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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.

Jun 4, 2019

This month our genre is Supernatural Thrillers! We discuss grand dogs, fairies stealing children, Abbott and Costello Meet the Eldritch Abominations, spooky houses, the best celery, whether hackers are supernatural, snuggling lake monsters, reading Wikipedia articles instead of consuming media, and more!

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Books We Read This Month (or tried to read…)

Can RJ Recommend a Book by a Trans Author in this Genre?

Other Media We Mention

Links, Articles, and Things

  • Pontianak: “Pontianaks are usually depicted as pale-skinned women with long black hair, red eyes, and white dress smeared in blood, but they are said to be able to take on a beautiful humanly appearance since they prey on men and helpless people.”
  • Penanggalan: “a detached female head capable of flying about on its own. As it flies, the stomach and entrails dangle below it, and these organs twinkle like fireflies as the Penanggalan moves through the night.”
  • 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith
  • Changeling: “A changeling was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies.”

Ideas for Books

  • The Corpse/Ghost With Good Taste
  • (A good book about) a trans woman fighting monsters with a pickaxe in one hand and a pirate’s cutlass in the other


  • Is “supernatural thriller” more of a movie genre?

Suggest new genres or titles!

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Join us again on on Tuesday, June 18th we’ll each be pitching a book we think all of us should read and discuss on the podcast! You get to vote!

Then on Tuesday, July 2nd we’ll be discussing the non-fiction genre of True Crime!