Monday, September 8, 2008

Did you know...?

...that Bookseller magazine awards The Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year? And recently awarded the Diagram of Diagrams for the oddest book title in the last 30 years?

The oddest book title in the last 30 years is:

Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers

Other noteworthy winners and nominations are:

The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History and Its Role in the World Today
Versailles: The View From Sweden
People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It
How to Avoid Huge Ships
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice
Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service
Bombproof Your Horse
The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification
The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition
The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling
I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen
How to Write a How to Write Book
Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues
Cheese Problems Solved
Drawing and Painting the Undead

...and you can see more at

Unfortunately, the Monrovia Public Library doesn't seem to have any of these books. Whether there's a deeper meaning in these gaps in our collection could be a subject for much discussion...


Becky said...

How to avoid huge ships

Becky said...

How to avoid huge ships