Friday, February 14, 2014

T-GIF & Happy Valentine's Day from Your Boswellians!

For our inaugural Friday "T-GiF" post (a week-end-ly celebration of all things Boswell presented in GIF form) your Boswellians would like to say in oh-so-many melancholy tones with heavy, well-timed sighs: if you can't be with the one you love... love the one you GIF. 

Dear Voraciously Reading Valentines, 

It's tragic, but literary love doesn't always end well. No matter what erratic plot twists this Valentine's Day, your Boswellians present classic tales of love and tragedy to see you through this weekend. 

It's a well-known fact that book lovers are the best between the covers. But if you're looking to spice things up this year, Jen recommends a date outdoors for some romance on the moors á la Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. Sharon suggests something nice at a reasonable price, adding that you shouldn't go crazy--but if you do, go crazy with a copy of William Styron's Sophie's Choice. Hannah sighs that love is to die for, especially when your star-crossed lover slips you the Little Master Shakespeare board book version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Anne adds: one surefire way to avoid a case of the Havishams is travel! Wherever you go, take your adoration with your portmanteau--but also pack in that bag a copy of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Jannis chides: don't whine, Valentine! There's no need to be green with envy about someone else's gift since Boswell is always well-stocked with hardcover copies of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars! And no matter what happens from daybreak Friday to your weekend's denouement, just remember that sometimes loving means you're damned if you don't and damned if you do, as in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited

Here's to hot nights in bed with books you love, and Happy Valentine's Day, 

Your Beloved Boswellians 

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