Bibliophile humor

April 20, 2021


Wednesday weirdness

April 7, 2021

This video is ancient — even older than YouTube! — and about as amateurish as a video can be, but it still cracks me up every time I watch it. If you are unfamiliar with the plot of Pride and Prejudice, you should probably give this one a miss, as it will make no sense whatsoever.


Happy National Library Week

April 5, 2021

Cartoons for literature lovers from John Atkinson.

See more of John Atkinson’s work at Wrong Hands.


Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter

January 18, 2021

A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.


Happy birthday, P. G. Wodehouse

October 15, 2020

In honor of the birthday of one of my favorite authors, here is a book review in verse by one of my favorite poets.

PG Wooster, Just As He Useter
by Ogden Nash

Bound to your bookseller, leap to your library,
Deluge your dealer with bakshish and bribary,
Lean on the counter and never say when,
Wodehouse and Wooster are with us again.

Flourish the fish-slice, your buttons unloosing,
Prepare for the fabulous browsing and sluicing,
And quote, til you’re known as the neighborhood nuisance,
The gems that illumine the browsance and sluicance.

Oh, fondle each gem, and after you quote it,
Kindly inform me just who wrote it.
Which came first, the egg or the rooster?
PG Wodehouse or Bertram Wooster?

I know hawk from handsaw, and Finn from Fiji,
But I can’t disentangle Bertram from PG.
I inquire in the school room, I ask in the road house,
Did Wodehouse write Wooster, or Wooster Wodehouse?

Bertram Wodehouse and PG Wooster,
They are linked in my mind like Simon and Schuster.
No matter which fumbled in ’41,
Or which the woebegone figure of fun.

I deduce how the faux pas came about,
It was clearly Jeeves’s afternoon out.
Now Jeeves is back, and my cheeks are crumply
From watching him glide through Steeple Bumpleigh.

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975)

Ogden Nash (1902-1971)


Happy National Book Lovers Day

August 9, 2020


Caturday classic: Cat Littérature

June 6, 2020


Bibliophile humor

May 5, 2020

Cartoons for literature lovers from John Atkinson.

See more of John Atkinson’s work at Wrong Hands.


Happy National Library Week

April 20, 2020


Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter

January 18, 2020

A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.


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