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




 title of the newsletter: The Silverfish


June 2004

Vol VIII Issue V

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Judging A Book By Its Cover

Twice the fun for the Last Issue!

By Jenine Lillian, MLIS Day
Ah, it’s that time again…time for Summer Reading Lists to start bombarding us with all the titles we should add to our “To Do” lists. Granted, we haven’t in all honesty made it through the titles from last year’s suggestions. Or even managed to peek at those we’ve jotted down in the margins of our class notes and on napkins or stray bits of paper we had handy at the moment when someone said the nearly dreaded phrase, “You have to read this book!” So, in keeping with this long-standing tradition of well intentioned information overload, I present the following list for you to ponder in this, the last Silverfish issue of the 2003-2004 school year. Enjoy your summer and rediscover “leisure reading” while you’ve got the chance!


Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

The Room-Mating Season

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Cat On A Hottie’s Tin Roof

Sellevision (a novel)

Single Wife

The Dead Wives Society

Coffee and Kung Fu

Young Men On Fire

Expecting...And In Danger

The oldest living married virgin

To say nothing of the dog: or how we found the bishop's bird stump at last


Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

The Ethical Slut

The Mammoth Book of Maneaters

Chicken Tractor

Problem Child or Quirky Kid?

Blue Genes and Polyester Pants

Screams of Reason: Mad Science in Modern Culture

Why the Watermelon Won’t Ripen In Your Armpit

Nibbling On Einstein’s Brain

Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood (by the author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club)

Cherokee Marriage Dare

No more dead dogs

American Woodys

How to catch crabs

ego trip's Big Book of Racism!

Why do I vomit? : and other questions about digestion

Cruel Shoes

Not Since 'Carrie': Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops

Monty Python's Big Red Book [with blue cover]



Jenine Lillian's monthly column Judging A Book By Its Cover includes weird and wacky titles of real books found on library shelves.











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