Book Club For Masochists: A Readers Advisory Podcast

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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.

Episodes

  • Episode 192 - Non-Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics

    02/04/2024 Duration: 01h22min

    This episode we’re discussing the format of Non-Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics! We talk about what we even mean when we say “non-fiction,” comics vs. graphic novels, art vs. writing, memoirs vs. other stuff, and more. Plus: It’s been over 365 days since our last gorilla attack! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Join our Discord Server! Things We Read (or tried to…) Moi aussi je voulais l'emporter by Julie Delporte This Woman's Work by Julie Delporte, translated by Helge Dascher and Aleshia Jensen Sông by Hài-Anh and Pauline Guitton Kimiko Does Cancer by Kimiko Tobimatsu and Keet Geniza Why I Adopted by Husband by Yuta Yagi The Art and Life of Hilma af Klint by Ylva Hillström, translated by Karin Eklund Go to Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons from the Fog of New Parenthood by Lucy Knisley Nuking Alaska: Notes of an Atomic Fugitiv

  • Episode 191 - Dark Fantasy

    05/03/2024 Duration: 01h15min

    This episode we’re discussing the fiction genre of Dark Fantasy! We talk about horror, grimdark, violence, amoral protagonists, epic fantasy vs small scale fantasy, the importance of tone, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Things We Read (or tried to…) Berserk by Kentaro Miura (Wikipedia) The Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens (Gertrude Barrows Bennett) Coraline by Neil Gaiman The Lies of the Ajungo by Moses Ose Utomi Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Shadowland by Peter Straub Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn Twice Cursed edited by Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane Other Media We Mentioned Dark Souls (Wikipedia) Elden Ring (WIkipedia) Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino The Library at Mount Char by  Scott Hawkins The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black The Cruel Prince by Holly Bla

  • Episode 190 - Reading Resolutions and Rants

    20/02/2024 Duration: 59min

    This episode we’re discussing our 2024 Reading Resolutions (and Rants)! We talk about how we’ve already failed our 2024 reading resolutions, audio books, short stories, reading long things, not being able to read long things, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Media We Mentioned Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy (Wikipedia) Anna Karenina by Lev Tolstoy (Wikipedia) Animal Farm by George Orwell (Wikipedia) Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways edited by Mike Ashley Baldur's Gate 3 (Wikipedia) Yakuza (franchise) (Wikipedia) Feed by M.T. Anderson The Long Way to a Small, An

  • Episode 189 - Romantic Comedies & Humorous Romance

    06/02/2024 Duration: 01h10min

    This episode we’re discussing the fiction genre of Romantic Comedies! We talk about the difference between “fun” and “funny,” crossover romance genres, cataloguing romance fiction, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Things We Read (or tried to…) The House Witch by Delemhach A Witch's Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston  Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes Delilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake Take Me Home by Lorelie Brown  I Kissed a Girl by Jennet Alexander  The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams Other Media We Mentioned When Harry Met Sally… (Wikipedia) The Bear (Wikipedia) Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy The Martian (Wikipedia) Golden Globes change comedy rules after controversial win for The Martian The H

  • Episode 188 - Transportation and Transit Non-Fiction

    02/01/2024 Duration: 01h06min

    All aboard! This episode we’re discussing the non-fiction genre of Transportation and Transit! We talk trains, buses, bicycles, spaceships, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Things We Read (or tried to…) The Art of the Locomotive by Ken Boyd Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America by Michael Hiltzik Ghost Train (four part podcast by Denver Public Radio) Transit Maps of the World: The World's First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth by Mark Ovenden Transit Maps of the World: Expanded and Updated Edition of the World's First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth by Mark Ovenden Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town by Charles L. Marohn Jr. Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds by Elizabeth How

  • Episode 187 - Favourite Reads of 2023

    19/12/2023 Duration: 01h10min

    This episode we’re discussing our Favourite Reads of 2023! We talk about our favourite fiction and non-fiction books we read this year! Plus: Our favourite comics, video games, documentaries, podcasts, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Favourite Fiction For the podcast Anna The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao  (Episode 172 - Domestic Thrillers) Jam Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones (Episode 184 - Horror) Matthew Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus, vol. 3 by Eiji Otsuka and by Housui Yamazaki (Episode 184 - Horror) The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 edited by Lisa Unger and Steph Cha (Episode 186 - Suspense Fiction) Meghan The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw (Episode 176 - Fantasy) Not for the podcast Jam Heaven’s Design Team by Hebi-Zou, Tsuta Suzuki, & Tarako Naked mole rats do

  • Episode 186 - Suspense Fiction

    05/12/2023 Duration: 01h03min

    This episode we’re discussing the fiction genre of Suspense! We talk about crime, mysteries, horror, and even suspense! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Things We Read (or tried to…) Ascension by Nicholas Binge The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 edited by Lisa Unger and Steph Cha Malice by Keigo Higashino Dead Woman Walking by Sharon J. Bolton Alice in Borderland by Haro Aso (Wikipedia) Night Fever by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Reckless by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson Read But Not Mentioned Find Me by Anne Fraser Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman The Midnight Line: Jack Reacher #22 by Lee Child The Phantom Scientist by Robin Cousin, translated by Edward Gauvin Wyrd, vol. 1 by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso Colorless, vol 1 by Kent Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Kiss th

  • Bonus Episode: What About Crowdfunded Comics?

    21/11/2023 Duration: 30min

    What About Crowdfunded Comics? By Matthew Murray

  • Episode 185 - Crafts & Crafting

    07/11/2023 Duration: 01h02min

    This episode we’re discussing the non-fiction genre of Crafts and Crafting! We talk about art vs craft, makerspaces vs crafting spaces, the challenges of trying new crafts, academic crafting, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Things We Read (or tried to…) Paper + Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper by Minhee Cho, Truman Cho, and Randi Brookman Harris Re-Creative: 50 Projects for Turning Found Items Into Contemporary Design by Steve Dodds Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander Crafting Change: Handmade Activism, Past and Present by Jessica Vitkus Hand Lettering: Creative Alphabets for Any Occasion by Thy Doan Graves Mastering Hand-Lettering: Your Practical Guide to Creating and Styling the Alphabet by Mye De Leon Creepy

  • Episode 184 - Horror

    03/10/2023 Duration: 01h15min

    This episode we’re discussing the fiction genre of Horror! We talk about fear, control, Goosebumps, bad dogs, horror-comedy, creepypasta, the apocalypse, lizard romance, and more!  You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, 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…) Straight by Chuck Tingle Mister Magic by Kiersten White, narrated by Rebecca Lowman I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me by Jamison Shea The Wicked Unseen by Gigi Griffis Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones Leech by Hiron Ennes The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Fourteen edited by Ellen Datlow House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into the Pit: Fazbear Frights #1 by Scott Cawthon and Elley Cooper Sadako at the End of the World by Koma Natsumi The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus, Book 3 by Eiji Otsuka and Yamazaki Housui Thin

  • Episode 183 - One Book One Podcast: Upright Women Wanted

    19/09/2023 Duration: 55min

    This episode it’s time for One Book One Podcast as we discuss the novel Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey. We talk about spoilers, horse operas, spoilers, relationships, spoilers, queer coming-of-age stories, and spoilers. Plus: Spoilers! 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 Read Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey Other Media We Mentioned River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Wikipedia) Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Wikipedia) The Walking Dead (TV series) (Wikipedia) Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells Links, Articles, and Things Horse Opera Episode 029 - Westerns Smart Bitches Trashy Books review of Upright Women Wanted Between the Coats: A Sensitivity Read Cha

  • Episode 182 - Lyric Poetry

    05/09/2023 Duration: 55min

    This episode we’re talking about the format of Lyric Poetry! We talk about reading poetry out loud, translation, French Canadian dialects, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, 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…) Entre Rive and Shore by Dominique Bernier-Cormier Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season: Selected Poems by Forugh Farrokhzad, translated by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr Ledger: Poems by Jane Hirshfield Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy Goldenrod: Poems by Maggie Smith  Good Bones: Poems by Maggie Smith  Alive At The End Of The World by Saeed Jones The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes on by Franny Choi  No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay  White Pine: Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire Le premier coup de clairon pour réveiller les f

  • Episode 181 - Summer 2023 Media Update

    22/08/2023 Duration: 01h01min

    This episode it’s time for our Summer 2023 Media Update! We talk about chairs, orangutans, weird music, and 17 novellas! Plus, lots more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Media & Things we Talked About  Meghan Graphic Novels L'Esprit du camp by Cab, Michel Falardo Friday by Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martín, coloured by Muntsa Vicente Birds of Maine by Michael DeForge Looking at Stuff Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold, Charles W. Schwartz (illustrator) Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places by John R. Stilgoe Novellas Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire The Singing Hills Cycle by Nghi Vo Voidwitch Saga by Corey J. White Matthew Ducks by Kate Beaton Weird Music Venjent - Flowi

  • Episode 180 - Pulp

    08/08/2023 Duration: 01h18min

    This episode we’re talking about the fiction genre of Pulp! We talk about aliens, Mounties, sleuths, and vigilantes as discuss what counts as pulp and what doesn’t! 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…) Zenith Rand, Planet Vigilante by Richard Tooker The Aliens by Murray Leinster “All the Colors of the Rainbow” by Leigh Brackett Republished in The Future is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin edited by Lisa Yaszek The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, Vol. I edited by Rakesh Khanna, translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy Sally the Sleuth by Adolphe Barreaux - Forward by Tim Hanley Scarlet Riders: Pulp Fiction Tales of the Mounties edited by Don Hutchison Planet Scumm - Issue 15: Major Arcana The Battle of York by Jame

  • Schedule Update (August 2023)

    01/08/2023 Duration: 01min

    No new episode this week, but we'll still be releasing two episodes this month! Vote in our 2023 Battle of the Books! Vote for which we should read! Meghan - Spear by Nicola Griffith Jam - Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey Matthew - Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi Anna - The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing Episode 179 - Battle of the Books 2023

  • Episode 179 - Battle of the Books 2023

    18/07/2023 Duration: 40min

    This episode we’re giving our book pitches for our Battle of the Books 2023! Each of us has picked one title that we think we should all read and discuss and you get to vote for which one it is! Will we read Spear by Nicola Griffith, Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey, Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi, or The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing? You decide!  You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards Books We Pitched Meghan - Spear by Nicola Griffith Jam - Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey Matthew - Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi Anna - The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing Vote for which we should read! Our “Long List” of Titles Meghan Women of the Fur Trade by Frances Koncan (Wikipedia) The Daughter of Doctor M

  • Episode 178 - Aliens, Extraterrestrials, and UFOs

    04/07/2023 Duration: 01h09min

    This episode we’re talking about non-fiction books about Aliens, Extraterrestrials, and UFOs! We discuss unexplained aerial phenomenon, owls, exobiology, and aliens wearing hats! 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…) Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction by David C. Catling The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens – and Ourselves by Arik Kershenbaum Death from the Skies! These Are the Ways the World Will End… by Philip Plait Death from the Skies! The Science Behind the End of the World… Search for the Unknown: Canada’s UFO Files and the Rise of Conspiracy Theory by Matthew Hayes Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life by Joalda Morancy, illustrated by Amy Grimes Picturing Extraterrestrials: Alien Images in

  • Episode 177 - Book Clubs

    20/06/2023 Duration: 55min

    This episode we’re talking about the concept of mass promotional book clubs! Whether it’s One City, One Read, Canada Reads, or Oprah’s book club, listen to us discuss if we read book club books, the celebrity book club we wish existed, and the idea of “the book club book.” 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 Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton A Million Little Pieces by James Frey The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu, translated by Douglas Carlton Abrams Links, Articles, and Things Oprah’s Book Club Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Reese's Book Club Buffs One Read Rams Read Canada Reads One City One Book One Book, One Vancouver | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons  Wanted: A Hitchhiker's Guide

  • Episode 176 - Fantasy

    06/06/2023 Duration: 01h02min

    This episode we’re talking about the genre of Fantasy! We discuss whether fantasy needs magic, clam powers, forklore, Tears of the Kingdom, worksonas, It’s Always My First Day at Wizard School, 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…) The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse Sing, Nightingale by Marie Hélène Poitras, translated by Rhonda Mullins A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune, narrated by Kirt Graves The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore Babel: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang The Chill by Scott Carson Nothing but Blackened

  • Episode 175 - Revisiting Genres

    16/05/2023 Duration: 53min

    This episode we’re talking about the very many genres we’ve read for the podcast…and which ones we’d read again! We discuss Jeff VanderMeer’s Zorro, Boat Fiction, We Have Always Hosted The Podcast, Bubble Gum Fiction, Cheese-based Erotica, whether the 1980s count as Historical Fiction, 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 Old Episodes Episode 090 - Adventure Fiction Episode 106 - Alternative/Alternate History Episode 086 - American Gothic Episode 143 - Amish Romance Episode 160 - Biographical Fiction & Fictional Biographies Episode 069 - Bizarro Fiction Episode 094 - Chick Lit Romance Episode 151 - Classics Episode 053 - Comedic Science Fiction & Fantasy Episode 110 - Comedic/Humorous Fiction Episode 021 - Coming of Age Episode 147 - Contemporary Fantasy Episode 007 - Cozy Mysteries Episod

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