Im Internet kursiert schon seit dem vorigen Jahr dieser Text, den Rosemarie Urquico als Antwort auf Charles Warnkes "You should date an illiterate girl" verfasste. Hier ein Auszug daraus:
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. 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.
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. She will
introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the
same day. 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
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-bakeds then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.(Rosemarie Urquico)
Die vollständigen Texte von Rosemarie Urquico und Charles Warnke gibt es hier.