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Vol VII Issue VI

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Judging A Book By Its Cover

By Jenine Lillian
Since we’ll all have a break from our academic reading, I thought I’d dedicate this Top 10 list of weird and wacky titles to the pursuits of Non-Fiction. There should be a little something for everyone—the trick will be choosing which one to devour during your vacation! If you find weird books in your travels, send them to Jenine Lillian and they just might make it on the top 10.

Blackbelt in Blackjack: Playing 21 As A Martial Art (for those of you heading to Vegas)

The Basement Bugger’s Bible: The Professional’s Guide to Creating, Building and Planting Custom Bugs and Wiretaps (hey, it’s in the public catalog, so whatever trouble you’re getting into has certainly been considered during collection development)

How to Cope With Dangerous Sea Life (for those of you going to Hawaii)

Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs and More: 1001 Ingenious Ways to Use Common Household Items to Repair, Restore, Revive Or Replace Just About Everything In Your Life (for those of us staying indoors)

Chocolate Therapy: Dare To Discover Your Inner Center (complete with the bonus analysis of how you feel about sex based on what you do with the wrapper)

The Gallery of Regrettable Food: Highlights From Classic American Recipe Books (for those of you in charge of cooking the big meal)

Sand In My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write From the Road (well, anyway…)

The Field Guide to White People (sort of like a bird watching guide—comes in handy when traveling)

Witch Crafts: 101 Projects for Creative Pagans (who says Martha Stewart and Solstice don’t mix?!)

Why Your Life Sucks and What You Can Do About It (for those introspective holiday moments)

Honorary Video Title
Dreamhouse Nightmare: Your Home Construction Survival Guide “Approved By the Home Remodeling Survivor’s Support Group” (for those of you who view vacations as primarily home improvement sessions and can’t lift a book by the end of the day because all of your upper arm muscles have given up the good fight).