Let her know that you understand that words are love. 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 favorite book.” — Rosemary Urquico
Rory Gilmore (of The Gilmore Girls), one of the few TV heroines in recent memory who is a reader
I’ve read the essay above before. It’s been circulating the internets for a couple of years already but a friend posted it today on Facebook and so I was reminded of it again. As a reader, I love the piece, of course, and wish more guys would heed it, haha… So thought I should do my part in making sure more people get to read it. It should be required reading for little boys! 😉
Oh, and also, date a girl who reads, yes. But maybe find out what she reads first. A diet of pure on high-brow literary tomes, makes for an uptight and prissy type of girl. While one who reads mainly dreck won’t have an original thought in her head. Just like food, a diet of different books — from the nutritious (high-minded literary works) to the occasional junky treats (trashy beach reads) — is essential.