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Most Fridays we feature a fiction title that is usually anything pulp, odd covers, odd titles and anything else worth discussing! These are NOT necessarily awful.

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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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The Great Computer Dating Caper

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The Great Computer Dating Caper
Bethancourt
1984

Eddie and Jody need to get some cash together so Eddie’s dad can pursue development of his invention. So the boys create a dating service that is geared to the fat, lonely and shy girls. (Jody calls them “dogs”.) The boys themselves are the dates and Eddie starts to think maybe they are taking advantage of some of the girls. They actually are nice and sweet and somewhat vulnerable. One of the dads gets wind of this “service” and busts it publicly as a “teen sex ring”. But it’s all good in the end, since they get enough money together and the girls actually DID get dates as promised. (I guess we can just overlook that “dating a dog” concept.)

Mary

 

More computer and love problems:

Love on the computer

Computer Fun

Games People Play

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Fabulous Five!

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Katie’s Dating Tips
Fabulous Five
Haynes
1989

 

Katie thinks her Mom needs a boyfriend, so she embarks on a subtle campaign to get one of the cool teachers at Wakeman Jr. H.S. to get cozy with her mom. Unfortunately, Mom doesn’t go for her choice of cool Mr. Newkirk, but instead she likes the weird science teacher, Mr. Dracovitch (aka “Dracula”). Mom and Dracula hit it off and Katie is mortified. However, it turns out Dracula isn’t too bad and Mom is happy. Everyone wins. Fabulous Five series was a spinoff from her other Taffy Sinclair series. (We featured a Taffy book here.) I know many of my library cohorts loved Haynes’ books. I doubt that the tweens today want her stuff now. (It probably has Mom smell.) Maybe we could shift her books to the Adult section for those people wanting a sentimental experience.

Enjoy!

Mary

More Fiction for the kids:

AIDS in the End Zone

Summer Lovin’

Love on the computer

Teen  Furries

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