Newsletter of the Association of Library and Information Science Students (ALISS)




 title of the newsletter: The Silverfish


March 2004

Vol VIII Issue III

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Judging A Book By Its Cover

By Jenine Lillian, MLIS Day
While working as circulation staff in the King County Library System, I began noticing weird and wacky books lurking in the bins. I started making a list every month and posted them in the staff bathroom. At first, people thought these were fake books, but they are real—I couldn’t make this stuff up! The ever-growing list of strange titles appears as a monthly top 10 each month in Silverfish, so check them out! If you find weird books in your travels, send them to and they just might make it on the top 10.


The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 33 Ways To Cook Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin (By the author of “The Compleat Cochroach”)

OMYT (by Espy) Omak Me Yours Tonight Or Ilwaco Million Miles For One Of Your Smiles (wordplay with Washington towns)

Dueling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzles

The Action Hero's Handbook: How To Catch A Great White Shark,

Perform the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, Track A Fugitive, and Dozens Of Other TV and Movie Skills

101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions (including "Dust Slippers for Cats" and "The Earring Safety Net")


How I Lost 5 Pounds In 6 Years

The Joy Of Funerals (a novel in stories)

The Sinister Pig

Sushi For Beginners (a novel)

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove













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