Thursday, December 8, 2011

DATE A GIRL WHO READS - Truth on the Internet or Why We Still Need Librarians

On Facebook today a friend posted the following quote and attributed it to Hollywood Twilight star Robert Pattinson. From a cursory check through Google it appears that the quote comes from a longer blog post written by Rosemarie Urquico, who is said to be a writer from the Philippines. Rest assured that Pattinson did not write this. The column has been re-blogged many times but I haven't been able to find an original source. Here's one place the whole piece is shared.
So much for truth on the Internet. This is why we need librarians. In the past they have always evaluated resources for accuracy while not censoring information.
 Robert Pattinson Quote : "If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Upon doing a bit more searching I found the following information:

Rosemarie no longer has an active blog, but she can be found on Facebook here:!/profile.php?id=585211028

To see the post about how she was found, please go here. Thanks to Jonathan  for searching! 


  1. Hi, Ann! I am new to blogging and stumbled upon your page while looking for an image I could use for my 1st post. I'd like to ask your permission in using this image of a girl reading because other than this is what I exactly need, my features are very similar to this girl illustrated. I hope to hear a positive response from you. :)

    PS I don't know Rosemarie but like her, I'm from the Philippines too. Thanks for citing her. :)

  2. As best I can tell, the illustration is the work of someone who called herself Sophiac on DeviantArt back in 2007. I have been unsuccessful in finding her to ask permission. Sorry I can't be anymore help. Good luck with your blogging!

  3. It's ok. I just thought it's yours. Thanks so much though! I'm learning a lot from your posts. :)