZE by Christina Lauren!

59mins

25 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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Go Shawty, It's Yo Birthday

We celebrate Sophia's birthday and chat about our special traditions (or lack of) and how this year changed everything. For our first book club month, we dive back into the sleepy town of Forks, WA with our favorite vampire family and discuss Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer. Notes:The awesome wine Jensine brought to Sophia's birthday dinner is the Trader Joe's Petit Reserve Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc available for just $7.99 ;)The TV show Sophia mentions is called Awake from NBCJensine's reads:Bookish and the Beast by Ashley PostonThe Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie SilverFind us at jensanotes.com + sophiaksays.com for more behind the scenes... And don't miss our announcement and join us for next month's book club!

43mins

30 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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It's August + We’re So Glad Spring Break Is Over

We say so long to summer aka the spring break that never ended with our recent reads, girls' trip, and upcoming school year plans, plus! a super special PPG announcement.Shownotes:Sophia's Recents:- A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler- The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren- The Remnant Chronicles Trilogy by Mary E. Pearson- The Friend Zone by Abby Jiminez- The Program Series by Suzanne Young- Always the Last to Know by Kristin HannahJensine's Recents:- American Royals by Katharine McGee- Anna K., a love story by Jenny Lee- All the Scars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace- Bone Crier's Mono by Kathryn PurdieTune in next month to discuss Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer!

38mins

6 Aug 2020

Rank #9

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So ... We Did A Thing (Part II)

We discuss Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms (Jensine's fave), books 4 and 5 of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas with our special guest, Stephanie! It's the perfect series for a little escape from this extended Shelter-In-Place.

1hr 3mins

29 Jun 2020

Rank #10