Drunk On Books

Welcome to Drunk On Books, a podcast for the drunken reader in you. Lolo, Valkyrie, and sometimes their guests will discuss a book over their favorite cocktails (or drinks they attempted to create and failed miserably, but we don’t believe in wasting liquor). So join us as we attempt to navigate the literary world under the influence of alcohol, but please don’t ask us to say our ABCs backwards. Please be forewarned that this podcast is NSFW and full of all types of shenanigans. There’s honestly no telling what might come out of our mouths.
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Dec 12, 2016

This Week, Valkyrie and Lolo discuss “Surrender the Dark” by the late L.A. Banks. Join us for a lively discussion of how Valkyrie will put down the Jamaican black castor oil if she can find an angel like Azrael to lay hands on her and how Lolo just can’t get over the angelic You Got Served dance battle (no Omarion). Also, there’s a Jax Teller praise break. Hallelujah!

Dec 5, 2016

This week Lolo and Valkyrie discuss Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ichiguro. We look at dystopia and cloning and whether Juju on the Beat shows Crime Mob enough respect. (hint: it doesn't)

Pour yourself a glass of wine. We play classy hoes this week...

Nov 22, 2016

This week we discuss books that have changed our lives - for better or worse with illustrator Joshua Toritto. The comedy may be contrived, but the trauma is real. 

Nov 14, 2016

Lolo and Valkyrie talk their favorite comic book - The Wicked + The Divine this week. The 12 gods and goddesses of the pantheon are back and wreaking all kinds of havoc - and we are all here for it!

Nov 7, 2016

On this week's action packed episode we welcome the tweeter formerly known as DPzzzle to discuss the novel Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. Wiz bang boom it's a good time filled with $20 words and ATL rap references. Hint: there is some name calling and snark in this ep, but nothing you all aren't used to. Enjoy the Holmesian fun!

Oct 31, 2016

Today we warmly welcome Jeanette from the Better Than The Movie podcast to discuss what is hands down the best autobiography we've read in ages - Every Little Step by the incomparable Bobby Brown. Listen in as we dissect this every lovely morsel of storytelling - from the fryer to the two-piece. It's a stunner!



Oct 24, 2016

Every read a book where the lead male is irredeemable worthless? We hadn't either. Until this one. This week Valkyrie and Lolo discuss the fantasy classic Wild Seed by Octavia Butler. We have questions, y'all.

Oct 17, 2016

In a fascinating and eye-opening episode of Off The Books, we welcome MissRevDee our favorite recreational stripper to discuss life and the lifestyle as imagined in Tiffany Reisz's novel The Siren. Come get yo learn on.

Oct 3, 2016

This week Lolo and Valkyrie discuss rude ass reviews on Amazon and the quickly segues into the introduction of a whole new genre of books - NFL erotica!! What part of the game is this, and how is this at all legal? Lolo has questions... 

Sep 26, 2016

This week we discuss the most unstable triad in human existence. You got Blue, who’s super privileged but she’s got the Erykah Badu. Ark, who’s super possessive with the most unrealistic job description in federal government history. And JD…oh JD. How do you solve a problem like JD? Furthermore, who even says “f*** me like it’s our wedding night”?! Moral of the story: Don’t save these hos.  


Valkyrie: Old Fashioned

Lolo: Whiskey and Ginger Beer (So predictable)


Join us for our next book: Wild Seed by Octavia Butler


Find us online

Twitter: @LeValkyrie, @Lohendri, @DrunkOnPodcast


Sep 19, 2016

Welcome to this week's installment of Off The Books where Lolo and Valkyrie talk literary tropes and the end of the known world with author and blogger Kevin Wayne Williams.

Spoiler Alert: Lolo reveals her affinity for shapeshifter romances, and it ain't pretty.


Find Us online: 

Twitter: @LeValkyrie, @Lohendri, @Drunkonpodast



Find KWW online

Twitter: @KevinWayneW


Sep 12, 2016

This week Lolo and Valkyrie welcome they superheroine hit squad Dos Twinjas - Guinevere and Libertad Thomas for you mere mortals. We discuss the maddening trends within young adult and new adult books. With the possible exception of Lolo who is firmly #TeamGetOffMyLawn. She has old.


Find us online:

Twitter: @Drunkonpodcast, @LeValkyrie, @Lohendri



Find Dos Twinjas online:

Twitter: @Dos_Twinjas


Sep 5, 2016

Valkyrie: Kentucky Bourbon

LoLo: Riesling


Join us as we discuss “The Devourers” by Indra Das, a book where we end up with more questions than answers about these shapeshifters, but there’s one main conclusion: It’s a love triangle where they all eat each other, but not in the way that you expect. Valkyrie once again proves that she can’t go a single episode without singing and *MIC SCRATCH* what the hell did Lolo just say about “p****”?!  .


Our next book is Three Two One by J.A. Huss so put on your “what the fuck is this mess?” hats because it’s a wild ride...


Find us online:

Twitter: @DrunkOnPodcast; @LeValkyrie; @Lohendri

Aug 29, 2016

This week we welcome Kenya, bloggess from The Booked Up Boss as we psychoanalyze Lolo's dislike of musicals (except Wicked) and Le Valkyrie's need for a Gone Girl musical. When books are made into musicals, everyone wins. Except Lolo. But she doesn't count.


Find Us Online:

Twitter: @LeValkyrie, @Lohendri, @DrunkOnPodcast



Find Kenya Online:

Twitter: @BookedUpBoss


Aug 22, 2016

Ever read a book where you couldn't get behind the plot no matter how hard you try? Then you understand the topic for this week's Off The Books - Fake Ass Situations. Join Lolo and Valkyrie as we welcome entrepreneur and round the way girl Kortney Hinton to the podcast. We're ready for any eventuality. Don't @ us for our solutions...


Hit us up at Drunk On Books

Twitter: @lohendri, @levalkyrie, @drunkonpodcast



Hit Kortney up at the Verve House Collective

Twitter: @iamkhinton, @vervehc


Aug 15, 2016

Welcome to Drunk on Books where the Wine Cooler and Hard Soda shade is real. We discuss what movies/shows make us cry, how the characters in this book are quintessential examples of fuckboys and fuckgirls, and how Cecily No Tyson is clearly just on the 20 year rebound. Also, Valkyrie explains the importance of claiming things in advance, even if it’s fantasy ass that you’ve never had and why Cicely really ain’t about that life. Just in case you didn’t know, Tyler is the only one on the come up in the entire book. The only one.


Valkyrie – Wine Cooler

Lolo – Hard Soda


Join us for our next book, The Devourers by Indra Das!  


Check us out:

Twitter: @drunkonpodcast; @LeValkyrie; @lohendri

Aug 8, 2016

This week Lolo and Valkyrie go Off The Books with the delightfully dirty and ultra-sexy Madhuri Pavamani. Hold on to your socks, the episode makes wide right turns! 

This is the ep where we discover Drunk On Books is a full service podcast 😳

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Aug 1, 2016

"Find your Tribe, Ride your Tribe."

Join us as Drunk on Books debuts a slight twist with our Off The Books series, where we (and sometimes a guest or two) talk about our favor literary topics. 

This week LeValkyrie and I discuss our favorite fictional neighborhood, Sector 4, from Kit Rocha's Beyond Series and why we'd fight each other to get in line to be inked up!

Jul 25, 2016

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

LoLo: Ginger Beer

LeValkyrie: Ginger Beer AND whiskey (because she always has to be on 10)


Three words to describe this episode: OUT. OF. CONTROL. Hands down, this is our favorite episode so far. Yes, we know we’re only have 6 episodes in total so far, but we’re serious. It’s the best, and our disclaimer about crude language and themes has never applied more. Here’s some direct quotes from the episode:

1) “War, what is good for? Absolutely nothing.”

2) “Once you go minotaur, you never go back.”

3) L: “She rode that man, flipped him inside out…curled right back up into a cat, and went to sleep.”  V: That’s how you do that shit.

4) “Who doesn’t want to see what I Love Lucy got going on behind them polka dots?”

5) “Maybe she felt that every kiss began with Kay and that’s why she wanted to keep that coin.”

“It’s Lit” is an understatement for this episode. Many apologies to Neil Gaiman for the hood review of this book!


Please join us for our next episode where we discuss “A Road Through the Mountains” by Miranda MacLeod!

Jul 24, 2016

Episode 1 is finally live!!

Valkyrie’s not quite sure what she read, but she knows that the Cash Money Millionaires and Young Thug are involved somehow. Lolo is clearly the only person who has an idea of what the Meduse actually look like, even if she giggles wayyyy too hard when Squidward is mentioned. And there’s so slight stanning for Eve’s Bayou because…it’s Eve’s Bayou!!

Valkyrie: Malbec
Lolo: Chardonnay

Join us for our next episode where we will be discussing Lingus by Mariana Zapata!

Jul 24, 2016

This episode should really just be called "That's Actually a Song for you MFers that don't know," especially once you get to Valkyrie's explanation of why this entire book is just one long conversation between Ron Isley aka Mr. Big, R. Kelly, and a cheating ass ho. We also provide you with a brief glimpse into true country life including a livid discussion on dream books and the policy. Please note that this book is a cash Money Production. No, seriously.

Jul 24, 2016

Episode 3 is on and popping with a discussion of “Merrick” by the OGVW (Original Gangsta Vampire Writer) Anne Rice. Join us as we talk about the unapologetically black, cunning witch Merrick as she uses her powers to do everything except what Valkyrie would do, which is screw yo man and win the lottery. And always, things spiral out of control as Lolo leads a passionate discussion about why Louis the Vampire clearly listens to Drake in his spare time. You can’t script this shit.

Jul 24, 2016

Episode 2: Lingus by Mariana Zapata
In this episode, Valkyrie and Lolo ponder the following important questions:
1) How knuck if you buck must you be to make a porn star blush?
2) Why are there never any cute guys around when I’m digging for gold?
3) Do WE need to start going to porn conventions?
4) Can I keep you?
5) How many metaphors does Valkyrie actually know to describe sex?
6) Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?

Valkyrie: Mango Mimosa
Lolo: Spiced Rum