Dear reader, life is too short for crap books.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Return of the Zombie Summer Reading Program

Last summer, I found x-rays of human teeth in a weird, old library book, and a dream was born. A dream to uncover the dustiest, creepiest, strangest books that time ever forgot.

Brady and I read memoirs by the most notorious madams of the 20th century, Bolshevik science fiction, 1950s Junior League cookbooks, and some weird-ass children's books, and had ourselves a fine old time.

We'll be kicking things off June 1, so this summer, join us in seeking out the dankest corners of your local library or used bookstore, and share your findings most foul. There are only two rules:

1. The book must be dusty, moldy, neglected, overlooked, and/or forgotten.
2. It must be written by someone you've never heard of.

Contact me if you'd like to contribute a post, join our group on Facebook, or feel free to use the image and concept on your own blog. The fun starts June 1, and lasts all summer long.

"When there's no more room in closed stacks, the out-of-print will rise up and walk the earth."

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