Here are the UK’s best book jokes
Published on: 14 April 2016 Author: Sophie Offord
Let's use humour to celebrate all that is fabulous and fun about reading.
We want to remind people that many books out there are completely hilarious.
For that reason, we recently asked you for the finest book jokes available to humanity - and by Jeeves, you delivered.
Thank you, British public.
May we present you with…
Jokes you don't always get
Some of you went for the kill - quoting French intellectuals at us:
@Booktrust 'When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."' - Hilaire Belloc— Gemma Bristow (@konallis) April 8, 2016
Writers, eh? Too talented by half.
Meanwhile, from this children's author...
Which had one of you responding:
Don't worry, Anne, you're not the only one. But once we read it another time, we laughed ourselves silly. In fact, this joke might be one of our favourites (and quite a few of you on Twitter agree)…
Best book joke of all?
Except Waterstones Ashford kindly thought our questionable turnip joke trumped the lot.
@Booktrust I don't think there is a better book joke.— Waterstones Ashford (@WaterstonesA) April 9, 2016
Another simply couldn't choose between them all - and why should Ruth have to? She can just 'entertain' her colleagues with the lot:
Thanks, Ruth - please reassure us that you still have your job.
Keep laughing and reading
Being serious for a moment (but just for a moment), we thank you all for your valiant efforts. They're all much better than ours, and we salute you wholeheartedly.