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Friday Fiction

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.

The Librarian’s Secret Scandal

The Librarian’s Secret Scandal
Morey
2010

Bad girl turns responsible librarian!  Lily is flirting with danger and now Sheriff Wes Colton is getting involved. Gossip is everywhere.  Just so you know, I just purchased (at retail!) this myself and will donate it to the library after I am done savoring all the “good parts”.  I wish the cover art had more “library” to it, but at least our heroine on the cover is not wearing glasses or has her hair in a bun.  I love the description of “earthy beauty”.

Hope all you bad girl librarians run out and request a copy asap!

Mary

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Naughty Librarian

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Bliss
2010

My oh my! I am dying to know what the librarian “did”!  What shame is she hiding?  Extending computer time to rogue patrons? Did she forget a subfield delimiter? Bun too tight? I am sure the crimes are horrible, like that awful blouse she is wearing.  Good thing that Bad Boy Devin is there “checking her out”.  Good thing for Rachel, after a hard day answering reference questions, un-jamming printers, tossing out crazies, and removing God-knows-what from the book drop, she is probably ready for some hot steamy romance.

Enjoy!

Mary

 

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Pam’s Hot Tub

Pam’s Hot Tub
Basic Reader Series
Mayr and Allen
1981

Submitter: Our public library just completed its Summer Weeding Club.  We created a “hall of shame” on which we posted the best of the worst, and voted to select the worst of the worst.  Pam’s Hot Tub won by a mile.   Number 8 in the Northwest Co-operative Labs’ Basic Reader Series, the twelve-page booklet tells the cautionary tale of the consequences of eating too many hot dogs before taking a dip in the Jacuzzi.  Written by Ann Morton and illustrated with Thurber-esque simplicity by Teresa Allen, 1981.

Holly: Wow, sounds absolutely titillating!  And that cover – they spared no expense for an illustrator, did they?  This looks horrible, and the story sounds really dumb.  I thought “basic readers” were supposed to be a high-interest, low-vocabulary type of thing for adults learning to read.  Thank goodness there are better literacy materials available these days!