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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.

Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast Book Club for Masochists

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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.

    Episode 163 - Podcasts

    Episode 163 - Podcasts

    This episode we’re talking about Podcasts! We talk about the first podcasts we listened to (and whether we still listen to them), how we find new podcasts, what speed we listen to podcasts at, what podcasts we’ve been enjoying recently, podcasting in our pyjamas, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Podcasts We Recommended
    Mangasplaining Finish It! Podcast Stuff The British Stole Hey Riddle Riddle One Shot Podcast Gender Reveal Stronger by Science The Slowdown Food 4 Thot American Hysteria Dig: A History Podcast You Are Good Clue (1985) w. Lauren Milberger Other Podcasts We Mentioned
    War Rocket Ajax Episode 333 - Long, Sustained Dong f/ [Jam] and Ian from HARK! Episode 383 - The Christmas Specials Special f/ [Jam] and Ian from HARK Episode 613 - Every Dracula Ever f/ Benito Cereno and Elle Collins HARK! Podcast Wait, What? Movie Fighters Welcome to Night Vale All Songs Considered Radiolab On Being with Krista Tippett Speaking of Faith Serial My Favorite Murder Maintenance Phase If Books Could Kill (they apparently don’t have a website, just a Twitter feed and a link to Apple Podcasts) You’re Wrong About The Satanic Panic Quarantine Book Club: “Michelle Remembers” My Brother, My Brother and Me The Adventure Zone Alice Isn’t Dead The Moth Episode  136 - Hearts of Magic: Threads Entangled 99% Invisible RISK! Podcast Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Tenure and Transparency (Brenna Clarke Grey talks about the tenure process) Links, Articles, and Things
    Podcast (Wikipedia) "Podcast" is a portmanteau of "iPod" and "broadcast". The earliest use of "podcasting" was traced to The Guardian columnist and BBC journalist Ben Hammersley, who coined it in early February 2004 while writing an article for The Guardian newspaper. The man who accidentally invented the word ‘Podcast’ ComicsAlliance (Wikipedia) Judge Dredd (Wikipedia) BBC Radio 6 Matthew listened to a lot of Steve Lamacq’s show Evolution of the iPod [2001-2022] How YouTube Became a Podcasting Powerhouse Without Trying Podcast Addict Who's on First? (Wikipedia) Abbott & Costello Who's On First Parasocial interaction (Wikipedia) 15 Literary Podcasts by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Podcasters
    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.
    For this episode on podcasts, we’ve compiled a list of literature-related podcasts featuring BIPOC hosts/creators.
    AAWW Radio Black Chick Lit Book Friends Forever Book Women Podcast Books & Boba Deadline City Dreaming In The Dark Getting Lit Podcast LibVoices Minorities in Publishing Not Another Book Podcast Shaping the Narrative Storykeepers Podcast Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast Well-Read Black Girl Give us feedback!
    Fill out the form to ask for a recommendation or suggest a genre or title for us to read! Check out our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email!
    Join us again on Tuesday, December 6th when we’ll be discussing the genre of Military Fiction!
    Then on Tuesday, December 20th we’ll be talking about our favourite books we read in 2022!

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    Episode 162 - Investigative Journalism

    Episode 162 - Investigative Journalism

    This episode we’re talking about Investigative Journalism! We talk about what makes something journalism, when we don’t read articles, enjoying vs. appreciated media, and more!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Things We Read (or tried to…)
    Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump by Sarah Posner, narrated by Cassandra Campbell The Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer by Nicholas Shaxson "The overall results of this sea change from progressive economics toward identity politics has been an enduring one, and it was crystallized by Hillary Clinton in an election rally speech in 2016. "If we broke up the big banks tomorrow," she shouted, "Would that end racism?" "No!” Her audience replied. "Would that end Sexism?" No!" Although she did say she would tackle the banks if they misbehaved, hers was a pro-big bank message, couched as something progressive.” The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs by John Pilger Murrow on McCarthy (YouTube) Dreamland (YA Edition): The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care by Rina Raphael Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb by Charles Bowden and Nick Schou The Disappearing Act by Florence de Changy Other Media We Mentioned
    The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Greene Foster Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by The Boston Globe Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM by Sarah Berman Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (Wikipedia) Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy by Tressie McMillan Cottom Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson Also published as Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil by Nicholas Shaxson Don't Call It a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM by Sarah Berman The Library Book by Susan Orlean The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth by Sam Quinones Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe Links, Articles, and Things
    The Librarian Alignment chart Jorts the Cat Episode 080 - True Crime The Unlikely Rise of the French Tacos Ed Yong His COVID stories in The Atlantic Episode 145 - Anthropology Non-Fiction Notes from America The Wolf Pack of White Nationalism Hillary Clinton Suggested Breaking Up the Big Banks Won’t End Racism and Sexism. Is She Right? How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul “kind of a bummer to have been born at the very end of the F**k Around century just to live the rest of my life in the Find Out century” (Twitter, 2021-02-21) The Invisible Substrate of Information Science MLM: Men Loving Men: Men who have sex with men (Wikipedia) Multi-level marketing (Wikipedia) Marxism–Leninism–Maoism (Wikipedia) Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs “Tech Company: At long last, we have created the Torment Nexus from classic sci-fi novel Don't Create The Torment Nexus” (Twitter, 2021-11-08

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    Episode 161 - Hate Reads

    Episode 161 - Hate Reads

    This episode we’re talking about Hate Reads! We discuss annoyance reading, hate reading vs reading something you hate, completionism, experiencing bad media as a social bonding experience, and 1-star reviews of books. Plus: Books about women murdering!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Media We Mentioned
    The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (Wikipedia) "A spectre is haunting Europe” Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Game of Thrones (Wikipedia) Divergent by Veronica Roth “Divergent might have been sloppy in places, but in a bizarre continuity error, both Tris’ disabling trauma around guns and an actual gun appears and disappears as is convenient in the final chapters… This violates both Chekhov’s Gun and some corollary: if you introduce a gun, it must exist.” (from Jam’s review; see also “I’m not reading another YA trilogy unless someone guarantees me no queer people die in the second act”) Insurgent by Veronica Roth The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir “reading this book felt like having to eat three bags of raw spinach before I was allowed the ice cream sundae I'd been promised” (from Matthew’s review) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Links, Articles, and Things
    161 (number) (Wikipedia) Schadenfreude (Wikipedia) Mark Oshiro (who Jam mentioned) appears to have deleted their YouTube channel? Or Something? You can still go to their website and the Mark Reads website. Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Podcast Episode on Ready Player One A recent(ish) episode of Watch+Play (there’s a lot of them!) There’s also this playlist of shorter, edited videos if you don’t want to commit Hark (Jam’s holiday music podcast) Hot take (Wikipedia) Hate-watching (Wikipedia) Episode 011 - Religious Fiction (the one in which Anna read the book she hated) BookTok (Wikipedia) Matthew can’t find the specific X-Men review he mentioned, but it’s buried in this site somewhere (that link specifically is to a scathing review of the final issue of Mutant X) Show, don't tell (Wikipedia) Questions
    What Romance genres do you want us to read? What comic would you use to introduce superhero comics to adults (who haven't read them before)? Twitter thread 15 works of Experimental Fiction 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.
    Aphasia by Mauro Javier Cárdenas When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy Big City by Marream Krollos Search History by Eugene Lim Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse by Melissa Lozada-Oliva The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli This Could Have Become Ramayan Chamar's Tale: Two Anti-Novels by  Subimal Misra, translated by V. Ramaswamy If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga Oreo by Fran Ross We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson I was the President's Mistress!! by Miguel Syjuco Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq Savage Tongues by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Give us feedback!
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    Join us again on Tuesday, November 1st we’ll be discussing the genre of Investigative Journalism!

    • 51 min
    Episode 160: Biographical Fiction & Fictional Biographies

    Episode 160: Biographical Fiction & Fictional Biographies

    This episode we’re talking about Biographical Fiction & Fictional Biographies! We talk about metafiction, superhero origins as cover songs, spaceship detectives, cat biographies, amendments to amendments, alien abductions, and more! 
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Things We Read (or tried to…)
    Nat Tate: An American Artist: 1928-1960 by William Boyd Wikipedia Maigret's Memoirs by Georges Simenon, translated by Howard Curtis Matthew was wrong about how many books in this series came out in one month, but based on the French Wikipedia article four titles (including this one) were released in 1951. Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg Jack Sheppard (Wikipedia) The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sís Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf (Wikipedia) Summertime by J.M. Coetzee Other Media We Mentioned
    Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries Series by Gyles Brandreth Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer What Is the What by Dave Eggers Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe (Wikipedia) Blonde (2022 film) (Wikipedia) Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Smile (2022 film) (Wikipedia) Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma, Testimony, Theory by Leigh Gilmore The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Summer Fun by Jeanne Thornton Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Wikipedia) A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation by Joshua Chapman (zine series) We can’t find a good link for the zines, but it’s been collected as a book Interview with the Vampire (film) (Wikipedia) A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. The Big Lebowski (Wikipedia) Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore Links, Articles, and Things
    Episode 143 - Amish Romance Episode 119 - Regence Romance Episode 094 - Chick Lit Romance Episode 070 - Erotic Romance The 7 Best Library Podcasts  Fictionalized biography (Encyclopædia Britannica) Autofiction (Wikipedia) Isekai (Wikipedia) Oliver Cromwell (Wikipedia) Epistolary novel (Wikipedia) Episode 111 - Happy Birthday Dracula Episode 128 - Plucky Kid Detective Episode 136 - Hearts of Magic: Threads Entangled List of biblical figures identified in extra-biblical sources (Wikipedia) List of Dewey Decimal classes (Wikipedia) National Library of Medicine classification (Wikipedia) Zaphod Beeblebrox (Wikipedia) “Vell, Zaphod’s just zis guy, you know?” False memory: Mandela Effect (Wikipedia) 17 Fictional Biographies 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.
    Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander Clotel: or, The President's Daughter by William Wells Brown Pocahontas by Joseph Bruchac American Woman by Susan Choi The Black Rose by Tananarive Due The Reason for Crows: A Story of Kateri Tekakwitha by Diane Glancy Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea by Diane Glancy Driving the King by Ravi Howard Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee Koe Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett Empress Orchid by Anchee Min Dancing in the Dark by Caryl Phillips Douglass' Women by Jewell Parker Rhodes I the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos, translated by Helen Lane Empress by Shan Sa The Book of Salt by Monique Truong Black Cloud Rising by David Wright Faladé Give us feedback!
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 159 - Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart

    Episode 159 - Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart

    This episode we’re talking about Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart! We discuss how much science a book needs to be to count as “pop science,” content warnings for books, BDSM, MRIs, and other acronyms! Plus: How many hot sauces we own!
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    The Book We Talked About
    Hurts So Good: The Science and Culture of Pain on Purpose by Leigh Cowart Other Media We Mentioned
    Nerve - Adventures in the Science of Fear by Eva Holland Secretary (2002 film) (Wikipedia) Turning by Jessica J. Lee Valley Girl by Moon Unit and Frank Zappa The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry  Links, Articles, and Things
    Episode 154 - Battle of the Books 2022 Don't Be Afraid Of The Clowns Mary Roach (Wikipedia) Frank's RedHot (Wikipedia) Gochujang (Wikipedia) South Asian pickle (Wikipedia) Carolina Reaper (Wikipedia) Ultramarathon (Wikipedia) Play piercing (Wikipedia) Polar bear plunge (Wikipedia) Wim Hof (Wikipedia) Camino de Santiago (Wikipedia) Pain scale (Wikipedia) Temperature play (Wikipedia) Ocu-less || CheckPoint 407 K/DA (Wikipedia) More (YouTube) Hate-watching (Wikipedia) Erotic humiliation (Wikipedia) Leather Archives & Museum on Instagram 15 Gardening & Plants Non-fiction 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.
    The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms by Naoko Abe The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen Medicines to Help Us: Traditional Metis Plant Use by Christi Belcourt The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming by Natasha Bowens Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants by Hilton Carter Luschiim’s Plants: A Hul′q′umi′num′ (Cowichan) Ethnobotany by Luschiim Arvid Charlie The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family by Darryl Cheng The Medicine Wheel Garden: Creating Sacred Space for Healing, Celebration, and Tranquillity by E. Barrie Kavasch Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham Lessons from Plants by Beronda L Montgomery American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them by Riz Reyes Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement by Monica M. White Give us feedback!
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    Join us again on Tuesday, October 4th we’ll be talking about the genre of Fictional Biographies/Biographical Fiction!
    Then on Tuesday, October 18th we’ll be talking about the concept of Hate Reads.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 158 - Audiobook Fiction

    Episode 158 - Audiobook Fiction

    This episode we’re talking about Audiobook Fiction! We discuss narrators vs casts, sound effects, music, adaptations, footnotes, and more! Plus: How do you picture the hosts in your mind when you listen to us?
    You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system.
    In this episode
    Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards
    Things We Read (or tried to…)
    Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by a full cast Coasting Trade by Robin McGrath, narrated by Robert Joy, Rick Boland, and Anita Best  Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell, narrated by Tanya Eby The Sentence by Louise Erdrich Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, narrated by Nancy Wu What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez, narrated by Hillary Huber Other Media We Mentioned
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary to Hexagonal Phases (Wikipedia) The War of the Worlds (1938 radio drama) (Wikipedia) What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund Welcome to Nightvale (podcast) Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes #1 by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor 99% Invisible (podcast) The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt The Anthropocene Reviewed (podcast) The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green The Princess Bride by William Goldman Control (video game) Control || Talking Simulator Nimona by N.D. Stevenson Nimona by N.D. Stevenson, narrated by Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, and Marc Thompson The Stanley Parable (Wikipedia) (it’s not quite as narrated as Matthew and Jam implied) Official website Gadsby (novel) by Ernest Vincent Wright (Wikipedia) “does not include any words that contain the letter E” A Void by Georges Perec (Wikipedia) “entirely without using the letter e” War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff My Brain is Different: Histoires of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders by MONNZUSU Project X: Challengers - Seven Eleven by Tadashi Ikuta and Namoi Kimura Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, narrated by Ray Porter The Sandman (audiobook version) Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, narrated by Marin Ireland  House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Links, Articles, and Things
    Episode 133 - Flash Fiction Episode 108 - Visual Novels Serre - Kinda bilingual anglos play French-language Visual Novel Episode 027 - Non-Fiction Audiobooks Audie Awards Turns Out Not Everyone Can Picture Things In Their Mind And Sorry, What? Lowly Worm (Wikipedia) Let's Play (Wikipedia) Oulipo (Wikipedia) 24-hour comic Episode 047b - Terrible Stories by Matthew (you have been warned) Episode 142 - Sequels and 2022: The Year of Book Two ISO 8601 (Wikipedia) (date standard) June Is #audiomonth: Narrator Trading Cards Giveaway Two-Fisted Library Stories (Twitter bot)  Digital Accessible Information System (Wikipedia) 20 Fiction Audiobooks written & read by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors and Narrators
    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.
    Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen, narrated by Catherine Ho Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley, narrated by Isabella Star LaBlanc The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, narrated by the author Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe, Yohanca Delga

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Customer Reviews

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CallerofStorms ,

Librarians FTW!

Long time listener, I’m just bad a ratings/reviews. That being said, I’ve really enjoyed how this podcast has evolved over the 2+ years. As a librarian, it’s nice to hear recommendations and ideas from an outside group. Keep up the great work!

Can'tPickEm ,

More research, fewer assumptions

I love the idea of reading from every genre, especially those one hates, but the hosts don’t even research before drawing conclusions. You don’t have to like a genre to be knowledgeable about it. I appreciate the one host who consistently brings the conversation back to “what would I recommend to someone who asked for this genre?”

MHP52 ,

I always look forward to it

I’ve listened to every single episode, and many times this is my podcast of choice to keep downloaded for re-listening on plane flights or to fall asleep to. The wait for a new episode seems so long but makes it extra exciting when two weeks goes by! They feel like friends from listening so long, they give me new ideas about what to read, and give me a glimpse into the life of a librarian

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