Wednesday, February 11, 2015

You Read Me Like A Book, Valentine

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.

1 comment:

Gabrielle said...

Okay, so I totally commented on this post, like a week ago. I guess you will have to take my word for it.

I said I though the 50 shades teddy bear was a gross idea, and that my "valentine" had been told not to bring home any chocolates (as it was almost time for Girl Scout Cookies).

And there was something about books, but I can't remember what it was....

Thanks for the enjoyable posts!