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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.

May 16, 2017

Yee-haw! Episode 29 has us reading Westerns! We discuss whether Westerns need cowboys, if stories featuring Mounties count as Westerns (maybe?), the idea of black hats and white hats, and Mr. Coffee Nerves! Plus: Matthew shows his ignorance of US history and everything rural.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray


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  • Do cattle rustlers still exist?
  • Does a Western have to be historical?
  • Can anyone tell us about any Spanish Language tradition of literature similar to Westerns?
  • Is Oregon Trail (the game) a Western?

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Join us again on Tuesday, June 5th for an episode on rereading.

Then come back on Tuesday, June 19th, when we will inflict upon you the genre of QUILTBAG/LGBTQ+ NonFiction!