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Dating Tips for Teens

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Love and Dating
Eager
1994

This book looked older than 1994. I would have sworn late 1980s, tops. The advice is not that bad and mostly common sense stuff. The illustrations are awful and that alone would make it weedable, in my opinion. (I can just imagine my teen patrons rolling eyes at this one.)

Ladies, I encourage you to take a look at how to rate with guys. Obviously, we need to all examine our “ladylike” behavior. (The book doesn’t give us details on what that behavior might mean.)

Mary

More Teen Love:

Teen Sex or Teen Dating?

Say Yes to No

Taking all the fun out of sex

Teen Feelings

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Aerospace Nurse: Friday Fiction

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Aerospace Nurse
McDonnell
1966

If you are long time readers of this site, you know that I dig my nurse romance books. I think I read every single one published from the early 1960s-1970’s.  If it weren’t for disgusting bodily fluids, maybe I would be a nurse today. Oh wait a minute, I’m a librarian, so of course I have to deal with disgusting bodily fluids…

This time we have a totally cool job in nursing with the Navy. She is in charge of keeping all sorts of astronauts healthy. It also doesn’t hurt that they are also super good looking. Of course her dreams come true and she finds herself attracted to Chris Marshall who just happens to be a flight surgeon. Should she think about marriage and give up her goals? I think we all know the answer.

Mary

More Modern Love:

He Married a Doctor!

I’m a nurse, not a woman

Prison Nurse

Night Club Nurse

 

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Anna Day and the O-ring

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Anna Day and the O-ring
Wickens
1994

Submitter: This book was recently weeded from a public library. Published in 1994 by Alyson Wonderland, the plot makes mention of a missing O-ring and the mild annoyance it causes. However, we first get a description of a sleepover with a best friend and the steps to take before going for a walk. What is an O-ring? Why is it in the title of the book? Who is Anna Day? Why is this story at all interesting for a child?

Holly: Alyson Wonderland was the first publisher of LGBT literature. Based on the pictures in the story, maybe Anna has two moms, but that’s not part of the story line. The story line is just that they went for a walk, then tried to put up a tent and it was missing an o-ring. I have no clue what an o-ring is, and children won’t either. Apparently it is so funny that the tent has a missing o-ring (apparently Anna was sitting on it) that Anna tells her friends at a school and re-tells the story every day during their walk. This kid needs to work on her sense of humor. Put a whoopee cushion under her next time. Now that’s funny.

More Weird Children’s Books:

Chilly Billy

End of the World – for Kids

Dougal the Drunk Bear

Lee the Rabbit with Epilepsy

Moe Q. McGlutch

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