“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
~~ Groucho Marx
I don’t know why, but when I saw this quote I immediately thought about the movie Mathilda based off the children’s book by Ronald Dahl, when Danny DeVitto’s character says to her after she asks for a book:
“What do you want a book for? Why would you want to read? When you have the television set right in front of you. There’s nothing you can get from a book that you can’t get from the TV faster.”
This a great movie!
Hmmm, I think I’m going to have to add Matilda to my rediscover list.
When I started this blog just a few days ago, I had absolutely no idea where it would take me and truthfully still don’t. The only thing I know is that I want to read literature and write about it in a non-academic way. As I was writing the About page I started thinking about my reading experiences over the years — some good and some down right painful.
I saw a Freshly Pressed blog “Designing the Perfect Bookmobile” and it got me thinking about the bookmobile that used to come to my neighborhood and how I couldn’t wait for my parents to take me. Every Tuesday night the bookmobile would pull into Continue reading →