People who are one-quarter Irish love the annual St. Patrick’s Day since it gives them an excuse to go around being noisy and sloppy and drunk. Why not read instead? If you wish you had more books on the shelf, there’s only one place to visit – your local bookstore in town.
Or Amazon or the library or one of a million other places, we guess, but let’s focus here. Why not head to your local bookstore, support a local business, and pick up a couple of fun books at the same time? It’s a win-win-win kinda situation for everyone involved.
The Classic Combination
Books and beaches go together like books and beds, or books and parks, or books and long car rides. You get a little bit of sun and a little bit of fresh air, and you get to ignore all of it while you read. Plus, there are some more advantages that the sign points out.
We can't say for certain that seagulls won't steal the book you've chosen for your time away from the office, but it's a pretty good bet. Maybe they'll be really big fans of James Patterson or something like that. Our advice? Go for something denser. Seagulls stay away from Russian lit.
Can We Get Snacks, Too?
Dying usually isn't as fun as it's cracked up to be unless you're sacrificing yourself to stop an evil monster from entering the world as you wield a magical sword against an approaching army. That's fine, we guess. But wouldn't it be better just to stay put and get some reading done?
You know, that way, you won't have to die at all! You can spend your entire life just sitting and reading books, and there is almost zero chance that you will die at all! But, and this is important, it isn't actually zero. The chance is still there.
Do You Know How Heavy Books Are?
Santa probably groans every time he sees this kind of request. Books might not seem that hard to carry, but pack twenty of them into a cardboard box and see how many flights of stairs you can climb before you run out of breath. It probably won't be that many.
If everybody asked for only books this Christmas, Santa would probably have to make many more trips than normal to haul all those tales around the world. And those poor reindeer! Yeah, they're magical, but they still have a maximum load. Time to hit the training field, Rudolph and friends.
Available to All
No cords or wires. No outlets. No batteries. No passwords, terms of service, cookies, or worries about being hacked. Books have endured as a primary form of entertainment and will continue to be big for these reasons and more. As long as you can understand words, you can read a book.
Okay, fine, we guess you need light, too. You got us there. But that's still a much shorter list than most of the other forms of entertainment that are out there now. And they're easily transportable, too. Most of them, anyway. Carrying around a later Stephen King can be a struggle sometimes.