5 Bookish Things To Do For Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Looking for some more bookish activities to add to your V-day itinerary? I’ve got you covered.

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1. Read A Romance Book

Ok, this one is a bit obvious but it can’t hurt to mention. Whether you read romance books for escapism or pure fun, it can be a great way to enjoy the Valentine’s day spirit. For a twist on this idea, grab a book and annotate it for your partner as a gift. This can look like highlighting favorite lines, adding references to inside jokes, commenting which characters remind you of them, etc. Some of my romance novel recommendations include: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey, One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, and The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun. 

2. Write A Love Letter

Writing a love letter is a super fun way to get the creative juices flowing. A handwritten, thoughtful note is a great gift for anyone you’re looking to appreciate this Valentine’s day. Nobody to write a love letter to? You could write a letter to anything- a pet, fictional crush, even your favorite food! Writing is not only a fun way to be creative, but it can also help relieve stress and leave you with a fun piece to reread in the future.

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3. Go On A Blind Date With A Book

If you don’t have a human date for Valentine’s Day- go on a date with a book! Blind date with a book is a program that many bookstores and libraries around the world have taken part in. Essentially, readers pick out a book that is wrapped in brown paper. The wrapping often has some characteristics of the book written on it. The reader buys the book without ever seeing the cover or full description (hence the ‘blind date’ comparison). This activity is a great way to find a new favorite book and can force you to read something that may be a bit out of your comfort zone. 

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4. Watch A Movie Adapted From A Romance Book

Book to movie adaptations can definitely be a hit or miss. Thankfully, there are plenty of romance films based on books that are actually good. Some of these include: The Notebook, Pride & Prejudice, Me Before You, and Crazy Rich Asians.

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5. Make Book Themed V-Day Cards 

Remember those pun-filled valentines you might have received from friends? It is easy and fun to make them yourself! Here are some examples:

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