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Book Club for Masochists

Becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we randomly select a genre and each choose a book (or two) to read and share.
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Nov 15, 2016

In this very “insider-baseball” episode we discuss Metafiction! What is it? Who is it for? Why should you read it? Plus: Children’s books that help kids figure out what’s real and what isn’t, comic books with a lot of bondage, and marginalia written by library patrons.

In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessi Bernáldez Frostrup

Recommended
Read

Did Not Finish

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Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the books about Metafiction people in the club read (or tried to read), and follow us on Twitter!

Join us again on Tuesday, December 6th, when we discuss Philosophy!

Nov 9, 2016

Join us for this super special bonus episode featuring the full version of our conversation with Jessi about Supernatural and Paranormal Nonfiction.

Your hosts in this episode

Jessi Bernáldez Frostrup | Matthew Murray

Recommendations
Did Not Finish
Other Books Mentioned
Links and Things
If you missed our full episode on Supernatural and Paranormal non-fiction you can find it here.
 
Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the books about Supernatural and Paranormal Nonfiction people in the club read (or tried to read), and follow us on Twitter!
 
Join us again on Tuesday, November 15th, when we discuss Metafiction!
 
Nov 1, 2016

Just in time to miss Halloween, this episode has us reading Supernatural and Paranormal Non-fiction. And by “reading” we mean “not reading”, as several of us fail to finish any books. Thankfully, we can blame everything on gremlins. Plus wolfmen, ghosts, mermaids, dramatic readings, and special guests.

 

Your hosts this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Inti Dewey | Jessi Bernáldez Frostrup

Recommended (thanks entirely to Jessi)
Read
Did Not Finish
Links/Other
The magic sound introducing our guests is "fairy magic wand" by Robinhood76 from freesound.org.

Questions

  • What colour of the rainbow did you cross over into Atlantis on?
  • What appeal factors for the paranormal/supernatural genre did we miss?
  • How could cataloguing be altered to make things more ‘findable’?
  • Can you draw our Guardian Gremlins for us?
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