With the Day of Luuurrve - otherwise known as Valentines Day - fast approaching (who could miss all those gaudy pink and red store displays?) I've unavoidably started thinking about some of my favorite couples in literature. Valentines is actually one of my favorite holidays - ever since I made my first over-sized, red construction paper heart card practically drenched in glitter I knew this was a day for me. It could also be attributed to the copious amounts of sugar (petite sour hearts!) and chocolate (Dove dark chocolate!) I usually consume. But I digress.As I briefly mentioned before, this year I wanted to do something special to celebrate the upcoming holiday by spotlighting some notable and unforgettable literary couples. After brainstorming for a bit, I began thinking that some of you might want to weigh in on the deliberations. Considerate of me, huh? So I'm going to open this up and host a two-week long Literary Love fest to determine the most memorable, the most heart-rate spiking, the most extraordinary literary couples you've had the privilege to meet.
Don't be shy - and don't worry about genre - feel free to pull couples from any book: young adult, fantasy, classics, chick lit, general fiction, anywhere. Starting RIGHT NOW I'm looking for the ones that still make you sigh years later and the ones you've just happened to meet but that you just can't get out of your head. I also have a couple of marvy bloggers ready to dish about their favorite bookish couple including the lovely Rhiannon Hart, Angie of Angieville, Aimee of My Fluttering Heart, and Brenda of Brenda Loves Books. I promise, you aren't going to want to miss out on all the fun!
Here's how it will work:
February 1st - 6th: Nominate your favorite Literary Love couple in the comments
February 7th - 14th: Polls Open. Vote early and spread the word so that your favorite couple makes the cut
February 14th: the Literary Love winner will be revealed
To make this a little sweeter for everyone all around, I'm going to add a giveaway to the mix. I'll be giving away some bookish swag and a copy of Ash by Malinda Lo - a simply lovely retelling of Cinderella (my review). Every time you suggest a couple for Literary Love, you earn an entry. Every time you vote for a couple, you earn an entry. Every time you send someone to See Michelle Read to vote or make a submission, you get an entry (just make sure they tell me you sent them). Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy.
So, tell me. Who is your favorite Literary Love couple?