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Book Clubbers, Issue #005 -- April Fools Issue!
April 01, 2008

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April Fools Issue 2008

April Fools Day 2008 Newsletter

Special Newsletter in honor of April Fools Day 2008!
Look for our regular newsletter on The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt on April 15th.

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."
~ Chinese Proverb

In this issue...

  • April Fools Facts

  • April Fools Books for Adults

  • April Fools Books for Kids

  • Top 5 April Fools Jokes

  • Featured Recipe for April Fools Dinner

  • April Fools Fun

April Fools Facts

April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day occurs annually on April 1. The day is generally observed by playing a practical joke on a "victim" who soon becomes known as an April Fool. This custom is thought to have started in France during the 16th century but the British are credited with bringing it to the United States.

The commonly accepted origin of April Fool's Day involves changes in the calendar. At one time, the New Year celebration began on March 25 and ended on April 1. However, in 1582, King Charles IX adopted the Gregorian calendar and accepted the beginning of the new year as January 1. Those who refused to acknowledge the new date or simply forgot received foolish gifts and invitations to nonexistent parties. The butt of such a prank was known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish."
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April Fools Books for Adults

Fun April Fools Books for Adults

  1. April Fool by William Deverell.

  2. April Fool's Day: A Modern Love Story by Bruce Courtenay.

  3. April Fool's Day by Josip Novakovich.

  4. The April Fools' Day Murder by Lee Harris.

  5. The Complete April Fools' Day RFCs by Thomas Limoncelli and Peter H. Salus.

April Fools Books for Kids

Fun April Fools Books for Kids

  1. April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman.

  2. Look Out, It's April Fools' Day by Frank Modell.

  3. April Fool! by Harriet Ziefert.

  4. Mud Flat April Fool by James Stevenson.

Top 5 April Fools Jokes

  1. If you have a sink with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle when nobody's looking. This automatically keeps the nozzle in spray-mode. Make sure the nozzle is pointing up and outward. The next person to use the sink will get a splash! Too funny!

  2. Switch the salt with sugar and then watch your family and friend's faces when they try their food!

  3. Place a sign on the restroom door of the office bathroom that reads, "The company ran out of toilet tissue; please use your own resources."

  4. Order a few pizzas for your neighbor!

  5. Superglue some coins to the sidewalk or any spot that has a lot of people walking around. Make sure it's an appropriate place, then watch people break fingernails to get the coins.

Featured Recipe for April Fools Day Dinner

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Serves/Makes: 8 Ready In: < 30 minutes

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed

Cream together the cream cheese, margarine and sugar. Mix together pudding, milk and Cool Whip. Combine chocolate mixture with creamed mixture. Stir well.

In a clean flowerpot, layer mixture with crushed Oreo cookies, ending with cookies on top. Add silk flowers and plastic shovel for serving.

April Fools Fun

Be prepared for April Fools Pranks.

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