Feminist-Friendly Romance Novels – I’m not much of a Romance fan, no matter how Feminist; however, if you’re looking for a love story or two to read this month, you may want to give some of these a try.
13 Times Books Perfectly Described Heartbreak – If you’re like me, and Romance isn’t your thing, here’s an entirely different list of books. Maybe you recently had your heart broken, or you’re so head over heels that you want to remind yourself that not everyone is so lucky. Either way, the books on this list and the quotes that go with them are perfect.
Word for Word: Bookshops– Where Love Stories Begin – I know this to be true since I became 100% sure I wanted to go on a second date with the Boyfriend after we stopped by a bookstore near the end of our first. We discovered that not only did we own and love many of the same books, but we also despised the same author and everything she ever wrote. We don’t always agree about books, but we do about the important ones.
Bookish Boozing: 5 Literary Wine Labels – Do you know what’s the perfect beverage for Valentine’s Day (and most other days, too), regardless of your relationship status? Wine. You know what’s even better? Bookish wine.
My original plan was to share the few favorite “love” quotes from various books I have copied down in my book journal, but then I remembered that I’ve never written a “Wednesday’s Words” about The Princess Bride by William Goldman. While these quotes aren’t all my favorites (there’s too many to list), they are my favorite love-related ones.
“Is this a kissing book?”
You know me. I’m not big on Romance. When I get a book recommendation from someone who I know loves the kind of Fantasy that is more Romance than Adventure, this is the question, in the exact same tone, I want to ask.
“This is true love — you think this happens every day?”
The confidence in this line is what gets me. Every once in a while, the Boyfriend says something about our relationship with that kind of assuredness. It makes me weak in the knees, and my stomach does that weird little flip thing.
“She loves you,” the Prince cried. “She loves you still and you love her, so think of that–think of this too: in all this world, you might have been happy, genuinely happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, not really, no matter what the storybooks say, but you could have had it, and so, I would think, no one will ever suffer a loss as great as you.”
This quote reminds me of a scene in Gilmore Girls when Lorelai’s Father ends up in the hospital, and Emily demands that she gets to die before he does because she couldn’t handle losing him. I don’t believe in soul mates, but I do believe in the kind of love that when one of a couple passes away, the other can’t go on living.
“There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C…(before then couples hooked thumbs.) And the precise rating of kisses is a terribly difficult thing, often leading to great controversy…. Well, this one left them all behind.”