Thursday, May 30, 2013

That Awkward Thursday (11) OBSESSED with the DEAD

That Awkward Thursday is a feature hosted by Wholly Books where it's not only okay but encouraged to share your awkward moments!

That awkward moment you realize you are obsessed with an old, dead man/woman...

Okay, so I'm sure many of you are thinking, What is wrong with Ashley? What had she been smoking when she came up with this topic! Ya know, I'm actually wondering the same thing myself as I'm writing this post. I mean this is seriously awkward topic. Okay, let's be real. This is a WEIRD topic! But hey I'm a little on the weird side so I'm going to rock this topic and you all fall in love with my weird old guy. 

When I first came up with this topic, I was looking up all of these bookish quotes to use for my office. Upon searching for this I found some pretty awesome ones (which I will share shortly). Several of them were by no other than the brilliant Albert Einstein. Yes, I am quite aware that good ole' Al was in fact a scientist and not known for being a writer. However, he did have some of his worked published so he is a published author and let's be honest the man is a genius. 

Well, imagine my delight when I find that he is/was a huge supporter of reading fairy tales to children! Awesome, no? He also believed imagination is very important. Now, I want to get some of his writing in audio format because let's be honest even though I've become somewhat obsessed with the guy it would be a lot easier to listen to his writing than actually reading it. 

Here's a couple of my favorite quotes by Albert Einstein. 

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world" - Albert Einstein

So, yes, I am in fact obsessed with an old, dead, slightly strange guy. Now, excuse me while I listen to The World as I See it....

While I doubt anyone else decided to post on this bizarre topic, you can leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!!


  1. Haha I did wonder what this topic was about! I don't know that I am obsessed with any old, dead guys but it is pretty cool to know that Einstein thinks reading fairy tales to children is good. Yay for Einstein.

    1. Yeah, I figured people would think I was on something when I came up with that one! lol. I like to keep people guessing! ;) Glad you took the time see what this very awkward post was about! And yes, it's so awesome!

  2. Can't say I'm obsessed with any old dead guys, but old fictional characters like Mr.Darcey? yes sir!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf


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