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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I read! Date me?!

Farm Girl posted this (by Rosemarie Urquico) a while back and it is simply, superbly, lovely.  I want to re post the whole thing, but you can go and read it on-site.  Unable to help myself, however, these are my fav clippings:

"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books."


"She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow"


"Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice"


"Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favourite book"


"Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two"


Ok, I'll stop now.  Go and read it, by golly!

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