I saw this photo in my Google+ stream and cracked up laughing.
And then I saw this one and it was not quite as funny to me.
I already confessed to enjoying reality tv so this second photo hit me in a different way. I was slightly offended. I mean, come on, I read. My books are not jumping off of the shelves in protest when I watch Food Network Star or Amazing Race. My Kindle for PC downloads and the hard copies of books that I own are all doing quite well. They are not neglected one bit.
Reading challenges me, it makes me think, it enlarges my vocabulary and enriches my spirit. When I sit down to watch Food Network Star I get inspired by the creativity I see with food. When I watch Amazing Race sometimes I see glimpses of places we have been or places I desire to learn more about. I see people stepping out of their comfort zones to take on challenges that leave me speechless. Watching these types of shows is a relaxing escape.
I agree that reading can take you away and give you an escape too. I still get caught up in a good book now and then that I cannot put down until the wee hours of the morning. As a child I climbed the tree in our front yard with a book and spent long summer days traveling all around the world while resting in that tree.
So lighten up book snobs. There is plenty of room in our lives and in this world to enjoy some of what reality tv has to offer and still keep our books happy. uh oh...I think a few of my books might be making a run for it!