July 16th, 2005

pop goes the kitty

I'm six yeauhs OWD!

No, really. I'm clearly a small child this day.

Went to see Willy Wonka? check.

Have new Harry Potter? check.

Budgeting the reading thereof to make it last? check.

city_of_dis posted about the stupidity of people going OMG THESE ARE CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND YOU ARE OVER TEN WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUUUUUU. In the midst of this post he dredged up a quote I haven't been able to track down in years. I share it with you now, as it did away with the remaining '...I'm acting like WHAT?' evidenced above:

"No book is really worth reading at age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty...Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a timetable."
-C.S. Lewis