Since it is Friday, and many of us are rearing to start our weekends to either, relax, write, commit arson, or other random criminal acts, I figured I would post something fun today. Heck, you might even try it this weekend.
The eBooks Article Drinking Game is brought to you by Bookavore!
All you need to do to start this game is have lots of alcohol on hand, then start searching for articles about eBooks online... until you can't see straight and your speech is slurred 🙂 Whenever any of the following phrases or subjects come up that are listed below, drink the stated amount of alcohol...and pray for your liver.
- “Will e-books wipe out/kill/decimate/pulverize/HULKSMASH/angry verb real books?” — one drink
- Above question is lede — one drink
- Every use of phrase “real book” — one drink
- Expert you’ve never heard of before predicting percentages — one drink
- Any predicted percentage of anything over 30% — one drink
- Any discussion of book world after 2020 — one drink
- “old-fashioned” — one drink
- Passionate defense of DRM — one drink
- Passionate defense of DRM from someone outside the publishing industry — one drink (of the blood of a sphinx) (mixed with the blood of a centaur)
- Assertion that e-book prices are too high, and will lower soon — one drink
- Assertion that e-book prices are too low, and will raise soon — one drink
- Article uses vague Amazon press release stats misleadingly — one drink
- “too soon to tell” — one drink
- “no matter what” — one drink
- “game-changer” — one drink
- “turn the page” used as a pun — one drink
- “turn the page” used as a pun in the headline — two drinks
- The words “cuddle” or “snuggle” used to describe reading habits — two drinks
- Reminder that some people read in the bathtub or on the beach and assertion that e-readers/physical books are superior in this regard — two drinks
- Journalist and/or someone interviewed acknowledges that hir habits might be damaging to an industry s/he loves but cannot bring self to change them — two drinks
- “smell of a real book” — clean out the liquor cabinet, drink until you pass out, wake up next morning, puke, then continue drinking