Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Top Ten Tuesdays: How are we encouraging kids to read?

Special unabridged and unedited edition!

12) Developing the Super Mario Brothers Karamazov video game.

11) Publishing a pop-up version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

10) Creating McSweeny’s: The Cereal, with a short story on every box and marshmallows in the shape of today’s literary stars!

9) Adding a shitload of zombies to Beloved.

8) Inserting sound chips in Atlas Shrugged that play Rush songs while you read.

7) Introducing kids to Orwell through Pixar’s Animal Farm.

6) Developing a new, modern update on the works of Leo Tolstoy: Tom Clancy's More War and Less Peace.

5) Giving Jay Gatsby super powers to make him really great.

4) Playing up the lesbianism in Mrs. Dalloway.

3) Broadcasting new reality show, America’s Next Unknown Novelist.

2) Creating text-message version of Finnegan’s Wake.

1) Reducing the amount of words that go into reading.

11 comments:

blue girl said...

Hey, I've tried all these! Dudn't work.

Noelle said...

13. By banning them!

rotten mcdonald said...

number 1: BLOGGING!!!

fish said...

Publishing a pop-up version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

The book or the reader?

Snag said...

Zombies would improve any book. They're like literary salt.

Jennifer said...

Introducing kids to Orwell through Pixar’s Animal Farm.

I'd love to see that.

almostinfamous said...

#15) encouraging their inner pyromaniacs by showing them the movie version of Fahrenheit 451

Churlita said...

17.) By creating the new video game called Lara Croft Tomb Reader.

teh l4m3 said...

#20.) Creating bitchy, "he said-she said" Facebook profiles for Mr. Tulkinghorn and Lady Honoria Dedlock.

Mendacious D said...

21) Making them copy-edit your blog posts

kbklynish said...

I like #1, but how about no words at all, and instead of a book with pages, you have a single page and an animation of characters acting out the plot and speaking the dialo.... oh wait. Nevermind.

;) Nice blog!