I still have so many papers to grade. One of the many ways that I have dodged this task is to think about Valentine’s Day. You internetters are so creative and give me so many opportunities to think about how best to celebrate a bookish holiday.
First off, wouldn’t it be perfect to have a great Valentine cocktail with your special someone? You can pick a great recipe from Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist by Tim Federle. My pick would be, “”Are You There God, It’s Me, Margarita.”
I would also enjoy a fun book-themed Valentine, like this one (from buzzfeed):
I was intrigued by the update at the very bottom of the referring article (“one valentine was removed due to questionable content”). That sounds like one I need to see!
Speaking of questionable content, there are a bunch of naughty ones in this article. Hemingway! Tolkein! I’m blushing.
I’m not sure how I’d feel if I received a Fifty Shades of Grey teddy bear, however.
And if you hate this holiday, there are options for you as well. Check out Knit Your Own Boyfriend by Carol Meldrum:
Here's a description:
The knitted boyfriend won't make a mess or steal the remote, and he comes with the right clothes for every occasion. Knit Your Own Boyfriend offers a wide selection of 13 eligible types: hipster, artist, rock star, doctor, skater, outdoorsman, and more.
Whatever your feelings about Valentines Day, may good chocolate accompany your reading in the week ahead.