Okay, so I thought long and hard about this for about 24 hours. Or five minutes, whatever, you don’t know my life!
I thought about all the lovely things I could do for you guys today, what books you should read, what you can do instead of being sad that you don’t have someone (if you don’t, I’m sure some of you do) and just generally trying to lift your spirits if they are down or enhancing them if they are already up.
I was going to do another Love Stories list, favourite quotes, all that jazz but then I really and truly searched my books, my soul, and my heart and thought there was only one love story that I think you should read this year. (No, it’s not Harry Potter. That’ll be the first shock since I’m always promoting the several different kinds of love stories in it from friendship to romance…okay, forget it, go read Harry Potter!)
But seriously, sure, you can read all the Jude Deverauxs you want, they are good love stories. (Hell, I’m reading Wild Orchid today.) But of all the love stories I’ve read and enjoyed there is one that is both friendship and romance rolled into one. Where the female isn’t perfect and the male isn’t some dirt bag with a heart of gold.
If you haven’t already guessed, I’ll tell:
Outlander. Diana Gabaldon.
That’s it. That’s my one and only suggestion for today. You go and get that book and I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down and you’ll even be happy that these characters are together and completely forget that you are alone. If you are. Like I said, some people have romantic entanglements today. Congratulations on finding your lobster.
Otherwise, don’t let the muggles get you down, go spend time with Jamie Fraser. We all need him in our lives. And Tom Hiddleston. Never forget Tom Hiddleston.
Seriously, I think I’m going to have an Avengers marathon tonight. Who needs a boyfriend when you have Loki?
Constant vigilance, love and light, be kind to yourself little ducks.