Booking Through Thursday – July 30, 2009


Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is: What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?

I’m currently reading To the Nines by Janet Evanovich, and it is, hands down, the funniest book I’ve read in a long time. All of the Stephanie Plum mysteries are humorous, but some are more laugh-out-loud funny than others. Here’s just one scene that had me laughing out loud until my husband looked at my like I was crazy (Quick background: Stephanie, Lula, and Connie are in Las Vegas tracking down a skip, and they go to see Tom Jones perform):

The minute Jones came onstage Lula went ape-sh*t. Lula didn’t care about anything but Tom Jones. “Hey, Tom, honey, look over here,” she yelled out. “Look at Lula!”

All around us women were throwing room keys and panties onto the stage. And then from the corner of my eye I caught sight of Lula pitching a giant hot-pink satin thong at Tom Jones. It was the biggest thong I’d ever seen. It was a King Kong thong. It hit Tom Jones square in the face. Wap!

“Holy crap,” Connie said.

Tom Jones staggered back a step, snagged the thong from off his face, looked at it, and forgot the words to the song he was singing. The band was playing, but Tom Jones was just standing there looking at the thong.

“Maybe I should throw my bra, too,” Lula said.

No!” Connie and I said, worried Tom Jones would go into cardiac arrest at the sight. “Not a good idea. Overkill.”

Tom Jones snapped out of his coma, stuffed the thong into his tux pocket, and went back to singing.

“I don’t think Tom Jones looks all that good,” Connie said to me. “He looks different somehow. Like he’s had a face-lift that went wrong.”

“And he’s sort of fat,” I said. “And he can’t sing anymore.”

“That’s blasphemous to say about Tom Jones,” Lula said. “You can’t go dissin’ Tom Jones.”

Wayne leaned across Lula. “It’s not Tom Jones. I thought you knew that. It’s a Tom Jones impersonator. They’re having a convention here, too.”

“What?” Lula yelled. “I gave my underpants to an impostor?”

This entry was posted in memes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Booking Through Thursday – July 30, 2009

  1. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    I’ve never read any of the Stephanie Plum mysteries,but this sounds like fun. My funniest books turned out to be audios!

  2. Zia says:

    I love this series. I can’t get through one book without laughing at someone’s antics!
    .-= Zia´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday =-.

  3. Book Psmith says:

    My mom is always telling me how funny these books are. I know I should try them soon.

  4. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I’ve almost wet myself on some of these books. I can’t imagine how great they are on audio…my own internal narrators are pretty funny. No, it isn’t high brow fiction, but is the solution to a reading slump, depression, a bad cold and world hunger.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Spies of Warsaw – Alan Furst =-.

  5. Kathy says:

    I always laugh out loud at the Stephanie Plum books.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – the only bad thing is when my kids ask me what’s so funny, and I can’t tell them, because it’s usually something rude Lula said!