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So Many Me’s

So Many Me’s

Submitter: Apostrophes don’t make plurals. (Apostrophe’s don’t make plural’s?) Perhaps the scariest part is that not only did this get published, we’ve had
2 copies in our Early Reader collection for 12 years! Yikes.

Holly: One of my pet peeves is definitely the apostrophe/plural thing! I guess “So Many Mes” would look weird, though. Not sure how to fix this one!

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Friday Fiction: Stranger on the Beach


Stranger on the Beach

Yet another example of the tired “guy is a jerk until the right woman comes along” trope for your consideration. You can almost predict the meet (not) cute and the impending “romance”. You know, cuz girls secretly like the jerky, moody types. (Isn’t misogyny cute?)

Anyway, our gal Anna has taken up residence in a friend’s seaside cottage when she wanders into the ever so moody Roc Farrant. (Honestly, the name should have been a solid warning.) He is a jerk, but that’s okay. He just needs the right woman to understand his deep, artistic soul.

I think I threw up in my mouth.


More romance for the girl with no self-worth or identity:

Another Romance in the Stacks (By the same author!)

Brittle Bondage

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Netting Your Ancestors

Netting Your Ancestors: Genealogical Research on the Internet

Submitter: It is disconcerting to find a book on Internet research published in 1997 in the library. I was very curious about what was on the Internet in 1997! Mostly, it’s about using email. Attached are pictures of some inner pages. A link to an AOL page is listed as the only available genealogy listserv. This book should have been discarded long ago.

Holly: This was one of the genealogy books by one of the genealogy authors in 1997. Cyndi Howells, the author, would probably agree that the information in this edition is very outdated. Genealogists depend on Internet sources more and more. The amount of useful genealogy information online has probably quadrupled or more since 1997! It’s a whole new world, people. Now, let me tell you about my mom’s cousin’s ex-husband’s grandma…

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