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MAD Librarian A Southern Librarian Fights Back When The City Cuts Off The Funding For Her Library In This Funny, Angry Book From Award Winning Author Michael Guillebeau.

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  • Paperback
  • 404 pages
  • MAD Librarian
  • Michael Guillebeau
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 0997205520

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  1. says:

    Review I give this book 3 out of 5 MAD Stars This book had big potential to be a 5 starred book for me I liked this book and the premise of the story but there was things I didn t enjoy as well Pretty much the best way I could review it is by saying the premise was amazing but the author poured it on a little too thick Some parts of this book I was laughing hysterically, other parts I was annoyed by the main character I felt the story was overdone a little and could have done with a little Review I give this book 3 out of 5 MAD Stars This book ha...


  2. says:

    This is one of those books where the promising concept got smothered by quaint gravy thick execution DisclaimerI don t get the southern charm, at all The aw shucks gee wiz slow drawling folksy appeal of it is justoff putting at best And this book is slathered in it When it isn t being all southern, it s busy being quaint Just a wink wink nudge nudge aren t we cute sort of thinglike naming the main character the eponymous mad librarian Serenity But mad she is Her library in Madd This is one of those books where the promising concept got smothered by quaint gravy thick execution DisclaimerI don t get the southern charm, at all The aw shucks gee wiz slow drawling folksy appeal of it is justoff putting at best And this book is slathered in it When it isn t being all southern, it s busy being quaint Just a wink wink nudge nudge aren t we cute sort of thinglike naming the main character the eponymous mad librarian Serenity But mad she is Her library in Maddington seriously Alabama is struggling, the funds are being perpetually cut by the city, so she decided to reappropriate some finances to build the greatest library community service center the world or at least the south has ever known 7 stories of various projects including business and legal aid, shelter, childcare and so on She just needs to get away with it and, of course, her trusty team of quirky sidekicks and her Waylon Jennings do right local cop of a spouse are t...


  3. says:

    Carl Sagan said we are all made of stardust She was made of book dust We ve all put up with these problems for too long No one s been mad enough before Pun intended I didn t know what to expect from this one after downloading the galley, I looked up other reviews to see what the buzz was on this one I do that from time to time, out of curiosity WOW People do NOT seem to like this book the rather vituperative reviews and low stars really surprised me Carl Sagan said we are all made of stardust She was made of book dust We ve all put up with these problems for too long No one s been mad enough before Pun intended I didn t know what to expect from this one after downloading the galley, I looked up other reviews to see what the buzz was on this one I do that from time to time, out of curiosity WOW People do NOT seem to like this book the rather vituperative reviews and low stars really surprised me Don t get me wrong there are some issues that I had with it as well The story is rather extreme excessive corruption and sexism, exceedingly polarizing characters, wild eyed pessimism and, by the end, optimism , too good and bad to be true characters The plot is wildly implausible The language is, at times, hyperb...


  4. says:

    I was provided a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Serenity Hammer is a librarian.But not just any librarian she s a librarian on a mission.In the small Southern town of Maddington, Serenity s library is under fire from the most powerful politicians, the ones who hold the proverbial purse strings, and they re determined to see the Maddington Public Library close its doors for good Serenity, along with her assistants Doom and Joy, has decided it s time to fig I was provided a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Serenity Hammer is a librarian.But not just any librarian she s a librarian on a mission.In the small Southern town of Maddington, Serenity s library is under fire from the most powerful politicians, the ones who hold the...


  5. says:

    This whole book was an unexpected journey I started reading because of the cover and the title duh and then couldn t get enough of the quirky jokes and bookish references that were thrown all over the story This book awakened in me desire to go to the library haven...


  6. says:

    Review also posted on my blog received an ARC via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.I am a library and information science master s student, so I had high hopes for this book Unfortunately, I had a lot of issues with it I had a really hard time getting through this book because it came across as poorly executed satire with caricatures for characters and so many stereotypes that I felt kind of sick.This is going to be rant y and slightly di Review also posted on my blog received an ARC via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.I am a library and information science master s student, so I had high hopes for this book Unfortunately, I had a lot of issues with it I had a really hard time getting through this book because it came across as poorly executed satire with caricatures for characters and so many stereotypes that I felt kind of sick.This is going to be rant y and slightly disorganized, and there will be spoilers, so proceed with caution view spoiler I m going to preface this with the fact that I consider the word m d to be ableist and do not use it I m giving the title a pass because MAD is an abbreviation for Maddington, which is the name of the town, however the word m d is used in an ableist context many times throughout the book I m not going to talk about this much because I d sound like a broken record with how many times...


  7. says:

    spent some time working in a library when I was in college so this book called to me I had to read it Reading the blurbs about it, I worried that it would not stand up to the talk Not only did it stand up but it captivated my attention That is a task I realize that it may not seem like one but it truly is.Strong characters I enjoyed the concept of a librarian on a mission The main character was not only likable but I found myself geniunely rooting for spent some time working in a library when I was in college so this book called to me I had to read it Reading the blurbs about it, I worried that it would not stand up to the talk Not only did it stand up but it captivated my attention That is a task I realize that it may not seem like one but it truly is.Strong characters I enj...


  8. says:

    Billed as Breaking Bad the library edit and one would have to agree Just think, as a book lover, how far would you go to save the library and the books that you love Serenity, Joy and Doom, the three library employees doing just that have attribute...


  9. says:

    I can t deny it both the cover and the title made me pick it up Reading it was another matter Apparently the librarian Serenity, the protagonist, is screaming tired of fighting for funding for her library and she s mad as hell ain t gonna take it any longer So this forty something librarian decides the city has been ripping them off and she ll simply help herself to a little of their special projects funds Serenity Sweetwater Hammer and her two co librarians, Doom and Joy, man the Maddin I can t deny it both the cover and the title made me pick it up Reading i...


  10. says:

    Expressing sanity through insanitywith broad strokes of farce, Guillebeau makes an excellent point that libraries are valuable places that deserve to be supported and that librarians are critical personnel who deserve to be respected When Serenity s library is on the verge of collapse, she discovers a less than legal way to keep it going and growing But she s only hurting the corrupt politicians and businessmen who are skimming the money in the first place, so is it really wrong There are Expressing sanity through insanitywith broad strokes of farce, Guillebeau makes an excellent ...

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