Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Sister's Reading Requirements

In the past couple days, I've come to realize that my sister has some very strict reading policies.  They're not ridiculous, but when you put them in a list together, they're hilarious. 
  1. There has to be a cat.  Period.  A dog will suffice, and maybe the occasional ostrich, but there really needs to be a cat. 
  2. Don't kill, maim, injure, or lose the cat (or any other animals, unless it's an alligator).  If you so much as drop the cat in a crowd of people, she'll stop reading.  I'm serious.  That actually happened. 
  3. The more explosives you use, the better.  I'm participating in the Go Teen Writers 100 word challenge and I was able to predict which of the paragraphs I wrote she would like the best by the fact that I used explosives. 
  4. Use as many pretty ballgowns as possible.  Describe them all.  And they have to be interesting.  For instance: "Cynthia wore a violet ballgown of spider's silk. As she spun through the room, her skirts caught the light, making it look like it was lightning flashing with every dosey-doe." would make her happy.  I think....
  5. Use classic cars (her favorite is the 1954 Corvette).  She loves old cars.  
  6. Don't hurt the car. 
  7. Use lots of duct tape.
That's all I can think of at the minute.  While I'm on the subject of my sister, go check out this blog post of my mom's.  The three of us (well, mostly Mom) are going to be on a local TV show called The Friday Zone, and the post has behind the scene pictures from the filming session.  It's really cool.


  1. You're right. That was hilarious.

  2. Funny. Very funny... I might just do something like this on my own blog, but my sister isn't quite quirky enough. I just throw books at her to read and she reads them, whether she likes them or not.
    I'm too good to you, I know, but I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award at this link:

    1. Thank you! Although looking back I realized I forgot to add duct tape... I'll have to fix that.
      And thank you (again) for the award!

  3. Hi Lily! Okay, I know Liam's already nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, so I hope you don't mind if I also nominate you. Check out more here:

  4. I approve of your sister's reading requirements.
    Also. Stop writing such excellent posts. I have to do homework.

  5. Well, then use my excellent posts as a reward for doing your homework :)