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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.

Sep 15, 2020

This episode we’re giving you an update on the media we’ve been enjoying not for the podcast! We talk about music, books, podcasts, comics, videos, movies, and more!

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Sep 1, 2020

This episode we’re discussing Visual Novels! We talk about what visual novels are, whether they count as books, reading novels we’re much too young for, being unable to suspend our disbelief, watching videos at 2x speed, monetization, watching vs playing, linear vs divergent stories, and more! Plus, this episode is...


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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Aug 4, 2020

This episode we’re discussing Alternative/Alternate History! We talk about realism and magic, how long ago is history, tropes and when they’re good, why this genre always seems to be about war, and more. Plus Matthew almost gets bingo!

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Jul 21, 2020

This episode we’re discussing Summer Reading and Challenges! We talk about summer reading programs, struggling with reading during a pandemic, why we’re bad at naming our podcast, ever expanding to-read lists, and more!

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