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Would You Read This Book?

Postby TwistedSister on Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:30 pm

Going through the catalog I get from a bookseller I've purchased from, I am just amazed what authors choose to write about. Some of the blurbs about the books are enough to make you laugh or cringe. (or both)
Care to share some of the "odd" books you've come across with a brief description and if you would really read the book or not?
Here are just two I came upon today as advertised in the catalog.

Did Somebody Step On A Duck?-A Natural History of the Fart by Jim Dawson.
Experience firsthand the Jungian implications of farting, the environmental import of "flatulence cards" in the carbon offset market, and the brutally honest social commentary of a man whose office chair broadcasts his farts on Twitter.

No, I don't think I would read this one, but I'd like to know if anyone responds back to him on Twitter.

Mullet Madness! The Haircut That's Business Up Front and Party in the Back by Alan Henderson.
Contains more information about the mullet than anyone needs to know, from how to properly cut a mullet to the celebrities who have famously worn a mullet.

Um. No.
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby PKMKII on Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:47 pm

Yeah, I saw this weird book once called "Twilight." It was about vampires and werewolves, but instead of doing cool stuff like living in castle and terrorizing villagers, they hanged out in high school and sparkled and delivered thinly veiled messages of Mormon sexuality. Seriously, who the hell would read such a thing?
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby TwistedSister on Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:57 pm

I read them all....... :blush:
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby DavidH on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:42 pm

Price, HT A history of ablaut in the strong verbs from Caxton to the end of the Elizabethan period.

I have a copy of this on my shelf. Twisty, you'd just lap it up. Image
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby Cap'n Mitebe Lorst on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:51 pm

"Games you can play with your pussy"
Ira Alterman
ISBN 0809253690
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:53 pm

"Setup And Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound: A Manual for Players, Makers, And Repairers" by Chuck Traeger. 375 pages, it cost me £95. I couldn't put it down. I can barely pick it up...
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby TwistedSister on Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:23 pm

DavidH wrote:Price, HT A history of ablaut in the strong verbs from Caxton to the end of the Elizabethan period.

I have a copy of this on my shelf. Twisty, you'd just lap it up. Image

I found two that might be to your liking David.

Make You Own Sex Toys; 50 Quick and Easy "Do-It-Yourself" Projects- Matt Pagett
Includes such projects as the Knitted Willy Warmer.


The Bible Bathroom Book; Information for Those Who Have Only Minutes to Read-Mark Littleton
Self explanitory in content.

Trust me, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. :facepalm:
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby black bart on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:44 am

I once read a very strange book entitled 'Toilet Elephant'.

I think it came free with a newspaper.
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby DavidH on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:57 am

Twisty wrote:The Bible Bathroom Book; Information for Those Who Have Only Minutes to Read

Bart could have done with a copy of that! Never mind, in the end he survived. :haha:

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Bart wrote:I think it came free with a newspaper.

I find it easier to prise it free with a pencil and save the newspaper for the clean-up stage. :scientist:
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby black bart on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:59 am

DavidH wrote:
Twisty wrote:The Bible Bathroom Book; Information for Those Who Have Only Minutes to Read

Bart could have done with a copy of that! Never mind, in the end he survived. :haha:

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Bart wrote:I think it came free with a newspaper.

I find it easier to prise it free with a pencil and save the newspaper for the clean-up stage. :scientist:


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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby TwistedSister on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:31 pm

Under the catagory of "Self-Help"

What To Do When the Sh*t Hits the Fan-Dave Black
Contains expert advice to be better prepared for any emergency.

Forbidden Knowledge Sex: 101 Sensual Acts Not Everyone Should Know How to Do-Clare Bailey

The Man's Manual: Poker secrets, Beer lore, waitress Hynosis, and much, much more- Gregg Stebben

The Recently Deflowered Girl; The right thing to say on every dubious Occasion-Edward Gorey
[oops! that one is under "Humor"]
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby PKMKII on Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:24 pm

Any cookbook oriented around meals prepared using the microwave.
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby TwistedSister on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:39 pm

I never could understand how anyone could prepare a whole meal in the microwave.
Heck, I try and defrost meat and it comes out cooked. That's using the Defrost setting.
Microwave is good for heating up, cooking pop-corn and drying herbs. [and socks, so I've heard]
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:41 pm

I have a PDF copy of the “Backcountry Sanitation Manual” by the Appalachian Mountain Club saved to my hard drive. Chapter 8 has proven particularly useful.
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Re: Would You Read This Book?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:55 am

TwistedSister wrote:I never could understand how anyone could prepare a whole meal in the microwave.
Heck, I try and defrost meat and it comes out cooked. That's using the Defrost setting.
Microwave is good for heating up, cooking pop-corn and drying herbs. [and socks, so I've heard]
Milo has a heating pad for the car during the winter. It's a plastic disc filled with some sort of gel (it originally had a nice fluffy cover, but he ate that). It gets six minutes in the microwave, and stays warm for about six hours.

Other than that, the microwave gets used for heating up cups of tea that I have let go cold. But it does have a clock on it - that's useful.
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