12 More Book Dedications to Make You Smile
by Kath May 5, 2019 from For Reading Addicts
Previously, we brought you a blog of 10 book dedications that we thought you might like. They were pretty funny, touching, or witty. Today we’re following that up with 12 more book dedications, but this time we’ve gone for pure humour!
Here are 12 book dedications almost guaranteed to raise a chuckle or two, and the books they come from.
This joke continues through the book series too
As I said before, Dad doesn’t read fiction. He still hasn’t noticed that this thing is dedicated to him. This is Volume Two—let’s see how many more until he catches on.
#3: This is still dedicated to you-know-who, even if he doesn’t.
Maybe we can keep this a secret all the way to the final volume.
#4: My father still hasn’t actually cracked any of the books—so, no, he still hasn’t noticed. I think I’m just going to have to tell him. Maybe I should break it to him gently.
#5: Everyone here who hasn’t had a book dedicated to them, take three steps forward. Whoops, Dad, hang on there for a second…
We hope you enjoyed those!
It’s actually part of my paying job to share this message. from Gowns, on Tumblr
Revenge of the Fifth – the best revenge starts with a plan. The best plan is a knowledgeable plan. Reading is an excellent way to gain knowledge.
I read a lot of magazines. They’re kind of perfect for reading with meals. I usually have my breakfast alone, and it’s nice to have something to look at. I can’t read books at meals – the book doesn’t stay open, it takes too much concentration to manage the pages and breakfast and keeping track of the story. Magazines don’t take nearly as much effort for me while I’m eating.
I subscribe to a small handful of magazines, and get the rest at thrift stores and from friends. Sometimes I’ll trade out magazines in a waiting room (I usually check with the front desk first). Most of the stuff I like to read, it’s not time-sensitive like news is, so it doesn’t matter if I find copies that are a year or three old. I’ve tried putting them out in the Little Free Library with mixed results – sometimes they’ll sit inside for weeks before I finally toss them. Other times, they disappear in a day or two. Once in a while, the magazines disappeared – along with everything else in the LFL!
I do prefer hard-copy magazines. Sometimes I’ll tear out pages to save (I don’t usually put them in the LFL or waiting rooms in that case). Hard-copy magazines are easier on my eyes. I get frustrated easily with trying to maneuver within online magazines. And, as with books, I like the feel of the pages in my hands.
My favorites related to food/cooking, making stuff (especially crochet and a few other crafts), gardening/homesteading, science, literary arts, world news, and local reporting. I’ll occasionally read lifestyle magazines too, if they’re available for really cheap or free – I do sometimes like reading O and Martha Stewart Living and GQ.
What kind of magazines do you like to read?
Seventeenth Century Prose and Poetry, selected and edited by Witherspoon and Warnke – I think this is the only college textbook I still own. Turns out, I’m rather fond of some of the metaphysical and cavalier poets of 17th century England. One of my absolute favorite poets is Robert Herrick (up there with Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein & Emily Dickinson). In addition to these lovely poems, you might also check out this rather smutty one.
How to Be a Better Foodie: A Bulging Little Book for the Truly Epicurious, by Sudi Pigott – It’s kind of fun in a surface-of-the-topic way. Lots of little info and details about different foods, cuisines, food traditions and more. Not terribly helpful on the How To part unless you’re absolutely brand-new to the idea of being a Foodie.
Sweet Shoes for Wee Ones, by Kristi Simpson for Annie’s Crochet – not all reading is about books! I mostly crochet squares for washcloths and blankets, and the occasional circle/tube for hats. I haven’t done a lot with shaping (aside from a couple of stuffed elephants and a misguided series of little vegetable-shaped bags). I recently got the urge to make some baby shower presents. So far, I’ve made two pair of one pattern – not terribly difficult, and the booties are so cute!
Bear in Underwear, by Todd H. Doodle – I found this book in the LFL a while back. So much fun! Terribly goofy! I took it to work and left it on my desk for a couple of weeks. Some of my co-workers got a big kick out of it. (some not quite as much…) It’s a bit on the long side, but I may have to put together a unit on this for my kids at work.
So this happened yesterday. We found it as we were leaving to do errands. Someone thinking they were being cool by throwing all the books on the ground? Someone trying to take all the books but their paper bag fell apart, and the person took off? The weird thing was, the LFL was very deliberately emptied of books, but the DampRid was still inside.
We’re making our way through this Snowstorm-To-End-All-Snowstorms today. Other parts of town haven’t gotten so much as a single flake, but out here in southeast PDX, it’s madness, MADNESS I TELL YOU. A whole 1.5″ of snow last night! It of course hasn’t snowed since 8am or so, but it might!
And so goes the usual manic overhype of the weather this time of year. Still, you never know what’s going to happen with the weather until it actually happens. Please, do what you need to do to stay safe – icy roads are no joke. If you have the option, stay home and do home things. Feed the birds. Order some socks and mittens to be sent to your local shelters. Make stew or hot chocolate. Read a book – for yourself, out loud to your kid or your sweetie or your pet. Listen to an audiobook while relaxing or doing dishes. Go outside on the porch or sidewalk and enjoy the winter day. Take a walk and see what’s at the Little Free Library near you.
I braved the chill Arctic winds to put some books out in the Division92 LFL. On my way out, I noticed we’d had visitors last night or early this morning.
Birds for sure
Also bunnies, I think. A couple of them. Looks like they were busy.
We are almost out of bird food, so we don’t have many visitors right now of any species. Hopefully the bird food will show up in the post today. Need to get on to making some hummingbird food too – those little guys will really need it!
Meanwhile, maybe I can make a dent in my To Be Read pile this weekend!
Books I’ve recently read
Midwinter Blood, by Mons Kallentoft – this one was a slog for me. I love murder mysteries and detective novels. This was definitely not one of my favorites. I’ll try another Swedish novel or two, by a different author, before I give up on Nordic Noir. I do have Wallender on my list of Stuff To Read Someday. This book was just unsatisfying for me.
Harriet Gets Carried Away, by Jesse Sima – We found this in the gift shop at the end of our trip to see Zoolights. I’m totally loving it! I also discovered this is the same author who did Not Quite Narwhal, a household favorite!
Year of the Jungle, by Suzanne Collins – This is a recently published book about the author’s life in 1968, when she was a little girl and her father was deployed to Vietnam. It’s very much a young children’s book, and is beautifully done. And for a family in a similar situation, it would be easy enough to substitute the name of the appropriate country, substitute a few other key words and some photos. For some other resources for supporting children and their family’s participation in it, you might check out the Sesame Street/USO project for Military Families, Operation We Are Here, and Everyone Serves.
Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon?, by Barney Saltzberg – This is a rather silly question. Who wouldn’t want to be both? While this book could have been a little more solid on this point, it does get there eventually. Very cute illustrations, good back and forth on how Princesses *can* be different from Dragons (though I’ve seen far more overlap!). Fortunately, this decision doesn’t stop when you grow up – I’m currently living my best Princess/Dragon life!