At school I was bookish,
To book – a bookworm.
What would that be in Latin ?
Bookum, Booket, Booker
The Booker – yeah baby !
Others had their marathons, I had the MS Readathon.
They had cramps, I had a comfy chair.
Why is it bookworm anyway ?
Small, peevish, short sighted…slightly slimy
Alright – environmentally sound – but dull nevertheless.
It seems so passive – booooooook – wooooooorm
Why not book Gazelle ? Book Cheetah ? Book Swan ?
‘cos I’m a lover and a fighter.
I’ll see your James Hird, your Buckley and Sheeds
With my Lindqvist, Eggers and Clarke.
And I’ll raise you a Kaz Cooke ‘cos nothing beats that.
comic take on the joys of bookreading