I started compiling a Valentine's Day playlist on Spotify (what, doesn't everybody?) so here's a sample of Valentine's music for you guys.
This is like my favorite scene ever in an animated movie. It's just...just...*flails*. I couldn't possibly write a Valentine's post without including this scene. Because it's basically the sweetest, most romantic thing in existence. <3
In case any of you didn't know, Francesca Battistelli is probably my favorite singer. Her music is so wonderful and encouraging. This song in particular I think is lovely and perfectly suited to Valentine's Day.
This soundtrack is beautiful. It's one of my favorite soundtracks, ranking up there with Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. Of course, it shouldn't come as a surprise since I seem to find a way to mention this movie in nearly every post I write. (Not even sorry. XD)
Aaand, I stumbled across this photo of donuts on Pinterest. They looked yum so I naturally decided to tantalize you all with them. You're welcome.
|(I'm drooling over here.)|
My friend Tracey over at Adventure Awaits (which is essentially sunshine in blog form) has recently started a linkup called Lovely Books (which you can check out HERE). Since February is the month of love, she decided to share the book love every Saturday this month with posts featuring some different aspect of books. This week's category was covers and titles. True, what's inside the book matters most, but you have to admit that there's something about a gorgeous cover or title that makes you indescribably happy.
Of course, I obviously couldn't resist. I've been wanting to post something bookish, and Tracey read my mind. (She has telepathic powers, I'm sure of it.) So without further ado, here's a very, very small sampling of my favorite bookish bindings!
(Please note: I don't necessarily endorse the content of all of these books. I just love the covers.)
|Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson|
|Liberator by Bryan Davis|
|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll|
|Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie|
|Illusionarium by Heather Dixon|
|The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson|
|The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis|
|Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen|
|Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren|
|Beyond the Reflection's Edge by Bryan Davis|
Let's be honest here: having a violin on a book cover automatically makes that cover awesome. It just does. Case in point.
|Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley|
|A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr|
|Search for the Shadow Key by Wayne Thomas Batson|
|An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund|
|The End of All Things by Jill Williamson|
|Passenger by Alexandra Bracken|
|The Sky Riders by Christopher Hopper|
|Kingdom's Edge by Chuck Black|
|Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery|
~ Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti
~ Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
~ Moonlight Masquerade by Ruth Axtell
~ The Errant King by Wayne Thomas Batson
~ The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
~ The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
~ Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
~ Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
~ Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren
~ Lady Moon by Rachel Starr Thomson
~ Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
~ The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade
~ Starlighter by Bryan Davis
~ The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
~ Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
~ Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I know there are dozens and dozens of other titles that I love, but for sake of time, I'll stop there. There really isn't any rhyme or reason to the titles I like. I usually go for the unusual titles, the ones with a word that I don't see used very often (The Errant King, Gaudy Night). Sometimes titles with the character's name in it (Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Ubervilles) will catch my eye. Like I said, it's pretty random
Many thanks to the wonderful Tracey Dyck for starting this linkup! This post is a bit late in publication (I was supposed to write it on Wednesday *cough*), but hey, at least I got it finished! ;)
I'm leaving you with this Studio C sketch because you lovely readers deserve all the awesome things. (Warning: Studio C is highly addictive. Don't come to me with your complaints if you whittle away two hours on YouTube.)