|Swap Coordinator:||KateKintail (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Books Email|
|Number of people in swap:||3|
|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|
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.
(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 Adamsâ€™s The Hitchhikerâ€™s Guide To The Galaxy is both Science fiction and Humour, and Ben Eltonâ€™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 manâ€™s humour is another manâ€™s thatâ€™s-not-funny-at-all.
Choose any humorous book read it! There are tons of online suggestion guides that might help. Please post below if you have any suggestions.
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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
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