In Review: The Week of February 11th

This week was a real love fest with a bookish matchmaking quiz (find your next read!), Valentine’s-Day-inspired bookplates (easy to download!), books for all varieties of love (we forgot pizza though!), love poems, and more.


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On the Blog

~ Our Do-Lit-Yourself was inspired by Valentine’s Day with downloadable bookplates for your lit-loving person. (Because books are better than chocolate.)~ Our matchmaking quiz was designed to help you book a date with your next great love (aka book).~ Whether self-love or queer love, love is love so we rounded up 5 books for all kinds of lovers this Valentine’s Day.~ Love poems in Don Brestler’s Poems for Ingrid (Bayeux Arts) inspired this month’s cocktail recipe fit for the bah-humbugs and lovers alike

Around the Web

~ The Guardian weighs in on the bad life advice corner of the internet (/ is this an Onion article?) which includes getting rid of your books to please men. (No dice.)


~ So go ahead and spark up your bookshelf with these bookcase lighting ideas.~ Paperback pioneer and co-founder of Bantam Betty Ballantine died this week at the age of 99.

What Else We’re Reading

Staff Tan “loved every page” of Keith Maillard’s  Twin Studies (Freehand Books) an epic novel about gender and identity.