Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast

by Book Club for Masochists

Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 51
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
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 (51)

  • Episode 048 - What We've Been Reading Recently
    Episode 048 - What We've Been Reading Recently
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 59:03
    This episode we catch you up on what books and comics we’ve been reading and shows we’ve been watching. We discuss guitar-playing ghost talkers, being haunted by a goldfish, and Anna learns why she should never tell Matthew to “go for it” w... Read more →
    This episode we catch you up on what books and comics we’ve been reading and shows we’ve been watching. We discuss guitar-playing ghost talkers, being haunted by a goldfish, and Anna learns why she should never tell Matthew to “go for it” w... Read more →

  • Episode 047b - Terrible Stories by Matthew (you have been warned)
    Episode 047b - Terrible Stories by Matthew (you have been warned)
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 13:22
    In last week's episode (Episode 047 - Creative Writing/Books About Writing) Matthew threatened to read some of the fiction he'd written for exercises from Ursula K. LeGuin's Steering the Craft: A Twentieth-first Century Guide to Sailing the... Read more →
    In last week's episode (Episode 047 - Creative Writing/Books About Writing) Matthew threatened to read some of the fiction he'd written for exercises from Ursula K. LeGuin's Steering the Craft: A Twentieth-first Century Guide to Sailing the... Read more →

  • Episode 047 - Creative Writing/Books About Writing
    Episode 047 - Creative Writing/Books About Writing
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:00:53
    This month our genre is Creative Writing/Books About Writing! With real, live, award-winning authors! (Well, one anyway.) We discuss our own experiences with these sort of books, why people might read them, and whether hairstyles might affe... Read more →
    This month our genre is Creative Writing/Books About Writing! With real, live, award-winning authors! (Well, one anyway.) We discuss our own experiences with these sort of books, why people might read them, and whether hairstyles might affe... Read more →

  • Episode 046 - 2018 Reading Resolutions
    Episode 046 - 2018 Reading Resolutions
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:00:53
    This episode we look back on our Reading Resolutions from last year and discuss our plans for reading in 2018! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify (new!), o... Read more →
    This episode we look back on our Reading Resolutions from last year and discuss our plans for reading in 2018! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify (new!), o... Read more →

  • Episode 045 - Family Sagas
    Episode 045 - Family Sagas
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:01:05
    This episode we're reading Family Sagas! Do they have to be incredibly long? Do they have to be boring? Plus: We talk about diversity, reading books from earlier time periods, and we say farewell (for now) to a host. You can download the po... Read more →
    This episode we're reading Family Sagas! Do they have to be incredibly long? Do they have to be boring? Plus: We talk about diversity, reading books from earlier time periods, and we say farewell (for now) to a host. You can download the po... Read more →

  • Episode 044 - Best Books of 2017
    Episode 044 - Best Books of 2017
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 56:59
    It’s time for our Best of 2017 episode! We’ll talk about our favourite things we read for the podcast, our favourite things we read that weren’t for the podcast, and lots more! Please note, while many of the titles we recommend were publish... Read more →
    It’s time for our Best of 2017 episode! We’ll talk about our favourite things we read for the podcast, our favourite things we read that weren’t for the podcast, and lots more! Please note, while many of the titles we recommend were publish... Read more →

  • Episode 043 - Page to Screen (Books turned into movies and TV shows)
    Episode 043 - Page to Screen (Books turned into movies and TV shows)
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:12:34
    In this episode we chat about what happens when books go from page to screen in Adaptations! In the process we argue about lots of stuff (as usual) and you learn more than you ever wanted to know about manga sound effects! Plus: psychic sid... Read more →
    In this episode we chat about what happens when books go from page to screen in Adaptations! In the process we argue about lots of stuff (as usual) and you learn more than you ever wanted to know about manga sound effects! Plus: psychic sid... Read more →

  • Episode 042 - Childhood Favourites
    Episode 042 - Childhood Favourites
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:20:06
    We’re going back in time this episode as we talk about our Childhood Favourites! (Or childhood favorites for the Americans.) We talk about problematic faves, Matthew drones on about X-Men comics, and we can’t figure out a book we’ve all rea... Read more →
    We’re going back in time this episode as we talk about our Childhood Favourites! (Or childhood favorites for the Americans.) We talk about problematic faves, Matthew drones on about X-Men comics, and we can’t figure out a book we’ve all rea... Read more →

  • Episode 041 - Dystopian Fiction
    Episode 041 - Dystopian Fiction
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:20:35
    This episode, Dystopian Fiction! And some of us are considerably more excited about it than others. We talk about the difference between oppressive and consumerist dystopias, how things that were shocking or innovative in fiction in the pas... Read more →
    This episode, Dystopian Fiction! And some of us are considerably more excited about it than others. We talk about the difference between oppressive and consumerist dystopias, how things that were shocking or innovative in fiction in the pas... Read more →

  • Episode 040 - Precipitation in Video Games
    Episode 040 - Precipitation in Video Games
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:08:17
    In this weirdly chill episode, we talk about memoirs and track cycling and magical fantasy and female relationships and six-legged octopuses. Plus: The mystique of a book club in which you might actually read a book you enjoy. You can downl... Read more →
    In this weirdly chill episode, we talk about memoirs and track cycling and magical fantasy and female relationships and six-legged octopuses. Plus: The mystique of a book club in which you might actually read a book you enjoy. You can downl... Read more →

  • Episode 039 - Non-Fiction Travel
    Episode 039 - Non-Fiction Travel
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    Published: 17 Oct 2017 Duration: 54:07
    Pack your bags, because it’s time for our episode about non-fiction Travel books! We talk about haunted libraries, North Korea, Komodo dragons, and lightning farms. Plus: Technical difficulties! You can download the podcast directly, find i... Read more →
    Pack your bags, because it’s time for our episode about non-fiction Travel books! We talk about haunted libraries, North Korea, Komodo dragons, and lightning farms. Plus: Technical difficulties! You can download the podcast directly, find i... Read more →

  • Episode 038 - Halloween!
    Episode 038 - Halloween!
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    Published: 3 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:06:20
    It’s October which means it’s time for our Halloween episode! We talk about our favourite spooooooky movies, books, comics, video games, and more! Plus: Early Canadian history! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or g... Read more →
    It’s October which means it’s time for our Halloween episode! We talk about our favourite spooooooky movies, books, comics, video games, and more! Plus: Early Canadian history! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or g... Read more →

  • Episode 037 - Experimental Fiction
    Episode 037 - Experimental Fiction
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    Published: 19 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:05:50
    This episode we talk about Experimental Fiction and stumble all over our words and can’t pronounce anything right. We explore experimental comics, wonder at what point experimental fiction stops being experimental, and are amazed at how a b... Read more →
    This episode we talk about Experimental Fiction and stumble all over our words and can’t pronounce anything right. We explore experimental comics, wonder at what point experimental fiction stops being experimental, and are amazed at how a b... Read more →

  • Episode 036 - Favourite Podcasts
    Episode 036 - Favourite Podcasts
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    Published: 5 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:08:44
    This episode we talk about our favourite podcasts! Weightlifting, comics, poetry, wrestling, books, and more! Plus: Tales of living in the woods in Alaska, radio dramas, cosplay, and Belgian hip hop! You can download the podcast directly, f... Read more →
    This episode we talk about our favourite podcasts! Weightlifting, comics, poetry, wrestling, books, and more! Plus: Tales of living in the woods in Alaska, radio dramas, cosplay, and Belgian hip hop! You can download the podcast directly, f... Read more →

  • Episode 035 - Gardening (and plants!)
    Episode 035 - Gardening (and plants!)
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    Published: 15 Aug 2017 Duration: 59:16
    Gardens! Plants! Growing things! Can we do it? Probably not! But we read books about it anyway. We talk about houseplants we’ve killed, the appeal of beautiful pictures of plants, and failing to grow things. Plus: Another chance to enter ou... Read more →
    Gardens! Plants! Growing things! Can we do it? Probably not! But we read books about it anyway. We talk about houseplants we’ve killed, the appeal of beautiful pictures of plants, and failing to grow things. Plus: Another chance to enter ou... Read more →

  • Episode 034 - Reading Resolutions
    Episode 034 - Reading Resolutions
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    Published: 1 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:03:18
    We give an update on how our reading resolutions for the year are going, talk about recent reads (and watches) we’ve enjoyed, and briefly discuss San Diego Comic-Con. Plus: Enter our contest to win fabulous prizes! You can download the podc... Read more →
    We give an update on how our reading resolutions for the year are going, talk about recent reads (and watches) we’ve enjoyed, and briefly discuss San Diego Comic-Con. Plus: Enter our contest to win fabulous prizes! You can download the podc... Read more →

  • Episode 033 - Legal Thrillers
    Episode 033 - Legal Thrillers
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    Published: 18 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:06:20
    This episode we talk about Legal Thrillers! We discuss how much time lawyers should spend in the courtroom, if we’d prefer to read about a lawyer or a barista investigating a murder, and tariff laws and sci-fi/fantasy cultures. Plus: Tabula... Read more →
    This episode we talk about Legal Thrillers! We discuss how much time lawyers should spend in the courtroom, if we’d prefer to read about a lawyer or a barista investigating a murder, and tariff laws and sci-fi/fantasy cultures. Plus: Tabula... Read more →

  • Episode 032.5 - BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference
    Episode 032.5 - BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference
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    Published: 11 Jul 2017 Duration: 42:09
    Time for a special bonus episode (which apparently happen every sixteen episodes?) where we talk all about what we did at BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference. Plus: Reviews and previews of upcoming books ... Read more →
    Time for a special bonus episode (which apparently happen every sixteen episodes?) where we talk all about what we did at BookExpo America and the American Library Association Annual Conference. Plus: Reviews and previews of upcoming books ... Read more →

  • Episode 032 - Reading Fatigue and Reading Slumps
    Episode 032 - Reading Fatigue and Reading Slumps
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    Published: 4 Jul 2017 Duration: 41:09
    In this 40 minute (short!) episode we try to define reading slumps and reading fatigue, talk about reading as a job, extol the wonders and magic of giving up on books, and discuss choosing what to read next. Plus: Matthew finds a way to com... Read more →
    In this 40 minute (short!) episode we try to define reading slumps and reading fatigue, talk about reading as a job, extol the wonders and magic of giving up on books, and discuss choosing what to read next. Plus: Matthew finds a way to com... Read more →

  • Episode 031 - LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Non-Fiction
    Episode 031 - LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Non-Fiction
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    Published: 20 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:08:08
    Just in time for LGBT Pride Month, this episode has us discussing LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Non-Fiction books! We talk about queer Canadians, own voices, the importance of cultural context, and how this is our newest episode ever (in terms of publica... Read more →
    Just in time for LGBT Pride Month, this episode has us discussing LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Non-Fiction books! We talk about queer Canadians, own voices, the importance of cultural context, and how this is our newest episode ever (in terms of publica... Read more →

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