It’s a Love Fest

February 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm (The Whim) (, , , , )

Featuring all my favorite lovey-dovey pics from peeps I know…

Hannah in England

Hannah in England

Will Staney proposing to his wife at a Foster the People concert.

Will Staney proposing to his wife at a Foster the People concert.

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Hubby and Me at a Party

Em and Michael

If you don’t think this is sweet, there’s something wrong with you… Emily & Michael.

The Klemms 2006

There we are again… The Klemms 2006

Andrew and Krystal

Andrew and Krystal

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Valentine’s Book Love Art

February 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm (The Whim) (, , , , , , , , )

If you don’t already, you should really follow Bookshelf Porn on Facebook.  Click the image they shared today (Valentine’s 2013) to visit their page.

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Valentine’s Day News

February 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm (Events, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Weekly LoSlugsw Down on Kids Books

Title: Slugs in Love

Author & Illustrator: Susan Pearson and Kevin O’Malley

Join Herbie and MaryLou, two slugs on a farm, in their quest to find each other and true love.  They write poetry and love letters back and forth on garden hoes and barn doors, leave messages in strawberry patches and on tomato vines.  It’s really cute and a household favorite of ours year round, but is especially wonderful when celebrating Valentine’s Day with small children.

 

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As it is the second Thursday of the month, we’ll be journaling at the table in Metaphysics and Health from 7-9 pm.  Bring your love or come alone, either way it should be fun to journal with art together.

Featured on the right is a Valentine’s piece from a journaling/art blog I found today.

If you’re not into journaling, you should still come into HPB Humble before the Valentine’s display comes down.  The Store Inventory Merchandiser did a pretty rockin’ job on it:

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February 2013 at Half Price Books Humble

February 1, 2013 at 12:06 am (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

See you there!

HPB Book Club Spring 13 730

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Poetry night

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Also, we will be journaling together February 14th from 7pm-9pm.

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A Lovely Event

January 24, 2012 at 2:38 am (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Typically, I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.  Its  a day that is seemingly invented for sheer consumerism.  Many people find this ironic, because I am very happily married to my soul mate and love.  The thing is, though, usually I’d rather curl up with a good book as I snuggle my honey, and not worry about what’s going on in the outside world as everyone else worries about things like “Is she going to like this gift?” or “What can I do for him that wont say too much and scare him off?”

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But this year, its been put in perspective of things I love and things I can do to make it more fun.  This year, I’m an Event Coordinator for a bookstore I love and I get to make it what I want.  This year, its about celebrating some of my favorite stories of all time (books like The Scarlet Pimpernel and Time Traveler’s Wife will absolutely be featured, as well as biographies on people like Nicholas and Alexandra and so on) and celebrating a fabulous little Italian restaraunt in Humble that I’ve grown to love.  This year, you can come to the Humble Half Price Bookstore, buy your favorite love story and upon purchase be entered to win a dinner for two to Italiano’s in Humble.  How much fun is that?

What’s even better? We’re doing it on the 10th, not the 14th, so people who already have big plans, or have to work because they are in the retail or service industry, or just don’t want to fight Valentine’s Day traffic can have a low-key but intimate date night with us.  On top of that,  some lucky couple will get to do Valentine’s Day, or some other special day they choose, practically for free!

My hope is that if we get a lot of people in the door, next year more businesses will donate gift cards and the year after that even more people!  We could maybe one day build Valentine’s Day up to a bookstore extravaganza so that even the most non-Valentine-date night people ever, like me, will look forward to the month of February.

So, if you’re in the Houston area, come celebrate Valentine’s on February 10th with me as we bask in the loveliness of books – our mutual true love.

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