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