Oh, So That’s What Happens When You Return A Library Book 110 Years Late

Oh, So That’s What Happens When You Return A Library Book 110 Years Late

Recently, I found out what a library is. It’s like a bookstore, but you don’t pay for the books. Unless, of course, you keep said books longer than the library allows. Frankly, it’s a sweet deal. Until you forget to return a book for 110 years or so. This story of the extremely overdue library book comes to us from Idaho, famous for its thrilling literary history: Hemingway spent the worst years of his life in Ketchum before blowing his brains out. Also, Ezra Pound was born there, then decided to live outside the US for most of his life....

This Anonymous Librarian Posts Hilarious Fake Library Statistics (23 Tweets w/ Author Interview)

This Anonymous Librarian Posts Hilarious Fake Library Statistics (23 Tweets w/ Author Interview)

I’ve spent many years of my life working in bookstores. To my horror, I recently found out there are places all over the country where you can get books for free. They’re called “libraries” and they’re like Blockbuster but for renting reading material. If you’d like to know more about these strange institutions where you’re not required to actually buy the books you read, you’ve come to the right place. An anonymous librarian on Twitter is revealing the hilarious trends associated with libraries and their patrons. The account is called @FakeLibStats and it’s both a send-up of librarian stereotypes and...

The Best Holiday Book Covers On Better Book Titles (17 Pics)

The Best Holiday Book Covers On Better Book Titles (17 Pics)

Merry Christmas! That’s what I say the second I finish my third slice of pie on Thanksgiving. It’s time. Embrace it. I’m here today to give the gift of laughter. If you’re new to Better Book Titles, let me tell you what we do around here: we sum up famous books in a single image. That way, you don’t have to read more than a sentence to know what’s in the book. Mostly, it’s funny. Sometimes, it’s scary. But never boring (I think). If you’d like to check out newer funny fake titles, visit the Titles page. Otherwise, enjoy the...

Writers Hilariously Roast Bad Pieces Of “Harsh Writing Advice” (27 Tweets)

Writers Hilariously Roast Bad Pieces Of “Harsh Writing Advice” (27 Tweets)

It only takes one bad opinion on Twitter to launch a mean-spirited but funny meme. Sadly, if you’re on Twitter, you will one day be ratio’d. (“Ratio’d” is when there are more (usually snarky) replies to your tweet than RTs and Faves, Mom.). Hopefully, though, when that day comes, you’ll take it in stride. A since-deleted tweet giving people “Harsh Writing Advice” claimed that if you’re a writer, your fellow writers should be seen as competition, plain and simple. On the one hand, this perfectly sums up how to make it in any capitalist industry that requires standing out, finding...

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You Don’t Have To Be A Genius To Enjoy These Funny Memes But It Couldn’t Hurt (31 Pics)

Are you a smart person? I’m not judging because I’m not very smart but I do read a lot. Frankly, that’s enough to convince others that my brain works. In reality, though? I’m mostly thinking about food between my brain showing me cringe-worthy memories and playing the Billboard Top 100 on a loop. Anyway, smart people deserve to laugh just as much as dumb people. I hope they find the time to enjoy these jokes since it must feel so lonely in America if you’re a person capable of abstract thought. I wouldn’t know. I’m a sentient dumpster that only...

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I Reviewed Jerry Seinfeld’s Book In Jerry Seinfeld’s Style

Seinfeld voice: I don’t really get the whole “writing a book” thing. I mean, the most important books are short, and the long ones are too intimidating to finish. Why don’t these writers save us both some time and write some shorter books? Instead of reading all these make-em-ups by old dead guys, I recently picked up Jerry Seinfeld’s Is This Anything? and I absolutely loved it. I started talking like him. I started thinking like him. It’s a curse! A curse, Jerry! Thankfully, I was able to share my opinion of the book on Goodreads shortly after I finished...

25 Funny Pulitzer-Worthy Tweets From This Week

25 Funny Pulitzer-Worthy Tweets From This Week

Yes, we all love books here. In fact, you should probably be reading one instead of this website, but come on. You’re on the toilet or the subway right now. That’s no time for mind-expanding fiction. Sometimes, you want to unwind with a few funny short jokes. Thankfully, that’s really all anyone is posting on Twitter these days (unless you count all the un-Democratic misinformation. There’s always room for that on social media.). Not everyone is built to write the next great American novel. Some people like to fit their genius ideas into a tweet under 240 characters. That’s good...