The Bookavore ebook drinking game

I noticed from the source that this is a couple weeks old, but I think it's worth a repost.

The Bookavore blog have put together an ebook drinking game. Some of the rules are hilarious (I LOLed):

  • “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 ereaders/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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on The Bookavore ebook drinking game

  1. “…and in related news, Manhattan hospitals are overwhelmed by a sudden epidemic of alcohol poisoning in the publishing industry…”

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