No Quote of the Week. Today I Have a Special Book Review

The Phone Book

by Verizon

Published in 2012 by Verizon

Ages 9+     

A whole bunch of pages

This book starts with some community information that’s not real useful. Then comes a long list of characters starting with Abigail Aaron who was not available for an interview. The book really drags on and on. There really isn’t much of a plot.  The pictures aren’t that interesting and not too colorful. I fell asleep but finally got it done. Near the end I thought I was seeing things, but NO the pages actually turn yellow! Now THAT was interesting.

 I give this book one out of five book worms…don’t read it…






I actually published this last year, but I figured a lot of people didn’t see it 😉


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43 replies

  1. Very clever Erik, and you had me fooled there for a minute. Happy April Fools Day to you. Its nearly midnight and then it will be 2nd of April for us. Have a great day!

  2. Very funny!!! I was just saying, to Diane in fact!, that it’s hard to play an April Fools joke on FB, but you figured out a way to do it on your blog. Very clever and fun 🙂 Happy April Fools Day!

  3. April Fools? But you didn’t fool us, I think you’ve done a pretty accurate review of the phone book 🙂

    You should have fooled us into actually reading the phone book. (Blog post idea for next year?). Happy April Fools Day!

  4. Wow Erik, I thought you ran out of books to read. Good one.

  5. Thanks for my first April Fool’s joke of the day 🙂

  6. hahaha
    very clever, Erik! 🙂

  7. I started reading the review without reading the title and thought, man Erik is being is harsh. Then I went back and reread the title. Ha, ha. But seriously, they still make phone books?

  8. Erik, that was so funny! Well done, and you had me fooled.

  9. Hahahaha! I often tell my mom about your blog, or read her parts of it, like your porcupine love story. So today I read her your April Fool’s post and it made her laugh just as much as it made me laugh. I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for the laughs this morning. 🙂

  10. Very funny and clever Erik. I knew something was up, but completely forgot it was April Fools Day. Thought your were going to highlight some profound quote from the phone book! You made me laugh today. Thank you!

  11. Ha! Loved this. 🙂 Maybe next April 1 you could review the e-version of the Yellow Pages. 😉

  12. You got me! And my whole family! Thanks for reminding us what a silly day this might turn out to be….*wringing hands and wracking brain*

  13. Lol! Really funny Eric! You really had me fooled! I mean, you read a lot so I just thought–maybe you dared yourself to read the whole entire phone book?!

  14. Erik,
    This post made be laugh not just because of the humor of reviewing the phone book. When my nephew was 4 y.o. (he’s now 20!) one of his favorite books to have us read was the phone book! Sometimes he’d pick a page and ask for all the names, other times he’d turn to the yellow pages, look at pictures and say something about it (for example, he’d see the Delta Airlines logo and say: D-E-L-T-A, that spells airport!)
    Happy April Fool’s Day from one of your foolish followers!

  15. That was a good one! Thanks for making us smile Erik!

  16. Ahaha, Erik! Nicely done. And I didn’t find your blog until later in the year last year, so this is new to me.

  17. Erik, that was hilarious! I was sitting here wondering what you would actually ask in your interview with Abigail Aaron if she had been available. Then I got to the yellow pages and was laughing out loud. Well done!

  18. Uh, Erik, do you realize you have a vertical ellipsis on your post? Yep, between your bookworm and your April Fools joker, there on the left side are three dots . . .

    Not April Fooling you. It’s there. Are you starting a new writing trend? Okay, it is April 2nd, and I am up later than I should be, but I am not dreaming. Are you sure THAT is not your April Fools joke?

    • Yeah I do know that. Sometimes I have to put periods in when I want things to be away from each other. If I didn’t have them there the April Fools Guy was up against the phone book. I don’t know why 🙁

      • I need to do the same thing. I think WordPress likes things without spaces. I just thought it was funny that there were three, just like an ellipsis–and it is (was) April Fool’s Day. I could see you doing something like that in secret.

  19. That was one of the best April Fool’s tricks ever? You are funny! Funny! Funny!

  20. Ha, ha! Great joke!

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