I talked about this on Twitter already today but 140 characters are not enough for me. There’s been some articles floating about regarding adults reading Young Adult books, most of them just asking if that’s okay or if people should be ashamed to read YA, etc. But some are downright condescending. And the very idea that someone dare judge another person for what they are reading made me so bone-melting mad I had to say a couple things:
Don’t ever let anyone make you feel bad for reading a book. Any book. I don’t care what you are reading. I care that you are reading. If you are willingly disappearing into another world someone else created, you are already better than you were 30 seconds ago.
I’m almost 30 and I’m just now reading Harry Potter for the first time. Forget about the travesty that is my life without HP until this point and focus on the fact that I’m reading a “children’s tale” because I WANT to. And because it’s magical and I feel magical when I read it. I carry it around at work and in my purse in case I have a spare moment to pull it out and read it. Yeah, that’s a child on the cover. But I’m on an adventure with him so fuck off if you think I’m too old for said adventure. (Muggles, right?)
God. How fucking dare people say: “you shouldn’t be reading that.” Fuck you. If you are a reader than you know that the place you go and the way you feel when you are reading a book is very personal and it’s yours. It’s yours and yours alone, and the very idea of someone bursting through the door to smite your choice of reading materials is so disgusting to me I can barely understand it. No, I CAN’T understand it.
No one should care what other people are reading. We should care that people are READING. Period. Dot. End of sentence.
So read whatever the fuck you want. Just read. There aren’t too many things in this world that are both enjoyable and legal. Reading is one of them.
So to anyone who thinks they are saying something important or are “opening up a conversation” by judging other people’s reading tastes: kindly fuck off. You are not allowed in our space. Stay in our own high and mighty world that somehow has rules for what people should be reading.
I feel like the only time I get on Tumblr is to post my birthday wish list. Scroll on down like, three posts and you’ll see my birthday list from LAST YEAR. Oh, and Taylor Swift is there, too. Anyway, here is what I want for my birthday:
1. A new Zelda game. NOW.
2. For my boyfriend to build me this. Get going, Kyle!
My birthday is tomorrow, y’all! And yes, that is Glenn asleep in a sink with a party hat on. My roommate took that last night. Last year he was my birthday present to myself, and it was one of the best gifts EVER. But now it’s another year, and I have more present ideas!
Here’s my “I’m turning 25 for the fourth time!” wish list:
1. Taylor Swift to be my best friend. C’mon, Swifty. It’s been long enough. STOP IGNORING ME.
3. Geoffrey Zakarian to be my live-in cook/sassy silver fox friend.
4. For anyone in the world who wants to get married be allowed to just get f—king married.
5. Though I have a boyfriend who I love very much, I think he’d give me a free pass with Fassy just for my birthday. Come on over, Fassbendmeover!