So it’s Valentines Day and love is in the air. I am hoping that with all this love my other NTTVBG co-hosts will be forgiving as I said I would do a review of our first choice ‘Brodeck’s Report’ today… and I won’t be. Last week was really a little too manic (deadline weeks always are – never helped by man flu and a cough) and I haven’t had any free time or really seen The Converted One this week as have been locked away working 16 hour days, seven of them in fact. And so today, apart from briefly writing this, the computer is off and books are unopened, the things we do for love eh?
Love is the subject of today’s brief post in honour of St Valentines I thought we could share favourite love stories, and for that I think we need some hearts of sorts…
I had trouble thinking about my favourite love story, I haven’t read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ which I imagine is half the worlds favourite and so I really had to wrack my brains and realised I, Simon Savidge, do not really read fiction about love. I think if I had to pick one book that was really the greatest love story that I have ever read then I would go for ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger. Okay, its not a typical love story but that is quite possibly why its one that I have read and not wanted a sick bucket for. I don’t like over sentimentality and I don’t like slush, not in books about love at any rate.
As I have been typing I have actually just realised that oddly this does actually link it to the next NTTVBG choice ‘The Girl With The Glass Feet’ by Ali Shaw which itself sounds like a rather unusual love story, so an ideal read at this time of year… Iif you are allowed to read today that is!! We will see next week when I host everything NTTVBG orientated here on Savidge Reads.
So maybe you can help by sharing your very favourite love story? It might throw me in the right direction. What is your favourite love story of all time? I will await your thoughts which you know I love. Hope you have a lovely day lined up too?
(I don’t think I have ever written a post with the word love in it so much, am feeling a bit off kilter.)