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A collection of “Awful books”
July 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm #76250
I kid thee NOT
NOT sure if there is any significance to the fact that MOST of the books listed on this website are from the 70’s
Welcome to Awfullibrarybooks.wordpress.com! Librarians, bibliophiles and lovers of nostalgia are all welcome here.
This site is a collection of public library holdings that we find amusing and maybe questionable for public libraries trying to maintain a current and relevant collection. Contained in this site are actual library holdings. No libraries are specifically mentioned to protect our submitters who might disagree with a particular collection policy. (A good librarian would probably be able to track down the holding libraries without too much trouble anyway…)
Your “awful” librarians for this site are Mary and Holly. We are public librarians in a medium sized public library in Michigan and the opinions expressed are totally our own. We do tend to articulate our particular library’s collection objectives when making comments. Our criteria for inclusion of titles are simply anything that amuses us. None of the books presented are particularly awful (okay, maybe some are). These books are just odd, outdated or maybe should be reconsidered under a current interpretation of collection policies. In no way should the opinions of Mary and Holly be interpreted as a standard for every library. We just want to have a few chuckles and talk about library collections.
July 22, 2009 at 5:47 pm #76258
Absolutely hilarious, Henry!
I remember seeing the woman who wrote THE TOTAL WOMAN on a talk show once back in the ’70s. What were we thinking back then? What was with the bell-bottoms and side-burns? I think I burnt all my photos from back then. At least I hope I did… I know my wife threw away all my clothes from then. Even the powder blue leisure suit with the white plastic belt.
July 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm #76256
I LOVE IT! That is so great.
I went and looked at the older posts. Re “Light and Vision”, I have that light meter…. well, a slightly newer one. That’s a Weston Master IV. I have a Weston Master V. Still works great.
Re “Moving Through Pregnancy” (1975), the cited page is wonderful: “With all due respect for the liberation of women, someone has to clean the house and do all kinds of boring chores.” OMG I lived through that. For young women today who don’t know what it was like, that book should stay on the shelves.
August 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm #76254
Oh yeah. I think I still have a picture of me in it. The “Full Cleveland” look.
August 7, 2009 at 9:15 am #76252
I was a resident of California during the “Leisure suit era”, can remember having at least 2 of them one them was the powder blue with the white belt and the other one was PINK. Of course they were both 100 percent polyester
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