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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Feb 5, 2019

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we’re reading Erotic Romance! We discuss how to talk about erotica without getting too personally revealing, the physics of perpetual boners, BDSM, and goth-shaming. Plus: We really need to buy pop shields!

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Jan 15, 2019

This episode we’re talking about Bizarro Fiction! We discuss body horror, transgression, kaiju butts, dildo salesmen, and more! Plus: Books that make us (or at least Matthew) want to throw up!

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Jan 2, 2019

It’s our Best of 2018 episode! Of course, these are not necessarily the best things published in 2018, but instead the best things we read for the podcast (including everything from Family Sagas to Nature/Outdoors Non-Fiction) and the best we read of everything else. Join us for our #libfaves18!

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Dec 18, 2018

This episode we’re talking about Nature/Outdoors Non-Fiction! We discuss armchair travelling, whether olden days explorers were idiots, manliness, and how trees communicate! Plus: Meghan tells us about when she was a fantasy character and birds ate out of her hands.

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Dec 4, 2018

This episode we’re talking about Tabletop Games (including board games, card games, and role playing games)! But first we spend six minutes talking about long-distance winter driving… Once that’s out of the way we discuss social media for playing card companies, co-operative games, low-cost entry to gaming, and...