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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 3, 2020

This episode we’re discussing Business Non-Fiction! We talk about personality quizzes, questioning capitalism, fighting against productivity/the productivity trap, the rigourousness of professional degrees, (somehow on-topic) tangents, and how books can manage to disappoint us in new and bizarre ways. It’s got


Oct 6, 2020

This episode we’re discussing Comedic/Humorous Fiction! We discuss what makes something funny, the different types of humour fiction,  when you can’t tell if something is supposed to be funny until you know the context, and more! Plus: Comics’ comic comics! (That kind of makes sense in context…)

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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 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 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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