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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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Mar 21, 2017

In this (long) episode, Detective Fiction! Join us as we discuss our (least) favorite detectives, inspectors, and PIs in fiction. Also: the problem of pronouncing author names without ever having heard them out loud before, to read in series order or not, all the formats and mediums we can “read” in (Yay!), detective TV versus detective novels, and how much like a P.I are you?

In this episode

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

Recommended

Read

DNF

Links and Stuff

Questions:

  • Can you deal with a protagonist you don’t identify with or like very much?
  • What are your favourite detective series or one-offs?
  • Are there any detective stories set in prisons?
  • Are there some detective fiction genres (other than straight out thrillers) that are more focused on large systemic evils and/or the impacts of history rather than interpersonal conflicts?
  • Do you prefer your detectives via TV or in writing?

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

Join us again on Tuesday, April 4th for a discussion of print versus digital reading and library borrowing versus owning.

Then come back on Tuesday, April 18th, when we will inflict upon you the “genre” of Non-Fiction Audiobooks!

Mar 7, 2017

This episode we tackle the genre of...wait? What do you mean there’s no genre? We have to read things that aren’t for the book club?! I guess somehow we have time to consume other media outside of our book club picks! If you’re curious about what we read/listen/watch/play when we’re not way outside of our comfort zone, then listen along for a run down of what we’ve been into since the beginning of the 2017.

We talk superhot sidekick guys in mystery tv shows, sharing the same haircut with friends, planes, trains, and automobiles, too much snow in Canada (or at least in Vancouver), and Jessi getting scared by her cat.

In this episode

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

Books

Comics/Graphic Novels

  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen, and others (recommended)
  • Suicide Squad by John Ostrander, Kim Yale, Luke McDonnell, and others
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (recommended)

Podcasts

Movies/TV

Games

Other Things Mentioned

Anna’s project on reading the research into #WhatWeRead and sharing her thoughts on it will happen over her Twitter and Tumblr accounts.

Questions

  • What are you into reading/watching/playing/or listening to?
  • What media do you suggest that we check out?
  • Can you recommend (or even name) any early Canadian writers or literature?

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

Join us again on Tuesday, March 21st for our first anniversary episode where we’ll discuss Detective Non-Fiction!

Then on Tuesday, April 4th when we’ll discuss “digital vs physical” and “library vs owning”.

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