Thursday, February 7, 2013

No Books for Valentine's Day

I don't know how many women are in the same shoes as me this year  --  size 8 1/2, very standard -- and find themselves agonizing over one simple horrific question:

What do you do when your husband, boyfriend, or office lover ... tells you that he will not be giving you a book this Valentine's day because you all ready own way too many? 

Of course, my first reaction was to cry out of anger. But after a few teary moments, I came up with a list of what you can give a book lover other than a book. 

1. Book Memorabilia

Bookmarks, pins, you can even buy Harry Potter wands and scarfs. Hmm, collectible and practical.

2. Dolls based on books

Look how dashing Clark Gable is in that white suit. I would definitely give a damn about this doll.

3. Movies of books you postpone reading

For me it's the Count of Monte Cristo. I admit that at 1276 pages, I've postponed reading it for a long time. Also because I can read French and feel like a hypocrite if I don't read it in it's original language.

4. A Bookcase 

An avid reader could always use the extra space.

5. Jane Austen's Monopoly

Oh, wait! That doesn't exist. But does offer you the chance to build your own and have it shipped. Check it out. 

What would you ask for?


  1. Epic bookcase... 'nuff said.

  2. Your Blog name is The Book Cupid which means by definition you should be guaranteed a book on Valentine's day. Who needs chocolate?

    1. Exactly!! And flowers wither and die. A book is like ... a little piece of heaven.

  3. *Gasp* HOW DARE HE?! There is no such thing as too many books! You should be granted all of the above. I mean, really. Valentine's Day is a day of love, chocolate and BOOKS... mostly books, though.

  4. You can read in French? *bows to you* I am so in love with learning the French language. But I'm a noob. for years :))

    Well you know, you could always just ask for jewelry...and sell them off to buy books. Hehehe.

    My boyfriend threatened me with "I'm not going to buy you another book until you read the 10+ books I just bought for your birthday!" I ignored him. He'll come around. Eventually. :D

  5. What kind of boyfriend/husband is that? If they love you they should get you a book lol. Valentine's day is really about the two of you though so you don't really need to get gifts. But, if he has the audacity to tell you, you can't have something because you have too much of it then make sure you make him take you to either Beautiful Creatures, Warm Bodies, or any other chick film to make him suffer!

  6. Personalised Monopoly? What a GREAT website!! I am definitely gonna use that for some special occasion.
    On the topic of owning too many books: how about getting e-books for Valentine? At least that won't take up space :)

  7. Aww, thanks everyone for coming up with such great ideas. Look, I'm smiling again :)