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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! 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.

Jul 11, 2017

Time for a special bonus episode (which apparently happen every sixteen episodes?) where we talk all about what we did at BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference. Plus: Reviews and previews of upcoming books we’re excited about. (If you just want to hear about upcoming books skip to 21:54.)

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Matthew Murray

Books We Mentioned

Many of the books we discuss this episode are not yet published, but are books we are looking forward to. Check their release dates and place holds or make purchase requests at your local public library!

Links, Articles, and Things

  • The schedule for the 2017 Library Journal Day of Dialogue with all the author panels listed
  • For those who want just a little psyching up for The Tiger’s Daughter there’s a little announcement or, if you want more, the first 4(!) chapters.
  • One attendee’s experiences of both BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference this year (w/ charts from the show organizer, ReedPOP)
  • The comicjam minicomic that Matthew mentioned he edited at ALA


  • Did you attend either of these events (or ones like them)? Share your experience!
  • What book or comic that is yet to come out this year are you most excited about?
  • Do you do a library podcast and do you want to have a presence at the ALA Annual Conference? (Contact us!)

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Join us again on Tuesday, July 18th, when we will inflict upon you the genre of Legal Thrillers!

Then come back on Tuesday, August 1st, when we’ll catch you up on how our Reading Resolutions are going and what we’ve read recently that hasn’t been for the podcast.