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Librarian’s Choice

This is Mary and Holly’s catch-all category. Here we feature posts about librarians and libraries as well as just some cool stuff we find. This also where you will find more serious discussions of collection management.

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ALB Best of the Worst 2014 – What Were They Thinking?

As we wrap up 2014, for our final list of the worst, we have some titles and cover art that have left us wondering what were these people thinking? I think that just about everything is represented here. We have a couple science fiction covers that will blow your mind, x-rated breads, and gay wrestling. I also included the Nuclear War Fun book as it was one of my favorites. Finally, our last selection is the Royal Knits book. Knitters, I think the skill is impressive, but why?

We look forward to another year of awfulness with all of you. 2014, we are glad you are done.

Peace, Love, and Libraries for 2015

Mary and Holly

Bread Sculpture (NSFW)
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ALB Best of the Worst 2014: Helpful Advice

Continuing part 2 of our 3 part series of the Best of the Worst 2014, we are addressing the world of advice.

Ladies, without ALB this year you wouldn’t know how to use your secret lady powers, survive a hostage situation or even dress yourself! And if that doesn’t work, pretend to be helpless so men can feel good about themselves.

For those of you considering a career change, check out some alternate careers in muskrats or how about pierogis?

Finally, when none of this works, get out a plate of delicious cookies and head straight to Hell.

Tomorrow is our final list of awful.

The Devil Makes You Fat

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ALB Best of the Worst 2014: Kids and Parents

To kick off our Worst of 2014 posts, we are focusing on those books that would be likely to “interest” kids and parents. Our friend Doris had a banner year on this site with quite a few selections. I think she will always be a permanent fixture in our hall of fame. For your convenience, Holly and I started a category called The Doris Hall of Infamy. I urge you to use caution with this category as too much Doris can warp your sense of reality. We also included Jennifer Jean, the Cross Eyed Queen in this line up. (I think this author must be friends with Doris.)

My favorite is the Saturday Morning Mind Control book with the premise that those cartoons like Care Bears, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Casper the friendly ghost are responsible for brainwashing children into a life of evil.

Finally, I had to include the Dolls From Hell book because they just creep me out.

Tomorrow: We will be featuring some of the worst advice found @yourlibrary.

Cartoon Mind Control
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