From time to time we will feature interesting books that people suggest. Today is one of those days. We have a couple of titles that are right from the 818.602 section of the library. This is often a favorite place to find lots of fun for the person who is kind of bored or just not that interested in anything “literary.” Here are a few that recently caught our attention.
How to Poo at Work
Mats and Enzo
How to Sharpen Pencils
A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening
Both of these books are fine for any library collection. Both are exactly what the titles say. The pencil book has some cool endorsements from journalism and literature and I cracked up at the complexity of artisanal pencil sharpening. A foreword by John Hodgman also makes the book worth a look. Maybe artisanal pencil sharpening is the next big thing.
The poo book is really just a continuous poop joke. Don’t get me wrong, I always can get on board with a good poop joke, but this one is just okay. I think when you are writing humorous how to books, they need to be full of actual advice and suggestions. This book doesn’t really have the joke nearly as “sharp” as the Rees book. (See what I did there?)
So go forth and sharpen pencils and don’t flush your career away.
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