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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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Dec 20, 2016

In this 1 hour and 25 minute episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Weird and New Weird Fiction! We have a few audio problems this time out (blame Matthew), but we don’t let that stop us discussing the difference between Weird and New Weird, how to make everything about ghost stories, whether you need elements of the fantastic to be considered “Weird”, and existential dread. Plus: Our special guest Jon (who’s getting his PhD in Weird Fiction) drops big words like Oneiric and talks about things like the paradox of aversion, so be ready for that.

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In this episode

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

Recommended

Did Not Finish

Other books mentioned

Links and Other Things

This blog post about Masochistic Reading features our second mention on Book Riot! Also, check out Jon’s blog where he writes up some of the Weird D&D adventures that he runs! And thanks to Sam and Aly from the SS Librarianship podcast for letting us use their recording space and equipment!

Questions

  • What is your definition of weird fiction?
  • Can you have weird non-fiction?
  • Can you recommend some outer space weird fiction?

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

Join us again on Tuesday, January 3rd, for our Best of 2016 episode! Then come back on Tuesday, January 17th, when we discuss Coming-of-Age books!

 

Dec 6, 2016

In the newest episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Philosophy books! Who are we? Why are we here? Why do we podcast? Plus: Dead white men we find boring, Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers, and books we didn’t finish reading (as usual).

In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray

Recommended

Read

Did Not Finish

Other Books Mentioned

Links/Other

Questions

Does anyone have any recommendations for Matthew concerning the philosophy of consciousness in regards to artificial intelligence and aliens? Will someone please make the “Jodorowsky and Philosophy” book we mentioned?

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

Join us again on Tuesday, December 20th, when we discuss Weird Fiction!

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