April is National Humor Month, so go ahead and laugh at the library. It’s good for you! Studies show that laughter reduces stress, relaxes the whole body and helps you recharge.
CADL has lots of books to choose from that can tickle your funny bone and enhance your quality of life. Here are some of my favorite hilarious titles:
- Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates. The photos and captions submitted by fearless bakers are a recipe for the benefits of belly laughing.
- Disquiet, Please! More Humor Writing from The New Yorker edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder. If you think laughter is the best medicine, read two of these essays and call me in the morning.
- The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood is the first of four titles in the clever Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. Listen to these books on CD in order. Katherine Kellgren’s take on the voices of the prim Victorian governess and her charges—three children raised by wolves—will have the whole family ‘howling’ for more.
- The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander McCall Smith is the fifth entry in the 44 Scotland Street series. Robert Ian Mackenzie’s understated narration of this witty book on CD evokes uncontrollable laughter. Yep, that’s me at the stoplight. Maybe we shouldn’t listen to this one while driving.
– Ann C., Head Librarian at CADL Haslett