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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.

Aug 13, 2019

In this extra special bonus episode Matthew and Anna talk about a spreadsheet for forty minutes. Seriously! They go through all of the *punk subgenres from Stonepunk to Whalepunk and everything in between.

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Aug 6, 2019

This month we’re reading Steampunk! We talk about the history of the genre, umbrella fights, boring white men, colonialization, graphic novel adaptations, werewolf sex, good vs bad worldbuilding, and Matthew made a spreadsheet and did some math (of course…).

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Jul 16, 2019

This episode we’re talking about the American Library Association’s annual conference and New and Upcoming Books We’re Excited About! We discuss LGBTQ comics, Star Trek, memoirs, and an author who we learn we went to school with.

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Jul 2, 2019

This month our genre is True Crime! We discuss bird thieves, rich people, caring more about the stories around the crimes than the crimes themselves, and audiobooks that make us scared to go to bed. Check it out!

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Jun 18, 2019

This month we’re discussing Which Book Should We Read? Once a year we pick one title that we all read and discuss. This year we each suggest one title and are asking you to vote for which one we’ll read.

Also discussed: Books & Beverages library displays, The Podcaster’s Dilemma, poetry clocks, touching, smelling,...