True confessions: I played trombone in high school. My dad was a band director, and my sisters and I all played instruments. They chose flute and clarinet, so of course I had to choose the most obnoxious thing I could think of. (I chose drums and was told “absolutely not”…so I married a drummer instead.) So, as the resident trombonist here at ALB, I feel qualified to comment on this book.
The Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 Magical Herbs, Spells, Witchy Rituals
Submitter: I’m sure there’s a place for this in a public library and my library has a few more books on the Wiccan/Wicca lifestyle. I can honestly say I have no idea how to apply any of the suggestions in the book and am too afraid to ask anyone. I’m sure there is no harm in trying to follow the suggestions in the book with no knowledge right?
Holly: What could possibly go wrong? Look, I have no issue with books about Wicca or Wiccan practices in libraries. This was even reviewed as being “well-suited for beginners or those only interested in basic kitchen witchery.” However, it either has a weird design or someone spilled something on every page.
Sculpture With Simple Materials Sunset Books Dawson and Dawson 1966 Evidently, someone thought this book was so important that they sent it to the bindery at one point. It was one of those Sunset books that is an inexpensive publication
Esquire Cartoon Album 25th Anniversary Volume Esquire, Inc 1957 Submitter: [Longer submission abridged by Holly.] I’m a cartoon/comic strip history buff. This means, of course, that I’m always checking out the selection in 741.5 at any Dewey-cataloging library. So I am the
Creative Photocopying: Using the photocopier for crafts, design, and interior decoration Walton 1997 Submitter: The copyright on this delightful gem is 1997. We are a small to medium public library in a suburban area. Came across this book that hasn’t
The Complete Book of Ballroom Dancing Stephenson & Iaccarino 1980 Some topics just don’t lend themselves well to book learning. Ballroom dancing is one of them. Before video and the Internet were readily available, this book was just fine,
The World of Clowns Bishop 1976 Submitter: Yes, the history of clowning in one scary volume, including bad oil paintings! Holly: I know Mary has a thing about clowns, the poor dear, but clown books aren’t inherently awful. That said,
An Introduction to Graphic Design Bridgewater 1987 Submitter: When I need to understand graphic design, I always look for books from 1987! Learning how to use an exacto knife to carefully cut out text or pictures, or how to use a