September is National Literacy Month. In honor of that, and because it's also a political season, my favorite bookstore Half-Price Books has launched a fun promotion called Vote For Your Favorite Literary Character. Check it out at the link just provided. If, like me, you already have a touch of election year blues, it's an especially good picker-upper. The profiles they've written for the "candidates" make for amusing reading, and I love the creative campaign buttons, complete with slogans, they've created for each. My two favorite slogans are probably: "Seeker of Equal Rights" (Potter 08') and "Winds of Change" (Poppins 08').
You can vote for one of the six literary characters they profile or write-in your favorite character. I thought it would be more fun to choose one they provided, mostly because coming up with a short-list of my favorite literary characters as possible write-ins would be no easy task! So I confess, I cast my vote for Potter...though I almost changed my mind at the last minute and voted for Atticus Finch. Yep, "In a Pinch, Vote Finch" as the slogan says!