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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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Apr 18, 2017

In this episode, Non-Fiction Audiobooks! Join us as we discuss the power of narrators, the problems of technology, and what to do while you’re listening to an audiobook. Also: We actually enjoy things!

In this episode

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

Recommended

Read/Listened

Did Not Finish (DNF)

Meghan’s Many DNFs

Links and Stuff

 

Questions

  • Do you listen to audiobooks?
  • How important is the narrator to your enjoyment?
  • What do you do while listening to audiobooks?

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

Join us again on Tuesday, May 2nd for our semi-regular “things we read that aren’t for the podcast (except now they are)” episode.

Then come back on Tuesday, May 16th, when we will inflict upon you the genre of Westerns!

Apr 4, 2017

Our attempt to be super efficient in deciding the winner of Print vs. Digital and Library vs. Owning fails. We read off a bunch of Chuck Tingle ebook titles, so if our listeners might have small children in earshot...just maybe consider not. Seriously. UBC archives a pizza box (see link in the notes). Libraries have so many great things, you all! Finally, we end by discussing eating vs. consuming of library materials. Don’t eat library materials!

In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray

Books & Magazines (which we’ve read)

Library Resources

  • Adobe Digital Editions is a program that allows you to read ebooks on your computer, eReader, and some tablets or which is sometimes used to transfer library ebooks to eReader devices when they cannot be wirelessly downloaded directly onto the device
  • hoopla is a resource some libraries have for borrowing audiobooks, movies, ebooks, and comics
  • Zinio is a resource some libraries have that allows library patrons to access full-color, digital versions of popular magazines
  • Playaway individual audiobooks loaded on a small, simple mp3 player
  • The elephant in the library ebook lending room that we don’t really mention is OverDrive

Things & Stuff

Check out our Pinterest boards and Tumblr posts for 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 18th, when we will inflict upon you the “genre” of Non-Fiction Audiobooks!

Then on May 2nd we’ll be back for the second of our bimonthly “non-book club media” episodes.

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