Friday, April 1, 2011

Fool for Books Giveaway Hop!

Seriously, I am the lamest trickster around.  You'd think I could come up with something "foolish" on the fooly-ish of all days.  My only claim to doing something extraordinary on April Fool's Day is -- give birth!!  My youngest son turns 5 years old today!  So, in addition to giving away a book, I am also in the midst of baking a birthday cake and wrapping presents!  Happy Birthday my baby boy!

Now to the necessary stuff...

Thanks to Kathy at I am a Reader and Not a Writer, and Belinda at The Bookish Snob for co-hosting this event!

What does one giveaway on April Fool's Day?  I would think something funny?   LOL, ROTF, kind of stuff, right?

So, for this giveaway, I'm offering a book from one of the funniest writers I've read!

I have ONE paperback copy of Jen Lancaster's Bright Lights, Big Ass to offer!

Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster: Book Cover

I'm tired, cold, and sleepy, so I'm making the entry as easy as possible -- fill out the attached form, become a follower, and in the comments section, tell me the CRAZIEST trick you've ever pulled off on April Fool's Day, and voila, you are DONE!

Giveaway is open April 1-2nd
(I will pick a winner via at 10pm on Saturday night, and notify the winner via email; they then have 24 hours to contact me, otherwise, I will select another winner).


Mona said...

This book sounds hilarious -- would love to win.

I don't know how crazy this is but once I moved my supervisor's desk chair and all her stuff(only the stuff ON her desk) to a CSR's desk and vice versa.

Madison said...

Sadly, I've never really been able to come up with a trick good enough for April Fool's Day :/ Unless you count countless prank calls when I was a kid.. :)

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

I'm so lame, I haven't pulled any great pranks for April Fool's. Fallen for plenty of them though!

Sarah Reads Too Much
sarahesullivan at gmail dot com

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I have yelled "FIRE!! FIRE!!" and had my husband come running and almost break his neck...It was funny than and it's still funny now. Even he laughs.

mary_reiss @

Tammy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not a big I don't think I've actually done any April Fool's jokes. Yeah, I know-lame, right?


Unknown said...

April fool's when I was 17 my mother and I were at a coffee shop and I decided to fool her, so I told her I was pregnant and I was soooo convincing that I had to take a test after we left to prove I wasn't lol
Talk about an April Fool's joke that freaked her out and backfired on me lol

Shooting Stars Mag said...

great giveaway...I've never done a fun trick. I know, I know, how sad. But honestly, I'm pretty gullible and I don't like being tricked so I wouldn't want to do something outrageous to someone else.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

as always ♥ Carol said...

Gosh the only prank I ever did was when I made my niece throw ( I can't remember if it was a bucket or something like that) down the stairs and then start yelling I'd fallen down. So there I am on the floor fake crying and my niece is yelling her head off when my brother comes running like crazy to see whats wrong. He was so freaked out I couldn't stand it and burst out laughing I though it was too funny that is until my mom came over and started yelling at me (she was so mat me lol) but yeah I promised never to do some thing like that again, and that's the only April fools prank I did.

as always ♥, Carol

Linda Henderson said...

GFC follow as seriousreader

I bought a goldfish in a bowl for a co-worker when they told me they wanted fish for lunch.

seriousreader at live dot com

Ricki said...

Awesome book. I already own it, so I'm not entering, but I just wanted to say how much I love your choice of a prize.

Rachel said...

Maybe I'm having a brain fart, but I honestly can't remember any April Fool's tricks, though I know I was part of a few when I was younger. *Sigh*

hopester777 at gmail dot com

Bookworm Lisa said...

We share giving birth on April 1st in common. My son turned 8 today!

ke7yca at gmail dot com

When I called everyone to tell them the good news, they all thought I was pulling an April Fools Joke.

faithspage said...

Jen Lancaster is a chick lit queen..

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Well, yesterday my 13 yo daughter told me she didn't really want to go to FL for Spring Break. haha

goldangel69 said...

i have never pulled a prank i am to nice

Christie said...

The craziest thing I ever tried to do on April Fool's Day (it's lame so don't get your hopes up) was to unscrew the cap of the salt on the table so that when someone tried to shake the salt the lid came off and all the salt came out! It's seemed funny to me at the time (I was 9).

swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

Janelle said...

Our marketing team once took an obnoxious sales rep's office & filled it floor to ceiling with crumpled newspaper while he was on vacation, with my boss's approval!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
Chanticlear1 (at)gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

The craziest thing I've done is baked ExLax cookies for someone. Tee!Hee!

Linda: Book Ninja said...

I Saran-wrapped the toilet seat when my best friends were over for the night. One of them had to go during the night and found a nasty surprise. It was hilarious, well after she stopped screaming at me.

mischievousmaya said...

I'm pretty lame when it comes to April Fools' Day, but I nearly gave my mother a heart attack once. I was 22, living on my own in England and I called her, and using my most serious/scared voice told her I was pregnant and that I didn't know who the father was.

The next thing I knew, my dad was on the phone and I could hear my mom crying in the background. So.. maybe not so crazy as cruel? My mom didn't speak to me for a few weeks, my dad however, found it all quite amusing.

katklaw777 said...

GFC follower katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Hop, hop, hopping along...great giveaway, thanks!
I tricked my Hubby into marrying me. lol