Space Farce: Humorous Fiction Set Among the Stars

by Emily Z. What is it about outer space and its inhabitants that drives some to take it so seriously (or “Sirius-ly”)? The inherent lack of oxygen? The suffocating silence of its infinite expanse? That Ridley Scott film? That other Ridley Scott film? Space can be a happy place. Or, at the very least, there is enough room […]

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Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride

by Michelle C. Wedding season is starting. A great way to learn the dos and don’ts of wedding etiquette is to watch the horrific, but hilarious, outcomes of the wedding gone wrong in movies. Some of my favorite tropes in the wedding genre are the bride and switch, childhood marriage promise, crazy in-laws, and the bridesmaid’s […]

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Supernatural Fun: the Lighter Side of the Dark Side

by Emily Z. Supernatural is a stretchy sort of sub-genre. Does it absolutely have to have zombies and ghosts? Is it actually just horror? Does it need smoldering vampires on top of ghosts to avoid being horror? Isn’t it just urban fantasy then? What if it takes place in the past or an alternate reality? […]

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Reflections

by Stacey For the last 3 years I have had the pleasure of serving on the Reader’s Services Team. As my rotation comes to an end, and I reflect on my time with you, I also am left thinking of those titles I reflect upon most often. These books are not necessarily my favorites, but books where a particular […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book Feedback

by Marina Well, we’re halfway through our funny book theme (and we only have TWO themes left of this whole challenge!!!) and that means it’s time for a feedback post. Where I share some of the books other participants have submitted to entice you to read even more! And if none of the selections below […]

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Fictional Tourism

By Stacey In September I will be traveling to Boston for a family wedding. My husband and I decided to build a vacation around the event. My daughter opted in for a few days, so I asked her where in New England she would like to go. Her answer, Stars Hollow. That got me thinking […]

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LibraryReads List July 2016

by Marina Hello July! Geez, it’s about time that we’ve finally get some humor injected into the LibraryReads list here. Enough already of all that dark, dreary, murder-y stuff. Well, not entirely. We’ve still got a bunch of those making the cut. But some funny ones, too! So, the book that came out on top for the […]

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June is “Bathroom Reading” Month

by Ruth G. What makes a good bathroom read? Something that you can pick up, peruse, and put down, no bookmark needed.  (I suppose waterproofing would be a bonus.) There is a bathroom book for just about any mood: from trivia, world records, “believe it or not” books, to jokes & riddles, cartoon collections and […]

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We Are Family: Literary Figures You’d Like to Adopt (or Have Adopt You)

You know the old saying about how you can’t choose your family? Well, let’s bend that rule a little and select some characters from books that compliment or enhance what you already have.Sometimes when you read a book you get so involved in the characters it seems like they become part of your family. The […]

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Question of the Week: What types of humor books do you like to read?

 In your opinion, what makes a book really funny? Do you read humorous fiction? Books by comedians? Funny essays? As part of a training session I’m working on, I’ve been looking at all the different categories of humor. There are way more than I had realized! I typically read humorous biographies and memoirs, but I’m […]

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