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CL ~ Monthly Genre: April '15-Humor

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CL ~ Monthly Genre: April '15-Humor
Group:Carpe Librum
Swap Coordinator:KateKintail (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Email 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:International
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2015
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2015
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Swap Info:

Looking to try a book in a new-to-you genre? Or looking for an excuse to read a book off your Mt. To Be Read? Every month, we'll explore a different genre by reading a single book and sharing our thoughts with our partner. April's genre is humor. (Happy April Fools!) Whether you're new to the scene or just using this swap to read one you've had your eye on for a long time, this is the swap for you.

Genre Definition:

(Illiterary.com) The genre Humour incorporates texts that are funny or humourous. Humour is different and distinct from the genre Comedy, because Comedy has a history stemming back to ancient theatre and has several different and equally valid definitions. Obviously, the Humour genre is highly subjective. Some texts are written simply for humour value; such as joke books, spoofs, and often, books written by comedians (with the exception of much of the work of Ben Elton). However, many books have Humour as a sub-genre, because the work falls under a literary genre and is also humourous. For example, Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is both Science fiction and Humour, and Ben Elton’s Stark is both Political and Humour. These books were written in the spirit of light-hearted fun, but also had an overarching genre. The spectrum ranges from books written simply for humour value, and serious books that contain dry, satirical wit. And, of course, always remember that one man’s humour is another man’s that’s-not-funny-at-all.


Swap Instructions:

Choose any humorous book read it! There are tons of online suggestion guides that might help. Please post below if you have any suggestions.

Send an email or swap-bot message to your partners with ALL of the following info:

  • Title & author of the book you read
  • Why did you choose this book?
  • A brief summary of the book
  • A brief review--what did you think of it?
  • Your experience with the genre (have you read a lot? a little? was this your first?)
  • Your thoughts about the genre overall and if this book was a good representation of it
  • Would you read more of this genre in the future?

Let me know if you have any questions/comments. Group rules & ratings apply.

Previous genres covered so far: romances, picture books, biographies, young adult fiction, dystopias, mysteries, horror, tie-in novels, re-reads, graphic novels, erotica, contemporary fiction

Discussion

KateKintail 03/22/2015 #

I highly recommend anything by David Sedaris, especially Me Talk Pretty One Day.

user2637 03/23/2015 #

I got to see him live in Santa Cruz! Love David Sedaris!

KateKintail 03/24/2015 #

@user2637 Wow! That's so awesome. I'm jealous. I bet he was a hoot :-)

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