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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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May 16, 2017

Yee-haw! Episode 29 has us reading Westerns! We discuss whether Westerns need cowboys, if stories featuring Mounties count as Westerns (maybe?), the idea of black hats and white hats, and Mr. Coffee Nerves! Plus: Matthew shows his ignorance of US history and everything rural.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray

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Questions

  • Do cattle rustlers still exist?
  • Does a Western have to be historical?
  • Can anyone tell us about any Spanish Language tradition of literature similar to Westerns?
  • Is Oregon Trail (the game) a Western?

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

Join us again on Tuesday, June 5th for an episode on rereading.

Then come back on Tuesday, June 19th, when we will inflict upon you the genre of QUILTBAG/LGBTQ+ NonFiction!

May 2, 2017

While we planned on talking about all the non-bookclub stuff we read, this turned out to be an Accidental Romance episode! We talk about romances in video games, romance novels (both bad and good), romance manga, and movies we watch with our partners. Plus: Meaghan really loves bicycles. (That counts as a romance, right?)

In this episode

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

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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, May 16th when we’ll be talking about Westerns!

Then on Tuesday, June 6th when we’ll discuss Rereading Books!

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