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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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Jan 17, 2017

In our first genre for 2017 we take on Coming-of-Age books! We discuss whether coming-of-age needs to be about teenagers, whether it needs to be fiction, and what happens if characters never age. Plus: Alliterative authors, our inability to pronounce the word bildungsroman (among other words…), and a brand new type of audio problem.

In this episode

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

Recommended

Read

Did Not Finish

Other Books Mentioned

Links and Other Things

Bildungsroman sample from “Oxford Dictionaries” on YouTube

The magic sound is “fairy magic wand” by Robinhood76 from freesound.org

Questions

  • Do you think coming-of-age books have to be about young people?
  • Have you intentionally read a book because it featured a coming-of-age theme?
  • What’s your favourite book from this genre?
  • Have you managed to come-of-age yet?

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

Join us on Tuesday, February 7th, when we discuss Reading Tracking and Challenges, then on Tuesday, February 21st for our next genre, Non-Fiction Romance/Relationships/Dating!

Jan 3, 2017

In our one hour and 22 minute long Best of 2016 episode we talk about our favourite reads from the past year, what it even means for a book to be “best”, how we are not very good at tracking our reading, and what to read when you’re on painkillers. [Our apologies for the sound quality (as usual), someday we’ll get everything to work perfectly.]

 [Also, we're now on Stitcher and Google Play!]

In this episode

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

 Favourites from things we read for the Book Club

 Fiction

Non-Fiction

 Favourites from everything else

[We cheated so bad that we had to split Fiction favourites into Prose and Comics.]

Fiction (prose)

Fiction (comics)

 Non-Fiction

 Other books mentioned

 Links and Other Things

 Questions

  • How do you define “best”?
  • What were your favo(u)rite reads of 2016?
  • What are your favo(u)rite “best of” lists?

 Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all our favo(u)rite books we read in 2016, follow us on Twitter, and join our Facebook Group!

Join us again on Tuesday, January 17th, when we discuss Coming-of-Age books!

 

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