When my mom gave me my first book, I realised that books would crystallize my dreams, they are worthy of serious consideration. My kids like reading, but they do not devour the way I used to, however this list of the virtues of fat books should help them become voracious book collectors. The next best thing…
- Fat books occupy more space. Therefore, they reduce the need to buy more books to fill up your library. So fat books help cut expenses and save money.
- When you strongly disagree with someone, you can always throw a fat book at the offender. And be reasonably sure it will deliver the message more precisely than a thin book.
- Never avoid the obvious: a fat book makes a nice paperweight.
- I am 4′ 10″, so this tip comes from experience, a fat book makes a perfect step ladder, versatile and handy.
- Kept by your bedside, a fat book becomes an effective sleeping pill when the nightmare of your day keeps you wide awake. Just riffle through the several hundred pages without reading them. Sound sleep comes sweetly, swiftly.
- A fat book is a great way to start a conversation. And to stop it. You can initiate a dialogue with a friend or stranger by asking whether he or she has read a particular fat book. Nine times out of 10 your target is unlikely to have made the mistake. One time out of 10 there is a chance the person may have been unwise enough to buy it, and worse, to have read it. In which case, since you have not even begun to read it, the conversation comes to a full stop.
- When you misplace the dumbbells for your daily physical exercise, one fat book in each hand serves as a fine substitute to tone your muscles.
- When there are too many guests and too few chairs, a fat book makes a useful floor cushion.
- Fat books will obviously provide more waste paper for a large variety of uses.
- With winter approaching and the temperature dropping, a fat book is ideal for starting a bonfire and keeping it going and going and going and going…
- The one reason that trumps all others, if your kids want to stay up later than bedtime – threaten to read to them from a fat book. See them yawn and off to bed in no time.
- Show and Tell – the teacher will see your fat book and give you that A – no questions asked (trust me I know).
The moral of the story is: always judge a book by the number of pages in it. (idea for this was taken from an article in DAWN)