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Valentine's Day Tag

After my unromantic Top 10 Tuesday post (10 Books That Would Have Been Better WITHOUT the Romance), I figured that I should probably make a more seasonally appropriate post. And when Epic Reads posted a Valentine's Day Tag on their YouTube channel, I figured that it would be a good way to get some holiday spirit on my blog. (Completely unrelated: why does that make it sound like I'm talking about Christmas?)

Question time!

1. Who was your first book crush?


I've never really been that much of a book crush person, but I do remember being especially fond of Laurie from Little Women. I read this book so many times when I was in elementary school, but I haven't picked it up in so long that I honestly can't remember what I found so attractive about him. Maybe I'll have to read it again to find out.

2. What book would you want as your Valentine?


I'm gonna cheat a little bit here and go with a duology: To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. These books are fluffy, adorable, and everything I think Valentine's Day should be. Plus, they celebrate not only romantic love, but love for friends and family. This duology does have love triangles (yes, that's plural), which I'm not the biggest fan of, but everything else is so darn cute that I still love them.

I also have to give an honorable mention to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli because any Valentine that can make me smile as much as that book did has to be a keeper.

3. Candy hearts or chocolate?

Chocolate! I'm a big fan of chocolate. I can't eat a lot of the chocolate that's sold for Valentine's Day because I'm allergic to nuts and there's way too many cross-contamination problems, but when I CAN get my hands on some chocolate...it doesn't last for long.


4. What book would you gift your true love?


After agonizing about this for way too long for a question about an entirely fictional true love, I'm going to have to go with the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (or whichever illustrated Harry Potter book would be the most recent at the time). This is hard because I consider myself to be pretty good at picking out bookish gifts...for people I've known a really long time. I base it off of their favorite genres, and what other books they like and don't like, and there's not many books that I would just get for everyone. But a) pretty much everyone likes Harry Potter and b) true love is worth big, shiny, expensive books.

5. What's your favorite romantic comedy?


Flipped! I committed the bookworm sin of seeing the movie before I read the book for this one, but I don't really care because they're both wonderful! This one took all of the great things about the book and transported them to the 1960s. And yes, it's hugely romanticized, and we shouldn't romanticize the past, but I'm still a sucker for historicals. This movie just made me so happy. (Now that I'm thinking about it, there's quite a few things that make it not quite a comedy, but I think it still counts.)

"Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss...but every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare."


6. What is the best Valentine gift you have ever received?

This goes back to the chocolate question, actually - a couple of years ago, one of my friends bought me a Valentine's box of chocolates from a factory that guarantees all of its products to be nut-free. Those are wonderful, but they're expensive enough that I can't indulge in them a lot (...usually because I'm buying books), so getting one as a gift was so nice!
 
7. What's your favorite thing about Valentine's Day?

I love that it's a holiday that just unironically celebrates love. Yeah, it's super commercialized because it's a HUGE moneymaker for greeting card companies and the like, but at its heart (heh...get it? hearts? romantic stuff?), it's about love! And happiness! And being nice to people! And remembering that there are good things in the world! And, as if that weren't good enough, it's an excuse to eat chocolate!

I'm going to tag...Avery @ thepagesarebookining, mostly because I'm really curious about that first question. And, of course, anyone else who wants to do the tag!

What's your favorite thing about Valentine's Day? Do you even like Valentine's Day? How about fictional crushes? Tell me in the comments!  

Comments

  1. FLIPPED. <3 <3 <3 OMG I love that book so much! I'm not usually much of a romance person either, but I thought the romance was picture perfect - especially the ending.

    And chocolate FTW!

    Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. I LOVE Flipped! When I first saw the movie, I actually hated the ending, but after thinking about it for a while, it's one of my favorite parts.

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  2. EEEEP. I LOVE CHOCOLATE TOO. But the nut-contamination must suck so so bad. D: Bleh. I'm like mildly allergic to nuts but I can still eat them on occasion (not anaphylactic, I just break out in rashes) but I mostly make my own chocolate anyway?! Which is delicious. hehe.
    EEEP I LOVED FLIPPED TOO! But I haven't seen the movie. Zoe up there *waves at Zoe* was on to me to read it foreeeever and I finally did and IT WAS SO CUTE.

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. The nut-contamination does get annoying, but there's enough nut-safe chocolate out there that I'm usually happy! Just not the fancy chocolate. And making your own chocolate sounds AMAZING. I NEED to learn how to do that!

      The Flipped movie is SO CUTE. Besides the setting, it's also one of the most accurate book-to-movie adaptations I've ever seen, which is a plus. BUT I MOSTLY LOVE THE CUTENESS.

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  3. I don't mind Valentine's Day as like you said, it's about recognizing love in your life (romantic or otherwise) and just being nice. LOVE chocolate. Sorry you can't eat much of it without nuts getting in the way. that was sweet of your friend to gift you nut-free chocolate a few years back.

    -Lauren

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    1. Recognizing love is such a nice thing to do! And I'm a big fan of extending Valentine's Day to more than just romantic love. The more love, the better!

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