Small-Town Elitist

September 7, 2008

And I bet it’s a really exciting summer read, too!

Filed under: Books & Reading,WTF — by smalltownelitist @ 4:52 am

Ok, so I happen to be very fond of searching out weird news stories, and am a bonafide bibliophile, so I will combine those two unhealthy interests for this post.

After checking out Reuters, I discovered that there’s an annual award handed out every year for weirdest book title, and in honor of the award program’s 30th annivesary, they’ve gone over previous nominees for their all-time winner.

The big winner is – wait for it – Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers. As I suggested in the post title, I bet this is the thrilling read of the summer! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some of the titles that won or almost won awards were just classic:

The prize was dreamed up initially at the 1978 Frankfurt Book Fair as a way of avoiding boredom. It has since become an annual star. This year’s winner was “If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs.”

Ok, that was completely crass, but yeah!

I think I might make weird news a weekly feature of this blog, and try to keep it lofty and elitist with articles on book awards, archaelogy, and other stuff like that…



  1. Wow, thanks for the info! I believe that getting a book on this list has become a new goal of mine..

    Comment by White Trash Academic — September 7, 2008 @ 12:15 pm |Reply

  2. You’re welcome, that list is awesome enough for me to want to write a book with a bizarre title! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by smalltownelitist — September 7, 2008 @ 6:47 pm |Reply

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