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Heather

My local library has a blind-date-with-a-book display too; it's really charming! (Though when I tried to check one out, I couldn't - I was using a self-checkout machine/didn't feel like waiting to ask a staff member about it, but I suspect there must have been a hold on it).

iliana

I love the blind-date with a book idea. I wish my library was doing something like this. I think you've got the ride idea of treating yourself to your own valentine present. At least you know, it'll be something you'll enjoy! And, I can't wait to see your finished project.

Danielle

Isn't it a great idea--it must be the trend at the moment. Too bad you couldn't check out the book you picked--I'm surprised they didn't clear the books of holds before they put them on display, but then sometimes weird things happen! Aren't you curious now what the book was?!

Danielle

I don't work on displays--mostly it is the reference department--I must say they have had some really good displays of late, but I thought this one especially fun and I keep seeing patrons stopping and checking it out. I hope to finish the stitching on my pincushion (that is what I will turn it into) this weekend. And I have a good idea what I will buy for myself, too! :)

John Edwards

Jo and I will probably go for a meal and I'll buy her some flowers but we usually don't do it until the end of the month. I'm not mean but I really object to paying three times the usual price for flowers just because it's 14th Feb!
Whatever you do I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day - a date with Humphrey Bogart perhaps. :-)

Stefanie

Did you have a blind date? Your stitching project is zooming along and looking lovely!

cathy

I shared your blind date idea w my library this morning...& they started it this afternoon! Thanks for a great idea. I'll let you know what feedback they get.

cath

It completely escaped me that it will be Valentine's day next week. So unromantic I have become..:) Thank you for reminding me and thus giving me the chance to better my life. Your stitching looks good!

Kathy

We don't usually do anything about Valentine's Day in my family--it's just never been a tradition for us. That said, I'm planning to call my dad and step mom to tell them I love them. My parents are now of an age that I can't take them for granted anymore, and I need to keep in better touch. I recently called my mom, so she's not being left out--:) I might even do something nice for my husband and son--I'm feeling a little extra loving right now, and since we don't usually mark the date, it will be a nice surprise for them.

Danielle

Actually it is quite nice to think you will have a treat to look forward to later on and why not celebrate some other day and make it special?! It is a little crazy here with all the flower and chocolate-buying! I am actually planning on going to a free screening of the Audrey Hepburn movie Sabrina. I managed to snag a ticket--hopefully it won't be all couples--but I suspect not. Anyway, the theater will be dark so it won't matter if I am alone anyway!!

Danielle

Alas, I know which books are (mostly) under wraps so I will let others enjoy the surprise. Maybe I will get some book mail (even though I will have ordered it) and will have something of my own to open tomorrow. And I am nearly finished with the pincushion--literally just a few more motifs left to put in!

Danielle

That is so cool--you'll have to let me know how it goes. I think we have checked out a lot of books off my table as I can hear my coworker wrapping more books each day.

Danielle

I'm not sure really if I even am romantic these days--I have no opportunity to be so! :) I am sure there are more places on the earth where people won't be buying Valentines! I think I would rather have a special treat on some other day anyway!

Danielle

That's actually much more the spirit of the day anyway--to tell someone you love them and are thinking of them! I know what you mean by paying extra attention and appreciating time spent together. Have fun whatever you decide to do with your husband and son!

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