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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.

Nov 5, 2019

This month we’re discussing Psychology! We discuss psychedelics, rodent-based experiments, citations and footnotes, and books that turn out to be not what we expected. Plus: Why some of us don’t eat cephalopods! 

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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 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 6, 2019

This month we’re reading Steampunk! We talk about the history of the genre, umbrella fights, boring white men, colonialization, graphic novel adaptations, werewolf sex, good vs bad worldbuilding, and Matthew made a spreadsheet and did some math (of course…).

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Jun 4, 2019

This month our genre is Supernatural Thrillers! We discuss grand dogs, fairies stealing children, Abbott and Costello Meet the Eldritch Abominations, spooky houses, the best celery, whether hackers are supernatural, snuggling lake monsters, reading Wikipedia articles instead of consuming media, and more!

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