Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web mentioned a wonderful quote on her blog a few days ago and it has stuck with me:
“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. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
We all know the importance of reading and the way it makes us rounder individuals with far more to say than others. Coming to university, I know it may sound strange, but you can tell who reads from those who don’t. I don’t mean I like to hang out with people who witter on about certain subjects for hours on end because that of course becomes tedious, I just mean that it’s refreshing to spend time with someone who doesn’t just talk about social tittle-tattle/boyfriends and who can make references that only one can really make when one takes an interest in reading/learning. It broadens your horizons, widens your perspective and gives you a little more to say. As well as that, reading inspires, sparks dreams and lets your imagination run wild and I have been neglecting my imagination for a while.
I am setting myself a challenge this summer to READ MORE! And I challenge you to join me. Who doesn’t want to be a wealth of knowledge and offer someone the most “colourful life imaginable”? I certainly do!
I’ll end on a quote, in answer to Charlotte’s:
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them” – Ray Bradbury