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Daily Helping for July 18th, 2021 – Rosemarie Urquico – Date a Girl Who Reads

A graphic image of several lines from the poem "Date a Girl Who Reads" by Rosemarie Urquico.

Contrary to popular belief, it was not Robert Pattison who said that you should date a girl who reads. That would be Rosemarie Urquico in her poem “Date a Girl Who Reads.” This poem came to me via the I Met You on LJ podcast, and let’s just say that I can relate. Hard.

“Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who 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.”

In my case, I got my first library card when I was six and I hate coffee. But I also would much rather spend my money on books than clothes, and I absolutely do have too many books. I also absolutely do not care.

So thank you Rosemarie Urquico for the shout out. And to all my fellow readers out there, thanks for getting it.

Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!