Book Squadrons

I started reading Schott’s Vocab about a week ago and I have to say that it really cracks me up. Book squadrons refer to state-sponsored book clubs set up by Hugo Chavez’s administration.

Roving book squadrons?

I really liked this bit:

Beyond the book give-aways, another key part of the Reading Plan are thousands of “book squadrons.”

These are basically roving book clubs that are intended to encourage reading on the metro, in public squares and in parks.

Each squadron wears a different colour to identify their type of book. For example, the red team promotes autobiographies while the black team discusses books on “militant resistance.”

The government say they will spread the word of the benefits of reading to the rest of the community. The opposition say they are the thought police.

(via schott’s vocab)