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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.

Apr 2, 2019

This episode we’re reading Short Story Collections! We talk about the differences between collections and anthologies, when a short story is too long, futurespeak, and how little Charles Dickens knows about writing. Plus: Accidentally buying Canadians.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Books We Read This Month (or tried to read…)

Can RJ Recommend a Book by a Trans Author in this Genre?

Other Media We Mention

Links, Articles, and Things

  • Nebula Rules
    • Short Story: less than 7,500 words;
    • Novelette: at least 7,500 words but less than 17,500 words;
    • Novella: at least 17,500 words but less than 40,000 words
    • Novel: 40,000 words or more.
    • Game Writing: An interactive or playable story-driven work which conveys narrative, character, or story background.
  • Picaresque novel
  • January 1998 North American ice storm

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

Then come back on Tuesday, May 7th when we’ll be talking about the genre of Fairy Tales/Fables/Legends/Myths/Folklore!