You know what I’ve always wanted to do? A Book Club where adults read children’s books AND snack on food inspired by the books. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Think about it…You could read all of those books you grew up loving, or ones that have come out more recently that you haven’t gotten the chance to read, or that have come out recently that you’ve read and really love. You’d have the chance to really talk about the books and enjoy the company of adults with bright minds (I mean, don’t get me wrong, but I only get to talk to younger children about these books. But think about it…after living a little more, you can get so much more out of these books!).
Also, think about some of the children’s books you’ve read. Who doesn’t want to snack on Turkish Delight while discussing the psychological effect that the White Witch had on Edmund in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? And you know you want to sip some butterbeer and eat some pumpkin pasties while talking about
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Voldemort’s transformation from life-sucking parasite to full-bodies snake man in the Harry Potter books.
And those are just the easy ones. What about trying some celery soda while reading Half Magic? Or butterscotch krimpets like in Maniac Magee? Or BLTs or Liverwurst while discussing the growth of Meg in A Wrinkle In Time?
I’ve always wanted to try some of the more interesting foods I read about in books, and I’m sure there are some people out there who also feel that way.
See this is a really great idea…I just need some folks to share it with (and kids are welcome)! Who’s in?!?