I’d like to take the time out to give recognition to the bookish blerds who are holding it down on the small screen.
Mary Jane Paul – Reading has never been sexier than as seen on Mary Jane Paul, the title character of Being Mary Jane portrayed by Gabrielle Union. Whether she is reading conversation starter books, posting quotes via sticky notes all over her swanky Atlanta glass house, or the piles of books adding to her modern decor. In one episode she even leads a book discussion of Life Out of Context by Walter Mosley, and is seen here reading, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai to her niece–Mary Jane tops the list as the most sophisticated blerd on television.
Levar Burton has been putting young minds onto books for decades. Unarguably, he’s probably the first literary hero many of us came in contact with and his love of books have put generations of young people on to some truly fantastic books. Reading Rainbow has been giving children the gift of good books for nearly 35 years. Thank you Mr. Burton! Much love!
If you have a favorite bookish blerd not mentioned here…post yours!!!