Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Humorous Books

What's the funniest book you've ever read?

I love Terry Pratchett. Love, love, love. His Tiffany Aching novels, and Good Omens (with Neil Gaiman), and Discworld (particularly the Night Watch books)...all his books are brilliant and hilarious and wonderful, and I love them.

I also love Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter (hee hee...Gred and Forge). Oh! And Simkin in Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman's Darksword trilogy (egad!). And Roald Dahl's biting, wicked pokes at foibles, and brilliant comics like Calvin and Hobbes, and (even, terribly) those lame joke books I'd buy from my Scholastic book fairs way back in elementary school. Books that make me laugh are my favorite, even when (maybe especially when) they have darker moments as well. So I'm compiling a list, and anyone who contributes gets virtual cupcakes with victory rainbow sprinkles!

What, I ask you, is the funniest book you've ever read?

This is not a cupcake. This is Tiffany Aching with some Wee Free Men on her shoulders and a hat made of sky. She may look serious, but trust me: if she were reading her own book, she'd be smiling.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Okay. Today was a crazy I-had-to-call-911-for-the-first-time-but-hooray-everyone's-safe! kind of day, but may I say that I'm loving fall? Or that reading Harry Potter to my six-year-old makes it more magical than ever before? Or that, while I'm too lazy to upload my photos of the pumpkins outside our house right now, for some reason I'm willing to draw them on Paint?

I swear I'll post a real picture later. Maybe.
Hooray for books!