Posted on October 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
There’s tons of talk about whether one should judge a book by its cover, but much less so about judging it by its title.
Fortunately, the Bookseller is happy to stir that pot, with its annual odd-title awards.
This year’s six contenders include a foreign-language book for the first time (evidently, the rules only require that the title be in English).
And for your voting consideration, they are ...
The Joy of Waterboiling
Are Gay Men More Accurate in Detecting Deceits?
Equine Dry Needling
Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung
Jesus on Gardening
Why Sell Tacos in Africa?
A public vote that lasts through November 16 will determine the winner, who receives that honor (along with a “passable bottle of claret”) on November 23.
One random voter will also win a bottle of that same passable claret.
The Guardian suggests that readers’ enthusiasm for bathroom-related jokes gives Call of Nature the edge, though last year’s winner was agriculture-related, which is a good sign for Equine Dry Needling.
But it’s all in your hands — get out and vote!
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