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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.

Mar 19, 2019

It’s our 73rd episode and we’re talking about Reading Habits! We discuss reader robes, the worst things we’ve spilled on books, getting motion sick while reading on vehicles, using things as bookmarks, when not to donate books to the library, and judging people by their bookshelves. Plus: Aeroplane and other vehicle noises!

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Questions

  • What is your background as a reader? (early, late, family tradition, core identity, fun hobby, professional requirement)
  • When do you read? (specific to work or pleasure? type of reading?)
  • Where do you read? (in public, a specific chair, on transit, audio books in car, etc)
  • How many books do you read at the same time?
  • Do you track your reading? (take part in challenges or reading marathons? have quotas per type of reading material?)
  • How do you choose what you read next?
  • What do you do with books when you’re done with them? (bookshelves, ebooks) give to friends? leave on benches? fill donation bins/little free libraries? rebuy copies you lent to friends and never got back?
  • Do you mark up your books, highlight, take notes, dogear, get sand in them at the beach?

Media We Mention

Links, Articles, and Things

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Join us again on Tuesday, April 2nd we’ll be talking about the genre of Short Stories!

Then come back on Tuesday, April 16th for our 75th episode when we’ll be discussing other books and media we've been imbibing!