Laughing is important, so for your sake, I hope you can answer my question with something like “just a few minutes ago.” But my question is actually book-related, and probably should have been a little more precise: When was the last time you laughed while you read?
I frequently cry when I read. Well, to be honest, I easily cry even when I don’t read. I can be moved to tears by a song, a picture, and even a smell. It’s no wonder that I always have a box of tissues handy. I don’t mind crying, even if it’s over a made-up story (though my kids sometimes give me odd looks…). When I read, I like to feel so much that it makes me cry. Some of my favorite books come with memories of hearty crying. The more gut-wrenching, the better.
Now, I have given up finding a “happy” book. When I made a list of the criteria that would make me consider a book to be happy (no self-help, no sappy romance, no death, etc.), I realized that it would make for a boring story. But what about a book to make me laugh? I can’t remember the last time I had a very good laugh while reading. I’ve smiled or giggled, but not laughed out loud.
So I’m turning to you, dear readers.
Can you recommend a book that really made you laugh?