The Bookrito club trend is sweeping the nation, and it all started here in our neck of the Pacific Northwest. In the wake of the recent Chipotle scandal, America was relieved to believe in the burrito once again.
The side effect of this movement? There has been a renewed interest in reading unlike anything seen since the inception of Reading Rainbow. Levar Burton himself has come out with the “Burton Burrito” and let me tell you, it’s better than whatever is inside a book when you take a look.
The book industry and publishing houses were quick to jump on board, and started included specialty napkins inside the dust jackets of new hardback books. Dust jackets are now burrito shields, protecting precious tomes from errant splashes of delicious salsa.
The nation as a whole took a break from disagreeing with itself, and sat down to read the latest recommendation from GoodReads.com and enjoy some foil-wrapped family fun in the courtyard of their neighborhood library.
Okay, so it’s not real, but don’t you wish this was all true? I do! And it can be! We can make this happen! In this age of fusing everything together, how have we overlooked this incredible idea? I saw an ad for Korexican fried hotwings, and that’s when I knew that Kevin Garnett was right…anything is possible. We aren’t done mashing things up yet!
This whole thing started as an innocent promoted Facebook post by the Pierce County Library. They’ve been asking what would improve the library, what would your kids like to add the most, and then what does your dream book club look like?
I posed my gut reaction to the dream book club, solid suggestions from book members, and also, burritos. This peaked the interest of several Facebook surfers, and then a very intelligent social media person over at the Pierce County Library remarked that Burritos are always very necessary. This is very true. Then I suggested several names, Burrito Book Club, or Books by Burritos, or even simply Bookrito.
That’s when all three likes poured in from all around The Net. Omg “Bookrito” need to happen. Then, I second “bookrito” and then a I third. In this massive outpouring of support, I thought, Why not us? Why not now? Why not…Bookrito clubs for everyone. The idea is out there. Your move Pierce County Library. You can make dreams come true.
Our beautiful friends at the PCL responded with Sounds like this definitely needs to become a thing.
Yes. Yes it does.