Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Books are better than men, she says
"Relationships with books actually have some pretty compelling advantages over relationships with men. With books, it's always your choice if the liaison ends prematurely. You don't have to worry about the awkwardness of trying to avoid your discarded book should you bump into it in the grocery store. You can tell it, 'It's not you, it's me' or even 'You know, it actually IS you' without hurting its feelings. It will also never insist on an exclusive relationship, and no one will think ill of you if you love more than one. You can take one to bed with you the very first night you bring it home without your mother blinking an eye."
So says the impossibly impertinent Kim Kovacs on the BookBrowse blog.
Somehow I can't see a guy posting a male version of this disgusting, dangerous, thoroughly subversive point of view.
On the other hand, it would be easier to dump a book than a woman, wouldn't it?
(A tip of the hat to ShelfAwareness.com.)