They came…slow at first… and then in their droves.. the tall, the short, boys and girls all ages and stages there was no way to hold them back. The Walking Read had invaded the library!
Their first challenge was to face the reading bug – would they take one of it’s offerings? Would they become infected with the reading virus?
Then they stumbled towards the technology and logged themselves onto the Interweb to find out just who they really were.
From this they sought out the ultimate question – how long..how long? ( quite miffed at this one as I only lasted 1 month whereas EVERYONE else lasted 6 months – 1 year minimum with some ultimate survivors – I must be a wimp or they were cheating – find out for yourself and let me know – no cheating please).
Then it was on to the feasting – ravenous faces crammed full of brains and Zom-B babies and the watching of the ones who lured us here – the Scottish Book Trust and Master of Horror Darren Shan.
The groaning masses huddled together to formulate their ideas – Did they like the front cover? How long did it take them to work out the thing that is the big thing that is the twist?, Who are the real monsters in the book? Would they have ever picked up the book if I had not forced it in to their clammy paws? ( mostly No) Did they like the book? ( 80% yes 20% LOVED it) Would they like to take part in something like this again -100% YES YES MNNGGHGH! YES!
As the bells were ringing of future horrors to come (period5!) there was only one last question to be answered.. would they take the antidote? Would they reach out and take the cure to reading?
Such a brilliant lunchtime thanks to all the pupils S1-S6 who came along and went with all the cooky ideas and genuinely enjoyed the day.
Thanks to Scottish Book Trust for the books and back up resources and thanks of course to Darren Shan for writing a top notch book.
How can I top this? Watch this space…
Want to get involved as a member of The Walking Read just pop in to the library – no topic too crazy for us to take on.
Pfft librarians just stamp books!