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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.

Aug 18, 2020

This episode we talk about Pet by Akwaeke Emezi! There are lots of spoilers, plus discussions of ambiguity, language and communication, names, family, community, trust, and more!

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards


  • Matthew is streaming visual novels on Twitch (and archived on YouTube)! Here are some of his favourites
  • 12 Gothic Literature Books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour)
  • Contest! Win a copy of Pet (the book we discussed in this episode) by sharing this episode (on social media, in an email, wherever) and tagging or otherwise telling us (e.g. screenshot it and email it to us at

The Book We Discussed

Other Media we Mentioned

Links, Articles, and Things

12 Gothic Literature Books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) (link)

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Join us again on Tuesday, September 1st we’ll be talking about Visual Novels!

Then on Tuesday, September 15th we’ll be giving an update on media we’ve been consuming that’s not for the podcast.