Valentine’s Day is only a few days away! For us, Valentine’s Day is all about sharing books with the one we love. This Thursday from 5-8 at the Art Lovers’ Soiree, Maggie will have a fantastic selection of books perfect for your special someone. Here are a couple of the books she has chosen.
Love Poems by Pablo Neruda has been published as a gorgeous paperback that can easily fit in one hand. This collection of poetry is absolutely beautiful. With each poem, this collection gives you the translated version on the right and the original Spanish on the left. And these poems definitely sound more romantic when read in Spanish. One of my favorites in this collection is ‘Your Feet.’ It ends with this fantastic sentence: “But I love your feet/only because they walked/upon the earth and upon/the wind and upon the waters,/until they found me.”
William Shakespeare is another poet of love. Penguin Classics has published a beautiful edition of The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare, befitting of the poetry within. We LOVE the Penguin Classics and any of them would be a great Valentine’s Day gift, but this is our all-time favorite for this occasion. Who wouldn’t swoon over this cover?
And over in Oz, I have pulled together some of our favorite books for your little loves.
What girl doesn’t love vintage illustrations? Vintage Valentines are adorable and a perfect gift/craft way to spend time with your little ones around this holiday. Pete the Cat is a store favorite and he has a new Valentine’s Day story that also includes 12 Valentine’s Day Cards and stickers. Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool is just as cute as the other Pete stories. We will be reading this story at Story Time this Saturday at 11:00!
And finally, for the teenager in your life (or the twenty/thirty/forty-something), Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. Hannah, Elizabeth, and I all agree it is the BEST book in the series — and a perfect Valentine’s Day book. Hannah talked about Cinder here and I talked about Scarlet here, so if you haven’t read this series, we HIGHLY recommend it!