March 27, 2013
Recently, my reading habits have taken a twist, a humorous twist. I am proud to say that I am slightly obsessed with reading parody books. Parody books imitate and often slightly mock a well-known work. I find that they are often lighter and quicker reads. I find the key to reading these is to not take them too seriously—they are meant to be funny.
My journey into "parody-land" all started with a trip to a bookstore, where I saw on display The Hunger Pains, a parody of the The Hunger Games. I decided then to place a hold on the book (thanks to the MyMCPL App). I anxiously awaited the arrival of my new discovery, and I was not disappointed when it came in. It took the characters and storyline of The Hunger Games and made it light, humorous, and, in my opinion, hilarious.
After talking to a coworker, I realized that there was a whole world of parody books out there to be discovered. Goodreads has a great list of many popular parody books. I immediately put many on hold. So far some of my favorites are: Nightlight (a Twilight Parody), Fifty Shames of Early Grey (a tamer version of Fifty Shades of Grey), Goodnight iPad (a Goodnight Moon Parody), and Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody (a Harry Potter parody). I have many more parody books on hold and a few sitting at home waiting to be read.
If you are looking for something new to read, or just looking for something light, I definitely recommend checking some of these out.
Blue Ridge Branch