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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.

Feb 18, 2020

This episode we're discussing Ratings, Reviews, and Tags! We talk about subject headings, our most used tags, malicious metadata, how we use star-based rating systems, the value we see in bad reviews, art styles that are morally wrong, and more!

Plus: A data-driven analysis to find the most unfinished book on...


Feb 4, 2020

This month we’re reading the genre of Chick Lit Romance. Does it exist and if so, what should it be called? Plus: The poor portrayal of library jobs in fiction, not being able to connect with people in novels who are desperate to get married, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), World of Warcraft romances, post-feminist...


Jan 21, 2020

This episode we’re talking about our 2020 Reading Resolutions and Intentions! We discuss how we are bad at reading resolutions, loot boxes filled with books, giving up books two pages from the end, setting aside time to read, reading bingo, and more!

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Jan 7, 2020

This month we’re discussing the non-fiction genre of Arts! We discuss “capital-A” art, creating, consuming, and destroying art, library hold-list hacks, Video Game Club for Masochists, woo woo, and scraping ideas off of the sides of artist Faraday cages.

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Dec 17, 2019

It’s our Best of 2019 episode! Of course, these are not necessarily the best things published in 2019, but instead the best things we read for the podcast (including everything from Bizarro Fiction to True Crime) and the best of everything else we read. Join us!

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