Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 28th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Wow, I'm getting bad at these weekly memes.  This is the second one this week I've almost completely forgotten to do.  But here I am really fast with this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week's book is a book I just finished this evening - I Even Funnier by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

Yes, this is a middle grade book and not the thrillers he is normally known for.  I enjoyed it more than the first in the series, but you'll have to come back on Sunday for my full review.

Meanwhile, here's the beginning.

Hi!  I'm Jamie Grimm, and it's really great to be back in front of an audience again.

And moving to page 56:

"Hey, speaking of lunch, did you hear about the kid who drank eight Cokes?  He burped seven up!  Get it?  SevenUp?"
"Got it," I say.  "Thanks."

No, the book isn't all jokes, and no, the jokes that in this book aren't all groaners like that one (although I must admit I thought it was fun).


  1. LOL I like the joke!

    Linking from Friday 56,
    Ricki Jill

  2. I dip my toe in children's fiction too every now and again, both for my pleasure and with the intention of being able to recommend books to my niece and nephews. I happened to have laughed at the joke, but I'm all for cheesy jokes.

    My Friday 56 post.

    1. Cheesy jokes are wonderful, aren't they?

      I've used my niece and nephew as excuses for picture books recently. It won't be too long when I'm reading these kind of books for them. No, really. :)

  3. Cute, the 56 had me laughing out loud.

    Happy weekend!

    1. So glad I wasn't the only one laughing at that joke.

      Happy weekend to you, too.