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Knock Knock Giveaway!

Who wants to win not one, not two, but THREE awesome prizes from Knock Knock? That’s right, folks, we’ve teamed up again with Knock Knock for a three-prize giveaway for National Library Week. You can win a Personal Library Kit, pictured left, as well as a Reading Rumpus and a bookmark pad of your choice, such as those pictured below.

Simply comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to win. Three winners will be chosen at random by our trusty WordPress contest plug-in. One entry per person, please. Knock Knock has also asked us to limit winners to U.S. residents. The contest closes at midnight (12:00am EST) on Saturday, April 19, 2014, which is the last day of National Library Week.

But wait, there’s more! Awful Library Books readers will receive 25% off the Personal Library Kit by entering the code AWFUL at checkout. This is a one-time use code that ends on April 20, 2014.

Update: This contest is now closed. Winners will be notified the week of 4/21/2014!

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Best of the Worst 2013 Part 2

We had lots of candidates for our top contenders. The trick is narrowing down some of these choices. Both Holly and I agreed that the book that helped you make your mind so strong that you could actually increase the size of your breasts had to be included. Because if you get super mind power, the first thing you should do is increase your bra size.

Full post here: Think BIG BREASTS!

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The Best of the Worst in 2013

Long time readers of our site will know that at the end of the year, it is a law of the Internet that we take a moment to reflect on some of the fine choices we have featured on Awful Library Books. Every year Holly and I debate the choices and it ends up being a negotiation that is best served by copious amounts of booze and cookies. This year we decided to try something different and award some categories. All are worthy entries for a highlights list, but some of these titles just bring something special to the table.

Our first award is for Best Children’s Book.  There were many contenders this year. One of my favorite posts is Michigan, My Michigan. Most public librarians have to deal with difficult patrons and situations, and this one rears its head every year as the kids trudge in to do the annual Michigan report. Holly had a couple of favorites in A Bedtime Story with a Nice Side of Guilt and the Serial Killer Training Manual.  Worthy Choices. I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention our perennial favorite author Doris Sanford and her stable of weird books about being obnoxious, kids dying, drinking mothers and step families. She should really have her own category. However, we had two particular books that stood out for being so wrong and horrible that it has to be a tie.

Maggie Goes on A Diet and Alfie’s Home are the winners in Best (Worst) Children’s Book.


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