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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 20, 2018

In this episode: Political Thrillers, are they even real? At the very least we think they’re terrible! Plus: Weird politics, macho men being manly, drinking lots of coffee, secret tunnels, and more!

[Also: Anna and Matthew sound...not great this episode due to microphone issues. This will be fixed for future...


Sep 18, 2018

This month we read Romance Fiction! We talk about “interpersonal attraction”, fake fan fiction, imagining the leads of romance novels look like David Bowie, spice-o-meters, the prime minister of the werewolves, and romance novels about low income housing. Plus: In the Arms of the Spider Hunk!

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Aug 21, 2018

This episode we’re discussing Non-Fiction Food and Cooking books! We talk about the mystery of electric kettles, bodybuilding expertise, and fear of trying to make recipes that look like the pictures. Plus: Songs about bananas!

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Jul 17, 2018

This month our genre is Nordic/Scandinavian Noir! There’s coldness and darkness in fiction, blood on snow, screaming children, and we ask (and answer) whether Iceland has pizza. Plus: Brendan Fraser in Caveman, P.I.!

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Jun 19, 2018

This month our genre is Military Non-Fiction! We talk about defining war, sword fighting, genocide, and conscription. Plus: Trebuchets!

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