Top 10 Boys I Wish Had Been My Valentines in High School


Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! I tried to make a list of fictional men my own age, but lets face it (1) I don’t read enough books for grown ups & (2) men in adult fiction are way more complicated and way less dreamy. So here are some boys I wish had been my Valentines in high school. Who’s your fictional high school crush? Continue reading “Top 10 Boys I Wish Had Been My Valentines in High School”

Book Review: Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), by Amy Spalding

18333999Happy Valentines Day readers! Does anyone have fun plans for the day? I’m a big fan of this holiday so I thought I’d let you all know about one of the best YA contemporary romance I’ve read in a long time. This one won’t be released until April, but I definitely suggest your give yourself a Valentines treat and preorder this one or at least put it on your to-read list on goodreads. Here’s why.

The first reason is concept. The story follows bandmates Riley and Reid, two friends with zero experience but a whole lot of anxiety when it comes to romance. When they see their two bandmates in an … um… compromising position, they decide to make a pact help each other gain experience with the opposite sex. By sharing tips and observations both of their love lives begin to improve. In particular, Riley starts getting the attention of her long time crush, Ted Callahan. Continue reading “Book Review: Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), by Amy Spalding”

My Relationship with Valentine’s Day

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I’ve almost never met anyone that straight up hated Valentine’s Day. I know people who celebrate Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day, and Anne Howard Shaw Day. I know people who love to hate Valentine’s Day: they love to watch scary movies, complain about commercialism, and make fun of diamond ring advertisements. And I know people who, like myself, love Valentine’s Day. If you want to know why I love February 14th, I wrote a guest post about it for the blog The Rose and Chestnut. It’s a little sappy, but if feeling vulnerable is the mark of internet success, I think it is a successful post.  Continue reading “My Relationship with Valentine’s Day”

A Few Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day

valentineEven though I haven’t had a romantic type valentine since kindergarten (which everyone knows doesn’t count and included copious amounts of chocolate which is my least favorite thing to eat of all time) I kind of love Valentines Day. I think it is great to have a day that is about letting the people you love know that you appreciate them being in your life. In order to combat the extreme Valentines Day hatred that seems to have permeated the internet this week, I am going to be adding to this list throughout the day for some fun ways to celebrate that don’t involve Bachelor-like fantasy dates or public declarations of love. If you have any ideas please post in the comments! Thanks and Happy V Day!

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