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Sometimes You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover


Recommended by Lisa, one of our adult reference librarians.

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Vossoff and Nimmitz: Just a Couple of Idiots Reupholstering Space and Time

by Adam-Troy Castro
1257985.jpg Really, who can resist this title? I couldnt. This book consists of eight linked science fiction stories featuring interstellar neer-do-wells, Vossoff and Nimmitz, in a wacky slapstick universe. Fans of Douglas Adams work will want to check this out.

Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-something Who Learned to Knit After He Split

by Laurie Beasley Perry
1428592.jpg I think the title says it all.

Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

by Steven Johnson
1353967.jpg Ill admit I didnt pick this up just because of the title. I read it because my sons Nintendo DS addiction was starting to worry me. Still, it is a great title, and also a very reassuring read that suggests my sons Nintendo habit may actually be a good thing....

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless

by Susan Jane Gilman
1344750.jpg Its the subtitle that got me on this one. After all, who didnt grow up groovy and clueless in the 1970s? I know I did. And these funny, well-written essays covering the authors youth and young adulthood in New York show that she did too.

If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend

by Alison Pace
1344730.jpg A quirky little title for a quirky and charming novel. When art gallery assistant Jane Laine accompanies internationally renowned sculptor Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons on a six month tour, love ensues.