Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Salon - Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day!

The other day I was reading a post at Alayne's great blog, The Crowded Leaf, about her favorite romantic fiction; I don't really read romance novels per se, but some of my favorite romantic literary fiction includes

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, the quintessential Gothic romance,

Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, because- does it really get any better than Scarlett and Rhett?

A Very Long Engagement, by Sebastian Japrisot, a sweet and passionate love story set in the post-World War I France about a young woman searching for her missing fiancé, and of course,

Possession, by A.S. Byatt, about two pairs of literary lovers- one in the present and one in the past.

What are your favorite romantic reads?

My husband and I will have a nice dinner at home this evening capped by some homemade crème brulées; I hope you have a great Valentine's Day whatever your plans are!

You can read more Sunday Salon here.

21 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, your Valentine's Day plans sound enticing!

My Salon (and plans) are here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-salon_14.html

Scobberlotcher said...

those are great romantic reads. I would include The English Patient on my romantic reads list. Happy Valentine's Day.

Lenore said...

I love Sebastian Japrisot! A Very Long Engagement is great, but my favorite is Trap for Cinderella.

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Valentine's Day :D

Book Dilettante said...

Am reading a love story of sorts, or rather listening to the audio book - Water for Elephants. suspenseful. Enjoy your Valentine dinner!

naida said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your dinner!
I agree, it doesnt get any better than Scarlett & Rhett :)
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brichtabooks said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

My favorite romantic read is The Time Traveler's Wife. I think Clare and Henry are my favorite literary couple. Also Rob and Renee in Love Is a Mix Tape are a close second. They were a real couple too, which makes it even better!

bermudaonion said...

I'm with you on Gone With the Wind. Happy Valentine's Day!

TheEccentricLady said...

I'm not a romance reader at all but the most romantic book I have read lately is The Time Traveler's Wife. It just gets my heart beating thinking of the story! Enjoy your day!

Pour of Tor said...

Oh, A Very Long Engagement was so marvelous. I never liked any of Japrisot's other novels as much, sadly. Maybe I should give a few more a try.

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Homemade creme brulee sounds amazing!

Alexia561 said...

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Your plans sound lovely. Enjoy!

bkclubcare said...

YUM! Creme Brulee! Did they turn out perfect? Hope so.

mattviews said...

Happy (belated) Valentine's day to you. We stayed in for dinner since all the restaurants here are packed for V-Day and Chinese New Year. We read our cards to each other and went out just for cocktails. A Very Long Engagement is one book I have meant to read for a very long time!

reviewsbylola said...

I agree with you--it really doesn't get much better than Scarlett and Rhett!

jewwishes said...

Jane Eyre is my all time favorite.

Possession ranks number 2.

The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme, by Andrei Makine

The Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Susan Vreeland

All Our Worldly Goods, by Irene Nemirovsky

Jeanne said...

Water for Elephants IS a very romantic book, although I don't tend to think of it that way.

Dar said...

Glad you two had a nice Valentines. Jane Eyre and Gone With the Wind are two of my most favorites!

Zibilee said...

Possession is indeed a very romantic read, but I am at a loss to come up with a favorite, as it has been such a long time since I have read anything remotely romantic! I hope you had a very wonderful Valentine's Day and that you enjoyed your time with your sweetie!

Serena said...

I hope you had a great holiday. Mine was mindless and relaxing...we cooked together and watched the olympics.

Alayne said...

Possession is a really great romance, one I even like the movie-version of.
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.