You have been warned

Bluebird of Bitterness makes us giggle once more. Thanks so much for these great smiles! 😀

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Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – The Morning After the Zoo’s Christmas Party- Photographed by The Story Reading Ape.

Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord invited The Story Reading Ape to provide her with an absolutely hilarious post during Christmas time. Enjoy and meet Chris on Sally’s blog.

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The Story Reading Ape(Chris Graham) was the VIP guest of his local zoo.. and everyone had an amazing time.. as illustrated by the morning after photographs taken by our intrepid fellow investigative blogger…

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My thanks to Chris for sharing these candid images of the revellers… Enjoy

About The Story Reading Ape

It does not matter if you blog once a week, once a day or several times a day but it does matter that it is consistent. We all love the fact that people who have dropped in on the off chance keep coming back for more. In my opinion it is down to the quality of the posts and also the expectation that readers will find something of interest.

The Story Reading Ape has this down to a fine art and the list of subjects that adorn his enclosure is lengthy. He is…

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A Peek Back Into Our Past

When I think back into the time

of me as teenage-girl right in her prime

the telephone it had a dial,

you couldn’t pull it for a mile because the cable was in style.

Internet we did never see, we were outside with our injured knee.

We played, we ran and we have kicked,

ice cream was from us all licked,

and friends not only simply clicked.

We loved to read the Tolkien Orc and had pinboards out of cork

we pinned there photo jam, this was our Instagram.

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We were not tattooed if you had checked,

we never found any cars we wrecked

never any walls we specked

but if we had them ever flecked, at least the spelling was correct.

Ebay didn’t yet exist, but our trash-day wasn’t missed.

Amazon was analogue

and named “Sears” as catalogue.

Singing and running was ‘in vogue’.

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New pairs of jeans they did look new

no hint of undies, no slightest clue,

mine everyone just sure could tell

was the one with the small bell.

Yellow were the bathroom walls, if you didn’t have brown stalls

of brightness we kids had our share, to survive we put some stickers there.

‘Spin the bottle’ and grapevine and then the words ‘will you be mine’,

It sounds funny, but it’s true, no Match.com, we still got through.

Smoothie was called apple sauce, YouTube was an unknown loss

and please, don’t go and make a face, Pokémon was paper chase.

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, December 2017)

 

Picture courtesy of: http://www.google.com

 

 

 

13 Book Dedications Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Megan gives us all a few ideas about book dedications. Have fun with them.

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Maybe you skip over them and dive right into the meat of a book, but if you take the time to look, there are some pretty amazing book dedications. While most are sweet, sincere, or inspiring, the dedications we’ve rounded up below are laugh-out-loud funny.

  

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15 Things That Happen to Book Lovers During the Holidays

Megan shows us 15 things that happen to book lovers during the Holidays. Thanks for the giggle, Megan!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that’s not always the case if you’re a book lover! While it’s tough to beat spending time with people we love and eating lots of festive snacks, the holidays also tend to mean one sad thing: Less time for reading. But before you lose all hope, remember that we understand that struggle, too. Here are a few rough situations that book lovers finds themselves in this time of year.

   

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