Date A Girl Who Reads by Rosemarie Urquico
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes
i spend on both. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve even younger than 12.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag
actually they’re in my car. 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 true that!. 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.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted
so never ever. Ask her if she likes the book and she’ll talk to you about it with so much passion.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami
because I also still couldn’t figure out if I get him or not. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship i did, at least the first few. after 8 years, still haven’t finished it. 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 would like to be.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries
it’s a dead give-away in Kris kringles. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song i have actually told a guy that the gift i would like to receive is a simple love letter. Give her Neruda how i love Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. 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 so true. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie
but she will still get hurt. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
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
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop
always hopeful, never judgemental. Except in the Twilightseries eeewww.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her
because that’s the only thing to do. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
coz we define our romantic moments
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes
oh i am so sure. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day and i will leave them in powerbooks and not on a playground. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone
because she deserves better. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes
ehem, i blog 🙂.