Hoarding is not collection development

Mary Kelly

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Your Friday Funny: Nuclear War Fun Book

The Nuclear War Fun Book
Langer and Thomas

Didn’t have any cool fiction to share this week, but I did find this in my pile of weird books. I really didn’t expect to find this book still hanging around in a library, but I was wrong. WorldCat has a bunch of holdings and many are in public libraries. This humor book is certainly a product of the time. I was of the generation that hid under school desks in order to avoid The Bomb. This cracks me up. After you survive the atomic bomb from this book, you can get all your post nuclear holocaust activities and fun in this one.

It’s a blast!


More nuclear fun:

The End of The World

The Upside of Nuclear War

Russian Phrase Book

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How to be pretty in 1974

All You Need to Know About Health & Beauty
Marshall Cavendish Publications Ltd.

Another relic from the 1970s. You can be beautiful with all these helpful beauty and fashion tips. There are even recipes to help you stay beautiful and healthy!

I know I would have wanted to borrow this book as a teen in the olden days. I can’t see too many young people gravitating to this title considering their mother or grandmother was the target market.

Note the lovely “shag” haircut of the early 70s (aka Carol Brady hair) and how the advice seems to be limited for women beyond 30. Evidently “older” women fade into nothingness or are beyond repair.

I did love the blue eye shadow and thin eyebrows back in the day. Ah, youth.


More beauty from yesteryear:

Modern Style for a Modern Girl

Beauty Tips from Pam Ewing

Robot Beauty

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Spanking vs Doctor Appointment

I’d Rather Get a Spanking Than Go To the Doctor

This title isn’t at all creepy.

Thanks to an alert Twitter follower, I was referred to this title and couldn’t wait to see if someone had it locally. I was not disappointed!

The premise is that a little girl is told she has to go to the doctor for some shots. The girl then lists all the things she would rather do instead including cleaning her room and even getting a spanking. She ends up at doctor’s office and getting her shots. The book never does talk about what actually is involved in getting a shot and the illustrations don’t help explain either.

I understand the point, but the execution is not that great. The book is also stained (God, I hope it is coffee!)  I say weed it and get something newer.



More medical books for the kids:

Doctor Stuff

The Doctor is In

This Won’t Hurt a Bit

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