Katherine Hajer

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Katherine.

http://www.katherine-hajer.com
http://www.goodreads.com/eyrea

Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books


Doughnut Economic...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Sarah Court
Katherine Hajer is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Urban Cycling...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
See all 9 books that Katherine is reading…

Katherine’s Recent Updates

Katherine Hajer is currently reading
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer wants to read
Make Love Not Porn by Cindy Gallop
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer wants to read
United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas
United States of Japan
by Peter Tieryas (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer rated a book really liked it
"Love of Shopping" is Not a Gene by Anne Innis Dagg
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer rated a book it was amazing
Major Karnage by Gord Zajac
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer wants to read
Why Not? by Ray Robertson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer wants to read
Strife by Terrance Mobley
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer wants to read
The Office by Mike  MacDonald
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer is currently reading
Sarah Court by Craig Davidson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Hajer wants to read
TAKE US TO YOUR CHIEF And Other Stories by Drew Hayden Taylor
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Katherine's books…
Nelson Mandela
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
Nelson Mandela

Ernest Hemingway
“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

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.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

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.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

48322 Science Fiction Aficionados — 2205 members — last activity Jun 21, 2017 05:10PM
Welcome to Sci Fi Aficionados. We love all things science fiction, with an emphasis on the classics of the genre. Members are welcome to discuss all t ...more
1210 Philip K Dick — 1552 members — last activity Jun 21, 2017 11:56PM
Welcome to the Philip K. Dick discussion group. Have fun and be creative. Choose ALL to view all discussions.
74404 Q&A with Catherine McKenzie — 144 members — last activity Oct 03, 2015 04:06PM
...July 25, 2012 to August 24, 2012...
83561 Bargain Basement — 7672 members — last activity 14 hours, 55 min ago
Join the Bargain Basement club for Freebies, bargains, reviews, and giveaways.
51445 UK Amazon Kindle Forum — 5784 members — last activity 14 minutes ago
Where every hour is happy hour.
More of Katherine’s groups…
Penguin...
378 books | 4,998 friends

Salt Pu...
665 books | 5,001 friends

Jonatha...
508 books | 4,591 friends

Jane
2,199 books | 1,452 friends

Jean Mc
1,219 books | 77 friends

Eitan O...
33 books | 458 friends

Pamela ...
211 books | 215 friends

Pooker
188 books | 60 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
3 (0.0%)

correct:
2 (66.7%)

skipped:
0 (0.0%)

908894 out of 1558045

streak:
2

best streak:
2

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Katherine

Lists liked by Katherine