Quote of the Day: Reading is Hot.

Via on Mar 17, 2012
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“If you go home with somebody,

and they don’t have books,

don’t f*ck ‘em!”

~ John Waters

 

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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11 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Reading is Hot.”

  1. yogijulian says:

    anything you post truly struggles to compete with how awesome your bio is kate!

    • hahahah! Thanks Julian! It's part inside family jokes, part true and part inspired by one of my heroines: Pippi Longstocking. I do get at least 4 – 5 emails a day about the bio ranging from people who want to convince me I should learn to knit, marriage proposals and people telling me I should stop saying I'm a mediocre writer.

      Braja Sorensen was giving me a hard time about my old one which was the basic "here's what I do, here's my facebook" but slightly personal bio, so I sat down and wrote out the first things that popped into my head. (There's a lot going on up there some days!).

  2. JoshMPlant says:

    When I was dating, I would ask a few simple questions:
    – What is your favorite book?
    – What book are you currently reading?
    – Do you like 'Wuthering Heights'?
    – Your thoughts on Camus? ;and, finally,
    – What's your name?

  3. robertwolf681 says:

    One of the best presents I ever received from an ex-girlfriend was a badge that said: "reading is sexy".

  4. I looove that "What's your name" is last!

    But "what's your favorite book" is a trick question. If he can narrow it to one quickly, I'd be skeptical. I need to re-read Wuthering Heights. I'm over due. Or maybe The Stranger.

    • JoshMPlant says:

      Wuthering Heights is amazing. And, you are smart, my dear… I've never trusted a man that was only able to list ONE favorite book. In fact, many dates I was forced to endure were met with an even worse response: "Oh.. I do not read. I sparknoted my way through school."

      The words, "CHECK!!" were uttered faster than a tongue-twister in third grade.

      This is not a joke, one date was with someone who: could not drive, could not ride a bike, had no interest in outdoor activities, could not remember the last book he read, let alone did not know what Wuthering Heights even was… and, to top it all off, I took him to a really cool high-end wine bar, and he drank 20 and 30 year old wines like they were Kool-Aid. Thank god AMEX gives me points for every dollar I spend, otherwise I would have been forced to strangle him.

      • Ahahah! I'm doing a "worst first dates" post…I expect a contribution!

        Sparknotes are an abomination. Ridiculous. I did have one guy who had lots of books and I assumed he loved to read. Turns out they were his mom's & he just kind of kept them around for ambiance. Sneaky…

  5. Dawn says:

    This made me laugh because I have so many books I'm reading/dipping into on the other side of my bed right now, I couldn't actually get anyone else in it!

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