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 009 - Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Books
    Episode 009 - Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Books
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    Published: 19 Jul 2016 Duration: 01:06:28
    In our ongoing quest to become better librarians by reading every genre (regardless of our actual interest) we tackle Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Books.   This episode we're looking at another thematic genre/non-genre, so join... Read more →
    In our ongoing quest to become better librarians by reading every genre (regardless of our actual interest) we tackle Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Books.   This episode we're looking at another thematic genre/non-genre, so join... 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 017 - Metafiction
    Episode 017 - Metafiction
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    Published: 15 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:09:43
    In this very “insider-baseball” episode we discuss Metafiction! What is it? Who is it for? Why should you read it? Plus: Children’s books that help kids figure out what’s real and what isn’t, comic books with a lot of bondage, and marginali... Read more →
    In this very “insider-baseball” episode we discuss Metafiction! What is it? Who is it for? Why should you read it? Plus: Children’s books that help kids figure out what’s real and what isn’t, comic books with a lot of bondage, and marginali... Read more →

  • Episode 013 - Spies and Espionage
    Episode 013 - Spies and Espionage
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    Published: 20 Sep 2016 Duration: 01:08:49
    This episode we take on books about Spies and Espionage, which meant extra painful reading for Anna. We tackle topics like how to pronounce John Le Carré’s name, if the Cold War is necessary for the spy-espionage genre, how to use Novelist ... Read more →
    This episode we take on books about Spies and Espionage, which meant extra painful reading for Anna. We tackle topics like how to pronounce John Le Carré’s name, if the Cold War is necessary for the spy-espionage genre, how to use Novelist ... 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 011 - Religious Fiction
    Episode 011 - Religious Fiction
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    Published: 16 Aug 2016 Duration: 01:48:14
    Our genre this month (Religious Fiction) demands we take a look at what makes a book count as "religious fiction" (instead of just fiction about religion). Plus in our one hour and 48 minute episode, Meghan reads too many books (as usual), ... Read more →
    Our genre this month (Religious Fiction) demands we take a look at what makes a book count as "religious fiction" (instead of just fiction about religion). Plus in our one hour and 48 minute episode, Meghan reads too many books (as usual), ... 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 015 - Self Help
    Episode 015 - Self Help
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    Published: 18 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:03:28
    This episode we take on the genre of Self Help, and are decidedly unenthused. We talk about reading what was on our parents' book shelves, books filled with terrible advice, and the fact that even if the advice in a book is good we're proba... Read more →
    This episode we take on the genre of Self Help, and are decidedly unenthused. We talk about reading what was on our parents' book shelves, books filled with terrible advice, and the fact that even if the advice in a book is good we're proba... 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 010 - Space Opera
    Episode 010 - Space Opera
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    Published: 2 Aug 2016 Duration: 01:53:02
    In this episode we discuss Space Opera and all the endless tangents. This is a LONG conversation (we almost split it in two, but we’re trying to catch up episodes to our current reading topic). We talk about losing our solid footing on genr... Read more →
    In this episode we discuss Space Opera and all the endless tangents. This is a LONG conversation (we almost split it in two, but we’re trying to catch up episodes to our current reading topic). We talk about losing our solid footing on genr... Read more →

  • Episode 018 - Philosophy
    Episode 018 - Philosophy
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    Published: 6 Dec 2016 Duration: 01:01:32
    In the newest episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Philosophy books! Who are we? Why are we here? Why do we podcast? Plus: Dead white men we find boring, Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers, a... Read more →
    In the newest episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Philosophy books! Who are we? Why are we here? Why do we podcast? Plus: Dead white men we find boring, Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers, a... Read more →

  • Book Club for Masochists - Episode 002 - Gothic Literature
    Book Club for Masochists - Episode 002 - Gothic Literature
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    Published: 5 Apr 2016 Duration: 54:41
    In a podcast where we set out to read every genre (regardless of our actual interest) our second episode features: Gothic Literature. Listen to hosts Anna Ferri, Meghan Whyte, Amanda Wanner, and Matthew Murray discuss dread, castles, fear ... Read more →
    In a podcast where we set out to read every genre (regardless of our actual interest) our second episode features: Gothic Literature. Listen to hosts Anna Ferri, Meghan Whyte, Amanda Wanner, and Matthew Murray discuss dread, castles, fear ... Read more →

  • Episode 014 - Historical Fantasy
    Episode 014 - Historical Fantasy
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    Published: 4 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:17:42
    This episode we tackle a fantasy genre for the first time and once again ponder the question “How much history do you really want in your historical [genre]?” We encounter a lot of ghosts and westerns, but not nearly enough luchadores, wond... Read more →
    This episode we tackle a fantasy genre for the first time and once again ponder the question “How much history do you really want in your historical [genre]?” We encounter a lot of ghosts and westerns, but not nearly enough luchadores, wond... 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 029 - Westerns
    Episode 029 - Westerns
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    Published: 16 May 2017 Duration: 01:09:47
    Yee-haw! Episode 29 has us reading Westerns! We discuss whether Westerns need cowboys, if stories featuring Mounties count as Westerns (maybe?), the idea of black hats and white hats, and Mr. Coffee Nerves! Plus: Matthew shows his ignorance... Read more →
    Yee-haw! Episode 29 has us reading Westerns! We discuss whether Westerns need cowboys, if stories featuring Mounties count as Westerns (maybe?), the idea of black hats and white hats, and Mr. Coffee Nerves! Plus: Matthew shows his ignorance... Read more →

  • Episode 019 - Weird Fiction
    Episode 019 - Weird Fiction
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    Published: 20 Dec 2016 Duration: 01:24:31
    In this 1 hour and 25 minute episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Weird and New Weird Fiction! We have a few audio problems this time out (blame Matthew), but we don’t let that stop us discu... Read more →
    In this 1 hour and 25 minute episode of our podcast/never-ending quest to become better library staff we talk about Weird and New Weird Fiction! We have a few audio problems this time out (blame Matthew), but we don’t let that stop us discu... 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 →

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