How to Have Fun with Macrame
Submitter: Attached are scans of a 1974 macrame book that is still in circulation. People do actually check it out. I think because we have no up to date books on the subject. The colors remind me of a pair of polyester pants I had when I was ten years old. They had fish on them. Oh, the colorful memories.
Holly: You have no up to date books on the subject because there aren’t any! This is cataloged as a children’s book. Why on earth would a public library hang on to a craft book that is 36 years old? If (and it’s a very big if…) macrame is making a come back, buy a new book on the topic. The people in these drawings are wearing bell bottoms and smocks, for pete’s sake!
Woman in the Woods
Submitter: While I am not a librarian, I do think I’m qualified as a historian to declare this book a rather wondrous find!
Holly: While maybe the information is still valid, who is going to get past the premise of “hey girls, you too can like the outdoors”? I can already feel women everywhere cringing! Please, please, please: weed this if it is on your shelves.
The only reason this is a candidate for Awful Library Books is the description on the front flap. There is one sentence that raises a flag: “If even only a fraction of these reports are accurate the fact remains, alien animals exist.”
Really? It’s a fact, then? Awesome!
Thank you, anonymous submitter.