- It rained money?
- Your math teacher turned into a werewolf in front of you?
- Aliens came to Earth just to see you sing in front of your bedroom mirror?
- You ate 20 gallons of ice cream in a contest and you LOST?
- You went to school and it turned out to be a holiday and you didn’t know that?
- You got horribly pranked by your best friend and worst enemy TOGETHER?
- Problem #1: You’re on a long car trip and you just finished your book. There’s 1 more hour until you get there and you have nothing to read!
- Problem #2: You’ve been waiting forever for the sequel of your favorite book to come out. It finally does . . . on a SCHOOL day!
- Problem #3: Your mom returned a gripping, thrilling, totally awesome book to the library . . . before you finished the last chapter!
These, fellow Ink Splotters, are problems only a book lover would understand. You know what I mean, right? Well, we want to hear your problems . . . that only a fellow book lover would understand.
Leave your problems caused by book obsession in the Comments below!
Ratha, STACKS Writer
Check out the Q&A below and answer all (or some) of the questions from ForestWolf9!
- What’s your favorite snack?
- How long have you been on the STACKS?
- What are your hobbies?
- Have you been to a different country (or countries)? Which ones?
- What are your favorite books?
- What are your favorite movies?
- What’s your favorite funny TV ad?
- Have you ever tried to act like your favorite character from your favorite book/movie (copied his or her hair or makeup or stole his or her catchphrase)?
That’s it for today! Ta-ta!
PS. Get to know more STACKers on the STACK Back Message Board.
Dutchie may look like a lovable, innocent little pup but don’t let that fool you! He may be adorable but he has a bad side too! Would you just look at those blankets? How can a doggy so small make such a huge mess?
What do you think Dutchie is saying? Write YOUR own caption in the Comments!
Amanda, STACKS Intern
Maybe you are a computer coding genius. Maybe you paint the best fingernail designs in your school. Maybe you make better cupcakes than Martha Stewart, can play Minecraft in your sleep, write poetry like nobody’s business . . . or have a talent no one would have ever expected. Or maybe you do something pretty ordinary … with a totally extraordinary twist!
Let’s see how many cool, crazy, funny, interesting answers we get. Leave your “expertise” in the Comments below!
— Ratha, STACKS Writer
Have you ever wondered what a really crazy-looking word meant? I sure have! In fact, I do all the time. Of course, the right thing to do when you encounter a word you don’t know is to whip out the dictionary, but before you get the good ol’ standard definition of that difficult word, why not have a little fun first?
Today’s Funny Books Fiesta challenge is Silly Word Vocabulary! When you read a word you don’t know in your book . . . make up a definition. That’s right! Just make one up, the weirder the better. How does it change the sentence you’re reading?
I’m reading The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman (If you haven’t read it yet, you totally should!)–and I see a few words that I used to struggle with all the time. For example, brashness. Here is the original sentence that Gordon Korman wrote:
The door of the lounge was flung open, and Wilson burst into the room with his customary brashness.
Brashness really means energetic-ness or boldness, but if I were to make up my own silly definition, I’d say it means “having an extremely long, bushy tail.” Here is my new, silly sentence:
The door of the lounge was flung open, and Wilson burst into the room with his customary extremely long, bushy tail.
This definition of brashness gives the sentence a seriously silly new meaning!
Are you that super-smart kid that knows all the words in the book you’re reading? Fear not, you can still have fun. Simply give a word you already know a new meaning. Example? Coincidence. My new definition? “A statue made of old coins, made in an ancient mine by elves who only wear the color blue.”
Pick a word, any word! Be bold. Share your new, silly definition in the Comments below. Can’t wait to see how creative and gloriously goofy we can get!
AquaLadybug7 has a random quiz for you, and I have to say these questions really made me think! Libraries closed for 28 years???!!!! What kind of sick person would do that???
Anyway, here is the quiz. I need to go lie down after the shock of question #3.
- You got sucked into an annoying commercial that kept on playing the same corny song over and over and over again?
- You went outside in June in your favorite new outfit and then it started to rain and it was RUINED!?
- All libraries closed their doors for the next 28 years?
- You bought something online for $500,000 and it turned out to be a scam?
- You could have 3 wishes?
- You could actually TASTE a cloud and it tasted NOTHING EVEN CLOSE TO COTTON CANDY?
- You jumped on a giant trampoline and you ended up on the moon?
Welcome to the Funny Books Fiesta! To keep you reading (and giggling) all month long, we’ve got some seriously silly games going on. You ready to get your giggle on? Check out today’s activity!
Everyone loves Mad Libs. So why not make your own? The more original, the better! Here’s how this game works: substitute random nouns on the page you are reading with another, super-random noun.
For example, I’m currently reading Goosebumps Horrorland: Welcome to Camp Slither. I’m on page 73. My super-random word? Tofu. Check out my new first paragraphs:
Sid grabbed the tofu and studied it. “The head tofu is someone named Uncle Jerry? Why haven’t we seen him?”
“Don’t you get it? This means Dr. Crawler isn’t the real head tofu,” I said, my heart suddenly pounding. “Dr. Crawler is some kind of fake.”
The tofu all started talking at once…
To inspire you, here’s a list of great, goofy words for you to use:
Of course, you can always pick your own word!
Share your new favorite, silliest sentence (or sentences) in the Comments below. The sillier and more random, the better!
I got this idea from Moderator Katie on the STACKS Buzz Board. Since it is the end of the school year for many of you, take some time now to think over the past year and answer these questions.
- Overall, from 1 (low) to 10 (high), how was your school year?
- What was the BEST thing that happened to you in this school year?
- What was the WORST thing that happened to you in this school year?
- What lessons did you learn from both or either #2 or #3?
- What is your proudest accomplishment in this school year?
- What would you have done differently in this school year?
- Any summer resolutions? What are they?
- What do you want to work on MOST in the next school year?
- What is one experience you had in this school year that you never would have BELIEVED could happen to you?
- Any other hopes, dreams, comments now that this school year is just about done?
Leave your answers in the Comments. Then go read Katie’s original quiz and say, “Hi!” on the Buzz Board!