Friday, August 31, 2012

Rule #1,072

What Makes Books Great Rule #6:

Great books are entertaining.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rule #1,071

What Makes Books Great Rule #5:

Great books make you question what you believe in.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rule #1,070

What Makes Books Great Rule #4:

Great books show you a better way to understand the world.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rule #1,069

What Makes Books Great Rule #3:

Great books show you a future both terrifying and eerily realistic.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rule #1,068

What Makes Books Great Rule #2:

Great books have characters that feel so real that when they die it's like you've lost a friend.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rule #1,067 (Beginning of What Makes Books Great Theme Week)

 I'm an avid reader, and some books just have a tendency to draw you and captivate you.  In honor of such wonderful books, I'm writing a week's worth of rules concerning things books do that make them equal to more than the sum of their parts.

What Makes Books Great Rule #1:

Great books have such an interesting world setting that the background itself becomes a character.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rule #1,066

Situps are hard, too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rule #1,065

Pushups are no fun.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rule #1,064

It's hard when your dog is a picky eater and has food allergies.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rule #1,063

Silence is almost impossible to experience in the modern world.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rule #1,062

Electricity is a cruel and fickle mistress.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Rule #1,061

Even with a 20% employee discount, it's still usually cheaper to buy textbooks used on Amazon.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Rule #1,060

Training your dog to let you know it wants to go outside by ringing bells is a double-edge sword.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rule #1,059

It keeps getting harder and harder to guess the gender of an unseen person based solely on their name.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Rule #1,058

Never don't give up.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rule #1,056

A Song of Ice and Fire Rule #6:

In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rule #1,055

A Song of Ice and Fire Rule #5:

Fire cannot kill a dragon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rule #1,054

A Song of Ice and Fire Rule #4:

A Lannister always pays his debts.