This is not a usual post for me as it’s not entirely book related. Over the past couple of weeks or so, I’ve been seeing various tweets pop up about how other bloggers are preparing their blogs for Valentine related posts and giveaways etc. So I was thinking, well should I do something? As a relatively new blogger this is all a bit of a minefield – having event related posts.
I’m not in a relationship and haven’t been for a while now and every day I’m reminded of my single life…the meal for one, the lack of a plus one, so on and so forth, so I’m just a lover of my books and latte right now. And…in doing a bit of research who knew there were so many dedicated websites and articles about Anti Valentines Day and that you can purchase so many Anti gifts and cards.
Valentine’s Day originates from around AD289 (quite a long time ago!) and one of the most popular versions is that Valentine of Rome fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and that a letter was passed to her signed ‘from your valentine’ before his execution by the Roman Empire. So it’s him we have to blame!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an overall, all out bitter hater, for the most part it’s all a bit of fun but it does smack of another one of the days where the florists, gift and card industries cash in this overpriced, over rated Feast of St Valentine, it’s just another ‘tradition’ most of us feel pressurised into observing.
Anyway enough said, so if like me you’re not all loved up, have binned your copy of The Notebook and are looking for a Valentine’s Day escape, maybe these will do the trick:
- St Valentine’s Day Murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards,
- The Trouble with Valentine’s Day by Rachel Gibson
- Watch First Wives Club, The War of the Roses, A Perfect Murder or maybe Fatal Attraction!
For those of you loved up couples, spare a thought for your single friends that may not want it rammed down their throats. I’m all for championing for Happy Singles Days and confessing my love for my latte – bring it on! 🙂
p.s Bookboodle shall return to proper book review posts shortly with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
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