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Posted: March 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: reading | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Last month at the reading group Love2Read, the theme was Laugh. I read an adult joke book. ‘Adult’ as in not-for-kids, but it wasn’t all “adult” rudey-nudey jokes. I haven’t read a joke book for years and years. I used to love them as a kid; I can remember reading knock-knock, riddle and joke books, over and over. My family was a kind/captive audience as I practiced my delivery. There was a short period where joke books were all I read.  Perhaps because growing up as the skinny kid, I had to rely on humour rather than brawn. Or maybe joke books were all I could concentrate on; those pesky chapter books demanding too much of my time! Or perhaps I just needed a good laugh.

We're laughing here. You can too.

So for last month’s theme of Laugh, I read And now for some light relief : the genuinely funny joke book by Peter FitzSimons. I really enjoyed it, and was quite surprised I read the whole 410 pages. Given it wasn’t a novel, a graphic novel or a more linear non-fiction book, I figured I would just read bits and pieces. However, I read it cover-to-cover, and tried out jokes on most excellent/patient wife J.

Here is my favourite joke from the book:

Refrigeration (p.7)

Mum opens the fridge and is amazed to find a rabbit inside, gnawing on a carrot.

“What are you doing in my refrigerator?” she cries

“Isn’t this a Westinghouse?” the rabbit asks.

“Yes, it is,” Mum replies.

“Well, I’m westing,” says the rabbit.


I’ve always been a fan of dad jokes, thankfully I now have a permit to use them.

What did you read that made you laugh? What’s your fave joke? Please leave me a link/comment. Go on! 😉

  • tumacz June 6, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    It’s indeed an excellent article. You really encouraged me to read this joke book. Regards from Poland.