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alekmakeshappiness

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How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« on: September 11, 2011, 03:56:07 AM »

I once tryed to get someone to reat them, but they never did.  I only know 2 people who have read them.  HOW TO SPREAD THE WORD!?!?!?!?!?    :o
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MismatchedSocks

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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 05:16:19 AM »

Do what I did: Shove the book into your friend's hand. Warning: you may never get it back. I never did.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 05:18:00 AM »

I mimicked Bovril till my friend gave in.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 05:18:28 AM »

That's brilliant.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 05:19:44 AM »

Yeps:
 'Read the book! *giggles* 'Mr. Sharp'
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 05:23:54 AM »

All of those are great. 
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MismatchedSocks

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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 05:25:58 AM »

Text your friend constantly until they say yes. Or talk about the stuff from the book and say they wouldn't get it because its a Leviathan thing.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011, 05:46:25 AM »

Text your friend constantly until they say yes. Or talk about the stuff from the book and say they wouldn't get it because its a Leviathan thing.

XD I got two friends to read the series that way (I even got a roleplay out of one of them XD)
I do this, or explain WW1 history in detail and when they ask about it just answer 'Leviathan D< It'll make you sound smart.'
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011, 05:48:50 AM »

I told my friend to read it and kept telling her how many days there were until Goliath.  :)
Pretty sure she's gonna read it now.
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MismatchedSocks

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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011, 05:58:07 AM »

When I talk about leviathan stuff, my friends just look at each other and say they have no idea what I'm talking about.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 05:59:28 AM »

Once I said "barking spiders" and someone thought it sounded like a band name.
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MismatchedSocks

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2011, 06:00:45 AM »

My friend(who didn't even read the while book) says barking spiders. Actually most of my friends say it.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011, 07:53:49 AM »

Think of random  funny stuff from Leviathan then laugh to yourself. Then the person next to you (who is always my best friend) will ask, "What?" Then you say, because you mention Leviathan a lot, "You wouldn't get it because you haven't read the book." Then your friend, or whoever, will say, "I will read Leviathan!"

This tactic worked with my friend. She just started reading it today. She and I have a bet too. If she can read the whole Leviathan book within 24 hours, I will give her five dollars. This actually benefits me too because then I won't have to be careful about not giving hints away abou the book.  ::)
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011, 08:45:42 AM »

For some reason, I regret telling some most of the people I've told. One side of me says "TELL EVERYONE TO READ THIS! :D :D" And one side just wants to keep Leviathan to myself.
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Re: How to get people to read these books!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011, 08:48:56 AM »

For some reason, I regret telling some most of the people I've told. One side of me says "TELL EVERYONE TO READ THIS! :D :D" And one side just wants to keep Leviathan to myself.

Yes, thats how i feel
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