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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 7, 2020

This episode we’re discussing Entertainment Non-Fiction! We talk about what does (and doesn’t) count as entertainment, how we’re bad at watching TV, whether people are now turning non-book sources for analysis of media (e.g. watching videos on YouTube), and how many bananas are in a bunch.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Things We Read This Month

15 Entertainment Non-Fiction Books by People of Colour


  • The book we’ll all be reading and discussing for episode 107 is Pet by Akwaeke Emezi 
  • Matthew talked about streaming visual novels, and that will hopefully happen, but there’s no pilot episode (yet…). 
  • We’ve started doing lists for each genre by people of colour. You can find a list of the lists here.
  • We’re designing new bingo sheets for the podcast! (Here are the bingo sheets we made for episode 50.) What topics or titles always come up on the podcast? What verbal tics do we have? Let us know!

Other Media We Mentioned

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Join us again on Tuesday, July 21st we’ll be discussing Summer Reading/Challenges!

Then on Tuesday, August 4th we’ll be talking about Alternative History fiction!