Monday, February 22, 2010

Britain's Diagram Prize. For What? Oddest Book Title, Of Course!

The Associated Press sent a surprising article about Britain's 2009 Diagram Prize along the wire this morning. And it was too amusing not to share with my loyal readers. Yahoo reposted:

LONDON – Worm hunters, lethal robots and Nazi spoons are in the running for Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title.

The six finalists are "Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter;" "Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich;" "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots;" "The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease"; "Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes;" and "What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?"

The shortlist, announced Friday, was narrowed down from 90 entries, including "The Origin of Feces" and "Bacon: A Love Story."

The Diagram Prize was founded in 1978 and is run by trade magazine The Bookseller. The winner, decided by public vote, will be announced March 26.

Previous champions include "Bombproof Your Horse" and "Living With Crazy Buttocks."

Read the article HERE

My vote goes to "What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?"

What about you?
What title do you think shound win?

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