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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.

Jan 15, 2019

This episode we’re talking about Bizarro Fiction! We discuss body horror, transgression, kaiju butts, dildo salesmen, and more! Plus: Books that make us (or at least Matthew) want to throw up!

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Dec 18, 2018

This episode we’re talking about Nature/Outdoors Non-Fiction! We discuss armchair travelling, whether olden days explorers were idiots, manliness, and how trees communicate! Plus: Meghan tells us about when she was a fantasy character and birds ate out of her hands.

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Nov 20, 2018

In this episode: Political Thrillers, are they even real? At the very least we think they’re terrible! Plus: Weird politics, macho men being manly, drinking lots of coffee, secret tunnels, and more!

[Also: Anna and Matthew sound...not great this episode due to microphone issues. This will be fixed for future...


Sep 18, 2018

This month we read Romance Fiction! We talk about “interpersonal attraction”, fake fan fiction, imagining the leads of romance novels look like David Bowie, spice-o-meters, the prime minister of the werewolves, and romance novels about low income housing. Plus: In the Arms of the Spider Hunk!

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Aug 21, 2018

This episode we’re discussing Non-Fiction Food and Cooking books! We talk about the mystery of electric kettles, bodybuilding expertise, and fear of trying to make recipes that look like the pictures. Plus: Songs about bananas!

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