Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentine's Day - Nonfiction Edition
Remember the Sweet Things by Ellen Greene
Greene kept a list of all the things her husband did for her on Valentine's Day over the years. Publisher's Weekly calls this memoir "a gentle and genuine reminder that the smallest things in life are the most precious."
Valentines by Ted Kooser
Poems that former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has sent on postcards to women (2600 in 2006 alone!) every Valentine's Day since 1986.
Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart
A third of all cut flowers are sold on Valentine's Day, according to this book on the global flower industry. The epilogue is a behind-the-scenes look at a Manhattan florist's on February 14, the busiest day of the year.
Making Your Own Cards by Lynda Watts
Chapter 3, "With Love", has beautiful designs for two different valentines.
Paula Deen Celebrates! by Paula Deen
Paula Deen's recipes for this "romantical" holiday include crab-stuffed shrimp and molten lava cakes.