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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.

May 7, 2019

This month we’re reading Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, Myths, and Folklore. We talk about the internet, oral stories, where to start reading superheroes, the problems with incredibly long books, and more!

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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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Mar 5, 2019

This episode we’re discussing Occult/Mysticism/New Age/Esoteric/Magic(k) Non-Fiction! We discuss youthful tarot experimentation, cultural appropriation, new age spiritualism, and more! Plus: Well known 19th century erotic author/model Bam Stroker!

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Feb 5, 2019

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we’re reading Erotic Romance! We discuss how to talk about erotica without getting too personally revealing, the physics of perpetual boners, BDSM, and goth-shaming. Plus: We really need to buy pop shields!

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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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