We all have that favorite snack or drink when we are reading. Depending on where we read, the snack changes. If we are in bed, we obviously don’t want crumbles or spills of any kind but in a cozy chair covered in a blanket beside a fireplace, can be tricky too.
Snacks to read with:
Crackers and cookies
Hard pretzels & popcorn – mind those buttery fingers on the pages/screen though.
A cheese plate
Grapes, Dried Fruit & Nuts
Veggies & Dip
Candy – this is a risky option, too many can be consumed!
Cupcakes – again watch those sticky fingers.
Drinks to read with:
Tea – whether black or green, chai or chamomile – the choice is yours.
Chocolate Milk – hot or cold, topped with sprinkles, marshmallows or cinnamon. Be careful with this choice as chocolate might get smeared on the pages. A straw is recommended.
Fruit Smoothie – there are as many variations to this choice as your imagination can think up.
On this day in history
1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opened its reading room. It was the second public library in Europe to open.
Writers Born 8 December:
Bill Bryson – American-British author of books on travel.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson – Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature
James Thurber – American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.
John Banville – Irish novelist, short story writer, adapter of dramas and screenwriter.
Louis de Bernieres – English novelist.