...even if you’re reading this at any other time of the year when you just managed to scrape out a whole day (or two) to read, then it wouldn’t hurt to keep this list in mind…
Feast your eyes on these books!
Literally. With eight books on display, students at Western Iowa Tech Community College had a chance to guess the title of the book and vote on their favorite before taking a bite out of literature. The school’s first-ever Edible Book Competition was organized thanks to eight students and faculty members so that finals weeks could run a lot smoother.
“It gives us an opportunity to share our love of reading and how books are important to us, and get to know each other a little better and share food, of course,” Sue Owens, the librarian who planned this event, told SiouxLand Proud.
Of course they’re not real books. Basically, students had an opportunity to make a tasty desert and make others guess what book that desert represented.
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Sioux City Journal spoke to library manager Sharon Dykshoorn, who said, “Anyone who wanted to vote for their favorite among the edible books could do so” and that , “the winner of the popular vote will be determined at noon and a small prize will be given to the top vote-getter.”
Dykshoorn had her own entry, which by all accounts was the hardest to guess.
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See if you can guess what books these six deserts represent:
- A fish bowl inside of which are Swedish fish candies.
2. A plate filled with grapes
3. A Mars candy bar called “The Three Musketeers”
4. A teddy bear surrounded by wedding-ring-shaped cookies
5. A chocolate cake
6. A book-shaped cake covered in fondant and buttercream
Dykshoorn gave a hint for her entry: “[I]t represents an ancient book…[p]lus it was turned into a movie starring Robin Williams.” After guessing the titles for each book, students had the chance to dig in on the displays.
Before I sign off, the answers are below.
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
2. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
3. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
4. The Ring Bear by N.L. Sharp
5. The Hobbit by J R. R. Tolkien
Fun fact, this entry won Chuck Polk the popular vote as best entry.
6. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
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George and Lennie have held the title of ‘greatest bromance’ in literature since 1937. In honor of the classic novella’s publication anniversary, the following Of Mice and Men quotes should help you celebrate your greatest friendships. A couple might be hurtful, but all are said with love.
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1. “Jesus Christ, Lennie! You can’t remember nothing that happens, but you remember ever’ word I say.” – George
2. “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you.” – Lennie
3. Lennie: “You said I was your cousin!”
George: “That was a lie. If I was a relative of yours, I’d shoot myself.”
4. “We know what we got, and we don’t care whether you know it or not.” – Candy
5. Lennie: “I was only foolin’, George. I don’t want no ketchup. I wouldn’t eat no ketchup if it was right here beside me.”
George: “If it was here, you could have some.”
Lennie: “But I wouldn’t eat none, George. I’d leave it all for you. You could cover your beans with it and I wouldn’t touch none of it.”
6. “‘Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.” – George
7. “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.” – Lennie
8. “I turns to Lennie and says, ‘Jump in.’ An’ he jumps. Couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned before we could get him. An’ he was so damn nice to me for pullin’ him out. Clean forgot I told him to jump in. Well, I ain’t done nothing like that no more.” – George
9. “No, Lennie, I ain’t mad. I never been mad, and I ain’ now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.” – George
10. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us.” – George
Thank you for the ultimate literary bromance, John Steinbeck.