The first in the Sean Adams University of Business Management Development Leadership's two-month series of non-business summer electives! Today’s lesson will focus on books, how they're boring, and how they can be improved.
You know how books put the title of the book at the top of every other page? That’s because most books are so boring that book companies need to constantly remind you what you’re reading so that you don’t forget, think it’s some sort of instruction manual, and try to use it to program your DVR.
1. Words that can fight each other: You know those old holographic images? The ones where when you shift them and the pictures move, like the baseball player swings his bat or something? Well, why not print books like that so that when you move the pages the words fight? Then, there'd be more incentive to keep reading, because every time you turned the page, you’d get to watch the words duke it out!
3. All similes turned literal: Similes make an author’s descriptions interesting, sure. But think about how much MORE interesting it would be if they were all TOTALLY literal? For example: “His mustache was like a boomerang.” That’s a fine sentence, I guess; it gives you a pretty good idea of the shape of this guy's mustache. But does it compare to this: “His mustache WAS a boomerang.”? Now, we’re talking about a guy with a weapon ON HIS FACE! Come on! That’s awesome!
Those are my ideas for how to make books cool; now share yours in the comments below!