Monday, January 4, 2010

Laramie County Library kicks off 2010 with humor series

Troy Rumpf blogs this from the Laramie County Public Library:

For the next 12 weeks we’re going to bring you six different themes to encourage you to try new genres, new books, and new authors. And even if the bi-weekly theme isn’t your cup of tea, we hope you’ll just take the time to sit back and enjoy a great read – whether in print, in audio format, or even an e-book.

We’re kicking the season off with something that really works well for all ages: Humor. While planning this, I was amazed at the bounty of humor-based materials that can be found at the library; I never thought about looking to mystery or sci-fi genres for anything funny or comedic, but oh how wrong I was. Actually, my personal preference for humor writing includes two of my favorite authors, David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs (and FYI – if you ever get a chance to see them in person, DO SO!), and my colleagues as well as some great Southern friends swear that Celia Rivenbark has made them laugh out loud more than any other writer.

So here we go – feel free to post comments about your favorite funny books, about what you’re reading right now, or what even gets you excited about reading. Thanks for taking part – and we’ll see you at the library.

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