Hi, I’m Nicole, the sole proprietor of Books Without Pity.
Books and reading have always been majorly important in my life; however, that doesn’t mean I can’t poke fun every now and again.
This blog is a bit different than you might be thinking. I generally don’t do reviews. I mainly take the book in question through its paces, giving you the gist (and sometimes more, especially when it’s in the public domain) replete with my special brand of sarcasm.
You may ask yourself, how did this blog come about? In 2007, in my library travels, I discovered a book entitled Sex Education Books for Young Adults, 1892-1979, by Patricia J. Campbell. In it, she discusses sex ed books from the very beginning, when they weren’t really talking much about sex at all, into the late 70s. The book consisted of summaries and I thought to myself, “These old books are ripe for some snarky commentary.” And since they are so old, they are in the public domain and you can find them if you look. I encourage you to do so; they’re actually quite humorous! I originally began with just sex ed books, but now that appears to be a bit tired. Excessive venery damn near killed me; thanks, Dr. Howe.
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