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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 17, 2020

This episode we’re Seeking Book Recommendations! We’ve each picked some topics and we’re going to perform Readers’ Advisory interviews to help figure out what titles to suggest to each other.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Recommendations Wanted!

  • RJ
    • An indie tabletop game
    • Sci-fi/fantasy set in contemporary real world, but the sf/fan elements are NOT secret/hidden/underground
    • Fiction set at Christmastime/non-fiction about Christmas
  • Matthew
    • Slavic/Eastern European Folklore
    • Horror
    • Space Opera
  • Anna
    • Humanism in/of healthcare
    • Urban fantasy
    • Feminist Essay Collection
  • Meghan
    • Fiction (not a thriller) that surprises
    • Poetry
    • Russian language learning materials

Media We Mentioned

Links, Articles, and Things

20 Religious Non-Fiction Books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors 

Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors. All of the lists can be found here.

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Join us again next week, on Tuesday, November 24th as we give each other the Book Recommendations we asked for this week.

Then on Tuesday, December 1st we’ll be discussing the genre that you chose for us to read, New Weird Fiction!

Finally, on Tuesday, December 15th it’ll be our Best of 2020 episode!