Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama the Fox!

It’s April Fools’ Day, we’re all quarantined in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, and I don’t know about you, but the thing that really feels like its melting is our brains. Also it’s raining. Again. It’s WAY too late for snow in this neck of the woods.

Or, to put it another way, our 90-day trial of 2020 is now officially over, and no one knows where to send it back to get a do-over.

But it’s finally April. We can hope that things will look up. That the sun will come out tomorrow. That the dawn will come. We WILL get through this.

And in the meantime there are books. And giveaways for more books. And giveaways for gift cards for – you guessed it – more books.

Today I’m giving away the winner’s choice of a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book, up to $10 in value from the Book Depository. This giveaway is available wherever the Book Depository ships in this big wide and somewhat shut down and shut in world.

This is also day 3 of my annual Blogo-Birthday Celebration Week. There’s a giveaway here at Reading Reality every day this week. Monday’s giveaway is a $25 Amazon Gift AND $25 in Books. Tuesday’s giveaway is the winner’s choice of books by one of my favorite new authors. Thursday’s and Friday’s giveaways will be books from a couple of my long-standing favorite authors. So check out the giveaways! No fooling!

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116 thoughts on “Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop

  1. The tilted cup of water inside the cabinet door so it spills when going to get dishes for breakfast

  2. My favorite one was a few years ago when this super serious scientific magazine published a whole article about dragons, quoting JK Rowling and the Harry Potter books as sources 🙂

  3. Instead of using apples in a caramel apples recipe, use an onion and watch their reaction.

  4. im not really into pranks. something harmless like a fake bug on someones pillow.

  5. I don’t do pranks, but I have seen the prank where you cut a silhouette of a bug and put it in a lamp. 🙂

  6. I don’t really know any good ones… though last year one of the publishing companies (I want to say Bethany House) had some hilarious IG posts… including one that said a suspense writer had been arrested due to their search history… or something like that. I enjoyed that a lot!

  7. I don’t mind pranks as long as no one is harmed–mentally or physically. I can’t remember any good ones that have happened to me, but when I was really young, my brother and I put a toy snake in the utensil drawer and when my mom went to get a spoon out, she SHRIEKED. We thought it was hilarious, and she laughed afterward as well.

  8. Last year, I had the kids believing that they were going to have to go to school through the summer because they had too many snow days!

  9. My mom’s best friend slathered toothpaste over the toilet seat and she slid right off the toilet when going to the bathroom at night!

  10. Taping the handle on the water sprayer on the faucet so it sprays whoever turns the water on next.

  11. I like to press the Ctrl, Alt, and downward arrow keys on Windows computers to flip the display screen upside down.

  12. I’m not a big fan of pranks, but I do think it’s funny when corporations do jokes (like harmless promotions) for the day. Pretty glad most people had the sense to avoid them this year, tho.

  13. Chocolate covered brussel sprouts for someone who hates brussel sprouts. It just looks like a bowl of chocolate balls.

  14. the kids got the hubby with the saran wrap on the toliet seat before. It was a good one.

  15. I don’t really do pranks but maybe swap out the salt in the shaker with sugar.

  16. I have been thinking, and thinking, and thinking……. And I’m coming up with nothing! All I can think of are those gag gifts that I’d see for sale at the mall, many many years ago– e.g., the fake dog poop, fake cockroach, etc. (Sorry to disappoint!)
    …April fool! I am the prankmaster, and I must keep my tricks and secrets hidden. Hahahaha hahaha ahahaha ahahaaahahaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  17. I don’t do any but my nieces friends at college would put water on the door so when it opened it would fall on the person opening it.

  18. Every year a friend of mine lists her birthday on Facebook as April 1. It’s so funny because people still wish her happy birthday, ha!

  19. As a part-time teacher, I told my students to write a 100 page book report that night.. I even laughed. There was actually a couple that did!

  20. We never did much for April Fools Day except one year I put a rubber snake on my mom’s porch and then told her it was real

  21. “Self-quarantine? Social distancing? I remember a time when these happened because you talked too much about ‘Star Trek.’ ” — Matt Weinhold

  22. I don’t know any off hand except I bought a bottle of liquid ass off of Amazon and my husband sprayed some in the bathrooms at work and some of the workers came out of there gagging and puking.

  23. Rubber band around the handle/lever on the sink sprayer. (So, when the sink gets turned on, the person standing there gets hosed.)

    Yesterdays prank was “KIDS!!! WAKE UP!!! THE SCHOOL CALLED!!! YOU’RE GOING BACK!!! C’MON — GET UP — YOU’RE GONNA MISS THE BUS!!!” (I’d seen that one on FB, and couldn’t resist.)

  24. I’m not into April Fools Day, and I don’t consider it a holiday.

  25. I got nothing. April fools isn’t my thing! As a kid, I put a fake mouse in my moms show and thought it was hilarious

  26. When we were kids, my sister switched the sugar and salt & my mom ” sweetened” her coffee with salt. Yuck!

  27. At work leave a post-it note on someone’s desk that says “See me immediately!”. Then make the signature illegible.

  28. One time my best friend and roommate told me that she learned she had a long lost brother and she was going to meet him that day and that she told him he could move in with us. I WAS SO MAD lol

  29. Asking the person if they wanna hear a knock knock joke, then say “knock knock” yourself.

  30. I don’t usually do pranks but I recall staying with a friend & her sister blocked her bedroom door by tacking string all over it. When we woke up the next day we opened the door & was greeted with a wall of string. lol We ended up having to crawl out the bedroom window.
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  31. I’ve seen people trick their kids this year saying that they had to go to school on Aprils Fools Day and they made them go wait at the bus stop for awhile before telling them it was a joke.

  32. I once cut out some insect looking shapes and put them under the lampshade. It was the funniest thing seeing my family react.

  33. No, don’t know any jokes or pranks, and fortunately, none played on me ever! 🙂

  34. A friend of mine use to always play April fools jokes on his parents, one year he moved the living room furniture into their bedroom and the bedroom furniture into the living room.

  35. When I was in grade school, the big pranks were telling someone their shoe was untied or their zipper was down. The pranks are way more elaborate now!

  36. I’m not into pranks. I did put blue food coloring in our milk jug and my sister wouldn’t drink it.
    Thanks for the contest.

  37. Telling my kids one year that Santa wasn’t going to have time to stop at our house….big mistake….massive meltdowns!

  38. I messed with my husband’s computer screen, so he thought it computer crashed. It was just a funky screen saver.

  39. Our 5 year old grandson called to tell us he got in really big trouble at school and his teacher was taking him down the hall to see the principal (which happened), but when he got there, he was given an award for being good – and just like the principal told him – APRIL FOOLS was told to us!

  40. We don’t usually do April Fool’s, so I don’t really have one. My kids have a plastic spider that they leave places for me thinking they are going to fool me though. lol

  41. I don’t really have one and can’t think of one my kids may have done before

  42. Making a sponge cake out of real sponges and icing it and No one knows till they try to cut it up. This looks So realistic too.

  43. I had made up a fake marriage certificate to appear to have run off and got married.

  44. I deliberately scared my daughter with bugs. It wasn’t the fear and the hollering that was funny, it was how she tore the bathroom up that was funny!

  45. Carefully open walnuts, then glue the empty shells back together, and put them back in the nut bowl.

  46. One year on April Fools we had a family party so I had my mom call that morning saying I had broken my ankle and we were at the hospital so we would be late. I showed up on crutches and my cousin had delayed the meal and everything, it was great!

  47. I think the funniest one I ever did was hide in our closet for an hour waiting for my husband to get dressed after his shower. He thought I left for work and I jumped out to scare the crap out of him.

  48. One of my friends played a bad joke by posting a number where you could call and see when you were going to get your check from the government that they are distributing during the pandemic and like an ass I called.

  49. My dad would always tell me to look out the window at something that wasn’t there. I fell for it every year.

  50. I am not certain this is funny right now but it is effective to get a reaction. Swap the clear disinfectant within a container of sanitizer for clear school glue instead. They’ll pump out a sticky surprise right into their hands … and wonder why it’s not evaporating as they rub.

  51. My kids have been wanting a Rabbit for a while. I am Knowledgeable in owning them as I have had them before. Well, my Fiance is dead set against having them or any other animals. a few days before April fools day I asked Facebook for name suggestions, no reasoning, just asking.

    Then April fools day I posted we finally got the bunny! found convincing pictures online that looked like they were in my apartment, so that got everyone! I even told the kids we were getting a bunny.

    The next day I revealed it was all a joke, but we do intend to get one eventually.

  52. Telling my kids get up and get ready for school on April 1st. They all did, haha.

  53. I actually don’t know of any! I know of a bad one….a blog contest sent emails to everyone who entered a contest telling everyone they won $100 …..oh gee “April Fools”… not funny! Thanks and God Bless!

  54. I’m not fond of April Fool’s Day, and don’t know of any pranks (I’m a bit of a party pooper).

  55. My husband told me i had to work on April Fool’s day a couple years back. i went there to find out it was an April Fool’s joke, but i did get 8 hours of overtime that day. LOL

  56. I don’t like or participate in pranks. On the saran wrap on the toilet prank, who gets to clean up the mess? I would make the prankster clean it up!

  57. A radio station played Christmas music all day .and one year a radio station said a local bridge was closed.that one upset people

  58. My friend made “fried eggs” for her kids out of yogurt with a sliced peach half in the middle

  59. Not the funniest……but maybe the corniest. What do donkeys celebrate on April 1st?

    April Mules Day

  60. I have a friend who works in a medical lab, Every time a new employee comes in he sits down with all of the urine samples cups during his break. He picks up a cup. The girl shrieks. Sheila shows her the cup and says it is only orange juice.

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