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26 Jokes for Book Lovers & Authors

Need a laugh between editing tasks? Have a giggle at these 26 jokes for book lovers and writers.

Jokes for Book Lovers


What would you find in Charles Dickens's pantry? The best of thyme, the worst of thyme.


Why did the reader give up on Pride and Prejudice? The characters were too Austentatious.


1What do you get when you mix alcohol and literature? Tequila Mockingbird.


Why was Shakespeare cold after his camping trip? Now is the winter of our discount tent.


Brontë? What a breath of fresh Eyre.


My weekend is fully booked.


I like big books and I cannot lie.


A book fell on my head. I can only blame my shelf.


Stay true to your shelf.


Bookworms take shelfies.


Jokes for Authors

Why did the comma break up with the apostrophe?

Because it was too possessive.


Why do writers often feel cold? Because they're surrounded by drafts.


Bad spelling makes me [sic].


What dinosaur knows a lot of synonyms? A thesaurus.


Past, present, and future walked into a bar. It was tense.


Synonym rolls: just like grammar used to make.


Practice safe text: use commas.


What do you say to comfort the grammar police? There, their, they're.


What do pregnant women and apostrophes have in common? They're prone to contractions.


What type of blood does a proof-reader have? Type O.


What do you get when you cross a writer with a deadline? A really clean house.


What’s it like to be an aspiring writer? It’s difficult to put into words.


I once asked this literary agent what writing paid the best, and he said, ‘ransom notes’.


Writers have great climaxes.


Seven days without a pun makes one weak.


The comma sutra makes grammar sexy.


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