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5 Book-Inspired Dates for You and Your Literary Lover

Ah yes, nothing is quite as lovely and dreamy as a first date that you’ve been looking forward to all week. Those butterflies, knowing smiles, and subtle touches can get pretty dreamy. However, if you’re a bookworm or on the more creative side, sometimes dinner and a movie just doesn’t cut it.

 

You want to get to know your date, but you always want to impress them and show them a little bit about you and how fun you can really be. Well, we’re here to help when it comes to the dream literary date. Everyone wants to feel like they’re in a book, how magical is that? Here are five literary-themed dates to absolutely fall for.

 

1. Go to a book reading at your local library

 

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This is actually a perfect for a first date or any date really. It could act as the foundation of getting to know one another (things you have in common) or something fun to do when you’ve done it all and need a good idea (getting creative)! Sneak some hand holding in there during all the book’s best parts and make it a goal for you both to talk to the author!

 

2.  Try a Gatsby-inspired champagne picnic
 
 

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Everyone loves how adorably awkward Gatsby was when he finally got Daisy to come see him (with the help of Nick of course). We don’t want you to be tripping over yourself though, so this is a bit more laid back than a tea party. Put together a bag of yummy picking goodies and throw in a bottle of bubbly because why not? Or homemade iced tea is lovely. Maybe you don’t have a Gold Coast mansion, but a beautiful park or botanical garden will do just fine.

 

3. A book-themed bar rendezvous!
 
 

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Bottoms up people. This could also be a good first date idea, unless you tend to drown your nerves with alcohol, then maybe wait. But crowded bars are my favorite with their fantastic atmosphere, so literary-themed is a bonus. Have a drink or two, order some food, and have a fun playful night discussing your favorite books, adaptations, and beyond. Check out a list of a few hot spots here!

 

4. Let sparks fly with a sweet A Walk to Remember date

 

 

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One of my favorites from Nicholas Sparks and a great adaptation. Who the hell doesn’t want to straddle the state line and be in two places at once? In the book Landon and Jamie spend some time taking walks to their local malt shop since it took place in the ‘50s. However, in the ‘90s movie adaptation, it’s double the cuteness. Steal their idea and go to dinner at a place near the water, then spontaneously dance. You could even end up in two places at once or go stargazing! If you’re sentimental, let Jamie and Landon be your guide.

 

5. Stay in with a literary-inspired homemade meal followed by your favorite movie adaptation
 
 

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If you don’t want to spend too much money or you’re tired of the typical date scenes, it’s time to brush up on your cooking skills. Turn your kitchen into something bitchin’ by whipping up a literary inspired meal for your date. Ask them what books they like then search away to get some ideas. Set the table up nice and make the theme clear; it’s more fun that way. Following your lovely meal, pop in your favorite movie adaptation (or theirs) and bask in the afterglow of a date well done. You’re welcome.

 

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The Mansion from a Nicholas Sparks’ ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ Is up for Grabs!

A random saying out there states: If you’re lucky enough to be at the beach, you’re lucky enough. This could be applied to almost everything, but it doesn’t make it less true. The only thing I love more than the beach is a beautiful summer beach story. And who does that better than Nicholas Sparks?

 

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One of his best-selling novels and adaptations was the heartstring-tugging Nights in Rodanthe. The 2002 story surrounds two divorced parents who find love in an unexpected place, and was so great that it called for a 2008 film adaptation. Now, the house that held all those beautiful misty shore scenes is up for grabs!

 

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According to Fox46, the six-bedroom home became one of the most famous houses on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Known as the “Inn at Rodanthe,” where stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane brought the film to life, this beach house looks like a fairytale. It was just put on the market and that fairytale costs about $1.25 million. 
 
 
The weekly rentals have been booked up full each year now, so if you’re a hopeless romantic with money, now is your chance.

 

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10 Nicholas Sparks Quotes for the Hopeless Romantic in All of Us

I’m sure you’ve heard of Nicholas Sparks, and even if you’re not a fan, you know his romance novels have touched the hearts of millions, especially since most of them get turned into movies fairly quickly! Whether you’ve read every one of his books (and cried) or you mock his cheesiness, you can definitely find a romantic quote of his that speaks to you. I hope you can ALL relate to at least one of the following quotes in one way or another.  

 

1. I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. 

 

2. You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.

 

3. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.

 

4. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.

 

5. They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.

 

6. True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.

 

7. If we’d never met, I think I would have known that my life wasn’t complete. And I would have wandered the world in search of you, even if I didn’t know who I was looking for.

 

8. People come, people go—they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.

 

9. But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.

 

10. Love could be set in motion quickly, but true love needed time to grow into something strong and enduring. Love was, above all, about commitment and dedication and a belief that spending years with a certain person would create something greater than the sum of what the two could accomplish separately.

 

 

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