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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 15, 2017

Gardens! Plants! Growing things! Can we do it? Probably not! But we read books about it anyway. We talk about houseplants we’ve killed, the appeal of beautiful pictures of plants, and failing to grow things. Plus: Another chance to enter our contest!

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Aug 1, 2017

We give an update on how our reading resolutions for the year are going, talk about recent reads (and watches) we’ve enjoyed, and briefly discuss San Diego Comic-Con. Plus: Enter our contest to win fabulous prizes!

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Jul 18, 2017

This episode we talk about Legal Thrillers! We discuss how much time lawyers should spend in the courtroom, if we’d prefer to read about a lawyer or a barista investigating a murder, and tariff laws and sci-fi/fantasy cultures. Plus: Tabula rasas and table lamps!

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Jul 11, 2017

Time for a special bonus episode (which apparently happen every sixteen episodes?) where we talk all about what we did at BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference. Plus: Reviews and previews of upcoming books we’re excited about. (If you just want to hear about upcoming books skip to...


Jul 4, 2017

In this 40 minute (short!) episode we try to define reading slumps and reading fatigue, talk about reading as a job, extol the wonders and magic of giving up on books, and discuss choosing what to read next. Plus: Matthew finds a way to complain about the comic book publishing industry (because of course he does).

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