BT054. Jothee Tan: Lots of firsts

BT054. Jothee Tan: Lots of firsts

Guest: Jothee Tan | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 17/09/2017 Kat’s car

I caught up with Filipino reader Jothee Tan when she visited Sydney last year, and we managed to sneak in a quick conversation about books on her way to the airport. (Please excuse my husband’s cameo in this episode!) It was fascinating to discover that Jothee was not a reader until her brother gifted her a copy of Twilight. We talk about male strippers (yes, I seem to be developing a reputation for this, and I don’t know why???), #romanceclass recommendations, and zombie films.

Thank you so much to Margaret, who emailed us after watching episode 53 to recommend Courtly Pleasures, which features a married couple!


Jothee Tan — #romanceclass reader and advocate: Instagram

Guess who's in Sydney! First stop: hipster pub lunch. 😊 #romanceclass

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