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Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. This week's question celebrates April Fool's Day: "Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?"


I'm not much of a fan for April Fool's Day. I hate pranks, really. Kids have a tendency to be cruel, so I always tried to lay low on this day. I do remember getting a whoopie cushion when I was younger. Oh how I loved that thing! Once, I quickly slid it under my mom as she was getting in the passenger seat of her car. The door was wide open and we were in front of Publix (a grocery store). It was classic. I laughed until tears came down my face. My dad even laughed. Then the look of death came. Suddenly, it wasn't funny anymore. I never got my whoopie cushion back. Sigh. Maybe that's where my aversion to pranks stems from.







Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Parajunkee's View. This week's question is: What is the book that you really don't want to admit to loving?? 

Well, this is a funny one for me. I have found myself stalking eBay lately looking for R.L. Stine Fearstreet books. I read all of them when I was younger, and now I've started reading them again. Of course, I say I'm reading them so I can recommend them to my students, but that's not the entire truth. I actually enjoy reading the cheesy horror books. It's like reliving my childhood everytime I open a book. I also like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I find them to be hysterical. I have my 8 year old read them to me so it doesn't seem too pathetic. =)

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  1. Oh lord! My mom would've shot me! Check mine out...

    The Bookish Brunette

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  2. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I came close to losing my life that day. The look... so scary.

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  3. That's the problem with pranks. There's always the chance they'll go awry, or someone will get truly mad. Some people are great at funny gentle pranks, but I don't have the right imagination for that.

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  4. Sounds like you were mischevious. Glad your dad laughed.
    Ann

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  5. Somehow, whoopie cushions just never cease being funny. You would think now that I'm adult that a farting noise would have lost some of it's potential for humor, but you'd be wrong, I still crack up every time. I'm a child, I know:) I'm a huge fan of YA books like you are, so I'm glad to have found your blog! I'm a new follower and I hope you have a great weekend:)

    Jenny
    www.supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com

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  6. I loved using whoopie cushions on people! Sadly, I don't recall using them on April Fool's day. I think I'm going to the dollar store tomorrow morning to buy one!

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  7. Quite frankly, I think your mom got off too easily! There are far worse things you *could* have done!
    Hop by my post if you like http://samjaymc.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-blogger-hop-11.html

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  8. Bummer! Whoopie cushion confiscated! LOL

    Hopping by!

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  9. I used to read all the R.L. Stein books. Sometimes I think about rereading them too.

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  10. 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 - http://www.howardsherman.net

    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!
    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  11. Now I think a whoopie cushion is pretty harmless....I can handle harmless pranks, but nothing mean or cruel.

    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.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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