Hoarding is not collection development
Making a Collection Count

Living the Good Life

This category covers everything like sports,gardening, entertaining and arts. Think of this as a glorified 700s collection.

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Writers Voices

Writers’ Voices series

Submitter: Look what gems we found in our collection; dusty, middle chapters from lots of books! They are a series of middle chapters of stories meant especially to be used by literacy volunteers. There is a blurb about the author in them and reading comprehension questions; sometimes even a map of countries or places mentioned in the reading. They’re thorough and well meaning teasers that have never been checked out from our stacks. These have been unused and stacked in the back of our collection for many moons.  Twenty seven cliff hangers in the weeding.

Holly: They look kind of cool, so they’re not awful library books in and of themselves. As Submitter points out, though, they’ve been unused and taking up space for a while. THAT makes them ALB’s. Maybe a local literacy council would like them.  I don’t really get the middle chapter part, though. Why wouldn’t they give you the first couple of chapters to suck you in and make you want to read the rest? If you just grab a few chapters from the middle of the book, you’re missing all kinds of context. That makes for confusion and frustration – not reading comprehension!

Homeowner’s Survival Kit

The Homeowner’s Survival Kit: How to Beat the High Cost of Owning and Operating Your Home

Submitter: The cover of this book was dirty, real dirty. It’s what caught my eye on the shelf. Reading through it, you can see how out of date the data is. Some of the costs are way off of from today. How useful is that? I wish my vacuum would last 18 years, as this book suggests. My Dyson died after just 6.

Holly: The topics listed on the bottom of the cover are a dead giveaway on how out of date the info will be. Property taxes and mortgage payments, utility bills, telephone charges…all are important for homeowners to know about, and all are very dependent on current data for accuracy.

More Homeowner’s Delights:

Total Home Security

Futuristic Home Decor

Living in a Van, Down By the River

Real Estate: As Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar

Tax Strategies of Yesteryear

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Bewitching Languor

Fascinating Womanhood

Are you unhappy in your marriage? Perhaps it is because you haven’t seen it through the eyes of your man. Become a fascinating woman by putting your man’s needs first.  By paying attention and reacting properly to your husband, you can become a fascinating woman and exude femininity. Essentially, this is all about shutting up and letting the man be a man. (Cuz, they can’t if you are too busy harping on them.)

We first posted this back on ALB a long time ago. I came across it in our donation pile and felt we needed a re-do.  Since it was a while back,  I think there are enough of you ladies out there that need a refresher on your lady skills. You can read the original post here.

I’ll be in the back working on my “bewitching languor”.


More Lady Advice:

How to be Attractive

Ask a Man

Your Secret Powers as a Woman

Obey Your Man and God will Love You More

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