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Old 02-24-11, 12:12 AM
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Please make a nomination for our April chat. The genre for April is humor. This ought to be fun!
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Old 02-24-11, 12:24 AM
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I will nominate Learn Me Good by John Pearson.

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Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn't changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as "Irritable Vowel Syndrome," "In math class, no one can hear you scream," and "I love the smell of Lysol in the morning," Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit.
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Old 02-24-11, 12:31 AM
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I think I found one. It sound fun and has food. It might be a bit "light" for you Rudi. Kind if the point of humor though. I'm nominating hesitantly because it has sequals.

THE POTLUCK CLUB by
LINDA EVANS SHEPARD and
EVA MARIE EVERSON



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In the small Colorado town of Summit View, a surprising multi-generational mix of women from Grace Church meet once a week to pass a hot dish and to pray. But the Potluck Club, as they call themselves, is a recipe for disaster when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church. And the funny thing: the more they pray, the more troubles seem to come their way. It isn't until they invite God to the table that they discover friendship is the spice of life, and a little dash of grace, just like salt, goes a long way. With charming, down-home characters, humor, poignancy, and a recipe in every chapter, The Potluck Club will keep readers hungering for more.

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Meet the Potluck Club--six women who gather each month to share their insatiable appetite for good friends, great food, and a pinch of prayer. Their seemingly unlikely friendship brings a little spice to life in Summit View, Colorado. But when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church, things get interesting . . . Evie's niece arrives with a broken heart and a big surprise. Lisa Leann tries to take over. Goldie's marriage turns sour. Donna stews over a strange encounter. Lizzie's librarian eyes are on the lookout for trouble. Vonnie must come to terms with a secret she's kept hidden from her best friends. But who knows what life will serve as The Potluck Club discovers that friendship is no piece of cake and a little dash of grace, like salt, goes a long way.
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Old 02-24-11, 01:11 AM
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I can read lighter stuff, but I am picky! I'm really glad you're nominating books and planning to join us!
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Sorry Amber! I know you already read this but it totally fits this genre and I really wanted to read it too so hope you don't mind! Hope no one is offended by potty mouth humor! lol
I will nominate: Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
http://www.amazon.com/Sh-t-My-Dad-Sa...8559818&sr=1-1

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Sh*t My Dad Says is f______ great!...Very funny, very irreverent, very real. It’s refreshing at a time when we’re all choking to death on political correctness and can go for days without meeting a single person with common sense.” (Janet Evanovich, Time Magazine )

“Shoot-beer-out-your-nose funny.” (Maxim )

“A fun gift book that is bound to crack up anyone who flips through it.” (Los Angeles Times )

“This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.” (Chelsea Handler )

If you’re wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.” (Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like )

“Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.” (Kristen Bell )

“Justin Halpern tosses lightning bolts of laughter out of his pocket like he is shooting dice in a back alley. In one sweep of a paragraph, he ranges from hysterical to disgusting to touching—and does it all seamlessly. Sh*t My Dad Says is a really, really funny book.” (Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club )

“Justin Halpern’s dad is up there with Aristotle and Winston F*cking Churchill. He’s brilliant, and his son’s book is absolutely hilarious.” (A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All )
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