Archive for the 'Humor' Category

January 15th 2008

The Android’s Dream

The Android's DreamI discovered John Scalzi early last month. Somehow, I wound up at his blog. I’m not sure who owned the originating blog that started the chain, but I’m pretty sure it was either John, Bev or Ron. Not directly from any of their blogs. Oh, no. That would just be way too easy.

Anyway, after having discovered Scalzi, and totally grooving on his writing style and sense of humor (“Taunting the Tauntable Since 1998″), I dropped some of his novels into my Amazon wish list. The Android’s Dream arrived under the Christmas Bush (it’s really too small to be considered a tree).

First, if you like science fiction, you gotta read it. If you like science fiction mixed with a healthy dose of humor, you gotta read it now. Scalzi is good, people. If you’ve read all his novels, read his blog.

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January 10th 2008

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar…

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...Another one’s gone, another one’s gone, another one bites the dust.

This book ought to be required reading. I’d taken a couple of philosophy courses in college, and neither were any where near as interesting (and entertaining) as this book.

Listen. Just go read it, ok?

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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

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May 29th 2005

To the Nines

To the Nines28. To the Nines by Janet Evanovich

Evanovich is back in form with this offering from the Stephanie Plum series. Thank good the Christmas story was an aberration! Joe Morelli and Ranger continue to drive her crazy, and her wacky family is just as wacky as ever. In a surprise move, the top spot for bizarre family member goes to Stephanie’s sister Valerie rather than Grandma Mazur. Instead of destroying a car in this book, Stephanie somehow manages to indirectly damage a couple of Ranger’s Merry Men. I don’t think I’ve ever felt sorry for thugs before.

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Visions of Sugar Plums

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May 13th 2005

Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums25. Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

Again, Evanovich tickles the funny bone… but not as well as her other novels. While she tossed all her elements of humor into this book, it just didn’t seem to gel. Perhaps it was the lack of a tight plot. If you haven’t read her other novels (at least the first few, anyway), you won’t have any clue about who some of the characters are or why the story is so funny.

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May 1st 2005

I Laughed Til I Cried

Bad Cat16. Bad Cat by Jim Edgar

Cats are some of my favorite people, and I’ve long known that cats are not the innocent, adorable fluffs some people seem to believe they are. Jim Edgar’s book points out in an exceptionally humorous way what cats are really thinking. For example, Delilah (whose hobby is thinking about Abraham Lincoln’s hat, by the way) thinks, “I don’t need to hear about your day. Just open the can.”

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Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties And Cats Gone Bad

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April 25th 2005

Hot Six

Hot Six13. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

Once you start reading one of the Stephanie Plum novels, you just can’t put it down. Well, I can’t anyway. Stayed up way too late to finish this one. It’s hard to believe one person can get into so much trouble and make you laugh out loud while doing it. And I do laugh out loud, making the people around me wonder about my sanity. (Nothing new there.)

While all the books appear to be more of the same, Evanovich presents them in such a way that you can’t wait to pick up the next one to find out what kind of trouble Stephanie will have with her FTAs, how many cars she’ll destroy and how, what wild shenanigans Grandma Mazur will engage in over at Stiva’s Funeral Home, and who Lula will think needs to be shot. Let’s not forget about Stephanie’s relationships with Joe Morelli and Ranger, either. Woo hoo! Always a good time!

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April 24th 2005

High Five

High Five12. High Five by Janet Evanovich

The Stephanie Plum novels are hysterically funny. This is the sixth one I’ve read (because BooksFree sent #7 before #5 and #6), and I love them all. Hot Six is waiting… gotta go read.

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