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Comments for Book Blogger Hop for April 01, 2011

Book Blogger Hop for April 01, 2011: 04/01/11

Book Blogger HopToday's question asks about April Fool's pranks. I have not ever played one, nor have I been the victim of one.

We tend to be fans of jokes and puns more than pranks. My son likes knock knock jokes and my daughter likes riddles. I take after my maternal grandfather and go for the puns. My husband likes logic puzzles and shaggy dog stories.

My favorite part of April Fool's Day is when the newspaper comic strip authors swap strips. It's fun to see how one artist will envision another artist's world and humor.


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Comment #1: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 08:18:49


I'm not a big prank fan either. Have a good weekend!

Hopping by!

Comment #2: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 23:05:21


Thanks. Same to you.

Comment #3: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 17:25:43


At first I wasn't going to participate in this week's Book Blogger Hop. I'm not even sure why.

But here I am. And I'm glad! To dispel any false impressions people may have had about me being a old, stodgy fuddy-duddy I'm happy to share some of my very best pranks with you.

Highlights include - low-grade explosives, eggs and salt shakers. Get all the side-splitting details over on my blog -

They date back to my younger years as a Brooklyn boy which brings about some introspection.

I'm going to go pull some pranks today. Look out world! I'm coming out of prankster retirement!

Comment #4: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 23:07:12


I'm shuddering to think what you've described on your blog.

Comment #5: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 18:41:09

Susan (Reading World)

Oh, I forgot about the comic strip swapping. That is fun. Did they do that this year? I'll have to go check the paper. I didn't notice this morning. Shaggy dog stories? Can you give an example?

Comment #6: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 23:07:12


I looked at the online comics but didn't see any signs of swapping. A shaggy dog story is a short story that ends in a pun. Buy Jupiter by Isaac Asimov is a fun collection of shaggy dog stories.

Comment #7: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 19:41:27

Jenni Elyse

I like the little "pranks" like the comic strip stuff too. Today one of the news agencies in Utah has their logo backwards on their website. I think things like that are always fun to look for. I was a little disappointed that Google didn't do anything.

Comment #8: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 23:35:34


I didn't notice many pranks online today except for's take on The Monster at the End of This Book. But I was mostly offline today.

Comment #9: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 20:15:13

Brenda Kahn

Did you see the Horn Book Blog with its April Stars?

Love your blog design!

Comment #10: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 23:37:01


Thank you re the blog. I fiddle with the style sheet every now and again as the mood suits me. I haven't seen the Horn Book Blog's April Stars. Thank you for sharing the link. I will pass it along to my classmates.

Comment #11: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 22:21:26


Hi! Thanks for stopping by today. April Fool's isn't an event in our house. The rest of the people in my life don't seem to agree, however. :) I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Happy reading!

Comment #12: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 23:38:22


It was a nice and quiet, event free, April Fool's today.

Comment #13: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 02:23:13


I remember reading the newspaper comic strips changed up like that. It was fun to read!

Comment #14: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 19:34:22


I checked my favorite comics this year but didn't see any swapping. Maybe it's fallen out of practice.

Comment #15: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 12:08:50


haha yeah, jokes and riddles are much more fun that pranks

Comment #16: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 19:37:20


I agree. Happy weekend!

Comment #17: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 19:36:47


I don't get the paper so I never knew they swapped strips. Cute idea.

I am stopping by from the blog hop.

Hope you have a fun blog hop.

Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

Comment #18: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 19:37:20


I don't get the paper either but I was thinking back about a decade or so ago when I did get the paper and would read the mixed up comics on April Fool's.

Comment #19: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 19:47:01

Mad Scientist

Hello my dear,
Hopping around this fine eveing.

I can't say that I noticed the comic strip gag. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll be looking for it now.

Comment #20: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 19:37:20


I looked this year online but didn't see any swapped comics.

Comment #21: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 19:55:58

Midnyte Reader

Happy Blog Hop! My spouse enjoys the corny jokes, but he is an amazing prankster. Hate it sometimes!

Comment #22: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 19:44:33


Thankfully mine only goes for jokes.

Comment #23: Sunday, April, 3, 2011 at 10:27:53


Thanks for hopping by! It's been fun reading about everyone's April Fool's Day experiences...

Comment #24: Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 21:32:02


You're welcome.

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