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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.

Dec 1, 2020

This episode we’re talking about New Weird Fiction! Strap in, because we spend a lot of time discussing what this genre even is (or if it exists at all!). We talk about whether a genre needs more than two authors to be a genre, how to describe books in which the plot is not the point, “capital W” Weird vs “lowercase w” weird, and more!

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards

Things We Read

Other Media We Mentioned

Links, Articles, and Things

12 New Weird 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 on Tuesday, December 15th for our Best of 2020 episode!

 

Then on Tuesday, January 5th we’ll be discussing the non-fiction genre of Sociology!