The Best of: Literary Someecards

If you’re anything like us PubCrawlers, you appreciate some well-delivered snark. Even more so if it revolves around books and reading. Well, someecards does snark like no other and I thought we could indulge in a “best of” collection to celebrate the end of the week.

(Click through to send the actual ecards from someecards.com)

I’ve been trying to figure out what it is about these that resonates so strongly. Like most jokes, I think it’s the fact that a small bit of truth exists in each card. I have fallen in love with characters while reading a book. If my husband didn’t at least appreciate Harry Potter, I may very well have a different opinion of him. I am 100% guilty of ignoring friends and family to spend time with the characters wandering around in my head. (Oh, and working out? Yeah, I only do that to prep for the zombie apocalypse.)

Passions leads to extremes, I suppose, and these e-cards let us laugh at our own bookish obsessions. Do any of these stand out to you as particularly honest?

Or, do you have any favorite literary humor websites? What about literary humor books?

Let us know in the comments, and you can WIN a copy of Annie Lamott’s famous Bird by Bird! This is one of our favorite guides to the writing life because not only is so true, but it’s also hilarious—just like these ecards!

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33 Responses to The Best of: Literary Someecards

  1. Cassie Nov 16 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I am a chronic victim of book hangovers!
    I’m still too drunk from the Game of Thrones series to consider reading anything else… And I’m in a fairly committed fictional relationship with Jon Snow. Love the e-card reassuring me that I’m not the only one!

    My favourite literature humour book is Twitterature – classic literature retold for a modern audience, in a series of 140 character tweets. Hilarious!

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:01 pm #

      Ha! Twitterature sounds hilarious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Marc Vun Kannon Nov 16 2012 at 7:24 am #

    I don’t care about the reading so much, but many people seem to think that writing is an activity I can just pick up and put down, and get interrupted in repeatedly. Hello? Why do you think I get up at 5?

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:02 pm #

      Oh, I am so with you on the writing interruptions! Sometimes my husband will wander into my office and start rambling and I have to try so hard to not scream, “Do you realize what you’ve just done?!” 😉

  3. Leigh Smith Nov 16 2012 at 8:57 am #

    I guess I rely on other people for all of my writing memes. I get mine on Pinterest and FB. Book hangover. That’s me after I just reread Daughter of Smoke and Bone in preparation for Days of Blook and Startlight. Soooo beautiful and heartbreaking!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:05 pm #

      I catch a lot of meme’s via Pinterest as well! (And eee–I can’t wait to get to Days of Blood and Starlight! It’s in my TBR pile!)

  4. Loie Nov 16 2012 at 9:16 am #

    For me, it was the one about the inability to start a new book because I’m still living in the other book’s world. Whew, I went through an intense period of sadness after Deathly Hallows…took me while to pick up another book. I didn’t want to let go. I’ve been secretly hoping she’d write about Harry’s parents haha – Lily and James. I LOVE reading fanfiction about them.

    Alas, book humor…hmmm WELL I bought a cute little magnet at a Book Festival in Toronto and it says “I like the company of people…but I much prefer books’ and the girl is seated in a chair surrounded by shelves and shelves of books hahah..

    Neat post!!
    Loie xo

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      I don’t know if I’ll ever fully recover from Harry Potter being over. *sigh* Those books <3

  5. The Loopy Librarian Nov 16 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I’m guilty of ignoring phone calls and friends in favor of the fictional world of books. Even when I finish a book I tend to still be there in my mind (the book hangover) and therefore quite preoccupied. My favorite book quote is: “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      That quote is perfection! Love it. (And guilty of it, too!)

    • Kacey Nov 16 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      I have a tote bag with that quote on it!

  6. Sarah Marie Nov 16 2012 at 10:48 am #

    The book hangover one is so true for me. I always have to lay down on think for a while after I’m done reading, and if it’s a really, really good book I have to take a few days before I can start a new one. I have not yet gotten over The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
    And I could never love anyone who doesn’t love Harry Potter 😉

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      The Raven Boys was so atmospheric. I would have been happy soaking up those words and that world for AGES.

  7. Alyssa Nov 16 2012 at 11:34 am #

    So many of these ring true for me! Being interrupted while reading is one of my biggest pet peeves, and every time I work out I try to channel Katniss. 😛

    Jen Campbell’s WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSTORES is awesomely hilarious, and it’s full of cute and funny little illustrations too!

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      They let you bring a bow into your gym? (I kid, I kid.) I’m going to have to look up Campbell’s book now. Sounds hysterical 🙂

      • Alyssa Nov 16 2012 at 2:25 pm #

        Haha, I wish! I’ve actually always wanted to take archery classes. 😀

  8. Jane Nov 16 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    lol. I loved today’s post! These are so funny and SO true, especially the Harry Potter one.

    • Erin Bowman
      Erin Bowman Nov 16 2012 at 2:09 pm #

      Glad to help pass along a few giggles on Friday. And oh, Harry Potter. My everlasting love. <3

  9. Jaime Morrow Nov 16 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Best writing humor site has to be the one you’ve already mentioned–some ecards. I went to Google images recently and typed in “some ecards grammar” and that yielded a number of bust-a-gut ecards. My favorite: If you say “I seen…” then I’ll go ahead and assume that sentence will never be finished with “the inside of a book.” Bahaha! 😀

  10. Alexa (Loves Books) Nov 16 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    The card about Harry Potter is totally true about me. I (secretly) judge people based on whether or not they’ve read, seen or know about Harry Potter. If they don’t like the series, or if they have decidedly negative opinions about it, well, trust me, it’s difficult to have any sort of relationship with that person.

    Thank goodness my husband-to-be loves the series as much as I do!

  11. Krispy Nov 16 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    OMG, the pet peeve one is SO TRUE. I’m always like, Can you not see I am READING right now? Please do not talk to me…or at least wait until I finish this paragraph! 😛 Also, book hangover? I think I’m still suffering from Scorpio Races book hangover, even though I read that LAST YEAR, and I had it for the Raven Boys too. And I would totally die first in the Hunger Games. -_-‘

  12. Katlin Collins Nov 16 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I love someecards! The card when people see you reading and still find the need to interrupt you just kills me, and the other card, the one about a book hangover is so true. I can just get so caught up into a book’s world that I have trouble reading something else if I truly love the book.

  13. Marina Nov 16 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    The Pet Peeve about reading being doing nothing. That’s my family’s attitude toward reading.
    Favorite funny sites eh… reasoningwithvampires on tumblr, as well as betterbooktitles and slushpilehell

  14. Robin Hall Nov 17 2012 at 9:11 am #

    These cards were great-especially the book hangover and people assuming because we’re reading we can be repeatedly interrupted. I don’t have a favorite humor writing site, so I’m happily checking out all the comments.

  15. Rachelle Christensen Nov 17 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Ha, ha! I love these! They are so true. I love the book hangover one. I really have a problem with that. A lot of times I have to switch genres after reading a particularly amazing book or my mind keeps going back to the previous book trying to make it fit with the new read. I need an ecard that shows me reading and my husband talking to me–my responses are always delayed by at least 10 seconds and he can’t figure out why. 🙂

  16. Christa Nov 17 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    My biggest pet peeve is when people assume reading is “doing nothing” or when my roommate asks me how my writing is going and starts to tell me about his day all while I’m trying to write. Way to break my concentration!

    In terms of humour websites I love the Life in Publishing Tumblr http://lifeinpublishing.tumblr.com/

  17. Rachel Lavi Nov 17 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    The most honest one for me was the one about giving up relationships (3rd one). those characters do get hold on our lives, and being a writer is more often than not – being alone. Thanks!

  18. ~renate Nov 18 2012 at 1:01 am #

    The only reason I am ever motivated to work out is when I remember that the zombie apocalypse could hit at any time. I love all of these.

  19. Nicole Nov 18 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Those were fantastic! Thanks for the needed laughs. 🙂

  20. Juliana Haygert Nov 19 2012 at 9:06 am #

    http://lifeinpublishing.tumblr.com/ for sure!

  21. Judit_K Nov 19 2012 at 11:34 am #

    I don’t have one, but there is a site that every book lover might find awesome: bookshelfporn.com
    (Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s nothing nasty, just creativity on the “homes” of our beloved books)
    Enjoy!

  22. Bethany Nov 22 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I had a book hangover for days after reading Hold Me Closer Necromancer a second time. I would look at another book in the library, and then I would put it back in the shelf. HMCN’s awesome humor ruined SO many future books for me D:

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