At this point I don’t know if I’m super-late for my October post or super-early for my November one. In either case, I am too excited to keep it under wraps. And, I’m pleading for help.
December is Read a New Book Month. December 4 is National Cookie Day. I love both of these things, possibly in equal measure and certainly in their infinite variety. I don’t know that I’ve ever met a cookie I didn’t like, and I’ll read pretty much anything that holds my interest after more than a minute. So, I’m combining the two during a joint programming event with our Student Activities Director. Details are still hazy but I believe he offered to buy a Cookie Monster suit if I would agree to wear it. (We’re still negotiating. Check back here for photographic evidence that this actually occurred.)
So, for promoting this event I’m leaning towards something like, “Read a bookie, eat a cookie!” You get the idea. But then I wondered if a picture of Chewbacca, you know, a Wookie, would lend some emphasis; and then I remembered I had the whole Charlaine Harris series of books about Sookie. I’m probably not going to offer a selection of books about family planning, so the other obvious rhyme* is out. Books about Kentucky will only work if read in a Scottish accent. Books about playing hooky? Am I encouraging delinquency?
What else rhymes with cookie? Librarians and wordsmiths, I need you!
*It’s nookie. You did not hear me say that here.