15 Ways to Share Smiles

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Hello fine folk! Having completed our newest title, Do You Want To Play With My Box? we now have TWO amazing opportunities for you to bring joy and laughter to nearly any occasion. Wondering what some examples may be? Well I’m glad you asked! Here are 15 ways to share our books, each guaranteed to bring a multitude of smiles 🙂 Baby showers – Sometimes a mum needs more than onesies and bibs. Random act of kindness – Nothing is kinder than sharing a pun … about balls.  Coffee table read – Keep your living room lively with laughter. Party favors – Streamers and balls and hats and boxes! Smiles at the bar – Dirty jokes are even funnier when …

A Glitch in the Matrix

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Hi all, Well, we were so excited.   27 cases of Do You Want To Play With My Box?, beautifully stacked on a wooden pallet, finally arrived in our driveway, and my brother and I were as giddy as two teens in 1989 on our way to see the latest John Hughes movie at the Penn Theater – old school projector and all.   However, when we ripped open the first case to adore our newest creation, it was nowhere near Say Anything.  In fact, it wasn’t a John Hughes movie at all.  It was … Gigli!!!  And sure, while Jennifer Lopez could probably pull off a passable Diane Court, Ben Affleck was, is, and never will be Lloyd Dobler.  No Way. …

The Great Balls and Boxes Giveaway! (a friendly competition)

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On this fine day, just hours before the 55th Super Bowl kicks off, Bum Bum Books would like to honor the spirit of healthy competition with a little game of our own:  The Great Balls and Boxes Giveaway! (a friendly competition) The rules are simple: While admiring the image of the debonair woman reading a copy of Do You Want To Play With My Balls?, answer the following question: “Oh dear! Just what IS she thinking?” And that’s it, that’s the ball game! Share your response in the comment section of this post, and the entry that elicits the most ‘splendid’ reaction will win free copies of both Do You Want To Play With My Balls? AND Do You Want …

Do You Want To Play With My Box?

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We at Bum Bum Books are super excited to bring to you our new, long awaited, second book, and sequel to Do You Want To Play With My Balls? … If you enjoyed our first book, you’ll LOVE Do You Want To Play With My Box?, the “Girls Edition” of our series, with all the laughter, joy, and Cifaldi Brother humor you’ve come to expect 🙂 Check out our Kickstater Campaign at the link below, and be the first to order your copy of Do You Want To Play With My Box?, a children’s story … for adults. KICKSTARTER for Do you Want To Play With My Box?

Balls, Snow, & Time

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Hi all, For those of you that live in the midwest, or north, or anywhere that makes the local weatherman look stupid on a daily basis, Surely you can relate to the necessity of a winter hibernation. We’ve been on one for a while, and it’s about time to start stretching the limbs and thinking about climbing out of the cave … what’s on the spring-time docket you ask? Our next book is in the final stages of creation! We’re super excited and looking to start pre-sales some time this year. Stay tuned for updates! Our social media is up, running, and spreading smiles 🙂 Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’re all registered to vote, and sincerely …

Happy Vault of Midnight Holidays!

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Hello fine folk of the world! The holidays have officially arrived which means somewhere right now there are grown adults fighting, scratching, and biting inside a Walmart in order to be first in line for a half priced Nerf Blaster for their kid.  But fear not; there are other options!  I’m here to save you from any unnecessary corporate altercations and let you know about a wonderful local establishment you should definitely check out before Christmas comes and goes, and all that’s left are chunks of poorly dyed hair on the ground in aisle three … If you’re ever in the Ann Arbor area, The Vault Of Midnight on Main St. is an absolute must visit.  This wonderfully diverse establishment …

It’s A Beautiful World

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Recently I traveled a good chunk of the country in my car (a solo road trip for the soul) and was reminded of just how strange, amazing, and beautiful this world is.  All I had to do was open my eyes, and the visual rewards were endless … I watched a high school kid snort three lines of Sweet N’ Low for $2.00 at a Denny’s in Michigan with his “friends.” At a rest stop in Minnesota I witnessed a self-sufficient, eco-friendly Boston Terrier first do her business, and then promptly eat said business until it was no more. I saw a girl wearing a Buddha shirt walk three full bocks without lifting her head up from her phone. It …