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!