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Getting Kinky at Home

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Popular Mechanics
Home Kinks
Popular Mechanics, Inc
1946

Every now and then I will run across something interesting that just needs to be shared. In this case, it is a periodical that says Home Kinks on the cover. Inquiring minds absolutely need to know what kind of popular kinks are used at home.

I enjoyed this little gem from cover to cover. Does it belong in a public library? Nope. It does belong in an archive and hopefully digitized for future consumption. For now, enjoy this and don’t miss some of the pamphlets and books available for only a couple of dollars.

Mary

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Boots and Forceps

Boots and Forceps coverBoots and Forceps
Price
1973

Submitter: Would you have guessed this came out in 1973?

Holly: I had to look this one up. There’s a book review that makes it sound quite nice! Anecdotes from a country vet, maybe like James Herriot’s books. The stories seem to be quite old, though, since the book reviewer mentions the Dust Bowl and cavalry horses. I would not have guessed 1973, but much older. If it still circulates where you live, there’s nothing really wrong with it, but if interest has waned, you can probably clear up some shelf space by weeding this one.

 

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Poultry in the Pulpit

poultry in the pulpit cover imagePoultry in the Pulpit: Further Revelations of the Vet in the Vestry
Cameron
1988

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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