105 Ways to Give a Book

Bored Non-Academics

This little game won’t even stretch one tiny brain cell. Remember the whole An Abundance of Katherines anagramming thing? I recall trying some gizmo that would anagram your name, but it gave you a long list of possibilities that you had to sort through to find the coolest one. Well, now all that work has been taken off your hands, as this one pops out one — and only one — response. Mine was Human Allowances Rampages — which seems dangerously close to a good band name. John Green, writer of said Katherines book, and who will be signing copies at ALA at multiple locations and times, comes out with the very odd n’ jeer ’n’ hog. I’m going to bet using a middle name would straighten that one out. Mo Willems, who will be signing books at ALA and giving color commentary on the book cart drills, must live with low, slim me. So far it’s Mitali Perkins, with her book launch party at ALA (register here), who wins in my book with Man-like spirit, though Roger Sutton, manning the Horn Book booth, comes in pretty close with Strong outer.

You’re catching all the ALA references, right? Do I need to remind you of the KidLit Drink Night in DC? I’m thinking of handing out flyers to the publishers and the authors as I cruise the exhibits hall. Seriously. There was some concern that another group, Library and Information Technology Association, is having a happy hour at the exact same time and place, but I’m not worried. In fact, in my head, I see the face-off of the two groups with a West Side Story thing going on. That would kick ass.

9 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

Man, I wish I could come, "other dreamer". And yeah, I did that one without any computer assistance.

-Kaz said...

I anagrammed my name, and got
"OK OK OK lanky reek"
(yes, the lack of a "Z" will clue you in to the fact that I used my REAL first name. ;) I tried a bunch of combinations, Kaz, etc and this was the best result. "Best" being the kindest word I can use.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

My first name anagrammed is "Afraid." How do you think that makes me feel? A little freaked out, that's what!

:)

Roger Sutton said...

yeah, all those closeted types at the banquet better be quaking with me on the podium.

Kathy said...

I wish I could come to ALA, I have been a librarian for 4 years now and have never made it to ALA, never made it to AASL either, and I am a memeber of both (sigh). Maybe someday I will work for someone who wants to send me (HA,HAHAHA)

Have FUN!!!!!

Mitali Perkins said...

Man-like spirit, eh? Must have been all those prayers my son-hungry mother sent heavenwards while I was still in the womb. Can't wait to see you at ALA, and will be missing all those who can't be there (like Kathy).

Magpie said...

Hey, I'm 'Right! Scratchier man-eater.' Um, okay.

adrienne said...

"Safe, sunnier nerd"

I like that one. :)

Jennie said...

Oh Kathy, I understand your pain! I only get to go to ALA this weekend (and only on the weekend) because I live in metro DC. Someday, I'd like to be able to do the whole thing. This year, I'm sticking to exhibits and some of the speakers...