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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Oct 15, 2019

This episode we’re discussing the topics of Suspending Your Disbelief and Trick or Treaters’ Advisory (e.g. Halloween costumes)! We discuss how we read realistic fiction differently from more outlandish fiction, characters acting out of character, super selfish teenagers, and how many costume elements we have in our...


Oct 1, 2019

This month we’re discussing American Gothic! We discuss old creepy houses, weird families, cultural context, potential supernatural, the sense of unease, and media that makes you feel emotions. Plus: You’ve inherited a haunted decaying space station.

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Sep 17, 2019

This episode we’re discussing recent media we’ve experienced and enjoyed. We talk Muppets, French pop music, anarchist witches, and in-depth analyses of video game lore. Plus: We talk about some books too!

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Sep 3, 2019

This episode we’re discussing Political Non-Fiction! We talk about the design of American political books, anarchism, accessing abortion, parliamentarians, when is a comic not a comic, and more!

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Aug 20, 2019

This month we’re reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin! In this episode there are lots of spoilers! We discuss whether or not we enjoy maps in books, grimdark fantasy, protests, and more!

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