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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.

Dec 19, 2017

In this episode we chat about what happens when books go from page to screen in Adaptations! In the process we argue about lots of stuff (as usual) and you learn more than you ever wanted to know about manga sound effects! Plus: psychic sidekicks, librarian in-jokes, our faith in Ellen DeGeneres, and what we want to see adapted for the screen.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessi

Books and Other Media We Read This Month

Books and Other Media We Discuss

Adaptations We Want to See

Links, Articles, and Things


  • Do you seek out movie adaptations of books or avoid them?
  • Do you read the books that movies you like are based on?
  • Did anyone get Meghan’s Library joke?
  • What makes a good adaptation (or a bad adaptation)?
  • Where’s the line between adaptation and something that is “inspired by” an existing text?
  • What’s a book or comic you’d love to see adapted?

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Join us again on January 2nd, for our Best of 2017 episode!

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