Tag: Funny

Bookish Tweets To Brighten Your Time Indoors

How are we holding up, indoor dwellers? I know sometimes it can be dark and gloomy at times being cramped up inside all day, and it may be making you lonely – unless you fall into the group that prefers it this way, but even then, regardless of where you stand, there is nothing wrong with a little switch-up.

So, if you’ve been searching for a fresh batch of quality bookish tweets that’ll surely tickle your funny bone, and you’re in need of a good laugh, well here is the motherload of tweets that this quarantine was generous enough to give us…

 

Shakespeare: Spoiler-Free Edition

Don’t you just hate it when someone spoils something for you – intentionally or not, especially not – for a certain story you’ve been meaning to get into but haven’t gotten around to, or one you’ve just started reading? Well, have no fear, reader of Shakespeare, because we’ve come prepared: if you happen to be reading Hamlet and don’t want to be soiled, we’re bringing you some snapshots of the story without actually spoiling it! Check ‘em out below:

You know, just to give you an idea of where the story goes…

 

When You Need To Take The Edge Off…

We’ve all had stressful days, and given everything that’s happening to us worldwide right now, that stress has been no doubt amplified, so do whatever it takes to calm yourself down, even if you have to copy ol’ Dionysus here…

Whether in a war or in a pandemic, it looks like he’s got the right idea. 

 

Worse Than Friendzoned

What can possibly be worse than a guy who you really like turns out to only like you as a friend?

Oh yeah, that’s right: as a sister… But hey, if Jane Austen’s titular Emma, as well as Cher in Clueless, could make it work, then not all hope is lost… (Good luck unthinking all that.)

 

Pics Of The Perfect Package

It’s hard to meet someone new outside your home nowadays. Maybe you should stick to someone who’s already inside almost all the time working on their creepily cool aesthetic…

As long as he doesn’t have the Coronavirus, he surely is a keeper! 

 

The Possibilities Are Endless!

You know, now that you’re forced to limit your time going out, with all this free time at home, you can accomplish just about anything once you put your mind to it…

Like I said, there are endless possibilities…

 

Growing Pains Throwback

As you can tell by the title of this one, it’s a bit of a continuation to a tweet I covered in a piece a long time back. If you have been keeping up with my bookish tweets pieces, see if you can remember the context that this one is nodding to…

Don’t worry Charlie and Hermione: you’ll get your moment to shine… (Also, interestingly enough: both movie adaptations HP and Perks had Emma Watson in them! To that, all I can say is: “You will find that help will always be given at Hogwarts,” “the island of misfit toys,” “to those who ask for it,” to make you feel “infinite”!)

 

Ignorance Is Bliss

Sometimes, you’re better off not knowing the truth of what actually happened. In many cases, this could spare you a whole lot of trouble…

…or even a lifetime of insanity in certain cases – at their extreme – so it’s best to not know the full story, no matter how tempting it may be to find that out. 

I know this already has seven tweets at this point, but there are a few that I couldn’t help but include in here, so first up, a bonus tweet…

 

Bonus Tweet: A Surprise Visitor

When practicing your quarantining/physical distancing, make sure you don’t answer the door to anybody, lest you catch the Coronavirus…

…no, not even if they’re a raven repeating the word “Nevermore” a dozen times! But if it’s urgent, tell the raven to bathe in a birdbath somewhere for up to thirty seconds. You never know! 

So, that’s it for the main tweets. Now, here’s one just to make you bittersweetly smile…

…and one to get you thinking of a clever title for this significant event in history…

…and one to give you an idea on how to see your friends up close and personal but not exactly in-person, courtesy of Penguin Random House…

…and finally, one to end this article: a long thread of bookish jokes I really think you’ll enjoy!

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7 Funny Books to Read While in Quarantine

With the current quarantine and social distancing practices in place, you may be feeling a little anxious, restless, and/or bored… but never fear, here are seven humorous books to take your mind off things and get you through your quarantine! 

1. ‘What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions’ by Randall Munroe

If all this free time has you thinking up the most absurd ‘what if’ questions, then check out What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. From the creator of the hilarious webcomic site xkcd.com, Randall Munroe brings us his book filled with witty answers to all of the absurd fan questions he receives. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is as entertaining as it is informative.

 

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2. ‘small doses’ by amanda seales

From comedian Amanda Seales, Small Doses is a book full of Seales’ trademark “self-help from the hip” commentary. Through essays, illustrations, and photos, Small Doses blends pop culture and academic intellectualism with comedy. Seales empowers readers to find their own truths while unapologetically laughing along the way.

 

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3. ‘Little Weirds’ by Jenny slate

If you’ve ever wanted to see the world through Jenny Slate’s eyes, then Little Weirds is the book for you! Slate documents the beauty and pain of life through her whimsical eyes. If you’ve been feeling down lately, Little Weirds will pick you up and get you laughing.

 

image via Amazon

 

 

4. ‘Milk and Vine: Inspirational Quotes from Classic Vines’ by Adam Gasiewski and Emily Beck

If binging back old Vine videos is more your speed, then check out Milk and Vine. A spoof on Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, Milk and Vine is full of classic quotes from all your favorite Vines. When you need a quick laugh, pick up this book full of the Internet’s most viral quotes.

 

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5. ‘Do You Mind if I Cancel?: (Things that Still Annoy Me)’ by Gary Janetti

Writer and producer behind some of television’s most popular comedies and creator of Instagram’s funniest accounts, in this book Gary Janetti chronicles the humiliation of everyday life. Do You Mind if I Cancel is a book of essays from Janetti’s young adulthood filled with all the things that still annoy him to this day. This is definitely a humorous read to get you through quarantine.

 

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6. ‘Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t’ by Monica Sweeney

If quarantine has you going stir crazy and you are sick of all the peaceful mantras circling around, Zen as F*ck is the journal for you. Every page is like a warm hug and a bad*ss kick to all the negative energy you may be feeling. With positive affirmations and activities to get your mind off things, reach for Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t and embrace the positivity.

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7. ‘Little Moments of Love’ by Catana Chewynd

If you’re stuck inside with your significant other for the next two weeks, Little Moments will remind you of those sweet, but funny, everyday moments of being in a relationship. Born from her doodles that became an internet sensation, Catana Chewynd brings us Little Moments of Love full of her sweet and relatable couples.

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Anna Karenina Trainwreck

Hilariously Honest Book Titles (Part One)

So we stumbled upon this internet gem and felt the need to spread the love and then some.

 

summer of third wheeling

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YouTube has Honest Trailers. Bookstr now has Honest Book Titles. Some are from the internet, and some of them are our creative brain-children. Street cred is provided.

(The following jokes do not reflect the views of Bookstr or its staff members. We just happen to find them hilarious. Viewer Discretion is Advised.)

 

1. Moby Dick

Man Gets KO’d by Whale

Moby Dick

 

2. The Iliad

Brad Pitt as Achilles Makes Me Question My Sexuality

The Iliad

 

3. The Odyssey

Karma Is a B*tch

The Odyssey

 

4. Romeo and Juliet

The Only Way to Get Laid at 15 Is to Get Married

Romeo and Juliet

 

5. The Hobbit

You Know What They Say About Guys With Big Feet

The Hobbit

 

6. Anna Karenina

Trainwreck

Anna Karenina

 

7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Do Not Sell Your Family for Turkish Delight

Narnia

 

8. The Scarlet Letter

Be Gone, Thot

The Scarlet Letter

 

 

Stay tuned for Part Two.

 

Featured Image via The Meta Picture; Adjusted Covers via Masako Fukuchi; Man Gets KO’d by Whale (Masako),
Do Not Sell Your Family for Turkish Delight (Laura-Blaise)

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Check Out The Outrageous New ‘The Office’ Kids Book

How would you feel about reading a book meant for kids?  What if I told you that the children’s book is themed around the old show The Office?  Would you want to read it then?

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Robb Pearlman recently wrote a new book titled The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, with illustrations by Melanie Demmer.  The book is about Michael Scott on a journey to become the “World’s Best Line Leader.”  He and his fellow students in Ms. Levinson’s class spend the day working together to make the perfect line.  The problem for Michael is that he doesn’t know how to lead the line.  He learns that he must ask for help, and this is the lesson in the book: don’t be afraid to ask for help when it’s needed.

 

The book is filled with wonderful, colorful illustrations and is filled to the brim with Easter eggs that fans of the now-canceled show will understand.  The book appeals to all different types of readers despite being marketed as a children’s book.

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With the show’s 15th anniversary coming up, Pearlman’s book serves as an homage to the show and proves how it has thrived.  If you’d like to pick up this book, you can check out the link above!

 

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