The Importance of Humor

April 22, 2012 Uncategorized 0

  As I tried to come up with something to post this week I looked back at some of my recent favorite reads. It seems that my sense of humor still plays a major factor in the books I like and the books I love.
  I recently read the latest book from Shelly Laurenston, Bear Meets Girl, and absolutely adored the fact that she does not make her characters too serious unlike most authors of paranormal romance.  They are weird and wonderful.  I mean take Bo…  he’s an OCD bear-lion hybrid who is engaged to one of the flightiest women on the planet.  One of the things that hooked me on the series is that the shifters all have weaknesses just like the animals who share their bodies.  Mitch and the lion males all have a thing about their manes and figure everything on the planet has been put there to serve them.  The wild dogs are easily distracted with shiny or sparkly things…. I just love the series and the humor.
   In other series the humor comes from other means…  Shannon Stacey has a character – Sean (Yours to Keep, Kowalski family #3) – that tells Emma he has a magic penis…  Thankfully I was not drinking anything when I read that otherwise it would have ended up all over my Kindle.  She has a wonderful sense of humor thru the series so far and I cannot wait until the next one comes out.  (Hint Hint)
   From a non-romance standpoint other authors to take a look at:

                      Terry Pratchett – Discworld Series – I mean come on who is going to have a Death of Rats who just says “SQUEAK!!”

                      Douglas Adams – Hitchhikers Guide – Don’t Panic and do you know where your towel is?

                      George Carlin – I loved to listen to him and reading Brain Droppings was just like getting to see him. – side note – I got to see him the last time he was here in Omaha.  I feel so lucky to have had that opportunity.

My brain hurts but if you don’t want to read (shocking I know) these guys are all still worth a look …  Try them…

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