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Not Really Awful

When we find something that really isn’t that awful but so awesome we had to share.

Poultry in the Pulpit

poultry in the pulpit cover imagePoultry in the Pulpit: Further Revelations of the Vet in the Vestry

Submitter: Not sure what to make of this from the cover.

Holly: This is the memoir of a veterinarian who became a minister. Here’s the Publishers Weekly review. It also got good reviews on GoodReads. The title is catchy and the cover is odd enough to get people to take a look. It seems like a pretty good choice for Christian-centric, rural communities. The Vet in the Vestry was Cameron’s first book, and this one continues his story with more on the ministerial part of his life. It may have appeal to James Herriot readers. I’m calling this one odd enough to be interesting, but old enough to be weed-able if it no longer circulates.


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Baby Do My Banking

Baby Do My Banking - coverBaby Do My Banking
Baby Be Of Use

Yes, this is a humor book. And it’s funny! It is a board book that suggests that Baby should take over the family’s finances. Open a new account! Apply for a home equity loan! And a penny for baby’s trouble. Baby didn’t have anything better to do, after all.

This is weird, for sure, but cute that it’s a board book as if it’s really “for” a baby. What will they think of next?


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Smash the Patriarchy with Crafts

Crafting with feminism cover

Crafting with Feminism

From time to time, Holly and I will run into a an item that just has us cracking up, and we want to share. You might remember the What would Jesus Craft book from a while back, or perhaps these books.  Remember that awfulness is in the eye of the beholder.

Since one of my collection responsibilities is craft books, I couldn’t wait to share this with everyone. This book had me laughing and and reaching for crafts supplies. Given that we just had the Women’s March last weekend, I thought you all would appreciate this post.

Lots of awesome projects that actually look reasonably easy to do. I featured a couple of samples crafts below. You will love projects like the uterus body pillow, feminist hero finger puppets and the male chauvinist tears coffee mug. So break out your inner craft goddess and get crafting.



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