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Friday, February 20, 2009

World’s Funniest Books

The Reading Copy, a blog published by the staff of, recently published a list of the world’s funniest books based on a survey of 500 0f its British customers. Yes, the Brits may have a slightly different sense of humor than we Yanks (think “Monty Python,” “Benny Hill” and “Are You Being Served?”), but at least two American writers made the list.

If you need some chuckles to get through the final weeks of winter, try these:

Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Don’t Miss . . .

Mississippi Freedom Riders. March 5, 7:30 p.m. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center
The Fairfax Library Foundation presents Eric Etheridge, author of Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders and former Freedom Rider Rev. Reginald Green. For more information call 703-324-8428. Registration is not required; tickets will be distributed beginning at 7 p.m. on March 5; limit of four tickets per person, first come, first served; books will be available for sale and signing.

Venture Into Volunteering. March 5, 10 a.m. – noon. Chantilly Regional Library
Baby boomers, retirees and seniors are invited to attend the Venture Into Volunteering Fair for older adults. Supervisor Michael R. Frey, Sully District, will offer welcoming remarks.

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