Monday, June 14, 2010

Nonfiction Monday: Unshelved collections, by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum



We are cheating a little on our Nonfiction Monday selection by blogging comics, but only a little. Comic books are shelved here, as in many libraries, in the 700's, so that makes them nonfiction. Better yet, if you've ever worked in a library, it won't take you long to recognize every scenario in these strips!

Dewey, the young adult librarian and main character, says the things librarians would like to say but would probably get fired for. For example, remember just Friday we were complaining about the AC going all wonky? Here is today's comic strip (which we receive on our work e-mail because it is TOTALLY work related):




Hmm...would printing this out and taping it to the thermostat be considered just as bad as saying it ourselves?

Some time ago, we ordered the entire seven-book (so far) collection, and we have been stretching it out to read only on our lunch hours (yes, turtles get lunch hours - what, you think we don't have to work, too?) As one reviewer (Michael Jantze, creator of The Norm) warns, "Do not read this book in a library. You will get in trouble for laughing out loud." We are always getting in trouble, so that's nothing new.

You don't have to work in a library to appreciate the humor, though! This is a great set for your personal library, your staff lounge, or your library shelves. You can click on the link above to order through Amazon, or go to their web site, http://www.unshelved.com/ (for some reason, Blogger is not letting me link). They have t-shirts!

For more reviews of great nonfiction books, click over here.

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