Hello everyone! How are you? I am happy because at last, it seems like I managed to write a post to celebrate St. Valentine, yay!
I thought about this post quite a lot because I wanted to write something to celebrate the love, yes, but… what to do? A post with my favorite bookish couples? A post with the books that I love? A post with books which are about love? And, since I am not good making decisions, I have, in the end, decided to do not choose and just go on with it!
So today we have a sort of tag about love and books. I hope you enjoy!
1) My favorite couple!
This one was pretty easy because I think that Kate and Curran make the best couple ever! I love both of them as characters, and I love them as a couple. Their relationship is so sweet and fun!
2) An Unlikely Couple!
I couldn’t choose between these two, so I kept them both! I won’t do a spoiler, but in Abercrombie, we have a couple, and half of this couple is… Sand Dan Glotka! I won’t say who the other half is, but even if they are not so well suited, and they are highly improbable as a couple, I think they did great anyway! And another unlikely couple, in some way, is Vimes and Lady Sybil. They are quite a strange couple, but they are one of the best couples ever, nonetheless!
3) Love can be a surprise!
This book surprised me a lot! This one is a “blame on the book community” reading because I was reading interesting reviews after interesting reviews, so I was curious, yes, but I was expecting to find a fun love story and I found so much more! We have a fun and sweet love story, but we have more love than this. We have supportive family and friends, we have growth, we have good feelings, and bad ones. We have the full package. We have a lot of different kinds of love here, and we have the depth of it.
4) Love is not only romantic!
The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of the best books ever on friendship. Ok, ok, it’s an amazing book and you have to read it. But, the friendship in there is one of the best portrayed in literature!!! And if this is not love, I don’t know what else it is! And the same we can say for the series written by De Castell. The friendship is not the same as in the Lynch book, but we have friendships, trust, and relationships that go deeper than most. So, you have to count this one too!
5) Love can hurt you!
This book has it all, and you just have to love it. And suffer. You would suffer while reading, right there with Kvothe. Because your heart would break for him (and with him) time and again, and you would suffer because you would have to wait to know the end of the story. But we all are hopeful that that end would come!
6) Love could become a comfortable blanket.
When I started this series I was madly in love with it. But then the series kept going on and on, and I have to admit that, if I try to be impartial, the last volumes are not good as the first ones. And the difference is quite big. But. But I love them anyway. This series is my guilty pleasure, something I like even if my most rational part doesn’t really approve completely of it, something I kept going back to whenever I need it. I read, and re-read, it quite often, is my hot chocolate and warm blanket all wrapped in a book.
7) Love can be at first sight!
With this book or, to be more precise, this series, was love at first sight. I fell in love with the magnificent cover arts (of all the editions! They all are gorgeous!), the plot was just astounding and the author was one that I liked a lot. So, yeah, it was definitely love at first sight! And I am happy to say that I wasn’t wrong. I loved this series so much!!!!
8) Love can be long waited for!
Aside from the third book by Patrick Rothfuss, I think that this one is the book for which I have waited for more, and whit more passion. I need this book, because I need to know more, and because I am missing this world, and its characters, so much!!! When I started this series I wasn’t expecting to love it so much! It’s not perfect, and the narration is not ideal, and yet… yet here I am, waiting for this damn book!!!!
9) Love can tear your life apart!
Ok, this can sound a bit dramatic, but hear me out. When I first read this trilogy (yes, first, because I am a masochist and I have read more than once) I loved it so much, and it made me suffer and hurt so much, that, once I finished it I decided to stop reading fantasy. And I was reading only fantasy! So… yeah, it was good, because I discovered the other genres (thriller overall) but it was quite traumatic! I have denied myself all fantasy books for at least one year because it was all too much to bear! But I loved it with a passion then, and I love it with a passion now.
10) Love can (and must) be toward yourself too!
Loving yourself is fundamental! And sometimes it would be amazing if you just can take some time off for yourself, and enjoy something sweet or cute, just to chill and enjoy your own company. And Slothilda is the right thing to help you remember to love yourself, too!
And that’s all for today! And yes, I have to admit that this post is just an excuse to shout out to some of the books that I loved because it is always the right time to remember them and share them with the world, I am not right????
So… have you done some special post for this St. Valentine Day? Let the link in the comment! And what you think about the books I have mentioned? But, more importantly, what would your answers be to all these prompts??? Let me know!