Friday, 16 December 2011

Guest post by Claire Robyns + Giveaway

Today I have an author whose adventures I quite envy: Claire Robyns is the eiptome of globetrotter! She grew up in South Africa, visited Zimbabwe, Mozambique and right now lives in England with her family, if that isn't multicultural and world-travelled to you, I don't know what is :-) Claire's latest release Second Guessing Fate is a funny contemporary romance I have on my wishlist, read on, you could win a copy for yourself!

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, and I’ve got humour on the brain, in particular that strange thing called ‘sense of humour’. A finicky little thing that seems to be so important when we’re looking for romance.

If you’ve ever had a well-meaning friend set you up, you’ve definitely heard, “You’ll love him. He has a great sense of humour.” Hmm…

You’d never think to slap a new date upside down the head a couple of times to test his anger levels. You don’t tickle his ear or pinch his nose to see if he has the same irritation boundaries as you--or maybe you do, in which case I’d love to read about it in the comments :-) We do, however, put on our wittiest act and if he doesn’t get us, he’s out.

But one person’s funny is not always another’s and that’s the mystery, and the wonder, of our relationships in love and friendship.

I don’t even know how to define my sense of humour. It’s not as simple as dry wit, slapstick or black comedy.

I laugh my head off at the scene in A Night at Casablanca where Harpo Marx is leaning against a wall and is asked if he’s holding it up. When he steps away, the wall falls down. On the other hand, my teeth itch every time I watch Charlie Chaplin slip on yet another banana.

Spike, in the romantic comedy Nottinghill, cracks me up with his backside baring, nose-picking, couch-slugging coarse ways but on any other day in any other movie I’d gag.

There’s no way to describe or specify this subtle difference. Who knows what I’ll laugh at next? Your guess is as good as mine.

What tickles your funny bone? I’d love to hear about it.

You can reach Claire at her website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.


Claire has generously offered an ebook copy of Second Guessing Fate to a lucky commenter!

All you have to do is

1) answer Claire's question and tell us what tickles your funny bone? what makes you laugh?
2) leave me a way to contact you in case you win (e-mail address, Twitter handle, etc.)

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 29 December 2011!

Good luck!

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