11-29-2007 05:32 PM
I'm blatantly tooting my own horn here and recommending my latest book, Switchcraft or if you want to try a variety of authors, Names I Call My Sister. Both books are light and humorous in tone and yet contemplate or explore issues of power within families, the relevance of mothers and women who don't have children and foregiveness.
Excerpts and book club questions (for Names I Call My Sister) are on my website if you'd like to check them out! Website is www.marycastillo.com!
If you switched lives with your best friend would you...
Read Switchcraft at www.marycastillo.com!
Learn more about Switchcraft.
01-15-2008 12:31 AM
I would say maybe Can you Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella; its really funny and quirky
I think all of her shopaholic books are really funny. They are really a light read, some seriousness, but mostly funny.
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01-21-2008 02:29 AM
OF COURSE after three men in a boat connie willis wrote to say nothig of the dog which i've ready maybe five times and laugh out loud every time
Jerome K. Jerome is the author. That is one of my all-time favorite books. For garden lovers, read Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols. It's hilarious!
01-21-2008 11:17 AM
I meet with some friends and discuss books, our own little book club, and have read all of their suggested reads. I really like all the books, however, I am looking for a discussion book, with lots of laughs...at no additional cost!! I've read Kite Runner, My Sisters Keeper, The Invisible Wall, Night, Snow Flower & Secret Fan, Midwives, The Double Bind, just to name a few.
I've just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon, thought it was quite funny in moments & would recommend this book. But, I'm still looking for more.
It will be my turn to suggest a book, and I'd like to take the group in a different direction. I'd like to read a book that will make me burst out in laughter, and have a gripping story line. I'd LOVE to hear suggestions!
Thanks ahead of time for your thoughts!
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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08-02-2008 04:07 PM
Reviews of MOE HOWARD DIED FOR OUR SINS (short story collection)
from MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW:
"... Dale Andrew White is a natural born storytellers with an especial flair for blending fantasy, whimsy, satire and a fevered imagination into original stories that are replete with ribald humor and reader-engaging novelty. Subtitled 'made-to-fit tales for the maladjusted,' this collection of short stories showcase a genuine and offbeat talent... Highly recommended reading!"
from BOOKREVIEW.COM (Rod Clark, editor of ROSEBUD MAGAZINE):
"Dale Andrew White is a devious writer, and his new collection, Moe Howard Died For Our Sins, provides incriminating evidence of this. On the one hand, the flavor of his tales faintly evokes the decayed antebellum style of Southern literature that is both lyrically humorous and self-deprecating; the sort of thing we get in Faulkner's Sartoris or Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. ... On the other hand, this is not the satire of Ambrose Bierce or H. L. Mencken. It is more like the kind of in-your-face semantic slapstick of a George Carlin or Lenny Bruce. ... To open this collection is to invite trouble - and probably enjoy it. ... Excellent!"
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08-30-2008 08:09 PM
i read this short story for my literature class and it was a big hit. everyone in my class loved and there are some ironic but interesting characters. i will def. recommend good country people for big laughs
09-03-2008 10:16 PM
Here is a great book, "The Spellman Files" by Lisa Lutz . It kept me in stitches the whole time I was reading it. The sequel "Curse of the Spellmans" is just as good.
09-10-2008 07:52 PM
09-11-2008 07:48 PM
As the non-offical Twilight posterboard, I recommend it for its riveting sarcasm. Edward is hysterical, espcially in the first couple chapters,I guarentee a laugh. He's extremely funny. But bear in mind, I have no idea how old you are, it is a teen novel so it's not that intense.
Also there's a series about vampires that I can't quite remember but the first book I believe is Dead Until Dark, there's some funny moments in there esp, with the vamp Eric around (another fav of mine).
Can't think of anything else right now, but I hope this helps you.
k over at Paranormal as we talk about the show.
Powerful Women's Motto: Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says... "Oh sh_t...she's awake!!'
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