Book Club for Masochists: a Readers’ Advisory Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 053 - Comedic Science Fiction & Fantasy
7 days ago
Our genre this episode is Comedic Science Fiction & Fantasy. We talk about anachronisms, comedy in sci fi/fantasy and sci fi/fantasy in comedy, "laugh out loud" funny vs. "clever" funny, and more! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | RJ Edwards Books We Read This Month Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North Choose Your Own Adventure (Wikipedia article) Nintendo Adventure Books Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede The cover with the ice cream Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja Scary Go Round by John Allison The webcomic The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex His tweet that was mentioned Debbie Reese's commentary posts Hark, Episode 165: Beats and Bimuelos - RJ’s podcast about holiday music where they discuss a song from Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Terminal Alliance: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse by Jim C. Hines Monster by A. Lee Martinez The Rook by Daniel O'Malley Other Media and Authors We Mention Terry Pratchett Discworld Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Jasper Fforde The Eyre Affair Christopher Moore Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five Piers Anthony “Themes of Pedophilia in the Works of Piers Anthony” on LitReactor Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente Lois McMaster Bujold Bad Machinery by John Allison Giant Days by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Lissa Treiman The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson The Cold Cereal Saga by Adam Rex Soulless by Gail Carriger Links, Articles, and Things Cyberpunk derivatives “Clockpunk portrays Renaissance-era science and technology based on pre-modern designs” Zip-A-Tone/Screen Tone Episode 6, Books in Translation - For more on reading War and Peace The Magical Bureaucracies with the Most Paperwork Questions How much comedy do you like in your science fiction or fantasy? Announcements Anna and Matthew will be at ALA in New Orleans. Come say “Hi!” Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, June 5th when we’ll be talking about how (and why) we started working in libraries! Then come back on Tuesday, June 19th when we’ll be talking about Military Non-Fiction!