Category Archives: humor

The Way I Heard It: True Tales for the Curious Mind with a Short Attention – Mike Rowe

Part autobiography, part biography, this is a collection of stories from a master storyteller.  As I read, I heard hear his rich baritone telling the stories with the unique cadence of his voice.  Each short chapter focuses on a life-changing … Continue reading

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Cat Out of Hell – Lynne Truss

Roger is so very intelligent, well-traveled, well read.  He works crossword puzzles in his head.  Well, he has to because he has no opposable thumbs and can’t hold a pencil.  Oh, I forgot to mention that Roger is a cat.  … Continue reading

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Noggin – John Corey Whaley

The body of 16-year-old Travis Coates lost a grueling battle with cancer, but Travis’s head, his brain, is still going strong after a groundbreaking cryogenic experiment. Travis opens his eyes after what seems like a quick nap, but everything is … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny?: My Hilarious Life – Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, Carol Burnett (Foreword by)

Tim Conway is just one of the funniest people ever to walk this planet. From Tim’s eventful baptism through his interesting childhood, it becomes evident that Dan and Sophia (Tim always refers to his parents as Dan and Sophia) were … Continue reading

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Bertie Plays the Blues: A 44 Scotland Street Novel – Alexander McCall Smith

The folks on Scotland Street have been nudged from their familiar ruts and are trying to cope. Matthew and Elspeth have just brought their newborn triplet boys home and are, of course, struggling to care for three infants. The fact … Continue reading

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Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice

How many ways can the Three Blind Mice nursery rhyme be retold and embellished?  A lot!  The mice take over this story and teach literary devices such as point of view, cause and effect, and ambiguity.  It doesn’t seem like … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Seven: A 44 Scotland Street Novel – Alexander McCall Smith

Once again we are provided with a glimpse into the lives of the Edinburgh residents of  Scotland Street, and once again it is a delight, filled with humor and philosophical musings. Matt and Elspeth are settling into life as newlyweds.  … Continue reading

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Catacombs: A Tale of the Barque Cats – Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Scarborough

The Barque Cats are introduced in the first book of the series, Catalyst.  They are full-fledged members of space ships and share a bond with their Cat Persons.  As the story progresses, a mysterious cat, Pshw-Ra appears on the scene … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again – Frank Cottrell Boyce

I am a fan of the author’s writing, especially Cosmic, and I have such fond memories of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, that I was eager to read this new book.  Before reading it, I pulled … Continue reading

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