Day 1 of #ComedyBookWeek highlights

It’s finally here! The inaugural day of the inaugural year of a seriously funny event. Hard to believe that two months ago it was just a vague idea – fast forward to today, and we have 63 participating authors and 96 participating books! Over 60 events will take place across multiple platforms during the next 8 days, including book reviews, interviews, author Q&A sessions, giveaways, and more, all connected with the already trending hashtag #ComedyBookWeek.

Just imagine what can happen next year, with an 11-month lead time! For starters, right about here, there would be one of those cool looping videos of a standing ovation, which is currently beyond the technical capabilities of our already frustrated IT “department.” If the current author subscriber trend continues, over 400 authors and 500 books will participate, forcing that IT department to buckle up and create automated forms. The hype will attract the attention of major book bloggers, which, in turn, will create even more hype. #ComedyBookWeek hashtag will be trending every day, and people all over the world will be calling in sick, just so they can stuff their Kindles with free and bargain books. All over the world, there will be snorted tea, weird looks on trains, and exclamations of, “I’ll read what she is reading!”

If you have not done it yet, peruse the 96 books on offer. Luckily it’s Saturday, and no lying to the boss is necessary. Most of the participating books are free or $0.99 for the duration of #ComedyBookWeek, but please note that we can’t guarantee that all of them are discounted.

And now, for the events! We begin with a C (the happy meerkat) review of Shizzle, Inc by Ana Spoke and Matthew Drzymala’s interview with the author, Ana Spoke.

Shizzle, Inc follows adventures of a “gloriously dippy” Isa Maxwell in hot pursuit of fifteen minutes of fame. It has been described as a “wild and hilarious ride,” “Larger than Life, Off-Beat, Funny,” and it’s FREE!

Next, Facebook group ‘Books and Everything’ is hosting an online Q&A with Russ Colchamiro, author of Finders Keepers.

Finders Keepers is a blend of a sci-fi with a road trip and  has been described by reviewers as “Strange page-turner” and “Intergalactic ass-kicker of a book.”

For something unexpected and different, read Books, Books, and More books review of Can you Stiff Your Divorce Lawyer? by Portia Porter.

Can you Stiff Your Divorce Lawyer? is a mix of cautionary tales, inside information, and elaborate tongue-in-cheek instructions, which expose the achilles heel of the legal profession: you don’t have to pay your lawyer if you don’t want to. It has been described by reviewers as “Intelligent and funny!”and “A must-read for any prospective or current law student, lawyer, or a law group.” It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

For a bit of a ligh-hearted comic relief, Vicki Goodwin of The Page Turner will review Heat of the Moment by Maggie Le Page.

Heat of the Moment is a hilarious romcom about one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle. It has been called “Brilliant,” “A delight,” and “Heartfelt book that really touched my emotions.” And it’s only $0.99!

Next, buckle up for Al Lane’s Dirty Dozen interview with Steve Vernon, author of Kelpie Dreams.

Kelpie Dreams is a funny, action-packed, paranormal romance novel for folks who HATE to read romance novels. When the ex-assassin-come-high-school-librarian has to take on a Sea Hag—eight legs of Godzilla-ugly poured into a bucket full of meanness, you know you’re in for some crazy fun. Reviewers have called it “A strange and wonderful tale” and “A fantastic fantasy journey” – don’t miss it!

And finally, Ani Gonzalez will interview Barb Taub, author of Do Not Wash Hands in Plates.

Do Not Wash Hands in Plates is the story of three women eating their way across India in search of adventure, elephants, temples, palaces, western toilets, monkeys, the perfect paratha…and the kindness of Indian strangers. Reviewers have called it “A fun trip with friends, elephants, food and more food” and “a book to brighten the darkest day.” Don’t miss it while it’s only $0.99!

19 thoughts on “Day 1 of #ComedyBookWeek highlights

  1. Congratulations, Ana, on your big day! The reviews are great. I’m especially interested to read the one from someone who lives in India. Now that’s one big compliment, that she thinks you have portrayed her country so accurately. I’m really impressed.

    I must get on with reading your book and reviewing it on the UK site.

    Whoops, I haven’t reduced my book in price. Didn’t think to do that, as I have it in my mind to do a promo at the beginning of August. Maybe I should reduce it now. What do you think?


  2. Hi Ana! Big day Girl for you! Read Indiot and just justtttt loooovvveeeeeddddd it! I have posted my review of your book on Amazon.
    Moving to the ComedyBookWeek, my review of Matthew Dryzmala is also done. I couldn’t inform you to include in the calendar. Just hate assessing test papers when all I want is to read! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Syeda! Just saw the review and read it twice already 🙂 What a relief, to get thumbs up from a local! You would have appreciated bevakoof a lot earlier than Americans, ha?


  3. Another book appearing on your 99 cent listing is The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes. Amazon’s price for this book today is $1.79. Sounds like another technical issue, but if that’s the correct price, please let me know.


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