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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.

Jun 19, 2018

This month our genre is Military Non-Fiction! We talk about defining war, sword fighting, genocide, and conscription. Plus: Trebuchets!

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Jun 5, 2018

This episode we’re talking about how we ended up working in libraries, literary inspirations for our careers, and what you should think about before you decide you want a to work in a library. Plus: The Library Fairy! Excel exams! Catalogue cards!

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May 15, 2018

Our genre this episode is Comedic Science Fiction & Fantasy. We talk about anachronisms, comedy in sci fi/fantasy and sci fi/fantasy in comedy, "laugh out loud" funny vs. "clever" funny, and more! 

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May 1, 2018

A potentially controversial episode as we discuss Separating the Art from the Artist. We bring up #MeToo, library neutrality, problematic faves, and firing people out of cannons. What are your thoughts? Can you separate the art from the artist?

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Apr 17, 2018

In this 80 minute episode we talk about Essay Collections! We get into some deep topics this time, talking about precarity, race relations, and cultural differences between Canada and the USA. We also wonder if it’s possible to find books about feminism that blow your mind when you’re already familiar with the idea....