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Six Reasons Why a Book is Better than a Date on Valentine’s Day

14th February, 2017

Books for Valentine's day

Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day has sprung up onto your life. Maybe you have a date at a favourite restaurant or maybe you are cooking at home because you definitely forgot that the Pinterest inspired dinners did not remind of who will do the dishes later. Or maybe you are just chilling out on your own.

Whichever be the case, a book is going to be perfect for you this Valentine’s day. Here is why:

1.You can be single and pick a book

No hassle about asking someone out for dinner or fretting whether you will be alone. Just pick a book. Any book of your choice. Trust me, the book does not have much of a say in this.

2. Guilt free about not calling back

Not enjoying the date? We all know that feeling about stuck with a boring person for few hours and desperately plotting excuses to run away. No need to gag yourself on the salad and pretend to die. You can be absolutely guilt free with a book. Don’t like it? Push it down the darkest crannies of your cupboard. Throw it down a black hole and pick another one.

PS: There will always be another one. So you will definitely not be spending the day alone.

3. More chance of a happily-ever-after

There is more chance that you will meet the book-you-have-been-waiting-for than the soulmate you have been crossing your fingers to fall from the sky. You might discover a book that ends up being a favourite. And that stays for life.

4. You can be in your pyjamas

No need to dress up. No need to worry about your looks, or whether you will stumble on your heels or whether you will burp. Eat chocolates, keep a pot of tea, read and burp all you want. Then, repeat.

5. You can be yourself

How peaceful not to worry anymore if you are talking too much, or too less or if you are boring your date. Be boring, who cares. Dog ear your book if you want, annotate or bookmark it and ignore it. The book will love you forever and wait for you.

6. Double dates?

Yes of course. Two books at the same time? You put down your terms and you decide your schedule.

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  1. Love this post so much! I’m personally spending time tonight with a book and my dog and couldn’t ask for better company. Plus, we all know the real celebration comes tomorrow when all that Valentine’s candy goes on sale. Hope you enjoy today no matter what you choose to do.

  2. Oh my gosh, haha! This post is wonderful. I don’t have a significant other in my life (which is totally okay) so it looks like I’ll be turning to my books today. (In actuality I’ll be turning to textbooks. But still.)

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Resh Susan!


  3. Not like I needed much convincing on this front but I couldn’t agree more. Books are way better than people on Valentine’s Day. I’ll worry about closer human relationships on another day of the year but books are more likely to be rewarding and give me the warm and fuzzies on a day dedicated to romance.

  4. Well, we don’t really celebrate have Valentine’s Day in Switzerland. The shops try to make some cash and sell stuff with hearts but nobody I know ever bothered. I think it’s for the large ex-pat community. And a new thing. Five years ago this didn’t exist at all.

  5. I love this so much 🙂 I think spending Valentine’s day with a book is a perfect way to spend this day. It’s always too commercial anyway, and with a great sweet book with a lovely happy ending,we are sure not to be disappointed 🙂

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